Bring on stage 2! Jessie Graff made American Ninja Warrior history when she became the first woman to complete the stage 1 obstacle course during the National Finals in Las Vegas. Watch the video above to see her incredible triumph!
In the Monday, August 29, episode, the Supergirl stuntwoman, 32, took on the Mount Midoriyama course along with the top competitors from the qualifying rounds, which takes place in several cities across the country. Graff placed second at the qualifier in Los Angeles.
The former college pole vaulter totally dominated the treacherous and extremely challenging course. She seriously impressed fans — and even the announcers — by successfully completing obstacles including the Giant Log Grip, Propeller Bar, Jumping Spider and Warped Wall.
The athlete, who was wearing a Green Lantern two-piece outfit, had 2 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the course, and she hit the buzzer with 12.39 seconds to spare. She came in fourth of the eight finishers in week one of the stage 1 course.
Graff opened up to ESPN about her epic, historic run and the “tricky” course. “I’m excited to complete stage 1 as an athlete, not just a woman, because it is a deceptively challenging course that has taken out hundreds of stronger athletes than me, male and female. Hitting the buzzer proved my ability to analyze, strategize and make quick adaptive decisions under pressure,” she said. “I’m grateful that it came together for me on the right night, and looking forward to seeing more women hit that buzzer in the future.”
Watch her make history in the video above!
American Ninja Warrior airs on NBC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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