• AimeeContestant
    Aimee

    Aimee, a proud mother, is proof that dedication is the primary ingredient of peak fitness. Eight months after giving birth, she competed in and won a figure competition, laying to rest any doubts in her conditioning and strong will. A self-proclaimed hippie, Aimee is known for fishing, boating, camping, and kicking serious ass. She comes to the ranch motivated by her children and eager to outwork anyone and everyone. "I'm going all in and leaving nothing behind. I'm gonna whoop some ass." If she wins the 10k, Aimee will pay off her student loans.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 143 pounds
    Hometown: Tampa, Florida
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • AlexContestant
    Alex

    A man of many talents, Alex splits his time between poetry, rap, cutting hair, and kicking some serious ass. He takes pride in his balanced athleticism, pointing to his various physical attributes as weapons. "My best asset is my hands. You don't want those babies to get a hold of you." While his meat hooks strike fear in opponents, it is Alex's superior mental game that often leads him to success. Self-assured and well prepared, Alex comes to the ranch hungry for victory. If he wins the 10k, Alex will put the money towards his business plans.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Hometown: Chula Vista, California
    Branch: Navy Veteran
    Charity: Operation Homefront
    Specialty: Boxing

  • AlexandraContestant
    Alexandra

    Alexandra, a marine veteran, served a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, so throw any questions of her toughness out the window. She comes to the ranch with a wealth of combat skills, developed by her military training and sharpened by her time as a member of Team USA Judo. Now a teacher in the military and private sector, Alexandra molds some of the toughest people the country has to offer. When she speaks, they listen. When it comes to the ranch, she firmly believes you don't belong here if you've never been punched in the face. "They need to get ready. If I don't choke them out, I'll beat them with pure skill." If Alexandra wins the 10k, she is going to put it into her vintage Chevy Nova.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 133 pounds
    Hometown: Palos Verdes, California
    Occupation: Marine Veteran
    Specialty: Mixed Martial Arts

  • AlyssaContestant
    Alyssa

    Coming to the ranch as one of the top ranked Spartan athletes in the world may give you an edge, but it also puts a very large target on your back. When competitors focus in on Alyssa, she stares right back unafraid and unintimidated. As a construction worker, gritty physical work is part of her daily life, giving her a distinct advantage over those with a typical gym routine. The ranch isn't any old Spartan competition, but Alyssa is confident her skills will translate and dominate. "I'm going to unleash a whole new kind of beast on the ranch." If she wins the 10k, Alyssa will take her parents on a vacation.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 27
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hometown: Spokane, Washington
    Occupation: Construction
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • AlyssaContestant
    Alyssa

    Alyssa, a personal trainer, has one of the most unique, specialized training backgrounds at the ranch. While running track at powerhouse Baylor University, she also took on Jiu Jitsu, creating an athlete with a rare combination of pure speed and technical combat skills. In fact, she claims to have never lost a Jiu Jitsu match to another woman. With a sturdy foundation and explosive quickness, Alyssa is a real threat to run straight through her bracket. "My legs are tree trunks. You won't even move me." If Alyssa wins the 10k, she is going to open her own gym.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 134 pounds
    Hometown: Dallas, Texas
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Specialty: Weightlifting

  • AmberContestant
    Amber

    What happens when you combine the power and flexibility of a gymnast with the explosiveness and elusiveness of a Grid League athlete? You get an athlete like Amber, geared up and ready to outwork, outmuscle, and embarrass her competition. With a wealth of experience dishing out pain on her resume, Amber comes to the ranch with some serious attitude. This badass won't be shying away from physical contact. "I'm not here for a vacation. I'm here to kick some ass." If she wins the 10k, Amber will put it towards a new house.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
    Occupation: Graduate Student
    Specialty: Gymnastics

  • AnaContestant
    Ana

    In season three, Ana battled with Amanda in one of the most memorable pit battles in ranch history. After slamming Amanda to the ground, Ana spent much of the remainder of the fight on her back, clawing her way towards the middle of the pit. Amanda practically lifted her outside the pit several times, but Ana fought back with everything she had. Though Amanda eventually touched Ana's elbow outside the pit, Ana earned plenty of respect with her performance. With a lot more experience under her belt, Ana comes back to the ranch as a true contender.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 151 pounds
    Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach/Grad Student
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • AnaContestant
    Ana

    In her shot at redemption, Ana took on Orla in what should have been a close Skullbuster battle. Within feet of ringing the bell on Rope Burn, Ana's body gave out on her, sending her home physically and emotionally beaten down. After getting the call to come back to the ranch for a third time, Ana is thrilled to not only have another shot, but also to be teamed with Hunter, a champion who can give her an extra edge. If the third time is truly a charm, Ana will do everything in her power to take home the win.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 151 pounds
    Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach/Grad Student
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • AnnaContestant
    Anna

    Anna, an elite Spartan athlete, had her sights set on the season two Skullbuster. In the second round of her bracket, she was defeated by the eventual champion, Jacqueline. While she gave everything she had, she still left the ranch feeling she let herself and her family down. Anna has spent the last three years training harder than ever, and, with teammate Christian by her side, she expects to give a much better showing this time around.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 132 pounds
    Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Occupation: Business Owner
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • AprilContestant
    April

    In a defensive pit fight against Broken Skull Challenge's newest champion, Corinna, April seemed to be surviving more than fighting. Despite Corinna's overwhelming strength, April managed to turn the ground and pound battle into a chess match. While Corinna eventually came away with the victory, April put up a game fight, leaving a lasting impression on Steve Austin. Those kind of fights get rewarded, and April will get another shot to make it to the Skullbuster.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 35
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 136 pounds
    Hometown: Stansbury Park, Utah
    Occupation: Face and Body Painter
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • AprilContestant
    April

    At a ranch known for intimidation and badass competition, many are unsure how to act. Should they be stoic and calm? Should they stare people down and clench their jaw? For April, there is no need for a front. This pure athlete wears her feelings on her sleeve, unafraid to embrace the emotional rollercoaster of intense physical competition. It doesn't hurt that her finely tuned body can dominate others with seasoned instinct and superior athleticism. "I've always wanted to fight another girl. I can't wait to take these ladies down." If she wins the 10k, April will pay off her debt.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 35
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 136 pounds
    Hometown: Stansbury Park, Utah
    Occupation: Face & Body Painter
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • ArelyContestant
    Arely

    Arely show that big things can come in little packages. Don't let her 4'11" frame fool you, Arely packs a punch and has packed plenty of them for the ranch. She wants to show that people her size can do some damage. As a gym owner, Arely lives at the gym and works out four times a day, because she doesn't "...half ass anything, I will finish if it takes falling onto the floor." Arely believes her legs are her most powerful asset, but has plenty of speed to go with it. She knows the other competitors will underestimate her because of her size and she wouldn't have it any other way. She loves to get down and dirty and is willing to do whatever it takes to be last woman standing. If Arely wins the $10k, she plans on putting that towards a new gym.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 28
    Height: 4'11"
    Weight: 120 pounds
    Hometown: Galena Park, Texas
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: Circuit Training

