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Then and now with three of the American Ninja Warrior teen superstars

These kids are getting stronger every single day.

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Flashback Friday was on our minds when we decided to pull this article together. Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior featured a group of extremely talented teenagers between the ages of 15-18. Many of these competitors got their start on American Ninja Warrior Junior.

In just a couple of very short years, the kids invited to run side-by-side obstacle races have become the big show’s top athletes. They’re growing up right in front of our eyes!

We took a look back at three Ninjas: Kai Beckstrand, Vance Walker, and Kaden Lebsack. All three were standouts on season 13, making it to the National Finals. Vance and Kaden made it to Stage Three. Kaden went on to become the Last Ninja Standing.

Watch their American Ninja Warrior Junior runs, and then take a look at a recent run from Ninja Warrior. These kids are getting stronger every single day!

Kai Beckstrand

THEN

American Ninja Warrior Junior - Season 2 Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
  • Including a race with fellow American Ninja Warrior competitor, Sophia Lavallee.

NOW

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Vance Walker

THEN

American Ninja Warrior Junior - Season 2 Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
  • Including races with fellow American Ninja Warrior competitors Caiden Madzelan and Devan Alexander.

NOW

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Kaden Lebsack

THEN

American Ninja Warrior Junior - Season 2 Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
  • Including races with fellow American Ninja Warrior competitors Addy Herman and Isaiah Thomas.

NOW

Elizabeth Morris/NBC

Meet the next generation of Ninja Warriors on season three of American Ninja Warrior Junior which is streaming right now on Peacock!