Meagan Martin is a rock climber, former Division 1 athlete, and 6-time American Ninja Warrior competitor.
Meagan made her debut in the Denver qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior 6. Prior to her run, she trained 5-6 days a week to get prepared for American Ninja Warrior. On the course she flew through the first 4 obstacles but had a little slip up on the spinning log. She was also able to beat the Devil Steps becoming the first woman ever to do so. On the Warped Wall, she came really close on her first two attempts. But on her third attempt, she was able to complete it and become the third women ever to complete a qualifying course and the first as a rookie. In the city finals, she was able to beat the first three obstacles easily. However, on the spikes to cargo net, she mistakenly jumped forward instead of up to the spikes and failed.
However, she was able to compete in Las Vegas as a wildcard. On the course, she was able to beat the first three obstacles easily and make it to the Jumping Spider and became the first woman in American Ninja Warrior history to complete Jumping Spider and then the first woman to clear the Half-Pipe Attack. Unfortunately, she was running short on time and managed to take only one attempt on the Warped Wall before timing out.
Meagan made her dramatic return in American Ninja Warrior 7 and competed in the Kansas City qualifying course. On the course, Meagan slowly but surely cleared the first five obstacles with a little scare on the Modified Ring Toss. On the Warped Wall, Meagan was able to ace it on her first attempt and became the first woman to complete a city qualifying course twice and qualify to the city finals in consecutive seasons. She came in 37th place and was the only woman to complete the Kansas City qualifying course. In the Kansas City finals, Meagan shocked everybody when she failed the second obstacle, the Big Dipper (an obstacle she easily cleared in qualifying) placing 38th Place. Meagan competed in Vegas once again as a wildcard.
In Vegas, Meagan was very determined to be the first woman to clear the first stage. She took a very slow approach to the first three obstacles wasting precious time. She was then able to complete the Jumping Spider once again and even the new Sonic Curve obstacle reaching the Warped Wall with 40 seconds left. On her first attempt, Meagan nearly skimmed the top of the wall but fell short. Due to fatigue, her next two attempts weren't as strong as her first and she unfortunately timed out once again.
In the 8th tournament of American Ninja Warrior, Meagan competed in the Indianapolis qualifying with her mom watching from the sidelines for the first time. On the course, Meagan maneuvered through the first five obstacles with finesse. On the new and improved Warped Wall, Meagan had a small stumble on her first attempt but managed to ace it on her second attempt and become the first woman in American Ninja Warrior history to clear a qualifying course in three consecutive seasons.
In the city finals, Meagan was able to redeem her past two performances and complete the first half of the course even though she had a huge stumble at the Warped Wall. To top that off, she managed to complete the Salmon Ladder and the Hourglass Drop. On the new obstacle, the Circuit Board, Meagan had trouble locking in the pegs and ultimately lost her grip and failed. Although she failed, she managed to finish 8th place clinching her spot to Vegas making her the third woman in ANW history to successfully qualify to Vegas.
Coming into Stage 1 hoping to continue her best season, Meagan came in hopeful to complete Stage 1. Though she was one of only six women to get past the Propeller Bar, she shockingly fell on the new Giant Log Grip, like many of her fellow competitors.
Meagan competed in the Denver Qualifiers looking for her fourth consecutive city qualifiers clear. She was able to maneuver through the first four obstacles with ease. On the Rail Runner, she was able to make the first transition to the second pair of handles but got the bar lopsided which caused her to fail, marking her first defeat on a qualifying course and ending her streak of three qualifying buzzers. However, she placed 23rd overall, and ended up advancing to the city finals for the fourth straight time. Additionally, Meagan was one of three women to place within the top 30.
In the city finals, Meagan was able to avenge her defeat on the Rail Runner and cleared the Warped Wall marking her fourth consecutive season to reach the top of the wall and second straight season attempting the back half of the city finals course. On the back half of the course, Meagan defeated the Salmon Ladder with ease but ultimately failed The Wedge like many other competitors that night. She got 16th place, however, she still punched her ticket to Vegas by finishing first in the top two female competitors.
