Former Gymnast Kacy Catanzaro Wows 'American Ninja Warrior' (Video)


Kacy Catanzaro, a former Division I gymnast from Towson University, wowed the audience of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" on Monday night.

Catanzaro became the first woman to complete the course during a competition in Dallas (video below).

According to, Catanzaro "was the NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year and the ECAC Gymnast of the Year, while being part of Towson's 2009 and 2010 ECAC championship teams."

At only five feet tall and 100 pounds, Catanzaro was able to pull herself across a suspended bridge with rings and complete other gut-wrenching feats such as the "Log Grip" and "Salmon Ladder."

“I’ve seen greatness during my NFL career,” said American Ninja Warrior host and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, noted TIME. “I’ve been in awe of people, but I am really in awe of Kacy.”

“We are seeing one of the greatest competitors, man or woman, we have ever seen in America Ninja Warrior,” added co-host Matt Iseman.

Catanzaro will next compete in Las Vegas on the treacherous Mt. Midoriyama course, which no one has ever completed.

Sources: TIME and


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