Pennsylvania Wrestler Zack Kemmerer Competes on "American Ninja Warrior"

He holds the most wins in PIAA History and now nearly ten years later Zach Kemmerer is again tearing down obstacles, this time on the National TV series American Ninja Warrior. The 2007 Upper Perkiomen graduate was a 2x PIAA State Champion for the Indians amassing a career record of (199-18) which is still the State record for number of individual wins.

Kemmerer was a highly recruited wrestler who would go on to compete at Ivy League school Penn. In his career for the Quakers Zack was a 3x NCAA National Qualifier racking up an overall record of (117-43). His junior season Zack was an NCAA All-American at 141 lbs. as he finished in eighth place.

After graduating from Penn in 2012 Kemmerer earned his Masters and now is a Biochemistry PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he has earned the nickname “The Science Ninja”. While studying mitochondria in the lab the 26 year old takes to local parks in order to train for his American Ninja Warrior debut in Season 8 Episode 3. Competing in Indianapolis, IN the episode aired on Monday June 13th on NBC and can be viewed again on the Esquire Network or NBC.

Zack completed the course with the 15th fastest time of 3:30 and will compete in the Regional Finals in a few weeks.

Check out the video of Kemmerer below which was produced by Elise Romas a UW-Madison student.



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