Hey guys this is Daniel Gil. I’m a professional ninja athlete and a five time national finalist on American Ninja Warrior.

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have always been a fun-loving adventurer. I’m the second oldest in a family of five kids who were all home-schooled. As a kid I loved playing outside, climbing trees and participating in team sports. In high school, I began to focus my attention on new passions such as singing, dancing, and the performing arts. During that time, I also began leading worship at my home church, Dwelling Place Church. I continued my physical training as well, by working out daily on my Bowflex and practicing Parkour.

After high school, I attended All Nations School of Ministry and obtained a degree in Applied Ministerial Studies. In 2013 I began working at Iron Sports Gym with Sam Sann, where I am now the director of the homeschool program and where I train for American Ninja Warrior. 2015 was my rookie year competing on Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior where I made it to the National Finals in Las Vegas. I was also selected to compete in the American Ninja Warrior All-Stars Special, and was chosen to be a team captain on Season 1-3 of Team Ninja Warrior. I have also competed internationally with Team USA in American Ninja Warrior Indonesia.

This recognition and success has presented me with new opportunities to begin traveling and motivational speaking. In 2016, I competed on Season 8 of American Ninja Warrior and was one of only two competitors to beat Stage 2 in the National Finals. I am one of a few competitors who beat the Mega Wall both years in a row. Currently, I am traveling, speaking, and training for Season 11 of American Ninja Warrior.

Daniel’s Mission

  • To exemplify a life of loving God, loving people, and impacting the world in which I live.
  • To encourage others to discover their callings and live life in passionate pursuit of their destiny.
  • To motivate others to strengthen their lives through health, fitness and nutrition.


  • Testimonial Picture of Michelle Warnky (2)
    “I enjoy seeing his love for God and others!”

    I have enjoyed getting to know Daniel these past few years! it's always a pleasure hanging out with him, prayer together talking about life, training together, and of course, eating ice cream together!

    Michelle Warnky
    Ninja Competitor
  • Testimonial Picture of Travis Rosen (2)
    “Daniel is a man passionately living this life to the full and taking us along for the ride! ”

    Daniel Gill is a man of passion. When we first met I was a four time American Ninja Warrior finalist while Daniel wasn't even old enough to compete! I was taken aback by how much passion he had for this sport.

    Travis Rosen
    Ninja Competitor
  • Testimonial Picture of Jamie Rahn – Captain NBC (2)
    “A wonderful coach and a very helpful training partner. ”

    Daniel Gil is one of only a handful of ninjas who are above and beyond exceptional in every sense of the word. He is above all an honest, sincere, and truthful human being.

    Jamie Rahn – Captain NBC
    Ninja Competitor