Jessie Graff in her Chicken Costume from the live action chicken fight- 2013-08-24 19-14

Jessie Graff in the Chicken costume she wore in American Ninja Warrior 5

Jessie Graff (ジェシー・グラフ) is a stuntwoman who competed in Episode 10 of Wipeout. Placing second in the first two events, but then being eliminated on the dreadmill.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 5

In American Ninja Warrior 5, she managed to make her way through most of the obstacles, but was one of many to fail on the Flying Nunchucks, however her result was good enough for 30th place as she is in the Venice finals, the first time to happen on American Ninja Warrior. In the Venice finals, she became the second woman to reach the Warped Wall only to fail it. She came to the Las Vegas Finals as a wildcard and became one of the 2 women to reach the Jumping Spider but she didn't get a good enough jump and failed.

American Ninja Warrior 7

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Jessie attempting the Hourglass Drop in the Venice Qualifying

In American Ninja Warrior 6, Jessie was unable to compete due to a tear in her ACL, MCL, and meniscus. However, Jessie made her triumphant return in American Ninja Warrior 7 and competed in the Venice qualifying course. On the course, Jessie flew past the first four obstacles. On the Hourglass Drop, Jessie was able to transverse through the first board. However, she had a poor jump on the trampoline and failed to get her hands on the other board. But once again, Jessie finished in 28th place and managed to qualify for the Venice finals. By doing so, she becomes the fifth woman to qualify to a city finals.

In the Venice finals, Jessie put on an outstanding performance. She was able to get her revenge on the Hourglass Drop and even topped that by completing the Warped Wall. On the second half of the course, Jessie was able to destroy the Salmon Ladder and the Rumbling Dice and became the first person to reach the brand new obstacle, the Clear Climb. Due to her lack of knowledge on the obstacle, she took the lower route of the obstacle and wasn't able to maneuver through the wall causing her to fail. However, she clinched 6th place in the finals earning her ticket to Vegas. By doing so, Jessie becomes the second woman behind Kacy Catanzaro in American Ninja Warrior history to qualify for the Vegas finals.

In the National Finals in Las Vegas, Jessie came in as one of the favorites of the females to complete the first stage. On the course, she completed the first three obstacles with finesse. Then, on the Jumping Spider, Jessie got her revenge from two years prior and completed the obstacle. She then cleared the next obstacle, the Sonic Curve becoming the second woman only behind Meagan Martin to reach the Warped Wall in the Vegas finals. On the Warped Wall, Jessie had trouble building up speed and momentum to scale up the wall. Unfortunately, she ended up timing out. In the post-interview, Jessie stated she hasn't done a lot of speed workouts and that she would love to compete again.

American Ninja Warrior 8

In American Ninja Warrior 8, Jessie competed in the 2016 Los Angeles Qualifying Round at Universal Studios. On the Qualifying Course, She made history as she blazed through all six obstacles and making her not only the first woman this season to complete the qualifying course, but the first woman to complete the newly modified 14.5-foot Warped Wall as she finished the course in 11th place with 4:27.84.

Jessie put on a phenomenal performance in the city finals. She was able to transverse through the first seven obstacles with finesse and even became the first competitor to complete the new and drastic The Wedge. Matter of fact, she was only one of two competitors to complete that obstacle. She ultimately failed the 9th obstacle, Double Helix inches to the finish. However, she was second on the leader board and clinched her spot to Vegas for the second consecutive year.

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Jessie Graff attempting the Giant Ring Swing in stage 2 of the National Finals.

In the National Finals, Jessie put on a historic performance and became the first woman in American Ninja Warrior history to complete the upgraded (14'6") Warped Wall. Not only did she conquer the Wall, but she became the first woman to conquer the First Stage of the finals in American Ninja Warrior history and just the second woman to complete the stage in either SASUKE and American Ninja Warrior (The first is Tanabe Chie on SASUKE 2). In the second stage, she took too much time on the Giant Ring Swing and Down Up Salmon Ladder which caused her to be fatigued to attempt the Wave Runner.

American Ninja Warrior 9

Jessie returned to compete in Daytona Beach in American Ninja Warrior 9. she looked strong, clearing the first four obstacles but she failed the Rolling Thunder inches to the landing pad. However, she placed 26th overall in the top 30 and moved onto the city finals. In the city finals, she got her revenge on the Rolling Thunder and made it all the way to the Elevator Climb before falling, and she placed 4th overall, making it the third year in a row that she qualified for the national finals. This is currently the closest that a female competitor has to completing a finals course ever since Kacy Catanzaro's run in American Ninja Warrior 6.

SASUKE Appearance

According to the official website of SASUKE, Jessie Graff is included in the 100 competitors who are competing in SASUKE 34, with her having #87.

ANW # Result Notes
5 68 Failed Jumping Spider (First Stage)
7 Failed Warped Wall (First Stage) Timed out
8 Failed Wave Runner (Second Stage) Second woman to attempt Stage Two in either SASUKE and American Ninja Warrior.

Lost her grip.

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