MEET OUR COACHES

Sarah Schoback

  • Sarah Schoback

Owner & Coach

Sarah opened Obstacle Academy in the Summer of 2016 with the help of Hunter Guerard and Kyle Soderman. She has competed on American Ninja Warrior Seasons 9 and 10, the Obstacle Course World Championships, and Ninja vs. Ninja. She is  married to her husband of 10 years and has two young girls.

Hunter Guerard

  • Hunter Guerard

Youth Ninja Team Program Director

Hunter is the lead Coach of the Youth Ninja Team program, and oversees all obstacle management and gym safety. Hunter has been at Obstacle Academy from the beginning. He has competed on American Ninja Warrior Seasons 9, 10, & 11 and American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja.

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Sara Heesen

  • Sara Heesen

Gym Manager & Ninja Team Coach

Sara is one of the original Minnesota Ninja Warrior athletes. Sara has been involved with the sport since 2014 and has competed on American Ninja Warrior Seasons 9 & 10. 

Sam Farr

  • Sam Farr

Assistant Ninja Team Program Director & Assitant Gym Manager

Sam is a next generation Ninja Warrior athlete and one of our most dedicated Coaches. Sam oversees the Pre-Ninja Team & Ninja Team Prep programs, as well as serving an Elite Youth Team Coach.

Mason Engnes

  • Mason Engnes

Ninja Team Coach

Mason joined Obstacle Academy in the summer of 2017 and was integral to launching the Youth Ninja Team program. He is a 4-time applicant of American Ninja Warrior and has competed in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships