• 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

  • 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

  • BradContestant
    Brad

    They call him "Zeus," and given his chiseled physique and expertly trimmed beard, you might expect some lightning when he's near. Brad has experienced plenty of adversity in his life, from growing up in foster homes, fighting addiction, and experiencing the loss of loved ones. All of these events have become fuel for his desire to succeed in all walks of life. Whether it's volunteering as a firefighter, writing music, or competing in fitness events, Brad never settles for mediocrity. In head to head battles Brad has the mental edge and confidence to dominate. "I'm the meal you don't expect. You won't eat me. I will eat you." If Brad wins the 10k, he will invest it into his lifestyle and clothing line.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 178 pounds
    Hometown: Salina, Kansas
    Occupation: Fitness and Nutrition Consultant
    Specialty: Bodybuilding

  • 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

  • BrookeContestant
    Brooke

    Perhaps one of the strongest female competitors this season, Brooke has focused the majority of her training on weightlifting. Years ago, she had a horrific car accident which left both of her hands shattered. After two years legally handicapped, Brooke decided to change her level of fitness. The results speak for themselves. "I'm beast mode Barbie. I'm bringing a package to the ranch you've never seen before." If she wins the 10k, Brooke plans to travel the world.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 27
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 160 pounds
    Hometown: Greenwood, Indiana
    Occupation: Conditioning Specialist
    Specialty: Bodybuilding

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • GooseContestant
    Goose

    No one understands discipline better than the daughter of an Army General. Rachel a.k.a. "Goose" has channeled this engrained mindset into her fitness, and the result is a body and mind primed for success. Having experienced tragedy in her life with the loss of friends and family, Goose has the will to conquer emotional barriers as well as physical. Whether it's climbing Everest or tackling the Broken Skull Ranch, she has the mindset of a champion. If she wins the 10k, Rachel will pay off her student loans.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 34
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 158 pounds
    Hometown: West Islip, New York
    Occupation: Transportation Planner
    Specialty: CrossFit

  • JackContestant
    Jack

    Yes, his name is Jack Bauer. Get over it. This isn't some scripted television character. This is one of the most diverse all-around athletes to step onto the ranch. Can he dunk a basketball? Yes. Can he throw a big league fastball? Yes. Can he outrun the average NFL player? Yes. Can he put up elite times on an obstacle course? Hell yes! Jack is a lethal combination of endurance and strength, and he has his sights set on the Skullbuster. Motivated and confident, Jack lives by the motto, "If you think you can, you're right. If you think you can't, you're right." If he wins the 10k, Jack will pay off his student loans.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 27
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 177 pounds
    Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Occupation: Civil Engineer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • JasonContestant
    Jason

    Growing up with two younger brothers stoked the competitive fires of this all-around athlete. With accolades in just about any sport you can think of, Jason has now set his sights on obstacle course racing. His dedication is such that he built a 2.2 mile OCR course to further his training. As the fitness director at a non-profit, his passion and drive transcends his personal aspirations. With the well-being of others forever in his thoughts, Jason has a tangible goal on which to focus, pushing him past the finish line. If he wins the 10k, he will donate it to his non-profit.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 42
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 180 pounds
    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    Occupation: Fitness Director
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MichaelContestant
    Michael

    Season 5's competitors seem to have a common goal: take down the Sheriff. Many have tried, and none have even come close. Michael notes, "It's actually embarrassing. I'll be the guy to take him down." Currently ranked No. 1 in the Spartan Stadium Sprint Elite Series, Michael has the look, the drive, and the accolades to back up his prediction. Growing up with an equally competitive twin brother, Michael has been prepped for this moment since birth. With the desire and passion to become the greatest in the sport, Michael can be heard grunting and screaming through every competition, intimidating his fellow competitors along the way. If he wins the 10k, Michael will use it for a move to San Diego with his girlfriend.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 172 pounds
    Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • MikeContestant
    Mike

