The Gauntlet III
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Season Information
Season No. 15
Location Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Season Run January 23 – March 26, 2008
No. of Episodes 10 (including reunion)
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $300,000
Winners Rookies
Frank Roessler
Jillian Zoboroski
Johanna Botta
Nehemiah Clark
Rachel Moyal
Tori Hall
Cast
Season Chronology
Previous The Inferno 3
Next The Island
Gallery

The Gauntlet III is the 15th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. It premiered on January 23rd, 2008 and concluded on March 26th, 2008 with the reunion special. It is the third installment in the Gauntlet trilogy following the 2005 season, The Gauntlet 2.

Description

Beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico sets the hot and steamy stage for battle as 32 Real World, Road Rules and Fresh Meat alumni fight it out for over $400,000 in cash and prizes at The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III - Veterans vs. Rookies. Pro BMX dirt jumper TJ Lavin returns as host as he guides the teams through a series of wild challenges and intense Gauntlets; where teammates face off to avoid elimination and stay until the Final Challenge. The winning team will split $300,000 in prize money and the losing team goes home with nothing! Insane challenges, heart-stopping Gauntlets, crazy fights, surprising alliances, unexpected departures and more hook-ups than ever - it's all going down in Gauntlet III!

Cast

Veterans
Contestant Finish
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Adam King
The Real World: Paris
Runners-Up
in The Finale
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Brad Fiorenza
The Real World: San Diego
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Chris "CT" Tamburello
The Real World: Paris
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Diem Brown
Fresh Meat
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Eric Banks
Fresh Meat
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Evan Starkman
Fresh Meat
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Evelyn Smith
Fresh Meat
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Kenny Santucci
Fresh Meat
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Paula Meronek
The Real World: Key West
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Robin Hibbard
The Real World: San Diego
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Danny Jamieson
The Real World: Austin
Eliminated
in The Finale
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Katie Doyle
Road Rules The Quest
Eliminated
in Cold Blooded
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Casey Cooper
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in What Goes Around
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Coral Smith
The Real World: Back to New York
Quit
in What Goes Around
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Beth Stolarczyk
The Real World: Los Angeles
Eliminated
in Match-Up of the Century
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Johnny Devenanzio
The Real World: Key West
Eliminated
in Less Is More
Rookies
Contestant Finish
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Frank Roessler
The Real World: Las Vegas
Winners
in The Finale
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Jillian Zoboroski
Road Rules X-Treme
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Johanna Botta
The Real World: Austin
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Nehemiah Clark
The Real World: Austin
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Rachel Moyal
The Real World: Austin
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Tori Hall
Road Rules Viewers' Revenge
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Ryan Kehoe
Fresh Meat
Eliminated
in Cold Blooded
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MJ Garrett
The Real World: Philadelphia
Eliminated
in All Alone
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Melinda Stolp
The Real World: Austin
Eliminated
in All Alone
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Derek McCray
Road Rules Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in Match-Up of the Century
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Zach Mann
The Real World: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Not Fair
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Janelle Casanave
The Real World: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Not Fair
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Tyrie Ballard
The Real World: Denver
Quit
in Less Is More
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Brooke LaBarbera
The Real World: Denver
Eliminated
in Less Is More
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Tyler Duckworth
The Real World: Key West
Eliminated
in It's Personal
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Angel Turlington
Road Rules Viewers' Revenge
Eliminated
in It's Personal
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Alex Smith
The Real World: Denver
Eliminated
in Viva Mexico

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Gender Winners Protected Gauntlet contestants Gauntlet game Gauntlet outcome
# Challenge Winners' Pick Losers' Pick Winner Loser
1 Tug of War Veterans*
Pinata Pit Male Veterans Ryan Nehemiah Alex Force Field Nehemiah Alex
2 Screw You Female Veterans Brooke Jillian Angel Ram It Home Jillian Angel
Roped In Male Veterans Tyrie Tyler Frank Force Field Frank Tyler
3 Wring Out Female Veterans Tori Jillian Brooke Ball Brawl Jillian Brooke
Blind Man's Maze Male Rookies Adam Evan Johnny Sliders Evan Johnny
4* Push It Female Veterans Johanna Janelle Jillian Ball Brawl Jillian Janelle
Man Overboard Male Veterans Ryan Frank Zach Sliders Frank Zach
5 Assembly Required Female Rookies Casey Coral Beth Ball Brawl Coral Beth
Walk The Plank Male Veterans MJ Derek Ryan Sliders Ryan Derek
6 Pole Push Female Veterans Rachel Melinda Tori Ball Brawl Tori Melinda
I Dig You Male Veterans Ryan Frank MJ Ankle Breaker Frank MJ
7 Over The Edge Female Rookies Katie Evelyn Casey* Ball Brawl Evelyn Casey
Mexican Blanket Male Veterans Frank Ryan vs. Nehemiah Ram It Home Nehemiah Ryan
8/9 Chill Out Female Rookies Diem Paula Katie Sliders Paula Katie
Well-Balanced Male Rookies Eric Adam Danny Ball Brawl Adam Danny
9 Army Strong N/A Rookies

Notes:

  • The first episode featured a game of tug-of-war between the Veterans and Rookies to determine which rooms would be assigned to which teams. The Veterans won the game.
  • Tyrie withdrew from the game at the end of Episode 3 due to a family emergency back home. MJ was brought in as a replacement prior to the "Push It" challenge in Episode 4.
  • Following the "Over The Edge" challenge in Episode 7, Coral withdrew from the game due to her outcast status on the team, being abandoned by former friend and ally Evan, and being voted into the Gauntlet against Evelyn. Casey volunteered to take Coral's place and was eliminated by Evelyn.
  • The Veterans beat out the Rookies in the final challenge, but were disqualified after Eric collapsed and was sent to the hospital midway through the final race. Host T.J. Lavin explained that a team would only win the "Army Strong" final challenge if each player was present at the end. Therefore, the Rookies won the "Army Strong" final challenge by default.

Gauntlet Progress

Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/9 Finale
Frank SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Jillian SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE ELIM WIN ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Johanna SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Nehemiah SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM WIN WIN WINNER
Rachel SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Adam WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM LOSER
Brad WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
CT WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Diem WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Evan WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN ELIM WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Evelyn WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN ELIM WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Kenny WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Paula WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN ELIM SAFE LOSER
Robin WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Eric WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOSER
Danny WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Katie WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN OUT
Ryan SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Casey WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN OUT
Coral WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN ELIM WIN WIN WIN QUIT
MJ SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Melinda SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Derek SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Beth WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Zach SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Janelle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Tyrie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE QUIT
Johnny WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN OUT
Brooke SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Tyler SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Angel SAFE SAFE OUT
Alex SAFE OUT
Competition
     The contestant's team won the final challenge by default.
     The contestant's team finished first in the final challenge, but was disqualified due to a missing team member.
     The contestant's team won the mission.
     The contestant was protected from the Gauntlet by the winning team.
     The contestant won the Gauntlet.
     The contestant lost the Gauntlet and was eliminated.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was removed from the competition due to illness.


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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