Bernardo is a firefighter and paramedic in the District of Columbia. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as a paramedic. He has competed in every season of American Ninja Warrior except for seasons 1 and 3.
In his first season, ANW 2, he failed the Cross Bridge in qualifying.
He was then absent for ANW 3 but returned for ANW 4, where he completed the Northeast Qualifying round. However he failed the Jumping Bars in the finals and did not qualify for Vegas
He then returned for American Ninja Warrior 5 in Baltimore, where he passed the qualifying round. However, in the finals, he failed the Rumbling Dice when he tried to dismount too early. Although he was not part of the top 15, he advanced to the National Finals as a wild card. He failed the Half-Pipe Attack in the First Stage
Bernardo returned for American Ninja Warrior 6 and competed in St. Louis but unfortunately failed the Cross Bridge in the qualifying round.
In American Ninja Warrior 7, he competed in the Pittsburgh regional, completed the city qualifying course. In the city finals, he failed the Doorknob Arch but still advanced to the National Finals in Las Vegas. He cleared the First Stage for the first time but failed the Roulette Row in the Second Stage. This was his best season at the time.
In American Ninja Warrior 8, Bernardo competed in the Philadelphia qualifying round but failed the Rolling Thunder when he dismounted too early. He advanced to the city finals and advanced to the Stair Hopper before failing. However he finished fifth overall and qualified to Vegas for the second consecutive season. Unfortunately he failed the Propeller Bar, just the second obstacle in the First Stage.
In American Ninja Warrior 9, Bernardo competed in Cleveland and completed the qualifying course, placing 9th. In the city finals, his run was digested but it was shown that he failed the Nail Clipper, which was good for 8th place and a third consecutive trip to Vegas. His run on Stage 1 was digested, but he finished with 24.90 seconds left. In Stage 2, Bernardo was one of only two competitors to fail the Swing Surfer.
Bernardo returned to compete in Philadelphia in American Ninja Warrior 10. He completed the Qualifying course, placing 8th.
|5||15||Failed Halfpipe Attack (First Stage)|
|7||Failed Roulette Row (Second Stage)|
|8||Failed Propeller Bar (First Stage)|
|9||Failed Swing Surfer (Second Stage)|