Only a challenging obstacle course stands in his way.
After months of physically and emotionally demanding training that pushed him to his limits, 32-year-old Franklin native Clinton Taylor found himself on the ultimate platform to test his strengths: The starting gate for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
To finally see a 10-year dream come to fruition, Taylor recently traveled to Miami, Fla., after being invited to participate on the show. “I’ve been a fan of the show since I first saw the original Japanese version, Ninja Warrior or Sasuke (in Japanese) around 10 years ago,” said Taylor. “Climbing things has always been an act of mine and I loved ninjas growing up, so I immediately took to the show and always wanted to attempt the course. Once the show came to America, it seemed like I was always making excuses to myself for why I couldn’t try out.”