Season 2 of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s The Titan Games will include completely new elements to the competition including a brand-new Titan arena, Mount Olympus and never-before-seen challenges alongside returning favorites. The new season premieres with a two-hour episode Monday, May 25 on NBC.
This season, the competition breaks down into three regional brackets: West, Central and East.Each episode during regional competition will see two contenders of each gender battle in a best-of-three competition on epic new and fan-favorite obstacles. They are fighting for the chance to compete on Mount Olympus, Johnson’s all-encompassing final obstacle that tests strength, speed, stamina and heart.
'The emotion is on par with the Olympics,' insists Smith.
In order to become a Titan, the competitors will need to defeat one of Johnson’s professional Titans and then maintain that position on top of Mount Olympus.
The elite Titan group of world-renowned athletes consists of 2-time Olympic gold-medal winning and current undisputed boxing world champion Claressa Shields, NFL Iron Man Legend and 10x Pro-Bowler Joe Thomas, Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz, Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder Hannah Teter, professional stunt woman and star “American Ninja Warrior” Jessie Graff, and five-time UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Dwayne Johnson (Photo: Hiram Garcia/NBC)
Those who lose on Mt. Olympus will have a shot at redemption during the Regional Finals and one last chance to take on the reigning Titan. Ultimately, one male and one female will earn the title of Regional Champion and move to the finale.
In the finale, the reigning Titans will return to battle against one another, with one man and one woman emerging as Titan Champion and each winning a grand prize of $100,000. If one of the professional athletes wins, their prize money will go to a charity of their choosing.
Meet the Titans below!
The Titan Games, Season 2 Premiere, Monday, May 25, 8/7c, NBC
Alexis Balliet – Central Region
Age: 28 Occupation: Director of Quality (Pharmaceutical Company) Hometown: Derry, NH Resident: Drums, PA Instagram: @not_solittlemermaid Alexis grew up in the town of Derry, New Hampshire and currently lives in Drums, PA with her high school sweetheart. Fitness has always been a large part of her life, specifically Track & Field. In college, she was the D3 Heptathlon Champion. Alexis went on to be an assistant Track & Field coach at Marywood University where she also received a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. Alexis now works as a Director of Quality at a Pharmaceutical Company in Pennsylvania and for fun, practices archery and hunts.
Bartley Weaver IV – Central Region
Age: 31 Occupation: Tennessee Titans Mascot and Kentucky State Trooper Hometown: Cave City, KY Resident: Bowling Green, KY Instagram: @dreamweaveriv Bartley keeps a busy schedule working as a Kentucky State Trooper, personal trainer, and the #32 ranked professional eater in the world. He recently raised five thousand dollars by eating 47 large slices of pizza in 30 minutes; the money was raised for the charity “Shop with a Trooper” where he took underprivileged children Christmas shopping. Bartley played Division II College Football until he tore his ACL his sophomore year of college. He has been training for a total of 19 years while currently training 7x a week. Bartley is also “Hyperion” for the Tennessee Titans, where he leads the Titans out of the tunnel at Nissan Stadium.
Blake Wright – Central Region
Age: 24 Occupation: Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Football/S&C Coach Hometown: Crosby, TX Resident: Tyler, TX Instagram/Twitter: @Mr_Wright_95 / @Coach_wright_95 Blake was raised by a single mother who had him at the age of 16 and struggled throughout his childhood before he was taken in by his adoptive dad. Although Blake faced financial difficulties, he managed to earn his degree, while playing D1 football. While in college, Blake founded the Texas State Powerlifting Team and led them to win the Powerlifting Collegiate National Championships in 2018, setting 3 American Records. He went on to play semi-pro football and was the MVP of his league. Blake now works as a middle school Social Studies Teacher and Football/Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Chantae McMillan – Central Region
Age: 31 Occupation: Professional track and field athlete Hometown: Rolla, Missouri Resident: Fort Rucker, Alabama Instagram: @chan_taemac Chantae is a professional track and field athlete and competed in the London 2012 Olympic games as a heptathlete where she placed third in the trials and finished in 28th place. While training in 2015, her father suddenly passed after a surgery and Chantae missed the 2016 games. She is now actively training with the hope to make the Tokyo 2021 US Olympic team in javelin while raising her 1.5-year-old son with her husband.
