Ryan Stratis has been competing on every season of American Ninja Warrior. He first found out about the show back when it was still airing as the original Ninja Warrior from Japan and immediately fell in love with the sport and was determined to be a part of it. Since starting back in 2009 he has made it to the Las Vegas finals 5 times in a row and has competed internationally in Japan and Malaysia on their obstacle courses. After serving 12 years in the military he decided to transition into the civilian life and pursue stunt work in Atlanta, GA and help build the ninja community in his area. He currently coaches at Ninja Quest Fitness in Marietta, GA where he teaches obstacle technique and progressions along with hosting events, public speaking engagements and birthday appearances.