Wipeout (season 1)

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Wipeout (season 1)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 11
Original network ABC
Original release 28 June 2008 (2008-06-28) – 16 September 2008 (2008-09-16)
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This is a comprehensive list of all of the episodes from the first season of American game show Wipeout.

Episode 1: Hello America[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 Arthur "Jazzhands" Sevcik 6th (02:02.4) 6th 2nd Winner (02:40.70)
2 "Mouth of the South" Travis Mitchell 1st (01:55.6) 4th 1st Ran Out of time
3 Jessi "Go Go Dancer" Duran (female) (Age: 20) 12th (02:26.5) 3rd 4th 3rd Place (05:36.77)
4 "Police Academy Grad" Nick Leland 5th (02:00.2) 2nd 3rd 4th Place (05:43.60)
5 "Sherrif" Kevin Ashmuhs 7th (02:14.5) 5th Eliminated
6 "Candyman" Andrew Ritter 3rd (01:57.3) $1,000 Quit and left with $1,000
7 "Pastor" Jerry Huson 11th (02:25:0) Eliminated 7th
David Anderson 2nd (01:56.6) Eliminated 8th
Glenn-Marie Endris (female) 9th (02:15:8) Eliminated 10th
"Be The Ball" Ruben Sears 4th (01:58:9) Eliminated 9th
"Waitress" Amy Kline (female) (Age: 23) 10th (02:19:4) Eliminated 11th
"Triathlete" Kim Beetlestone (female) (Age: 38) 8th (02:14:9) Eliminated 12th

Episode 2: A Day's Work and Day's Play[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sack Sweeper Tennis Dreadmill Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Skateboarder" Jim Wakefield 3rd (01:33.9) $1000 1st (01:00.79) Winner (07:34.55) ($51,000)
2 "Father of Two" Darrin Miller 1st (01:19.3) 5th 3rd (04:35.10) Ran Out of time
3 "Ladies' Man" Joey Byham 4th (01:34.6) 6th 2nd (01:07.13) Quit
4 "Massage Therapist" David Goryl 5th (01:59.1) 4th 4th (04:36.14) 4th Place (08:50.79)
5 "Breakdancer" Ingel Catindig 2nd (01:32.5) 3rd Finished but Didn't Qualify (04:36.20)
6 "Neon Blonde" Kelly Duffy (female) (Age: 23) 7th (02:30.4) 2nd Quit
7 Gayla "Don't Call Me A Cougar" Johnson 10th (02:48.8) Eliminated 7th
"Personal Trainer" Alyssa Grube 12th (02:55.7) Eliminated 8th
"Mother of Four" Jessica Burd 8th (02:33.5) Eliminated 9th
"Cheerleader" Donald Pietranczyck 6th (02:10.5) Eliminated 10th
"Genius" Ronni Peck (Age: 27) 9th (02:46.7) Eliminated 11th
Carin "Crazy Fingers" Chea 11th (02:50.8) Eliminated 12th

Episode 3: Where's The Pole?[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Toothbrush Sweeper Dizzy Dummy[a] Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Teenage Ninja" Kyle Adler 3rd (01:41.5) $1000 1st Winner (03:23.03) ($51,000)
2 "Mortgage Broker" Nick Louis 1st (01:36.2) 4th 3rd 2nd Place (09:33.99)
3 Ariel "Never Been Kissed" Tweto (Age: 20) 9th (02:25.1) 6th 4th 3rd Place (15:57.93)
4 "Ridiculously Good-Looking" Neil Smith 7th (02:09.0) 3rd 2nd Late Finish (16:03.81)
5 "Law School Wannabe" Chris Lekawa 8th (02:11:5) 5th Eliminated
6 "Personal Trainer" Jarran Joshu 2nd (01:40.4) 2nd Sick
7 Dalmar Montgomery 4th (01:41:8) Eliminated 7th
Will Rideau 6th (01:45:2) Eliminated 8th
"The Pole Murderer" Mike Pyszczynski 12th (03:29:1) Eliminated 9th
"Jersey Girl" Jennifer Tapiero (Age: 19) 11th (03:25:7) Eliminated 10th
"Fit Model" Dena DePompa 10th (03:21:9) Eliminated 11th
Vanessa Berghorn 5th (01:42:0) Eliminated 12th


  1. ^ The Dizzy Dummy round had an extra spin to account for Jarran throwing up.

