Wes is the kind of guy you love to hate. He takes pride in projecting himself as an obnoxious, super-competitive jock, but he is also bright and entrepreneurial. He spent most of his time in Austin
breaking furniture, trying to make Johanna
jealous. His temper made it's most memorable appearance their last night in the house, when he berated Rachel
after she leaked he and Wren's secret hook up. In the end, he won the heart of his Austin roommie, Johanna, and they head down unda' as a couple. Will we see his fiery temper in Australia?
Wes is the kind of guy you love to hate. He takes pride in projecting himself as an obnoxious, super-competitive jock, but he is also bright and entrepreneurial. His temper made a memorable appearance in Austin
when roommate Rachel
leaked his secret hookup. During Fresh Meat
, Wes lashed out at his non-athletic teammate Casey
during every mission, but his harsh and demeaning motivation propelled them to the final mission. This irritable guy has a soft spot and after a fight with girlfriend Johanna
during Fresh Meat
, Wes promised to work on his temper -- or at least promised not to unleash it on her. Will his fiery disposition get him to the final mission in Brazil?
Since winning The Duel
, Wes has put his record breaking prize of $150,000 to good use, going back to school and double majoring in marketing and entrepreneurial management. Another big change for Wes has been the end of his engagement to fellow Challenge vet, Johanna
. But that hasn't made Wes give up on love, as he comes to The Ruins
with a surprising new girlfriend -- KellyAnne
! Emotional, yet insensitive; conniving, but judgmental; heartfelt, while insulting, Wes is the man that everyone loves to hate. It's no different as Wes arrives in Thailand to find that he instantly has enemies
on his own team ready to take him out of the game! However, you don't want to mess with this fearless competitor -- if you come at him, he'll come right back at you, even harder!
Fresh Meat II
Last seen on The Ruins
where he defied an entire house that hated him, the controversial and abrasive Wes returns on Fresh Meat II
, hoping for a smoother ride. But don't expect this diabolical puppet master to play nice. Known for making enemies and charming the ladies with his bad-boy appeal, Wes is also a fearsome competitor with multiple wins under his belt. Love him or hate him, the one thing you can guarantee is that there is never a dull moment when Wes is around!
A former Real World: Austin
housemate and self-proclaimed "Challenge addict," Wes loves reminding everyone that he won the biggest cash prize in Challenge history for his victory on The Duel
. Despite humiliating back-to-back defeats in the The Ruins
and Fresh Meat II
, Wes returns with his mega-sized ego intact, and his determination to win stronger than ever. But this time around, he'll be paired with his greatest enemy
. Wes is less than thrilled, "He is one of the dumbest individuals I've ever met." Will former champion Wes pull it together and work with his nemesis to win another Challenge? Or will this alpha-dog head home with his tail between his legs?
Battle of the Exes
Wes picked Mandi
as his partner on Fresh Meat II
despite having reservations about her ability to compete. But Mandi held her own over the course of the season and even outlasted Wes during the Exile elimination. The two began hooking up on Rivals
, but Wes admittedly messed things up with Mandi afterwards, confessing, "We were about to be boyfriend and girlfriend, and I just kind of dropped the ball because my business took off and I got so stressed." However, Mandi didn't just sit around waiting for her redheaded man. She explains, "I made a big move to St. Louis and I'm living with my new boyfriend." Now that Mandi is taken, will Wes be able to move on from his feelings? A love-struck Wes confesses, "If I had to choose between winning the prize money or winning Mandi back, I would have to say Mandi." Only time will tell if Wes comes out a winner...
Battle of the Seasons (2012)
When Team Austin's Danny
met on their season
it was love at first sight. They began dating and quickly captured the hearts of fans everywhere, who were mesmerized by their storybook romance. After their show ended, Danny proposed to Melinda and the two sweethearts tied the knot into wedded bliss. But nothing lasts forever... After a short time their fairy-tale ending came crashing down and the couple divorced. Now reunited and on the same team after three years apart, will Danny and Melinda be able to work together to win money? Melinda admits, "The whole Danny and Melinda relationship thing, I'm over it. But put $250,000 in front of anybody and you can definitely become friends with your ex." Rounding out Team Austin are Challenge newbie Lacey
and elite veteran Wes, the game's notorious political mastermind. But how will Wes fare on a team with two divorcees and a rookie? Wes fears, "In my team it's difficult to say whether I'm a leader... or the glue. Danny and Melinda will never be fully over each other, and I don't know what to expect out of Lacey athletically." Wes' true incentive comes in the form of record-breaking game stats, as he brags, "When my team wins this Challenge, I will go down in history as being the person who has won more money from MTV than anybody else." Can Wes guide his team to victory? Or will Austin's complicated past ruin their chance of taking home the prize?
