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'American Ninja Warrior': Does Jesse Labreck's thrilling run put her at an advantage in the power tower playoffs?

Jesse is one of the four ninjas who qualified for the finale
Jesse Labreck (NBC)
Jesse Labreck (NBC)

Jesse Labreck killed the 10-obstacle run with effortless ease. Even though she is fourth on the leaderboard but being able to complete the course has put her in an advantageous position. She took a total of 7:31 to hit the buzzer. Apart from her, Najee Richardson, Austin Gray and Lucas Reale are the three other contestants who are moving one step closer to fighting it out in the Power Tower playoffs, which was introduced only last year. From the preview clip, it seems not too many will be able to emerge victorious. 

Jesse only has an advantage now and her position in the game will depend on how the remaining ninjas fair in next week's episode. From the interview she gave American Ninja Warrior Nation, it seemed she wasn't very confident about giving Power Tower a shot because it requires a lot of strength. "You have to have a lot of power and I just don’t have that yet. It takes a long time to build it," she told the publication. No comparisons here, but if Jessie Graff can do it with injuries, which she has recovered from, then Jesse shouldn't be far behind. 

Meanwhile, fans cannot stop rooting for Jesse for putting up such an exceptional show in this week's episode of 'American Ninja Warrior.' "@FlexLabreck, holy effing crap!! WE ARE NOT WORTHY. I was screaming and jumping up and down for one of the greatest @NinjaWarrior runs I’ve ever seen, male OR female. #ANW, this needs to be on YT now," a fan commented, while another shared: "But hey -- tonight, it's all about Flex, baby. I -- Can you imagine HER being the FIRST WOMAN on the POWER TOWER?! Or Jessie Graff, even?! I still say we need women's Power Tower contests!" "I’m not crying- YOU’RE crying!!! FLEX. LA. BRECK. THAT IS ALL," a user tweeted. "Jesse “Flex” Lebreck you ARE the BADDEST BIT$H around!! You GO GIRL!! #AmericanNinjaWarrior," another posted.





Catch the 'American Ninja Warrior' Season 12 finale on NBC on November 4, Wednesday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.