Allyssa Beird is a schoolteacher from Marlborough MA
She first competed in Philadelphia in American Ninja Warrior 8 and even though she failed Rolling Thunder, she did manage to grab the final spot in the top 30 and help make history as one of four women that advanced to the city finals. in the city finals, she failed the Rolling Thunder again but was selected to compete in the national finals as a wildcard. her run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown that she failed the Propeller Bar.
Allyssa returned to compete in Cleveland in American Ninja Warrior 9. in Qualifying she had a close call on the I-Beam Gap but she became the first competitor that night that cleared it. and she became just the sixth woman ever to scale the warped wall and the fifth woman ever to complete a qualifying course, (Akbar even tossed her an apple from where he was in the host stand). Allyssa placed 14th and moved on to the city finals.