A team is only as strong as its weakest player and nobody knows this better than former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones. As host of NBC’s new team obstacle course race show, “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” Jones has the opportunity to observe teams from all walks of life engaging in series of challenges that will test them mentally and physically.
Airing on Thursday nights on NBC, each episode features three teams competing in a mile-long obstacle course where all team members must complete challenges that involve tricky feats like rope climbs, crawling under barbed wire, and ultimately tackling a massive slip wall where each 5-member team must work collaboratively to get over to the other side. At the conclusion of the season, the winning teams will receive $250,000.
During our sit-down with Jones he gives us some insight on this season’s competitors, what makes a team most formidable and why you should be watching Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge airs Thursday nights on NBC at 8PM CT.