$500 BB Object: Nerdy Ballsy
Third: Pound-a-Bout (avoid the rotating Sweeper arms & the holes on the platforms)
And Finally: "Ghoul Trouble" (a new back & forth moving "room" w/ surprises galore)
Andrew "Numismatist" Hart, Jr.: 3:09.9
Alec "Brass Man" Morse: 1:48.6
Melissa Bull: ELIMINATED (the time to beat was 3:50)
Other Nerds: Ari "Dorky Kong" Grant, Mark DeShazo, Jonathan DiShaw & Edel Sinson
Hotties: Amanda "Blackjack Buster" Gulyas, Trisha "Babe-o-Rade" Ayer, "Nasty Nat" Natalie DeWindt, Shea Carter, Whitney "Modest Model" Cordray & Brynn Vest
The Scareground: Starting on a spinning peppermint-colored platform, the players have to jump from one rotating yellow/red Sweeper Cross to the other while on one of its four blue planks. From a blue/yellow spinning platform at the Midway stage, they then have to dodge a sidewinder w/ the title of this program on it & then slide down to hopefully the finish platform.
Advancing to Round 3:
Petrified Forest: At least the debut edition has a "Hunger Games" theme. It starts w/ a zip-line to the One Tree Forest, at which point they have to jump to a small, rocking mud pit (where they could be hit by the two fake arrow shooters from above) to the finish zone. And they're all wearing animal hats.
ADVANCING TO WIPEOUT ZONE:
WZ: Bombastic Blob (which launches via a half-ton steel bar)/Swing Blades/Torrential Twisters (which spin counter-clockwise)/Tectonic Planks (you must get over at least one of the two pegs above each plank before you can try jumping to the next plank)
Ari: 7:51.48- WIN!