Anna Shumaker is a personal trainer from Sacramento, California.
She returned LA in American Ninja Warrior 10. Her run in qualifying was digested but it was shown that she fell on the Doorknob Drop. She did manage place 4th overall in the women's top 5, which advanced her to the city finals for the first time.
In the city finals, she made it past the Doorknob Drop, earning the nickname Anna "Playmaker" Shumaker. She then made history as the eleventh woman to scale the Warped Wall in competition. She then demolished the Salmon Ladder, and on the Giant Cubes, she attempted to do the splits on the obstacle but failed. She ultimately placed 2nd overall in the womens' top 2 and advanced to the national finals.
Her run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown that she failed Archer Alley.
She returned in ANW 11, where in a massive surprise to many, she fell on just the second obstacle, Walk the Plank. However, due to the extreme amounts of falls on that obstacle and the Shrinking Steps, her time to the obstacle placed her 4th overall in the womens' top 5, barely making it to the city finals.
During the city finals, she turned her failure around. After an abrupt failure on the second obstacle, she completed it, albeit taking a hard landing. However, she couldn’t scale the Warped Wall (although she was able to complete it in ANW 10’s city finals). Even still, she placed 2nd in the womens’ top 2, so she advanced to the national finals for the second time.In Vegas, she got her revenge on Archer Alley but failed the Double Dipper.
Her appearance on Team Ninja Warrior 2 was actually her first televised ninja competition, competing just before ANW 9 in 2017.