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PJ Granger Headed To Las Vegas To Compete In American Ninja Warrior
Updated August 11, 2015 7:54 AM
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PJ Granger and wife Ashley
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(BEDFORD) - Hometown hero PJ Granger is headed to Las Vegas to compete in American Ninja Warrior.

The Pittsburgh qualifying episode aired last night on NBC.

Granger was tripped up by the "Floating Monkey Bars" during Monday night's airing of the Pittsburgh city finals, but his effort was good enough for a top 15 finish and a trip to Las Vegas.

The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. One hundred competitors will run in the finals.

"It has been a life-changing experience. I have obstacle courses in the house, in the back yard and use the area bridges, friend's decks, anywhere can become an obstacle course or a challenge," Granger added. "I have spent thousands of hours and traveled thousands of miles to land a spot on the show."

Those that successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan.

Granger credits the loving support of his wife Ashley for him making it this far.

"Ashley has just been amazing. She and our daughter Lennon Blue have been my biggest supporters," Granger added. "The residents of Bedford have been wonderful offering words of encouragement and support. It has been amazing."

The winner will take home a grand prize of $1,000,000. Although many have come close, no competitor has yet to achieve total victory and claim the prize. Granger hopes to be the first.

The show will air in late August or early September.

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