Meet The Libertyville Team
Meet Our General Manager
Mike is a 9 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and 6 time Las Vegas finalist. His nickname on the show is “The Stallion” and he can be seen on season 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 and the most recent season, 14, where he galloped his way to Vegas.
Michael grew up a competitive gymnast and by the age of 12 was ranked 37th nationally. In high school he made varsity as a freshman for pole vaulting and for fun was involved in a breakdancing group. He transitioned into ninja warrior training during college at Northern Illinois University where he earned his master’s degree in Physical Therapy. “I currently supplement my obstacle training with rock climbing and water sports including slalom skiing, bare-footing, and wake boarding.”
Michael hopes to grow the ninja community and promote the “NINJA LIFESTYLE” which involves being active, eating healthy, treating people kindly, and doing the right thing. “Competing on American Ninja Warrior gives me a platform to be a role model. Whether I complete an obstacle or fall in the water I measure my success based on if I can make a positive difference in someone’s life.”