Joshua – The Bathrobe Ninja – is among the top Ninja Warriors in the world and has become a head coach of our Competition Training Clinic as well as a leader of our coaching team. Don’t let his youth fool you.
In his first full year of competition (2018), he placed in the top 10 at the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) and National Ninja League (NNL) world finals in his age group. He was called and made it to the semi-finals in Season 1 and 2 of American Ninja Warrior Junior (2018-19). In 2019, he was crowned the champion of 11-13 year olds for the Athlete Warrior Games (AWG) and was 3rd at the UNAA World finals. He ended his “junior” career in 2020 finishing 2nd at AWG (14-16) finals and #9 (13-14 Stage 3) and #6 (13-14 Strongest Ninja).
For the 2020-21 season, he decided to go pro and beat everyone in the NNL Elite division in Stage 1 of its finals. He then finished 3rd in the Pro Male division at the UNAA World Finals In 2021 and 2nd in 2022. In 2022 he completed an amazing finish to win the American Ninja Warrior Family Championship with his brother (Caleb) and sister-in-law (Hannah). He has qualified for the finals in the first two seasons of the Ninja Sport Championship series.
An incredible student of the sport, Joshua began training other children in late 2018, and his first protege finished 3rd in their first competition. He’s traveled and trained under some of the best coaches in the country, picking up a lot of tips along the way, and growing in his own right.
The Auer family has adopted Psalm 144:12 as its family verse:
Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;
Joshua has certainly matured beyond his years. Even when he competed as a 14-year-old, adult competitors were constantly asking him for advice. Everyone he’s trained will tell you that he has helped them immensely. And he has been sought after by other ninja gyms to put on clinics for young competitors.
In addition to our great facility, Josh is one of the reasons top ninjas come and seek to train at Rock Solid Warrior.