The fittest people in America have come together to face off in “The Titan Games,” a new physical competition hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on NBC. As executive producer, Johnson created feats of strength inspired by the intense workouts he’s done to shape himself. At 8 p.m. every Thursday, men and women face off in intense physical challenges and obstacles that push their strength, agility and endurance to the limit.
In addition to one-off contests, such as breaking down wooden doors using 350-pound mallets, there’s a crazy-hard obstacle course called Mount Olympus, which involves toppling a 1,000-pound wall and pushing 450-pound gates up a steep incline. The winner of each match (one man and one woman) is crowned a Titan.
In this bracket-style tournament, the Titans return to face each other in the end for an ultimate showdown for the chance to win $100,000. More than 100,000 people auditioned for only 64 spots.
Meet five local competitors who were strong enough to make the cut.