Episode 4: The Flip Flop Flip, Flop[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper Dodgeball Dreadmill Flipper Flop Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Fitness Fanatic" Marc Natividad 1st (01:41.7) 5th 2nd (01:39.11) Winner (08:23.10)
2 "Silver Fox" Robert Schweitzer 7th (02:15.1) 3rd 1st (01:42.15) 2nd Place (11:35.02)
3 "Warrior" Saye Yabendeh (Age: 26) 12th (03:26.6) 4th 4th (01:10.71) Ran Out of time
4 "Mama's Boy" Gabriel Lawrence 8th (02:30.1) $1000 3rd (01:27.81) Quit and left with $1,000
5 Keith "Muddy Beard" Biondi 9th (02:37.0) 2nd Eliminated(01:09.88)
"Soccer Mom" Gwenisha Robinson 6th (02:02.3) 6th Eliminated(01:00.52)
7 Taylor Johnson (Age: 19) 3rd (01:45.0) Eliminated 12th
Cheryl "The Flight Attendant" Kazel 2nd (01:41.8) Eliminated 10th
Grace "The Waitress" Matias 11th (02:49.5) Eliminated 7th
"Newlywed" Kat Negrete 4th (01:49.9) Eliminated 8th
"The Terminator" Rado Pagac 10th (02:47.7) Eliminated 11th
″Six Foot Six″ Philip Ventimiglia 5th (02:02.0) Eliminated 9th

Episode 5: All Balls[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Hoop Sweeper Mexican Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Jock" Casey O'Farrell 3rd (01:38.7) $1000 4th Winner (05:30.51) ($51,000)
2 "1-word Model" Dana Jamison (Age: 18) 5th (02:16.1) 3rd 3rd 2nd Place (06:26.28)
3 "Nerd Gamer" Jeremy Olson 1st (01:14.5) 5th 2nd Ran Out of time
4 "Chinese Acrobat" David Matz 4th (01:47.8) 2nd 1st 4th Place (08:27.01)
5 "Ball-loving Weird-o" Ben Kronberg 2nd (01:36.0) 4th Eliminated
6 "Crunch Time" Jacob Mann 11th (03:28.8) 6th Quit (sick)[a]
7 "Tiny" John Ames 10th (03:10.6) Eliminated 7th
Jodi Elliot 8th (02:48.2) Eliminated 12th
"Narcissist" Richard Gale 12th (03:31.2) Eliminated 10th
Katie Graham 6th (02:26.8) Eliminated 9th
Jessica Horton 7th (02:45.3) Eliminated 11th
"Competitive Eater" Shawn Kirby 9th (03:06.8) Eliminated 8th


  1. ^ Before the start of the Dizzy Dummy, the six remaining contestants were given a Mexican lunch, and Jacob Mann quit before the second heat due to stomach dizziness.

Episode 6: Wrecord Breaker[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Crowbar Sweeper Wrecking Ball Dreadmill Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Mr." Charles Zaucha 1st (01:32.9) 3rd 1st (02:34.31) Winner (06:22.56)
2 "Geek" Robert Duff 5th (02:09.2) $1000 3rd (01:33.23) 2nd Place (16:49.44) ($1,000)
3 "Animal Lover" Jessica Bertoni (female) (Age: 25) 4th (01:52.8) 6th 4th (01:23.78) Out of time
"Below the Belt" John Curtis 6th (02:11.4) 4th 2nd (01:36.97) Out of time
5 "Fashion Designer" Timothy Ton 3rd (01:49.1) 5th Eliminated(01:05.10)
"B-boy" Chris Kinyon 2nd (01:39.5) 2nd Eliminated(:21.35)
7 Lili Asvar (female) 10th (03:44.6) Eliminated 11th
Yolanda Ezeil (female) 8th (02:34.0) Eliminated 8th
"Loan Specialist" Tyler Jorgenson 9th (03:00.9) Eliminated 7th
Toni Robinson (female) 11th (03:46.8) Eliminated 10th
Christa "Personal Trainer" Wiktorski (female) (Age: 23) 7th (02:12.0) Eliminated 9th
"Software Developer" Matthew Thies 12th (03:56.9) Eliminated 12th

Episode 7: The Wipey Awards[edit]

Wipey Award Winner Runners-up
Best Sucker Punch Jessica Trevethick (Week 4) Dana Jamison (Week 5), James Simpton (Week 5), Jessica Bertoni (Week 6), Craig Johnson (Week 2)
Best Sweeper Week 2

(everyone but Jim Wakefield)

