Team Monstro is a group of athletes that are not only passionate about competing in the sport of ninja, but about being the best version of themselves they can be.
Prior to Ninja Warrior, Joe was an NCAA gymnast who specialized in High Bar and Parallel bars. Once he graduated college and retired from gymnastics he moved on to Ninja Warrior/Obstacle course training. Within his first year of training, Joe competed in the professional division at the 2017 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships. He has qualified and competed in the past 2 seasons of the National Ninja League World Finals, advancing to stage 2 in the season 3 finals. Although he hasn’t competed on American Ninja Warrior yet, Joe has course tested for Seasons 9 and 10 where in season 10 he was named top tester in 3 different cities. He received the honor of competing in on Season 11 in Baltimore.
Abby was a gymnast for 20 years, and a track and field athlete for 12 years. She competed in both sports at the college level and was the 2015 national balance beam champion. Abby started training ninja/obstacle course racing in 2016, about a year and a half after graduating college and retiring from gymnastics. In 2017 she competed and placed top 15 in the professional division at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships. She has competed in the past 3 seasons of National Ninja League finals along with competing in the past 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior. In season 9 she competed in the Cleveland city qualifiers and season 10 competed in the Minneapolis city qualifiers, city finals, and stage 1 Vegas finals. Abby was the only female to hit a buzzer in Minneapolis city qualifiers. She recently competed in Baltimore for ANW season 11.
Conor, a former NCAA gymnast has been ninja training since 2016. He is known for his high-flying acrobatic ability on the ninja course. He has been a National Ninja League World Finalist for each of the last 3 seasons. Conor was one the breakout rookies on Season 11 of American Ninja Warrior. He was able to secure a second place finish at the Baltimore City Qualifiers and in the process became the first rookie to ever take on the Power Tower.
Taylor, also known at Teej, grew up doing gymnastics and cheerleading. She was a Division 1 All American for acrobatics and tumbling at Quinnipiac University. Taylor began competing for ninja in 2018 after searching for a way to stay active after college. She ended up placing 4th at NNL worlds in 2019 and then made it to stage 3 of the strongest ninja at worlds 2020 and won the stride by stride skills event. Taylor competed on American Ninja Warrior in Baltimore for Season 11 and then again in Season 12 where she advanced to the semifinals after placing top 12. She will also be competing on Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior.