Wes Bergmann
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: Austin
Born November 24, 1984 (1984-11-24) (age 34)
Hometown Leawood, Kansas
Challenge Career
Seasons Fresh Meat (final)
The Duel (won)
The Ruins
Fresh Meat II
Rivals (final)
Battle of the Exes
Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Rivals II (won)
Battle of the Exes II
Rivals III
Challenge Wins 13
Eliminations 19 (13 wins, 6 losses)
Money Won $248,000
Spinoffs Spring Break Challenge
Champs vs. Pros (final)
Champs vs. Stars (2017)
Champs vs. Stars (2018) (final)
Challenge Wins 13
Eliminations 5 (5 wins)
Money Raised $9,200
Social Media
Twitter WestonBergmann
Instagram westonbergmann


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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!

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?

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...

When Team Austin's Danny and Melinda 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?

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...

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.

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.

Fresh Meat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Stuck On Me CaseyFMIcon
2 Bush Whacked EXILE
3 Hang On EXILE
4 Jail Break EXILE
5 Climber's Paradise EXILE
6 Rollin' in Oats EXILE
7 Crossed Paths EXILE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak EXILE
9 Swimming With Sharks SAFE
10 Human Ox Pull SAFE
11 Batten Down the Hatches EXILE
12 Jump Down Under EXILE
13 Deep Blue SAFE
14 Target Training SAFE
15 What a Croc SAFE
16 Miles of Exile THIRD

Money Won: $10,000

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
2 Beach Course CaseyFMIcon
DannyFMIcon EvelynFMIcon
Danny & Evelyn
4 Forest Course MelindaFMIcon RyanFMIcon
Melinda & Ryan
6 Cliffside Course JohannaFMIcon JesseFMIcon
Johanna & Jesse
8 Forest Course TonyaFMIcon JohnnieFMIcon
Tonya & Johnnie
12 Cliffside Course ShaneFMIcon LinetteFMIcon
Shane & Linette

The Duel

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Reaching Out N/A SAFE
2/3 Ring Toss SAFE
3 Pass With Care Svetlana SAFE
4 Roller Derby N/A SAFE
5 Push Over SAFE
6 Flying Leap SAFE
7 Throwback Svetlana SAFE
8 Rafty Race N/A SAFE
9 Pole Dance Team CT DUEL
10 Dine-N-Dash N/A
11 Stacking Stairs Svetlana SAFE
12 Ice Breakers N/A SAFE
13 Sunken Treasure Svetlana WIN
14 Around the Block N/A SAFE
15 Paddle Me Svetlana WIN
16 The Rio Deal N/A WINNER

Money Won: $150,000


  • Wes did not participate in the "Dine-N-Dash" challenge in due to an uneven number of contestants on the two teams.

Elimination History

Episode Duel Opponent Result
9 Pole Wrestle DerrickDuelIcon

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Champions RUINS
2 Swing On By RUINS
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge SAFE
5 Block Party OUT

Elimination History

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
1 Shoots and Ladders WIN
2 Shadowfighter WIN
5 Spool OUT

Fresh Meat II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Dirty Mouth SAFE
2 I'll Be There For You SAFE
3 Water Logged SAFE
4 King of the Wall SAFE
5 Drop Out SAFE
6 Turn Style SAFE
7 Airheads OUT

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
7 Lost and Found OUT


Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive SAFE
2 Car Crusher JUNGLE
3 Sync or Swim SAFE
4 Hammock Crawl JUNGLE
5 Against the Current SAFE
6 Catch and Release WIN
7 Sawed Off SAFE
8/9 Bombs Away SAFE
9/10 Final Challenge SECOND

Money Won: $25,000

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
2 Blast Off WIN
4 Going Up WIN

Battle of the Exes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Give Me Some Honey DOME
2 Hook Up OUT

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
1 X Knocks the Spot WIN
2 X Battle OUT

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Don't Cross Me OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
1 Hall Brawl OUT

Rivals II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Game of Inches SAFE
2 XXX Games SAFE
3 Mind Over Splatter SAFE
4 Stumped SAFE
5 Frog Smash WIN
6 Frenemies SAFE
7 Blind Leading the Blind SAFE
8 Swingers WIN
9 Rampage WIN
10/11 Color Correction N/A
11/12 Dream Island WINNER
Nightmare Island

