Watch a local weatherman obliterate the ‘American Ninja Warrior’ course

Kacy Catanzaro has some tough competition.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Jul 24, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 9:48 pm CDT

Kacy Catanzaro might still be the only woman to make it to Mt. Midoriyama, but she’s got some tough competition headed to Las Vegas.

Up at the St. Louis finals of American Ninja Warrior is Joe Moravsky, who, at first glance, isn’t your average ANW contestant. He wasn’t a gymnast, parkour expert, or professional athlete: He was a local weatherman. The hosts even originally thought that Moravsky was there to report on the show, not compete in it.

Already getting through the preliminaries with the fastest time, he had a lot riding on his shoulders. And true to form, he blew right through it even after getting himself into a sticky situation that nobody could have forecast.

But he weathers through, making the finals at Mt. Midoriyama much more interesting.

H/T Uproxx | Photo via American Ninja Warrior/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 24, 2014, 12:08 pm CDT