NM man competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Created: 06/23/2014 4:31 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The action-packed reality show "American Ninja Warrior" follows competitors as they tackle some of the hardest obstacles ever made. One of those competitors that you will see on Monday’s episode is one of New Mexico’s very own.

Before the sun comes up, Anthony Scott shows up to work and focuses on the day ahead.

"Here, you have to be strong mentally. With the hours that we work, with the situation that we deal with, at any given moment, danger's around the corner," Scott said, when referring to his job as a corrections officer.

That mental focus will help Anthony in his quest to conquer what many have tried and failed to do: become the first American Ninja Warrior.

"There have been other guys who've done it in Japan, but to be the first American to have that title would be a big deal," he said.

Scott submitted a video to American Ninja Warrior saying why he should be given a shot, showing his physical capabilities, his background, and his personality.

Scott will get that chance tonight. He'll not only try to prove himself, but to also inspire the inmates who have nobody to look up to.

"It's important to me to really try to bring this home to New Mexico because I'm here every day in this jail. I see the inmates every day. Somebody has got to give them something positive to look at," Scott stated.

If he makes it past the obstacle course tonight, he will go to the finals in Las Vegas. If he wins there, he'll be this year's "American Ninja Warrior" and win $500,000.

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