Jackson Meyer is an app developer who first competed in American Ninja Warrior 7. Meyer is known by many as the "Ninja Scout", due to his scouting experience. Meyer has also been notable for teaching the scout sign to sideline reporter Kristine Leahy.
In his first season, he competed in Venice. He made it to the Hourglass Drop, and was able to qualify for the city finals. However, he fell on the Hourglass Drop again in city finals, and his time wasn't fast enough to qualify for Vegas. His time lead him to place 20th overall.
Meyer returned once again in American Ninja Warrior 8. He was able to pass the first four obstacles in Los Angeles, but ended up failing the I-Beam Cross, once again falling on the 5th obstacle in qualifying. He once again qualified for the city finals, but this time around, he passed the 5th obstacle. Like many in the Los Angeles finals, he fell on The Wedge. However, his time ended up placing him 13th overall and advanced to the National Finals. While at the national finals he fell on the first obstacle on Stage 1, which is known as the Snake Run.
In American Ninja Warrior 9, Jackson competed in LA and his run was all cut but he finished qualifiers for the first time in his ninja career. In the city finals he was first to complete the Swinging Peg Board and he failed the Stair Hopper but still qualified for the national finals in 10th place. However, Jackson didn't compete in Vegas due to his family having vacation in Tahiti.
After taking off American Ninja Warrior 10 to focus on college, Jackson competed in American Ninja Warrior 11, this time in the Seattle-Tacoma region. His qualifying run was digested, but it was shown that he trying to get top 2 time for the Power Tower, but he ended up once again falling on the 5th obstacle, this time being the Lightning Bolts. His quick pace through the first four obstacles did place him 19th in the top 30.
In the city finals, his run was once again digested but it revealed that he ran the course on his 27th birthday (May 12). However, his run once again ended on the Lightning Bolts. He did not advance to Vegas for the first time since his rookie year in American Ninja Warrior 7 (which like ANW 11, he failed the fifth obstacle in both qualifying and city finals), as he placed 21st overall.
His qualifying run was shown as a digital exclusive on YouTube.