    If two PHDs and a Masters degree don't give you a mental edge over your competition, you need to rethink coming to the baddest ranch in America. Mike knows his education puts him in a league of his own, giving him the ability to outthink and outmaneuver those in his path. Making matters worse for his opponents is Mike's world class OCR ability, which has drawn the attention of Broken Skull greats like Hunter McIntyre. Hunter, eager for elite competition, urged Mike to participate at the ranch. Mike, a real threat to crush the Skullbuster, might make Hunter regret giving the invitation. If Michael wins the 10k, he will fund his son's goal of becoming an OCR champion.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 41
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 173 pounds
    Hometown: Austin, Texas
    Occupation: Business Consultant
    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

  • MuhammedContestant
    Muhammed

    Police cadet. Volunteer firefighter. EMT. Muhammed has thrived in some of the highest pressure situations a person can encounter, so when it comes to Broken Skull Challenge, he feels beyond prepared. Growing up as a wrestler, peak fitness has always been Muhammed's goal. For this reason, he firmly believes he can outwork anyone at the ranch. This mentality also serves him in his personal training company focusing on the Muslim community, and he's eager to put on display the level of intensity that has won over so many clients. If he wins the 10k, Muhammed will take his family on a vacation to California.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 165 pounds
    Hometown: Oaklawn, Illinois
    Occupation: Online Fitness Trainer
    Specialty: Physique Building

  • NikaContestant
    Nika

    Pure physical dominance can carry a competitor through the Broken Skull Ranch's challenges. Hell, it can even carry you to the Skullbuster. But more often than not, a strong mental game is the difference between the good and the great. Nika, an engineer, translates her work into her workouts. After analyzing her workouts, Nika has found a way to optimize her conditioning. You can't teach this level of preparation. But you can admire it. If she wins the 10k, Nika will donate it to the homeless.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 23
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 156 pounds
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
    Specialty: Bodybuilding

  • 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

  • PatrickContestant
    Patrick

    Patrick says it best, "I don't workout. I train." And he takes his training seriously. His fitness regimen has him working hard twice a day while balancing a full-time job, which often leads to replacing his lunch break with tire flipping. Patrick, a former dog sled racer, is now often at the head of the pack when it comes to obstacle course racing. In a short time, he has become a top 50 Spartan racer in the world, and he's now set his sights on Hunter and the Broken Skull Ranch. Patrick is looking to tighten the reins on the beasts at the ranch and end Hunter's winning streak. If he wins the 10k, Patrick will use it on a down payment for a house with his new wife..

    Episode: 501
    Age: 32
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 170 pounds
    Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
    Occupation: Adult Sports Coordinator
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stephanie S.Contestant
    Stephanie S.

    A true fitness professional, Stephanie has blogs, podcasts, teaches classes, and practically lives, eats, and breathes fitness. As a former nuclear engineer in the Navy, Stephanie combines brains, brawn, and discipline. As she puts it, "Some of us are just born warriors." While she expects her competitors to underestimate a blonde fitness model, Stephanie knows that when Steve calls "Go!" she'll stand tall above the rest. If she wins the 10k, Stephanie will donate it to her favorite Pit Bull rescue charity.

    Episode: 502
    Age: 38
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 146 pounds
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Occupation: Navy Veteran
    Specialty: Obstacle Course Racing

  • TJContestant
    TJ

    Thomas dreams of becoming a modern day Renaissance man. Someone needs to break the news to him that he already is! A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, working as a photographer, studying spirituality and science, while also setting athletic records across multiple disciplines…what else do you call that? Thomas has paired his explosive speed, mental acumen, and elite powerlifting to become a true threat in the world of competitive fitness. You'll be hard pressed to find an athlete in a better mental and physical state heading into the most badass competition on the planet. If he wins the 10k, Thomas will put it towards med school.

    Episode: 501
    Age: 23
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175 pounds
    Hometown: Miami, Florida
    Occupation: Photographer
    Specialty: Powerlifting

  • 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

  • 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