When introducing The Challenge Free Agents, TJ mentioned that some people call themselves champions when they were the worst players on the best teams.
At first I felt that must be a dig at someone, but who could it possibly be? There are only 5 champions on the cast. Johnny has won 4 times, so I doubt this comment was directed at him. Camila and CT won pair Challenges where they were instrumental to their victories,and by definition they cannot be the worst on a team of 2. That leaves us with Frank and Zach who were a part of Team San Diego on Battle of the Seasons, so if anything TJ’s comment was directed at Frank. To be honest, Frank deserved his victory on Seasons and was far from the worst player on his team.
Perhaps this comment was directed at no particular person on the cast, but in the past there have been some lucky victors who only crossed the finish line because they were weaklings on a strong team. Let’s check out these people:
The format of The Gauntlet 2 allowed six rookies to skate to the end without ever seeing a Gauntlet. In particular, Ibis made it to the final after messing up on a bunch of missions and never having to fight in a Gauntlet. She was just lucky that her team was filled with other Road Rules Xtremers who had her back the whole time.
The girls on The Inferno 3 had a great strategy of voting Jenn and Susie into every Inferno to avoid having to fight for survival. This let newbie Janelle coast straight to the end after a season filled with mediocre performances.
The Gauntlet 3 was another season where alliances carried people to the end, particularly Johanna and Rachel from Real World Austin. Neither girl ever saw a Gauntlet nor where they particularly helpful in the final. To be honest, the entire rookie team can only call themselves “champion” on a technicality because the veterans were disqualified from the final.
Making to the final on Cutthroat was a little bit more difficult, but Dunbar managed to make it all the way to the end. His team only won because two people on the gray team passed out, and in the end his lackluster performance throughout the season was rewarded with $40,000.
Anyone who watched Fresh Meat 2 knows that Landon literally had to carry Carley across the finish line.
And of course, on Battle of the Seasons Team San Diego dominated the final, despite the fact that they spent many challenges trying to pick up the slack caused by Sam.
Who do you think are the least deserving winners?