In Real Life


In Real Life
In Real Life
Format Reality Competition
Created by Jonathan Finkelstein
Country of origin  Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 33
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Patel
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel YTV
Original airing March 4, 2009 – present
External links
Website

In Real Life (formerly known as In the Real World) is a Canadian reality show where eighteen young contestants aged 12–14 race across North America and compete in a series of real-life tasks, aimed to "discover the skills, strength, and stamina it takes to make it in real life."[1] The show is developed and produced by Apartment 11 Productions.[1] The show is hosted by Canadian comedienne and actress, Sabrina Jalees.

The first season of In Real Life was nominated for the Shaw Rocket Prize in 2010.[2] Sabrina Jalees was nominated as "Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series" in the 2009 Gemini Awards.[3] The show was nominated for "Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series" in the 2011 Gemini Awards.[4] In 2011, Mark Lawrence, the director of In Real Life was nominated for a Leo Award for "Best Direction in a Youth or Children's Program or Series".[5]

The first season was originally planned to premiere on February 4, 2009 as In the Real World but was delayed one month. The first season premiered on March 4, 2009. The second season premiered on October 4, 2010.[1] The third season of the series premiered on October 3, 2011.[6]

Contents

Overview

Each season of In Real Life features eighteen kids, aged 12-14, from across Canada competing throughout North America in various real life jobs. At the start of each season, the eighteen challengers are paired up into nine teams of two and given team colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Teal, Purple, Grey, and Brown (Seasons 1, 2), or Pink (Season 3-present)).

In each experience, the challengers compete in three (or more) tasks related to one job in the real world. Each experience also contains a hidden "Shield", which a team can find and use to protect themselves from elimination. The first team/challenger to cross the finish line at the end of each experiences is given the choice between two prizes: the "Big Reward" for instant gratification or the "Wrench" which will slow another team down in the next experience. The second team/challenger to cross the finish line receives whichever prize the first team turned down. The last team/challenger to cross the finish line is usually eliminated, unless they possess a "Shield" (and the second last team doesn't) or it is a non-elimination experience (Season 1).

When five teams remain in the competition, they will have the opportunity to split up and pair up with a new teammate. Towards the latter end of the competition, the teams are dissolved and the challengers will compete as solo competitiors.

In the very last experience, the winner will receive the title of "In Real Life Champion", college tuition money, and an all expense paid family vacation.

Season 1

Contestants

Contestants Team Colour (Episode 1-5) Team Colour (Episode 6-8) Episode 9-13 Status
Ruby-Rae Rogawski, 13, Langley, British Columbia Purple Team Purple Team Solo Winner
Maddison Hartloff, 13, Woodbridge, Ontario Yellow Team Yellow Team Runner-Up
Talon Leuchter, 14, Toronto, Ontario Eliminated 10th
Benjamin 'Ben' Moran, 14, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Purple Team Purple Team Eliminated 9th
Graeme Prendergast, 13, Victoria, British Columbia Brown Team Red Team Eliminated 8th
Aaron Langille, 14, Fort Ellis, Nova Scotia Red Team Eliminated 7th
Isiah Lee, 13, Toronto, Ontario Grey Team Grey Team Not In Competition Eliminated 6th
Jaicyea Smith, 13, Toronto, Ontario Red Team
Tyler Gourley, 14, Abbotsford, British Columbia Brown Team Brown Team Eliminated 5th
Landon Logie, 14, Mississauga, Ontario Grey Team
Jaiden Magnaye, 14, Mississauga, Ontario Orange Team Not In Competition Eliminated 4th
Paige Mann, 13, Beaver Dam, New Brunswick
Lilith Bentley, 13, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Blue Team Eliminated 3rd
Paul Best, 14, Ottawa, Ontario
Samantha 'Sammi' Campbell-Mymko, 12, Winnipeg, Manitoba Teal Team Eliminated 2nd
Madison Bugeja, 13, Barrie, Ontario
Jesse Cabral, 14, Barrie, Ontario Green Team Eliminated 1st
Carlisse Gomez, 13, Scarborough, Ontario
  • Ages at time of filming

Results

Contestant Team Colour (Week 1-5) Team Colour (Week 6-8) Position (by experience)
1 2 3 4 5 65 7 86 97 10 11 12 138
Ruby-Rae Purple Purple 2nd2 1st1» 2nd2 6th» 1st2 1st1» 1st2« 2nd»3 2nd2 1st1» 2nd2 2nd2» 1st»
Maddison Yellow Yellow 9th 4th« 3rd 3rd 3rd« 2nd2 3rd»3 1st1« 5th 4th 1st1 1st1 3 2nd«9
Talon 9th 4th« 3rd 3rd 3rd« 2nd2 3rd»3 1st1« 1st1 3 3rd 4th« 3rd«
Ben Purple Purple 2nd2 1st1» 2nd2 6th» 1st2 1st1» 1st2« 2nd»3 3rd 2nd2« 3rd»
Graeme Brown Red 4th 7th 6th 2nd2 4th» 3rd4« 2nd1 3rd 4th 5th
Aaron Red 3rd 3rd3 4th 1st1 2nd1 3rd4« 2nd1 3rd 6th
Isiah Grey Grey 8th 6th 5th« 4th« 5th 5th4 4th
Jaicyea Red 3rd 3rd3 4th 1st1 2nd1 5th4 4th
Tyler Brown Brown 4th 7th 6th 2nd2 4th» 4th4
Landon Grey 8th 6th 5th« 4th« 5th 4th4
Jaiden Orange Not In Competition 1st1 8th 7th 5th 6th
Paige 1st1 8th 7th 5th 6th
Paul Blue 6th 2nd2 1st1» 7th
Lilith 6th 2nd2 1st1» 7th
Madison Teal 5th 5th 8th
Samantha 5th 5th 8th
Jesse Green 7th 9th
Carlisse 7th 9th

^1 This contestant won the big reward
^2 This contestant won the wrench
^3 This contestant found the shield
^4 This contestant received a new team member. The original teams were:
Red Team: Aaron and Jaicyea
Grey Team: Landon and Isiah
Brown Team: Graeme and Tyler
^5 This experience allowed the remaining competitors to swap teams
^6 At the end of this experience, any shields that teams possessed were now out of play
^7 Beginning in this experience, all teams were dissolved and competitors competed alone
^8 Beginning in this experience, any shields that players possessed were now out of play

^9 Maddison quit towards the end of the final experience resulting in Ruby-Rae winning the competition.

Red means the contestant was eliminated.
Blue means the episode was a non-elimination episode, therefore the contestant was not eliminated.
Purple means the contestant used the shield to escape elimination.
Gold means the contestant won the competition.
Silver means the contestant was the runner up.
» represents the contestant who used the wrench, « represents the contestant who got delayed by it.

Episode Summary[7]

Episode 1: Auto Racing

Aired: Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
The series starts by composing each team at a racetrack located in Atlanta, Georgia. The teams must first answer their first clue: "Race to the colour of the flag that starts the race", which was green. All the teams got the answer, except Teal and Red, which pushed them to 8th and 9th place.

For the first challenge teams would then race Go Karts starting in the positions they arrived at the green flag.

For the second challenge, teams would be given a garage number and would need to find the only opening to the garage. Then they would have to change the air filter of a car, push the car out the garage, start the car, and race to Sabrina. All teams completed the task with Yellow in first. When it was down to Teal and Red, Teal beat out Red, keeping Red in last place. The Green team finished last because Jesse walked instead of running.

For the third challenge, the teams would receive a ticket with a section, row, and seat number. They would need to retrieve their clue card from under their designated seat. On the clue card, there was a cherry pit, which told teams to go to the Pit Stop. The Shield was located in an underground tunnel used to go under the stands, but no one found it. When arriving at the Pit Stop, Yellow was in first, whereas Green was still in last.

For the final challenge, teams would change two tires of a car. After having their tires checked, one team member would race a real Nascar around a track and try to see 3 flags. The contestant would then have to tell Sabrina the correct order and the colors of the flags. The Orange team finished first and chose the Big Reward. Purple came in second and won the Wrench. The Yellow team finished last, and the Grey team finished second last. Yellow would have been eliminated, but the first experience turned out to be a non-elimination experience, meaning the Yellow team was saved from elimination.

