Ethan Swanson, named “The Daredevil” by American Ninja Warrior, has competed on the TV show for 4 years in seasons 6, 7, 8, and 9. In Season 8, he was one of only 17 to make it to Stage 2 in the Vegas Finals. Ethan earned his name climbing and jumping from everything in sight.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Ethan has been a Chicagoan his whole life and is the Course Operations Manager of Ultimate Ninjas Chicago where he is in charge of all things NINJA including class curriculum, safety, ninja training, and challenging kids to do their best!
Ethan lives in Chicago, travels in his free time to compete in ninja competitions, and loves teaching kids that failure is an amazing way to learn about yourself, and how to get stronger.