Wes and CT
have one of the most infamous rivalries in Challenge history. Their tumultuous past dates all the way back to The Duel
, and most recently flared up on Rivals
when Wes tried to take CT out of the game. "I'm paired with someone who's threatened my family's life, who I've gotten in screaming matches with in four or five different countries, that I legitimately am scared of," Wes explains. However, these two savvy players understand they'll need to keep the peace in order to bring home a win. CT promises, "We may not be the best of friends now, and we may not be the best of friends in the end, but we both want to win. We're gonna give everyone a run for their money." Ever the bad-boy Romeo, CT ends up romancing his ex, Diem
, but also cozies up to several other girls
in the house for political purposes. Wes may finally have a pit bull for a partner, but can he keep him on his leash? Or will CT's impulsive personality send this power team packing?
Battle of the Exes II
Political mastermind Wes met a young and naïve Theresa
on Fresh Meat II
, where they had a hot make-out session on the pool table. However, their relationship took a turn when Wes failed to pursue Theresa once their show ended. Wes claims, "She got hurt by the fact that I didn't want to be in any sort of relationship after we had a crush on each other." On Rivals II
, a jealous Wes took note of Theresa's hookup with Leroy
, driving a wedge between these formidable veterans. After losing in the final elimination round on Free Agents
, Theresa worries that her animosity towards Wes might stand in her way, "Wes and I do not get along whatsoever. We actually despise one another." Will Wes and Theresa finally be able to bury the hatchet and work together to make it to the Final? Or will their lover's quarrel cost them their chance for a win?
Calculating political mastermind Wes has always been on the opposite side of the battlefield from the explosive and emotional Nany
. Wes explains, "We have programmed ourselves to work against each other. When we see each other, we still see enemies." Whether it was due to alliances or old romances, these two have never seen eye to eye! Nany worries about Wes's control freak nature, "Wes needs to understand that I'm not gonna just roll over. He thinks he's like the Godfather of the Challenge." Can these two longtime enemies bury the hatchet and move on from all of the past badmouthing? Don't count on it...
Champs vs. Stars (2017)
Known for his cunning strategy and his ever-evolving alliances, Wes Bergmann is back after making it to the final in Champs vs. Pros
, but falling short of taking home a victory. Although Bergmann has two Champ titles under his belt, he hasn't won since he was partnered with longtime nemesis CT
on Rivals II
. Never afraid to speak his mind and plot with players all on sides, Bergmann prides himself on out-smarting his opponents in order for the game to go his way. The Stars
better beware of this masterful manipulator.
Champs vs. Stars (2018)
It is hard to think of a player in Challenge history that this self-proclaimed "Master Manipulator" has not tried to make a deal with. And after a devastating loss on the last Champs vs. Stars
in a challenge he should have excelled at, Wes is back again, ready to show that he is bigger, stronger, and more cunning than ever. With two Challenge titles under his belt, Wes hasn't seen a big win since Rivals II
, and he is ready to change that statistic. He has also built a solid friendship with Louise
since their appearance together on Champs vs. Pros
, so look for Wes to use this alliance to his full advantage in this game. The charity he'll be playing for is 36 Degrees North.
War of the Worlds
Wes has come a long way since The Real World: Austin
and has established himself as a Challenge legend. After a four-season hiatus, this newly married entrepreneur makes his return as one of the strongest competitors the game has seen, having won two seasons and boasting an impressive 13 elimination wins. Wes has gained a reputation as a fearless competitor with a well-calculated social game, but will he be able to adapt to the new Challenge gameplay after being gone for four seasons? His longstanding rivalry with Bananas
has especially impacted both of their games in previous seasons, and with neither one willing to let bygones be bygones, it is sure to put the "war" in The Challenge: War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds 2
Wes has made a name for himself as a political mastermind, orchestrating countless alliances and schemes en route to becoming one of the game's most dominant competitors. Of course, all his wheeling and dealing has gained him some major baggage as fellow Challengers have grown wise to Wes's manipulative ways. In particular, Wes's nemesis Bananas
has sought to stay one step ahead of his rival at every opportunity, forcing Wes to step up his own game. With so many of his fellow competitors wary of his plotting, will Wes have to find a new strategy, or can he rally his fellow Americans to his side and maneuver his way to yet another Final?
The true master manipulator of The Challenge
, Wes has earned a reputation for singlehandedly dominating the politics on nearly every season he's played. Of course, his devious ways have earned him plenty of enemies, as well, first and foremost Johnny Bananas
. The pair's epic rivalry has seen each of them reshape their game to gain the advantage only to see the other snatch it right back. Of course, this laser-focused feud has, at times, impeded their overall success, as Wes learned the hard way, falling victim to a blindside on War of the Worlds 2
. With redemption at stake, will Wes be able to strategize a plan that can send him back to the winner's circle?
The ultimate "sly fox," Wes enters this season with a truly outsized -- and well-earned -- reputation for his cunning political game. In particular, the two-time champ is known for two things: deal-making and befriending rookies. This Kansas City, MO, entrepreneur is also not one to shy away from big moves and seizing command of the game. For all of his political masterminding, Wes hasn't taken home a Challenge win in many seasons, and he may need to rethink his strategy this time around If he wants to bring home the prize to his wife Amanda and their dog Bootstrap. Unfortunately, with a reputation like his, winning may be hard to do, as he is almost certainly guaranteed to come in with a target on his back.