ROSE WETZEL

American Ninja Warrior and Spartan Race Athlete

 
 
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Age: 34
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: Georgetown University

The first thing people tend to notice about Rose is her infectious enthusiasm; which partly explains her desire, and ability, to pursue multiple sports at the same time. A competitive runner turned obstacle course racer turned American Ninja Warrior, she competes how she lives; at full speed and full of passion.

After years of dominating Seattle area road races and being a 9 time USATF Club National Champion, Rose burst on to the Spartan Race obstacle course racing (OCR) world in late 2013 and never looked back. Despite being a middle distance runner, she transitioned well to the long, mountainous, obstacle course races and left her mark right away.

Starting her rookie season off with a string of first place victories, she finished the 2013-2014 season winning half of all of her races and only fell short of the podium one time, when she sustained an ankle injury early in the race. She repeated the effort in 2014-2015, winning half of all her races and getting fifth place (second American) against a stacked international women’s field at the Spartan Race World Championship. But her year was full of more than just OCRs. Her season also included competing at the City Qualifier and Las Vegas Finals of American Ninja Warrior, being on NBC’s Team Ninja Warrior, and being a team captain on NBC’s Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.

In 2016, with the Olympic Trials approaching, she decided to juggle all three sports once again, mixing 800m track workouts with OCR training and ninja warrior training. While falling short of the Olympic Trials qualifying time in the 800m, she once again competed at the City Qualifier and the Las Vegas Finals of American Ninja Warrior, was a part of the NBC Team Ninja Warrior show, and secured third place overall in the NBC televised Spartan Race Points Series.

She heads in to the OCR Championship month ranked second female in the Spartan Global rankings, and will most likely be a part of the second season of the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge later this year.

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PR’s / Titles

  • 800m – 2:07.8, Mile – 4:42, 5k – 16:14
  • Big East conference 4x800 meter champion at Georgetown
  • 9 time USATF Club National Champion
  • Boston Marathon qualifier and competitor
  • Lifetime Spartan Race Record:  41 Races; 20 Wins; 36 Podiums; 40 Top 5
  • 2013-2014 Spartan Points Series – 2nd place
  • 2014-2015 Spartan Points Series – 2nd place
  • 2016 NBC Spartan Point Series – 3rd place

2016 Results

  • American Ninja Warrior City Qualifier
  • American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas Finalist
  • 2016 Spartan Race Results:
    • 8 races;
    • 3 wins;
    • 7 podiums;
    • 8 Top-fives

Predicted 2016 Schedule

  • Spartan Race World Championship
  • Spartan Race – Seattle Beast and Sprint
  • Spartan Race – Sacramento Super and Sprint
  • Spartan Race – Los Angeles Sprint
  • Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge – filming

 

 
 

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