Kacy Catanzaro's 'American Ninja Warrior' run ends in Las Vegas

UPDATE (9/2): Kacy Catanzaro's "American Ninja Warrior" run ended Monday night during the national finals episode after the Towson alum failed to complete the "Jumping Spider" obstacle of Stage 1. (In an earlier finals episode, Meagan Martin became the first female competitor to complete the obstacle, which you can watch here.)

Yesterday, the 100-pound athlete tweeted she would watch the episode at the McHenry Row Greene Turtle.



With the Towson University gymnastics team by her side, Kacy Catanzaro -- the 5-foot-tall Internet sensation who became the first woman to ever complete the difficult "American Ninja Warrior" semifinals obstacles course -- was honored during halftime of the football team's game on Saturday night.


Catanzaro became a viral celebrity after the NBC reality competition series posted her completing the course on YouTube. (The seven-and-a-half-minute clip, which spawned the popular social media hashtag #MightyKacy, has more than 8.7 million views since July 14.)

As the 24-year-old Towson gymnastics alumna waved to the crowd Saturday, the student section began chanting, "Let's go Kacy!"

Catanzaro, a New Jersey native who graduated in January 2013, said she appreciates the support she has received from the Towson community.

"It's been really amazing coming back," Catanzaro said after halftime. "It's really heartwarming how much people care. Even if I've never met them before, we share this bond that we went to this school, and we have this Towson pride."

The next episode of "American Ninja Warrior" -- which has already been filmed in Las Vegas, and airs Monday at 9 p.m. -- features Catanzaro's attempt at completing the national finals course.