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Former NCAA Gymnast Kacy Catanzaro Becomes First Woman to Conquer 'American Ninja Warrior' Course (VIDEO)

( [email protected] ) Jul 16, 2014 12:36 PM EDT


NCAA's Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to complete the obstacle course challenge on NBC's American Ninja Warrior television series.

Standing at 5'0 tall and weighing just 100 lbs, "Mighty Kacy" made the daunting obstacle course run look like a child playing with the monkey bars and swings at incredible ease.

But look again if you think these obstacles are easy, one of them included a "Warped Wall" where athletes must get a running start to scale the 17-foot-high curved wall, which is over three times taller than her. The announcer, who was a former NFL player, was in complete amazement. 

The former Division I Towson University gymnast also conquered "Mt. Midoriyama," a 70 foot steel structure that few have reached, let alone conquered. The petite and pretty woman inspired women and girls as many took to Twitter and Facebook to express their admirations.

"#kacycatanzaro Did Awesome and brought tears to my eyes! She is an inspiration for women and girls..." 

"I wanna be her! Pretty & strong! @KacyCatanzaro First Female To Ever Get Through #AmericanNinjaCourse!"

 Catanzaro was also named the ECAC Gymnast of the Year while being part of the school's 2009 and 2010 ECAC championship teams. In addition to her boyfriend's coaching, her years of training as a gymnast have paid off in the most amazing way!

American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro
(via Facebook)