  • ArlenContestant
    Arlen

    Arlen has taken his body to places few can go. And he takes it there often. With raw power developed by bodybuilding, superior cardio and endurance honed by marathons, and the relentless drive of a world class CrossFitter, Arlen knows he comes to the ranch with a champion's pedigree. As a trainer and athlete, he puts a major focus on proper nutrition, discipline, and a willingness to push harder than others. It's a mentality often seen in winners, and Arlen will look to continue that trend. "I'm a perfect hybrid athlete. I do it all." If he wins the 10k, Arlen will put it into his savings.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
    Occupation: Head Trainer
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • BeniContestant
    Beni

    One of the more animated competitors in Broken Skull history, known for doing a burpee before ringing a bell, and calling out Hunter before even beginning the first round. After cruising through his bracket, Beni found himself face to face with Isaiah in the pit. Beni was manhandled and sent down the road, but he left with an important lesson: stay in the moment. Beni returns to the ranch with his usual bluster, and a burning desire to take on the Skullbuster. Paired with season four All-Star Heather, the pieces are in place to get him there.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 26
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 160 pounds
    Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • BethContestant
    Beth

    Beth has been running all her life. She ran track and field at the collegiate level and has run several marathons since then. She hopes to run a marathon in every single state in the country. The Illinois native now includes CrossFit into her routines and believes the combination of both has made her the ideal competitor for the Broken Skull Ranch. "I have the wheels, I have the lungs, I am the whole package." To be that total package, Beth says she is at the gym 24/7. "There's nothing more satisfying than waking up and not being able to lift your arms or sit down to pee because you worked your body so hard." If Beth wins the 10k, she plans to use the money to pay off student loans.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 118 pounds
    Hometown: Palatine, Illinois
    Occupation: Project Coordinator
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • BeverlyContestant
    Beverly

    Beverly grew up with and still suffers from health issues that leave most people bedridden and miserable. Beverly is not most people. Despite these disabilities, she is a professional stuntwoman, a trainer, and one of the most elite obstacle course racers in the world. On the OCR circuit, she's known as "Psycho" for her skill, power, and ridiculous pain tolerance. Often left in a tortured heap, Beverly soon gets up and asks what's next. That's the kind of attitude that makes legends here at Broken Skull Challenge. "You can do anything – you may have to work harder, but you can do it." If she wins the 10k, Beverly will put it towards medical bills.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 145 pounds
    Hometown: Bishop, Georgia
    Occupation: Stuntwoman
    Specialty: Strength and Mobility

  • BrandiContestant
    Brandi

    How do you know an athlete is a true badass and not all talk? When they come to the ranch already with a black eye, you've got your answer. A former collegiate softball player turned professional CrossFit trainer, Brandi spends so much time at the gym she installed a hammock. Raised with the motto that second place is just the first loser, Brandi motivates herself with visions of victory. Her unquestionable desire and unrivaled work ethic may just lead her straight to the Skullbuster. "If I'm not in pain, I'm not working hard enough. Let's do this." If she wins the 10k, Brandi will put it towards a new car.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 26
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 148 pounds
    Hometown: Richmond, Texas
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach
    Specialty: Crossfit

  • BrandonContestant
    Brandon

    This paint tech and superintendent is used to running the show at work, and he's bringing that imposing attitude to the ranch. With a background in soccer and elite skills in obstacle course racing, Brandon plans to discipline his opponents with endurance and experience. As the father of six sons, Brandon is surrounded by competition on a daily basis. You will not overwhelm or surprise this man. You won't even stress him out. If he wins the 10k, Brandon will put it towards a new home for his family.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 38
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 165 pounds
    Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
    Occupation: Superintendent
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • BrandonContestant
    Brandon

    Born tough, Brandon's natural resilience was shaped and strengthened during his time with the Marines. Life's challenges paled in comparison to his tour in Afghanistan, giving Brandon the mental toughness to conquer anything and everything. To many, the prospect of living out of a car for six months is terrifying, but for Brandon, it was just another obstacle to overcome. This strength of spirit paired with his deeply ingrained discipline makes Brandon a true powerhouse. "I'm cutthroat. I don't care what you think. Shut up and work." If he wins the 10k, Brandon will throw a family reunion for his brothers and sisters.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 27
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 215 pounds
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Occupation: Marine Veteran
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • BrennaContestant
    Brenna

    Plain and simple, Brenna was outmuscled by her season three opponent Becca. Refusing to be intimidated, Brenna gave the fight everything she had, displaying the kind of attitude that has made her a successful obstacle course racer. While she left the ranch without the chance to take on the Skullbuster, Brenna has never lost her desire to come back and try again. Focused, ready, and hungry, she'll have all eyes on her when she steps up to the first challenge.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Hometown: Austin, Texas
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • BrittneyContestant
    Brittney

    Brittney's time on the ranch was full of close calls, but her true mark was left by taking part in the longest pit battle in Broken Skull Challenge history. After entering the pit with two seconds to spare, Brittney fought with season two opponent Desiree for over fifteen minutes. Her legendary match ended in heartbreak, as Desiree managed to flip Brittney outside the pit. While the loss hurt, Brittney is back to take her next best shot against a fresh batch of opponents.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hometown: Dallas, Georgia
    Occupation: Administrative Assistant
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • CaitlinContestant
    Caitlin

    When a reigning world champion strongwoman comes to the ranch, people stop and look. With law school on the horizon, Caitlin looks to tip the scales here at the ranch and lay some smack down. Caitlin has unique interests, like smashing watermelons with her thighs and picking up heavy *&%#. While strongwomen have had mixed results at the ranch, Caitlin is determined to change the perception and leave her mark. "I'm strong. I'm dense. This is a lethal combo." If she wins the 10k, Caitlin will travel during a break from law school.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Hometown: New York, New York
    Occupation: Pro Strongwoman
    Specialty: Strongwoman

  • CalebContestant
    Caleb

    After going through basic training at the Naval academy, Caleb took his spot on the football team. His impressive and imposing size gave opponents the perception he was slow, something Caleb also expects at the ranch. What people quickly and regrettably discover is Caleb's explosive quickness. Capable of running a 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds, Caleb fully expects to outrun, outhustle, and outclass the competition. "I'm built like a tree. No one can move me." If he wins the 10k, Caleb will start his own gym.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 26
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Hometown: Benson, North Carolina
    Occupation: Navy Veteran
    Specialty: Olympic Lifting

  • CandiceContestant
    Candice

    In season three, Candice's reign as champion was ended by Cassidy. Candice responded by returning in season four's All-Star episode, taking down Amanda on the Skullbuster, and winning $25k. It's safe to say that losing doesn't sit well with Candice. This Marine veteran is a sight to behold, and she is out to prove once and for all she's the greatest athlete, man or woman, to step foot on the ranch. With a partner like Tommy keeping her motivated, she has a great chance to accomplish her goal.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 32
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 137 pounds
    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
    Occupation: Marine Veteran
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • CassidyContestant
    Cassidy

    After her long reign on the ranch was ended by Corinna in season five, Cassidy left the ranch with the same grace she entered it with. But her story on the ranch if far from over. Cassidy is back and ready to dish out some punishment. With Ian as her partner, this duo, with combined Broken Skull winnings totaling $110k, is looking to cruise through the brackets and set an unbeatable Skullbuster time.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 143 pounds
    Hometown: New York, New York
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • CatContestant
    Cat

    One look at her shoulders and it's no surprise Cat was an elite, D1 swimmer at UCONN. Her well-rounded athleticism should serve her well on the ranch. Cat's work as a surgical technician also exposes her to traumatic injuries, giving her the mental edge when it comes to dealing with grit or pain. To put it simply, she isn't scared. "Look, I was a boxer. I'm used to beating the crap out of girls." If she wins the 10k, Cat will pay for the remainder of her nursing education.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 34
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Pine City, New York
    Occupation: Surgical Technician
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • ChristianContestant
    Christian

    Christian, a Broken Skull season four All-Star, destroyed his competition in season three on his way to a successful Skullbuster run. Though he did not beat Hunter's time, Christian had a shot at redemption in the Beast Mode bracket, matching up with Hunter in the pit. A ferocious battle ended in an irate Christian touching out. With a third chance to leave the ranch a champion, Christian is teamed with fellow Alabamian Anna, forming a highly-motivated duo with Skullbuster dreams.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Hometown: Wetumpka, Alabama
    Occupation: Fire Sergeant
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • CorinnaContestant
    Corinna

    At only twenty-four, Corinna has already left her historical mark on the fitness community. Despite splitting her time in competition with her education, she's taken the OCR world by storm, reaching the highest ranks and winning at a ferocious rate. Recently, Corinna took on season five returning champion Cassidy in a televised obstacle race, beating her by just seconds. Corinna comes to the ranch with a pedigree, a history, and a taste for victory. If she can make it to the Skullbuster, she's a real threat to set records. It wouldn't be her first time. "I came here ready to suffer. These other girls don't know what it takes." If she wins the 10k, Corinna will put it towards graduate school.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
    Occupation: Graduate Student
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • DanContestant
    Dan

    Dan, an Army soldier of the year, and a man of great character, also happens to be one of the best trash talkers in ranch history. While this may seem like a contradiction, Dan's competition knows his attitude is meant to bring out the best in people. His intensity serves as motivation, and it helped him serve his Pit opponent Daniel a healthy dose of whoop-ass. Returning to the ranch, Dan will once again try to taunt, intimidate, and dominate on his way back to the Skullbuster, on which he put up an incredible time of 7:39.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 31
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 189 pounds
    Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
    Occupation: Army Veteran
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • DanContestant
    Dan

    Dan, a former Army medic and Soldier of the Year recipient, comes to the ranch with a no-BS attitude, and a desire to run through the competition. Now a gym owner, his fine-tuned physical condition leads him to believe he could complete any fitness competition in his sleep. Losing is not an option for Dan, as his previous competition losses devolved into sleepless obsession. Unintimidated, he plans to shove everyone aside and make his way to the Skullbuster. "I'm a lion among hyenas here. I'll take whatever they can throw at me." If he wins the 10k, Dan will buy new obstacles for his gym.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 31
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 190 pounds
    Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
    Branch: Army Veteran
    Charity: USO
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • DanielContestant
    Daniel

    Daniel, the data processor with a love for sewing, has a chance for payback against his fellow Army veteran. Daniel is a true badass, possessing elite skills in multiple fitness disciplines. After being flipped out of the Pit on his head, Daniel intensified his training, hoping for a chance to return and outwork his opponents. With a looming rematch ahead, Daniel will try to turn Dan's world upside down.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 180 pounds
    Hometown: Clearwater, Florida
    Occupation: Army Veteran
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • DanielContestant
    Daniel

    Daniel, an OCR specialist, has ranked in the top 100 of the Spartan Elite series, and is now looking to dominate the ranch. He comes to the ranch with one true goal; dethrone Hunter. With plenty of fitness competition experience, Daniel is used to the spotlight, and is never shy about a challenge. "These other seven guys are just in my way. I'm really just here to take down Hunter." If Daniel wins the 10k, he is going to put the money towards physical therapy school.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 188 pounds
    Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Occupation: Marketing Director
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • DanielContestant
    Daniel

    Fun fact about Daniel: he loves to sew. It's a relaxing hobby. Are you laughing? Don't. This Army Veteran is one of the most imposing athletes to step foot on the ranch. With several Middle East deployments behind him, he is now focused on getting his picture in the dictionary next to the word "badass." With what he believes is an unrivaled core, Daniel plans to get down and dirty and outwork everyone else. "No one at the ranch can match my fitness. And it's not even close." If he wins the 10k, Daniel will invest it.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Hometown: Clearwater, Florida
    Branch: Army Veteran
    Charity: Operation Homefront
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • DayneContestant
    Dayne

    Dayne's motto is "win at all costs." A former profesional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, few can match the focus and discipline Dayne has developed competing against the highest levels of competition. With additional skills in MMA and powerlifting, he is confident the ranch will offer no surprises. Motivated by the best training partner in the world - his young son - Dayne looks to advance to the Skullbuster and give his boy an episode of TV he can watch over and over with pride. If Dayne wins the 10k, he is going to take his wife and son on a vacation.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 188 pounds
    Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
    Occupation: CFO
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • DerekContestant
    Derek

    No sport tests an athlete more than the triathlon. Derek, a three-time road cycling champion, makes the triathlon look like a walk in the park. Through intense training every day of the week, he has developed the strength and endurance to take on any and all challenges. Derek has the background and confidence to dominate the ranch. "I don't even need to talk a big game. Hell, just taking off my shirt intimidates people." If he wins the 10k, Derek will take his family to Disneyland.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Bentonville, Arkansas
    Occupation: Endurance Coach
    Specialty: Triathlon

  • DriaContestant
    Dria

    Dria is a woman with true ambition in the fitness world. "My greatest goal is to enter and win the CrossFit Games." There's no better training ground than the Broken Skull Ranch, and no better place to make waves in the fitness community. Dria trains twice a day, six times a week, often working her body and mind to the breaking point. Yes, she typically ends up crying after her workouts. And yes, she plans to make her competitors at the ranch do the same. If she wins the 10k, Dria will repair her family's cars.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Louisville, Ohio
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • DustinContestant
    Dustin

    Dustin isn't the first MMA fighter to come to the ranch, but he is one of the most impressive. With dozens of fights in his career, he has developed a mental and physical toughness few can exceed. He once let another fighter choke him out for nearly two minutes, all for the purpose of tiring out the fighter's arms. As a man who scoffs at pain, breaking Dustin is difficult, and getting him to quit is nearly impossible. "My brain doesn't have a 'stop' button. I'm a professional badass." If he wins the 10k, the money will go towards his soon to be born daughter.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 186 pounds
    Hometown: Tamaroa, Illinois
    Branch: Active Army
    Charity: USO
    Specialty: Mixed Martial Arts

  • EricContestant
    Eric

    Growing up small, Eric was bullied often at school. He decided to begin lifting weights at a young age with the primary goal of keeping the bullies away. Soon after, Eric developed into one of the most elite athletes in the country, going All-American in track and field five times. His superior leg strength and endurance have carried him through competition after competition. With the motivation of his family propelling him forward, Eric has the look and confidence of a bracket winner. "I'm the best athlete everywhere I go. I'll wipe the floor with these guys." If he wins the 10k, Eric will put it towards a new house.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 27
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 182 pounds
    Hometown: Centerview, Missouri
    Branch: Navy Veteran
    Charity: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
    Specialty: High Intensity Interval Training

