[By Olivia Truffaut-Wong | uInterview | 7/17/2014]

Kacy Catanzaro, a former NCAA gymnast, became the first woman to complete the American Ninja Warrior finals course in Dallas on Wednesday, and will be the first woman ever to compete in the national finals.

Kacy Catanzaro Ninja Warrior

Catanzaro stunned viewers when, at just 5 feet tall, she made her way past all physical obstacles in the final course – something previously considered impossible for women – clocking in at just under 9 minutes.

Hosted by former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila and Jenn BrownAmerican Ninja Warrior is a competition series that tests the abilities of top athletes with “the world’s most difficult obstacle courses.” With her Dallas domination, Catanzaro is now headed to the national finals round in Las Vegas and will attempt to complete the Mt. Midoriyama course.

Catanzaro made history as the first woman to ever attempt the Dallas finals obstacle course, let alone finish it, and is now the first female to ever qualify for the national finals in Las Vegas.