This is the second time Billy Navarrete will be competing in the hit TV show.
Guam – You may remember him from his previous stint on American Ninja Warrior, and now local teacher Billy Navarrete will be going back for a second time. We sat down with him to find out how he’s preparing to compete in the hit TV show.
Billy Navarrete is 26 years old, a kindergarten teacher and a lover of the outdoors. And now he’s about to compete for the second time on the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior season 8.
“So I’ve just been hanging around just finding places to work on my grip and just feeling different types of grips,” says Navarrete.
Naverrete says his previous experience on American Ninja Warrior helped him to grow and learn from his experience.
“I pretty much understood what I need to do and what I need to work on to further my training and improve for the next competition because they don’t actually tell you what’s in the qualifier rounds, like what obstacles are there. You gotta be able to adapt,” explains Navarrete.
“I think I’m a lot more mentally prepared this time beause the thing is, with the obstacles, it’s more of a mental game,” Navarrete notes.
While Navarrete seems like a pro with his dexterity, agility and strength, he is actually, for the most part, self-taught. He has no formal training.
“Because growing up I didn’t have a lot of, I guess, finances to fund for things to get into formal training. So I just watched videos on YouTube. It’s free access to learn,” he says. “It was like my foundation. I guess YouTube videos helped me to build my foundation, to create my own style and help me express myself,” he adds.
“I definitely will represent well because I wanna make Guam proud. And from the bottom of my heart I really thank you guys,” he says.
If you would like to help support Navarrete on his quest for the American Ninja Warrior title, you can purchase tickets to his fundraiser Thursday night at Cowboy Ninja in Tumon. Tickets are $10 each.