Ninjas are known for their perseverance and “never give up” mentality, and Tiana “Sweet T” Webberley is a perfect example of that.
Tiana first appeared on American Ninja Warrior in season 7. She got a wildcard to Las Vegas in season 8 and then did not make it to the National Finals in season 9.
Tiana came out strong in season 10. She made it to the ninth obstacle of the Los Angeles City Finals course and qualified for the Las Vegas National Finals. Unfortunately, Tiana broke her leg in stunt training and wasn’t able to compete. She didn’t share much about the injury, but did post this on Instagram a few months after the episode was filmed:
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*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. 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
It was a long journey back to the starting line, but she was, once again, the top female in the Los Angeles City Finals and made it to Vegas.
After City Finals, she said, “I’m very grateful to be back here in one piece. Yeah, just give it all I got out there. I feel ready, I feel strong. I worked hard. I’ve had a lot of great people behind me with rehab, PT, and strength and conditioning. Just getting that muscle back to normal, the bone and muscles, ligaments, everything in the knee back to normal and 100% so that way I can just go and hit a buzzer this year. Hopefully.”
This season, she timed out in Stage One, but I’m sure Tiana will just keep pushing herself and getting closer and closer to that buzzer!