Dustin Rocho is a CPR instructor from Las Vegas, NV who competed in American Ninja Warrior 2 and 3.
He is nicknamed the "RV Ninja," as he and his family live in an RV and drive it across the country.
Dustin Rocho came back for American Ninja Warrior 3 with his wife Hope who failed the Log Grip. Dustin finished 23rd in the Qualifying Round and was one of many to fail the Unstable Bridge in the Semifinals. Like the others who failed the Unstable Bridge that day, Rocho advanced to Boot Camp, where he was defeated by Brandon Douglass on the Heavenly Ropes.
Not deterred by his defeat, Rocho returned for American Ninja Warrior 4 to compete in the Southwest region. Rocho secured a Top 30 finish in the qualifier, but in the semifinals, he lost his grip on the Jump Hang and ruptured his eardrum in the resulting fall. He did not advance to the Vegas course but was a tester along with Ryan Stratis, Mike Bernardo, and Ryan Cousins.
He then competed in American Ninja Warrior 5, and even though he was exhausted after the Floating Chains, he completed the qualifier. In the Venice Beach Finals, he completed the course as well. In Las Vegas, he made it through the first 3 obstacles but failed at the Jumping Spider.
He came back for another shot at the course in American Ninja Warrior 6 and finished Venice Qualifying with the fifth-fastest time. In the Venice Finals, he failed the Body Prop, but that was far enough to qualify him for the Las Vegas Finals. He failed the Silk Slider in Stage 1 in Las Vegas.
He competed again in American Ninja Warrior 7. In Venice Qualifying, he had a small scare on the Quintuple Steps when he almost slipped, but recovered. He was able to make all the way to the Hourglass Drop and was able to grab on to the second board, but couldn't hold on. However, that was enough to make it the City Finals again, which he placed 12th. In the Venice finals, he got past the Hourglass Drop but fell on the second Rumbling Dice. He placed 7th overall and was still able to make it to Vegas for the third year in a row. He finally completed Stage 1 this time, and in an improbable fashion, he was able to finish with only .47 seconds to spare, which was the slowest out of the 38 finishers of Stage 1. In Stage 2, he fell on the Unstable Bridge when he slammed into the landing platform after crossing the second bridge.
Dustin did submit a submission video for American Ninja Warrior 9 but didn't get a call to compete.
After a 4-year hiatus, Rocho returned for American Ninja Warrior 11 in Cincinnati. In qualifying, his run was digested but it was shown that he cleared the course with the 5th fastest time. During the city finals, his run was digested again, but it was shown that he failed the eighth obstacle again, this time being Slam Dunk. However, he was able to take the final spot in the Top 13, placing 13th. In Vegas his run was digested again, but it was shown that he was able to clear the first seven obstacles, but failed Twist & Fly.
|ANW5||26||Failed Jumping Spider (First Stage)|
|ANW6||Failed Silk Slider (First Stage)|
|ANW7||Failed Unstable Bridge (Second Stage)||Digest|
|ANW11||Failed Twist and Fly (First Stage)||Digest|