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Childhood athletes and champion chess players whose steely determination will blow you out of the water.

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Courvosier Cox Knows He’s a Superstar

Meet a teenage actor-singer-comedian with absolutely no doubt that his tumultuous adolescence will soon give way to Hollywood fame.

The Violent, Lonely World of Myanmar’s Child Boxers

The brutal bloodsport Lethwei has caught fire – so much that parents are putting their kids in the ring.

Meet the All-Girls Competitive Robotics Team from The Bronx

Watch the St. Catharine Comets go all out trying to make nationals at the largest robotics contest – with their best shot at college scholarships and lucrative STEM careers on...

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The Lovable, Loudmouth King of NYC Basketball

At a Queens campus known for producing NBA stars, the can’t-miss Cardozo squad and their record-setting coach treat high school b-ball as much more than just a game.

Is This the Future of Lacrosse?

While the college-level game is still overwhelmingly white, a year with a scrappy and diverse high school team reveals a sport on the edge of transformation.

Who You Calling Chicken Legs Now?

This scrawny teen became a weightlifting obsessive, doubling his size and winning YouTube fame—but once you get sucked in, “big enough” is always a tad too small.

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Meet the World’s Youngest Female Monster Truck Driver

Even before she was old enough to legally drive a car, Rosalee Ramer knew how to make her 10,000-pound truck do exactly what she wanted.

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“When I Dance I’m in a Whole ’Nother World”

For the hard-training young women of one New Orleans dance team, an after-school hobby becomes an unexpected path to self-confidence and positive body image.

The Super Bowl of Elementary School Chess

Two thousand high-achieving students. Hordes of proud parents, anxious coaches, and one scrappy underdog team from Harlem. Screaming. Crying. Chess.