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Ryan Knight
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Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: New Orleans (2010)
Born June 18, 1986
Died November 27, 2014 (aged 28)
Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Challenge Career
Seasons Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Rivals II
Battle of the Exes II
Challenge Wins 1
Eliminations 4 (1 win, 3 losses)
Social Media
Twitter Knight_MTV
Instagram knight_mtv

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Three years removed from a Real World experience laced with drama, Team New Orleans arrives in Turkey with some serious excess baggage. Knight and Jemmye may have found love in NOLA, but their relationship recently ended when Knight cheated on Jemmye with his ex-girlfriend. Even more than winning The Challenge, Knight hopes to win back Jemmye's heart and convince her he's a changed man, "She's playing hard to get, but I'm persistent." Knight will also have to set aside his differences with Preston, who is far more at home on the dance floor than the playing field. "It's not like I ever was doing sports or anything. I think for me, my personal challenge is going to be to keep my heart in it," Preston notes. Hoping to prove she's more than just her stunning good looks, McKenzie rounds out the team, explaining, "I want to show everyone that I am a little angel, but I can also be as intense as they are." Can New Orleans put their issues on the back burner for the sake of competition? Or will drama ruin their chance at victory?

Knight and Preston go together like gym socks and high heels, but that doesn't mean they aren't a force to be reckoned with. Surrounded by perfect physical specimens, Knight and Preston are constantly underestimated as competitors, but wouldn't want it any other way. Knight reveals, "People look at us and are like, 'Hey, we want to bring these guys to the Final.' What they don't know is Preston is a runner. Preston can run for days." Their rivalry dates back to their stint on The Real World: New Orleans. Preston recalls, "Knight and I have always had a very messy relationship. If Knight's opening his mouth, he's saying something offensive. I don't know how we're going to get along." Can Preston keep his heart in the game long enough to knock out a win? Or will Knight's mind games drive him away once and for all?

Rowdy Challenge vets Knight and Jemmye are better known for their party-hard antics than their athletic acumen. However, on this season on Battle of the Exes II, these unpredictable underdogs will have to find a way to work together if they hope to stay in the game. Jemmye is determined to take home a win, but stresses, "I have no game plan for working with Knight. We can't even get along as friends. I don't know what to expect from us as partners." Knight seems more interested in pushing Jemmye's buttons than winning the prize money, "I know how to get under her skin very well. Sometimes I go a little too far with it, but that's who I am at times, a habitual line crosser." Will this dysfunctional duo be able to overcome their mutual contempt and make it to the Finals? Or will their sharp-tongued bickering send them spiraling into their old pitfalls?

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Don't Cross Me SAFE
2 Oil Change SAFE
3 Hook, Line and Sinker SAFE
4/5 Don't Weigh Me Down SAFE
5 Chairman of the Board SAFE
6 Insane Games WIN
7 Logged Out OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
7 Water Torture OUT

Rivals II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Game of Inches SAFE
2 XXX Games SAFE
3 Mind Over Splatter JUNGLE
4 Stumped SAFE
5 Frog Smash SAFE
6 Frenemies SAFE
7 Blind Leading the Blind SAFE
8 Swingers SAFE
9 Rampage OUT

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
3 Snapper WIN
9 Breaking on Through OUT

Battle of the Exes II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 I Got You Babe SAFE
2 Rounding the Bases SAFE
3 On Again, Off Again SAFE
4 The Brush Off OUT

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
4 Breaking Up OUT

Battle of the Ex-iled

Episode Ex-ile Partner Opponents Result
4 N/A N/A OUT

Notes:

  • Knight & Jemmye were unable to participate in Ex-ile due to Knight dislocating his shoulder following the "Breaking Up" Dome.

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