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Battle of the Seasons (2012)
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Season 23
Episodes 13 (including reunion)
Aired from September 19 – December 19, 2012
Location Bodrum, Turkey
Swakopmund, Namibia
Winners Team San Diego
Ashley Kelsey
Frank Sweeney
Sam McGinn
Zach Nichols
Season guide
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Battle of the Seasons is the 23rd season of The Challenge. It premiered on September 19th, 2012 and concluded with the reunion special on December 19th, 2012. It is the sequel to the 2002 season, Battle of the Seasons.

Description

We paired up enemies in "Rivals" and old flames in "Battle of the Exes," now, for the first time ever, it will be an all out battle for Real World supremacy. "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" reunites cast members from seven of the Real World's most memorable seasons. Within each team, there are exes, rivalries, current romances, best friendships and everything in between that could either help or hurt them in their goal to become the last season standing. And to make matters more intense, in competing for $350,000 in grand prizes, the former roommates may have to turn on each other to secure their own safety in the game. The usual struggles of strength and stamina will remain, but this time, they'll have to sort out their issues from their original season if they want to win it all.

Cast

Male contestants
Player Original season Finish
Frank Sweeney RW: San Diego (2011) Winners
Zach Nichols RW: San Diego (2011)
Dustin Zito RW: Las Vegas (2011) Runner-Up
Chet Cannon RW: Brooklyn Third Place
JD Ordoñez RW: Brooklyn
Derek Chavez RW: Cancun Episode 11
Robb Schreiber RW: St. Thomas Episode 10
Alton Williams RW: Las Vegas (2002) Episode 9
CJ Koegel RW: Cancun Episode 8
Ryan Knight RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 7
Trey Weatherholtz RW: St. Thomas Episode 6
Preston Charles RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 5
Eric Banks Fresh Meat Episode 4/5
Brandon Nelson Fresh Meat II Episode 3
Danny Jamieson RW: Austin Episode 2
Wes Bergmann RW: Austin Episode 1
Female contestants
Player Original season Finish
Ashley Kelsey RW: San Diego (2011) Winners
Sam McGinn RW: San Diego (2011)
Trishelle Cannatella RW: Las Vegas (2002) Runner-Up
Devyn Simone RW: Brooklyn Third Place
Sarah Rice RW: Brooklyn
Jonna Mannion RW: Cancun Episode 11
Marie Roda RW: St. Thomas Episode 10
Nany González RW: Las Vegas (2011) Episode 9
Jasmine Reynaud RW: Cancun Episode 8
Jemmye Carroll RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 7
Laura Waller RW: St. Thomas Episode 6
McKenzie Coburn RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 5
Camila Nakagawa Spring Break Challenge Episode 4/5
Cara Maria Sorbello Fresh Meat II Episode 3
Melinda Stolp RW: Austin Episode 2
Lacey Buehler RW: Austin Episode 1

Teams

Male partner Female partner Team Finish
Frank Sweeney Ashley Kelsey      Team San Diego Winners
Zach Nichols Sam McGinn
Dustin Zito Trishelle Cannatella      Team Las Vegas Runners-Up
Alton Williams Nany González Episode 9
Chet Cannon Devyn Simone      Team Brooklyn Third Place
JD Ordoñez Sarah Rice
Derek Chavez Jonna Mannion      Team Cancun Episode 11
CJ Koegel Jasmine Reynaud Episode 8
Robb Schreiber Marie Roda      Team St. Thomas Episode 10
Trey Weatherholtz Laura Waller Episode 6
Ryan Knight Jemmye Carroll      Team New Orleans Episode 7
Preston Charles McKenzie Coburn Episode 5
Eric Banks Camila Nakagawa      Team Fresh Meat Episode 4/5
Brandon Nelson Cara Maria Sorbello Episode 3
Danny Jamieson Melinda Stolp      Team Austin Episode 2
Wes Bergmann Lacey Buehler Episode 1

Format

During each Challenge, teams will compete in order to become the Power Team, who will have the ability to place one team of their decision into the Arena. The other team going into the Arena will be that day's Challenge losers. Once in the Arena, each team must decide one male-female pair to compete, and have the potential to go home with no money. The losing pair in the Arena will go home, and leave their team short two players. Teams can compete with only two players, and have potential to make a greater share of the final's $340,000.

Money for finalists is split as follows:

  • First Place: $250,000
  • Second Place: $50,000
  • Third Place: $40,000

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Power team Arena contestants Arena game Arena outcome
# Challenge Last-place team Winners' selection Last-place pair Selected pair Winning pair Losing pair
1 Don't Cross Me Team Cancun Team Fresh Meat Team Austin Cara Maria & Eric Lacey & Wes Hall Brawl Cara Maria & Eric Lacey & Wes
2 Oil Change Team San Diego Team Austin Team Fresh Meat Danny & Melinda Camila & Eric** Balls Out Camila & Eric Danny & Melinda
3 Hook, Line & Sinker Team Las Vegas Team Fresh Meat Team Brooklyn Brandon & Cara Maria** Chet & Sarah Knot So Fast Chet & Sarah Brandon & Cara Maria
4/5 Don't Weigh Me Down Team Cancun Team Brooklyn Team Fresh Meat Devyn & JD Camila & Eric Water Torture Devyn & JD* Camila & Eric
5 Chairman of the Board Team San Diego Team New Orleans Team Brooklyn McKenzie & Preston Chet & Sarah Balls Out Chet & Sarah McKenzie & Preston
6 Insane Games Team New Orleans Team St. Thomas Team Las Vegas Laura & Trey Dustin & Nany Knot So Fast Dustin & Nany Laura & Trey
7 Logged Out Team Brooklyn Team New Orleans Team San Diego Jemmye & Knight Sam & Zach** Water Torture Sam & Zach Jemmye & Knight
8 Hunger Games Team Brooklyn Team San Diego Team Cancun Sam & Zach CJ & Jasmine Hall Brawl Sam & Zach CJ & Jasmine
9 Abandon Ship Team San Diego Team St. Thomas Team Las Vegas Marie & Robb Alton & Nany Balls Out Marie & Robb Alton & Nany
10 Force Field Team San Diego Team Las Vegas Team St. Thomas Dustin & Trishelle Marie & Robb Water Torture Dustin & Trishelle Marie & Robb
11 Sling Shot Team Las Vegas Team Cancun Team San Diego Derek & Jonna Ashley & Frank Knot So Fast Ashley & Frank Derek & Jonna
12 Final Challenge Team San Diego 2nd place: Team Las Vegas; 3rd place: Team Brooklyn

Notes

  • "**" indicates that the team was unable to choose representatives to compete in the Arena, so the Power Team chose those two players to go into the Arena.
  • During the "Water Torture" Arena at the beginning of Episode 5, Eric grew frustrated and quit when he determined that his weight prevented him from competing in the Arena, despite being in the lead. As a result, Team Fresh Meat was disqualified, and Team Brooklyn was declared the winner by default.

Arena Progress

Males Episodes
1 2 3 4/5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
Frank SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN ARENA WINNER
Zach SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ARENA ARENA WIN WIN SAFE WINNER
Dustin SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA WIN SECOND
Chet SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE ARENA SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
JD SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Derek WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Robb SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA OUT
Alton SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
CJ WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Knight SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Trey SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Preston SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Eric ARENA ARENA SAFE QUIT
Brandon SAFE SAFE OUT
Danny SAFE OUT
Wes OUT
Females Episodes
1 2 3 4/5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
Ashley SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN ARENA WINNER
Sam SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ARENA ARENA WIN WIN SAFE WINNER
Trishelle SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA WIN SECOND
Devyn SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Sarah SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE ARENA SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Jonna WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Marie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA OUT
Nany SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE SAFE OUT
Jasmine WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Jemmye SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Laura SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
McKenzie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Camila SAFE ARENA SAFE DQ
Cara Maria ARENA SAFE OUT
Melinda SAFE OUT
Lacey OUT

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