Episode 107 Cast Bios
6’0” 190 lbs.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Dustin is a hard core CrossFitter. When he’s not working as a personal trainer, he’s working out daily, even twice a day. Dustin has competed in Spartan Races, marathons and had a recent 1st place finish in a CrossFit Elite competition. An athlete all of his life, Dusting played Division 1 baseball at Sacramento State University. If he finishes top dog on the ranch, he plans to use the $10,000 to go back to school and get his Masters degree.
6’0” 200 lbs.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
The youngest competitor this season, 20 year old Bryce is a force to be reckoned with. Bryce plans to use his age to his advantage, as he feels like his young body can take more punishment than the older guys. As a bartender from New Orleans, Bryce has plenty of time to work out during the day. He hates losing and will freak out if he does. If he wins the $10,000, Bryce will make one last call at his current job and then open up a gym so he can be his own boss.
5’11” 195 lbs.
Hometown: Carmel, NY
Occupation: Bridge Operator
Specialty: Distance Running
Most 47 year olds are thinking more about lifting grandkids than lifting weights. But this is no typical 47 year old. The Bridge Operator from Carmel, NY comes to Broken Skull Ranch to prove he still has what it takes to compete with the young guys. His own kids told him he is crazy for coming. The former corrections officer knows how to handle all types and plans to do so here on the ranch. If Tom wins the $10,000, he is going to buy braces for his 13 year old twins.
6’2” 205 lbs.
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Restaurant Owner
Specialty: Obstacle Racing
Alex is a warrior straight out of the movie “300”. The Manhattan restaurant owner has competed in all kinds of competitions, from Spartan Races to a Mexican Death Race, which is as terrifying as it sounds. He also has won the Beach Grappling Tournament in Atlantic City. But one of his biggest accolades was finishing 1st in a field of 5,000 at Spartan Hawaii. They just don’t come much bigger and stronger than Alex. If he wins Alex will invest the $10,000 back into his restaurant. The money is nice, but he’s really here for the competition.
5’ 7” 195 lbs.
Hometown: Palm Springs, CA
Occupation: Pro Wrestler
Damon is a lot of power wrapped in a small frame. At 5’7” 195lbs, Damon is a journeyman pro wrestler dreaming of the big time. He looks at Steve Austin as a role model, and credits him for being a positive influence in his life.
His training is a mix of everything, including sticking his car in neutral and pushing it up hill. Damon is determined to win that $10,000. He’s hoping to use that money to continue his dream of being a pro wrestler.
6’0” 200 lbs.
Hometown: Ventura, CA
When Aaron isn’t busting up concrete or lifting heavy plywood for the family construction business, he’s is in the gym. An avid CrossFitter, he has competed in several CrossFit competitions, Tough Mudders and Wildflower triathalons.
The former BMX racer is constantly looking for competition and came to the Broken Skull Ranch to see how he stacks against the best of the best. If Aaron wins the $10,00 he is hoping to go back to school and get his business degree.
6’1” 205 lbs.
Hometown: Blackfoot, ID
Occupation: Strength Coach
Specialty: Aiki Jiu Jitsu
A former college football player, Matt now trains high school athletes, preparing them for college sports and for life. He has competed in several CrossFit competitions, but says he wasn’t impressed with the athletes and needed something more challenging. Matt earned a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, and has maintained that level because “you never know when you’re going to need to kick someone’s ass.”
If Matt wins that $10,000 he plans to put a down payment on a new house for he and his newlywed wife.
5’9” 185 lbs.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Occupation: Online Fitness Coach
Colin is an online fitness coach who lives and breathes fitness. He opened up his own gym at age 19 and has never looked back. He has competed in several CrossFit competitions worldwide. Colin does a little bit of everything in the gym but says people are most impressed with his ability to do 39 unbroken strict rep handstand push ups. If Colin wins the $10,000, he plans on putting it toward his upcoming wedding.