Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jon Stewart at the 2014 Denver Finals American Ninja Warrior

Jon Stewart Superhero
My brother Jon Stewart, competed in American Ninja Warrior this season and blew us away! I am so proud of him and for what he accomplished! Here is one review I got from Star Cards. He is all over the web! A real inspiration to us all! Way to go Jon for following your dreams!

52-year-young Jon Stewart 
 adds to American Ninja Warrior lore 
One Jon Stewart is 51-years-old and is the host of the Daily Show — the other Jon Stewart is 52 and is the oldest contestant ever to complete an American Ninja Warrior Finals course. Which achievement is more impressive? Well, only one of the Stewarts can scale a 14-foot-high warped wall or navigate a suspended archway by grasping a series of rotating door knobs. Jon Stewart (The Elder), a construction superintendent from Washington, Utah, was the first to complete the ANW Denver Finals course this past weekend after numerous other racers — some half his age — had failed. By doing so, he joined Kacy Catanzaro in making ANW history this season. Athletes in all sports have been competing at an elite level for more years than ever before. Last season, Ray Allen was a key member of the Miami Heat at age 38. This year, Adam Vinatieri is set to kick for the Indianapolis Colts at age 41. New Jersey Devils winger Jaromir Jagr is still skating hard at 42 years of age. But three things set Stewart’s accomplishment apart; 1) he holds down a full-time job apart from obstacle racing, 2) a diverse, sometimes unrelated group of skills, must be mastered to complete an obstacle course, and 3) he’s a full freakin’ decade older than any of the aforementioned athletes! Jon was even interviewed by Men's Fitness and has videos all over the internet. I think we watched his Denver's finals video about 1000 times! Here is Jon's Denver Finals run: 

Here is here video he made for the ANW tryout.

Nope - I did not get that gene! Just in case you are wondering...

Post Note: 9/23/14 Jon broke his shoulder in two places and had to have surgery last night! He is determined to try out for ANW next year though!

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