  • Top 2 Teams: Orange Team & Purple Team
  • 1st Place: Orange Team
  • Bottom 2: Grey Team & Yellow Team
  • Last Place: Yellow Team
  • Eliminated: None
  • Prize Winner: Orange Team
  • Wrench Winner: Purple Team
  • Wrench Used on: None
  • Shield: Not Found

Episode 2: Alligator Wranglers

Aired: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Location: Florida City, Florida
For their second experience, teams made their way to Florida City, Florida to become alligator wranglers.

For their first task, the teams had to collect 3 baby alligators with their team colour on it. The teams all start at the same time. With 7 teams finished, it comes down to Jesse for Green, and Tyler for Brown. The Brown team, only needing one, completes the task before Green. The standings after the first task were: Purple in 1st place, Green in last.

For their second task, teams would need to retrieve an alligator from a pond, and give it to an alligator wrangler. The Purple team, who won the Wrench, were able to give it to one team of their choice. They chose the Yellow team due to Ben's dislike for Talon. The Wrench forced only one member of the Yellow team, which was Maddison, to retrieve 2 alligators from the pond. The Shield, for this experience, was found in the alligator wrangler's pocket. Though the Blue team spotted the Shield, the Red team attained it after Blue wasn't able to keep quiet about it. After all the teams were finished, Purple was still in first and Green was still in last.

For their third task, teams would need to retrieve 15 dead rats and race towards the feeding area. The first 8 teams arrived at the feeding area with Green awaiting their start. Orange realized they were missing one rat and had to run back to retrieve it. When Orange retrieved their last rat, Green had just begun. In the footrace, Orange just beat out Green. The teams, in the order they arrived, would then need to throw their rats at the to clear a path for them to retrieve their next clue. The teams completed with Purple in first, and Green in last.

For their final task, teams would read their clue card, which gave them a riddle. They would have to figure out that the first letter of each word would spell out Observation Deck, which was the location of the finish line. Though difficult for some teams, they all figured out the riddle and ran to the Observation Deck. The Purple team came in first and chose the "Big Reward" while the Blue team came in second and won the Wrench. In the end, Orange and Green were the last 2 teams to arrive. Without a Shield, the Green Team, Carlisse and Jesse, became the first team eliminated from In Real Life.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7ht Place 8th Place 9th Place
Collect Baby Alligators Purple Teal Yellow Grey Orange Blue Red Brown Green
Collect Adult Alligator Purple n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Green
Feed Alligators Purple n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Orange Green
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Purple (Big Reward) Blue (Wrench) Red Yellow Teal Grey Brown Orange Green (Eliminated)

Episode 3: Rodeo Cowboys and Cowgirls

Aried: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Location: Rose Hill, Kansas
This episode starts with the remaining 8 teams arriving at the Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kansas.

Their first challenge is to ride El Toro, a fake bull. Teams would choose one team member to ride the fake bull while the other team member would be randomly assigned to buck off an opposing team's rider. The riders only have to stay on for a maximum time of 2 minutes. Sammi for the Teal Team was the first to fall after 0:07 seconds. Then, Aaron for the Red Team and Landon for Grey Team fell after 0:14 seconds. Talon for Yellow, Jaiden for Orange, Ruby-Rae for Purple, Paul for Blue, and Tyler for Brown all survived the 2 minutes, putting them in a tie for first place. Because of Sammi's short ride on the bull, the Teal Team would depart for the next challenge 1:53 seconds after the first place teams.

For the next challenge, the teams would have to place 10 tags on their marked bull in the pen. The Shield was hidden around the neck of a bull but none of the teams managed to retrieve it. The Purple Team finished first, followed by the Brown Team. While some teams finished the task, some missed one tag (Yellow and Red) and had to return to the pen. This mistake allowed the Grey and Blue Teams to finish in third and fourth while the Yellow and Red Teams finished in fifth and sixth. With six teams finished, only the Orange and Teal Teams remained. Sammi, for Teal, and Jaiden, for Orange, were doing all of the work for their teams while their teammates, Madison B. and Paige, wandered around aimlessly. Ultimately, the Orange Team finished ahead of Teal, leaving Teal in last for their next task.

For the third challenge, the team members would choose one person to ride a real bull. All the selected contestants stood forward and Sabrina informed the teams that the Wrench would come into play. The Blue Team would be able to use their Wrench to switch one of the teams' riders. They chose the Grey Team, meaning instead of Isiah riding the bull, Landon would ride it. The teams would be judged on their style (maximum of 20 points) and the amount of time they spent on the bull (maximum 5 seconds). They would then be multiplied for a maximum score of 100. The teams would ride in the order they finished the previous challenge. Talon for the Yellow Team received the highest score with 64, whereas Jaiden for Orange and Madison B. for Teal received the lowest score of 6. The scores would be multiplied by 2 and would be the amount of seconds added to their finishing time from the previous task. The Purple Team remained in first whereas the Orange and Teal Team remained last, while being separated by 5 seconds.

The final challenge had teams roll a wagon wheel to the designated gate. The Purple Team departed first, followed by Brown, Yellow, Blue, Grey, Red, Orange, and then Teal. The teams realized that there were two places with the same name, but one said Lane, one said Court. The Brown Team did not spot this small difference resulting them falling behind the other teams. All teams eventually made it to the finish line, but with one twist... they would need to navigate around a Fence Maze in order to reach Sabrina and cross the finish line. All teams were together until they reached the finish line. Blue was an obvious first and all teams came tumbling in for a photo finish for second place, which ended up being Purple Team. The Blue Team chose the "Big Reward" while the Purple Team were awarded the Wrench for the second time. In the end, Orange and Teal battled it out for last spot, with Orange beating Teal to the finish line. Without a shield, the Teal Team, Samantha and Madison B., became the second team eliminated from In Real Life.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place
Fake-Bull Riding Purple , Yellow , Blue , Brown , Orange Red , Grey Teal
Tag Bulls Purple Brown Grey Blue Yellow Red Orange Teal
Real-Bull Riding Purple Brown Yellow Blue Grey Red Orange Teal
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Blue (Big Reward) Purple Wrench) Yellow Red Grey Brown Orange Teal (Eliminated)

Episode 4: Hollywood Stunt Performers

Aired: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
The fourth episode began with the 7 remaining teams arriving at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. The first challenge was to be in a chase scene with a stuntman. It was a timed event so the teams had to finish the designated course as fast as possible. The Purple Team came in first, followed by the Grey Team, Yellow Team, Blue Team, Brown Team, Red Team, and Orange Team. By the end of the first challenge, Orange was 17 seconds behind Purple.

The second challenge was to build a prop-stool from the pile of materials. Purple had received the Wrench coming in second in Episode 3 and used it on the Grey Team. For their disadvantage, the Grey Team had to build two stools instead of one. The Red Team came in first, followed by Yellow, Brown, Orange, Grey, Purple, and Blue. Even though Landon and Isiah had received the Wrench, they managed to come in 5th and beat the Purple team, the team who gave them the Wrench.

For their third challenge, teams had to re-enact a chase/fight scene. Teams could get a maximum score of 12 points based on their performance. Every point would count for 30 seconds, which will decide the order for their last challenge. Blue, Brown, and Grey managed to score 11 points. Yellow scored 10 points while Orange scored 9. Purple and Red received the lowest score of 8 points. After the scores were tallied up, the Yellow Team was now in first place. They were followed by Brown, Red, Grey, Orange, Blue, and Purple.

The final challenge was to race to the finish line on Washington Square. Teams were given a clue card with invisible ink, directing them to Washington Square. While most teams went into the abandoned bakery to read their clue under the ultraviolet light, some were able to read it under the shade. The shield for this experience replaced a credit card advertisement on the bakery window but none of the teams spotted it. Yellow, Brown and Red raced to the finish line with Red coming in first, Brown in second, and Yellow in third. The Red Team chose the "Big Reward" which gave the Brown Team the Wrench. Grey and Orange worked together for a fourth and fifth place finish. Purple and Blue became the last two teams and fought it out to stay in the competition. With neither team visiting the abandoned bakery, it became a footrace with Purple following behind Blue. In the end, Ruby-Rae was a step ahead of Lilith, after accidentally hitting her, and the Blue team came in last. Without a shield to save themselves, the Blue Team, Paul and Lilith, became the third team eliminated from In Real Life. In the Alligator Experience the Blue team could have gotten a shield and the Purple team would have been gone in this episode.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place
Chase Scene Purple Grey Yellow Blue Brown Red Orange
Building A Prop-Stool Red Yellow Brown Orange Grey Purple Blue
Re-enact Scene Yellow Brown Red Grey Orange Blue Purple
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Red (Big Reward) Brown (Wrench) Yellow Grey Orange Purple Blue (Eliminated)

Episode 5: Farm Frenzy

Aired: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Location: Vermilion, Alberta
This episode began with the contestants arriving at a farm in Vermilion, Alberta. In this experience, the six remaining teams would become farmers. The first task was to do three procedures in caring for a pig. Each team had to catch the pig with their team colour and perform their three procedures. First, teams had to take the pig's temperature for 30 seconds. Next, the teams had to give the pig a shot behind the ear, put a tag on the ear, and put some green toothpaste on the ear. After this challenge, Purple came in first place, followed by Red, Brown, Yellow, Grey, and Orange.

Their next challenge was to use a tractor to move a bale of hay from the top of the hill to the designated area at the bottom. The Purple, Red, and Orange teams finished with the best times. The Yellow Team engaged in an argument over who would drive the tractor and came in fourth. The Brown Team had problems with their tractor and came in fifth but the Grey Team had the most difficulty. The Grey Team was in a distant last place and was unable to complete the task. The rules stated that if a team cannot complete a task within 10 minutes of the second-to-last place team, they will automatically start the next challenge 10 minutes behind.

The next task had teams milking a cow. In this task, the Wrench came into play and was used on the Yellow Team. The Yellow Team's disadvantage was that they had to milk the cow with only one hand. After this task, Purple remained in first, followed by Red, Yellow, Brown, Grey, and Orange.

For their final task, teams had to trade in their milk for a clue card at the farmer's market. The Shield was hidden on one of the jars at the farmer's market, however, none of the teams spotted it. Once teams received their clue card, they had to figure out where the finish line was located. When teams have the correct answer, "Silo", they would have to fill a wheelbarrow with manure and push it to the finish line.

At the end of this experience, the Purple Team finished in first, followed by Red, Yellow, and Brown. The Grey Team's wheelbarrow wheel fell off but they still manage to finish over the Orange Team. The Orange Team pushed themselves to the finish line, only to come in last. The Orange Team did not have possession of a Shield and were the fourth team eliminated from the competition. Purple managed to regain first place in spite of coming second to last on the previous challenge.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place
Pig Injections Purple Red Brown Yellow Grey Orange
Moving Hay With Tractor Purple Red Orange Yellow Brown Grey
Milking a Cow Purple Red Yellow Brown Grey Orange
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Purple (Wrench) Red (Big Reward) Yellow Brown Grey Orange (Eliminated)
  • Top 2 Teams: Purple Team & Red Team
  • 1st Place: Purple Team
  • Bottom 2: Grey Team and Orange Team
  • Last Place: Orange Team
  • Eliminated: Orange Team
  • Prize Winner: Red Team
  • Wrench Winner: Purple Team
  • Wrench Used on: Yellow Team
  • Shield: Not Found

Episode 6: Firefighting

Aired: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Location: Vermilion, Alberta
In this experience, teams would take on the roles of firefighters. At the start of the experience, teams were given the opportunity to swap teammates. If both members of a team chose not to switch, their teams remained the same. However, if at least one member of a team wanted to switch, that team would be broken up. Isiah and Landon (Grey Team), Graeme (Brown Team), and Aaron (Red Team) all chose to split. In a random draw, the new pairs were: Red: Aaron and Graeme, Brown: Landon and Tyler and Grey: Isiah and Jaicyea. The Purple and Yellow Teams chose not to split and remained the same. Any team who had possession of a Shield prior to the switch was allowed to keep it. Both members who swapped teams would have possession of it, allowing both teams to have a Shield.

In the first challenge, teams had to tie a rope to the hose and pull it up from a building. One team member raced to the top of the building and threw the rope down while the other team member tied the rope to the hose. Once both members were at the top of the building, they would then pull the hose up. The standings at the end of the challenge were: Purple, Red, Grey, Yellow and Brown.

In the second challenge, teams had to cut a hole in the roof of a house to let the smoke escape. While one person cut the hole with an axe, the other held the ladder. The Purple team, who won the Wrench on the last experience, chose to wrench the Red Team which forced them to swap positions in the task. The Shield was located on the fire truck behind the teams but nobody spotted it. With the two challenge times added up, the standings were: Yellow, Purple, Brown, Red and Grey.

In the third challenge, teams had to put out the flames in a burning building. Maddison H for the Yellow Team struggled with a fear of the task while some teams struggled with putting on their equipment. The order that teams would depart for their last challenge was: Purple, Yellow, Red, Brown, and Grey.

In the last challenge, teams had to retrieve their clue card from inside a locked car. With a crowbar, teams would be able to open the door to their clue, directing them to the finish line of the experience. The Purple Team came in first place and chose the big reward while the Yellow Team came in second and won the Wrench. The Red Team arrived third, the Brown Team arrived fourth, and the Grey Team arrived in last. The Grey Team had a Shield and escaped elimination by becoming team number four. The Brown Team, now in last place, did not have possession of a Shield and was the fifth team eliminated from the competition

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Moving Hose Purple Red Grey Yellow Brown
Smoke Escape Yellow Purple Brown Red Grey
Putting Out Flames Purple Yellow Red Brown Grey
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Purple Yellow Red Brown (Eliminated) Grey (Used Shield)

Episode 7: ER

Aired: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec
In this experience, teams did the things that emergency room doctors would do. In the first challenge, teams would have to save a mannequin suffering from a heart attack. Teams would need to check the breathing and pulse, give it an oxygen mask, give chest compressions, and call code blue resulting in the crash cart to shock and stabilize the patient without having the patient die. The standings after the first challenge was Purple, Yellow, Red and Grey.

In the second challenge, the teams had to remove two pieces of glass from a pig's foot and then stitch up the incision. First, teams needed to wash their hands for 2 minutes, so their hands would not be contaminated upon operation. Grey and Red both washed their hands short of the two minutes so they had to restart. After entering the ER, teams would need to remove 2 pieces of glass from a pig's foot and give the foot 3 stitches. Once again, the purple team won this challenge, stayed in first place, and the standings did not change. During this challenge, some of the teams saw a Shield on an overhead monitor. Red saw it first but since they already had a Shield, they weren't able to claim it. The Yellow team spotted the Shield on the monitor as well, and ended up finding it.

In the third challenge, the teams would need to help another fake patient. They had to give him oxygen, and insert a sterilized needle into one of his veins. Then they had to transfer fake blood into the body, also known as transfusion. After the challenge, the standings remained the same, with Purple in first and Grey in last.

In the final challenge, teams needed to treat a person that has just been in a car accident. Since the Yellow Team won the Wrench in the last experience, they decided to use it on the Purple Team, and that gave them a one minute disadvantage. One of the team members had to hold the injured person's head while the other one pumped up a mattress. The teams then rolled the patient onto the mattress, secured the patient and lifted him/her onto a stretcher. They needed to strap in the person and go to the ambulance, where their clue card awaited. It instructed teams to drive their ambulance to the finish line, with the help of a GPS.

The final standings for this experience were Purple in first, followed by Red, Yellow and Grey. The Purple Team chose the wrench and the Red Team received the big reward, which consisted of a Nintendo Wii, Wii Fit, and Trauma Centre: New Blood. The Grey Team arrived last but used their Shield during the last experience. With no way of saving themselves, Isiah and Jaicyea were the sixth team eliminated from the competition.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
Saving Mannequin Purple Yellow Red Grey
Stitching Pig Foot Purple Yellow (Found Shield) Red Grey
Saving Second Patient Purple Yellow Red Grey
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Purple(Wrench) Red(Big Reward) Yellow Grey(Eliminated)

Episode 8: Dirty Jobs

Aired: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Location: Côte Saint-Luc & Montreal , Quebec
In this experience, the remaining 3 teams did tasks that are related to the removal of garbage.

Their first challenge was to pick up garbage on a street. To decide who goes first, each team had to choose a crumpled up piece of paper in a garbage bin that had a number on it. The Purple Team went first, Yellow went second and Red went last. At the end of this challenge, Purple came in with a time of 4:44, Yellow came in with 5 minutes and Red came in with 4:53. The standings were now : Purple, Red, Yellow.

