The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

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Vote up who you believe to be the true 'The Challenge' champions.

From The Gauntlet and Rivals to Vendettas and beyond, this ranked list features The Challenge contestants who have pushed the hardest and won the most while entertaining viewers along the way. Some MTV The Challenge contestants are fan favorites, while other MTV The Challenge cast members are fun to hate.

Who is featured on this list of The Challenge competitors? Johnny Devenanzio has to be near the top of the list. The man known by fans as Johnny Bananas has competed in 19 seasons of The Challenge, taking home six wins throughout his storied career. He's probably one of the most famous MTV The Challenge champions. Johnny's one-time rival turned friend Cara Maria Sorbello is also among the best contestants on The Challenge.

The Miz turned his time on The Challenge into a successful wrestling career and Theo Von is now dominating in the comedy clubs. They're two pretty famous The Challenge veterans. Derrick Kosinski, Ashley Mitchell, and Rachel Robinson are also popular The Challenge cast members.

Who do you think is the best contestant of The Challenge? Check out this list to see over 100 of the MTV The Challenge best competitors. Vote up who you believe are the true The Challenge champions. And if you're watching MTV The Challenge War of the Worlds 2, be sure to check out our The Challenge drinking game.

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  • Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello
    1
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

    Original series: The Real World: Paris

    Seasons: The Inferno (final) The Inferno II (final), The Duel, The Inferno 3, The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II, Rivals, Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II (won), Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, Invasion of the Campions (won), XXX: Dirty 30 (final), Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts 

  • Wes Bergmann
    2
    • Birthplace: Leawood, Kansas, United States of America

    Original series: Real World: Austin

    Seasons:  Fresh Meat (final), The Duel (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II (won), Battle of the Exes II, Rivals III, War of the Worlds(final), War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

  • Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio
    3
    • Birthplace: Fullerton, California

    Original series: The Real World: Key West

    Seasons: The Duel, The Inferno 3 (final), The Gauntlet III, The Island (won), The Ruins (won), Cutthroat, Rivals (won), Battle of the Exes (won), Rivals II (final), Free Agents (won), Battle of the Exes II, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III (won), Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds II

    Hometown: Fullerton, California

  • Derrick Kosinski
    4

      Original series: Road Rules: Xtreme

      Seasons:  Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (final), The Gauntlet 2, Fresh Meat, The Duel, The Inferno 3 (won), The Ruins (won), Cutthroat, XXX: Dirty 30 (final)

      Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois

    • Darrell Taylor
      5
      Age: age 39
      • Birthplace: Hayward, California

      Original series: Road Rules: Campus Crawl

      Seasons:  The Gauntlet (won), The Inferno (won), The Inferno II (won), Fresh Meat (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30

      Hometown: Oakland, California

    • Diem Brown
      6
      Dec. at 34
      • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

      Original series: Fresh Meat

      Seasons:  Fresh Meat, The Duel, The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II, The Ruins, Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II, Battle of the Exes II

      Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

    • Cara Maria Sorbello
      7

        Original series: Fresh Meat II

        Seasons: Cutthroat (final), Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II (final), Free Agents, Battle of the Bloodlines (won), Invasion of the Champions, XXX:Dirty 30 (final), Vendettas (won), War of the Worlds (finals), War of the Worlds 2

        Hometown: Methuen, Massachusetts 

      • Jordan Wiseley
        8
        Age: age 29

          Original series: Real World: Portland

          Seasons:  Rivals II (final), Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II (won), XXX: Dirty 30 (won), War of the Worlds 2

          Hometown: Mustang, Oklahoma

        • Landon Lueck
          9
          Age: age 40
          • Birthplace: Wisconsin, USA

          Original series: Real World: Philadelphia

          Seasons: The Inferno II (won), The Gauntlet 2 (won), The Duel II, Fresh Meat II (won)

          Hometown: River Falls, Wisconsin

        • Sarah Rice
          10

          Sarah Rice

          Original series: Real World: Brooklyn

          Seasons: The Ruins (final), Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat (final), Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons (final), Rivals II, Battle of the Exes II (won), Rivals III (won)

          Hometown: San Francisco, California

        • Evelyn Smith
          11

            Original series: Fresh Meat

            Seasons: Fresh Meat, The Inferno 3 (won), The Gauntlet III (final), The Island (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Rivals (won)

            Hometown: Harrison, New York

          • Emily Norine Schromm
            12

              Original series: Real World: D.C.

              Seasons: Cutthroat (final), Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II (won)

              Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

            • Abram Boise
              13
              • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

              Original series: Road Rules: South Pacific

              Seasons: The Gauntlet, The Inferno (won), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (final), The Inferno 3 (won), The Island, Cutthroat (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Bloodlines

              Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

            • Mark Long
              14
              Age: age 48

                Original series: Road Rules: First Adventure

                Seasons:  Real World/Road Rules Challenge (won), Battle of the Sexes (won), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Gauntlet 2 (final), The Duel II (final), Battle of the Exes

                Hometown: Satellite Beach, Florida

              • Laurel Stucky
                15
                Age: age 34

                  Original series: Fresh Meat II

                  Seasons:  Fresh Meat II (final), Cutthroat (final), Rivals (final), Free Agents (won), Invasion of the Champions, War of the Worlds 2

                  Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

                • Leroy Garrett
                  16
                  Age: age 34

                    Original series: Real World: Las Vegas

                    Seasons:  Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II (final), Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas (final), War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

                    Hometown: Romulus, Michigan

                  • Jenna Compono
                    17

                    Jenna Compono

                    Age: age 26

                      Original series: Real World: Ex-Plosion

                      Seasons: Battle of the Exes II (final), Battle of the Bloodlines (final), Rivals III (final), Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds

                      Hometown: Wantagh, New York

                    • Mike "The Miz" Mizanin
                      18

                         

                         Original series: Real World: Back to New York

                        Seasons: Battle of the Seasons (won), The Gauntlet (final), The Inferno (final), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (won)

                        Hometown: Parma, Ohio

                      • Tori Deal
                        19

                        Tori Deal

                        Age: age 26

                          Original series: Are You The One? 4

                          Seasons: XXX: Dirty 30 (final), Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds 2

                          Hometown: Astoria, New York

                        • Cohutta Grindstaff
                          20

                          Cohutta Grindstaff

                        • Rachel Robinson
                          21
                          Age: age 36

                            Original series: Road Rules: Campus Crawl

                            Seasons:  Battle of the Sexes, The Gauntlet (won), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (final), The Island, The Duel (won), Battle of the Exes

                            Hometown: Miami, Florida

                          • Kyle Christie
                            22

                            Kyle Christie

                          • Kam Williams
                            23

                            Kam Williams

                          • Kenny Santucci
                            24

                              Original series: Fresh Meat

                              Seasons:  Fresh Meat (final), The Duel, The Inferno 3 (won), The Gauntlet III (final), The Island (won), The Ruins (won), Fresh Meat II (final), Rivals (final)

                              Hometown: Cedar Grove, New Jersey

                            • Brad Fiorenza
                              25
                              • Birthplace: Orland Park, Illinois, USA

                              Original series: Real World: San Diego

                              Seasons:  Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, The Gauntlet 2, The Duel (final), The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II (final), The Ruins, Cutthroat (won), Vendettas, Final Reckoning

                              Hometown: Chicago, Illinois