Week 1 (3 sweeps), Week 3 (3 sweeps), Week 6 (2 sweeps)
Best Wipeout on a Non-obstacle Natalie Murdock (Week 2) Margie Stubbs (Week 1), Brandon Bermudez (Week 5), Carrie Wynes (Week 8), Andrew Pagana (Week 2)
Favorite Contestant Ariel "Where's the pole?" Tweto (Week 3) Sandy Bowles (Week 6), Travis Mitchell (Week 1), Keith Biondi (Week 4), Jessi Duran (Week 1)
Dizziest Dummy Jarran Joshu (Week 3) Chris Lekawa (Week 3), Jessi Duran (Week 1)
Best Guest Obstacle Wrecking Ball

(Dreadmill, Week 6)

The Crowbar (Sweeper, Week 6), Tennis Balls (Dreadmill,Week 1), Sacks (Sweeper, Week 2)
Best Telestration "The Cheerleader" (Week 2) "Sweeper Dodgeball Instructions" (Week 4), "Tuesday Night in Jersey" (Week 1), "The Wrecking Ball" (Week 6), "Joey Byham" (Week 2), "The Hoop" (Week 5)
Best Big Balls Wipeout Chris Lekawa (Week 3) Chris Kinyon (Week 6), Gwenisha Robinson (Week 4), Gayla Johnson (Week 2), Christa Wiktorski (Week 6)
Best Romance Ben Kronberg, the Big Balls,

and the Ball Swing (Week 5)

Ariel Tweto and a Crazy Beam (Week 3), Jessica Bertoni and the Wrecking Ball (Week 6)
Best Dance Jim Wakefield (Week 2) Ingel Catandig (Week 2), Neil Smith (Week 3), Arthur Sevcik (Week 1)
Best Battle Cry Nancy Dillness-Novak (Week 1) Saye Yabandeh (Week 4), Kyle Adler (Week 3), Victoria Redstall (Week 1), David Goryl (Week 2)
Lifetime Achievement The Big Balls The Sweeper, The Spinner, The Sucker Punch
Best Wipeout Jacob Mann (Week 5) Erwin Milan (Week 6), John Curtis (Week 6), Toni Robinson (Week 6)
  • This episode contained an awards show style presentation of past moments from the previous episodes. Other Notable Awards included Most Calm and Collected: Anita Lavi; Best Spazout: David Goryl; Most Unintelligible Comment: Nick Louis; Most Eligible Bachelor: Joey Byham; Best Skid Mark: Jen Svedja; Best Soap Opera Moment: David Goryl and Ingel Catandig; Best Sideline Reporter:Jill Wagner; Best Purple Tracksuit: Bryan Sayas; and Best "Put a Fork in Me" Moment: Margie Stubbs.

Title reference: A spoof of the annual Emmy Awards.

Episode 8: Wipeout O-Matic[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier The Crusher Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Fire-dancer" Richard Mendoza 2nd (01:53.2) 2nd 1st Winner (10:55.56)
2 "Foot-phobic" April Robles (Age: 24) 1st (01:48.8) $1000 3rd 2nd Place (16:46.53) ($1,000)
3 "Marine" Carlos Moreno 5th (01:55.3) 6th 2nd Ran Out of time
4 "Firefighter" Michael Bertrand 3rd (01:53.7) 3rd 4th Quit
5 "Human Siren" Shane Johnson (Age: 20) 4th (01:55.0) 5th Eliminated
"Motormouth" Tory Mell 9th (03:00.3) 4th Eliminated
7 "Professor" Calvin Bonds 10th (04:22.4) Eliminated 12th
"Chick in the Mud" Gina Capelli 6th (01:55:6) Eliminated 10th
"Lady in the Doughnut" Brittany Gilman 11th (04:33.9) Eliminated 11th
"Pilot" Larry Hanes 12th (05:22.7) Eliminated 8th
"Woman in Mid-air" Jessye Liebow 7th (02:00.8) Eliminated 9th
"Pro Surfer" Jenny Quam 8th (02:02.1) Eliminated 7th
  • Notes: This is the 1st time no one quit on the dizzy dummy