Dani Speegle – Central Region
Age: 25 Occupation: Nutrition and Fitness Consultant Hometown: Resident: Orlando, FL Instagram: dellespeegle Dani began practicing gymnastics at the age of three years old and starte competing at age 4. She suffered a back injury at the age of fifteen, which left her unable to compete anymore. Struggling to find a new identity, she competed and trained in several sports throughout the years, and was even on scholarship for rowing while in college. She battled with an abusive relationship, and self-worth for a while, leading to a dark period in her life. In college she found CrossFit and it completely shifted her life’s direction. She found a team to compete with, but the travel and training commitment left her unable to do much else, resulting in financial struggles. Dani overcame this hard time and is now a top ranked CrossFit athlete on top of owning her own fitness and nutrition consulting business; Delle Athletics.
Jaimie Seeman – Central Region
Age: 35 Occupation: Doctor – OBGYN Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska Resident: Omaha, Nebraska Instagram/Twitter: @doctorfitandfabulous / @JaimeSeeman Jaime is a medical doctor in Nebraska, married to her husband Ben and raising her three daughters, Breklyn, Sienna and Kimber Lee. She’s a former college athlete, playing Softball for the Cornhuskers. In late 2014 she and her friend, Kimberlee decided to get pregnant at the same time. In March 2015, Kimberlee suffered a rare infection in her lungs and later passed in the hospital along with her child; Jaime named her daughter Kimber Lee after her best friend. She now lives her life with different purpose and passion, getting into the best shape of her life to compete on Titan Games. She’s a true super-mom!
Jessica Weatherby – Central Region
Age: 41 Occupation: Homeschool Mom Hometown: Pleasanton, TX Resident: Waco, TX Instagram: @jess_weatherby_lifts Jessica currently resides in Waco, Texas with her husband and four children. Jessica is a home school mom to her children who help take care of a variety of animals living on their family farm. Jessica has had her fair share of injuries throughout the years (cam & pincer hip impingement, bilateral hip labral tears, no ACL etc.), but is now in the best shape of her life. Starting her fitness journey only two and a half years ago, Jessica has reached her goal of completing a triathlon.
Kaleb Redden – Central Region
Age: 35 Occupation: Sports Medicine Physician Hometown: Big Piney Wyoming Resident: Meridian Idaho Instagram: @muscledoc_kr Dr. Kaleb Redden, otherwise known as DocThor is a sports medicine physician. His aspirations of becoming a professional football player were derailed due to a significant back injury while in college at Utah State University. Instead of becoming a professional athlete, he pursued a career as a physician and now takes care of the pros in clinic. Along with his grit and ambition, Dr. Redden credits his wife for standing by him and supporting him through all the trials and low points that injury has brought along with the rigors of medical training.
Matthew Chan – Central Region
Age: 42 Occupation: Firefighter Hometown: Chicago, IL Resident: Denver, CO Instagram/Twitter: @matt1chan Matt worked as an IT consultant before switching careers and becoming a firefighter. In 2012, Matt took 2nd place in the CrossFit Games. Two years later Matt fell off his bicycle and the handle bars severed a femoral artery in his groin, causing internal bleeding. Doctors said he would never be able to compete at a high-level again, but Matt never gave up and worked even harder to get back into competition. Just a year after his accident, Matt competed in the 2015 South CrossFit regional competition and came in 9th place. He went on to compete in the Leadville 100 MTB in 2019 as a sub-12hr finisher. Matt played water polo at Western Illinois University and enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, hunting and rock climbing.
Michael Hewitt – Central Region
Age: 29 Occupation: Professional Opera Singer Hometown: Littleton, CO Resident: Arlington, VA Instagram/Twitter: @michaelhewittofficial / @michaelhewitt23 Michael has been a professional opera singer for the past 7 years. When his father, who first encouraged him to get on stage, passed away suddenly when Michael was just 16, he found direction and discipline in the iron. After growing up overweight and self-conscious, he committed himself to building a body he could be proud of, mastering his voice, and becoming an animal on the opera stage.
Nadi Carey – Central Region
Age: 28 Occupation: NCAA Women’s Basketball Referee Hometown: Tucson, AZ Resident: Tucson, AZ Instagram: @nadicarey Nadi grew up in an athletic family; her brother played for the Chicago Bears, her cousin plays for the Denver Broncos and her Dad can still do back flips at the age of 50. Nadi enjoys playing basketball, having won two State Championships in high school, played in the NJCAA National Championship game in junior college, followed by winning another championship with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is a Former Firefighter and now referees for NCAA Women’s Basketball. She loves being a ref for children’s basketball games once a month as a way to give back to the sport and teach the fundamentals of basketball to the kids at an early age. Nadi also works with two local nonprofits in Arizona, “Camp Carey” and “Arizona Basketball Academy,” has a degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Fire Science and can proudly deadlift 465 pounds.
