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Fresh Meat II is the 19th season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge. The season is directly subsequent to The Ruins. Fresh Meat II marked the 2nd time in which the show was renamed (1st time in season 2), no longer using Real World/Road Rules as the main title, but simply The Challenge (though host T. J. Lavin used "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on the first episode in speaking to the contestants).

Fresh Meat II is the sequel to the show's 12th season, Fresh Meat. Continuing with the precursor's advent of original contestants, Fresh Meat II also introduced a slew of previously unknown contestants who had never appeared on either The Real World or Road Rules.

Filmed in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Fresh Meat II featured two-player teams; each team had an alumnus of The Real World, Road Rules, or the original Fresh Meat, partnered with a newcomer of the opposite gender to The Challenge (collectively known as the new "Fresh Meat").

A "Meet the Meat" special premiered on March 31, 2010. The season premiered on April 7, 2010, and concluded on June 9, 2010, with the reunion show.


Fresh Meat II follows the same format as the original Fresh Meat season, with the following difference: Teams do not participate in a follow-up challenge prior to the Exile elimination. Therefore, the teams that are selected for Exile do not have a chance to win a pardon and replace themselves with a non-winning team from the previous mission, as was the case in original Fresh Meat.


Host: T. J. Lavin

Alumni Original season Fresh Meat Partner Age Hometown Finish
Landon Lueck RW: Philadelphia Carley Johnson 25 Las Vegas, NV Winners
Kenny Santucci Fresh Meat Laurel Stucky 24 Detroit, MI 2nd Place
Jillian Zoboroski RR: X-Treme Pete Connolly 21 Wellesley, MA 3rd Place
Jenn Grijalva RW: Denver Noor Jehangir 24 Austin, TX 4th Place
Ryan Kehoe Fresh Meat Theresa Gonzalez 24 Milwaukee, WI Episode 9/10
Evelyn Smith Fresh Meat Luke Wolfe 22 Eugene, OR Episode 8/9
Wes Bergmann RW: Austin Mandi Moyer 21 Portland, OR Episode 7
Christian "CJ" Koegel RW: Cancun Sydney Walker 21 Washington, D.C. Episode 6
Danny Jamieson RW: Austin Sandy Kang 22 Tacoma, WA Episode 5
Katelynn Cusanelli RW: Brooklyn Brandon Nelson 25 Jacksonville, AR Episode 4
Paula Meronek RW: Key West Jeff Barr 25 Dallas, TX Episode 3
Sarah Rice RW: Brooklyn Vinny Foti 25 Boston, MA Episode 2
Darrell Taylor RR: Campus Crawl Cara Maria Sorbello 23 Methuen, MA Episode 1

Team SelectionsEdit

Each of the 13 Fresh Meat II cast members participated in a multi-challenge obstacle course, testing their strength, stamina, and mental ability. The alumni used the stats from each player's obstacle course performance to determine their partner.

Pick # Alumni Draft Pick Gender Team
1 Darrell Taylor Cara Maria Sorbello Female Darrell & Cara Maria
2 Jenn Grijalva Noor Jehangir Male Jenn & Noor
3 Kenny Santucci Laurel Stucky Female Kenny & Laurel
4 Danny Jamieson Sandy Kang Female Danny & Sandy
5 Wes Bergmann Mandi Moyer Female Wes & Mandi
6 Ryan Kehoe Theresa Gonzalez Female Ryan & Theresa
7 CJ Koegel Sydney Walker Female CJ & Sydney
8 Landon Lueck Carley Johnson Female Landon & Carley
9 Paula Meronek Jeff Barr Male Paula & Jeff
10 Sarah Rice Vinny Foti Male Sarah & Vinny
11 Jillian Zoboroski Pete Connolly Male Jillian & Pete
12 Katelynn Cusanelli Brandon Drake Nelson Male Katelynn & Brandon
13 Evelyn Smith Luke Wolfe Male Evelyn & Luke