From Our Lady of Guadalupe to ‘American Ninja Warrior’: James McGrath’s pep talk for OLG students, pre-Jog-A-Thon

Never give up – always do your best. That was the message Our Lady of Guadalupe students heard on Wednesday from an OLG alum who’s made it into the spotlight, James McGrath, who’s been a featured competitor for the past few seasons of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” – here’s a clip of him in action last year:

McGrath was the special guest at an assembly looking ahead to the annual OLG Jog-A-Thon.

McGrath attended OLG through 8th grade, back in 2001. His PE teacher Susan Sutton is still at the school, so we caught a pic of both of them:

Also noted: McGrath worked for a while at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center; now, in addition to his TV exploits, he works as a personal trainer. Students had lots of questions for him about “American Ninja Warrior,” which airs on the Esquire Network, and he says you’ll see him again on the show in late May. (Thanks to Jog-A-Thon chair Sarah Housknecht for the tip about his appearance!)

3 Replies to "From Our Lady of Guadalupe to 'American Ninja Warrior': James McGrath's pep talk for OLG students, pre-Jog-A-Thon"

  • Fan April 16, 2015 (9:13 am)

    Awesome!!! I bet the kids were excited!

  • JOhn April 16, 2015 (3:11 pm)

    That guy is a machine. I’d love to have half his physical strength.

  • Mike April 17, 2015 (9:05 pm)

    Full-Tilt needs an American Ninja Warrior flavor in his honor.

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