  • ErinContestant
    Erin

    At the tender age of 24, Erin is one of the youngest Elite Spartan Race competitors in the world. At the end of the 2016 season she was ranked 25th in the country and 83rd in the world. She was also the third youngest athlete to ever compete for and finish the Spartan Race World Championship. Erin loves playing the underdog role. She uses her "sweet and innocent" look to her advantage and then "comes out of nowhere to kick their ass." The former competitive dancer has come to the Broken Skull Ranch in search of a new challenge. If Erin wins the 10k she plans on using that money to run more races around the country and the world.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 120 pounds
    Hometown: Washougal, Washington
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • FredContestant
    Fred

    Fred is a former Army Green Beret with two combat tours in Special Forces. He served as a senior medic and sniper until he was shot in the helmet. Now a disabled veteran, Fred travels the world competing in various sporting events as an adventure athlete. Talk about a man with perspective. Fred has the mental and physical training to take on anyone and anything. His brush with death also fueled his desire to compete, succeed, and dominate. One look into his eyes will erase any doubt that Fred is a threat to go all the way. If he wins the 10k, Fred will buy medical equipment for his mother.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 39
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 165 pounds
    Hometown: Pasco, Washington
    Occupation: Army Veteran
    Specialty: Crossfit

  • GretchenContestant
    Gretchen

    Gretchen gave everything she had in her season three battle with Jess, but her body simply could not keep up with her heart. After a grueling performance in Chain Gang, Gretchen struggled her way towards the pit. With her legs cramping, she stepped into the ring with eight seconds left. Jess took advantage and practically dragged Gretchen out of the pit. With another opportunity ahead of her, Gretchen refuses to be manhandled again.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 142 pounds
    Hometown: Sterling, Virgina
    Occupation: Attorney
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • HeatherContestant
    Heather

    As the first woman to ever beat the Skullbuster, Heather is a true Broken Skull legend. She has amassed an impressive $60k, the third most of any woman in ranch history. This All-Star never turns down a call from Steve Austin, and she's back for more ass kicking with her typical energy and incredible athleticism. Beni makes the ideal partner for Heather, as the two excel in finding the joyful moments of competition and using them as fuel. This is a duo to keep a close eye on, if only to enjoy their contagious smiles.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 26
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 133 pounds
    Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • HebaContestant
    Heba

    One of the youngest competitors of season five, Heba comes to the ranch with the swagger of a grizzled ranch veteran. Already the owner and head trainer of a training company, she has developed a cult following in the fitness community. Her success is born in pain; a pain which she revels in, calling it a "motivator and teacher." With workouts featuring varied, unique training, Heba feels ready to put these other women in their place. "It feels like a lot of my competition doesn't belong here." If she wins the 10k, Heba will build her own obstacle course.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 20
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 149 pounds
    Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Specialty: Hybrid Training

  • HunterContestant
    Hunter

    There's not much more to say about Hunter that hasn't already been said. But let's give it another shot. Total winnings: $165k. Total losses: Zero. And to top it all off, he won Broken Skull's first All-Star challenge. Plain and simple, Hunter is the most impressive athlete to come to the ranch, and we're all privileged to watch him work. In Ana, Hunter has a teammate who is driven, determined, and starving for a victory. As always, Hunter enters the challenge a heavy favorite.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 28
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 194 pounds
    Hometown: Malibu, California
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • IanContestant
    Ian

    You probably wouldn't expect Texas' Strongest Man to also be a huge Harry Potter fan. Ian, an auto parts salesman, is a veritable wizard when it comes to strength and fitness. In fact, it's almost magical that he has deadlifted a car twenty-three times in a row. Competing in Strongman competitions all over Texas, Ian has the pedigree to dominate the ranch and leave a lasting impression with the Texas Rattlesnake, Steve Austin. With a ferocious competitive drive, he expects his opponents to wilt when faced with his intensity. "I turn into an animal. No one's ever been ready for it." If he wins the 10k, Ian will put it towards the future with his girlfriend.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 23
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Hometown: Euless, Texas
    Occupation: Auto Parts Salesman
    Specialty: Strongman

  • IanContestant
    Ian

    Ian, the man who first took down the legend Tommy Hackenbruck, is back to the ranch after an impressive, but losing effort on the Skullbuster in season four's All-Star challenge. Unable to outrun Hunter, Ian returns with the goal of finally sending the Sheriff home. Paired with the all-time winningest woman in ranch history, Cassidy, this powerhouse team has all the makings of a dominant championship run.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 32
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 208 pounds
    Hometown: Corona, California
    Occupation: Bodyguard
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • JackieContestant
    Jackie

    Competition is a grind, and keeping your edge sharp takes levels of determination few can maintain. Jackie has competed in every Spartan World Championship – once finishing 2nd - hundreds of races, and consistently leaves people in her dust. This ranch recognizes badass when it sees it, and its eyes are locked on Jackie. She's here looking to unleash her fierce side, one which she rarely gets to let loose in normal competition. "I really don't care who or what is standing in my way. I'll conquer it." If she wins the 10k, Jackie will take her kids to Disneyland.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Aubrey, Texas
    Occupation: Executive Assistant
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • JackieContestant
    Jackie

    After a dominant showing in her round one bracket challenge, Jackie had the looks of a true Skullbuster contender. Unfortunately, she literally and figuratively dropped the ball in the second round. Despite her lost atlas stone costing her a victory, Jackie displayed the grit and attitude of a true athlete, finishing the challenge despite already losing. That attitude resonated with Steve Austin, who was eager to pair her with Mack, and give her another shot. Jackie will not waste this opportunity, and refuses to let a mistake cost her this time around.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 27
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 143 pounds
    Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • JaredContestant
    Jared

    Jared comes to the ranch a well-rounded and accomplished athlete, having played junior college basketball at Washburn and winning a championship along the way. His motivation for coming to the ranch runs deep; in the past two years he's lost his mother and father, and recently his best friend. As he puts it, "I'm a little mad at the world ride now. Fitness is my anchor, and I know they're all proud I'm doing what I love." If Jared wins the 10k he is going to take his wife on a much needed beach vacation.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 27
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Hometown: Denver, Colorado
    Occupation: Sales Agent
    Specialty: High Intensity Interval Training

  • JennetteContestant
    Jennette

    Jennette isn't your typical stay at home mom. When she's not wiping away bottoms, this mother of four is wiping away the competition on an obstacle course somewhere. Most recently, Jennette achieved one of her biggest accomplishments racing in a 9-mile Spartan Super race, then turning around and doing a 5-mile sprint the next day. To no one's surprise, she finished first in both. She is no stranger to the podium. She's finished Top 3 in nearly all of her OCR events. In one of those races she finished ahead of Broken Skull Legend Cassidy Watton. In fact, she's hoping Cassidy is still the champ when she arrives on the ranch, because she knows she's "faster and stronger" than Cassidy. If Jennette wins the 10k, she will pay off some of her family debt.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 122 pounds
    Hometown: Palm Coast, Florida
    Occupation: Stay at Home Mom
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • JennetteContestant
    Jennette

    Jennette's exhilarating day at the ranch ended with a pit showdown against the diminutive Arely. Her home-made fitness equipment did not prepare her for the sheer strength of Arely. Despite dominating much of the battle in top position, Arely managed to flip the script and touch Jennette's hand outside the pit. Walking off the ranch with a black eye and battered spirit, Jennette wanted nothing more than another chance to set things straight. Broken Skull Challenge is happy to oblige.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 122 pounds
    Hometown: Palm Coast, Florida
    Occupation: Stay at Home Mom
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • JenniferContestant
    Jennifer

    Jennifer, a former lifeguard, has plenty of experience dealing with high stress situations. Her job once required her to save someone's life, and she has used that experience in her athletic career. Calm under any amount of pressure, Jennifer believes every problem has a solution, and she won't stop until she finds it. As a parkour athlete, Jennifer's athleticism revolves around getting from point A to point B as efficiently as possible. Clearly, this translates well into obstacle course racing. At the ranch, Jennifer will look to go from round one to the Skullbuster as efficiently as the brutal terrain will allow. If Jennifer wins the 10k, she will use it for her family.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hometown: Tampa, Florida
    Occupation: Aerial Acrobat
    Specialty: Parkour

  • JennyContestant
    Jenny

    As a trainer and coach, Jenny's life revolves around motivation and fitness. As an athlete, she seeks out elite OCR and CrossFit competition year-round. Together, this amounts to seven days a week, 365 days a year of being a hardcore badass. Jenny refuses to be intimidated, and rather than give attention to her competition, she relies on laser focus to dominate any obstacle. With a background in martial arts, it's no surprise she refers to her athletic skills as stealthy. "I am the unexpected. When they turn around, I'm already past them." If Jennifer wins the 10k, she is going to put the money towards her CrossFit gym.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 pounds
    Hometown: Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • JessicaContestant
    Jessica

    They say every pack has an alpha wolf, and in this pack it may be Jessica. The 22-year-old is more of a solo athlete and doesn't know if she can play nice while on the ranch. She genuinely loves to talk trash and get in girls' faces. "I may not look like the baddest bitch on the playground, but I assure you that I can take her out!" Jessica runs Elite Obstacle courses and has never finished outside the top 20. She lists her upper body strength as her greatest asset, and plans to unleash it on the competition. She's definitely not here to make friends. "You either love me or hate me!" If Jessica wins that 10k, she is putting it towards her student loans.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'0"
    Weight: 123 pounds
    Hometown: Trumbull, Connecticut
    Occupation: Psychiatric Technician
    Specialty: Rock Climbing

  • JoContestant
    Jo

    Jo is a Sergeant in the Army National Guard in his home state of Louisiana, or "The Boot," as he proudly calls it. Some of his duties are to train the incoming men and women, so Jo knows how to work! With skills in functional body building and CrossFit, he plans to impose his will with strength and endurance. Even as one of the youngest competitors in the bracket, Jo's discipline is tough to match. "I'm gonna show you all what Louisiana has to offer." If Jo wins the 10K, he is going to give a portion to his parents.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 190 pounds
    Hometown: Church Point, Louisiana
    Occupation: Louisiana Army National Guard
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • JoelContestant
    Joel

    Army personnel call him "Santanity," referring to the insane difficulty of Joel Santana's workout regimen. Physically, Joel is a balanced athlete, possessing strength, agility, and ridiculously fast twitch muscles. But Joel attributes much of his success to his mental makeup and instinct. Rather than showboating or peacocking, he quietly and accurately assesses the weakness of his opponents. While Joel's brain may calculate the path to victory, his athletic prowess could easily carry him to the finish. "My fitness is pure insanity. Most people simply can't handle me." If he wins the 10k, Joel will pay off his student loans.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 27
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 180 pounds
    Hometown: Cheektowaga, New York
    Branch: Army Veteran
    Charity: USO
    Specialty: Jiu Jitsu

  • JohnathonContestant
    Johnathon

    There's nothing better than a solid trash talker, and Johnathon might just be the ranch's all-time best. Known among his colleagues as "Mr. Get 'Er Done" for his willingness to take on the grittiest of tasks, John has outworked others all over the world, from Texas to Iraq. He gleefully intimidates opponents in all competitions by running his mouth, even turning games of Monopoly into a war of words. "I ain't scared of any of these pacifier suckin', chubby fools. I'll be the only one left standing." If he wins the 10k, Johnathon will invest in his gym.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 187 pounds
    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    Branch: Air Force Veteran
    Charity: Operation Homefront
    Specialty: High Intensity Interval Training

  • JonathanContestant
    Jonathan

    For Jonathan, losing in the Pit to Will stung much less than not getting to run the Skullbuster. But that's not to say Jonathan isn't looking forward to a rematch. Since losing literally by a toe, Jonathan has ramped up his intense and varied training, awaiting his next opportunity to impose his unquestionably intimidating will on quality competition. As always, the ranch is ready to give him his shot, or make him eat his words.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 32
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 182 pounds
    Hometown: Tampa, Florida
    Occupation: Optician
    Specialty: Ninja Training

  • JonathanContestant
    Jonathan

    After one of the greatest suplexes in challenge history, Jonathan opened the eyes of everyone who's set foot on the ranch. He came to the ranch this season seeking payback, and he found it by flipping an Army soldier of the year out of the pit. After this, despite finishing the Skullbuster, he could not beat Mack's time. Jonathan has proven he belongs at the ranch, returning a third time to take the title of champion once and for all. With Margarita, one of the most well-known names in the OCR world, at his side, the title is once again within his grasp.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 32
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 182 pounds
    Hometown: Tampa, Florida
    Occupation: Optician
    Specialty: Ninja Training

  • KeithContestant
    Keith

    The oldest competitor in his bracket, Keith comes into this competition with a wealth of experience and a PhD in badassery. He is in the gym seven days a week while working a full-time job. An avid OCR competitor, he does races most weekends, competing against and beating guys half his age. Keith once ran an entire race with a knee injury and completed it, proving his indomitability to himself. Age and pain are not a factor to Keith, and he plans on bringing his tough-as-nails attitude to the ranch to school some more of the young guys. If Keith wins the 10k he is going to build his wife a new kitchen.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 48
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois
    Occupation: Restaurant Manager
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • KenContestant
    Ken

    Ken, an avid "Magic: The Gathering" player, splits his time between epic card games and supreme ass-kicking on the gridiron. It's an odd combination, but no one can question the results. While Ken's physical stature and athletic prowess speaks for itself, it's his natural leadership abilities that make him a true standout. As the captain of a three-time defending Grid League championship team, Ken comes to the ranch with the mentality of a winner. With his daughter providing an extra motivational boost, his competition better not flinch. "I'm out here competing against myself. No one else can challenge me." If he wins the 10k, Ken will put it towards a college fund for his daughter.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 29
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 207 pounds
    Hometown: Troy, Ohio
    Occupation: Pro Grid League Athlete
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • KenContestant
    Ken

    Ken, the CrossFit Cop, is back at the ranch with vengeance in his eyes. After getting shoved around and knocked off balance by Wes in their season four Pit battle, Ken showed great sportsmanship by giving Wes a hug. But the loss still stung, and Ken is not one to easily forget. With the motivation of his family propelling him forward, Ken looks to shove his way back to the Pit for a chance to take on the Skullbuster.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 33
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Hometown: Monticello, Illinois
    Occupation: Police Officer
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • KevinContestant
    Kevin

