Jessie Graff faced very high expectations when she stepped on to Stage One of the American Ninja Warrior National Finals.
After a stellar season eight, season nine had also been a blockbuster for her. In both the Daytona Qualifiers and City Finals, she was in the top field of competitors. In the City Finals, her jaw-dropping run left her in fourth place overall for the night.
The fans were settled in to watch Jessie clear Stage One and return to Stage Two. But this is American Ninja Warrior. Nothing is set in stone. Jessie’s skills created a strong run, and one tiny miscalculation gave us the biggest plot twist of the season.