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Cory Wharton
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Challenger Profile
Original Series Real World: Ex-Plosion
Born March 5, 1991 (1991-03-05) (age 30)
Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan
Challenge Career
Challenge Seasons
Seasons Battle of the Bloodlines (final)
Rivals III
Invasion of the Champions (final)
XXX: Dirty 30
Vendettas
Final Reckoning
Total Madness (final)
Double Agents (final)
Spies, Lies & Allies
Daily Wins 19
Eliminations 11 (8 wins, 3 losses)
Money Won $113,750
Challenge Spin-offs
Spin-offs Champs vs. Stars (2017)
Daily Wins 1
Eliminations 1 (1 loss)
Social Media
Twitter CoryWharton
Instagram corywharton_ig
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Cory Wharton is a contestant from Real World: Ex-Plosion. He was a finalist on Battle of the Bloodlines, Invasion of the Champions, Total Madness, and Double Agents. He also competed on Rivals III, XXX: Dirty 30, Champs vs. Stars (2017), Vendettas, Final Reckoning, and Spies, Lies & Allies.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Battle of the Bloodlines

Following his crazy season on Real World: Ex-Plosion, Cory brings his cousin, Mitch, to The Challenge for a shot at the title. This Bloodline duo combines brains and brawn to create an imposing force in the Challenge house. Looking to his older cousin to lead them to victory, Mitch gushes, "I always looked up to Cory. He's definitely been a role model for me in a lot of ways. So I'm really glad that he's here and he's got my best interest at heart." However, when Cory and Mitch start mixing business and pleasure with ladies on another team, it threatens to land them both in dangerous territory. Cory attempts to use his new love connection with a volatile vet for political leverage, but Mitch worries Cory might end up pissing the wrong people off.

Rivals III

Cory was the pivotal vote in a decision to kick Ashley out of the Real World: Ex-Plosion house and now, they're partners! Cory has no reason to believe that her state of mind has improved, "Ashley looks like she's in great shape, but mentally is Ashley ready to handle this Challenge? All Hell is gonna break lose." Ashley admits, "I was not in a very good place but kind of turned over a new leaf since then. Am I crazy? Probably, yeah. I think we're all crazy!" Ashley has no intention of getting sent home early, and a steamy hookup with a brawny Challenge vet shows everybody that she has nothing to hide! As for smooth-talking Cory, he sets his eyes on a doe-eyed rookie of his own. Will these ex-roommates be able to balance their romances for long enough to walk away victorious? Or will their fiery personalities combust like the last time they worked together?

Invasion of the Champions

Back for his third Challenge, Cory is ready to prove that being a physical trainer in Santa Monica, CA has paid off in more ways than one. Usually, Cory finds one lady to cuddle up with each season, and this time around, he'll ignite two hot new flames. However, Cory is adamant that he will not let his raging libido affect his performance, "This is the most important Challenge to me. I didn't come here for a girl. I came here to prove to myself I can get this win." Between plotting his Challenge revenge and flirting with the foxy females, Cory will discover that the path to the Final may not be smooth sailing. Will Cory be able to thwart his thirst for the beautiful babes? Or will he face yet another brutal upset?

XXX: Dirty 30

The Battle of the Bloodlines and Invasion of the Champions finalist is often pegged as The Challenge's resident ladies' man. However, behind his twinkling eyes lies a tactical mind, very capable of deceit and trickery. An example: During Rivals III, Cory was willing to betray his friendships that existed outside of the game in order to get ahead. He became notorious for pledging his allegiance to a number of opposing teams -- so is this trend going to continue on Dirty 30?

Champs vs. Stars (2017)

As the resident challenge "ladies man," Cory Wharton knows how to use his flirtatious nature and charisma to his advantage. Although very charming, this rising star is still capable of deceit and trickery, often making multiple alliances to save himself. Of his mere four seasons on The Challenge, Wharton made his mark by making it to the finals – twice. As a rookie on Champs vs. Stars, Cory is ready to prove that he's on par with the Champs while taking out those Stars on the side.

Vendettas

The two-time finalist launched a questionable strategy that involved declaring a hit list against the vets at the beginning of Dirty 30. As a result, Cory created a vendetta with the most notorious vet in the house, Johnny Bananas. With the two both returning to face each other this season, who will fall first?

Final Reckoning

On The Challenge: Dirty 30, Devin flew all the way out to Colombia, only to have Cory send him to the Redemption House after the very first challenge. These two have always disliked each other and never attempted to hide it, so finding some way to work through the animosity will take a miracle.

Total Madness

A formidable, savvy athlete, Cory has shown much of what it takes to be a Challenge champ, but his rambunctiousness and temper have gotten the best of him time and time again. Now, as a proud father, with another one on the way, Cory hopes his added maturity will help keep his wild ways in check and lead to his first-ever Challenge championship. This would definitely be a perfect time for it, too, as a million dollars sure buys a lot of diapers. Fortunately, Cory will be joined in the game by his ride-or-die, Nelson, but he may be another loose cannon to keep in check if he hopes to politic his way to victory.

Double Agents

After a well-played season on which he came so close to bringing home big money to support his daughter Ryder, Cory returns to The Challenge with double the motivation, having recently welcomed his second daughter Mila into the world. With an additional mouth to feed and plenty of diapers to buy, this proud dad will undoubtedly push himself to new heights.