The second challenge was to vacuum pieces of garbage from a parking lot with a large super sucking vacuum. Suddenly, the wrench came into play. Purple, who won the wrench last experience took a long time to decide who they should wrench. Then when it was time to pass over the wrench, Ben gave it the Yellow. Red team ended up currently in first, followed by Purple in second and deeper in last was Yellow.Purple was nervous being in second because without a shield they could be eliminated.

For the third challenge, the contestants were driven to a junkyard in a truck where a shield was hanging on the mirror. Ben from purple, the only team so far without a shield, spotted it putting all the teams on an "even playing field." Then they had to decide who would crush the garbage flat, and who would cover it with dirt. Since Red came in first on the previous challenge [vacuuming garbage] they got to go first. After Red was Purple, then Yellow. Graeme, from Red had some difficulties with the machine because he got stuck in the dirt for a while. Their finishing time was about 17 minutes. Purple also got stuck, but managed to beat out Red, with a time of 13 minutes. Yellow was the only team who did not get stuck in the dirt, completed the challenge with a time of 12:26, just faster than Purple by 34 seconds. The standings after this challenge were : Yellow, Purple, and Red.

For their final challenge, the contestants had to find five non-compostible items from pools of compost, where their clue cards were hidden. The clue cards would point them to smoke stacks, which would lead them to the finish line.

The Yellow Team finished first, followed by Purple, since they knew they had come in last, Red Team did a wacky jig. Fortunately for Red Team, this leg was a non-elimination experience due to the introduction of solo play next episode.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Garbage Collecting Purple Red Yellow
Vacuuming Garbage Red Purple Yellow
Crushing and Covering Garbage Yellow Purple (Found Shield) Red
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Yellow (Big Reward) Purple Red

Episode 9: The Circus

Aired: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec
This episode starts with the contestants arriving at Cirque Eloize in Montreal, Quebec. This is the first time the contestants will be competing solo, and their first task is to do a ground routine. They must ride a miniature bike between two points. If their foot touches the floor, they must start over. Then, they must continue to the tight-rope where they must go back and forth. If they fall off, they must start from the beginning of the rope. If the contestant doesn't finish in 10 attempts, he/she will receive a 2-minute penalty.

First up is Ruby-Rae; she completes the ground exercise in 2:01. Talon is up next; he does very well, and finishes with a time of 1:41. Maddison goes next; she fails to complete the bike in 10 attempts which leads to a 2-minute penalty. Maddison also has plenty of difficulty on the tight-rope. On it, after her 8th attempt, she almost made it and fell and cried. She fails to complete the tight-rope and finishes with a time of 7:23, but with her time penalty it is 11:23. Aaron is up next; he rides the bike perfectly, and completes the tight-rope act on his first attempt, finishing with the fastest time of 0:31. Graeme goes next, but fails to complete the tight-rope, finishing with 3:52 plus a 2-minute time penalty, so his time is 5:52. Up last is Ben, who fails to complete the bike but finishes the tight-rope, and finishes with the time of 2:39 plus a 2-minute penalty making his time 4:39.

The next task is to complete 10 specific moves on the trampoline, do 5 specific moves on the rings, and then catapult into the air. They will be scored in their routines. Aaron goes first with a score of 52, Talon goes next with 64, followed by Ruby-Rae with a score of 69. After that, Ruby-Rae, Aaron, Talon, and Graeme all look for the shield, and Talon finds it under a cube. The next person to perform is Ben finishing with 63, followed with Graeme with a score of 57, finished by Maddison with a score of 56. The positions have not changed, but they are closer to the leader, Aaron.

Their next task is to perform a show in front of a live audience. They will be scored by professionals. After the performance, Maddison finished with a score of 91, Aaron with 87, Ruby-Rae with 86, Talon with 85, Ben with 83, and finally Graeme with 79. After, the standings were: Aaron, Talon, Ruby-Rae, Ben, Graeme, and Maddison.

Their final task is to climb a silk to retrieve their clue card, and solve the riddle. They must then either take the stairs or elevator to the top floor. The door to the upper deck will be locked on the stairs and so will the ground, meaning they would need to go all the way to the basement and take the elevator up. On the upper deck, they must jump off the ledge to the finish line in the air.

Aaron begins with losing his clue card by dropping it from above; allowing to bounce off, allowing all other competitors to get ahead of him. Talon finishes in first, followed by Ruby-Rae, Ben, and Graeme. That left Maddison and Aaron racing to the finish. Maddison beats out Aaron by a couple of seconds. Talon decides to take the big prize of an iPod Nano, Ruby-Rae receives the wrench. Aaron finishes in last, did not find the shield. He is the 1st individual eliminated from the competition.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place
Tight Rope and Riding Bike Aaron Talon Ruby Rae Ben Graeme Maddison
Trampoline Performance Aaron Talon (Found Shield) Ruby Rae Ben Graeme Maddison
Live Show Aaron Talon Ruby Rae Ben Graeme Maddison
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Talon (Big Reward) Ruby Rae (Wrench) Ben Graeme Maddison Aaron (Eliminated)

Episode 10: Adventure Guide

Aired: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Location: Whistler, British Columbia
In this episode, challengers became Adventure Guides. Their first challenge was a kayak race in which they had to find four ribbons set on checkpoints in the water, then head to a finish line. Ben finished first, closely followed by Ruby-Rae, then Talon, Graeme, and Maddison in last place. However, Ben and Ruby-Rae couldn't find the final ribbon, putting them in second last and last respectively.

In the next challenge, the contestants had to use a compass to navigate the woods and find five checkpoints. At each checkpoint, they would have to alter their course as instructed. Ruby-Rae used the Wrench she won in the Circus Experience on Ben, forcing him to lug a heavy backpack through the woods. The Shield was hanging on a tree near the fifth checkpoint, but nobody found it. Ruby-Rae and Ben (despite his Wrenching) pulled ahead, while Graeme got lost, changing the order to Talon, Ruby, Ben, Maddison and then Graeme.

Next, challengers had to hang a tent between trees and then hang their bags of food over a wire. Despite his lead, Talon fell behind when he made a mistake with his tent and then accidentally tripped over Ruby's tent. After the challenge, Ruby-Rae was in first, followed by Ben, Maddison, Talon, and finally Graeme.

In the final race, challengers had to grapple down a cliff, change the rope they were hooked to, and then climb down another cliff. Once at the bottom, contestants had to use searching devices and shovels to find and dig up backpacks hidden in the snow. The backpacks contained the Clue Cards. From there, they'd have to hike up a small cliff to the finish line. Ruby-Rae finished first and claimed the Big Reward. Ben finished second, and obtained the Wrench. Talon finished third. Despite stumbling on the cliff, Maddison finished fourth, Graeme was moments away from 4th. Graeme was the 2nd individual eliminated from the competition. The big prize was an inflatable kayak.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Kayak Race Talon Graeme Maddison Ben Ruby Rae
Forest Navigation Talon Ruby Rae Ben Maddison Graeme
Tent Set-Up Ruby Rae Ben Maddison Talon Graeme
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Ruby Rae (Big Reward) Ben (Wrench) Talon Maddison Graeme (Eliminated)

Episode 11: Police Action

Aired: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
In this experience, the final 4 contestants arrived at a beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they were informed that their next experience was law enforcement. They were told their first task was to drive an ATV over certain obstacles, put out a barbecue fire, and return back. They started in the order they finished the last experience. Ruby-Rae went first, finishing with a time of 2:22. Up next was Ben, who, after having trouble starting his ATV as well as crashing into a log, finished with a time of 2:42. Next was Maddison who finished quickly with a time of 2:35. Last was Talon, whose engine kept breaking down. He finally finished in 2:52, putting the standings as: Ruby-Rae, Maddison, Ben, Talon.

Their next task was to board a moving police boat, then send a floating stretcher toward a "drowning person" (a trained rescue worker floating in a survival suit). They were then to hoist the person onto the boat. They were then told that they would compete in pairs: Ruby-Rae and Talon VS Maddison and Ben. Ruby-Rae and Talon went first and worked together well, but Talon hoisted the swimmer slowly. They finished with a time of 7:25. Maddison and Ben were next, and managed to quickly get into the boats and retrieve the stretcher. They worked together well, finishing with a time of 5:37. This brought the standings to: Maddison, Ben, Ruby-Rae, and Talon still in last.

