“Supergirl” stuntwoman and ex-pole vaulter Jessie Graff is about as close to a real-life superhero as we have, so enjoy her athletic brilliance while she shines. Then be sure to appreciate the really cool stuff she does now for the CW, and formerly, for CBS.
Graff crushed “American Ninja Warrior’s” nearly impossible Stage 1 last night, making her the first woman to ever complete the insane obstacle course in the national finals. And she did so with flair, a shiny green skirt and 12 seconds to spare.
Super girl (err, woman), indeed.
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Graff was actually the first female to even scale Stage 1’s Warped Wall, which is what took her down last year. Everything beyond that feat this time around was pure gravy.
After that, when the inevitable neared reality, the NBC competition announcers declared that “the internet is about to blow up.” It did exactly that.
Over her entire run, completion of the course never really seemed in question, as Graff made it all look pretty routine. It was anything but that though, of course.
Next up for Jessie: “American Ninja Warrior’s” daunting Stage 2. She’ll be the first woman to take it on, and hopefully, the first to destroy it. We would never bet against her.
“American Ninja Warrior” airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC.