BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Local fans are tuning into NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" to see if hometown favorite Anthony DeFranco will make it to the Vegas Finals of the NBC summer hit show.

For the second year in a row, Anthony DeFranco earned the "Fastest Run of the Night," tying Ninja Weatherman, Joe Moravsky that aired on July 10.

After advancing to the Las Vegas finals last year after placing 11th in the City Finals in Philadelphia, DeFranco looks to make another return to glory as he takes center stage in primetime Monday, August 14 in the Cleveland qualifiers at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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

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