Money Won: $63,000

Battle of the Exes II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 I Got You Babe WIN
2 Rounding the Bases SAFE
3 On Again, Off Again SAFE
4 The Brush Off SAFE
5 Open Arms WIN
6/7 Don't Forget About Me WIN
7 Are You the One? SAFE
8 Speed Dating SAFE
9/10 Wrecking Ball OUT

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
9/10 Hall Brawl OUT

Rivals III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1/2 Give Me Some Slack SAFE
3 Dirty Laundry SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb SAFE
6 Laps of Judgement SAFE
7 Road to Nowhere SAFE
8/9 Up All Night JUNGLE
10/11 Take It to the Grave SAFE
11 Catch and Release JUNGLE
12 Bridging the Gap OUT

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
9 Hear Me Out WIN
11 Shattered Dreams WIN
12 Tunnel Vision OUT

Champs vs. Pros

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Against the Ropes Champs SAFE
2 Tailgate BBQ ARENA
3/4 Out of Bounds SAFE
4 Keep Your Eye on the Prize ARENA
5 Over the Line ARENA
6 No Guts, No Glory SAFE
Final Challenge THIRD

Money Raised: $1,000

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
2 Blindsided WIN
4 Ice Bath WIN
5 Going the Distance WIN

Champs vs. Stars (2017)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tow Truck Champs SAFE
2/3 Parkour the Course SAFE
3/4 Slam Ball ARENA
4 Push Ball SAFE
5 Jumbo Foosball WIN
6 Flag Pole SAFE
7/8 Sink or Swim OUT

Money Raised: $5,000

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
3/4 Ground Control WIN

Champs vs. Stars (2018)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Stair Down Blue Team SAFE
2 Over the Edge SAFE
3 Release the Rainbow SAFE
4 Face Off SAFE
5 Jumbo Table Hockey ARENA
6 Cross Fire SAFE
7/8 Go Deep SAFE
8 Spot On SAFE
9/10 Text Tile SAFE
10 Bankroll THIRD

