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Julius Ferguson

Julius's Bio
  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Season 8, 10 & 11 Competitor

Coach Julius is a three-time ANW competitor, appearing on seasons 8, 10, and 11. He joined NoVa Ninja as Senior Ninja Coach in November 2019. He coaches all level Ninja Classes, specializing in Private Training Sessions and in coaching our Youth Competition Team. He is also in charge of the baseline set up for the weekly regular and specialty youth classes.

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Casey Passafaro

Casey's Bio

  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Season 8 & 9 Competitor
  • CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge – 2016
  • Competitive Obstacle Course Racing
  • CrossFit Level 1 certified, CPR/AED certified, and a board-certified Nurse Practitioner.

Casey Passafaro is a two-season veteran of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.  She has also competed on CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge.  She holds her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  In addition to owning NoVa Ninja & CrossFit Loudoun, she works full-time as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  

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John Paul Abela

John Paul's Bio

Coach John Paul teaches all age groups in Ninja Warrior, Obstacle Course Racing, and more. 

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Taylor Hunter

Taylor's Bio

Coach Taylor is a strong and determined ninja! She has made world’s for two different Ninja Leagues and finished at the top of her age group in both.