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Eric Middleton might be the first Ninja Matt and Akbar did NOT cheer on

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There was a lot on the line for the hosts.

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SPOILER ALERT: This is a full run from the July 9 episode of American Ninja Warrior.

LEAK: Eric Middleton - American Ninja Warrior

Meet the Ninja fueled by bugs. American Ninja Warrior returns at a new time MONDAY 8/7c on NBC.

Posted by Ninja Warrior on Friday, July 6, 2018

Entomology student Eric Middleton returned to the American Ninja Warrior course for his third season in Minneapolis. He’s a talented athlete who believes in the power of bugs. Eating them. He eats bugs.

And he brought along a little friend and made a bet. If he finished the course, hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila would have to eat a fried tarantula. We think this must be the first time in American Ninja Warrior history that the jovial hosts were kind of hoping to see a splash.

So did they have a mid-show snack? Check out the run above!