Stuntwoman Breaks Barriers On American Ninja Warrior

by Z Living Contributor

Females can workout and compete with men, and one athlete has made that abundantly clear this season on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Let her accomplishments inspire your own fitness goals.

Stuntwoman Jessie Graff recently became the most accomplished female in the history of the show with a record-breaking performance. Wearing a Wonder Woman costume, she became the first woman to complete a new qualifying course in Los Angeles, and the first to summit a new version of the dangerous Warped Wall obstacle, which ended the run. 

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A stuntwoman on the CBS show Supergirl, Graff’s story garnered much attention leading to her next qualifying round performance in LA on the evening of July 11th. She finished in 2nd place, the highest ranking for any woman in an ANW qualifier, making it all the way to ninth obstacle. Her biggest test in this competition was "The Wedge" — where she shimmied between two angled walls, hanging from a pole — a challenge she was the first athlete of the evening to complete. 

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This latest LA accomplishment secured Graff a spot in this summer’s American Ninja Warrior Finals in Las Vegas. The accomplished athlete is part of a large spike of female competitors participating in the coveted American Ninja Warrior competition, a raw assertion of female strength in the near-impossible-to-beat obstacle course show. 

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Photo credit: @jessiegraffpwr

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