    Most of the competitors Kevin faces were not even born when he started training. The naïve might think this gives them an advantage. Kevin knows his experience, training, and mental edge will soon put them in their place. A no-nonsense personality, Kevin's dedication to any and all challenges has lead him to, among other things, defeat Lance Armstrong at the NY Marathon. "I might be the oldest, but I know for a fact these young guys can't hang with me." If he wins the 10k, Kevin will travel the world.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 47
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 151 pounds
    Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
    Occupation: Web Developer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • KrisContestant
    Kris

    A former policewoman who's experienced high intensity chases. A body building mother and business owner. An ultra-competitive athlete staring you down with hate in her eyes. "I'm a transformer. I'm a bulldozer. I will rip you to shreds." Damn, we're convinced. Kris is the kind of badass the ranch dreams of, and she's coming to it hungry. With a strong disdain for losing, she vilifies her competition to give her any extra edge possible. We'll be watching closely. If she wins the 10k, Kris will give it to a new non-profit she's starting for sick children.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Hometown: Commerce, Oklahoma
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: Bodybuilding

  • KristenContestant
    Kristen

    Though Kristen makes her living in software, her true passion is rescuing and adopting dogs. In fact, in the past eighteen months she's single-handedly saved thirteen dogs. This display of character and dedication makes her difficult to root against, especially considering her elite fitness. Despite having two reconstructed knees, Kristen possesses powerful legs and unrivaled toughness. "I will fight harder. I will hurt longer." If Kristen wins the 10k she is going to put it towards student loans.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 129 pounds
    Hometown: Irving, Texas
    Occupation: Software Sales
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • KristynContestant
    Kristyn

    She may only be 4'11" tall, but Kristyn is as tough as they come. Just ask the many criminals she's had to apprehend as a Deputy in Elkton, Maryland. The guys on the force call her 'Spider Monkey' because of her amazing grip strength. Like in the rest of her life, she knows she will be underestimated by the competition, but she wouldn't want it any other way. With her height, she knows she'll have to do double the work of her taller competitors, but she doesn't mind putting in the extra effort. For Kristyn, hand to hand combat is just part of the job. She can't wait until she gets her hands on the competition. If Kristyn wins the 10k, she plans on taking her mom on a vacation.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 29
    Height: 4'11"
    Weight: 122 pounds
    Hometown: Elkton, Maryland
    Occupation: Deputy
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • LouContestant
    Lou

    As the only Marine at the ranch, Lou truly represents the few and the proud. Now a US Park ranger, his careers have prepared him for any and all changes, and he boasts an unmatched level of preparation. Lou's casual demeanor may lull competitors into a false sense of security, giving him a window to take advantage and toss them aside. He has completed ultra-marathons and death races, so he comes to the ranch without hesitation or reservation. As a man who refuses to utter the word "quit," Lou will be standing tall at the ranch. "My heart and soul will carry me through today. My body will dominate." If he wins the 10k, Lou will use it for his upcoming wedding.

    Episode: 507
    Age: 34
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 176 pounds
    Hometown: Page, Arizona
    Branch: Marine Veteran
    Charity: Easter Seals Dixon Center
    Specialty: Endurance Racing

  • LucasContestant
    Lucas

    As a college baseball player, Lucas became accustomed to the athletic grind, and learned to overcome the mental barriers that come with it. He has since adapted this to the world of obstacle course racing and, unsurprisingly, success has followed. While many of these fitness competitions are mentally and physically draining, Lucas is often the life of the party, maintaining a positive attitude and displaying great sportsmanship. While he has "nerd-like" tendencies in his personal life, his athletic career is full of badass feats and a love for kicking ass. "They're going to be shocked when this big guy blows past them." If he wins the 10k, Lucas will put it towards a college fund for his kids.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 38
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 202 pounds
    Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
    Occupation: Fire Protection Engineer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MackContestant
    Mack

    Mack is a popular figure in the fitness community, known for his creative and fearless attempts to win any and all competitions. He hopes to return to the Skullbuster for another chance to put up a dominant time and once again impress the hell out of Steve Austin. Standing in his way is Skylar, his Pit opponent from season two. Mack will try to send Skylar home angry for the second time.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 29
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 215 pounds
    Hometown: Oldsmar, Florida
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Court Racing

  • MackContestant
    Mack

    Fresh off a monumental victory in his redemption episode, Mack is back and ready to tear through the ranch all over again. With $25k of Broken Skull money lining his pockets, the self-proclaimed "Obstacle Course King" now has the cash to match his wealth of unworldly skills. His partner, Jackie, has a starkly different demeanor, but when it comes to the throes of competition, the two are equally intense in their passion. As always, Mack will be someone to watch.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 29
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 215 pounds
    Hometown: Oldsmar, Florida
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MargaritaContestant
    Margarita

    Losing in the first round is nothing to be ashamed of, but it certainly doesn't inspire a ton of confidence. That is, unless you're Steve Austin. In Margarita Steve sees a top caliber athlete deserving of another chance. After losing in the first round to eventual champion Corinna, Margarita showed great respect and sportsmanship as she left the ranch. Jonathan provides her with an accomplished partner, and the two will look to outwork, outhustle, and outskill their opponents.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 134 pounds
    Hometown: Irvine, California
    Occupation: Bootcamp Trainer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MargaritaContestant
    Margarita

    The ranch has seen its fair share of bravery, but perhaps no one has stepped foot on this dirt with as much courage as Margarita, a woman who donated a kidney to a total stranger in order for her father to receive a new one of his own. Matching her incredible character is her relentless conditioning, which has led her to competing in any professional fitness challenges the world has to offer. She's faced and taken down the best the community has to offer, and has done it while setting a tremendous example for her hundreds of fitness clients. "No one pushes as hard as me. Mentally, I've already sent these ladies home." If she wins the 10k, Margarita will invest in her training business.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 134 pounds
    Hometown: Irvine, California
    Occupation: Bootcamp Instructor
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MeganContestant
    Megan

    Megan quite literally eats, sleeps, and lives at her gym. That's because she built her own gym at her family's dairy farm. With a CrossFit playground available round the clock, Megan comes to the ranch a true sleeper. To call her a CrossFit athlete is to forget she is a formerly dominant three sport athlete who possesses explosive speed and an indomitable will. The ranch doesn't forget. It marvels. "Honestly, people see me and go 'holy *%&$, how do you do that? You're a girl!'" If she wins the 10k, Megan will use it to buy her own dairy farm.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 145 pounds
    Hometown: Vale, Oregon
    Occupation: Dairy Farmer
    Specialty: Crossfit

  • MikelContestant
    Mikel

    Who feels prepared to take over the world more than a recent college graduate? Mikel is bringing that motivation, excitement, and confidence with her to the ranch, and she's doing it with a finely tuned body geared up and ready to explode. Previously working as an EMT, Mikel has developed superior focus and calmness under pressure. This mental makeup paired with her well-rounded athleticism makes Mikel an intriguing and frightening competitor. "When I get into my zone, I can't be stopped." If she wins the 10k, Mikel will put it towards a fitness business.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 139 pounds
    Hometown: Anacortes, Washington
    Occupation: CrossFit Coach
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MilesContestant
    Miles

