James H. Boyd Student Heads to American Ninja Warrior Junior Semifinals

James H. Boyd Student Heads to American Ninja Warrior Junior Semifinals photo
David Futeran, a fifth-grader at James H. Boyd, recently competed on one of the most popular family television shows currently on air—American Ninja Warrior Junior. His impressive strength and skill helped him remain undefeated on the show, and he is now on his way to the semifinals. His success was also recently spotlighted in a News12 Long Island segment, which you can watch here: https://t.co/KbJUlw0pqr

When Ninja Warrior Junior first aired, David was automatically hooked. He knew he wanted to become a warrior, and began practicing by “literally climbing the walls” of his house. After taking his skills to the next level at a ninja gym, David felt confident to submit six videos showcasing his athleticism to an open casting call of the show—and was selected.

Each week he puts in over ten hours of gymnastic and climbing practice. David believes he’s prepared to take on the semifinals, which will air April 6.

He mentioned that, while one of his favorite things about competing is the weightless feeling of falling through the air, he has thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie with the other members of the show.

“It’s been really awesome to meet and get to know other people with the same specific interest that I have,” said David.

Congratulations and good luck, David!