Michael Lira (born September 8, 1982) is a registered nurse from Seattle who competed in the Season 6 regional qualifiers at Venice Beach, CA. He fell off of the second obstacle, the spinning wheel.
His competition was dedicated to a friend of his, Joe Northrup, who passed away from brain cancer shortly before the competition. Michael has indicated that any winnings made on the show will be donated to the Northrup family to pay off medical bills and build a trust fund for Joe's daughter.
His training involves a combination of Crossfit, bouldering, and parkour.