Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 10, 2014

Andover mom out to prove ninjas come in all sizes

Andover mom out to prove ninjas come in all sizes


Tacy said her husband, a manager at Hewlett-Packard, is very supportive of her Ninja dreams. Woodworking is his hobby, so he happily designed and built the obstacle course in the backyard, which also includes an awesome tree house for their children.

While she has competed in two triathlons, surprising herself with a third-place finish in one of them, that’s been the extent of her competitive athletic endeavors — until now.

“I’m competitive, but I’m really just a regular mom. I volunteer at West El, cook dinner, take care of my family ... that’s what’s most important to me,” she said one recent morning as she headed out to walk her dog, Bark Vader, a rescued Labrador mix. The family also has a snake and two cats.

Tacy plans to give her best effort this weekend. She may be small, but she’s convinced that adapting that small frame to the “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course is doable.

“I just want my kids to remember this,” she said. “They can see that anyone can do anything if they really try. That’s what their Mom did.”

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