Murrieta girl competing on ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’

Murrieta girl competing on ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’

Madisen Asmus, 9, of Murrieta, is one of nearly 200 athletes from around the country competing on the new series “American Ninja Warrior Junior” this fall on the Universal Kids network.

The children’s television show is based on the “American Ninja Warrior” series in which competitors tackle a series of obstacle courses.

Madisen’s sister Hailey has alopecia and has attended camps sponsored by the Children’s Alopecia Project. It was at one of those camps that Madisen and Hailey met athlete Kevin Bull from “American Ninja Warrior,” and Bull took time after the camp to work with the girls, according to a press release.

After Madisen began competitive rock climbing, her mother, Shannon Asmus, heard about the call for competitors for “American Ninja Warrior Junior.”

Once Madisen was selected to compete, she spent weekends training at DojoBoom in Thousand Oaks.

She and her father, Pete Asmus, have also written a book titled “The Warrior’s Guide to G.I.R.L.S — Grit, Intensity, Respect, Laser Focus and Strength.”

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