Their next task was to retrieve bags of counterfeit money, located on the support poles of a nearby pier. They would have to swim to reach the poles. Ben uses the Wrench he obtained in the Adventure Guide Experience on Talon, forcing him to retrieve two hidden bags instead of one. Maddison went first, followed by Ben who quickly caught up. By the time Ben got to the pier, Talon had just started his swim to retrieve the bags. Maddison and Ben arrived at the pier first searching for bags. Ben was able to find his first, followed by Maddison, Ruby-Rae, and Talon. Ben decided to search for The Shield in the pier instead of finishing ahead of Maddison, but failed and finished after her. Ruby-Rae then found her bag, leaving Talon alone on the pier still trying to find two of them. Talon finally found his two money bags, finishing in last place.

Their final task was to ride mountain bikes in a forest, where they would find several clues leading them to where a graffiti gang (four actors) might be. They would find a clue card showing where the graffiti gang was. Maddison and Talon were able to find the clue cards first, while simultaneously convincing Ruby-Rae that they were still looking. Ben doesn't fall for it, and got his clue card at the same time Maddison figured out the location ("under bridge"). Talon then correctly deciphers it, and although Ben asked for Talon's help, he refused to tell him and only gave Ben the first word. Talon took an unnecessary detour through some bushes and fell behind. Ruby-Rae came back and quickly figured out the clue. Ben begged for Ruby to help him, but she refused. Seconds after she rode off, Ben figured it out. Maddison found and busted the gang first, finishing her first experience in first place. Talon's detour allowed Ruby-Rae to make her arrest, followed by Ben, before Talon finally found the location, finishing in last. Talon, however, uses the Shield he obtained in the Circus Experience to avoid elimination, causing Ben to get eliminated instead of him. Afterwards, Maddison chose the big reward (digital binoculars), while Ruby-Rae got the Wrench.

Task 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Driving ATV Ruby Rae Maddison Ben Talon
Police Boat Rescue Maddison Ben Ruby Rae Talon
Finding Counterfeit Money Maddison Ben Ruby Rae Talon
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Maddison (Big Reward) Ruby Rae (Wrench) Ben ( Eliminated) Talon (Used Shield)

Episode 12: Elite Forces

Aired: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
This experience started with the three remaining challengers being told that their next experience was to be Navy SEALs (by a real SEAL). Their first challenge was to run around a path, shooting 8 targets with paintball guns. In this challenge, the Wrench immediately came into play. Ruby-Rae, who won it last time, used it on Talon. While Maddison and Ruby got 15 paintballs to shoot their targets with, Talon only got 10. Both Maddison and Talon finished the challenge hitting only 3 targets. Ruby, on the other hand, hit every single target with one shot, putting her far into 1st place. Talon, who finished a bit quicker than Maddison, was in 2nd, while Maddison herself was put in last.

Their second challenge was to start a fire using flint, steel, wood and tinder. After starting the fire, challengers would have to build it up large enough to boil a cup of water. Ruby-Rae immediately got her fire going, but it quickly went out, and she couldn't get it going again. Maddison and Talon had similar results. Eventually, Talon and Ruby ran out of tinder, with only Maddison having any cotton left. At that point, the real Navy SEAL they had been introduced to in the beginning of the episode started trash-talking them. He then gave each challenger another piece of cotton. Afterwards, he sat down and quickly started and built up a fire of his own. Maddison, mimicking his technique, boiled her water and finished the challenge in 1st. Talon and Ruby, both out of cotton again, forfeited the challenge, giving each of them a massive time penalty of five minutes.

In the third challenge, challengers were told that Navy SEALs (dummies) had crashed their helicopter into a river and needed rescuing. This challenge was split into three parts.

In the first part of the third challenge, challengers had to walk, crawl and jump along a booby-trap filled path, each collecting two of six map pieces hanging from trees along the way. Each booby-trap set off would earn them a 15-second time penalty. Maddison went first, setting off two booby-traps and getting both her map pieces. Next went Ruby-Rae, who only set of one booby-trap. Finally, Talon tried to be stealthy by crawling, but he set off two booby-traps anyway and was very slow. The challengers then put their map pieces together, forming a map showing where the crashed pilots were.

The second part was to work together and row a boat to a paddle checkpoint, while getting shot at by the "enemy" (two professional Navy SEALs) with their laser tag guns. Each hit would cost them a penalty, but the SEALs would not shoot if the challengers sat still. No one got shot, and when they reached the paddle, they discovered that the Shield was on it. Maddison and Ruby-Rae both tried to get it, and Maddison succeeded.

The third part of the challenge was to travel through a forest to a checkpoint, while still trying to avoid enemy fire. The SEALs, unlike last time, shot simply if they saw a challenger. Each challenger got shot twice. Once they reached their checkpoint (a clearing), they radioed a helicopter.

The last part of the challenge was to jump out of the helicopter into the water, swim to where the pilots were, and get a clue card, which were around the pilots' necks. The clue cards read "SEAL: Take your pilot through S to where A met L." Contestants had to figure out that they had to take their pilot through the SEA to where AIR met LAND, which in this case was where the helicopter originally took off. The finish line was located there.

The contestants started in their current positions (Maddison, then Ruby-Rae, and finally Talon), and the results were the same. Maddison found the finish line first, choosing the big reward (a paintball party for 16) while Ruby got the Wrench. Talon, knowing he was out, tried to make the girls laugh by running goofily with his flippers, then falling over on purpose. Talon, having used his Shield in the last episode, was the 16th contestant eliminated from the competition

Challenge 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Shooting Paintball Targets Ruby Rae Talon Maddison
Building Fire Maddison Ruby Rae Talon
Finding and Rescuing Dummies Maddison Ruby Rae Talon
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Maddison (Big Reward) Ruby Rae (Wrench) Talon (Eliminated)

Episode 13: Air Force Pilots

Aired: June 3, 2009
Location: La Jolla, San Diego, California and the Mojave Desert

The final experience started off with a recap of all experiences previous. After it was finished, Maddison and Ruby-Rae, the finalists, were introduced to their final experience by Sabrina: becoming aircraft pilots. (Maddison also had her Shield confiscated by Sabrina.) They would go through three challenges before going into their final challenge: a dogfight. Each of the three challenges would give the winner points. The first challenger to three points would get an advantage in the dogfight.

The Wrench immediately came into play in this episode. Ruby-Rae, who won it in the last experience, had to use it on Maddison, slowing her down in the first challenge. The first challenge was for the finalists to drop beanbags onto a bullseye — while flying on a paraglider. From the rim of the target to the bullseye, the points were as follows: 5, 10, 20, 50. Dropping a beanbag out of the target altogether would result in no points being added. Ruby got 10 beanbags to drop, but Maddison, being Wrenched, only got 9. After several misses and no bulleyes, the final scores were 90 for Maddison and 100 for Ruby, giving Ruby-Rae 1 point.

Their next challenges involved jets. Once strapped in, the finalists would have to escape the aircraft as fast as possible. The first person with both feet out of the aircraft and on the ground would get a point. It was a photo finish, with Ruby-Rae ultimately getting a second point. Their third and final preliminary challenge took place in the air: After being instructed by their co-pilots, each challenger would have to execute three barrel rolls. Each finalist's roll would be compared, and the better would win a point, for a possible maximum of a three-point gain. Since Ruby already had 2 points, Maddison would have to execute every roll better than Ruby-Rae if she wanted the advantage. Amazingly, Ruby-Rae overspun on every roll, while Maddison did rather well. However, after her third roll, Maddison threw up into her airsickness bag. Despite that, she won all three points, which gave her the advantage in the dogfight.

In the dogfight, the finalists would take turns being the "attacking plane". They would fire virtual bullets from their fighter in an attempt to shoot the other plane. The "defending plane" would try to avoid being hit. If the defender was hit or an entire minute passed with no hits, the challengers would switch places. The first finalist to three hits would win the entire competition. Because of her superiority in the roll challenge, Maddison got a free point right off the bat. She also started off in the attacking position. Despite Ruby-Rae's crazy aerial manoeuvers, Maddison hit her in the last seconds of her minute. Ruby-Rae also hit Maddison during her turn. Again, Maddison became the attacking plane, with the score 2-1 in her favor.

