American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff broke the internet when she became the first woman to complete Stage One of the National Finals in season 8. She then went on to become the first woman to attempt Stage Two in regular competition, but fell from the third obstacle, the Wave Runner.
Well the Ninja-hero got a second chance on USA vs The World when team captain Drew Drechsel sent her in to tackle the course again.
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World - Jessie Graff
SPOILER: Jessie Graff got her second shot at Stage Two.Posted by American Ninja Warrior Nation on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
She looked totally focused as she stepped up.
We all knew she could handle the Giant Ring Swing.
As well as the Down Up Salmon Ladder.
But then came the Wave Runner. It was the transition to the second second board that took her out in competition.
But she NAILED IT!
The Butterfly Wall gave her no trouble.
Then came the Double Wedge. This obstacle had been a trap for so many strong competitiors. This was the moment we all held our breath.
It was a terrifying experience to see the bar go crooked when she transitioned to the second wedge. That had been the death knell for many runs.
But this is Jessie Graff! She defied the odds and leapt from the obstacle just as the bar dropped into the water behind her!
She tore through the Wall Flips.
Jessie Graff is the first woman ever to hit the buzzer on Stage Two!
That AND she earned 2 points for Team USA!
Jessie’s mom’s expression was how we all felt watching this. Total pride and awe.
Team USA was overjoyed.
Even her competitors celebrated her amazing accomplishment.
Jessie Graff continues to break every barrier put in front of her!
Watch the rest of the action on USA vs The World this Sunday, June 4 at 8pm on NBC!