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Chris and Brock are two urban tough guys who want to show Mantracker that their Toronto street smarts and urban fortitude can translate in the mountainous country of British Columbia. With attitude, grit and determination, these city boys put Mantracker through the ringer. Across the most grueling and dangerous terrain ever faced by any prey, Chris and Brock dig deep, testing the skills and patience of their hunter all along the way.

Chris Borkowski
Age: 31
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Real Estate Agent, Club Promoter

Bio Fact: Chris is a devoted hunter, member of the Oshawa Skeet and Gun Club and avid reader of Guns and Ammo and Tactical Knives.

Brock Herbert
Age: 24
Hometown: Oakville. Ontario
Occupation: Machinist Apprentice

Bio Fact: Brock is an urban badass. He’s a big fan of skateboarding, piercings and tattoos.

 

Friendships are tested, phobias are confronted and egos are on the line in the unforgiving Alberta wilderness. Shannon and Stephanie are bush smart, competitive athletes and close friends. They’re also moms out to smash some perceptions: just because you look great doesn’t mean you can’t bust it in the bush. But Mantracker’s hungrier than ever – he lost to a team of two women last season, so he’s got both bragging rights and redemption on the line.

Shannon Leroux
Age: 35
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Occupation: Figure Athlete, Voice Artist & Actor

Bio Fact: Shannon was a ground to air Javelin Missile System Operator with the Canadian Military, and is a Pro Member of the International Federation of Body Builders.

Stephanie Bigras
Age: 39
Hometown: Sarnia, Ontario
Occupation: Engineering Technician

Bio Fact: Stephanie plays competitive womens’ hockey and competitive fastball, and never, ever loses her cool. She’s a mom of two and claims she’s never missed a pedicure.

 

Two fierce athletes who thrive on competition challenge Mantracker to a battle of strength, focus and determination in the wild remote wilderness of Grande Cache. Dustin and Ian, childhood friends and Ultimate Frisbee teammates refuse to let fear and dehydration curb their quest for glory but a hungry Mantracker won’t be deterred by their savvy diversions or upstanding fitness. Will the hunter’s skills triumph over the prey’s unrelenting competitive nature or will Dustin and Ian be diminished by a devastating defeat?

Dustin Demille
Age: 27
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
Occupation: Technical Services Manager

Bio Fact: Dustin is an all round athlete possessed with a relentless thirst for victory. When he’s not knocking heads on the Frisbee field he kicks back in his Volkswagen Westfalia named “Roadie”.

Ian Lawson
Age: 27
Hometown: North Bay, Ontario
Occupation: Teacher

Bio Fact: Ian is a competition junkie. He plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee and says there’s nothing better than the rush that comes with winning.

 

An unforgiving Yukon landscape, frigid fall weather and elite prey team raise the stakes for Mantracker. Brent and Brian have the bush experience and physical strength to cut it on “Mantracker”, and their training as firefighters and ability to stay cool under pressure raise the bar even further. But its September in the north – will the severe conditions break them, and tip the delicate balance to Mantracker?

Brent Kirchner
Age: 29
Hometown: London, Ontario
Occupation: Firefighter

Bio Fact: Brent was a sea cadet, and won a Gold and two Silver Medals at the Police Fire Games for mountain biking. He received a Medal of Bravery from the Ontario Government, and became a father for the first time just after competing on Mantracker.

Brian Aziz
Age: 39
Hometown: London, Ontario
Occupation: Firefighter

Bio Fact: Brian has twelve years of training on the fire department’s technical rope rescue team, and once rappelled off a 25-story building. He works out six days a week and competes in triathlons. He plays the guitar, and is a father of three.

 

These city girls appear completely out of their element in the Yukon wilderness. But Erica and Kendall’s drive to succeed and prove their potential make them stellar opponents. By leaving surprises in the bush for Mantracker, will the women successfully get under the tracker’s skin and make him lose his focus, or will the downtown divas succumb to the grueling landscapes that make hours spent on a stair-climber and treadmill seem like a walk in the park?

Erica Vanbriel
Age: 29
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Model, Actress

Bio Fact: Erica, a natural beauty, is from Leuven, Belgium. She has worked world wide as a model since she was 15 but has dreamt about the Canadian wilderness since she was a child.

Kendall Harris
Age: 32
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Bio Fact: The tough and determined Kendall is the eldest sister from a family of four brothers. She lived in Saudi Arabia with her family and spent time as an auctioneer on a cruise ship.

 

It’s the rainiest, muddiest and slipperiest fall on record in northern Ontario, and Mantracker’s team is being pushed to the limit. Brian and Samantha are very fit, very strong, and very, very determined. But they are also the youngest prey team of the season, and putting their relationship to the ultimate test. They are very competitive with Mantracker, and even more competitive with each other. Will they cross they finish line together, or will love come second to victory?

Brian Robinson
Age: 25
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
Occupation: Police Trainee

Bio Fact: Brian never misses a workout, and is fiercely competitive on the ice. He’s an adrenaline junkie who will do anything to challenge himself. Next up? He’s becoming a cop.

Samantha Lefebvre
Age: 24
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
Occupation: Customer Service Representative

Bio Fact: Samantha worked as a youth counselor on a cruise ship, and rowed on a dragon boat team. She’s out prove to Brian – and to herself– that she has what it takes to beat Mantracker.

 

Two polar opposite strangers come together for this battle to the finish line. Both bring extensive training and resolve to the table. Dan, a former U.S Marine Corps sniper and personal trainer of massive proportions and Jared, a highly trained and disciplined Martial Artist and self described smartass, break out cheeky diversions and carefully crafted escape and evade techniques that force Mantracker to draw on all he’s got. Will the two strangers be able to work as a team, or will their different personalities clash and cost them the chase?

Dan Chase
Age: 31
Hometown: Whitecourt, Alberta
Occupation: Firefighter, Personal Trainer

Bio Fact: Dan is from Texas and was a sniper in the United States Marine Corps. With an imposing stature of 6’4, 250 pounds, Dan is no stranger in hand to hand combat.

Jared Payne
Age: 24
Hometown: North Vancouver. BC
Occupation: Landscaper

Bio Fact: Jared spent time in the Canadian Army and received the Top Athlete Award. He is an advanced kick boxer and competed with the Cambodian Kickboxing Club.

 

Steve and Jeff are among the most elite athletes in the world – Olympians. They compete in one of the most exciting, risky sports there is – freestyle aerials. The snow, mud and terrain of early winter in northern Ontario are a horse’s – and Mantracker’s - worst nightmare. And for the first time, “Mantracker” moves into the realm of urban warfare. This could be the chase of the season – has Mantracker met his match? Steve and Jeff have a competitive edge unmatched by any other team – but when does confident turn into cocky?

Steve Omischl
Age: 27
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Occupation: Canadian Freestyle Ski Team Member

Bio Fact: Steve is a two-time Olympian, and was World Champion in 2005. He’s been on the World Cup podium 26 times, and performs some of the hardest jumps ever to be attempted in the sport – two variations of a quadruple twisting triple flip! Steve’s also an avid golfer and filmmaker.

Jeff Bean
Age: 29
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Canadian Freestyle Ski Team Member

Bio Fact: Jeff’s been on the Canadian Olympic Team for 12 years, and has competed in three Olympics. A broken ankle threatened his career in 1999, and after suffering two fractured vertebrae, a broken nose, and a broken orbital bone during training for the 2004 World Cup; Jeff won silver at the world championships just 196 days later. When he’s not training or competing, Jeff’s working on his B.A.