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



8x American Ninja Warrior Competitor | 6x National Finalist (Season 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11)

2017, 2020 Salmon Ladder Champion – ANW All Stars Skills Challenge | 2020 Team Matt Iseman Champion – ANW All Stars

2x Team Captain of “Fast Kats” – ANW: Ninja Vs Ninja | Over 10yrs experience working in youth and adult fitness | Motivational speaking and appearances at schools and organizations across the country

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

Born in Austin Texas and raised in the north Dallas suburb, Plano, Karsten graduated from Plano East Senior High School where he competed as a top hurdler and 400m sprinter. He has been a personal trainer in the Dallas area for over 10 years and has a passion for helping kids and adults unlock their full potential. He is dedicated to leading and serving in his community and enjoys professional speaking events at schools and businesses across the country.

Karsten has competed in 8 seasons of NBC’s award winning tv show, American Ninja Warrior, and is a 6x National Finalist. He is one of the most decorated athletes on the show winning the Super Salmon Ladder competition twice and won the title with TEAM Matt Iseman in the ANW All Stars challenge. Karsten also has a passion for growing and advancing the sport of Ninja and regularly competes and coaches at Ninja league events regionally and nationally. Karsten’s professional background includes directing and developing some of the largest and most successful Ninja gym franchises in the country and is currently working on a new Ninja Project that will revolutionize the sport of Ninja and fitness!

“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.”