American Ninja Warrior is a reality TV show in which athletes compete in an obstacle course race that requires a combination of strength, agility and quickness. The show has grown in popularity, mainly because most people don’t finish the course—only a handful of the hundred who have tried have actually made it through.
Athletes like CrossFitters, parkour enthusiasts and meatheads show up to compete, confident that their muscles will get them to the finish line. Then they fail miserably. It’s equally thrilling and hilarious.
Well, that all changed yesterday at the 2014 Dallas Finals, when Kacy Catanzaro, a former D-I gymnast from Towson University, muscled her way to the finish line. The 5-foot, 100-pound collegiate gymnast of the year easily climbed her way to the finish line, becoming the first female to be named American Ninja Warrior.
Check out the video below to see Catanzaro dominate the competition, all with a smile on her face.
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