Kacy Catanzaro is incredible! On July 14, she became the first woman to qualify for the Mt. Midoriyama finals at the 2014 Dallas Finals of ‘American Ninja Warrior.’ Here are five things you MUST know about the amazing athlete!
Talk about girl power! Kacy Catanzaro, 24, captured the world’s attention on the July 14 episode of American Ninja Warrior when she surprised everyone by becoming the first woman ever to complete the tough course at the 2014 Dallas Finals and qualify for the Mt. Midoriyama finals round. So who exactly is she? Get to know her here!
Kacy Catanzaro Facts: 5 Things To Know About The ‘America Ninja Warrior’ Finalist
1. Kacy Is An Accomplished Gymnast
Kacy has been active her whole life. She began gymnastics when she was just 3 years old and competed for 18 years. She even earned herself a Division 1 scholarship to Townson University, where she competed all four years.
2. Kacy Turned Love For Gymnastics Into Obstacle Course Success
According to her personal website, after her gymnastics career was over following graduation, she needed another outlet to focus all of her energy into — that’s where her love of obstacle courses came in.
She began her obstacle course career at the Alpha Warrior warehouse, where she felt like she was in a, “huge adult playground.”
3. Kacy Is Just Like Us
Take one look at Kacy’s Instagram and you can see that she is such a sweet girl who is living a normal life — and is obsessed with her dog! Posting plenty of pics of her cute and cuddly friend, named Mr. Mogley, the two spend their time in the car together and being her constant companion.
4. She Has The Most Supportive Boyfriend — Ever!
Kacy’s boyfriend, Brent Steffenson couldn’t contain his excitement once Kacy completed her course, and greeted his lady love with a well earned kiss!
— Kacy Catanzaro (@KacyCatanzaro) July 15, 2014
Brent felt the same way and took to Twitter to show his love and support in a sweet post:
— Brent Steffensen (@BrentSteffensen) July 16, 2014
5. Brent Is Also An ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Competitor
Speaking of Kacy’s significant other — his resume is super impressive as well. Just like Kacy, Brent grew up doing gymnastics, but he also focused on snowboarding, skateboarding and rock climbing. He has been a competitor on American Ninja Warrior several times, works as a personal trainer and stuntman on films such as The Internship and After Earth.
Talk about an athletic duo. We can’t wait to see what is next for Kacy and if you missed her incredible performance on July 14, you can watch it right here!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you as impressed with Kacy’s accomplishment as we are? Let us know!
— Caitlin Beck