This has been an amazing season for women in American Ninja Warrior. Never before in the previous five years that ANW has been on TV has a woman been able to complete the qualifying course. This year it all changed. Three women, Kacy Catanzaro, Michelle Warnky, and Meagan Martin were able to complete the course. Check out their amazing story’s.
Kacy Catanzaro is a division one gymnast of the year out of Towson University. She is just 5′ and 100 lbs. She started competing in gymnastics at the age of six. Kacy has a career goal is to become a Kindergarten teacher. She has been training all year with Brent Steffensen who is also her boyfriend. On June 2nd 2014, Kacy became the first woman to complete the qualifying course on American Ninja Warrior. Catch her amazing history making moment below.
You can also see her audition video for season 6 here.
Michelle Warnky is a 29 Years old Personal Trainer from Columbus, OH. She host Amercian Ninja Warrior competitions at her gym named Warnky Warriors. She has guest trainers for her competitions like, Paul Kasemir, David “Flip” Rodriguez, Drew Drechsel, and Jamie Rahn (Captain NBC). Michelle is very competitive and loves to play all kinds of sports. Her father is her biggest fan and competes with her to keep her on her toes. An extremely brave woman, she even lived in Kazakhstan for 5 years to teach english as a second language. She has been an avid Rock Climber for over 20 years. At just 5’4″ she has an amazing stride. On June 9th 2014, she became the second woman to complete the American Ninja Warrior qualifying course, and did it in just 3:08.94. Check out her run below.
You can also see her audition video below.
Meagan Martin is a 24 year old gymnast, pole vaulter, and a competitive boulderer. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. For more info on Bouldering click here. She has been Rock Climbing since 2001 and is a division one pole vaulter at Vanderbilt University. First Woman to complete the Devil Steps. She is only 5′ 4″ and 135 pounds and her nickname is #MightyMeagan. This was her first attempt on American Ninja Warrior and became the third woman to complete the qualifying course. She did it in just 4:46.29. Check out her run below.
A Historical Year for American Ninja Warrior
These women are an inspiration to anyone that anything is possible. They have proven most definitely that women can be fierce competitors. I hope to see many more first this year on American Ninja Warrior and I think the three amazing women can make it happen. Let all tune and cheer them on. The next episode of ANW is on Monday the 7th of July and will be the Venice Beach Finals. Check it out on NBC.