    Once overweight, Miles completely overhauled his lifestyle and fitness to become the athlete he is today. Through sheer dedication and will, he's found himself competing with the best of the best on the OCR scene. While he looks up to fellow racers like Robert Killian and Hunter McIntyre, he also believes he has what it takes to leave them in the dust. With confidence and bravado on his side, Miles has his sights set on the Skullbuster. "I don't even think it looks that hard. I'm going to kill it." If he wins the 10k, Miles will put it towards his soon to be born child.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Keller, Texas
    Occupation: Lab Pack Chemist
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • NikkiContestant
    Nikki

    Speaking of women who kick serious ass, Nikki is a Muay Thai and kickboxing specialist with a developing passion for obstacle course racing. Balancing her life as a med student with her desire to become a professional obstacle course racer, Nikki calmly and quietly outworks everyone at her gym. Her tolerance for pain is notorious. Her desire to dish out pain is insatiable. "These ladies better be ready. I'm the total package." If she wins the 10k, Nikki will put it towards her student loans.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 28
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 151 pounds
    Hometown: Winterville, North Carolina
    Occupation: Med Student
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • NinaContestant
    Nina

    Nina is an athlete on a mission. When not working as a bartender, she has dedicated her fitness career to CrossFit, with the ultimate goal of winning the CrossFit Games. Watch her in one workout session and you wouldn't be surprised to see her win it soon. With the glutton-for-pain gene strongly in place, Nina's workouts verge on insanity. Nina can't wait to bring that attitude to the ranch and dish out some pain of her own. "I refuse to be outworked. I'd rather go to hell and back than quit." If she wins the 10k, Nina will put it towards her education.

    Episode: 510
    Age: 21
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 149 pounds
    Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    Occupation: Student
    Specialty: Crossfit

  • OrlaContestant
    Orla

    Amazing skills, major accomplishments, and a badass attitude are all tickets to the ranch. But no one comes here if they don't have heart. Orla, clearly outmatched in her pit battle with Alexandra, nevertheless fought tooth and nail to the bitter end. With visions of a Skullbuster run quickly dashed, Orla walked off the ranch feeling regret. After revisiting her fight and developing new strategies, Orla returns with a chip on her shoulder and a strong desire to finish what she started.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 127 pounds
    Hometown: Fairfield, Vermont
    Occupation: Flight Nurse
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • OrlaContestant
    Orla

    Orla, a nurse and ski paramedic, has seen plenty of trauma on the job, and she's saved a few lives along the way. In the fitness world, she is known amongst her peers as the "Vermonster" for her unrivaled OCR skills. At a young age, Orla lost her mother. Whether in competition or life in general, Orla uses her mother's memory to fuel and motivate her. While this is a touching sentiment, Orla has no trouble unleashing the "Vermonster" on her opponents. "I will turn into a beast and eat them up." If Orla wins the 10k, she is going pay off her nursing school loans.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 pounds
    Hometown: Fairfield, Vermont
    Occupation: Flight Nurse
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • OrlaContestant
    Orla

    After suffering a crushing defeat in the pit to Alexandra, Orla bounced back and took down Ana in an incredible second chance Skullbuster battle. She left the ranch with $25k and a strong feeling of vindication. But for elite athletes, winning is never enough. Orla is ready for more, and she’ll look to instill her winning mentality into her partnership with Victor. The two combine for an impressive obstacle course resume, but they'll have to make it through the brackets once more for another attempt at the Skullbuster.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 pounds
    Hometown: Fairfield, Vermont
    Occupation: Flight Nurse
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • PhilContestant
    Phil

    Phil, an ex-Army paratrooper with dozens of jumps on his record, is eager to show the ranch what he's made of. An injury during a parachute landing ended his military career, but it kick-started his competitive drive. When he's not busy raising his kids, he is in the gym crushing CrossFit workouts and building up his chiseled physique. Phil is a huge fan of the show and watches every episode with his son. More than anything, he wants to come to the ranch to make his son proud. If Phil wins the 10k, he is going to put the money aside for his kids' college educations.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 38
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 196 pounds
    Hometown: St George, Utah
    Occupation: Army Veteran
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • PhilipContestant
    Philip

    Philip, the host of a weekly podcast, is bringing his sharp wit and insightful banter to the toughest challenge show in America. More impressive than his winning personality, he is also currently ranked in the top 100 of Spartan. With the physical skills to back up his mouth, Philip knows he can work harder and suffer longer than anyone. "I've been to the dark place and come out a winner. This is what I do." If Philip wins the 10k, he is going to donate half of it and invest the rest.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 185 pounds
    Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
    Occupation: Podcast Host
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • RobertContestant
    Robert

    Broken Skull Ranch, Robert Killian is here. You have been warned. The 2015 Spartan World Champion, and winner of the 2016 Army Ranger Competition, Robert plans to wipe Hunter McIntyre from the Broken Skull record books. And it wouldn't be a surprise. As one of the few men on this earth to defeat Hunter in competition, Robert claims to have a 5-4 record against the Broken Skull legend. Training in the high altitude of Colorado, few can match his lungs, endurance, and strength. Plain and simple, Robert is one of the most impressive, decorated athletes to step foot on the ranch. If he wins the 10k, Robert will pay off his house.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 35
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 160 pounds
    Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
    Occupation: Army National Guard
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • SanchezContestant
    Sanchez

    Sanchez trains athletes of all levels in the Decatur area. He comes to the ranch to test his own training and skills to see if they can hold up against the toughest athletes in America. At twenty-five years old, Sanchez already owns multiple businesses, and he only wants more. The seven competitors standing in his way don't threaten him at all. "I'm taking this money where it belongs. With me." If Sanchez wins the 10k he is going to open up a day care center.

    Episode: 505
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 192 pounds
    Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: Speed & Agility

  • SantiaContestant
    Santia

    Santia considers herself the living embodiment of a "Super Woman," and five minutes with her will have you believing the same. With athletic ability centered around explosiveness, power, and pure speed, Santia often leaves her opponents in a crumpled pile of "what the hell just happened." Her football background has given her the mental toughness and preparation to take on any challenge thrown her way, and her confidence alone might carry her through the bracket. "I compete against NFL players every day. Can you imagine what I'll do against a bunch of women?" If she wins the 10k, Santia will put it towards her fitness business.

    Episode: 508
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'1"
    Weight: 130 pounds
    Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
    Occupation: Fitness Brand Owner
    Specialty: High Intensity Interval Training

  • SaraContestant
    Sara

    While this bracket is full of second place finishers, perhaps no one endured a more crushing loss than Sara. Her season four opponent Brittany entered the pit exhausted, prompting Sara to aggressively rush forward. Brittany managed to briefly shove Sara away, but, undaunted, Sara continued to push forward. The two toppled outside the pit with Sara on top, but her arm remained under Brittany leading to her loss. Sara has not forgotten this near loss, and comes to the ranch eager to correct her mistake.

