[ expand to read all ] Kacy Catanzaro shout out! Here's a throwback clip I have of history! Now that Kacy is moving on to a new sport, I thought it was a good time to say "thanks"! Best of luck in your new WWE role! ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ I was digging through some old clips from my 1st ninja season, and I found this gem!! [back story] I "walked-on" for my 1st season of Ninja Warrior (ANW6 - Dallas - 2014), and barely knew anyone in the ninja community. I'd never seen the show before on tv, so I didn't know about any of the popular ninjas. This was filmed from the winners circle, where I was brought after falling at the end of the 5th obstacle (Ring Toss). I would later get bumped just outside of the top 30, which was a huge bummer. I was surprised at how much harder this ninja warrior thing was, compared to what I "thought" when I saw it on tv. So the night is almost over, and suddenly the crowd gets loud and excited for the next competitor. Well along comes Kacy, and she dominates the course. She got through the Ring Toss, and eventually beat the wall! It was insane! She made history as the first female to get up the wall! She also beat a lot of really strong guys, showed that women can compete with the men, and ultimately made Ninja Warrior a global phenomenon! As I shared in a 2016 TEDx talk - She inspired me big time, mostly because of the prior failures and limitations she overcame! Instead of giving up, I was encouraged to go back and started working even harder! Best of luck in your next adventure Kacy! We are proud of you, and support you! ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ Shout out to all the super strong ninja women out there!! Is there anyone else that got inspired from all the beast ladies? Ohh yeah, now ANW10 is coming back to Dallas!! It's coming full circle!! I hope and pray I get the call to compete! Where are all my ninjas who were there that night?? I tagged the ones I knew prior to the competition. . . . #MightyKacy #notjuststrongforagirl #americanninjawarrior #ninjawarrior #ANW10 #inspired #wwe #wwenxt #KacyCatanzaro @kacycatanzaro @ninjawarrior #ninjawarriorau
Nate Burkhalter is an American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior competitor who had ring-side seats for history during his first season.
Nate first competed in Dallas 2014 as a walk on during the 2014 season. While he waited on the sidelines after his Qualifying run, he snagged footage of one of the biggest moments in the show’s history. He filmed Kacy Catanzaro becoming the first woman to complete the Warped Wall.
While we’ve seen the moment many times, it’s interesting to see it from the angle of another competitor. Watch their shocked and thrilled expressions as Kacy nails her final attempt!
Nate shared the footage on Instagram in a post about how Kacy has inspired him. We last saw Nate compete at the San Antonio City Finals during season nine.
Kacy retired from American Ninja Warrior at the end of season nine and recently has officially started her new career with the WWE.