|Original Series||Real World: Ex-Plosion|
|Born||March 5, 1991|
|Hometown||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Seasons||Battle of the Bloodlines (final)|
Invasion of the Champions (final)
XXX: Dirty 30
Total Madness (final)
Double Agents (final)
Spies, Lies & Allies
|Eliminations||11 (8 wins, 3 losses)|
|Spin-offs||Champs vs. Stars (2017)|
|Eliminations||1 (1 loss)|
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.
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Battle of the BloodlinesFollowing 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 IIICory 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 ChampionsBack 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 30The 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.
VendettasThe 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 ReckoningOn 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 MadnessA 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 AgentsAfter 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 & AlliesLast 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
|3/4||Meet Me Halfway||Red Team||WIN|
|4/5||Air to the Throne||WIN|
|7||Hand Me Down||WIN|
|10||Weight For Me||WIN|
- Cory received $37,500 for finishing the Final Challenge in second place.
|1/2||Give Me Some Slack||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|
Invasion of the Champions
|1/2||The Over Under||SAFE|
|4||Caged and Confused||SAFE|
|7||Roll with the Punches||SAFE|
|3||Who's Got Balls||WIN|
- 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
|2/3||Cool Under Fire||PRESIDIO|
|3/4||Battle Royale||Green Team||WIN|
|7/8||Ups and Downs||Green Team||OUT|
|3||Balls to the Wall||WIN|
|10||Green with Envy||OUT|
Champs vs. Stars (2017)
|1||Get Off the Rock||SAFE|
|2/3||Who’s Got Balls?||OUT|
|3||Balls of Fire||OUT|
|14/15||What Goes Up Must Come Down||SAFE|
|13||Shake It Off||
Amanda & Zach
Da'Vonne & Jozea
- 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.
|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|
|9||Tunnel Rats||Team 3||WIN|
|12||Tanks-A Lot||Team 1||PURGATORY|
|13||Bloc'd In||Team 1||WIN|
|14||Running Out of Time||SAFE|
|10||Black Sand Ops||Amber M.||SAFE|
|12/13||Survive the Night||Gabby||SAFE|
|17||Escape the Volcano||WIN|
- Cory received $50,000 for finishing the Final Mission in second place.
Spies, Lies & Allies
|3||Sea Cave Recon||SAFE|
|10||Diamond Dash||Ruby Cell||SAFE|
|9||Hang in the Balance||WIN|
- Cory appeared on Ex on the Beach 1 as one of the singles. His ex was Alicia Wright.
- Cory currently appears on Teen Mom OG as a supporting cast member. He joined the cast in the seventh season with Cheyenne Floyd.
- 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.
|Battle of the Bloodlines Contestants|
|Rivals III Contestants|
|Invasion of the Champions Contestants|
|XXX: Dirty 30 Contestants|
|Champs vs. Stars (2017) Contestants|
|Final Reckoning Contestants|
|Total Madness Contestants|
|Double Agents Contestants|
|Spies, Lies & Allies Contestants|