Joe Moravsky

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Joe Moravsky
Born (1989-03-23) March 23, 1989 (age 32)
Other namesThe Weatherman
OccupationAthlete, Meteorologist
Years active2013—present
TelevisionAmerican Ninja Warrior
Children3
Websitejoemoravsky.com

Joe Moravsky is an American athlete, meteorologist, and Manager at Stamford Ninja Academy who has competed on American Ninja Warrior in seasons five through thirteen. He has twice been the last ninja standing on American Ninja Warrior and has competed on USA Network's Team Ninja Warrior season one and winning season two.[1]

American Ninja Warrior[edit]

In the fifth season, Moravsky's qualifier run was fast forwarded, but placed sixth with a time of 1:25.95 and moved on to city finals as the fastest rookie in Baltimore, according to Matt Iseman. In the city finals, Moravsky placed second and completed the course with a time of 3:11.97. At the national finals, he successfully completed with 36.23 seconds left, the 4th fastest time overall. During Stage 2, Joe was the first finisher. When Joe moved on to Stage 3, where he fell on the third obstacle, the Floating Boards, when failing to make the transition to the fourth board. He was not picked for team USA in the USA vs. Japan special later that year. Moravsky placed second overall, the only person to beat him was Brian Arnold. He was engaged to his wife Stephanie at the time.

Moravsky planned to marry his wife Stephanie after the city finals in season six but before the national finals. However his wedding was delayed due to the national finals taping overlapping their wedding date.[2] During qualifiers, he finished the course with the fastest time of the night with 1:04.13 on the clock. At the city finals, despite breaking the Rumbling Dice,[3] He once again finished with the fastest time of the night with 3:40.48. During Stage 1 of the national finals, he finished with 29.79 left on the clock, the third fastest time. On Stage 2, he was one of two finishers. He barely finished however, with only over a second left on the clock when he hit the buzzer. On Stage 3, he became the third American to complete the Ultimate Cliffhanger, and fell on the Hang Climb. Despite the fall, he was the last man standing.

Moravsky was selected for the USA vs. the World competition where he was selected to compete. He competed on Stage 1, where he completed the course with a time of 1 minute 12 seconds, beating Brent Steffensen´s record in earlier years. However, Tim Shieff completed the course in a different heat with 1 minute 2 seconds. Joe still holds the fastest time an american has beaten Stage 1. On Stage 3, he fell on the Hang Climb again and lost the heat.[citation needed]

Moravsky and his wife Stephanie were getting ready to have their first child.

In the city qualifiers of season seven, he ended up with the second fastest time with 1:34.17, Just behind Elet Hall. In the city finals, he ended up with the second fastest time again of 7:28.92, this time behind Geoff Britten. In Las Vegas during the national finals, Joe beat Stage 1 with 35.31 seconds left which was the sixth fastest overall. He was the last of the 8 finishers to complete Stage 2. Joe completed Stage 2 with 20.41 left, the fourth fastest time. When he advanced to Stage Three, he placed fifth when he fell on the Ultimate Cliffhanger transitioning to the final ledge. In USA vs. the World, Moravksy replaced Geoff Britten during Stage 2 because Geoff Britten seemed to not be feeling well, most likely due to a fever or headache. He ran on Stage 2 and Stage 3.

Before season nine, his uncle, Rob, died. In an interview, he talked about the season and not having family at qualifiers and city finals. He also talked about the course and why he's confident every time he heads in.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Moravsky studied meteorology at Western Connecticut State University and used to be seen frequently as a freelance meteorologist at News 12 Connecticut. He currently travels in partnership with Ninja Coalition doing special events and coaching and works as a manager at Stamford Ninja Academy in Stamford, Connecticut.[5] Moravsky is currently married and has three kids with his wife, Stephanie.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Tylwalk (30 March 2017). "Get ready for the return of Team Ninja Warrior with an exclusive clip". Fansided.
  2. ^ a b Garofalo, Alex (November 14, 2014). "Is 'American Ninja Warrior' A Sport? Weatherman Joe Moravsky Trains For Season 7 Amid Questions Of Sponsorship And Getting Paid". International Business Times. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Prakash, Neha. "'American Ninja Warrior' Competitor Literally Destroys Obstacle Course [VIDEO]". Mashable. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  4. ^ Lee, Nikki (2017-09-19). "Joe Moravsky on season nine: 'This year, my reason why felt stronger than ever before'". American Ninja Warrior Nation. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  5. ^ "Ninja Coalition Partnership".