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The Duel II
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Season 17
Episodes 12 (including reunion and special)
Aired from April 8 – June 17, 2009
Location Queenstown, New Zealand
Winners Evan Starkman
Rachel Robinson
Season guide
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The Ruins
The Duel II is the 17th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. It premiered on April 8th, 2009 and concluded on June 17th, 2009 with the reunion show. It is the sequel to the 2006 season, The Duel.

Description

Twenty-six competitors are headed to New Zealand to compete in one of the most intense Real World/Road Rules Challenges ever: The Duel II. What makes this season different? There will be no teams. That's right; it's every man and woman for themselves. This time around, players will be pushed past their limits as they compete in nine extreme challenges leading up to an epic finale where the winners will split a purse of $300,000.

As has become the norm for every Real World/Road Rules Challenge, expect to see the Challengers plot, scheme and stab one another in the back as they put everything on the line to win!

Who's in? Thirteen men and thirteen women -- all veterans of The Real World or Road Rules, and some of the Challenge itself -- will step up to try to claim their share.

Here's how it will work:

After each week's challenge, the Challenger ranks will be thinned as players are sent into The Duel --- a no holds barred, head-to-head battle between two competitors, where one man and one woman will be eliminated. The rules of "The Duel" are simple: win at all costs and send your opponent packing. The winner stays and continues to fight for the money. The loser goes home empty handed ... end of story.

Staying out of The Duel depends on how well players do in the weekly challenges. After each grueling challenge the male winner and the female winner will be safe. These two must then agree on one person to save from The Duel. That person, in turn, will chose someone of the opposite sex to save, and so on down the line. The last man and woman standing are automatically sentenced to The Duel. But they're not out of the game yet, because each will get to choose a same-sex Duel opponent and battle it out until only one is left standing.

In order to ensure survival, players will form alliances and pair up, keeping their friends close and their enemies closer. But make no mistake about it, in the end, friendships will be tested, hearts will be broken and blood will be spilled as players must ultimately stand alone in order to be crowned champions of Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel II!

Cast

Male contestants
Player Original season Finish
Evan Starkman Fresh Meat Winner
Brad Fiorenza RW: San Diego Runner-Up
Mark Long RR: First Adventure Third Place
Landon Lueck RW: Philadelphia Episode 10
MJ Garrett RW: Philadelphia Episode 9/10
Derek McCray RR: Viewers' Revenge Episode 8
Dunbar Merrill RW: Sydney Episode 7
Eric Banks Fresh Meat Episode 6
Isaac Stout RW: Sydney Episode 5
Nehemiah Clark RW: Austin Episode 4
Davis Mallory RW: Denver Episode 3
Ryan Kehoe Fresh Meat Episode 2
Nick Brown RW: Hollywood Episode 1
Adam King RW: Paris
Chris Tamburello RW: Paris
Female contestants
Player Original season Finish
Rachel Robinson RR: Campus Crawl Winner
Brittini Sherrod RW: Hollywood Runner-Up
Aneesa Ferreira RW: Chicago Third Place
Diem Brown Fresh Meat Episode 10
Tori Hall RR: Viewers' Revenge Episode 9/10
Jenn Grijalva RW: Denver Episode 8
Paula Meronek RW: Key West Episode 7
Kimberly Alexander RW: Hollywood Episode 6
Ruthie Alcaide RW: Hawaii Episode 5
Katie Doyle RR: The Quest Episode 4
Brooke LaBarbera RW: Denver Episode 3
Robin Hibbard RW: San Diego Episode 2
Shauvon Torres RW: Sydney Episode 1/2

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Winners Duel contestants Duel game Duel outcome
# Challenge Voted In Duel Pick Winner Loser
1/2* Last Man Standing Evan Ryan Nick The Elevator Ryan Nick
Robin Shauvon Aneesa Back Off Aneesa Shauvon
2 Freezing as Puck Rachel Robin Kimberly Duel Pole Dancing Kimberly Robin
Mark MJ Ryan Push Over MJ Ryan
3 All Shook Up Ruthie Brooke Brittini Back Off Brittini Brooke
Landon Davis Evan Spot On Evan Davis
4 Luging My Mind Brittini Jenn Katie Push Over Jenn Katie
Landon Nehemiah Evan The Elevator Evan Nehemiah
5 Don't Let Go Mark Isaac Landon Spot On Landon Isaac
Rachel Ruthie Kimberly Back Off Kimberly Ruthie
6 Dangle Duo Landon Derek Eric Duel Pole Dancing Derek Eric
Brittini Kimberly Jenn Push Over Jenn Kimberly
7 Burnt Landon Dunbar MJ The Elevator MJ Dunbar
Brittini Paula Aneesa Back Off Aneesa Paula
8 Upside Downer Landon Derek Evan Spot On Evan Derek
Rachel Jenn Diem Push Over Diem Jenn
9/10 Spelling Air Evan MJ Brad Duel Pole Dancing Brad MJ
Rachel Aneesa Tori The Elevator Aneesa Tori
10
N/A*
Landon Brad Back Off Brad Landon
Diem Brittini Push Over Brittini Diem
Final Challenge Rachel 2nd place: Brittini; 3rd place: Aneesa
Evan 2nd place: Brad; 3rd place: Mark

Notes:

  • Before any challenges took place, Adam and CT were both disqualified from the competition after they engaged in an ugly brawl. MJ and Nehemiah were brought in as replacements
  • Due to the odd number of contestants in the first round of the "Last Man Standing" challenge, Brad and Paula were each selected for immunity from the first Duel.
  • In Episode 10, no challenge or Duel selection process was held prior to the final duels; however, one contestant was nominated for the Duel by a vote. Additionally, one guy and one girl got their choice of their respective Duel opponent. As the winners of the previous duels, Aneesa and Brad were chosen to pick the cards for the final duels. Landon and Diem were voted to go into the Duel by the other competitors, and selected the contestants they wanted to go into the Duel with them — Brad and Brittini, respectively. The final duels took place between the Spelling Air Challenge and the Final Challenge. No competitors had immunity from this Duel.

Duel Progress

Males Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9/10 10 Finale
Evan WIN SAFE DUEL DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL WIN SAFE WINNER
Brad SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL DUEL SECOND
Mark SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Landon SAFE SAFE WIN WIN DUEL WIN WIN WIN SAFE OUT
MJ SAFE DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Derek SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Dunbar SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Eric SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Isaac SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Nehemiah SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Davis SAFE SAFE OUT
Ryan DUEL OUT
Nick OUT
Adam DQ
CT DQ
Females Episodes
1/2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9/10 10 Finale
Rachel SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WINNER
Brittini SAFE SAFE DUEL WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE DUEL SECOND
Aneesa DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE DUEL SAFE THIRD
Diem SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Jenn SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Paula SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Kimberly SAFE DUEL SAFE SAFE DUEL OUT
Ruthie SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Katie SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Brooke SAFE SAFE OUT
Robin WIN OUT
Shauvon OUT
Competition
     The contestant won the final challenge.
     The contestant did not win the final challenge.
     The contestant won the challenge.
     The contestant won the Duel.
     The contestant was exempt from Duel selection.
     The contestant lost the Duel and was eliminated.
     The contestant was disqualified from the competition due to physical violence.

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