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Ninjas Making a Difference: Kevin Carbone

This series will highlight a Ninja each week who is making a difference in their community.

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Kevin Carbone has competed on three seasons of American Ninja Warrior: 9, 10, and 11. His first year, he made it to the National Finals, failing on the Jumping Spider; the following year, he didn’t make it past City Finals; and in season 11, he made it all the way to Stage Three and failed on Cane Lane.

But what’s even more interesting about Kevin is that he designed an obstacle each of the three years he competed. Now, just because you win the obstacle challenge, doesn’t mean you get a call-back, as Kevin found out. He designed the challenging Wingnuts in season 9, but got on the show as a walk-on. In season 10, he designed Deja Vu, and season 11 it was the Slingshot.

Since winning the American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Design Challenge, Kevin has become a Professional Obstacle Course Designer and recently shared his knowledge with students at the Synapse School, an innovative, independent K-8 school in Menlo Park, California.

What a cool project to be a part of and kudos to Kevin and the Synapse School for making learning exciting for these kids!