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Jake Hollowell

Jake's Bio

  • ANW coach at NOVA Ninja since 2018 (competition kids and flips class)
  • Martial Arts Instructor since 2004 (2nd degree in Shoshin Ryu, 1st degree in Tohkon Ryu, 1st degree in Tae Kwon Do)
  • Systems Engineering Manager at Perspecta (cloud, big data, cyber)
  • University of New Mexico Alumni (B.S. in Electrical Engineering)
  • Hobbies: Spartan obstacle courses, travel, cooking, skateboarding, running, peak performance research and practice
  • Started my own company to help teenagers maximize their potential (SET – SUCCESS EDUCATION FOR TEENS)

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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

John Paul coaches all Youth Ninja Classes, competes in the  National Ninja League (NNL) and has made it to Worlds multiple times.  He is also experienced in Obstacle Course Racing and is one of the few Instructors qualified to coach Lache’ class. 

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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.