He came, he saw, he was – this close – to conquering “The Titan Games.”
Washington State University student Bridger Buckley put up a good fight all the way until the end, making it to the finals of the competition that creator, actor and professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called “the most insane athletic competition ever devised,” but he was ultimately eliminated.
In the final episode, which aired Thursday on NBC, Buckley faced off against truck driver James Jean-Louis in a challenge called Uprising, which involved competitors wearing a harness connected to a rope that was connected to an anvil.
As the competitors ran forward, they lifted the anvil and broke through five sets of concrete barriers that lined a 30-foot tower.
Both Buckley and Jean-Louis broke through the first two sets of barriers with ease, but Jean-Louis was ultimately able to break through the final sets of barriers faster, pulling the victory chain and securing his spot in the final challenge.
Jean-Louis would go on to be named the male titan over attorney and professional MMA fighter Derik Scott, while metabolic technician Charity Witt defeated swim coach Jackie Wood to be crowned the female titan. Both Witt and Jean-Louis won $100,000.
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