Steven Shelby – Central Region
Age: 32 Occupation: Deputy Sheriff Hometown: Columbus, OH Resident: Delaware County, OH Instagram: Kekoa_prosupps Raised by his grandmother, Steven and his five siblings grew up in various places including Hawaii and Michigan before settling in Columbus, Ohio for his senior year in high school. He is an Army Veteran, serving from 2010 to 2016, and currently lives in Delaware where he works as a Deputy Sheriff. In his spare time Steven volunteers at a charter school where he speaks to children about their futures after high school and keeps in shape by working out six days a week in HIIT training and weight lifting
Eric Palicia – West Region
Age: 40 Occupation: Army Combat Engineer Officer Hometown: Stoneboro, Pennsylvania Resident: Wiesbaden, Germany Instagram: @Ericpalicia With his daughter Nadia, wife Jessica, two adorably fluffy puppies, and winning the 2019 United States Army Athlete of the Year title, every day is better than the last for Eric. Growing up as an Air Force kid mostly in the Philippines and Alaska, he moved a lot and is the product of 12 different public schools. He’s racked up his share of injuries from being a hybrid athlete including a broken back, multiple knee surgeries, torn labrums, and having the whole left side of his face fractured. Eric says cardio is king, is the foundation of fitness and is the reason he’s recovered fast and stayed healthy throughout his life. His hero is the greatest athlete in history, Jim Thorpe, followed closely by the second best, his younger brother, and fellow competitor, Noah Palicia.
Exodus Rogers – West Region
Age: 33 Occupation: Deputy Probation Assistant for the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility. Hometown: Sacramento, Ca Resident: Sacramento, CA Instagram: @King__Exodus Exodus grew up in Sacramento, CA where his mom was a foster parent to roughly 60 “foster” children over the span of five years. This led to his desire to work with and help incarcerated kids as a volunteer at the youth detention facility. From there he went on to his current position as a deputy probation assistant in his hometown. Exodus grew up playing Basketball but tore his ACL and Meniscus at the same time in 2017 and worried that he would never walk again. Now he uses his experience to train smarter and harder.
Jamara Garrett – West Region
Age: 25 Occupation: Bank Teller Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Resident: Albuquerque, NM Instagram: jamara.sadee & @mara_g1 Jamara is a Bank Teller who played tennis and ran track & field in high school, she also took first in her class and overall in her 1st fitness competition, Musclemania out of New Mexico. She also enjoys assisting her boyfriend rebuild cars in her spare time.
Kelly Stone – West Region
Age: 29 Occupation: Pediatric and Adult Physical Therapist Hometown: Lakewood, CO Resident: Lakewood, CO Instagram: kellstone35 Kelly is a pediatric and adult physical therapist from Lakewood, CO. She was a high school Valedictorian and the top female biology graduate in the Honors Program at the University of San Diego. Kelly went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Florida. She works primarily with children who have special needs to improve their motor function. Kelly’s competitive drive and passion for athletics have been evident throughout her life. She was a state champion gymnast, a record holder on the USD D1 Swim Team, a CrossFit Games competitor, and a winner of multiple belly flop contests.
Kelly Valdez – West Region
Age: 28 Occupation: Wildland Firefighter Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL Resident: Anaheim Hills, CA Instagram: @kellyalysssa Kelly is a Wildland Firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and is one of two women on her crew. Following in her father, uncles and grandfather’s footsteps, Kelly joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2014 and worked as an active duty Electricians Mate for 5 years and is now in the reserves. She is a former gymnast, cheerleader, powerlifter and track athlete who enjoys restoring classic cars in her spare time.
Age: 33 Occupation: Mountain Guide Hometown: Kingwood. TX Resident: Bishop, CA Instagram: @hamminator2017 Lindsey Hamm is an aspiring Mountain Guide who works for Sierra Mountain Guides out of Bishop, CA. She began climbing in 2012 and has been a prominent force in the guiding community for the last 7 years. She has guided all around Colorado, Utah, Washington, Denali, and California and is currently striving to achieve her International Federation Mountain Guide Association Pin (IFMGA). She was awarded the 2016 GORE-TEX Scholarship for an AMGA course, the Rock Guide Discipline from ARC’TERYX, and was awarded the McNeill-Nott Grant as well as the Grit & Rock grant for her expedition back to Zanskar, India.
Margaux Alvarez – West Region
Age: 35 Occupation: Winemaker and Fitness Coach Hometown: Stevensville, MT Resident: Las Vegas, NV Instagram/Twitter: @321gaux Margaux was raised in a small town in Montana with her two younger sisters and enjoyed horseback riding, Tae Kwon do, ballet, volleyball and golf. In college, Margaux did Outrigger Canoe Paddling for 2 years and completed a 41-mile outrigger race, the Na Wahine O Ke Kai, through the Kaiwi Channel from the island of Moloka’i to the island of Oahu. She knows how to handle long endurance events, as she earned a 1st place finish on the “Marathon Row” event at the CrossFit Games in 2018 after deadlifting 400lbs. After suddenly losing her sister Kerstin in a car accident in 2008, Margaux’s path in life changed and she found a new outlet in fitness and helping others as a coach. She is now a 7-time CrossFit Games athlete, fitness coach as well as a winemaker. She blended her two passions together, fitness and wine, and shares her message to embrace the struggles and celebrate the successes on one’s journey in life, as she knows too well that things can change at the drop of a hat. Margaux honored her sister by naming one of her wines after her and using one of her last paintings, The Purple Tree, as the wine label. She lives in Vegas where she is continuing to build her company, share her coaching through her fitness channel on YouTube and share her wines and philosophy with the world.
Mitch Harrison – West Region
Age: 31 Occupation: Security Officer Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Resident: Kenai, AK Instagram: theiron_wolf Mitch grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with his single mother and 3 older half-siblings in a devout LDS (Mormon) household. He went on to play college basketball at Stanford University after earning All-American honors in high school. During his time at Stanford, the team earned a spot in the Final Four three times (’08,’09,’10) and made 2 National Championship appearances (’08, ’10). Mitch began his transition from female to male in 2016, which alienated him from most of his family and closest friends. Mitch believes that being on The Titan Games will prove that trans-athletes deserve to be recognized and can compete in any sport. He now lives in Kenai, Alaska with his wife and works as a security officer.
Natalie Talbert – West Region
Age: 30 Occupation: CrossFit Trainer and Nutrition Coach Hometown: Concord, CA Resident: Soquel, CA Instagram: natlovesyou22 Natalie currently lives in Soquel, CA on fourteen-acres of land with four family generations on the property. Natalie resides with her husband and three-year-old daughter. Fitness has always been a part of Natalie’s life as she has a swimming and water polo background. Her fitness background has led her to a job as a CrossFit trainer and nutrition coach.
Noah Palicia – West Region
Age: 30 Occupation: Air Force C130J Instructor Pilot Hometown: Stoneboro, PA Resident: Yokota Air Base, Japan Instagram: palicia_militia Noah comes from a long line of family members who have served in the military and currently serves as an Air Force instructor pilot out of Yokota Air Base in Japan where he lives with his wife Lesly, who is also a Captain in the US Air Force. Noah is originally from Stoneboro, PA where he grew up with his brother, who is also competing in The Titan Games this season. Fitness has always been a large part of Noah’s life as he ran Track & Field at the Air Force Academy and went on to climb Mount Fuji four times so far! Noah stays in shape by obstacle course racing and weight lifting.
Robbie Rodriguez – West Region
Age: 30 Occupation: Registered Nurse Hometown: Tucson Arizona Resident: Miami, FL Instagram: @rhino_robbie Robbie works as a registered nurse in Miami, Florida with his partner Renato where they enjoy collecting orchids, having more than 60 in his collection. He grew up with 4 brothers who were all competitive and developed the nick name “Rhino Robbie” due to his strength and athletic ability. He is also a member of the organization OUTWOD, which helps bring LGBTQ+ athletes to train in a safe and inclusive environment.
Wayne Skivington – West Region
Age: 32 Occupation: Cirque Du Soleil Performer Hometown: United Kingdom Resident: Las Vegas, NV Instagram: @wayne_skiv04 Growing up, Wayne played soccer, rugby and cricket, but his passion was always in Acrobatic Gymnastics. He started training competitively at the age of seven and even competed at an international level for six years. His greatest achievement was winning World and European medals. He studied Sports Coaching and Conditioning at the University of Leeds Metropolitan where he continued to expand his knowledge in the fitness industry. When he was 20 years old, Wayne emigrated from the UK to perform for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. During the 12 years working for Cirque Du Soleil, Wayne has performed in three different shows and was also an artist coach specializing in fitness coaching. He currently performs a hand to hand duo act in “Zumanity.” Wayne was featured in Men’s Fitness France Magazine and Men’s Health Online UK for creating a fun, family-oriented workout program to inspire at-home fitness and build a stronger relationship between children and parents. Wayne is a single father to his seven-year-old son, Rowan.
Andrew Hanus – East Region
Age: 32 Occupation: Grants Manager Hometown: Mantua, OH Resident: East, Norriton, PA Instagram: @heinous_strength Andrew is a former Military Working Dog Handler for the U.S. Air Force, who is in the process of adopting his working dog Beni. While he was deployed in 2010, his mother tragically passed away from cancer and Andrew used athletic training to help cope with depression. Andrew was honorably discharged and currently works as a Grants Manager for a Community College. He holds two Master’s Degrees in Public Policy and City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, has previously worked under the Obama Administration as a Science Policy Fellow and is an advocate for world peace. Additionally, in the last three years, Andrew has had nine 1st place finishes in Strongman Competitions.
Blake Broadhurst – East Region
Age: 37 Occupation: Police K9 instructor and handler Hometown: Eau Gallie Florida Resident: Orlando, FL Instagram: @2olos2 Blake is a former SWAT member and is currently a Police K9 instructor and handler in Orlando, FL where he has been awarded numerous police commendations for safely apprehending armed suspects. He has a background in martial arts and is a former NCAA D1 football player where he had a full scholarship. While in college he was awarded the Clements Award which was given to the school’s male athlete with the highest GPA. Blake has also worked as a teacher for the Amer-I-can program, where he taught at-risk teens and helped put them develop a positive track for their future.
Courtney Roselle – East Region
Age: 31 Occupation: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Motivational Speaker Hometown: Cedar Grove, NJ Resident: Jersey City, NJ Instagram: courtney_roselle Courtney is a strength and conditioning coach and motivational speaker currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Courtney worked as a coordinator of operations and security at the New Jersey Devils. She left her corporate job to open her own business (IRON • GRACE) and help people find strength within themselves. Courtney was inspired to be a motivational speaker for high school girls and young women after she found herself fighting against body positivity issues in the modeling industry. After being denied by multiple modeling agencies, she fought against the norm and booked multiple publications including a Vogue feature. Her speeches to young women are focused on body positivity and lifting weights. Fitness has always been a large part of Courtney’s life as she played multiple sports in high school and college.
Cynthia Gauthier- East Region
Age: 31 Occupation: Monster Jam Truck Driver and Welder Hometown: Mirabel Quebec Canada Resident: Ruskin, FL Instagram: cynthiagauthier Cynthia is the first female Canadian Monster Jam Truck Driver currently living in Ruskin, Florida. Cynthia began racing motocross at 18 years old and has been competing in Monster Jam racing for the past five years where she currently holds the title of Monster Jam World Finals High Jump Champion. Cynthia trains seven days a week in boxing, yoga, weight lifting and outdoor sports. When Cynthia is not tearing up the track in her Monster Truck you can find her hosting a Canadian Motorsports TV show which she has done the past 3 years. Aside from Monster Jam, she also owns a welding shop called “Pin Metal Up”.
Dasha Kuret – East Region
Age: 32 Occupation: AEW Announcer and Spanish commentator Hometown: Orlando, FL Resident: Orlando, FL Instagram: @dashakuret Dasha has overcome several obstacles in her life, including being born severely Pigeon Toed which required her to wear leg braces as a toddler. Her mother joked that she would become an athlete due to her using her upper body strength to get around. In 2014 she suffered a gymnastics injury, rupturing her Achilles tendon and needing surgery to recover. Afterwards, Dasha became a professional wrestler and then a host, announcer and backstage interviewer for NXT, Raw and Smackdown Live for the WWE. She is now a ring announcer and Spanish language commentator for the AEW (All Elite Wrestling) show, Dynamite.
Haley Johnson – East Region
Age: 25 Occupation: Active Duty Army Registered Nurse Hometown: Fort Oglethorpe, GA Resident: Fort Benning, GA Instagram: @haleybabycakess Haley is a First Lieutenant currently serving in the U.S Army and is no stranger to a challenge. Although her family has always struggled financially, her Dad instilled the importance of hard work and education them. She grew up playing multiple sports through high school and continued her competitiveness in college where she competed as the only female on a Ranger Challenge team while in R.O.T.C. She is a first-generation college student and earned a nursing degree from Kennesaw State University on a full-ride scholarship from the Army. Her biggest motivation heading into the competition is her father, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019 and passed away just a month before filming. Knowing how proud her Dad is of her is what she uses as her inspiration.
Joshua Porter – East Region
Age: 29 Occupation: Active Duty Army Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Resident: Fayetteville, NC Instagram: @sir.jumps.alot Josh grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, has been Active Duty Army since 2009 and has been deployed to Afghanistan twice in that time. He currently serves on a Parachute recruiting team called “The Black Daggers,” where he jumps out of planes onto professional football and baseball fields. While in Iraq on deployment in 2017 Josh lost his best friend Weston Lee. His passing is a large reason why he applied for The Titan Games. Josh trains in powerlifting/bodybuilding regularly and enjoys playing video games competitively, skydiving, and whitewater kayaking.
Kareem Brinson – East Region
Age: 35 Occupation: DJ Entertainer and Group Fitness Instructor Hometown: Neptune, NJ Resident: Howell, NJ Instagram/Twitter: @reemie.B / @iamreemieb Since 2003 Kareem has been an influential DJ Entertainer in the New Jersey area where he owns and operates his own DJ company. Not only is he known to energize all dance floors and events, DJ REEM shares his love of music with the youth, volunteering time to teach kids how to DJ. Kareem also spends his days as a full time CrossFit instructor, teaching functional fitness to all ages. Since the start of his fitness journey, Kareem has lost over 100 pounds. His drive to motivate and encourage others on health and wellness is parallel to the passion he has for music entertainment. Kareem has an MBA in Business Management, is a father to his five-year-old daughter, Kali and is expecting the arrival of his newborn daughter, Kenzie, in late June.
Michelle Lewis – East Region
Age: 32 Occupation: Real Estate Agent Hometown: Atlanta, GA Resident: Atlanta, GA Instagram/Twitter: @tamil_tiger_13 Michelle was born in Sri Lanka to her father, an American soldier, and her mother, a Sri Lankan native. She joined the U.S. Army when she was 17 and was honorably discharged after eight years of service. On three separate occasions while in the army, Michelle was driving when an IED went off damaging her vehicle. Michelle is the current title holder of two Arizona state records in Powerlifting.
Ryan Steenberg – East Region
Age: 37 Occupation: World Ranked Professional Long Drive Athlete/Entrepreneur Hometown: Rochester, NY Resident: Webster, NY Instagram: golffreakfitness Ryan currently lives in Webster, New York and is the proud father of two children, Jax and Mila. As a four-sport athlete growing up and playing collegiate football, strength and conditioning has always been an influential part of Ryan’s life. Enough so that Ryan became a strength coach and business owner, carving out his own niche in elite golf performance training. Throughout his career Ryan has had the pleasure of training some of the world’s best junior golfers, as well as, a current PGA Tour pros. Ryan is currently ranked fifth amongst the world’s longest drivers in the World Long Drive Tour. His longest drive ever recorded in competition is 485 yards. Ryan’s entrepreneurial endeavors drove him to invent a golf swing training aid called “The Twitch Trainer” that is now actively selling in the marketplace.
Shantal Athill – East Region
Age: 29 Occupation: Firefighter Hometown: Montclair, NJ Resident: East Orange, NJ Instagram: @_bodybybinx_ Shantal is the second female firefighter at her station in Orange, New Jersey. Two months before entering the fire academy, her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and after a courageous fight her mom is now cancer free. While on duty in 2019, Shantal was hit by a car for the second time in her life and suffered many strains, sprains and bruises. She pushed herself both mentally and physically to not only get back on the line with the men she serves with, but to also compete at a high level again. Shantal is a former D1 NCAA track and field athlete who trains in weightlifting, HIIT, calisthenics, cardio and boxing.
William Sutton – East Region
Age: 26 Occupation: High School Agriculture Teacher and JV basketball coach Hometown: Trenton, NC Resident: Trenton, NC Instagram: @Coachdubsutton William was raised in a small agriculture community focused primarily on farming and hunting. He is currently a high school agriculture teacher and basketball coach at Croatan High School in Carteret County. William is a well-rounded athlete who has competed in baseball, basketball and softball. He hopes to be a light to his hometown, Trenton, which suffered major destruction from Hurricane Florence in 2018.