Spies, Lies & Allies

Last season, on Double Agents, Cory played a near-flawless game that led all the way to a second-place showing in a truly grueling Final. Despite walking away with some real money, second ultimately was a disappointment for Cory, who once again fell short of his first-ever Challenge championship. A mature and consistent player, Cory tends to play an under-the-radar game, relying on a few tight alliances to coast through. Of course, his unwavering loyalty has come back to bite him on more than a few occasions. Still, with this proud papa once more set on winning it all #4dakidz, he stands a great chance of coming out on top.

Battle of the Bloodlines

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Water Battle SAFE
2 Family Dinner SAFE
3/4 Meet Me Halfway Red Team WIN
4/5 Air to the Throne WIN
6 Family Connection WIN
7 Hand Me Down WIN
8 Too Clingy WIN
9 Air Pockets WIN
10 Weight For Me WIN
11 Truck Crossing WIN
12/13 Final Challenge SECOND

Notes

  • Cory received $37,500 for finishing the Final Challenge in second place.

Rivals III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1/2 Give Me Some Slack SAFE
3 Dirty Laundry SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb WIN
6 Laps of Judgement SAFE
7 Road to Nowhere SAFE
8/9 Up All Night SAFE
10/11 Take It to the Grave OUT

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
10/11 Spun Out OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 The Over Under SAFE
3 Shell Shocked Jenna FORTRESS
4 Caged and Confused SAFE
5/6 Knockout Underdogs SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches SAFE
8 Curry Up SAFE
9/10 Fallout SAFE
10 Crossover SAFE
11/12 X-It FORTRESS
12/13 Caved In SAFE
14/15 Final Challenge Nicole THIRD
Camila
Ashley M.

Elimination History

Episode Fortress Opponents Result
3 Who's Got Balls WIN
11/12 Inside Out WIN

Notes

  • Cory won the "Who's Got Balls" elimination by default after Theo withdrew from the game and decided not to jump off of the cliff.
  • Cory received $5,000 for finishing the Final Challenge in third place.
    • He received an additional $21,250 from the Underdogs team bank account, bringing his total earnings to $26,250.

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge SAFE
Pink Team SAFE
WIN
2/3 Cool Under Fire PRESIDIO
3/4 Battle Royale Green Team WIN
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Britni SAFE
7/8 Ups and Downs Green Team OUT

Elimination History

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
3 Balls to the Wall WIN
7/8 Deadweight OUT

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponent Result
10 Green with Envy OUT

Champs vs. Stars (2017)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tow Truck Champs OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
1 Target Practice OUT

Vendettas

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Get Off the Rock SAFE
2/3 Who’s Got Balls? OUT

Elimination History

Episode Ring Opponent Result
3 Balls of Fire OUT

Final Reckoning

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
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Devin
ARMAGEDDON
14/15 What Goes Up Must Come Down SAFE
16 DQ

Elimination History

Episode Armageddon Partner Opponents Result
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Devin
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Amanda & Zach
WIN
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Da'Vonne & Jozea
WIN

Notes

  • Cory & Devin entered the game prior to the "Shake It Off" elimination as Mercenaries.
  • Cory was disqualified from the game prior to the "Hit List" challenge due to a physical altercation with Tony.

Total Madness

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Battle Lines SAFE
2 Airdrop Extraction Team 1 WIN
3 Decode and Detonate SAFE
4 Cold War Team 5 SAFE
5/6 Bomb Squad Team 5 SAFE
6/7 Fast & Furious Mattie SAFE
8 Decontamination SAFE
9 Tunnel Rats Team 3 WIN
10 Throne Off SAFE
11 Flag Down SAFE
12 Tanks-A Lot Team 1 PURGATORY
13 Bloc'd In Team 1 WIN
14 Running Out of Time SAFE
15 Crash Course SAFE
16 Final Challenge THIRD

Elimination History

Episode Purgatory Opponent Result
12 Launch Button WIN

Double Agents

Challenge History

Episode Mission Partner Result
1 Decryption Tori SAFE
2 Ice Spy SAFE
3 Road Kill SAFE
4 Drone Control Natalie SAFE
5 Agent Down Ashley SAFE
6 Smuggle Run SAFE
7 Aerial Takedown Rogue SAFE
8 All Brawl Theresa SAFE
9 Interrogation SAFE
10 Black Sand Ops Amber M. SAFE
11/12 Air Lift Rogue SAFE
12/13 Survive the Night Gabby SAFE
14 Undercover Big T CRATER
15 Spy Dive Kam SAFE
16 Global Domination SAFE
17 Escape the Volcano WIN
18/19 Final Mission SECOND

Elimination History

Episode Operation Opponent Result
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Darrell
WIN

Notes

  • Cory received $50,000 for finishing the Final Mission in second place.

Spies, Lies & Allies

Challenge History

Episode Mission Partners Result
1 Compromised Bettina SAFE
2 Heli Heist SAFE
3 Sea Cave Recon SAFE
4 Undercover Comms SAFE
5 Mindfield SAFE
6/7 Turning Agents SAFE
8 Dive Bomb SAFE
9 Bombshell Battle LAIR
10 Diamond Dash Ruby Cell SAFE
11 Satellite Sabotage SAFE
12 Brush Connect TBD

Elimination History

Episode Lair Partner Opponents Result
9 Hang in the Balance WIN

Post-Challenge

Trivia

  • Cory holds the record for the most consecutive daily challenge wins in a single season, with eight.
  • Cory holds the record for the most partners assigned in a single season, with eight.

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Rivals III Contestants
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Double Agents Contestants
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