Hunter Guerard is a Ninja gym manager from Mounds View, Minnesota. Guerard is known for his nickname, "The Lizard" for his unorthodox talent of curving his tongue, as well as his fast pace while taking on the course. Guerard also commonly works alongside Sarah Schoback as well. Hunter has had impressive results in local ninja competitions but first started his ANW career in season 9.
It was also revealed in an interview by ANWNation's Nikki Lee that Hunter Guerard grew up with a military childhood and background, as both of his parents served in the military.
American Ninja Warrior 9
In American Ninja Warrior 9 Hunter competed in Kansas City, in Qualifying, he sped through most of the obstacles in qualifying at an almost reckless pace. However, he got careless on the Bar Hop in qualifying, where he fell into the water for attempting to leap to the stationary bar, thinking it would've been easier to do so. However, his quick pace landed him in 13th overall.
In the City Finals, Hunter got revenge on the Bar Hop where he instead reached for the stationary bar but was one of many to have failed on the Floating Monkey Bars. Once again, Guerard's fast speed benefited him, because he placed 3rd overall, only being beaten by the other two competitors who passed the Floating Monkey Bars.
In Vegas, Hunter hit his first buzzer, clearing Stage One with 43.84 seconds left, in which he impressively had the 5th fastest time, out of all 41 finishers. In Stage Two, Hunter cleared the first 4 obstacles with ease but was one of many to fail on Wingnut Alley ending his season. However, with him concluding his season on the 5th obstacle of stage 2, Hunter became one of the top rookies of the season, tied between him, Josh Salinas, and Matthew Ilgenfritz.
American Ninja Warrior 10
He competed in Minneapolis in American Ninja Warrior 10. His qualifying run was cut from the broadcast, but it was known that he failed on the Battering Ram. But he once again qualified for the city finals, placing 17th overall. It was shown the next season that he accidentally grabbed the support structure after sliding off the cylinder, resulting in a disqualification.
His city finals run was digested, but it was shown that he failed the Iron Maiden, an obstacle he barely missed out on attempting during the Kansas City Finals last season. But his time was still good enough for him to place 9th overall.
On Stage One, he had a small stumble on the Razor Beams but otherwise moved at a facile and quick enough pace to finish the course. He finished with 16.32 seconds to spare.
His run on Stage Two was digested but it was shown that he was one of many competitors that night shown to have failed Deja Vu.
American Ninja Warrior 11
He competed in Los Angeles in American Ninja Warrior 11. This season, Hunter revealed flying all the way from Minnesota to LA in order to compete in the same region as his training partner, Kyle Soderman.
In qualifying, he put up a very strong run, as even after he missed his first attempt on the regular Warped Wall, he managed to clear the qualifying course with the fastest time, thus he earned a spot on the new Power Tower for a chance to automatically qualify for Las Vegas. There he managed to barely beat David Campbell to the buzzer, winning the Speed Pass and thus automatically qualifying for Las Vegas. It is also worth noting that this was his first time successfully clearing a qualifying round.
In city finals, he still runs the course at a chance at going back to the Power Tower to also get the Safety Pass. He looked very strong as he clears the first 8 obstacles in just over 2 minutes. He was on pace to beat Brian Kretsch's time at a shot at the Power Tower but on the Leaps of Faith, he tried to skip the blind catch, but he ultimately failed the long dismount. He also whacked his head so hard on it that he started bleeding as he failed into the water. Luckily he was alright, but this meant that he didn't get to go back to the Power Tower.
In Vegas, his Stage One run was digested but it was shown that he nearly failed on Tire Run. Luckily he recovered and then he finished the course for the third year in a row with 17.70 seconds to spare. Guerard finally passed Stage Two but he became the 3rd person to fall on the dismount of Ultimate Cliffhanger.
|9||Failed Wingnut Alley (Stage Two)||Transition to second wingnut.|
|10||Failed Deja Vu (Stage Two)||Digest.|
|11||Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger (Stage Three)||Won Speed Pass in Los Angeles Qualifiers.|