Maddison just needed one more point to win. However, before her minute was up, she almost passed out. She gave up trying to pursue Ruby, and threw up again. Crying, she informed her copilot that she couldn't complete the challenge. Ruby-Rae had noticed that Maddison's plane stopped chasing her. As Maddison's pilot landed the plane, and Maddison emerged, once again holding a bag of vomit. Sabrina asked her what happened, to which she told her that her entire body felt numb, and she knew she wasn't supposed to be feeling like that. The other co-pilot told a confused Ruby-Rae that Maddison had given up, and she had won, upon which she became ecstatic. When she reached ground, she also had the usual talk with Sabrina. She was given the ultimate Big Reward: A $15,000 scholarship to any college or university of her choice. She was also given the choice of 4 vacations - skiing, Hawaii, sports, or a trip to New York City, and she chose Hawaii. She also got an In Real Life watch, like every other contestant. Maddison was given a watch, too, as well as a laptop for making it to the final 2.

On that note, Maddison and Ruby-Rae once again took off, flying towards the sunset (with no rolls this time), which ended In Real Life Season One, with Ruby-Rae as the champion.

  • 1st Place (Champion): Ruby-Rae
  • Last Place (Runner-Up): Maddison
  • Eliminated: Maddison
  • Prize Winner: Ruby-Rae
  • Prize: $15,000 scholarship, Trip to Hawaii
  • Consolation Prize: Laptop
  • Wrench Used on: Maddison
  • Shield: Lost by Maddison

Season 1 Records

Record Challenger(s) Number
Champion (Winner) Ruby Rae 13 Experiences
Most Experience Wins Ruby Rae 6 Experiences
Most Top Two Finishes Ruby Rae 12 Experiences
Most Wrenches Won Ruby Rae 3 Times
Most Times Wrenched Talon 5 Times
Most Big Rewards Won Ruby Rae 4 Times
Most Shields Found Maddison & Talon 2


Season 2

Contestants

Contestants Team Colour (Episode 1) Team Colour (Episode 2-7) Episode 8-10 Status
Tea Vlatkovic, 12, Niagara Falls, Ontario Purple Team Purple Team Solo Winner
Sam Mantin, 13, Guelph, Ontario Teal Team Teal Team Runner-Up
Christian van Vliet, 14, Inuvik, NWT Green Team Green Team Runner-Up
Amber Cotton, 13, Alberton, PEI Red Team Purple Team Eliminated 9th
Remington Latanville, 13, Weston, Ontario Green Team Green Team Eliminated 8th
Allison Panizales, 14, Newmarket, Ontario Teal Team Teal Team Not In Competition Eliminated 7th
Shelby Glaze, 14, Regina, Saskatchewan Grey Team Grey Team Eliminated 6th
Eric Choi, 13, Vaughan, Ontario
Bryanne Hordal, 12, Edmonton, Alberta Yellow Team Yellow Team Eliminated 5th
Tanner Shantz, 14, London, Ontario
Vanessa Perruzza, 13, Mississauga, Ontario Brown Team Brown Team Eliminated 4th
David Krasinski, 12, Guelph, Ontario
Sarah Mpoyi, 12, Toronto, Ontario Blue Team Blue Team Eliminated 3rd
Daniel St-Onge , 13, Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec
Muhaddisah Batool, 14, Mississauga, Ontario Orange Team Orange Team Eliminated 2nd
Tristen Lee, 13, St. John’s, NL
Jumoke Nangwaya Guy, 12, Toronto, Ontario Red Team Not In Competition Eliminated 1st
Eric Zhang, 12, Vancouver, BC Purple Team
  • Ages at time of filming

Results

Contestant Team Colour (Week 1) Team Colour (Week 2-7) Position (by experience)
1 25 3 4 5 6 76 87 9 10
Tea Purple Purple 5th 1st2 6th» 3rd« 2nd1 2nd1 2nd 1st2 2nd2» 1st»
Sam Teal Teal 8th 2nd1 1st1 5th3 4th« 1st2« 3rd» 3rd 1st1 2nd
Christian Green Green 4th 7th« 2nd2 4th» 1st2 4th3» 1st«1 4th 3rd« 2nd«
Amber Red Purple 9th 1st2 6th» 3rd« 2nd1 2nd1 2nd 2nd1 4th
Remington Green Green 4th 7th« 2nd2 4th» 1st2 4th3» 1st«1 5th
Allison Teal Teal 8th 2nd1 1st1 5th3 4th« 1st2« 3rd»
Shelby Grey Grey 2nd2 4th» 5th 2nd2 3rd» 3rd
Eric C 2nd2 4th» 5th 2nd2 3rd» 3rd
Bryanne Yellow Yellow 6th3 6th 4th 1st1 5th
Tanner 6th3 6th 4th 1st1 5th
Vanessa Brown Brown 1st1 5th 3rd« 6th
David 1st1 5th 3rd« 6th
Sarah Blue Blue 7th 3rd 7th
Daniel 7th 3rd 7th
Muhaddisah Orange Orange 3rd 8th
Tristen 3rd 8th
Jumoke Red Not In Competition 9th
Eric Z Purple WD4

^1 This contestant won the big reward
^2 This contestant won the wrench
^3 This contestant found the shield
^4 This contestant withdrew from the competition due to an injury
^5 Some contestants received a new team member. The original teams were:
Red Team: Amber and Jumoke
Purple Team: Tea and Eric Z.
^6 Only one contestant was eliminated during this episode as there was a showdown between the two contestants of the last team. The winner of this showdown would then continue on in the competition
^7 Beginning in this experience, all teams were dissolved and competitors competed alone
Red means the contestant was eliminated.
Dark Red means the contestant used a shield but was eliminated.
Purple means the contestant used the shield to escape elimination.
Gold means the contestant won the competition.
Silver means the contestant was the runner-up.
» represents the contestant who used the wrench, « represents the contestant who got delayed by it.

Episode Summary

Episode 1: Wilderness Rescuers

Airdate: Monday, October 4

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place 9th Place
River Rescue Teal Red Purple Blue Green Orange Brown , Grey , Yellow♦
Mountaintop Rescue Teal Grey Brown Green Yellow Orange Blue Red Purple
Gorge Rescue Brown Teal Grey Orange Green Yellow Blue Purple Red
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Brown (big reward) Grey (wrench) Orange Green Purple Yellow Blue Teal Red (Jumoke eliminated)
  • Eric Zhang of Purple Team withdrew due to injury, and his partner Tea managed to cross the finish line on her own. Red Team came in last, and Tea picked Amber from Red Team to be her new partner, so only Jumoke was eliminated.
  • Prize: Camping Set

Episode 2: Spies

Airdate: Monday, October 11

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place
Installing Spying Devices Purple Blue Teal Green Grey Brown Yellow Orange
Collecting Intelligence and
Finding SuperDelux Icecream
Purple Green Yellow Teal Grey Blue Brown Orange
Going Through A Room
While Avoiding Laser Beams
Purple Teal n/a n/a n/a Orange Green Grey
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Purple (wrench) Teal (big reward) Blue Grey Brown Yellow Green Orange (eliminated)
  • Prize: Portable Video iWear
  • Wrench Used on: Green Team

Episode 3: Chefs

Airdate: Monday, October 18

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place
Butchering a Chicken Purple Teal , Brown , Blue Green , Yellow , Grey
Making a Dish Teal , Blue Purple n/a n/a n/a
Making Parfait Teal Yellow n/a n/a n/a Purple Blue
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Teal (big reward) Green (wrench) Brown Yellow Grey Purple Blue (eliminated)
  • Prize: Digital Camera
  • Wrench Used on: Brown Team

Episode 4: World Class Athletes

Airdate: Monday, October 25

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place
Luge Yellow Purple Green Teal Brown Grey
Skating Yellow Green Purple Brown Teal Grey
Biathlon Green Yellow Grey Purple Teal♦ Brown
Using Clue Card and Decoding
to Cross the Finish Line
Yellow (big reward) Grey (wrench) Purple Green Teal Brown (eliminated)
  • Prize: Skateboard
  • Wrench Used on: Purple Team

Episode 5: Lobster Fishers

Airdate: Monday, November 1

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 6th Place 4th Place 5th Place
Gathering Fishing Supplies Grey Teal Green Purple Yellow
Catching 30 Fish Green Purple Teal Grey Yellow
Lobster Fishing Purple Green Grey Teal Yellow
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Green (wrench) Purple (big reward) Grey Teal♦ Yellow♦ (eliminated)
  • Prize:Underwater goggles with cameras
  • Wrench Used on: Teal Team

