Vaughn has been a huge fan of ANW for years and was thrilled to compete on Season 1 of American Ninja Warrior Junior! Taking on that course (his first!) was a dream come true and an amazing experience. He also course tested for ANW Junior Season 2 and was named Top Tester for his age group! Vaughn is the Rhino Ninja because he works to raise money and awareness for rhino conservation. He wants to end poaching and has raised $3,000 by selling his ninja shirt! 20% of his sales on Ozzi Wear will be donated to the International Rhino Foundation! Vaughn continues to train in Arizona and competes around the country in NNL and UNAA league competitions.
Ninja name: Rhino Ninja
Best memory from ANW Junior: Hanging out with all the pro ninjas and meeting so many cool junior ninjas was awesome! It was unbelievable being mentored by Drew Drechsel and Barclay Stockett - they are my two favorite ninjas!!
Favorite ninja obstacle: Too hard to pick just one!! Jumping Spider and Wingnuts.
Proudest ninja moment: Competing on ANW Jr!
What I do when I'm not training: I love to play basketball, both on a team and around my house. I also spend a lot of time learning as much as I can about animals.
Fun fact about me: I love college basketball and Duke is my favorite team! My Grandpa grew up with Coach K and they are still friends, so being a Blue Devil fan is in my blood!