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Battle of the Seasons (2012)
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Season 23
Location Bodrum, Turkey
Swakopmund, Namibia
Episodes 13 (including reunion)
Season Run September 19 – December 19, 2012
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $340,000
Winner(s) Team San Diego
Ashley Kelsey
Frank Sweeney
Sam McGinn
Zach Nichols
Cast
BOTSCast
Full cast excluding Brandon, Camila, Cara Maria, and Eric
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

Teams
Partner 1 Partner 2 Finish
AshleySeasonsIcon
Ashley Kelsey
RW: San Diego (2011)
FrankSeasonsIcon
Frank Sweeney
RW: San Diego (2011)
Winners
in Operation Desert Scorn
SamSeasonsIcon
Sam McGinn
RW: San Diego (2011)
ZachSeasonsIcon
Zach Nichols
RW: San Diego (2011)
DustinSeasonsIcon
Dustin Zito
RW: Las Vegas (2011)
TrishelleSeasonsIcon
Trishelle Cannatella
RW: Las Vegas (2002)
Runners-Up
in Operation Desert Scorn
ChetSeasonsIcon
Chet Cannon
RW: Brooklyn
DevynSeasonsIcon
Devyn Simone
RW: Brooklyn
Third Place
in Operation Desert Scorn
JDSeasonsIcon
JD Ordoñez
RW: Brooklyn
SarahSeasonsIcon
Sarah Rice
RW: Brooklyn
DerekSeasonsIcon
Derek Chavez
RW: Cancun
JonnaSeasonsIcon
Jonna Mannion
RW: Cancun
Eliminated
in I Like to Move It, Move It
MarieSeasonsIcon
Marie Roda
RW: St. Thomas
RobbSeasonsIcon
Robb Schreiber
RW: St. Thomas
Eliminated
in A Woman Scorned
AltonSeasonsIcon
Alton Williams
RW: Las Vegas (2002)
NanySeasonsIcon
Nany González
RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Eliminated
in The Chronicles of Nanyia
CJSeasonsIcon
CJ Koegel
RW: Cancun
JasmineSeasonsIcon
Jasmine Reynaud
RW: Cancun
Eliminated
in Honey, I'm Homeless
JemmyeSeasonsIcon
Jemmye Carroll
RW: New Orleans (2010)
KnightSeasonsIcon
Ryan Knight
RW: New Orleans (2010)
Eliminated
in I Do Not Like You Sam I Am
LauraSeasonsIcon
Laura Waller
RW: St. Thomas
TreySeasonsIcon
Trey Weatherholtz
RW: St. Thomas
Eliminated
in Going Insane
McKenzieSeasonsIcon
McKenzie Coburn
RW: New Orleans (2010)
PrestonSeasonsIcon
Preston Roberson-Charles
RW: New Orleans (2010)
Eliminated
in N-A-R-C-I-S-S-I-S-T-I-C
CamilaExesIcon
Camila Nakagawa
Spring Break Challenge
EricCutthroatIcon
Eric Banks
Fresh Meat
Quit
in N-A-R-C-I-S-S-I-S-T-I-C
BrandonRivalsIcon
Brandon Nelson
Fresh Meat II
CaraMariaExesIcon
Cara Maria Sorbello
Fresh Meat II
Eliminated
in What Happens in Vegas...
DannySeasonsIcon
Danny Jamieson
RW: Austin
MelindaSeasonsIcon
Melinda Stolp
RW: Austin
Eliminated
in The Perks of Being a Rookie
LaceySeasonsIcon
Lacey Buehler
RW: Austin
WesSeasonsIcon
Wes Bergmann
RW: Austin
Eliminated
in Tis the Season

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
Competition
     The contestant's team won the final challenge.
     The contestant's team did not win the final challenge.
     The contestant was a part of the Power Team, was safe from the Arena, and selected a team to compete in the Arena.
     The contestant's team was not selected to go into the Arena.
     The contestant's team was nominated for the Arena, but was not selected to compete.
     The contestant won in the Arena by default.
     The contestant won in the Arena.
     The contestant was eliminated in the Arena.
     The contestant withdrew from the Arena.
     The contestant was forced to leave the competition after their partner quit from the Arena.

Episode guide

Episode Air date Viewers (in millions)
1 "Tis the Season" September 19, 2012 1.15
2 "The Perks of Being a Rookie" Sepetember 26, 2012 1.23
3 "What Happens in Vegas..." October 3, 2012 1.11
4 "The Dark Knight" October 10, 2012 1.06
5 "N-A-R-C-I-S-S-I-S-T-I-C" October 17, 2012 0.91
6 "Going Insane" October 24, 2012 1.16
7 "I Do Not Like You Sam I Am" November 7, 2012 1.10
8 "Honey, I'm Homeless" November 14, 2012 1.07
9 "The Chronicles of Nanyia" November 21, 2012 1.34
10 "A Woman Scorned" December 5, 2012 0.98
11 "I Like to Move It, Move It" December 12, 2012 0.96
12 "Run, Teams, Run" December 19, 2012 1.01

Gallery


The Challenge Seasons

Road Rules: All Stars · Real World/Road Rules Challenge · Challenge 2000 · Extreme Challenge · Battle of the Seasons (2002)
Battle of the Sexes · The Gauntlet · The Inferno · Battle of the Sexes 2 · The Inferno II · The Gauntlet 2 · Fresh Meat · The Duel · The Inferno 3 · The Gauntlet III · The Island · The Duel II · The Ruins · Fresh Meat II · Cutthroat · Rivals · Battle of the Exes · Battle of the Seasons (2012) · Rivals II · Free Agents · Battle of the Exes II · Battle of the Bloodlines · Rivals III · Invasion of the Champions · XXX: Dirty 30 · Vendettas · Final Reckoning