Taylor Bouton | The Nerdy Ninja | Salmon Ladder Video with Drew Drechsel

Hi Fellow Ninjas,

One of my favorite days also become my most successful YouTube videos with nearly 10 million views (embedded at bottom of the post)!

The obstacle, the Salmon Ladder, involves bringing a bar up a set of rungs. It was inspired by salmon jumping upstream when they are ready to spawn.

colorful fish swimming in pond near stone
Photo by Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com

Back in December of 2014 my grandfather, brothers and I designed and built a salmon ladder (one of the most iconic obstacles from NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior).

We were unable to even get a single rung until we got some instruction from one of the greats, Drew Drechsel.

The skills and experience gained on this day was a springboard that allowed me to compete on seasons 9 & 10 of American Ninja Warrior as “The Nerdy Ninja”. In the process the simple action of building a salmon ladder brought countless friends and experiences around the world that I wouldn’t change for the world :)!

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Thank you,

M. Taylor Bouton

The Nerdy Ninja

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