About

Josh Levin is a professional rock climber and American Ninja Warrior athlete from Sunnyvale, California. Recognized as one of USA Climbing’s most decorated youth competitors, Josh spent his early climbing career accumulating 19 National Championship titles, 5 Continental Championships, multiple US speed climbing records, and the bronze medal at the 2008 Youth World Championships. The Northern California native quickly moved up the ranks into the pro circuit with wins in bouldering, sport climbing, and speed climbing competitions, establishing himself as one of the most well-rounded competitors in the sport. With nearly two decades of climbing experience, Josh has also ticked off V12 and 5.14c outdoors and is always looking to expand his climbing into new styles and terrains.

Having graduated from the youth competition circuit, Josh dedicates his time to giving back to the community. He's organized trail cleanups and outdoor climbing trips for high school students, coached the Zero Gravity Climbing Team, and represented the sport of climbing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Josh also is a member of the Access Fund Rock Project workgroup and is the athlete representative on the USA Climbing Board of Directors. These accolades earned him The North Face Young Gun Award in 2012, bestowed upon only two athletes per year for “Commitment to the sport and exemplary sportsmanlike conduct.”

Outside of climbing, Josh is currently completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. As a student, he established the Northeastern Climbing Team and was a principal design lead for the Northeastern Hyperloop Team. He also has interned both at Apple and at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a member of the Mars 2020 Rover group. In his spare time, Josh enjoys watching a good Christopher Nolan flick as well as reading the Harry Potter series as many times as possible.

4 comments:

  1. Josh,

    Such a huge fan of yours and glad you got pared with Joe M.!! Hope you guys take it all!!

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  2. You are a real Ninja warrior!!!!

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  3. You're the best of amarican spirit, an exemple for young generation, thank you so much!

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