Kevin Bull is a 31-year old stock trader who first competed in American Ninja Warrior 6 as a walk-on. He is a fan of American Ninja Warrior and has trained with some ANW Veterans.
Kevin Bull competed in Venice Qualifying as a walk-on and finished the course with the fourth-fastest time to qualify for the Venice Finals. In the Venice Finals, he used an unorthodox approach to complete Cannonball Alley by using his feet to grab the third cannonball. He would eventually be one of only two competitors to complete the Venice Finals course, the other being David Campbell. In Vegas, he was the last hope for Venice for no one from Venice completed Stage 1. However, he shockingly failed the Silk Slider, meaning no Venice qualifier completed Stage 1.
Kevin Bull competed again in the Venice Qualifying Round. On the course, he blazed through all six obstacles and finished with the fastest time to qualify to the Venice finals. In the Finals, he was able to clear the Salmon Ladder, (Modified) Rumbling Dice, and Clear Climb, but wasn't able to get up the Invisible Ladder. He was one of only three competitors to reach the last obstacle in the finals. Kevin still got far and fast enough and move on to Vegas.
In Las Vegas, he completed Stage One with almost 50 seconds left and broke the streak of Stage 1 fails from the Venice competitors that started the previous season. On the Second Stage, Kevin once again blazed through all the obstacles and finished with the second fastest time, becoming one of five competitors (including Drew Drechsel and Isaac Caldiero) that didn't complete either City Qualifying nor City Finals but still managed to complete Stages 1 & 2. In Stage Three, Bull kept a fast pace on the first three obstacles. Unfortunately, on the newly modified Ultimate Cliffhanger, Kevin wasn't able to get a firm grip on the transition to the small ledge and failed.
He represented Team USA in the third American Ninja Warrior International Tournament. In the tournament He competed on Stages 1 and 2. On stage 1, he went up against Tim Champion of Team Europe and Takahashi Kenji of Team Japan. Surprisingly, he failed the Jumping Spider. Unfortunately, Tim Champion advanced all the the way to the Flying Triple Swing and won the heat for Team Europe. On stage 2, Bull competed against Stefano Ghisolfi of Team Europe and Hioki Masashi of Team Japan. Even though he cleared stage 2 in the regular tournament, he shockingly failed the Double Salmon Ladder. He lost the heat to Ghisolfi who advanced all the way to Roulette Row before failing. Team USA ultimately won the tournament.
Kevin Bull competed again in the Los Angeles Qualifying Round at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he blazed through all six obstacles on the course and finished with the fastest time at 02:02.81 to qualify to the Los Angeles Finals. In the Los Angeles City Finals, Bull blazed through the first seven obstacles at a very fast pace. Unfortunately, like many that day, Bull failed the new obstacle, The Wedge. Due to his quick pace on the beginning of the course, Bull finished third overall and punched his ticket to Vegas for the third consecutive year.
In Las Vegas, he sadly fell once again on the third obstacle of Stage One, which is the new Giant Log Grip.
Kevin Bull once again competed in the Los Angeles Qualifying. From there, he had some slip ups on the Battering Ram and almost failed there, but he still managed to finished the course with the third fastest time. In the city finals. Kevin's run was shown midway and he fell on the Stair Hopper landing him in 8th place which was good enough for him to advance to Vegas.
In the Vegas finals, his first stage run was digested but it was shown that he completed stage 1 with 27.95 seconds left. In stage two, despite his run being all cut, Kevin maneuvered through the first four obstacles with finesse. However, as Kevin attempted to make the transition to the second wingnut on Wingnut Alley, he hit his chin badly causing him to fall straight in the water.
Before his season began, Kevin Bull coached one of the hosts of American Ninja Warrior, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, during the Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day 2 competition. He once again competed in the Los Angeles region. He went thru the first 4 obstacles in a very quick place, but shockingly failed the Doorknob Drop when he lost his grip on the final doorknob. This was the first time that he had failed on a qualifying course, but he still placed 11th, being the fastest competitor who made it to that obstacle.
In the city finals, his run was shown midway once again but he got his revenge on the Doorknob Drop and became the first competitor that night to complete the Giant Cubes, as well as the first finisher of the night, finishing in 6:31.31, he placed 4th overall and advanced to the national finals. He was only of three people in this year's Los Angeles competition that failed to complete the qualifying course but went on to complete the city finals course. But on Stage 1 he fell on the transition to the Cargo net on Twist and Fly.
He returned in Los Angeles for American Ninja Warrior 11. He managed to finish the qualifying round with the 3rd fastest time. However, this also meant he narrowly missed out on competing in Power Tower showoff, though he still advances into the city finals round. In the city finals, he went thru the first 8 obstacles quickly in hope to make it to the Power Tower this time. He ended up falling on the blind catch of Leaps of Faith. Like qualifying, he placed 3rd overall and yet again narrow missed out on competing in the Power Tower, but he advanced to Vegas for his 6th straight year. But on Stage 1 he fell on Twist & Fly for the second year in row, this time failing on the transition from the first handle to the second handle.
- Kevin suffers from alopecia, a condition that prevents any type of hair growth on your body.
- Kevin founded Pitfall Obstacle League, bringing his own take on competition and training to the growing sport of Obstacle Athletics.
|ANW 6||62||Failed Silk Slider (First Stage)|
|ANW 7||36||Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger (Third Stage)||Transition to small ledge.|
|ANW 8||27||Failed Giant Log Grip (First Stage)|
|ANW 9||31||Failed Wingnut Alley (Second Stage)||All cut. Transition to second Wingnut.|
|ANW 10||Failed Twist and Fly (First Stage)||Transition to cargo net|
|ANW 11||2||Failed Twist and Fly (First Stage)||Transition to second set of handles.|