Anthony Jake Murray, 27/M/midair, waited for five days in the cold last May to show off his freakish running, jumping, and climbing skills on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, only to have his dream denied.

But he's not giving up. Did Kevin Bacon give up with the senior prom on the line? Hell no! '80s training montage!

Murray filmed this Footloose tryout video at his local gym in Denver, where he enjoys climbing, skateboarding, and working (sometimes). If there's any justice, you'll see him on ANW next summer.

[h/t Reddit]