Last night Esquire Network dropped the premiere of its new series Team Ninja Warrior, a reality competition spin-off of American Ninja Warrior that watches athletes go head-to-head on obstacle courses as teams rather than individually. To prepare for what is certainly going to be some action-packed reality television, Complex's Sean Evans flew out to the Alpha Warrior Gym in San Antonio, Texas to challenge the show's star and the only female to ever complete an ANW Finals course, Kacy "Mighty Kacy" Catanzaro. She became a social media phenomenon with her American Ninja Warrior 6 Finals run, which was viewed millions of times.
To account for the fact that Sean is neither a professional athlete nor a reigning champion of any reality-based competition, TNW gave him a 30-second head start, "which is basically nothing," he adds, "so I got my ass kicked. Naturally." Check out the clip above and be sure to catch the series from Esquire Network on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.