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Episode Recap: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 Semi’s and Finale

By |July 26th, 2017|

NBC moved the semi-finals to Sunday night as a two-hour special. However, as many of you know by now, the program turned out to be the news as NBC producers chose to let NASCAR complete the final lap. Hopefully this was no indication of things to come as I finally got to watch the replay on NBC.com.

Episode Recap – Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge: Season 2 Episode 6 Quarter-Finals

By |July 18th, 2017|

Cue lovely stringed music and…a promise that bonds will grow stronger between team members, brothers, teams, and families. So whose bonds proved victorious? In heat 1 we had Saddle Up, Mathletes, and Ninjas. Heat 2 had the Better Halves, Kid Courage, and Stunt Junkies. In honor of the bond I have with my son who is a physics and math major, I went with the Mathletes in Heat 1. For the bond I have with my own autistic youngest son, I went with Kid Courage in Heat 2.

Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge – Season 2 Episode 3

By |June 27th, 2017|

Three things drove my interest in tonight’s episode. First, I started friending and following participants on FB. So now, rather than picking them randomly like I do in March Madness, I know a bit more about them. Second, I identify with some of them, especially team Kid Courage. As the father of two autistic sons, I get the struggle. But is it a driver to succeed?

Episode Recap – Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 Episode 2

By |June 20th, 2017|

Our hosts wondered aloud if there were demons in this race. Perhaps not. But there were quite a few near-death experiences to help drive a few competitors to some very strong showing. Yet one girl from the Wall Street Warriors said, “You have to sacrifice everything for one another to win.” Personal sacrifice may make you a lot of money in the Manhattan Financial District, but teamwork makes you a winner on SUTC, demons or not.

American Ninja Warrior and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge begin June 12

By |March 21st, 2017|

Today both American Ninja Warrior Season 9 and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 were announced for June 12. It will be a busy night for obstacle fans on NBC with both shows debuting on the same night. Today teams for the Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge began to be announced on social media including the defending champs - The Comeback Kids

Casting Open for Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

By |January 13th, 2017|

In the last few weeks, whispers have circled the OCR world about season 2 of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge. Some athletes who participated in the first season had begun receiving calls in recent weeks. The production crew hinting at a second season. Today, it was brought to Mud Run Guide's attention that a casting website is now live with a submission deadline of February 15, 2017.

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Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Coming to Denmark’s Kanal 5

By |December 8th, 2016|

Yesterday Variety broke the news that NBCUniversal International Formats has sold “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” to Denmark’s Kanal 5 after launching sales at Mipcom. The Danish version of the show will be produced by Nordisk Denmark and will be the first international adaptation of the NBC reality show.

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Inside the Episode: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Finale

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Last night the Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge season finale aired on NBC pitting the six top teams from the qualifying rounds against each other in the two-hour finale. The teams squared off to see who would take home the $250,000 prize purse. The finals brought in a few new obstacles to challenge the competitors including a 16-foot wall and the dreaded tire swing.

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Spartan Takes Over the Airwaves…With Three Shows this Week

By |July 20th, 2016|

Spartan Race is taking over the airwaves this week with a new Spartan Strong episode released yesterday, the premiere of season 3 of the US Championships Series as a part of the Road to Tahoe tonight on NBC Sports, and finally tomorrow night the series finale of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC. It's a busy week for Spartans!

Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Prepares for Thursday Finals

By |July 19th, 2016|

As the “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” season concludes with the two-hour Thursday, July 21 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), the winning teams from past episodes will race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised. The longer course and more challenging obstacles will put the teams through their toughest race yet as they push through the pain to win the $250,000 grand prize.

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