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Forty men and women have come to Hollywood with one goal: to take on the next generation of American Gladiators for a shot at $100,000.

Recaps by Joe Mello, GSNN


FACT FILE:
Hosts: Hulk Hogan & Laila Ali
Gladiators: Gina Carano (Crush), Monica Carlson (Jet), Alex Castro (Militia), Robin Coleman (Hellga), Evan Dollard (Rocket), Breaux Greer (Hurricane), Beth Horn (Venom), Mike O'Hearn (Titan), Tanoai Reed (Toa), Justice Smith (Justice), Erin Toughill (Steel), Corinne van Ryck de Groot (Panther), Valerie Waugaman (Siren), Jennifer Widerstrom (Phoenix), Xin Wuku (Zen), Don "Hollywood" Yates (Wolf)
Referee: Al Kaplon
Announcer: Van Earl Wright
Creators: Johnny Ferraro & Dan Carr
EP: Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops, Johnny C. Ferraro, J. Rupert Thompson
Origin: Gladiator Arena, LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles
Packager: Reveille, Room 403 Productions, MGM
Website: nbc.com/gladiators

 

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Preliminaries 7: The Biggest Loser... Sort of
June 30

This week, we have four new contenders.  What we donít have is the nearly 300 pounds they lost in the quest for health and pride.  These losers are already winners, but only two can continue in the quest for $100,000 and a new car.

Sean Hetherington
5í9Ē 270 169 lbs
Bartender
Personal Trainer

James Ruggiero
6í1Ē, 273 216 lbs.
English Teacher

These slim dudes start with Powerball, starring Hurricane, Titan, and Wolf.  Sean is able to strike first, but James absolutely JACKS UP Wolf for a center goal.  He wins 2-1 but gets the bonus of laying the smack down.

Jessica Garcia
4í11Ē 155 106 lbs
Cheerleading Coach

Patti Franklin
5í4Ē 175 125 lbs
Nurse

The women will lead with Joust, and if itís Joust, it must be Crush.  She seemsÖ unenthused with Jessica, letting her off with just a draw, but digs in against Patti for the full out win.  Jess, quite possibly be virtue of whim, starts with the 5-0 lead.

We continue with the Joust, but this time the men are going.  They will be facing Toa.  Sean is no match, but James is able to go toe-to-toe and get Toa off for the rare contender win.  Weíre only a third of the way in, but itís looking bad for Sean, seeing a 12-1 deficit.

Back to the women we go and Hit and Run.  Our four swingers are Jet, Hellga, Siren, and Venom.  Patti cautiously makes her way through 4 runs and is able to stay dry.  Jessica is able to tie, but Jet puts her down with 13 seconds left.  What could have been means nothing, but Jess still has a 13-8 lead.

Round 3 for the men is Hang Tough, and if itís Hang Tough, it must be Wolf.  (By the way, go watch Hellboy II.)   Sean gets caught quickly and is thrown down soon enough.  However, James is able to take down Wolf again and breezes to another win with 27+ seconds to spare.  His lead nearly doubles to 22-1.

Now itís time for Womenís Rocket Ball.  On the defense will be Phoenix and our newest Gladiator, Panther (C-Note: if she looks familiar, it's because she was one of the winners of "Next Action Star"... nice career move, eh).  Jessica is able to hand-fakes her way to 4 points, while Patti gets up close and personal with Panther.  Sheís able to get 1, but the lead is now 17-9.

As for the other events, itís still been The James Show.  Thanks to some dipsey-doo dunkaroo, he wins Rocket Ball 9-4.  However, Titan made a guest appearance in Earthquake to shut out both contenders.

Itís time for Snapback.  James gets Toa and Sean, Hurricane.  In a shocking turn of events, Toa is knocked off-balance and falls of his blocks, allowing James to score another 10 points in less than 10 seconds.  He spends the rest of the time cheering on Sean, who despite his best efforts, ends up empty handed.  Itís been a bad night for Sean, but James becomes the first this year to break 40.

 

Power
Ball

Joust

Hang
Tough

Rocket
Ball

Earth-
quake

Snap-
back

Grand
Total

Sean

1

0

0

4

0

0

5

James

2

10

10

9

0

10

41

On the womenís side of things, itís been shutout city.  Steel does the job in Tilt and Crush and Siren did the same on Skytrack. 

With no change in score, we go back to Snapback.  Hellga and Phoenix will be doing the pulling.  Jessica stays just in the 4-point zone until just after the horn.  Patti is stuck with 2.

 

Joust

Hit &

Run

Rocket
Ball

Tilt

Sky-track

Snap-
back

Grand

Total

Jessica

5

8

4

0

0

4

21

Patti

0

8

1

0

0

2

11

Itís Eliminator time, and a 36-point lead pretty much seals the deal for James.  The 18 seconds of head start time only takes him to the middle of the cargo net, but the only real opponent was time.  94 seconds wasnít happening, but 2:07.5 is good enough for this total domination of a win.

MENíS LEADERBOARD

Jeff Davidson*

1:34

Mike Gamble*

1:58

Randee Haynes*

2:06

James Ruggiero*

2:07

Brick Reilly

2:10

Tony Tolbert

2:55

Could Brick Reilly, our only other real start-to-finish dominating performer, get bumped?  We shall see in the coming weeks.

On the womenís side, the lead is only 10 for Patti, which means only a 5-second head start and a much more intriguing race.  She gets out of the blocks slow and Patti is able to catch up underwater.  Patti takes a slight lead but has issues with the rope swing, and her new deficit is made up after Jessica falls off the handbike.  It all comes down to the Travellator.  Jessica is able to get up the rope but canít get over.  Patti is able to lodge herself, but inches her but over the belt and into victory in a flat 4:32.

WOMENíS LEADERBOARD

Ally Davidson*

2:08

Tiffaney Florentine*

2:57

Abbe Dorn*

2:58

Lillian Thomassen*

3:08

Vanessa Warren

3:36

Rochelle Gilken

3:48

It was a good fight, but Pattiís run was about 45 seconds too long to get her to the next level.

Next week, itís a battle of young vs. old, plus more new.