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Another woman has claimed her ticket to the American Ninja Warrior national finals in Las Vegas.Four women took to the course in Philadelphia on Monday night, more than any other city finals in American Ninja Warrior history. Jesse Flex Labreck, the new kid on the block, watched hopefuls Michelle Warnky, Rachel Goldstein and Allyssa Beird buckle under the pressure of Rolling Thunder, the courses dreaded fifth obstacle. But Labreck -- a former University of Maine track star -- defeated the beast. Later, she became the first newcomer to make it to the Stair Hooper, the ninth obstacle in Monday nights episode. She will join ANW powerhouses Jessie Graff and Meagan Martin in Vegas. ?Labreck is relatively unknown, and her success is a bit of a surprise.Well, kind of.The 25-year-old is 5-foot-7? and 145 pounds, and her size mirrors that of Graff, another successful female competitor. While size isnt everything in ANW, it certainly helps. It also doesnt hurt that Labreck simply excels athletically, despite having a relatively unorthodox background compared to other top female ANW competitors.Typically, the elite women of American Ninja Warrior have a background in gymnastics, pole vaulting and rock climbing. In contrast, Labreck was a hurdler and competed in heptathlons, and she has no formal training in tumbling. I cant do any of that, she said when comparing her skills to those of her comrades.However, she has since learned how to do a standing back tuck.Labrecks road to ANW was a rocky one. While preparing for competition, she lined up a gig coaching track and field at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, alongside her former University of Maine coach, Dave Cusano. But when Cusano left Wheaton to work at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, she was left without a job.I came here for ninja [training], but I also had no job, she said. I was a lost kid.With the support of the ninja community, Labreck got back on her feet. She moved in with a fellow ninja enthusiast and began working part time at Action Athletics gym in Newton, Massachusetts. There, Labreck added rock climbing to her skill set.Seeking a steadier gig, Labreck became a live-in caretaker for a 20-year-old woman with cerebral palsy. The position gave Labreck a sense of purpose, direction and stability.I just wanted to make a difference, Labreck noted.Always bouncing around and climbing on things, Labreck is very high-energy and doesnt sit very often. ? Her effervescence has shaped her training. She doesnt take herself too seriously. But her drive and ambition keep her focused.Heading into the Las Vegas finals, her confidence will be key. In the past, Labreck downplayed her achievements and skill level. For example, in high school she doubted her track and field abilities because the competition was so fierce in her home state of Maine. It wasnt until she started placing at larger meets that Labreck realized she was actually pretty good.Sometimes I rely more heavily on my friends and family to give me that confidence, Labreck said. But -- thats something Im working on.Philadelphia city finals specs:Finishers: 0Female finishers: 0Women moving on: 1New or modified obstacles on second half of course: 1 out of 4The course:Were well into the city final episodes of ANW; the first six obstacles remain the same as in each of the qualifiers (except for a couple of tweaks). Four additional obstacles were added to the second portion (which well review below), bringing the total to 10 obstacles.The first obstacle on the second part of each city finals course (i.e., the seventh obstacle overall) has been the Salmon Ladder thus far. Ninjas hang from a bar and propel themselves upward, climbing the bar on a series of rungs.The eighth obstacle in Philadelphia was the Flying Shelf Grab. Competitors hung from a bar and latched on, or alternatively, jumped to a suspended shelf. After swinging to gain momentum, ninjas grabbed onto the next shelf and then dismounted.The Stair Hopper is new this year. Ninjas hang from a bar and, using the upper body, hop it down a series of steps, and back up. Then they swing to the dismount.The Invisible Ladder returns as the 10th obstacle. So far, thats been the case for each of the city finals courses. Ninjas grab rings suspended from a hole in a platform and pull up. When their movement stops, the ring catches their weight, making it appear as if they are pulling themselves up a ladder and through the hole at the top of the finishing platform.Looking forward:Vegas is finally here! Next week is the first of three episodes featuring the Las Vegas finals. With such a historic season for women thus far, hopefully the trend continues with some amazing runs from our faves in Vegas. 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The next group of bowl selections are in, and Western Michigan is going to row its boat to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan and coach P.J. Fleck -- whose row the boat battle cry has become a signature phrase for the 13-0 team -- will play Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. Western Michigan is one of two unbeaten teams left in the FBS, with Alabama being the other.The other New Years Six matchups go like this: Michigan against Florida State in the Capital One Orange Bowl, Penn State against USC in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and Auburn against Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.This will be the first appearance in the Orange Bowl by the Wolverines since Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes to beat Alabama and cap the 1999 season.Florida State is in the Orange Bowl for the 10th time and will play at Hard Rock Stadium for the second time this season. The Seminoles beat Miami there during the regular season after blocking a potentially game-tying extra point in the final moments.The 103rd edition of The Granddaddy of Them All will match two venerable football programs that have emerged from bad times since their last trip to this postseason showcase.USC (9-3) will meet Penn State (11-2) in a rematch of the 2009 Rose Bowl, won 38-24 by the Trojans.Western Michigan and Wisconsin are both making their first Cotton Bowl appearances.The Broncos (13-0), at No. 15 in the final CFP rankings, beat two Big Ten teams, Northwestern and Illinois, on the road early this season.The No. 8 Badgers (10-3) had a six-game winning streak before the Big Ten championship game, where they had a 28-7 lead before losing 38-31 to Penn State while giving up the most points they had all season.Its the fifth time Western Michigan and Wisconsin have played, the first since 2000.Auburn and Oklahoma will square off for the first time since the Sugar Bowl in 1972, wh

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