It’s my mission to shine a light on kids – around the country and right here in out community – who are doing great things!

Today I give you Neil Sekhri, Emerson Hebel, Jeremy Lauff, and Emme Smith; four kids who work out of the Ultimate Ninja Gym in Naperville. These four will be competing on season 2 of American Ninja Warrior Junior in Los Angeles.

I guess it’s more accurate to say they “have competed” as it’s already been taped, but they have done a great job of keeping the results secret! We all start to find out how their journeys progress tomorrow (Saturday) when the first episode airs on Universal Kids.

Twelve new kids compete every week. Neil was the first local kid to run the course, appearing in the first episode of the season. You can see how he did in the video above! (Universal Kids released the first episode online a few days ago as a sneak peak)

Keep an eye out for Emerson, Jeremy and Emme as the season progresses. Good luck!