Columbus athlete appears on 'American Ninja Warrior'

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus athlete who has overcome obstacles appeared on television Wednesday night.

Thirty-five-year-old Nic Steinhaus made it to the second obstacle on "American Ninja Warrior." He and his supporters gathered at Treadstone Climbing Gym off Milgen Road for a viewing party to watch him compete.

The wall-crawler and rock climber has dreamed of this opportunity for years. Steinhaus worked very hard to lose 50 pounds in eight months. This came after a grisly motorcycle accident where he broke 15 bones. His nickname, "Titanium Ninja" came about after the accident.

"Everything in life is hard before it's easy. There's so many things that we want to do but it just seems it's too hard for us to do. If we had only realized that we just start and do a little bit each day, it'll get easier. It'll get better and you'll make it there.  You just have to get started," said Steinhaus

Steinhaus said he couldn't have done this without his wife and three children.  He said with faith in God, prayer, focus, and determination, you can do anything you set your mind to.

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