Towson grad Kacy Catanzaro shatters record on 'American Ninja Warrior'

  • Airing: 9 p.m. Mondays  What to expect: "ANW" is multiple levels of adult-size jungle-gym-on-steriods challenges for body fat-less people. Hold on to that giant wooden cylindrical thing!  Guilty rating: 5. "ANW" alternates between thrilling, hilarious (when people fall, often into water) and cheesy (certain athletes get random, weepy back stories). But let's be honest -- we all just like seeing people fall.
Airing: 9 p.m. Mondays What to expect: "ANW" is multiple… (NBC / Peter Larsen/NBC )
July 15, 2014|By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun

She stands just five-feet tall and weighs less than some pumpkins, but that didn't stop Kacy Catanzaro from dominating last night's episode of "American Ninja Warrior."

A Towson University grad, Catanzaro became the first woman to complete one of the final obstacle courses and advance to the show's ultimate challenge, Mt. Midoriyama.

Catanzaro, who is apparently 95 percent muscle and 5 percent beaming smile, used skills she honed on Towson's gymnastics team to tackle obstacles such as the salmon climb, the swinging frames, the spider climb, and other feats rarely seen outside of a Spider-Man film.

The diminutive 100-pound athlete even managed to defy gravity by running up a wall, a move that drew gasps from the audience and perplexed the ghost of Isaac Newton.

Catanzaro's performance has inspired legions of fans who made #mightykacy trend on Twitter Tuesday.

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