Jennifer L’Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP, is always looking for a challenge. “When I saw [NBC’s] American Ninja Warrior [ANW], it looked like so much fun that I had to try out,” she said.
The avid sports enthusiast, who works at Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians and Madigan Army Medical Center, both in Tacoma, Washington, is no stranger to testing her limits. “I participate in tons of sports and outdoor activities, including cave diving, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, surfing, and running, among other things,” the 45-year-old athlete said. She’s even competed in national Xterra off-road triathlons. “But nothing can really prepare you for ANW other than being a well-rounded athlete,” Dr. Stankus said.