Episode 109 Cast Bios

Barry, 31 
6’2’ 245 lbs.
Hometown: Quapaw, OK
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Specialty: Wrestling

This Oklahoma boy is country strong. The 31 year old is a graphic designer during the week, and a professional wrestler on the weekends. He has spent over ten years in the ring and has loved every cut, bruised bone and body slam that came with it. 
If he wins the 10,000 dollars, he plans on donating some of that to charity in Joplin, Missouri, which is still suffering the effects of a devastating tornado in 2011. 

Frank, 22 
5’10” 245lbs.
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Occupation: Student
Specialty: Football 

Whether it’s through flowing locks or his big bad legs, Frank generates a lot of power for someone his size. The 5’10’, former college football player says his greatest assets are his legs and hips. He loves to hit people and plans on spreading that “love” at the ranch. Frank benches 315lbs, does a 475lbs deadlift and squats 450lbs. He is currently working on getting his Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education and hopes to use the $10,000 toward paying off student loans. 

Tommy, 32
6’1” 210 lbs.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Occupation: Cross-Fit Athlete 
Specialty: CrossFit

When you look up the word ATHLETE in the dictionary, chances are you’ll see a picture of Tommy. The Salt Lake City resident finished second in the world at the CrossFit games and has won two world team competitions. In college, Tommy played middle linebacker for the University of Utah. His senior year, he lead the Utes to an undefeated season, capped off with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl. He came to the Broken Skull Ranch to prove he’s the toughest badass in the country. If he wins the $10,000, he plans on paying for his kids’ schooling. 

Erik, 27
6’2” 220 lbs.
Hometown: San Diego, CA 
Occupation: Former Navy Medic
Specialty: Bodybuilding

No one in this competition may be as well prepared to handle high pressure situations as Erik. The San Diego native spent 5 years in the Navy as a Combat Medic and Surgical Assistant. Erik’s typical workout involves everything from running steep hills, flipping tires and throwing sledge hammers around. 
People always tell him he intimidates everyone around him, and he loves every second of it. If he brings home the $10,000, Erik plans to invest it and turn that into a cool million. 

Van, 27
6’0” 245 lbs.
Hometown: Lafayette, IN 
Occupation: Special Needs Worker
Specialty: Parkour

“Freak” might be the one word that best fits Van. How else would you describe a 6’0” 245lb man who can run a 4.5 40(yard dash) and do flips as easy as an Olympic gymnast? The Lafayette, IN native says he gets his power from his days of playing football and his speed and agility from his Parkour training. 
Van loves it when people think he’s slow and weak because it just makes it that much easier to run over them. Van is hoping to win the $10,000, so he can help take care of his Autistic little brother. 

Trevor, 25
6’1” 232 lbs.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Gym Owner 
Specialty: Powerlifting

Trevor is as tough as they come. The Chicago resident has never lost any of the local Strongman competitions he’s entered. Last year he had his best finish in the national Strongman competition with a Top 10 finish. It’s scary to think he’s only 25 and getting stronger. Trevor is bringing that strength and experience to the Broken Skull Ranch in hopes of winning the $10,000 so he can reinvest in his gym that he owns back in Chicago. 

Josh, 34
6’5” 220 lbs.
Hometown: Beulaville, NC
Occupation: Pro MMA Fighter
Specialty: Jui Jitsu

It takes a special breed to be a MMA Fighter and Josh is just that. The Beulaville, NC native is hoping to open up a can of country whoop ass on the ranch. He can do it with his MMA skills or with his black belt in Jiu Jitsu. If two torn shoulders or nine broken noses hasn’t slowed him down, not much on the ranch will. The tough guy plans to use the $10,000, to take his fiancé to his favorite place on earth, Disney World. 

Bob, 24
6’2” 225 lbs.
Hometown: Bloomfield, MI
Occupation: Strategy Consultant
Specialty: Cross-Fit

With a nine to five job as a strategy consultant, Bob is usually counting down the minutes until he gets to the gym. That’s when he gets into beast mode. The 24 year old does everything from Cross-Fit to free weights. At the gym they’ve nicknamed him “Chainsaw Bob”, because he rips through every workout. Chainsaw is also an adrenaline junkie who spends many hours in the sky, skydiving back down to earth.
If Bob wins the $10k, he plans on hopping a plane to Thailand, then bicycling to Cambodia.


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