Dan Renzi
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: Miami
Born July 2, 1974 (1974-07-02) (age 45)
Hometown Overland Park, Kansas
Challenge Career
Seasons Extreme Challenge (won)
Battle of the Sexes
The Inferno II
Challenge Wins 22
Eliminations 2 (1 win, 1 loss)
Money Won $19,333
Social Media
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The Inferno II

The Good: Yay! Big Gay Dan is back! He's fun and funny--his saucy one-liners will give everyone a reason to tune-in.

The Bad: Dan tends to talk a lot and if he doesn't have any physical ability to back up his motor mouth, he'll be sent home quickly.

The Ugly: In Miami, Dan went postal when he found out his roommate opened his mail. If that set him off, we're worried he'll really flip with some of the Challenge drama that's bound to happen on this freak show.

Extreme Challenge

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Ring of Fire Real World WIN
Rope Courses LOSE
Blimp Water Skiing WIN
3 Fisherman's Wharf WIN
4 No Laughing Matter WIN
5 Rollerball Resurrection LOSE
7 Wrestling With the Past LOSE
8 Human Foosball Yellow Team WIN
9 Sub-Standard Real World WIN
10 Bring It On LOSE
11 Breath-Taking LOSE
12 Tough Guy WIN
13 Defying Gravity WIN
14 Famous Couples Fashion Show WIN
15 Medi-Evil WIN
15/16 Operation Human Shield WIN
17 Toyota Motorsports WIN
Race to the Finish WINNER

Money Won: $19,333

Battle of the Sexes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Sergeant Says Men SAFE
3 Dead Man's Drop SAFE
4 Tree House WIN
5 Breath-Hold Bungee SAFE
7 Seven Rings of Saturn SAFE
8 Freeze Your Butt Off OUT
9 People Mover OUT


  • Dan was originally voted off in Episode 8. However, when Puck quit the game, Dan was brought back because the teams needed to be symmetrical, and have the same number of players.

The Inferno II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Surf Torture Bad Asses INFERNO
2 Juice It Up INFERNO
3 X Marks the Spot SAFE
4 Run For Your Money SAFE
5 Shirt Off My Back SAFE
6 Dodge Yer Balls SAFE
7 Fill in the Gaps SAFE
8 Zip Up SAFE
9 Never Ending Climb SAFE
10 What a Drag SAFE
11 Riddle Me This SAFE
12 Time to Ride SAFE
13 If Memory Serves INFERNO
14 Crab Grab OUT

Elimination History

Episode Inferno Opponent Result
2 Hang Tough Jon WIN
14 Pegged Landon OUT



  • Dan was the first openly gay cast member to compete on a Challenge season.
  • Dan was the first cast member to return on a Challenge after previously having been eliminated.
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