Current and Past Projects, Events & Competitions


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May 2019

AcroYoga Retreat in Bali

This image was taken from one of Sprouts (his girlfriend) and Tarzan previous retreats in the Dominican Republic but they’re now planning their next one to be in Bali.

May 28th - June 3rd

Tarzan has been practicing AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics for over ten years now


April 2019

Sky Diving Solo

As of April 2019 Tarzan is now a certified Solo Skydiver. With two weeks of training and a total of 25 solo jumps he obtained his class A Skydiving license with the Elevate training school.

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March 2019

Quarter Million Followers

After 5 years of dedicated creativity on Instagram ModernTarzan now has an online fanbase of over 250,000 followers!

“I never would have imagined that my love for movement would take me this far. The fact that people want to take pictures with me on the street is unreal! and funny because I honestly don’t feel anything different then I did 5 years ago!”


June 2018 - February 2019

VAN life Acro Yoga USa tour

It’s been a goal of Nicholas to drive across the us in his renovated VW Westfalia camper van for the last 8 years and its finally happening and with his girlfriend Dana AKA AcroSprout!

Him and his girlfriend decided that besides exploring and creating movement art together that they turn the trip into an Acro Yoga tour! They had the pleasure of teaching in Denver, Minneapolis, Kansas city, Chicago, New York and DC.

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Sept 2018

National Finalist for the forth year!

At this point it would be more surprising if Tarzan didn’t make it to the Nationals. This is his forth straight season on American Ninja Warrior and each time has qualified for the nationals.

He placed 2nd place in the region.

See on of his runs here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64V8afQ1M6I


May 2018

American Ninja warrior podcast

Tarzan was selected to be on the first episode of the American Warrior Podcast. He was interviewed on how he got started, how Ninja Warrior came into his life, how it has shaped it and much more.

Recorded with the show hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila

Find the Episode with Nicholas here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/american-ninja-warrior-podcast/id1387937302?mt=2


March 2018

Podcast w/ the Better Human Project

“Acro Yoga Stars Tarzan and Sprout talk Human Connection, Play, Communication and the Power of Self-Expression.” In the picture you see Tarzan putting the host Ryan Munsey into his favorites partner acro move

Listen to Episode 12 - bit.ly/betterhumanproject


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Feb 2018

Ninja VS Ninja Team Captain

Tarzan was selected for the third time to be on the show Ninja VS Ninja but this time to be a team captain.

His team “Hashtag Ninjas” made up of Him, parkour athlete Jesse La Flair and Ninja Warrior Larissa Cottle.

See one of his races here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1pW1ufD39c

or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeVpQ2bXo8Y


Sept. 2017

third year on American Ninja Warrior

Tarzan is no longer a rookie. He has built a name for himself in the ninja world and continues to live up to him reputation

Third season on American Ninja Warrior and third time qualifying for the National Finals.

He placed third place is his region


Nov. 2016

Big air grab Champion

Selected as an all star competitor to compete on the “Big air grab” accomplishing 1st place launching himself almost 17 feet off a trampoline to grab onto a floating platform suspended above water.


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June 2015

The only finisher!

During Tarzan’s rookie year on American Ninja Warrior he ended up being the ONLY competitor to be able to complete the course in his region! This was an incredible feet and immediately boosted him up to being known as one of the top competitors on the show.

Watch his run here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MM5uhiearg