“The Obstacles Of Life Will Take You Down. Get Back Up, Get Stronger.”


Born: 2/12/1981 | Height: 6’ 1” | Weight: 175

Born in Austin and raised in Plano, Texas, just north of Dallas, Karsten graduated from Plano East Senior High School where he competed as a top hurdler and 400m sprinter.  He has been a full time personal trainer in the Dallas area and 6 time national finalist on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.™  

His new position as Area Director and Head Coach of Ninja Nation Frisco has helped him achieve his passion for training kids and adults who are aspiring ninjas and obstacle course competitors. Karsten also has passion for helping others by working with organizations that benefit the community by raising funds and providing resources to help those in need

“My mom is awesome. She has a big heart and an awesome spirit about her. She can light up a room with her positive energy and she is always helping others. I can only hope to become 10% of what she is.”