The Duel II
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Season Information
Season No. 17
Location Queenstown, New Zealand
Season Run April 8 – June 17, 2009
No. of Episodes 12 (including reunion and special)
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $300,000
Winners Evan Starkman
Rachel Robinson
Cast
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Season Chronology
Previous The Island
Next The Ruins
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The Duel II is the 17th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. It premiered on April 8th, 2009 and concluded on June 17th, 2009 with the reunion show. It is the sequel to the 2006 season, The Duel.

Description

Twenty-six competitors are headed to New Zealand to compete in one of the most intense Real World/Road Rules Challenges ever: The Duel II. What makes this season different? There will be no teams. That's right; it's every man and woman for themselves. This time around, players will be pushed past their limits as they compete in nine extreme challenges leading up to an epic finale where the winners will split a purse of $300,000.

As has become the norm for every Real World/Road Rules Challenge, expect to see the Challengers plot, scheme and stab one another in the back as they put everything on the line to win!

Who's in? Thirteen men and thirteen women -- all veterans of The Real World or Road Rules, and some of the Challenge itself -- will step up to try to claim their share.

Here's how it will work:

After each week's challenge, the Challenger ranks will be thinned as players are sent into The Duel --- a no holds barred, head-to-head battle between two competitors, where one man and one woman will be eliminated. The rules of "The Duel" are simple: win at all costs and send your opponent packing. The winner stays and continues to fight for the money. The loser goes home empty handed ... end of story.

Staying out of The Duel depends on how well players do in the weekly challenges. After each grueling challenge the male winner and the female winner will be safe. These two must then agree on one person to save from The Duel. That person, in turn, will chose someone of the opposite sex to save, and so on down the line. The last man and woman standing are automatically sentenced to The Duel. But they're not out of the game yet, because each will get to choose a same-sex Duel opponent and battle it out until only one is left standing.

In order to ensure survival, players will form alliances and pair up, keeping their friends close and their enemies closer. But make no mistake about it, in the end, friendships will be tested, hearts will be broken and blood will be spilled as players must ultimately stand alone in order to be crowned champions of Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel II!

Cast

Male contestants
Contestant Finish
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Evan Starkman
Fresh Meat
Winner
in Duel or Die
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Brad Fiorenza
The Real World: San Diego
Runner-Up
in Duel or Die
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Mark Long
Road Rules: USA – The First Adventure
Third Place
in Duel or Die
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Landon Lueck
The Real World: Philadelphia
Eliminated
in Duel or Die
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MJ Garrett
The Real World: Philadelphia
Eliminated
in Duel or Die
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Derek McCray
Road Rules: Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in If These Duels Could Talk
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Dunbar Merrill
The Real World: Sydney
Eliminated
in Deja Duel
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Eric Banks
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in Dueling for Dunbar
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Isaac Stout
The Real World: Sydney
Eliminated
in Duelers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Nehemiah Clark
The Real World: Austin
Eliminated
in Duel-ality
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Davis Mallory
The Real World: Denver
Eliminated
in Duel What You Gotta Duel
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Ryan Kehoe
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in Duel Unto Others
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Nick Brown
The Real World: Hollywood
Eliminated
in Damned If You Duel...
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Adam King
The Real World: Paris
Disqualified
in Damned If You Duel...
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Chris "CT" Tamburello
The Real World: Paris
Female contestants
Contestant Finish
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Rachel Robinson
Road Rules: Campus Crawl
Winner
in Duel or Die
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Brittini Sherrod
The Real World: Hollywood
Runner-Up
in Duel or Die
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Aneesa Ferreira
The Real World: Chicago
Third Place
in Duel or Die
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Diem Brown
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in Duel or Die
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Tori Hall
Road Rules: Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in Duel or Die
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Jenn Grijalva
The Real World: Denver
Eliminated
in If These Duels Could Talk
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Paula Meronek
The Real World: Key West
Eliminated
in Deja Duel
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Kimberly Alexander
The Real World: Hollywood
Eliminated
in Dueling for Dunbar
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Ruthie Alcaide
The Real World: Hawaii
Eliminated
in Duelers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Katie Doyle
Road Rules: The Quest
Eliminated
in Duel-ality
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Brooke LaBarbera
The Real World: Denver
Eliminated
in Duel What You Gotta Duel
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Robin Hibbard
The Real World: San Diego
Eliminated
in Duel Unto Others
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Shauvon Torres
The Real World: Sydney
Eliminated
in Duel Unto Others

Format

The Duel II features several changes from the original format. Each contestant will compete in numerous challenges followed by eliminations rounds known as "The Duel". Eliminations are not split by gender, and both winners of the challenge will be safe from the Duel. Unlike the previous Duel, the winners will have a period of deliberation where they will choose one player to start the call out process. The two players that are left will compete in the duel. Those players will then challenge a player of their gender in the Duel. The players who were voted in will then choose the Duel game. In the Duel, there will be a male and a female elimination round. the winners will remain in the game while the losers go home.

