Some Challengers go out in the worst way despite a track record full of success. Occasionally, these Challengers never return to redeem their poor performance. Here’s a list of some of the Challengers who really ought to give The Challenge another shot because we know that have the potential to do well.
1. Coral Smith
After a series of lies and betrayals Coral quit The Gauntlet 3. She was also medically disqualified from the competition on Fresh Meat. Prior to those Challenges she had made it to 4 finals, won one, and never lost an elimination round. I’d love to see Coral come back to prove she’s still the baddest bitch on the block.
2. Darrell Taylor
In a shocking turn of events, Darrell and his partner Cara Maria were the first eliminated on Fresh Meat 2. On The Ruins he was disqualified from the game for punching Brad. Prior to that he won 4 consecutive Challenges, so I know Darrell has the potential to win again.
3. Derrick Kosinski
Derrick got his first Challenge victory on his sixth appearance on the show. Then he won 2 more following that. During Cutthroat, his 9th appearance, he lost right before the final. Derrick has done tons of Challenges, so it’s a shame to see him go out when he’s not on top.
4. Chet Cannon
After splitting his chin open during an elimination on Free Agents, Chet decided to leave the game to get his open flash wound taken care of. While I do understand that was a necessity, it’s not the best way to go out. Chet needs to come back and prove that he’s better than being the first person eliminated.
5. Tina Barta
Despite the fact that she kicked some ass on Fresh Meat, Tina is best remembered for punching Beth in the face on The Duel. If Tina returned and could channel that aggression in the game then she’d stand a chance against some of the top dogs.
6. Frank Sweeney
After winning the first 2 eliminations on Free Agents, Frank contracted a pneumonia that sent him home. He claims that he’s done with Challenges but it would be a shame to see him go out like that. All drama aside he has shown some serious potential on all 3 of his Challenges.
7. Jenn Grijalva
After getting sick right before the Rivals final, Jenn didn’t even finish half of the race before producers told her she could no longer continue. She now seems to be more active and fit than ever, yet she isn’t on the Challenge. I’d love to see her come back to represent Real World Denver… but perhaps be less of a bully this time.
8. Alton Williams
After getting frustrated with the “kids” on Battle of the Seasons Alton “lost” his first elimination. Otherwise he was known as one of the strongest competitors and was a known leader. If Alton 2.0 could return to Alton 1.0 he’d be a force on the Challenge field.
9. CJ Koegel
After almost eliminated Zach in a physical competition on Battle of the Seasons, CJ proved that he has all the ability to win a Challenge. Despite his potential, he has not returned to compete again. It would suit him better to be remember as someone who won, not someone who almost did.
10. Trishelle Cannatella
I know, she quit Rivals 2. Most people are still bitter over that, but she did show that she can run a final on Battle of the Seasons. I want to see that Trishelle come back and show the new school that the old school can still throw down.