Everything has turned upside down since the last time we saw Team San Diego. Blonde bombshell Ashley and muscle jock Zach were inseparable lovers during their season, but after a sour breakup, Zach confesses, "Ashley ripped my heart out, put it in a blender and served it to me for breakfast." But how will Ashley react when Zach hooks up with another girl in the house? Hothead Frank enters the game hell-bent on leading his team, but Zach has other ideas. These two alpha males hated each other during their season, but arrive at Battle of the Seasons hoping to change that, as Frank admits, "The thing that means the most to me is being able to cross the finish line with Zach. I wouldn't want to cross the finish line with anybody else." Frank and Zach may be friends for now, but will the pressures of the game reignite their past hatred? Rounding out the team is Sam, the least athletic and most politically inept teammate, who is out to prove to her team that she is a worthy asset. Will San Diego be able to start fresh and compete with a clean slate? Or will their toxic past rise up and destroy their chances of winning?
Don't let Ashley's sunny personality fool you—she dominated the competition on Battle of the Seasons, where she took home her first and only Challenge win. However, when Ashley enters the game amongst a dream team of Champions, she knows that she will need to prove her worth, stating, "I've only done one Challenge and everyone else has done multiple. I feel like an underdog. I want to prove to myself that I can win again." With a passion for cross fit so strong that she made it her career, Ashley is ready to show off her skills. However, when Ashley's chill charm catches the attention of a sexy young Underdog, her Zen-like focus is at risk. Will she be able to stem the tides of temptation and bring home another win, or will she remain a small fish in a big pond?