Flip Rodriguez Biography

Flip Rodriguez, in full, David F Rodriguez is an American personality and a professional freerunner. He competed in SASUKE 27 and participated in all seasons of American Ninja Warrior beginning from season 4. He is the author of the book The Man Behind The Mask, where he describes his inspirational story and released the book on 1st January 2022. Between 2017 and 2018, Flip changed his first name to “Flip” and no longer uses “David” in his name. 

Early Life

Flip Rodriguez was born on 4th May 1989 and was brought up in Miami, Florida, USA. he is a forerunner, parkour instructor, and stuntman and is often nicknamed Young Flip. Flip’s mother’s name is Brenda Rey Badal, and his father’s is Guillermo Rodriguez. His father often abused his mother, so she married another man, Albert Pena. From the stepfather, Flips’ mother has two sons [Alberto and Chris] and one daughter [Sunshine Pena].

Flip Rodriguez Career

Flip participated in SASUKE 27, one of the parts of Ninja Warrior 3, where he made it up to the qualifying rounds. He became one of the top 10 competitors to qualify for SASUKE 27, where Rodriguez ranked five on the list of qualifiers.

American Ninja Warrior 15

In the semi-finals, Flip faced Johnny Brown and had to deliver again in the semi-finals for the slingshot round, which he failed to complete during American Ninja Warrior 12. On the other side, Brown was unable to pass the slingshot round. He ended the courses and made up to the qualifying and semi-final rounds since American Ninja Warrior 5. He stretched his games and made it up to the national finals for the ninth time, where he tied with Joe Moravsky.

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Flip Rodriguez Biography

Real Name David F Rodriguez
Birth Date 4 May 1989
Age (as of 2023) Years
Birth Place Miami, Florida, U.S.
Profession Freerunner, Parkour Instructor, Stuntman
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Mother Brenda N Rey Badal
Sister Sunshine Pena

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? Angeline Appel

Personal Life

Flip Rodriguez linked with his long-time girlfriend and actress Angeline Appel. It has yet to be confirmed if they are dating currently. Flip is yet to be married, and we hope he finds the right person soon.

Social Media

Flip is available on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. On Instagram, he is available with a verified name and account – youngflip7, with around 107K followers and 734 in the following list. Besides being a ninja warrior, he is an elite team coach. He joined Twitter in April 2020, and since then, he has 1081 followers, with 172 in the following list.

On Facebook, Flip is available with a verified account- Flip Rodriguez, but he isn’t active and had his last post on 2nd July 2023. On Facebook, he has around 1 lakh followers. He has around 170 videos on YouTube with a handle named @FlipRodriguez7 and 4.19 subscribers. He posts Twitch videos on his YouTube channel along with Ninja games.

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Flip Rodriguez Net Worth

Flip Rodriguez must earn enough to maintain his livelihood and have an annual earning of around $2-$3 million.


  • Flip Rodriguez wore the mask covering his face for the first four seasons. The mask became the trademark piece of his outfit.
  • In season 8 of American Ninja Warrior, he removed the mask and revealed that he was sexually abused from age 9 to 15.
  • Flip became the second ninja to clear the round falling shelves [updated and original version of the competition].

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