Team DGS Ninja


Matt is the designer behind BarnBuilt. He first got into ninja when his cousin showed him the show American Ninja Warrior (ANW). Matt and his dad began constructing obstacles in their own backyard. Matt’s most memorable ninja experience has been getting his first course clear on ANW. His favorite obstacle is the BarnBuilt Bolt Cutters. Matt trains at Dexterity Depot and in his barn. Trying new obstacles is what he loves the most about ninja.


When Tom first walked into his dad's ninja gym at the age of nine, he was hooked on the sport and still trains there a decade later. Some of his favorite aspects of ninja include developing his body and mind through training, competing, meeting new friends, and always striving towards his next goal!  He is also passionate about coaching and mentoring the next generation of ninja athletes. Beyond his roles as a coach and an athlete, Tom is also the designer behind 111 Obstacles. Obstacles designed by Tom have been featured in the World Ninja League World Finals, as well as in the homes and gyms of many renowned ninjas.


In 2016, Addy pivoted to ninja after leaving gymnastics due to an injury. Having watched America Ninja Warrior (ANW) for years, she was excited to try the sport out for herself at a local gym. Addy quickly fell in love with the sport and community of ninja warrior. Her favorite moment in ninja was hitting her first buzzer on stage 1 of the 2022 Women's Championship surrounded by all her friends, family, and training partners who had supported her along the way. Addy trains at Vitality Obstacle Fitness. She is a 2x World Ninja League (WNL) world champion, ANW season 14 last woman standing, 2x world's strongest ninja, 2023 World Cup Champion, and 3x ANW national finalist. 


Early on, Aidan was passionate about obstacle course racing and Spartan racing. However, he discovered his love for ninja when a gym opened near his house. Since then, he has been hooked on the sport. His favorite moments in ninja so far have been competing in the first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior and winning the 2020 World Ninja League World Championships.


With a foundation in gymnastics and a passion for the show American Ninja Warrior, True began training at local gyms when he was 12 years old. One of his favorite moments in ninja was representing Team USA in Ninja Warrior France: Clash of Nations. Winning Nationals in 2019 was also one of his early achievements. True enjoys linking laches, or anything that can be linked. He is currently studying mechanical engineering and computer science at Tufts University.


An athlete her whole life, Taylor, also known as Teej, fell in love with the sport of ninja after attending an adult ninja class. At 4'11", she is the shortest person ever to compete in the American Ninja Warrior National Finals. Teej enjoys linking laches and is a fan of the X-Drop. She trains at Vitality Obstacle Fitness when she is not working as a Financial Analyst at the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center Protocol Office. You might see her with her mini goldendoodle, Harley, who often joins her on podiums.


Joe first got into ninja when he and Abby Clark were watching Conor Galvin compete in Brooklyn. Conor’s mother offered to buy them pizza if they competed too and they couldn’t pass up some Brooklyn pizza! Course testing for American Ninja Warrior seasons 15 and 16 are among Joe's favorite moments in ninja so far. Joe competed on American Ninja Warrior seasons 11 and 14, and was a Vegas finalist in season 11. He is also a six-time World Ninja League finalist and the owner of Nex Level Ninja. Joe enjoys anything that involves laches and flying high.


In 2016, Abby started training in ninja after being introduced to the sport by her former college gymnastics teammate, Conor Galvin. Abby's favorite moments in ninja include hitting a buzzer on American Ninja Warrior (ANW), becoming the third Elite Female to hit a Stage 1 buzzer at the WNL Finals, and winning the Elite Female division at the Premier Series Finals. Her favorite obstacles are cliffhangers and swinging/laches. Abby has competed on ANW seasons 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16. She was also an ANW Vegas finalist for seasons 10 and 14, an ANW season 10 Minneapolis Qualifier Buzzer, and an ANW Women's Championship Top 4. Abby has been a seven-time WNL Finalist, a back-to-back WNL Strongest Ninja Titleholder, an Elite Division (seasons 5 & 6) champion, a 2023 Premier Series Finals Elite Female Champion, and a 2023 Ninja Sport Championship 3rd place finisher.


Conor is a former collegiate gymnast at Springfield College and he has been involved in the American Ninja Warrior community since 2016. He is 4x ANW competitor, 9x Top ANW Course Tester, and has been a National Finalist across several different ninja leagues. Conor is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist. He has a passion for pushing himself and his physical therapy patients to new heights.


Charlie was first introduced to ninja through watching American Ninja Warrior (ANW). He began his training when a gym opened up near his house. His favorite moment in ninja so far has been winning the 2023 World Ninja League (WNL) World Championship and being the only competitor to successfully clear the course. Charlie's favorite obstacle is anything with moving bars. He also finished 2nd on ANW Jr. season 3, is a 2-time FINA World Champion, and a 2-time WNL World’s Strongest Ninja.