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Addy Herman Says Her ANW Women's Championship Victory Was "Unbelievable"

The 16 ANW Women's Championship Ninjas were all dead-set on becoming the next champion. Herman emerged victorious. 

By Jessica White

Returning for the fourth year, the American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship is always an exhilarating watch. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 16 premiere of American Ninja Warrior Monday, June 3 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.

As we gear up to Season 16 of ANW, the Women's Championship is the perfect kick-off. From jaw-dropping athleticism to larger-than-life obstacles, the ANW Women's Championship special has all of the astonishing action as ANW while showcasing 16 of the competition's most tenacious Ninjas. After an intense race to the finish, we have our next Women's Championship winner. 

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Read on, below, to learn everything to know about the fourth American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship. 

When does the American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship air?

The American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship is an annual special that airs ahead of upcoming season of ANW. The fourth annual American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship special aired on Sunday, May 12 at 9/8c. As usual, Hosts Matt IsemanAkbar Gbajabiamila, and Zuri Hall weighed in on all of the action. 

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“[American Ninja Warrior] is a unique competition that it is about the people and the stories and it has a lot of unique characteristics," ANW executive producer Arthur Smith told Deadline. "Where else do you have athletes rooting for each other? Where else do you have women and men competing on the same course? We have a community and there’s so many positive values."

American Ninja Warrior Hosts Matt and Akbar look on as contestants compete

How does the ANW Women's Championship work?

The ANW Women's Championship is a pulse-pounding competition with some minor changes to ANW's typical formula. Viewers see 16 elite female Ninjas compete on the world’s most challenging obstacle course. The winner will take home the coveted title of this year’s Women’s Champion and a grand prize of $50,000.  

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Addy Herman competes on an American Ninja Warrior course.

Who won the fourth American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship?

The winner of the 2024 ANW Women's Championship was Addy Herman. The young Ninja first skyrocketed through the competition on American Ninja Warrior Junior. Herman also competed in the third annual ANW Women's Championship, coming in second place. Now dominating the advanced stages of the race, Herman took home the title of Women's Champion after a white-knuckled race to the finish. After staking her claim on the title of Champion, NBC Insider chatted with Herman about the mind-blowing victory.

"It was crazy, the buildup from last season to this season was just unbelievable," Herman told us. "It was really a dream come true because I had come so close the season before on the Women's Championship. To then be able to relive that moment and get my redemption, it was just the best moment of my entire life."

Where can I watch past seasons of American Ninja Warrior?

If you want to rewatch some of the most gravity-defying runs from ANW seasons past, Peacock is the perfect place. Relive Vance Walker's "insane" Total Victory from Season 15 or Joe Moravsky's historic Season 14 sprint by streaming all of your favorite ANW episodes on Peacock, NBC's streaming service.

Originally published May 10, 2024.