Tiana Webberley, who made it all the way to the ninth obstacle in the Los Angeles City Finals, will not run in the American Ninja Warrior National Finals. Tiana, unfortunately, had an injury occur that prevented her from taking part. Eagle-eyed fans noticed she was wearing a knee brace while watching Mathis Owhadi’s run on night one.
Tiana had her strongest season yet in Los Angeles this year. During the Qualifiers, she fell on the Doorknob Drop and placed 19th overall for the night. Her City Finals run saw her break the “curse” of the fifth obstacle and head deep into the extended course.
*Long Post* I’m so thankful to be apart of this ninja community and to have qualified for Vegas finals. Unfortunately, when the show was filmed back in June I was unable to compete due to a broken leg. Thankfully I’m a lot better now, but I didn’t share about it before because I felt that it wasn’t wise from a stunt career perspective. • I’m not going to lie there were definitely some tough times, but it could have been a lot worse and God is so gracious for allowing me to grow though this. His plan and reasoning for everything is so amazing and humbling at the same time. • I am incredibly grateful for the support system from family, ninjas, friends and fans that have also helped me through this. I’m trusting in God’s sovereignty and using this injury to motivate me to work and hustle even harder for the next ANW season and stunt opportunities! • Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord, Be Strong and let your heart take courage, Wait for the Lord!” • Thank you all so so much for the amazing love and support! • @nvr_gvup
Zhanique Lovett will compete in Las Vegas instead. She ranked third among the women in the Los Angeles region, and fell on the Doorknob Drop in City Finals. She had a break out year in season nine when she qualified for the Los Angeles City Finals, and National Finals. This season will be her second trip to Las Vegas.
It’s of course a bummer not to see Tiana on Stage One after she had such a great season. However, Zhanique is a strong athlete and she’s ready for the challenge! We’re ready to cheer her on.