Money Raised: $3,200

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
5 Popping Tags WIN



  • Wes holds the record for most elimination wins, with 13.
  • Wes holds the record for most elimination rounds participated in, with 19.
  • Wes, Casey Cooper, and Sarah Greyson share the record for most elimination wins in a single Challenge season, with five each.
  • Wes holds the record for most consecutive elimination wins by a male, with eight.
  • Wes is the only cast member to compete on every Challenge spin-off.
Fresh Meat Cast Members
DarrellFMIcon AvivFMIcon
TinaFMIcon KennyFMIcon
WesFMIcon CaseyFMIcon
Wes & Casey
DerrickFMIcon DiemFMIcon
TheoFMIcon ChandaFMIcon
ShaneFMIcon LinetteFMIcon
CoralFMIcon EvanFMIcon
KatieFMIcon EricFMIcon
TonyaFMIcon JohnnieFMIcon
JohannaFMIcon JesseFMIcon
MelindaFMIcon RyanFMIcon
DannyFMIcon EvelynFMIcon
Medically Removed
The Duel Cast Members
Fresh Meat II Cast Members
LandonFM2Icon CarleyFM2Icon
KennyFM2Icon LaurelFM2Icon
JillianFM2Icon PeteFM2Icon
JennFM2Icon NoorFM2Icon
RyanFM2Icon TheresaFM2Icon
EvelynFM2Icon LukeFM2Icon
WesFM2Icon MandiFM2Icon
Wes & Mandi
CJFM2Icon SydneyFM2Icon
DannyFM2Icon SandyFM2Icon
KatelynnFM2Icon BrandonFM2Icon
PaulaFM2Icon JeffFM2Icon
SarahFM2Icon VinnyFM2Icon
DarrellFM2Icon CaraMariaFM2Icon
Fourth Place
Rivals Cast Members
JohnnyRivalsIcon TylerRivalsIcon
EvelynRivalsIcon PaulaRivalsIcon
KennyRivalsIcon WesRivalsIcon
Kenny & Wes
CaraMariaRivalsIcon LaurelRivalsIcon
LeroyRivalsIcon MichaelRivalsIcon
JennRivalsIcon MandiRivalsIcon
AdamKRivalsIcon CTRivalsIcon
JasmineRivalsIcon JonnaRivalsIcon
EvanRivalsIcon NehemiahRivalsIcon
KatelynnRivalsIcon SarahRivalsIcon
BrandonRivalsIcon TyRivalsIcon
CamilaRivalsIcon TheresaRivalsIcon
DavisRivalsIcon TyrieRivalsIcon
AneesaRivalsIcon RobinRivalsIcon
Finalist (Disqualified)
Battle of the Exes Cast Members
JohnnyExesIcon CamilaExesIcon
CTExesIcon DiemExesIcon
TyExesIcon EmilyExesIcon
MarkExesIcon RobinExesIcon
DunbarExesIcon PaulaExesIcon
AneesaExesIcon RachelExesIcon
AbramExesIcon CaraMariaExesIcon
TyrieExesIcon JasmineExesIcon
LeroyExesIcon NaomiExesIcon
DustinExesIcon HeatherExesIcon
WesExesIcon MandiExesIcon
Wes & Mandi
VinnyExesIcon SarahExesIcon
NateExesIcon PriscillaExesIcon
Medically Removed
Rivals II Cast Members
CTRivals2Icon WesRivals2Icon
CT & Wes
EmilyRivals2Icon PaulaRivals2Icon
FrankRivals2Icon JohnnyRivals2Icon
CaraMariaExesIcon CookeRivals2Icon
JordanRivals2Icon MarlonRivals2Icon
CamilaRivals2Icon JemmyeRivals2Icon
AneesaRivals2Icon DiemRivals2Icon
KnightRivals2Icon PrestonRivals2Icon
JonnaRivals2Icon NanyRivals2Icon
LeroyRivals2Icon TyRivals2Icon
JasmineRivals2Icon TheresaRivals2Icon
TreyRivals2Icon ZachRivals2Icon
DerekRivals2Icon RobbRivals2Icon
SarahRivals2Icon TrishelleRivals2Icon
AnastasiaRivals2Icon JessicaRivals2Icon
DunbarRivals2Icon TyrieRivals2Icon
Third Place
Battle of the Exes II Cast Members
JordanExes2Icon SarahExes2Icon
LeroyExes2Icon TheresaExes2Icon
JayExes2Icon JennaExes2Icon
BananasExes2Icon NanyExes2Icon
ZachExes2Icon JonnaExes2Icon
JohnnyExes2Icon AvereyExes2Icon
AdamExes2Icon BrittanyExes2Icon
KnightExes2Icon JemmyeExes2Icon
JohnExes2Icon SimoneExes2Icon
CTExes2Icon DiemExes2Icon
ThomasExes2Icon HaileyExes2Icon
DustinExes2Icon JessicaExes2Icon
Finalist (Quit)
Medically Removed
Rivals III Cast Members
BananasRivals3Icon SarahRivals3Icon
VinceRivals3Icon JennaRivals3Icon
DevinRivals3Icon CheyenneRivals3Icon
DarioRivals3Icon NicoleRivals3Icon
WesRivals3Icon NanyRivals3Icon
Wes & Nany
NateRivals3Icon ChristinaRivals3Icon
CoryRivals3Icon AshleyRivals3Icon
JamieRivals3Icon KellyAnneRivals3Icon
TonyRivals3Icon CamilaRivals3Icon
NelsonRivals3Icon AmandaRivals3Icon
ThomasRivals3Icon SimoneRivals3Icon
JohnnyRivals3Icon JessicaRivals3Icon
BrandonRivals3Icon BrianaRivals3Icon
LeroyRivals3Icon AvereyRivals3Icon
Medically Removed
Champs vs. Pros Cast Members
CaraMariaCvPIcon DarrellCvPIcon
KamerionCvPIcon LindseyCvPIcon
CamilaCvPIcon WesCvPIcon
Camila & Wes
Eliminated at Challenge
Champs vs. Stars (2017) Cast Members
Riff RaffCvSIcon
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed
Champs vs. Stars (2018) Cast Members
CTCvS2Icon TonyCvS2Icon
CasperCvS2Icon LouiseCvS2Icon
DanielCvS2Icon WesCvS2Icon
Daniel & Wes
DrakeCvS2Icon KailahCvS2Icon
LilMamaCvS2Icon ToriCvS2Icon
BrookeCvS2Icon ShaneCvS2Icon
JozeaCvS2Icon SelitaCvS2Icon
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed