The long, sometimes cold nights of an American Ninja Warrior shoot bring out the absolute best in the fans. Case in point, 4 year-old Benji Johnson, who we spotted in Los Angeles.
While Benji and his friend, Bryan Crowther, were there to specifically cheer on family member, Steve Seiver, Benji embodied a perfect Ninja fan: enthusiastic, energetic, and tireless. With a little help from Bryan, we learned more about what goes into preparing for a long night of being awesome on set.
Nikki Lee: Who are you here to cheer for?
Bryan: Steve Seiver
Benji: My friend. His name is, uhhh, Stevie.
Nikki Lee: How old are you?
Nikki Lee: 6?
Bryan: You're not 6.
Bryan: He's 4.
Benji: No, I'm 16. Actually, I could come over to your house some day. I really don't know where you live though.
Nikki Lee: No you don't know where I live just yet.
Benji: Can you tell me?
Nikki Lee: You've got the best energy. It's one o'clock in the morning right now. Did you take an extra long nap today?
Bryan: Yeah, we tried to get him prepared.
Nikki Lee: Do you have a special cheer you're going to do when Steven comes by?
Me: What is it? Can you do it for me?
Apparently Benji's cheer worked. Steve had a great run and advanced to the Los Angeles City Finals!