Veteran: 18th Challenge
all-time "challenge" legend ct enters this season looking for redemption after an embarrassing elimination upset from jay, who sent him home early on "total madness." ct can no longer rely on his usual blend of tricks -- intimidation, playing the middle politically and acting as a lovable sage to younger players -- to coast through the game. this time around, ct is more focused and intent on reminding everyone why he is truly an agent to be feared and respected. even though he is struggling through a rocky marriage, ct arrives cleared-eyed and determined not to let anyone stand in the way of bringing home the prize to his son cj. one thing pretty much everyone can agree on is no one wants to see him in a final. even 18 seasons of "the challenge" in, he is still a massive threat to win it all.