One of my guilty pleasures is watching American Ninja Warrior. This year I was cheering for two competitors: Kacy Catanzaro because like me, she’s female and Jon Stewart because like me, he’s 52 years old. Both of them were disqualified in the finals, but both of them dazzled in the regionals.
During Jon Stewart’s regional final course run, hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila were going crazy. While it didn’t make the YouTube clip, they pointed out that Stewart was older than Wilford Brimley was when he filmed Cocoon. They also said Stewart was older than Abe Lincoln was when he gave the Gettysburg Address. I questioned the accuracy of that, so I looked it up and Abe was actually 54. But still…
So in case you missed it, here are the YouTube clips of Kacy and Jon, representing the females and the over 50s respectively, and beyond respectably.
Even though my two faves are out of the finals, I’ll keep watching and keep admiring some incredible athletes.