Becoming a Ninja Warrior must be contagious! Allyssa Beird caught the bug, and it propelled her to become only the second woman ever to complete Stage One of the American Ninja Warrior National Finals.
Now, she’s passed the urge to Ninja on to her mom!
Daria Beird started Ninja training earlier in the summer and it looks like she’s a natural. Check out her run at the Warrior Factory for a National Ninja League competition. She came in fifth place and qualified for their finals the end of the season!
Here’s what proud daughter Allyssa had to say about her mom after Daria’s first competition back in August:
“I feel like I experienced what it must be like for parents to watch their children compete. My heart rate was up. I was like shaking a little bit when she was going. I don't get nervous for myself to compete, but I imagine that's what parents feel when their kids compete. They just get really nervous and they want them to do well. So those are all the things I was feeling for her. But it was so exciting.
She was a gymnast too as a kid. She'd do general kind of healthy lifestyle stuff. Like a half hour, 45 minute workout in the morning. Maybe like aerobics or something like that. But she also works at a horse farm, so she basically does manual labor all day. Which is why she is just cut. But she just started training specifically for Ninja maybe four or five weeks ago. She just sent me a video of herself doing a line of cannonballs one handed at the gym. Like, she wasn't matching at all, she was just swinging through like monkey bars but on cannonballs. It was impressive.”
So I haven't yet had a chance to read all of the amazing, supportive, and heart-warming messages everyone has sent over since Monday because school started back up again this week and life went from 100-150 real quick However, I do want to take a moment to say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Thank you for all of the love, support, shared stories, and messages from little ninjas. When I started this sport, I did it for me: it was fun, I loved it, and it made me feel good. Now, though, while all of those things are still absolutely true, I've realized just how far beyond my own little world this journey has gone. This is no longer about just me when I compete and when I train, but it's about my ninja family and all those that glean inspiration from my actions and my story. All said and done, I wouldn't be here doing what I'm doing without all of you: strangers, fellow ninjas, and especially my family. It means the world to me to have you all by my side on this journey, and I truly, truly thank you. ❤❤❤ (also don't forget to watch the final 2 episodes of season 9!!) #americanninjawarrior #anw9 #anw #ninjawarrior #ninja #strong #lasvegas #vegasfinals #vegas #nbc #girlswithmuscle #gym #fit #fitness #fitchicks #calisthenics #obstaclecourse #obstacles #obstacle #athlete #athletics #family #love #support #ninjafam #gratitude #thankyou #iloveyouall
What do you think? Should Daria join Allyssa as an American Ninja Warrior?