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Looking back at a few epic American Ninja Warrior firsts

As the decade comes to an end, here are a few of the moments we’ll never forget.

American Ninja Warrior - Season 10 Photo By: David Becker/NBC/BCU Photo Bank

As we’re closing out the decade, we thought it would be fun on this last #ThrowbackThursday of 2019 to look back at some of the incredible American Ninja Warrior firsts that have happened over the 11 seasons so far. How many of these did you see?

Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to beat the Warped Wall in season 6:

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[ expand to read all ] Kacy Catanzaro shout out! Here's a throwback clip I have of history! Now that @Kacycatanzaro 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 @ninjawarrior #ninjawarriorau

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In season 7, Geoff Britten became the first American Ninja Warrior to conquer Mt. Midoriyama:

And then minutes later, Isaac Caldiero became the second to do so, but beat Geoff’s time and became the first American Ninja Warrior Champion:

ALTHOUGH, in 2014’s USA vs. the World, Brian Arnold became the first American to ever complete Stage Three:

AND then 40-year-old Travis Rosen became the first American to ever try the rope climb:

In season 6, Meagan Martin was the first female to beat a Qualifier Course as a rookie:

Daniel Gil was the first competitor to make it up the new Mega Wall and win $10,000 in season 10:

Jessie Graff became the first woman to beat Stage One in the National Finals in season 8:

What other incredible firsts do you remember?