Woman crush Wednesday - 'American Ninja Warrior' competitor Kacy Catanzaro

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#WCW is a social media trend that stands for woman crush Wednesday. Every Wednesday people post about their woman crush, so we have decided to jump on the bandwagon. This week we would like to salute our Yahoo Sports woman crush by showcasing former NCAA gymnast and American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro.

Catanzaro attended Towson where she was a superstar and was named the NCAA’s Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year in 2012. The 5-foot-tall athlete became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior, a show where competitors try to survive a brutal obstacle course. Most of the men couldn’t even finish the course!

See the full video of Catanzaro's incredible run.

American Ninja Warrior contestant Kacy Catanzaro and Shailene Woodley appear on NBC News' "Today" show. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)
Woman crush Wednesday
American Ninja Warrior contestant Kacy Catanzaro and Shailene Woodley appear on NBC News' "Today" show. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)
@kacycatanzaro: “Take the time to stop and #SmellTheRoses ! Thank you @brentsteffensen for getting this #Wax #Rose for me at #SilverDollarCity It is so awesome! I love it!” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Take the time to stop and #SmellTheRoses ! Thank you @brentsteffensen for getting this #Wax #Rose for me at #SilverDollarCity It is so awesome! I love it!” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
<span>Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior.</span> (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
Woman crush Wednesday
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior. (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
@ninjawarrior: &ldquo;@KacyCatanzaro has a chance at #ANW history. Can she become the first woman to complete the course?&rdquo; (Twitter/American Ninja Warrior)
Woman crush Wednesday
@ninjawarrior: “@KacyCatanzaro has a chance at #ANW history. Can she become the first woman to complete the course?” (Twitter/American Ninja Warrior)
<span>Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior.</span> (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
Woman crush Wednesday
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior. (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
<span>Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior.</span> (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)
Woman crush Wednesday
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;@morganwesterman #GirlsJustWannaHaveFun #GirlsNight #LoveYou ;)&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “@morganwesterman #GirlsJustWannaHaveFun #GirlsNight #LoveYou ;)” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
<span>Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior.</span> (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
Woman crush Wednesday
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior. (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;Me and my girls @brussell39 and @alli2892 before "the world was going to end" hahaa #ThrowBackThursday Miss youuuuu&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Me and my girls @brussell39 and @alli2892 before "the world was going to end" hahaa #ThrowBackThursday Miss youuuuu” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
<span>Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior.</span> (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
Woman crush Wednesday
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify into the final round of American Ninja Warrior. (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank)
@ninjawarrior: &ldquo;AND SHE&rsquo;S DONE IT! @KacyCatanzaro has made #ANW history! No one is more proud of her than @BrentSteffensen.&rdquo; (Twitter/American Ninja Warrior)
Woman crush Wednesday
@ninjawarrior: “AND SHE’S DONE IT! @KacyCatanzaro has made #ANW history! No one is more proud of her than @BrentSteffensen.” (Twitter/American Ninja Warrior)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;#Wedding with this wonderful man @brentsteffensen ;) So happy to have you as my date!&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “#Wedding with this wonderful man @brentsteffensen ;) So happy to have you as my date!” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;This is really happening! I am so excited! #AlbonicoWWEdding #Sisters ;)&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “This is really happening! I am so excited! #AlbonicoWWEdding #Sisters ;)” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;What in the would I do without you?! @crystalsantillano Thanks for always being by my side I know I can always come to you and you'll make me laugh #bestfriend&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “What in the would I do without you?! @crystalsantillano Thanks for always being by my side I know I can always come to you and you'll make me laugh #bestfriend” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;Happy Birthday @youngflip7 so glad to know you!! It was awesome to get to spend time with you on your birthday! :) #AmericanNinjaWarrior&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Happy Birthday @youngflip7 so glad to know you!! It was awesome to get to spend time with you on your birthday! :) #AmericanNinjaWarrior” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;Hanging at the #pool with my main chick @crystalsantillano #sunbathing #poolhair #girlsjustwannahavefun&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Hanging at the #pool with my main chick @crystalsantillano #sunbathing #poolhair #girlsjustwannahavefun” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &rdquo;When we were playing on the #WarpedWall in #NewYork on the set of #TheTodayShow #AmericanNinjaWarrior&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: ”When we were playing on the #WarpedWall in #NewYork on the set of #TheTodayShow #AmericanNinjaWarrior” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;Don't miss the #AmericanNinjaWarrior marathon that is playing on #G4 right now leading up to the big night on #NBC tomorrow!! @brentsteffensen and I are excited ;)&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Don't miss the #AmericanNinjaWarrior marathon that is playing on #G4 right now leading up to the big night on #NBC tomorrow!! @brentsteffensen and I are excited ;)” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;#REAL #SaltLake VS. #FC #Dallas #soccer game with @brentsteffensen @mommatera @ibdwright1&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “#REAL #SaltLake VS. #FC #Dallas #soccer game with @brentsteffensen @mommatera @ibdwright1” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;Atlantic City!&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “Atlantic City!” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
@kacycatanzaro: &ldquo;@missdeusa2012&rdquo; (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)
Woman crush Wednesday
@kacycatanzaro: “@missdeusa2012” (Instagram/Kacy Catanzaro)

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