Abel Gonzalez is a Motivational Speaker and ninja gym owner from Edinburg, Texas. In a short time, he has become one of the most beloved competitors due to his mission to make South Texas healthier and his motto “#WeAreAllAbel”.
In American Ninja Warrior 6 he competed as a walk on and impressed everyone with his great rookie season, completing both the Qualifying and Finals round in Dallas Texas. In his second season he came back even stronger and beat Stage Two, the stage that had taken him out the previous season. By beating Stage Two he became one of the all-time elite athletes, a Stage Three Ninja Watching Professional American Ninja Warrior Abel Gonzalez breeze through the tough obstacles of American and Ninja VS Ninja TV shows, one might think Abel’s always been the picture of health and determination. But that’s not the case. Abel has overcome his own personal obstacle course to get to where he is today.
Seeing his family disintegrate around him when he was only ten years old, Abel voluntarily took on the role of primary caregiver to his younger brothers when he was just twenty. Three years later, he received a devastating diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, commonly considered a life-long debilitating disease. Through dedicated work and study, Abel overcame an understandably negative outlook on life and at the same time shed the mantle of disability.
Today Abel Gonzalez works steadfastly at maintaining his health and abilities and encourages others to share in his passion and cry that #WeAreAllAbel. See Abel on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Esquire Network’s Team Ninja Warrior and USA Network’s Ninja VS Ninja! Besides being an elite American Ninja Warrior athlete Abel is an inspirational speaker and owner of AXIOS Warrior Academy, a holistic Wellness Center in South Texas.