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TOPIC: American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior 18 Sep 2016 14:42 #10232

  • george.c
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I have recently been watching American Ninja Warrior on NBC, where people train for an extensive amount of time to compete at the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. It is composed of various obstacles from rope climbing, to wall climbing, to using rings to pass horizontally over the water underneath, and much more. Competitors come from various parts of the United States. It is an interesting show to watch because not just athletes compete but anyone up for that challenge competes. There was a particular contestant that the crowd was rooting for in this season finale. Her name was Jessie Graff.
Jessie Graff is and actress and stunt double that plays in the television show, Supergirl. This caught my eye because I also watch the show Supergirl. In the most recent qualifying rounds, she made a huge impact on the show by being the first woman to finish the particular course, making it look easy to pass. I was so amazed by how fast she was able to pass the course even when many of the competitors were struggling to running across a rotating log. She passed and qualified to finals where in the finals week she was unable to pass after falling on a section where the competitor would have to climb across a bar .
The crowd was viewed her as a role model from the start. She first started wearing a Wonder Woman outfit representing a superhero and was spreading the idea that anyone can be a hero. She was gaining popularity for that and has inspired many of her fans to be themselves and be their own hero. I find it amazing how she has competed in this event, but has inspired many women ,and men as well, to be unique and follow their own path.
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