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Berkeley Heights Ninja Anthony DeFranco Advances to 'American Ninja Warrior' National Finals

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Update as of August 14, 2017 at 10:17 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston alumn Anthony DeFranco advances to the 'American Ninja Warrior' National Finals in Las Vegas, NV to be aired on September 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

DeFranco placed 9th in the City Finals in Cleveland [aired Monday, August 14, 2017], making it to the Nail Clipper obstacle in a time of 4:03.32 before his run came to an end. The top 15 males and top two females qualified to advance to the National Finals. The only two Ninja's to complete the course were the Ninja Weatherman Joe Moravsky and Ninja Super Hero Jamie Rahn.

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After advancing to the Las Vegas finals last year after placing 11th in the City Finals in Philadelphia, DeFranco will return to glory as he takes center stage in primetime Monday, September 4 in the National Finals at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Check back with TAPinto Berkeley Heights for DeFranco's results and for future plans for this Berkeley Heights Ninja.

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