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Jaleesa Himka

I started ninja at age six and have been very athletic from a young age. When I entered the Ninja Wolfpack Tour when I was nine and was one of only five girls to finish the adult course, I was hooked! Since my mom does Ninja Warrior Camps all summer, I got good at doing Ninja and started entering lots of competitions and winning. I love encouraging girls that they can be strong in any sport. I am called Ninja Chef because I love NINJA and BAKING!

Ninja name: Ninja Chef Jaleesa
Best memory from ANW Junior:
My favorite memory from Season 1 of American Ninja Warrior Junior is all the cool new friends I met that love doing ninja just like me!

Favorite ninja obstacle: Lache bars
Proudest ninja moment: My proudest ninja moment was when all the famous ninjas started following me on Instagram because they loved the ninja cookies that I decorated for them. I made each cookie look like a little version of the ninja! My other proudest ninja moment was making it to the top half of American Ninja Warrior Junior and they came out to my house to spend twelve hours interviewing me. Click here to watch the Youtube clip.
What I do when I'm not training: I love baking when I am not training for Ninja. I also love traveling, playing basketball and flag football.
Fun fact about me: I have been to 46 states as well as 3 countries. I won money at my first professional elite obstacle course race at the age of 10 against all adults. My goal is to be an Obstacle Course Racing World Champion when I turn 13.

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