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. This past season has been my best season to date. I am one of two competitors to beat the Mega Wall both years in a row. I am officially one of four to ever make it past stage 3 in the history of American Ninja Warrior! Currently, I am traveling, speaking, and training for Season 12 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 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
  • 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