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ANW Jr team discuss the new season and Matt’s secret daredevil side

Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila, and Victoria Arlen stopped by the third hour of the TODAY show.

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American Ninja Warrior Junior’s hosting team stopped by the third hour of the TODAY show to talk about the upcoming new season.

Well, “upcoming” isn’t the best way to describe it. The premiere episode went live on the Universal Kids’ YouTube page last week. It will debut on television this Saturday, February 22 at 7pm. But we digress!

Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return to ANW Jr in the hosting tower. This season, they’re joined by Paralympian Gold Medalist Victoria Arlen on the sidelines. On the TODAY show, Matt and Akbar break down the format of the show, while Victoria shares a bit of her incredible personal journey.

If you’re a fan of ANW Jr, you’re probably familiar with most of what’s mentioned in the clip. But you should check it out anyway for the video of a young Matt taking on a stomach-churning bungee jump. Who knew Matt had it in him?!?

Also, Victoria mentions that she brought Matt and Akbar to barre class and we NEED to see clips from that as well!

American Ninja Warrior Junior will air Saturdays, at 7pm, on Universal Kids.