But if you just want examples of how great these competitors were, look no further.
We’ve gathered together some photos from the competition that you may not have seen before. Each one showcases that competitor’s style, story, or personality. It’s a quick way to get to know these incredibly talented women. Take a look!
Sure, the pictures of Meagan Martin with her trophy are great, but we adore the pure happiness she oozed while celebrating her first buzzer since season eight.
Look at Sandy Zimmerman’s determination. And look at her supportive family watching intently.
Tiana Webberley is so calm and focused here. It really captures her style as a competitor.
Look at Mady Howard just locking in on the task at hand.
We know this moment didn’t end how we wanted it to, but Jesse Labreck never quit on herself and you can see that in this photo.
Jessie Graff always goes into her runs with a game plan. Here, you can see she knows exactly what she wants to do next.
Zhanique Lovett was thinking her way through the problem while flying in the air.
Michelle Warnky Buurma always steps on the course representing what’s important to her. She’s incredibly genuine.
Rachael Goldstein took a season away to welcome her first baby and look at that little face watching mommy!
Allyssa Beird always goes full-force with her movements.
Ashley McConville kept an eye out for the perfect landing.
Jeri D’Aurelio always has fun but knows when it’s time to focus up.
Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior debuts on Monday, May 31 at 8 pm EST on NBC.