In 2016, Josh began competing on the NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior, earning the title of Rookie of the Year in Season 8. He followed up his breakout performance by being selected as the first rookie in history to Team USA for the USA vs. The World competition. During the event, Josh became the first American rookie to clear Stage 3, earning essential points for Team USA and helping to clinch the World Championship trophy for the 2nd consecutive year. In the same season, Josh also competed on USA Network's Team Ninja Warrior as a part of Joe Moravsky's Storm Team. As the team's relay anchor, he won 3 back-to-back relays en route to claiming the title of Team Ninja Warrior Champions.
In addition to competitions, 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 2014 & 2018. 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 has completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. As a student, he established both the Northeastern Rec Climbing Club and the Northeastern Climbing Team, winning the 2017 Collegiate Ambassador Award for his dedication to the sport. Josh was also a principal design lead for the Northeastern Hyperloop Team and 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.