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Arizona contestants to vie for $100,000 prize on new NBC game show Titan Games

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new show coming to NBC. Four lucky contestants are from right here in Arizona! The fit and determined everyday individuals will try to outlast 60 others. The fun airs Thursdays in prime time on local channel 12.

Johnson created and hosts the 10-episode TV show, which puts the group through extreme tests of their muscles, endurance and inner strength.

The winner will walk away with $100,000.

Over 10,000 applied to be on the show.

The Arizonans who made the cut are Steven Hoppe, a Mesa firefighter;

Davy Barnes, a Scottsdale small-business owner and competetive bodybuilder; Matthew Welbourn, a bodybuilder who grew up in Flagstaff; and Christiana Rugloski, a horse riding clinic assistant and gym coach who listed Camp Verde as her hometown on the NBC biography.

Applicants submitted a three-minute video of themselves and had to pass a fitness test. Some of the challenges that were included were a two-minute jump rope, holding a plank position for as long possible, and a series of push-ups and pull-ups.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.



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