Howell woman set for second appearance on “American Ninja Warrior”

Livingston County’s favorite American Ninja Warrior, Tegan Roobol, is set to appear again on the popular NBC show in its 13th season, which begins May 31. Roobol was a contestant — and had her inspiring story featured — on the 12th season of the show.

Roobol, who has a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Oakland University, works at the Livingston Educational Service Agency with children with disabilities or who have suffered traumatic injuries. She started at LESA in 2013, and works with all the students in the center-based program, as well as all of Fowlerville Schools.

Roobol’s also developed a unique adaptive ninja warrior program for children with special needs that she runs out of the Tri County Ninja gym in Fenton, and she’s founded a nonprofit organization — Overcoming Obstacles: Adaptive Ninja & Climbing — to support the work of bringing the ninja experience to kids.

A line of Overcoming Obstacles clothing is available for order through Spirit of Livingston through Wednesday, May 19. Proceeds from the sale of the clothing go to benefit the Overcoming Obstacles nonprofit. To check out the items for sale, click here.

You can read our feature story on Roobol by clicking here.

You can also read about Roobol being honored on the floor of Congress by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin by clicking here.


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