“American Ninja Warrior Junior” celebrates real kid athletes as more than 140 boys and girls from across the U.S., face off on head-to-head courses in three age brackets: 9 & 10, 11 & 12, and 13 & 14 year-olds.  The junior ninjas will compete alongside the reigning champions and a few fan favorites from season one. New to the course for season two are 10 iconic American Ninja Warrior obstacles including the Shrinking and Floating Steps, the Little Dipper, Spider Walls, Double Tilt Ladders, Crazy Cliffhanger, the Block Run, Flying Squirrel, Wingnuts and Skyhooks.  Each age group will be coached by All-Star Ninja mentors including Najee Richardson & Barclay Stockett (9 & 10 year-olds); Jessie Graff & Grant McCartney (11 & 12 years-olds) and Drew Drechsel & Meagan Martin (13 & 14 year-olds).  In an exciting new twist this season, there will be four wildcard races per age bracket, where the two fastest Ninjas eliminated from the previous qualifiers will have another chance to move into the quarterfinals.  Three final winners (one per age bracket) will ultimately be crowned “American Ninja Warrior Junior” Champions.