Tonya Cooley
Original Season RW: Chicago
Born January 7, 1980
Hometown Walla Walla, Washington
Game Summary
Challenges Battle of the Sexes
The Gauntlet
Battle of the Sexes 2
The Inferno II (final)
Fresh Meat
The Inferno 3 (won)
The Island
The Ruins
Eliminations 5 (3 wins, 2 losses)
Money Won $50,000
Social Media


Battle of the Sexes

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Sergeant Says Women SAFE
3 Dead Man's Drop SAFE
4 Tree House SAFE
5 Breath-Hold Bungee SAFE
6 N/A N/A
7 Seven Rings of Saturn SAFE
8 Freeze Your Butt Off SAFE
9 People Mover SAFE
10 Battle of the Opposite Sexes OUT

The Gauntlet

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Snake Soup Real World SAFE
2 Masquerade SAFE
3 Mud Bath OUT

Battle of the Sexes 2

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Dangle Drop Women SAFE
3 Snake Pit Poker SAFE
4 Melt With You SAFE
5 Bombs Away SAFE
6 Junk Boat SAFE
7 High Noon SAFE
8 Fill 'Er Up SAFE
9 Sa Wing SAFE
10 Electro Shock SAFE
11 Pop Culture Bike Jump SAFE
12 The Shredder SAFE
13 Cast a Spell OUT

The Inferno II

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Surf Torture Bad Asses SAFE
2 Juice It Up SAFE
3 X Marks the Spot SAFE
4 Run For Your Money SAFE
5 Shirt Off My Back SAFE
6 Dodge Yer Balls SAFE
7 Fill in the Gaps SAFE
8 Zip Up SAFE
9 Never Ending Climb SAFE
10 What a Drag SAFE
11 Riddle Me This INFERNO
12 Time to Ride INFERNO
13 If Memory Serves SAFE
14 Crab Grab SAFE
15 Heart Rate Bungee INFERNO
16 Montezuma's Revenge LOSER

Money Won: $10,000

Fresh Meat

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Stuck On Me Johnnie SAFE
2 Bush Whacked SAFE
3 Hang On SAFE
4 Jail Break SAFE
5 Climber's Paradise SAFE
6 Rollin' in Oats SAFE
7 Crossed Paths EXILE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak OUT

The Inferno 3

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Unbraided Bad Asses SAFE
2/3 Ladder Race SAFE
3 Battering Ram SAFE
4 Wrap and Roll SAFE
5 Rope Burn SAFE
6 Reversible Climbing Wall SAFE
7 Grape Smash SAFE
8 Steady As You Go WIN
9 Leaps and Bounds SAFE
10 Dog Day Afternoon SAFE
11 Hand Car SAFE
12 Giraffic Park SAFE
13 Captain's Chair SAFE
14 Hook Me SAFE
15 Nothin' But Net SAFE
16 The Big Five WINNER

Money Won: $40,000

The Island

Episode Face-Off Vote Result
1 Leaning Tower N/A OUT

The Ruins

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Chain Gang Champions RUINS
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge DQ

Note: Tonya was disqualified from the competition after she slapped Veronica multiple times during a heated argument.


The Gauntlet

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
3 Perfect Fit Steve OUT

The Inferno II

Episode Inferno Opponent Result
12 Patchwork Julie WIN
15 Spinner Shavonda WIN

Fresh Meat

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
8 Forest Course Johnnie Wes OUT

The Ruins

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
1 Shoots and Ladders Diem WIN



  • In October 2011, Tonya filed charges that she was raped with a toothbrush while passed out by Evan and Kenny during filming of The Ruins. The case was settled in an out of court settlement on October 24, 2012. The details of the settlement have not been made public.

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