Previous “Ass Kickers” posts

Cindy Stowell Kicks Ass 

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Before Cindy Stowell passed away from cancer on December 5th, she was a contestant on Jeopardy. While Stowell is no longer with us, her pre-taped episodes of the game show are now airing on television, and she’s currently running an impressive six-game win streak. Stowell’s illness wasn’t known to her competition, but the fates seem to have been aware. Stowell has racked up multiple come-from-behind wins in the Final Jeopardy round, and her earnings now total over $100,000. The best part? Stowell dictated that all of her winnings be donated to cancer-related charities.

Sooner or later, someone is going to defeat Cindy Stowell1, but she’ll always be an ass kicker, and a hell of a champion.

Previously in Female Competitors Kicking Ass: Becca Pizzi Kicks Ass


  1. And how lousy do they feel right about now? ↩︎

Becca Pizzi Kicks Ass 

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

At the end of January, Becca Pizzi completed seven marathons, in seven days, on seven continents. She also won them all.

Previously in Female Athletes Kicking Ass: Katie Ledecky Kicks Ass

Katie Ledecky Kicks Ass 

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Brian Phillips’ column is about Katie Ledecky. It has a simple thesis. The thesis is that Katie Ledecky kicks ass.

Previously in Female Athletes Kicking Ass: Kacy Catanzaro Kicks Ass

Kacy Catanzaro Kicks Ass 

Friday, July 18th, 2014

If you’ve got seven and a half minutes and want to see something ridiculously awesome and inspirational, watch this video of Kacy Catanzaro beating the crap out of the “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course.1 As the link notes:

Don’t worry, you don’t have to have seen American Ninja Warrior before to enjoy this clip. The insane difficulty will be instantly evident.

If you can watch the ring toss section and not be impressed, well, I don’t even know what to say to you. For more on Catanzaro, Vulture also has a brief interview.


  1. The video is archived here. ↩︎