This tournament first aired in Autumn 1999. This is the tournament where crab fisherman Kazuhiko Akiyama acheived Total Victory and became the first of three Grand Champions of Ninja Warrior, the others being Makoto Nagano in Sasuke 17, and Yuuji Urushihara in both Sasuke 24 and Sasuke 27.
Results for competetors who reached Stage 3 or Higher(below)
No.86 Kazuhiko Akiyama TOTAL VICTORY
No.81 Naoki Iketani failed Pipe Slider/3rd
No.40 Eiichi Miura failed Pipe Slider/3rd
No.3 Hiroyuki Asaoka failed Pipe Slider/3rd
No.94 Travis Schrader Disqualified on Pipe Slider/3rd
No.100 Katsumi Yamada failed Cliff Hanger/3rd
No.97 Kane Kosugi failed Cliff Hanger/3rd
No.95 Hiroaki Yoshizaki failed Cliff Hanger/3rd
No.51 Takuyu Ueda failed Cliff Hanger/3rd
No.43 Takayuki Kawashima failed Cliff Hanger/3rd
No.64 Shusuke Sato failed Pole Jump/3rd
NOTE:When Schrader Attempted the Pipe Slider he pushed one side harder than the other and the pipe slipped off the track and was hanging by the wires therefore going off course.