Ava Long began her ninja journey competing on Season 1 of American Ninja Warrior Junior. Since then, she has taken on courses at NNL and UNAA events around the country. She was the only female athlete in her age group to complete the Stage 1 course at the NNL finals in Hartford, making her the world champion for Preteen Females. In addition to training as a ninja, Ava also trains as a circus artist and has performed shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlanta. She specializes in duo trapeze, hand balancing, acro and aerial hoop.
Ninja name: Circus Ninja
Best memory from ANW Junior: So many, but meeting junior ninjas from around the country was definitely best!
Favorite ninja obstacle: Anything with big laches.
Proudest ninja moment: Winning the NNL World Championship!
What I do when I'm not training: I love painting, writing and baking, hanging out with friends and playing with my dogs.
Fun fact about me: I am in the circus!