Episode 6: Navy Special Ops

Airdate: Monday, November 8

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Searching Contraband Teal Grey Purple Green♦
Decoding and Coding with Flags Grey Teal Green Purple
Fixing Water Leakage in
Flood Simulator
Teal Grey Green Purple
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Teal (wrench) Purple (big reward) Grey (eliminated) Green♦
  • Prize:HD Flip Camera
  • Wrench Used on:Teal Team

Episode 7: Sheep Ranchers

Airdate: Monday, November 15

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Penning Sheep Teal Green Purple
Branding on Sheep Green Purple Teal
Sheep Shearing Green Purple Teal
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Green (big reward) Purple (Wrench) Teal (Allison Eliminated)
  • Sam and Allison from Teal Team had to participate in a showdown—roping a target, to determine their fates. They could do it from five different positions, each of them worthing different scores. They also had five tries each. Sam successfully did his four tries and got 8 points, but Allison could not make any successful conversions on her 5 tries. Sam was safe and she was eliminated.
  • Prize:Giant Mountain Bikes
  • Wrench Used on:Green Team

Episode 8: Video Game Creators

Airdate: Monday, November 22

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Creating a Monster Tea24 Amber23 Sam22 Christian17 Remington14
Mimicking Monster's Voice Tea34(10) Sam32(10) Amber31(8) Christian23(6) Remington21(7)
Motion Capture Tea41(7) Sam40(8) , Amber40(9) Christian29(6) Remington28(7)
Movement Recording Amber02:20 Tea03:23 Sam05:08 Christian06:52 Remington13:08
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Tea (wrench) Amber (big reward) Sam Christian Remington (eliminated)
  • Superscript indicates points earned and relative time that each challenger begins to look for the clue card. Superscripts in brackets indicate points earned on that particular task.
  • Prize:PSP Go

Episode 9: Dolphin Trainers

Airdate: Monday, November 29

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Identifying Dolphins Amber Tea Sam Christian
Calculating Dolphins' Weight Christian Tea Amber Sam
Preparing Dolphins' Lunch Sam Christian Tea Amber
Training Dolphins Christian Tea Sam Amber
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Sam(big reward) Tea (wrench) Christian Amber (eliminated)
  • Prize: Kodak Playsport Underwater Camera
  • Wrench Used on: Christian

Episode 10: Astronauts

Airdate: Monday, December 6

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Saying Alphabet Backwards while Spinning Sam3 Christian2 Tea1
Spacecraft Launching Christian5(3) Tea3(2) , Sam3(0)
Launching Canadarm Christian8(3) Tea5(2) Sam4(1)
Putting on Spacesuits Christian9(1) Tea8(3) Sam6(2)
Space Repair Christian11(2) , Tea11(3) Sam8(2)
Capturing Water Droplets Tea13(2) Christian12(1) Sam11(3)
Hamster Walk Round 1 Tea17(4) Sam15(4) Christian14(2)
Hamster Walk Round 2 Tea19(2) (Champion) Sam18(3), Christian18(4)

Numbers of the superscript indicate total points earned to task; numbers in brackets indicate points earned on that particular task.

  • Champion Prize: $10,000 Scholarship and Trip for 4 to the Caribbean
  • Consolation Prize: Celestron Computerized Telescope
  • Wrench Used on: Christian

Webisode: Army Paratroopers

New to season 2 is the introduction of the final webisode in which two challengers came back to compete in a final showdown. The selection of the two challengers were based on popularity: fans play Race to the Finish on YTV webside and put forth their points to their favourite challenger Tristen Lee and Bryanne Hordal were selected to compete. They experienced the training required to be a skydiver. After three rounds of challenges, Tristen won 10 points, and Bryanne won 8 points, making Tristen the Final Webisode winner.

Season 2 Records

Record Challenger(s) Number
Champion (Winner) Tea 10 Experiences
Most Experience Wins Tea & Sam 3 Experiences
Most Top Two Finishes Tea 7 Experiences
Most Wrenches Won Tea 3 Times
Most Times Wrenched Christian 4 Times
Most Big Rewards Won Sam 4 Times
Most Shields Found Tanner, Bryanne, Sam, Allison, Christian & Remington 1


Season 3:

Contestants [8]

Contestants Team Colour (Episode 1 - 4) Team Colour (Episode 5 - 7) Status
Anna Walsh, 14, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland Green Team Green Team To Be Determined
Sam Krochmal, 14, Edmonton, Alberta
Abhinav Bhatnagar, 13, Mississauga, Ontario Yellow Team Yellow Team To Be Determined
Sydney Reynolds, 14, Nokomis, Saskatchewan Pink Team
Talston Scott, 12, Kelowna, British Columbia Teal Team Teal Team To Be Determined
Zachary Tng, 14, Calgary, Alberta Yellow Team
Brad Howarth, 12, Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec Pink Team Pink Team Eliminated 6th
Msgana Asefaw, 13, Edmonton, Alberta Teal Team
Andreas Murphy, 13, Torbay, Newfoundland Purple Team Purple Team Eliminated 5th
Kelly Sam, 13, Elk Point, Alberta
Amanda Gagnon, 14, Chapeau, Quebec Orange Team Not In Competition Eliminated 4th
Mackenzie Hartloff, 12, Woodbridge, Ontario
Ashley Hawkins, 13, Niagara Falls, Ontario Red Team Eliminated 3rd
Ted Means, 13, Lethbridge, Alberta
Eman Osman, 14, Edmonton, Alberta Blue Team Eliminated 2nd
Tanner Kyle, 14, Aylmer, Ontario
Chase Martin, 13, Coronach, Saskatchewan Grey Team Eliminated 1st
Louivannah Levasseur, 14, Montreal, Quebec

Results

Contestant Team Colour (Week 1 - 4) Team Colour (Week 5 - 7) Position (by experience) Average
14 2 3 45 56 6 7 87 9 10
Talston Teal Teal 5th 4th 3rd 1st1 1st2 1st»2 » 2.50
Zachary Yellow 1st1 7th 5th 5th 1st2 1st»2 » 3.33
Sam Green Green 8th 6th 1st2 3 4th» 3rd 2nd1 4.00
Anna 8th 6th 1st2 3 4th» 3rd 2nd1 4.00
Abhinav Yellow Yellow 1st1 7th 5th 5th2 2nd1 3rd 3.83
Sydney Pink 4th 5th« 4th 2nd2 2nd1 3rd 3.33
Brad Pink Pink 4th 5th« 4th 2nd2 4th» 4th« 3.83
Msgana Teal 5th 4th 3rd 1st1 2 4th» 4th« 3.50
Andreas Purple Purple 2nd2 3rd» 2nd1 3rd 5th« 3.00
Kelly 2nd2 3rd» 2nd1 3rd 5th« 3.00
Amanda Orange Not In Competition 6th 1st2 6th» 6th« 4.75
Mackenzie 6th 1st2 6th» 6th« 4.75
Ted Red 3rd 2nd1 7th« 4.00
Ashley 3rd 2nd1 7th« 4.00
Eman Blue 7th 8th 7.50
Tanner 7th 8th 7.50
Chase Grey 9th 9.00
Louivannah 9th 9.00

^1 This contestant won the big reward
^2 This contestant won the wrench
^3 This contestant found the shield
^4 This season, the contestants chose their own teammate after the Obstacle Course challenge
^5 At the end of 4th experience, the remaining five teams had the opportunity to pair up with a new teammate. The original teams were:
Pink Team: Brad and Sydney
Teal Team: Msgana and Talston
Yellow Team: Abhinav and Zachary
^6 Because Brad and Sydney won the wrench in the 4th experience and chose to pair up with a new teammate, two wrenches were used during this experience
^7 Beginning in this experience, all teams were dissolved and the remaining challengers competed solo

Red means the contestant was eliminated.
Dark Red means the contestant used a shield but was eliminated.
Purple means the contestant used the shield to escape elimination.
Gold means the contestant won the competition.
Silver means the contestant was the runner-up.
» or represents the contestant who used the wrench,« or represents the contestant who got delayed by it.