Episode 9: The Special Episode[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper Daunting Cookie Cutter All-New Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Rocket Scientist" Christian Readyhoff 3rd (01:10.0) T1st 2nd (04:13.68) Winner (00:55.88)
2 Scott "Face-plant" Kessler (male) 8th (01:56.9) T1st 1st (04:04.00) 2nd Place (02:03.84)
3 Katie Mayfield "The Pro Cheerleader" 2nd (01:01.3) T1st 4th (04:51.52) Late Finish (02:25.14)
4 "Suddenly Slim" Mich Rohner 12th (02:26:9) T1st 3rd (04:30.37) 4th Place (03:00.83)
5 "The Wolverine" Andrew Long 10th (02:00.4) T1st Eliminated(05:13.74)
6 "105-pound Little" Paul Martin 11th (02:20.2) T1st Eliminated(05:52.19)
7 "Hot Sauce Guy" Daniel Drew 9th (01:58.8) T1st Eliminated(07:29.21)
8 Nick Ballard "The Football Player" 1st (00:59.4) T1st Did Not Finish
9 Angela Bruson 5th (01:11.7) Eliminated 14th
Monte Cook "With His Sore Butt" 16th (02:29.2) Eliminated 15th
Karen Helm 6th (01:12.1) Eliminated 16th
"Dog Trainer" Mindy Fortune 4th (01:10.8) Eliminated 9th
"Police Officer" Steve Romero 13th (02:27.9) Eliminated 10th
Eddie Shapiro 15th (02:29.0) Eliminated 12th
"Triathlete" Shelly Williams 7th (01:22.3) Eliminated 13th
"Former Stuntman" Rick Wilson 14th (02:28.6) Eliminated 11th
  • Notes: This episode was the pilot for the series. Thirty-two contestants competed in this episode, with sixteen advancing to the Sweeper. After eight contestants were eliminated in the Sweeper, the round simply ended.

Nick set fastest time ever on the qualifier and was 1st person ever to win the qualifier and fail to make the wipeout zone

Christian set the fastest time ever on the wipeout zone

Episode 10: Road to the Final Episode[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Triple Threat Sweeper Roadwork Dreadmill Storm Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Punk Rocker" Kyle Sullivan 3rd (01:42.2) $1000 1st (01:51.81) Winner (03:35.26) ($51,000)
2 Sam "The Champ" Mohan (Age: 20) 4th (01:55.8) 6th 3rd (:53.89) 2nd Place (06:01.21)
3 "Loonybird" Brent Williams 7th (02:36.0) 4th 4th (:52.08) 3rd Place (12:34.48)
4 "Xtreme Kiwi" Phil Somerville 1st (01:21.6) 3rd 2nd (01:49.81) Injured (Left Shoulder)
5 "Semi-Pro Baseball Player" Thomas Lynum 8th (02:43.6) 5th Eliminated(:51:53)
"Stuntwoman" Jessie Graff (Age: 24) 2nd (01:23.1) 2nd Eliminated(:42.08)
7 "Self-Described Cutie" Angeliquea Blackmon 10th (03:02.9) Eliminated 10th
"Beer Belly" Rolland Gerhardt 5th (02:08.6) Eliminated 8th
"Bartender" Ericka Klein 6th (02:24.8) Eliminated 12th
Tiffany Latella 12th (04:00.9) Eliminated 11th
"Architect" Meaghan McCall 11th (03:34.9) Eliminated 9th
Johnny Pegues "Pegasus" 9th (02:50.0) Eliminated 7th

Episode 11: Top 25 Moments[edit]

Moment # Winner
25 Chris Lekawa (Week 3)
24 Heather Lawrence (Week 5)
23 Jim Wakefield (Week 2)
22 Kameisha Thomas (Week 10)
21 Isaac Alvarez (Week 1)
20 The Toothbrush (Jarran Joshu & Kyle Adler-Week 3)
19 Travis Mitchell (Week 1)
18 "Champ" Sam Mohan (Week 10)
17 Karla Guy (Week 9)
16 Jessica Bertoni (Week 6)
15 "A Hundred-Five-Pound Little" Paul Martin (Week 9)
14 David Goryl (Week 2)
13 Shane Johnson (Week 8)
12 Iris Kyle (Week 9)
11 Jessi Duran (Week 1)
10 John Curtis (Week 6)
9 Mexican Lunch Dizzy Dummy (Week 5)
8 Maria Castro & Gayla Johnson (Week 2)
7 Tamara Pickering (Week 9)
6 "Jedi" William Hill (Week 1)
5 Margie Stubbs (Week 1)
4 Sweeper Dodgeball (Week 4)
3 Jarran Joshu (Week 3)
2 Jacob Mann (Week 5)
1 Ariel "Never Been Kissed" Tweto (Week 3)
  • Notes: The episode featured the Top 25 Moments as voted by the fans. The links were recorded from Venice Beach, where a number of past contestants and fans had gathered in celebration. The episode also shows behind-the-scenes and unbroadcast footage from the first season.