Lightning strikes twice for weatherman Joe Moravsky on American Ninja Warrior

Lightning strikes twice for weatherman Joe Moravsky on American Ninja Warrior

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Turning in consistent performances in obstacle course running is even harder than predicting the weather, but Connecticut’s Joe Moravsky manages to do both. The mild-mannered weatherman, who completed Stage 2 of the American Ninja Warrior National Finals last year as a rookie, managed the rarefied feat again this season.

To put Moravsky’s accomplishment in perspective, consider this; ANW legends Brent Steffensen and David Rodriguez didn’t even advance to their respective City Finals courses this year. Moravsky has now twice successfully navigated the gauntlet of the City Qualifiers, City Finals, and National Finals Stage 1 and 2.

THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

Moravsky’s performance in this year’s St. Louis Finals demonstrated how mercurial the ANW course obstacles can be. The ‘rumbling dice’ apparatus came off its track seemingly dooming his run, but Moravsky kept his wits about him and swung to safety.

The impressive bit of improvisation predictably inspired a slew of weather-themed superlatives from the show’s co-anchors. First Matt Iseman gave it a go…

''There's a storm front and it's coming at you — it's Joe Moravsky!”
— ANW announcer Matt Iseman

… then his co-host one upped him.

''Mt. Midoriyama better be able to withstand a tornado that is Joe Moravsky, because he is heading straight for it!”
— ANW announcer Akbar Gbaja Biamila

FORECAST CALLS FOR ROCK CLIMBING

After succumbing to the climbing portion on Stage 3 at the National Finals, Moravsky vowed to hone his rock climbing skills in the off season.

To re-cap Moravsky’s run on the 2014 edition of American Ninja Warrior, here is the list of obstacles he overcame in succession leading up to Stage 3:

[one_fourth last=”no”]
St. Louis Qualifiers
Quintuple Steps
Rolling Log
Spinning Blades
Rope Swing
Cargo Net
Tilting Ladders
Warped Wall
[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth last=”no”]
St. Louis Finals
Quintuple Steps
Rolling Log
Spinning Blades
Rope Swing
Cargo Net
Tilting Ladders
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
Rumbling Dice
Ledge Hanger
Tower
[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth last=”no”]
Las Vegas Stage 1
Piston Road
Giant Ring
Silk Slider
Jumping Spider
Half Pipe Attack
Warped Wall
Spinning Bridge
Final Climb
[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth last=”yes”]
Las Vegas Stage 2
Rope Jungle
Double Salmon Ladder
Unstable Bridge
Butterfly Wall
Metal Spin
Wall Lift
[/one_fourth]

2016-06-27T07:58:09-07:00September 9th, 2014|

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