If you have ever flipped on the tube after eating a ball of pot, settled on the most invigorating display of human physical abilities available on network television, American Ninja Warrior, and thought, “I could hang onto that chunk of plastic if money was on the line,” I’m here to say you are wrong! Like, so wrong!
In 2016, stunt woman and all-around amazing athlete Jessie Graff went viral after she became the first woman to ever complete Stage 1 of America Ninja Warrior. Now she’s the first woman to ever complete Stage 2 in American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World.
“We lived in the middle of the woods; she was a single mom and we just constantly in these impossible situations where we would be snowed in,” says Jessie Graff, stunt woman and Team Ninja Warrior sensation, about the inspiration she got from her mother. “Nobody could get to our house, we were out of groceries, the…
Children have naturally different levels of daring, but little girls are told to be careful far more frequently than little boys. Watching a five-year-old girl encouraged by her dad to climb on top of a shed, then jump from that shed to another shed, is wonderfully refreshing.
Jessie Graff is a stunt person who has worked on Supergirl and, conveniently, an actual super woman. On Monday, she made history by becoming the first woman to complete Stage 1 on American Ninja Warrior. If you’re not a fan, that might not mean anything to you, but if you watch her dominate the obstacle course it…
On Monday, SB Nation, perhaps remembering what it’s good at, posted an advertisement for a newly created job. It is the singularity of internet jobs—at once specialized and meaningless, creative and soulless, for the sports fan and the physical idiot. It is the best job in the world. It is a full-time contract for one…
Kacy Catanzaro, the tiny American Ninja Warrior competitor who blew our minds by conquering that crazy obstacle course with her 5 foot/100 pound self, does not have arms long enough to box with God — the one that made that ANW course, anyway.
Full of excitement about being the first woman to make it to the American Ninja Warrior finals, Kacy Catanzaro spoke to Vulture about why she's so amazing. Stop it, she's blushing!
Kacy Catanzaro is five foot nothin', one hundred nothin', and just became the first woman to compete a physical obstacle course so challenging that it hobbles many athletic male gym rats who attempt it.