In the Final Challenge, the final three players of each gender will race for a share of $300,000. The prize money splits as follows:

  • Winners: $100,000 each
  • Runners-up: $35,000 each
  • Third place: $15,000 each

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Winners Duel contestants Duel game Duel outcome
# Challenge Voted In Duel Pick Winner Loser
1/2* Last Man Standing Evan Ryan Nick The Elevator Ryan Nick
Robin Shauvon Aneesa Back Off Aneesa Shauvon
2 Freezing as Puck Rachel Robin Kimberly Duel Pole Dancing Kimberly Robin
Mark MJ Ryan Push Over MJ Ryan
3 All Shook Up Ruthie Brooke Brittini Back Off Brittini Brooke
Landon Davis Evan Spot On Evan Davis
4 Luging My Mind Brittini Jenn Katie Push Over Jenn Katie
Landon Nehemiah Evan The Elevator Evan Nehemiah
5 Don't Let Go Mark Isaac Landon Spot On Landon Isaac
Rachel Ruthie Kimberly Back Off Kimberly Ruthie
6 Dangle Duo Landon Derek Eric Duel Pole Dancing Derek Eric
Brittini Kimberly Jenn Push Over Jenn Kimberly
7 Burnt Landon Dunbar MJ The Elevator MJ Dunbar
Brittini Paula Aneesa Back Off Aneesa Paula
8 Upside Downer Landon Derek Evan Spot On Evan Derek
Rachel Jenn Diem Push Over Diem Jenn
9/10 Spelling Air Evan MJ Brad Duel Pole Dancing Brad MJ
Rachel Aneesa Tori The Elevator Aneesa Tori
10
N/A*
Landon Brad Back Off Brad Landon
Diem Brittini Push Over Brittini Diem
Final Challenge Rachel 2nd place: Brittini; 3rd place: Aneesa
Evan 2nd place: Brad; 3rd place: Mark

Notes:

  • Before any challenges took place, Adam and CT were both disqualified from the competition after they engaged in an ugly brawl. MJ and Nehemiah were brought in as replacements
  • Due to the odd number of contestants in the first round of the "Last Man Standing" challenge, Brad and Paula were each selected for immunity from the first Duel.
  • In Episode 10, no challenge or Duel selection process was held prior to the final duels; however, one contestant was nominated for the Duel by a vote. Additionally, one guy and one girl got their choice of their respective Duel opponent. As the winners of the previous duels, Aneesa and Brad were chosen to pick the cards for the final duels. Landon and Diem were voted to go into the Duel by the other competitors, and selected the contestants they wanted to go into the Duel with them — Brad and Brittini, respectively. The final duels took place between the Spelling Air Challenge and the Final Challenge. No competitors had immunity from this Duel.

Duel Progress

Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9/10 10 Finale
Rachel SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WINNER
Evan WIN SAFE DUEL DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL WIN SAFE WINNER
Brittini SAFE SAFE DUEL WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE DUEL SECOND
Brad SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL DUEL SECOND
Aneesa DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE DUEL SAFE THIRD
Mark SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Diem SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Landon SAFE SAFE WIN WIN DUEL WIN WIN WIN SAFE OUT
Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
MJ SAFE DUEL SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Jenn SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Derek SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DUEL SAFE OUT
Paula SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Dunbar SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Kimberly SAFE DUEL SAFE SAFE DUEL OUT
Eric SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Ruthie SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Isaac SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Nehemiah SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Katie SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Davis SAFE SAFE OUT
Brooke SAFE SAFE OUT
Ryan DUEL OUT
Robin WIN OUT
Shauvon OUT
Nick OUT
Adam DQ
CT DQ
Competition
     The contestant won the final challenge.
     The contestant did not win the final challenge.
     The contestant won the challenge.
     The contestant won the Duel.
     The contestant was exempt from Duel selection.
     The contestant lost the Duel and was eliminated.
     The contestant was disqualified from the competition due to physical violence.


The Challenge Seasons

Road Rules: All StarsReal World/Road Rules ChallengeChallenge 2000Extreme ChallengeBattle of the Seasons (2002)Battle of the SexesThe GauntletThe InfernoBattle of the Sexes 2The Inferno IIThe Gauntlet 2Fresh MeatThe DuelThe Inferno 3The Gauntlet IIIThe IslandThe Duel IIThe RuinsFresh Meat IICutthroatRivalsBattle of the ExesBattle of the Seasons (2012)Rivals IIFree AgentsBattle of the Exes IIBattle of the BloodlinesRivals IIIInvasion of the ChampionsXXX: Dirty 30VendettasFinal ReckoningWar of the WorldsWar of the Worlds 2Total MadnessDouble Agents

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