Twait realizes his dream to compete on American Ninja Warrior; many in Northeast Iowa cheer for his success

Jackson Twait poses on the set of American Ninja Warrior with his mom, Christy (Larson) Twait. Family support, Jackson emphasized, was a big part of his success.

Jackson Twait, 21, has recently realized a life-long dream as he competed in the nationally-aired and popular television series, American Ninja Warrior which airs on NBC.

After years of training, Jackson got his chance at fame, when he competed in Cincinnati, and his performance did not disappoint.

Although Jackson made his way through the qualifying round July 8 in flying colors, there is much more to his story.

He said, “I have always been athletic and I have been obsessed with the show (American Ninja Warrior) since I was an eighth grader in Hudson. From the first time I saw the show, I made it a goal to make an appearance.” He went on, “I wasn’t influenced by anyone competitor, as I didn’t idolize any of the people I watched on the obstacle course. I just had great admiration for all of them and what they accomplished. That being said, I had plenty of supporters, both family and friends, who urged me to pursue my dream.”

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