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The Titan Games recap: Eastern Region lights up with two new stars

An unlikely champion had everyone smiling.

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With the Central and West Regions done, that just leaves the East! The Titan Games moved into the last leg of its competition before the championships. In this region, UFC Champion Tyron Woodley and Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarder Hannah Teter were the elite Titans.

But, that status didn’t last long. A country-loving, mullet-rocking school teacher and a US Army Registered Nurse had something to say about it. After five fierce games, they dominated in their first trips up Mount Olympus.

Here’s how it all went down!


The Titans:

  • UFC Champion Tyron Woodley
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarder Hannah Teter

Game one - Chain Linked

The challengers: Haley Johnson vs Cynthia Gauthier

The moment: It looked like Haley would lose her lead when she hesitated to jump to the last panels. Once she got over her fear, she still managed to overtake Cynthia’s progress.

The winner: Haley Johnson

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Game two - Nuts and Bolts

The challengers: Kareem Brinson vs Will Sutton

The moment: Will made an early attempt to tip his wall, allowing Kareem the time to strip more weight from his load. When both were at their ropes, Kareem had the leverage to win.

The winner: Kareem Brinson

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Game three - Kick Out

The challengers: Haley Johnson vs Cynthia Gauthier

The moment: Dwayne Johnson questioned if this was the fastest version of this challenge he’d ever seen after Haley stomped through the three pistons in record time. This bumped Cynthia out of the competition.

The winner: Haley Johnson

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Game four - Lunar Impact

The challengers: Kareem Brinson vs Will Sutton

The moment: Reading this will take longer than this challenge. Will blasted up the ladder and slammed Kareem off the platform in a blink. His quick moves forced a tie-breaker.

The winner: Will Sutton

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Game five - Herculean Pull - Tiebreaker

The challengers: Kareem Brinson vs Will Sutton

The moment: After a brief tug-of-war on the gold pole, Kareem lost his grip and tumbled to the mat. He tried to make it back before Will could haul the pole to his side, but the farmer was quick on the draw.

The winner: Will Sutton

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Mount Olympus

  • Hannah Teter vs Haley Johnson

The moment: The trouble started for Hannah when she struggled on the Box Flip, clearing the lead for Haley. Haley settled into a slow, but steady pace. By the time she reached the arena floor, it looked like she had this in the bag. Haley had no trouble with the Ball and Chain whereas Hannah wasn’t able to budge it. The elite Titan was unthroned.

The Titan: Haley Johnson

  • Tyron Woodley vs Will Sutton

The moment: In one of the season’s most pleasant surprises, the unlikely Will unleashed his secret superpowers, flying through Mount Olympus. You couldn’t help but smile for this jovial guy. He won with amble room to spare, taking the title for himself.

The Titan: Will Sutton

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Next episode:

  • Monday, July 20 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC
    East Region - Part two