Jackson is a 2010 graduate of Seaside High School. He has spent many years being involved in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Recently Jackson decided to apply to compete on American Ninja Warrior, and was accepted. It was important to Jackson that he represent scouting during the competition. He received permission from both the BSA and NBC to wear his scout uniform on the course in Venice Beach, CA.
Competition started at 430am. Jackson said that he was struck by how much larger the course was than it appears on TV. He was also impressed with how supportive everyone was. During interviews he was able to share some of his scout stories. He hopes to return to the competition next year.
When asked what he would remember most about competing, Jackson said it would be knowing that a person can do everything they want to. When he applied he didn’t know if he would be accepted, but he applied anyway. His advice for everyone would be for anything in life they should “apply and try”.
Jackson will be graduating from OSU this June. He will have 2 degrees, Fisheries and Wildlife as well as Zoology. He is currently working on a study of the Oregon Slender Salamander to help Weyerhaeuser learn the effects of logging on this sensitive species.
American Ninja Warrior will air Monday, May 25th on NBC at 8pm (Pacific time). http://www.nbc.com/american-ninja-warrior?cid=SEM|nnjwrrr|smmrshws2015|ggl|na|na&hcoref=SEM&WT.srch=ggl&sky=+american%20+ninja%20+warrior&k_clickid=572e5cd6-d845-e549-fa5c-000031d52302