    Episode: 512
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 140 pounds
    Hometown: Marysville, Washington
    Occupation: Track Coach
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • SarahContestant
    Sarah

    As a registered nurse, Sarah is used to fixing wounds, but she's come to the Ranch to inflict some. The OCR specialist is dying to get to the Skullbuster and doesn't mind running over people on her way there. Despite having just started running Spartan races two years ago, she has since competed in fifteen at the elite level and has always finished in the Top 10 percent. In the gym, Sarah has been known to throw 400lb tires around for fun. If Sarah wins 10K, she would love to visit her family back in Philly.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 124 pounds
    Hometown: Irvine, California
    Occupation: Registered Nurse
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • SarahContestant
    Sarah

    Sarah, a mother of four, has her hands full. When she's not playing super mom to her four kids, she is helping her clients with aches and pains as a massage therapist. And seemingly every other moment Sarah is fighting through her own aches and pains as one of the top Spartan Elite athletes in the world. After her third kid, Sarah grew bored with marathons, opting instead to truly test herself on elite challenges. It doesn’t get much more badass than that. Currently ranked forty-sixth in the world, Sarah boasts a perfect combination of size and speed. She comes to the ranch motivated, ready, and hungry. If Sarah wins the 10k, she is going to put it towards her children.

    Episode: 506
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 132 pounds
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Occupation: Massage Therapist
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • ShawnContestant
    Shawn

    Born and raised in a trailer park, Shawn was bullied throughout his childhood. Shawn attributes much of his competitive nature to the pain he endured growing up. After joining the military, he learned how to work and compete under pressure. Using his speed and endurance, Shawn plans to outwork and "out-suffer" his opponents. "I can't wait for some physical contact. These guys can't handle business like me." If he wins the 10k, Shawn will put the money towards a new home.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 158 pounds
    Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
    Occupation: Air Force Tech Sergeant
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • SkylarContestant
    Skylar

    Skylar returns to the ranch with a desire for payback coursing through his veins. After manhandling Mack in their Pit battle, Skylar feels a costly mistake robbed him of his chance to run the Skullbuster. This sports chiropractor will look to realign his place in the Broken Skull Ranch history books and send Mack down the road.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 38
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 200 pounds
    Hometown: Seattle, Washington
    Occupation: Sports Chiropractor
    Specialty: Strongman

  • Stephanie H.Contestant
    Stephanie H.

    As a trainer for Cirque Du Soleil, Stephanie spends her life surrounded by athletes and risk-takers. Her aerial training places her in situations where failure can literally end your career, or even your life. This environment has aided Stephanie in developing elite focus and mental preparation. She fully expects her superior grip strength and stubbornness to carry her through the competition. "I don't care if I'm on a trapeze or in the dirt. I'm here to bring it. Let's go!" If she wins the 10k, Stephanie will help a friend pay for college.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 28
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Occupation: Performance Medicine Therapist
    Specialty: Aerial Conditioning

  • StephenContestant
    Stephen

    Intimidation can go a long way at the Broken Skull Ranch. One look at Stephen and you know it'll be an asset. With a face that makes you feel like you're back in Junior High detention, this badass member of the Coast Guard is hoping to stare down the Skullbuster before he walks off the ranch. His quiet intensity belies the strength and endurance of a professional fitness athlete. Stephen possesses supreme confidence in his abilities, and fully expects to crush his opponents. "I stay quiet, I make them wonder, and before they know it I've already won." If he wins the 10k, Stephen will pay off his wedding bills.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 39
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 208 pounds
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Occupation: U.S. Coast Guard
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • TimmieContestant
    Timmie

    Timmie is a bit of a late bloomer to the fitness world, but has turned herself into one of the best Spartan racers in the world. The California native is currently ranked No. 8 out of all women in the Spartan World Championship Series, despite only competing since late 2016. Timmie once did a 12-Hour Hurricane Heat the same day she completed an eight hour Spartan Race. You don't need to be good at math to know that equals badass! The 37 year old competes with girls half her age despite giving birth to twins less than three years ago. If Timmie wins the 10k, she will put towards a new home for herself and her kids.

    Episode: 504
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 116 pounds
    Hometown: Long Beach, California
    Occupation: OCR Gym Owner
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • TommyContestant
    Tommy

    Feast your eyes on a true Broken Skull legend. He's a Skullbuster champion, a winner of $70k, and one of the finest ambassadors the ranch has seen. In season four's All-Star challenge, Tommy lost to Ian in a truly badass Trench battle. Losing isn't something Tommy is used to, so he's back and ready for more action. With fellow All-Star Candice at his side, the two form the most accomplished duo of the Co-Ed bracket.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 35
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 210 pounds
    Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
    Occupation: Gym Owner
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • VictorContestant
    Victor

    Victor put up one of the most impressive Skullbuster times in Broken Skull history, yet still lost to Hunter by nearly a minute. Taking this loss as motivation rather than discouragement, Victor, one of the best obstacle course racers in the world, is back and ready to kick ass. The Skullbuster tore his body apart, but Victor believes he opened up a new chamber in his gas tank. He is teamed with Orla, a similarly competitive and equally motivated OCR specialist, forming a must-watch pair.

    Episode: 513
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 163 pounds
    Hometown: Loma Linda, California
    Occupation: Pro Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • VictorContestant
    Victor

    Known among his peers as "The Dark Horse," Victor is undeniably one of the most elite obstacle course racers in the world. His training does not feature heavy weightlifting, but instead focuses on functional strength, grip strength, and endurance. Victor is fully dedicated to dominating the OCR world, and his accolades and skillset make him a true threat to take down the Skullbuster. Seven opponents stand in his way, but as he puts it, "It's only a matter of time before I take on Steve's course." If he wins the 10k, Victor will help his sister with college expenses.

    Episode: 503
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 163 pounds
    Hometown: Loma Linda, California
    Occupation: Professional Obstacle Course Racer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • WesContestant
    Wes

    Wes, the former Kentucky coal miner, has changed his career since his time on the ranch. What hasn't changed is his dedicated fitness, brute strength, and insatiable desire for victory. After a hard-fought battle with Ken in season four, Wes went on to post a respectable Skullbuster time of 8:55. Against a skilled and motivated bracket, Wes will need to step up his game to take home the $25k. He's more than up to the task.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 26
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 188 pounds
    Hometown: Madisonville, Kentucky
    Occupation: Power Lineman
    Specialty: Strongman

  • WillContestant
    Will

    Will, an Army veteran, treated viewers to one of the most epic Pit battles the ranch has seen. Fighting in nearly every corner of the sandy circle, Will powered through to the end, putting his strong will on full display and becoming a bracket champion by outlasting his opponent Jonathan. The Skullbuster got the better of Will, who was unable to complete the course. While Jonathan looks for payback on Will, Will looks for payback on the Skullbuster.

    Episode: 511
    Age: 34
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 205 pounds
    Hometown: Lakeland, Florida
    Occupation: Army Veteran
    Specialty: Crossfit

  • ZachContestant
    Zach

    As a man who lives by the Boy Scouts'motto, "Always be prepared," Zach is both physically and mentally dedicated to top level fitness. After finding success as a professional bodybuilder, he branched out into other competitions, eventually developing a love and passion for obstacle course racing. While many question his size and muscle mass, Zach feels confident his functional muscle and deceptive speed will leave others in the dust. "I'm living proof that big guys can move. And I have the tenacity to see this through to the end." If he wins the 10k, Zach will spend it on his kids.

    Episode: 509
    Age: 35
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 220 pounds
    Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado
    Occupation: Fitness and Mindset Coach
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing