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The Gauntlet III is the 15th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. It premiered on January 23rd, 2008 and concluded on March 26th, 2008 with the reunion special. It is the third installment in the Gauntlet trilogy following the 2005 season, The Gauntlet 2.

Description

Beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico sets the hot and steamy stage for battle as 32 Real World, Road Rules and Fresh Meat alumni fight it out for over $400,000 in cash and prizes at The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III - Veterans vs. Rookies. Pro BMX dirt jumper TJ Lavin returns as host as he guides the teams through a series of wild challenges and intense Gauntlets; where teammates face off to avoid elimination and stay until the Final Challenge. The winning team will split $300,000 in prize money and the losing team goes home with nothing! Insane challenges, heart-stopping Gauntlets, crazy fights, surprising alliances, unexpected departures and more hook-ups than ever - it's all going down in Gauntlet III!

Cast

Veterans
Contestant Finish
AdamGauntlet3Icon
Adam King
RW: Paris
Runners-Up
in The Finale
BradGauntlet3Icon
Brad Fiorenza
RW: San Diego
CTGauntlet3Icon
Chris "CT" Tamburello
RW: Paris
DiemGauntlet3Icon
Diem Brown
Fresh Meat
EricGauntlet3Icon
Eric Banks
Fresh Meat
EvanGauntlet3Icon
Evan Starkman
Fresh Meat
EvelynGauntlet3Icon
Evelyn Smith
Fresh Meat
KennyGauntlet3Icon
Kenny Santucci
Fresh Meat
PaulaGauntlet3Icon
Paula Meronek
RW: Key West
RobinGauntlet3Icon
Robin Hibbard
RW: San Diego
DannyGauntlet3Icon
Danny Jamieson
RW: Austin
Eliminated
in The Finale
KatieGauntlet3Icon
Katie Doyle
RR: The Quest
Eliminated
in Cold Blooded
CaseyGauntlet3Icon
Casey Cooper
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in What Goes Around
CoralGauntlet3Icon
Coral Smith
RW: Back to New York
Quit
in What Goes Around
BethGauntlet3Icon
Beth Stolarczyk
RW: Los Angeles
Eliminated
in Match-Up of the Century
JohnnyGauntlet3Icon
Johnny Devenanzio
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in Less Is More
Rookies
Contestant Finish
FrankGauntlet3Icon
Frank Roessler
RW: Las Vegas
Winners
in The Finale
JillianGauntlet3Icon
Jillian Zoboroski
RR: X-Treme
JohannaGauntlet3Icon
Johanna Botta
RW: Austin
NehemiahGauntlet3Icon
Nehemiah Clark
RW: Austin
RachelGauntlet3Icon
Rachel Moyal
RW: Austin
ToriGauntlet3Icon
Tori Hall
RR: Viewers' Revenge
RyanGauntlet3Icon
Ryan Kehoe
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in Cold Blooded
MJGauntlet2Icon
MJ Garrett
RW: Philadelphia
Eliminated
in All Alone
MelindaGauntlet3Icon
Melinda Stolp
RW: Austin
Eliminated
in All Alone
DerekGauntlet3Icon
Derek McCray
RR: Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in Match-Up of the Century
ZachGauntlet3Icon
Zach Mann
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Not Fair
JanelleGauntlet3Icon
Janelle Casanave
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Not Fair
TyrieGauntlet3Icon
Tyrie Ballard
RW: Denver
Quit
in Less Is More
BrookeGauntlet3Icon
Brooke LaBarbera
RW: Denver
Eliminated
in Less Is More
TylerGauntlet3Icon
Tyler Duckworth
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Personal
AngelGauntlet3Icon
Angel Turlington
RR: Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in It's Personal
AlexGauntlet3Icon
Alex Smith
RW: Denver
Eliminated
in Viva Mexico

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Gender Winners Protected Gauntlet contestants Gauntlet game Gauntlet outcome
# Challenge Winners' Pick Losers' Pick Winner Loser
1 Pinata Pit Male Veterans Ryan Nehemiah Alex Force Field Nehemiah Alex
2 Screw You Female Veterans Brooke Jillian Angel Ram It Home Jillian Angel
Roped In Male Veterans Tyrie Tyler Frank Force Field Frank Tyler
3 Wring Out Female Veterans Tori Jillian Brooke Ball Brawl Jillian Brooke
Blind Man's Maze Male Rookies Adam Evan Johnny Sliders Evan Johnny
4* Push It Female Veterans Johanna Janelle Jillian Ball Brawl Jillian Janelle
Man Overboard Male Veterans Ryan Frank Zach Sliders Frank Zach
5 Assembly Required Female Rookies Casey Coral Beth Ball Brawl Coral Beth
Walk The Plank Male Veterans MJ Derek Ryan Sliders Ryan Derek
6 Pole Push Female Veterans Rachel Melinda Tori Ball Brawl Tori Melinda
I Dig You Male Veterans Ryan Frank MJ Ankle Breaker Frank MJ
7 Over The Edge Female Rookies Katie Evelyn Casey* Ball Brawl Evelyn Casey
Mexican Blanket Male Veterans Frank Ryan vs. Nehemiah Ram It Home Nehemiah Ryan
8/9 Chill Out Female Rookies Diem Paula Katie Sliders Paula Katie
Well-Balanced Male Rookies Eric Adam Danny Ball Brawl Adam Danny
9 Army Strong N/A Rookies

Notes:

  • The first episode featured a game of tug-of-war between the Veterans and Rookies to determine which rooms would be assigned to which teams. The Veterans won the game.
  • Tyrie withdrew from the game at the end of Episode 3 due to a family emergency back home. MJ was brought in as a replacement prior to the "Push It" challenge in Episode 4.
  • Following the "Over The Edge" challenge in Episode 7, Coral withdrew from the game due to her outcast status on the team, being abandoned by former friend and ally Evan, and being voted into the Gauntlet against Evelyn. Casey volunteered to take Coral's place and was eliminated by Evelyn.
  • The Veterans beat out the Rookies in the final challenge, but were disqualified after Eric collapsed and was sent to the hospital midway through the final race. Host T.J. Lavin explained that a team would only win the "Army Strong" final challenge if each player was present at the end. Therefore, the Rookies won the "Army Strong" final challenge by default.

Gauntlet Progress

Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 Finale
Frank SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Jillian SAFE ELIM SAFE ELIM WIN ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Johanna SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Nehemiah ELIM SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM WIN WIN WINNER
Rachel SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Adam WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM LOSER
Brad WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
CT WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Diem WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Evan WIN WIN WIN WIN ELIM WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Evelyn WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN ELIM WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Kenny WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Paula WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN ELIM SAFE LOSER
Robin WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Eric WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Danny WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Katie WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN OUT
Ryan SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Casey WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN OUT
Coral WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN ELIM WIN WIN WIN QUIT
MJ SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Melinda SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Derek SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Beth WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Zach SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Janelle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Tyrie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE QUIT
Johnny WIN WIN WIN WIN OUT
Brooke SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Tyler SAFE SAFE OUT
Angel SAFE OUT
Alex OUT
Competition
     The contestant's team won the final challenge by default.
     The contestant's team finished first in the final challenge, but was disqualified due to a missing team member.
     The contestant's team won the mission.
     The contestant was protected from the Gauntlet by the winning team.
     The contestant won the Gauntlet.
     The contestant lost the Gauntlet and was eliminated.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was removed from the competition due to illness.

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