For those would like to get a sneak peak at the athleticism of Tennessee Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley, they can do so this weekend.
Wimbley taped a segment of “American Ninja Warrior” back in March, about a month before he signed with the Titans for $35 million over five years.
The show airs on Saturday at on the G4 Network and on NBC Monday night at 8 p.m. CDT.
“It was a great experience for me. I got to meet people who are celebrities in that world,” said Wimbley.
As for how he did in the competition, Wimbley was fairly pleased, although he fell just short of making it to the finals that were held in Las Vegas.
“I got through the first day pretty well and the second day, well, I’ll let you watch that. But it was fun,” Wimbley said. “I made it through the first rounds all the way to the semifinals.”
“American Ninja Warrior” is a show that puts contestants through an obstacle course-style endeavor with the ability to complete the events the top priority and the time it takes to do so as the second factor that determines the results.
“It was just a long obstacle course. You’re jumping over some water on these little ledges. You have to slide down a little pole. You have to run and jump and climb a 15-foot wall. There’s a whole bunch of stuff,” Wimbley said
Wimbley said he noticed some similarities to what the Titans do in training, but that his 6-4, 255-pound frame probably worked against him in the competition.
“Some of the stuff we do in training is similar how they train,” he said. “But they have an advantage because they’re smaller people. When you go in there with a lot of weight, it’s difficult.”