Episode Summary [9]

Episode 1: Army Recruits

Airdate: October 3, 2011

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place 9th Place 10th Place 11th Place 12th Place 13th Place 14th Place 15th Place 16th Place 17th Place 18th Place
Obstacle Course Zach Louivannah Brad Sam Chase Tanner Amanda Talston Sydney Ted Ashley Mackenzie Kelly Msgana Abhinav Anna Eman Andreas
Pitching Tents Red Yellow Pink Purple Teal Orange Green Grey Blue
Paintball Red Yellow Pink Orange Green Teal Purple Blue Grey
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Yellow (Big Reward) Purple (Wrench) Red Pink Teal Orange Blue Green Grey (Eliminated)
  • Prize: Video Camera
  • Shield: Not Found

Notes:

  • The very first task, the obstacle course, was done individually and did not affect team standings, however contestants who placed lowest got to pick their partners.
  • 1st To Pick - Andreas Picked Kelly And They Became The Purple Team
  • 2nd To Pick - Eman Picked Tanner And They Became The Blue Team
  • 3rd To Pick - Anna Picked Sam And They Became The Green Team
  • 4th To Pick - Abhinav Picked Zach And They Became The Yellow Team
  • 5th To Pick - Msgana Picked Talston And They Became The Teal Team
  • 6th To Pick - Mackenzie Picked Amanda And They Became The Orange Team
  • 7th To Pick - Ashley picked Ted And They Became The Red Team
  • 8th To Pick - Sydney Picked Brad And They Became The Pink Team
  • Not Chosen - Louivannah and Chase were not picked and became the Grey Team
  • Kelly would have chosen her Partner 6th if she had not been chosen by Andreas
  • Ted would have chosen his Partner 8th if he had not been chosen by Ashley

Episode 2: Beekeepers

Airdate: October 10, 2011

Location: Mirabel, Quebec

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place
Find Queen Bee Orange Red Purple Pink Yellow Blue , Green , Teal
Extracting Honey Orange Purple » Pink « Red Teal Yellow Green Blue
Packaging Honey Orange Red Purple Pink Teal Green Yellow Blue
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing the Finish Line
Orange (Wrench) Red (Big Reward) Purple Teal Pink Green Yellow Blue(Eliminated)
  • Prize: iPod Dock
  • Wrench Used on: Pink Team
  • Shield Not Found

Episode 3: Construction Workers

Airdate: October 17, 2011

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place
Mixing Cement Pink Orange » Green Teal Yellow Purple Red «
Building Wall Green Yellow Pink Purple Red Orange Teal
Installing Roof Purple Green Red, Teal Pink Yellow Orange
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing Finish Line
Green (Wrench) Purple (Big Reward) Teal Pink Yellow Orange Red (Eliminated)
  • Prize: BMX Bike
  • Wrench Used on: Red Team
  • Shield: Found by Green Team (Anna, Sam)

Episode 4: Stadium Crew

Airdate: October 24, 2011

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place
Warm-Up Pitcher
by Batting and Catching
Yellow Pink Purple Green Teal Orange
Mud Baseballs Teal Orange Green Purple Yellow Pink
Selling Hot Dogs Teal Pink Purple Green » Yellow Orange «
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing Finish Line
Teal (Big Reward) Pink (Wrench) Purple Green Yellow Orange(Eliminated)
  • Prize: iPod Scoreboard Dock
  • Wrench Used On: Orange Team
  • Shield: Not found

Notes

  • At the end of the experience, Sabrina gave the remaining teams an opportunity to split from their teammates, and go with someone else
  • Both Brad and Sydney from the Pink Team, Talston from the Teal Team and Zach from the Yellow Team stepped up- Purple and Green Teams stayed together
  • Zach and Talston became the new Teal Team, Abhinav and Sydney became the new Yellow Team, and Msgana and Brad became the new Pink Team
  • Both Sydney and Brad kept the wrench, meaning both Yellow and Pink now have the wrench

Episode 5: Loggers

Airdate: November 7, 2011

Location: Squamish, British Columbia

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cut a Log Pink » Teal Green Yellow Purple «
Drive Boom Boat Yellow Teal Green Pink Purple
Climb Up a Tree Yellow Teal Green Pink Purple
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing Finish Line
Teal (Wrench) Yellow (Big Reward) Green Pink Purple(Eliminated)
  • Prize: Portable DJ Console
  • Wrenches Used On: Purple Team during job 1 and Pink Team during job 3
  • Shield: Not found


Episode 6: Marine Survival

Airdate: November 14, 2011

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Icebreaker Evacuation Teal Pink Yellow , Green
Helicopter Ditch Teal Pink Green Yellow
Oil Rig Rescue Teal » Pink « Green Yellow
Finding Clue Card and
Crossing Finish Line
Teal Team (wrench) Green Team (Big Reward) Yellow Pink (Eliminated)
  • Prize: Underwater Goggles and Camera
  • Wrench Used On: Pink Team
  • Shield: Not found

Episode 7: Broadway Stars

Airdate: November 21, 2011

Location: New York City, New York

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
1
2
3
4

Episode 8: Pizza Chefs

Airdate: November 28, 2011

Location:

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
1
2
3
4

Episode 9

Airdate: December 5, 2011

Location:

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
1
2
3
4

Episode 10

Airdate: December 12, 2011

Location:

Tasks 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
1
2
3
4

Webisode

First introduced in Season 2, the Final Webisode will return this season after the season finale. This season, the two challengers who placed highest on the Race To The Finish leaderboard on YTV and two fans who placed within the top 50 on the leaderboard will compete in the final webisode.

Fan Favourite Quotes

Abs Quotes:

-You're awesome possum!

-You're on fire bud!

-Do you really think you can drown in that?


Talston Quote:

-Kelly would be my mom, but more like a teenage version probably


Andreas Quotes:

-Preparing for the show I did obstacle courses in my backyard, nowhere near as complex as this, but I did.

-Thanks Victor, you're the bomb.com


Sam Quotes:

-We were like snipin', supertastickness

-I pull, you pull, I pull, you pull, there ya go.!

-Construction is easy mc cheesy pants. Let's do this!

-In a real life situation, she'd be dead

-(after he and Zach did well in the helicopter escape challenge)-Just a high five right now! : )


Anna Quotes:

-Set for life

-You're not gonna fall off and die...


Kelly Quotes:

-Sam found the shield!!

-two crossed fingers cause bad luck


Msgana Quotes:

-it kinda gets you confused , cus' the front, uhm .. going uhh front .. how do i say this ..

-LOOK HOW MANY HONEY I GOT!!!!

-YOU SMOKKKEDDD MEEEEEEE!!!!!!


Sydney Quotes:

-Pink Team's hot dogs are made with magic!!


Zach Quotes:

-(About the wooden chairs carved out in the beginning of Episode 5) It's Talston size!

-(after Abs told them they tricked Pink into going to other direction) That's not nice!

Season 3 Records

Record Challenger(s) Number
Champion (Winner) NA 10 Experiences
Most Experience Wins Zach & Talston 3 Experiences
Most Top Two Finishes Zach & Talston 3 Experiences
Most Wrenches Won Zach & Talston 2 Times
Most Times Wrenched Andreas,Kelly & Brad 2 Times
Most Big Rewards Won Abhinav 2 Times
Most Shields Found Anna & Sam 1

Records: All Time

Record Challenger(s) Number
Champions (Winners) Ruby Rae (Season 1) Tea (Season 2) 10/13 Experiences
First Girl to Win Ruby Rae (Season 1) 13 Experiences
First Boy to Win NA NA
Most Experience Wins Ruby Rae (Season 1) 6 Experiences
Most Top Two Finishes Ruby Rae (Season 1) 12 Experiences
Most Wrenches Won Ruby Rae (Season 1) 7 Times
Most times Wrenched Talon (Season 1) 5 Times
Most Big Rewards Won Sam (Season 2), Ruby Rae (Season 1) 4 Times
Most Shields Found Talon (Season 1), Maddison (Season 1) 2
  • Bryanne and Tanner (Yellow Team, Season 2) remain the only competitors to be eliminated with a Shield in their possession
  • In Season 3, Kelly and Andreas (Purple Team) were:
    • The first team to be wrenched twice in a single experience
    • The first purple team to be eliminated
  • In Season 3, Zachary and Talston (second Teal Team) became the first team formed in a team switch to win an experience
  • As of the end of the sixth experience in Season 3, this marks the longest period of time in which a Shield has yet to be used. In Season 1, the first Shield was used on experience six and in Season 2, the first Shield was used on experience five.
  • The Blue Teams and Orange Teams have been among the first four eliminations each season
  • Episode 6 Season 3, Marine Survivalists, is the only episode where every team got a penalty of 3 minutes at come point during the experience. (Green and Yellow in the first job, Pink and Teal in the second job)

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