In the Vegas finals, Meagan came out with the fierce mentality to defeat stage one. However, on the course, Meagan struggled on the first five obstacles costing her valuable time. On the Warped Wall, she failed on her first attempt but nailed it on her second, finally beating the obstacle right before timing out.
Meagan competed in the Minneapolis region in American Ninja Warrior 10. She once again started strong as she was one of only two women who cleared the Ring Jump. But she ultimately failed the Battering Ram as she was trying to make the transition to the final cylinder. But for the fifth year in the row, she was able to make the top 30, as she placed 22nd overall.
In the city finals, Meagan was able to get revenge on the Battering Ram and once again reach the back half of the city finals course for the third straight year. Just like the past 2 seasons, she was cleared the Salmon Ladder with ease and even cleared The Hinge. But like many other competitors that night, she failed to make it down the third panel on the Iron Maiden and she failed there. Like she did in Denver last year, she placed 16th overall, but once again advanced to Vegas by finishing first in the top 2 female competitors.
On Stage 1 in Vegas she almost failed the Archer Alley, but got though the obstacle. She was hoping to finish stage 1 after moving at a faster pace, but she shockingly failed the Jumping Spider, the obstacle she notably beat three times previously, as she wasn't able to stick her feet deep enough in the chute. It was revealed, however, that she although she was still able to compete, she injured her ankle six days before attempting the course.
She competed for her sixth season in Tacoma. However, history repeated itself once again as she crashed down on the fifth obstacle once again, failing the Lightning Bolts. In a near shock to many, she was on the verge of not advancing to the city finals for the first year, as she was on the bubble for the womens' top 5 with Megan Rowe left to run. Luckily, at the end of the night, Megan Rowe failed to make the top 5, which meant Meagan Martin continued into the city finals keeping the 5th spot in the top 5. This however, was the first time in Meagan's career not making a top 30 performance in qualifying. In the city finals, since two women had already made it to the eighth obstacle with Jessie Graff to come, Meagan was going to have to have one of her best runs ever in order to make it to Las Vegas. However, although she got further than she did in qualifying on the Lightning Bolts, the bar fell off the second cradle as she tried to correct it. Therefore, this marked the first year that Meagan did not either qualify or get a wildcard to Las Vegas.
Team Ninja Competitions
Meagan has been a staple on American Ninja Warrior's team competition franchises. In Team Ninja Warrior 1, she was a member of Team Midoryama, with captain Ian Dory and Dan Yager. The lineup returned for Team Ninja Warrior 2, but this time, she became the team captain. Thus, the team's name was changed from Team Midoryama to Mega Crushers. In the third year (American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja), Meagan became a member of Flip Rodriguez's Team Ronin. Her final individual race record within the three years was 11-1.
- Meagan is the third female to ever defeat the Warped Wall and the third female to ever complete the city qualifying course.
- She was also the first female to ever defeat the Warped Wall and complete the city qualifying course in her rookie year.
- Meagan was the first female to complete the fourth and fifth obstacle in Stage 1 of the Vegas finals.
- Meagan is one of two females to complete the city qualifying course 3 years in a row, the other being Jesse Labreck .
- Meagan become one of the All-Star Ninja Mentors on American Ninja Warrior Junior.
- On American Ninja Warrior 8, the second half of the stage 1 (referred to on broadcast as "Stage 1, Part 2") episode aired on Meagan Martin's birthday (September 5).
|6||37||Timed Out Warped Wall (First Stage)||Timed out. First women in ANW history to complete the Half-Pipe Attack.|
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|8||Failed Giant Log Grip (First Stage)|
|9||Time Out Domino Pipes (First Stage)||Timed out right after clearing the Warped Wall|
|10||Failed Jumping Spider (First Stage)|