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'American Ninja Warrior' Crowns First Winner



    "American Ninja Warrior" has finally found its ultimate warrior.

    Pro rock climber Isaac Caldiero was able to best the Area 51 and Psycho Chain obstacles in order to take home the big win on Monday night in the NBC hit's season seven finale, making him the first athlete to ever to win the grand prize. 

    E! News caught up with Caldiero after his groundbreaking win in Las Vegas, where he admitted he's "still in awe" over the $1 million dollar prize.

    "I mean it's amazing to think about, like I've never made or lived off more than $10,000 a year," Caldiero told E!'s Ken Baker of his serious pay-bump. "So to all of a sudden...like I can't even imagine what it's going to be like...the future is unknown."

    And according to Caldiero, his girlfriend Laura Kisana, a fellow competitor, could be a future winner. While a female has yet to win the competition, Caldiero said, "There's definitely some little Ninjettes out there, Laura including. She's one of the top female athletes and I think she has what it takes!"

    To hear more from Caldiero and the "American Ninja Warrior" hosts about the big finale and why the winner is "Clark Kent," press play on our interviews with them above.

    "America Ninja Warrior" was renewed for an eighth season, which will being filming in Spring 2016.

    And don't worry if you missed the three-hour finale and Isaac's big win as Esquire Network is re-airing it beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    (E!, NBC and Esquire are part of the NBC Universal family.)

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