Chicago area residents to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior' TV show Aug. 19

Submitted by Erika Jean
Updated 8/14/2019 8:00 PM

Chicago area residents Brandon Mears (St. Charles) and Dan Polizzi (Oswego), also known as "The Towers of Power," are a firefighting duo competing on the hit TV show "American Ninja Warrior."

On July 8, 2019, we saw Mears and Polizzi compete in the city qualifying round in Cincinnati where they competed against more than 100 athletes. The duo finished in the top 30, which qualified them for the city finals airing on NBC on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. CST.


"The Towers of Power" have been competing on the show for seven seasons and although they have each made it to the Las Vegas national finals in the past, they have never both made it to the finals in the same season. If Mears and Polizzi can finish in the top 12 on Aug. 19, it will be their first time competing together in the Las Vegas finals.

Mears is a 37-year-old firefighter and paramedic in Streamwood and Polizzi is a 37-year-old firefighter and paramedic in Aurora.

Although they are older than the majority of their competitors, they are still two of the "hottest!"

About American Ninja Warrior

"American Ninja Warrior" is an action-packed television series which follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. Those who 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. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1,000,000.

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