Former Towson University gymnast hits a milestone on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Kacy Catanzaro breaks female 'Warrior" barrier

June 04, 2014|By Jordan Bartel | The Baltimore Sun

For many "American Ninja Warrior" competitors, the warped wall is an insurmountable challenge. But Kacy Catanzaro is not one of those warriors.

On Monday's episode of NBC's reality extreme challenge show, Catanzaro, a former Towson University gymnast, became the first female in the show's history to scale the warped wall, moving on to the next round of competition.

Catanzaro, who also competed on the show last year, repeatedly jumped up and down in sheer elation after she got to the top of the wall during the qualifying round. 

The Towson community was quick to tweet its support. "Kacy rocked the warped wall! Way to go Kacy!!!" Towson Gymnastics, @Towson_GYM, tweeted Monday night.

Catanzaro, via Twitter at @KacyCatanzaro, showed her appreciation. "Thank you so much for all of the kind words and encouragement!" she tweeted Tuesday. "It means the world to me! I love you all! ;)

"American Ninja Warrior" airs 9 p.m. Mondays.

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