7 ANW Junior finishes that were almost too close to call!

Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images After getting a look at what’s to come in American Ninja Warrior Junior season 2 earlier this week, we can’t wait to see what these amazing athletes are going to do in February! But until then, we’ll take these close calls from season 1. These runs have drama, excitement, and hustle from the moment they start until the moment they hit that buzzer. We love that these kids never give up! But the best part—besides Matt and Akbar’s reactions, of course—is the sportsmanship. We all know losing isn’t easy, but […]

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Get a first look at American Ninja Warrior Junior season 2

Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images A couple of days ago, Universal Kids gave us a nearly 2-minute look at the upcoming season of American Ninja Warrior Junior. The new ANWJR is coming in February 2020 and based on the preview, the competition looks even stronger than the first season! We can hear Matt and Akbar with the commentary and these kids are seriously inspiring with their skills and sportsmanship. Check it out: View this post on Instagram #ANWJR SEASON 2 SNEAK PEAK The moment you’ve been waiting for is HERE! We have a first look […]

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Nick Hanson offers inspiration to American Ninja Warrior hopefuls 

Brandon Hickman/NBC Nick’s season 7 submission video was authentically him Four days remain! December 6, 2019, is the very last day to submit your American Ninja Warrior application (by 11:59 p.m. PST to be exact). Ryan Stratis, Dan Yager, and Roo Yori are among those who have already submitted, but there are plenty of Ninjas who are still in the mad dash to submit. If that describes you, Nick Hanson has sent some video inspiration your way. Below is Nick Hanson’s very first ANW submission video (season 7). If unique was what Nick was going for, he nailed it! How […]

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What makes a good Ninja shoe?

Photo by: Brett Deering/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Even those of us who aren’t Ninjas know how important it is to be sure-footed on the course. If you’re a fan of American Ninja Warrior, chances are high that you’ve seen someone’s feet slip out from underneath them on the Spider Jump or their shoes lose traction on the Warped Wall causing them to just slide back down. Even those of us who aren’t Ninjas know how important it is to be sure-footed on the course. As the sport has evolved, it’s no surprise that Ninjas have […]

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Ninjas send turkey day tributes, expressing their thankfulness

Lance Pekus Family is at the top of their thankful list Thanksgiving means different traditions and activities to different people. Whether we spend the day watching football, eat turkey and take a nap, travel to visit family & friends, or volunteer in our community, most of us dedicate a few minutes to reflecting on the reasons we are thankful. The Ninjas are no different, and have a variety of reasons to be thankful. Living in Alaska, it makes sense that Nick Hansen is thankful for coffee. View this post on Instagram I’m Thankful For Coffee ☕️ (& Joanne for always […]

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Need a break from Black Friday shopping? Watch these episodes from ANW season 11

Photo by: William Gray/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Or binge the whole season if you’re holding out for Cyber Monday. Season 11 was epic. We saw some amazing performances, heard amazing stories, and saw another Champion get crowned. So who wouldn’t want to take a look back at some of the episodes? We really think you should just watch the whole season (you can find all 16 episodes here), but if you just want to take a break in between shopping sessions, here are a few suggestions: Las Vegas National Finals Night 4 Obviously, we had […]

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Both new and OG Ninjas participated in the #10YearChallenge

Brett Sims A lot changes in 10 years! Ninjas love to grow…grow stronger, grow smarter, grow faster. The #decadechallenge (or #10YearChallenge) that has recently popped up on Instagram is a neat way to highlight their growth. Check out Philip Scott. In the last decade, he has grown over a foot, developed a whole lot of muscle and top-notch Ninja skills, and overcome some major obstacles. View this post on Instagram A decade apart. I used to be quite the portly lil fella. I was also nowhere near 6’2″ when the first picture was taken lol, probably like 4’11” or 5′ […]

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Test your family members this Thanksgiving with some ANW trivia

Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images In the United States, it’s almost Thanksgiving. For many of us, that means time with family sitting around the table, watching football, and talking to cousins we haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving. Sometimes conversations come up around less-than-desirable topics, so if you happen to have a family with a few American Ninja Warrior fans, change the conversation to Ninja trivia. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite questions and facts, so see who can answer the most correctly, split into teams, or make up your […]

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#TrainingTuesday: Get Ninja abs with Tiana Webberley

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Try a few of these ab exercises with Sweet T. Whether you’re a Ninja, climber, or a marathon runner, having a strong core is important for good posture, endurance, and staying injury-free. And it’s about more than having a six-pack—your core supports your entire body. Ab muscles stabilize every single movement we make, from walking to twisting to bending. Lower back injuries are the most common result of weak core muscles, but you can injure your shoulders, hips, or knees, too. So if you don’t already have a […]

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Happy National Cake Day!

David Wright David Wright explains how his love of cake fits perfectly into his Ninja life. Who should we celebrate with on National Cake Day? Da Cake Ninja, David Wright, of course! Lucky for us, David Wright was sweet enough to give us a peek into his cake-filled world. We honestly wondered if David’s love of cake may have been slightly exaggerated for television. Nope! This season 11 rookie LOVES cake… A LOT! David’s love of cake collided with his love of Ninja at his first big Ninja competition – a UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association) Regional event. David was […]

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