Monday, August 25, 2008

DEBUT: "America's Toughest Jobs"

The host is Josh Temple.

MISSION #1: Crab fishing while in Juneau, AK. The Tempo Sea is captained by “Kiwi” John Hansen and the Fierce Allegiance is captained by Tony LaRussa (not the St. Louis Cardinals manager).

The 13 contestants are:

Amy Brodsky
Ben Coleman
Bryce Frazier
Chris Young
Eric Waterhouse
Michaela Clemence
Phil Kolarczyk
Rick Broider
Rie Heffron
Rommel Gargoles
Sandy Gabriel
Senta Burke
Steven Hopper

In order to catch the crab, both teams had to set, bait and launch a string of thirty 800 pound steel pots into the water. They then had to sort the crabs by legal type and size. After two days, the two worst people from each boat faced elimination.

Before the crab fishing actually began, everybody was asked to eat a head right off a fresh fish. Amy backed out because she was allergic.

What makes crab fishing so difficult are the extremely cold temperatures we have to work with. At about 11 PM of day one, Rick threw up.

Near the end of day one, Eric came this close to being tangled up by a buoy tossed by Amy and being tossed into the ocean. Ben encountered the same situation during Day 2 with Sandy.

Michaela had some trouble with the bait rope tossing. Steven was being too slow on the job.

All in all, 1,411 crabs were caught. The average salary for a fisherman is $29,805.98; that amount goes into the show’s jackpot. Only the show’s champion will win that money, which is expected to total around $250,000.

BEST WORKER ON THE FIERCE ALLEGIANCE: Michaela

BEST WORKER ON THE TEMPO SEA: Sandy

WORST TWO WORKERS ON THE FIERCE ALLEGIANCE: Steven and Senta

WORST TWO WORKERS ON THE TEMPO SEA: Amy and Eric

The bottom four then went back to crab fishing. After that voyage, the one out of those four that did the worst will be eliminated.

The very first eliminated contestant on “America’s Toughest Jobs” is…










Amy
Eric
Senta
Steven

…Senta Burke.

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