The BEST episodes of American Grit

Every episode of American Grit ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Grit!

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Grit pits teams of men and women against each other to win millions in prize money as they face military- and survival-themed challenges.

Last Updated: 1/28/2024Network: FOXStatus: Ended
Who's Got Grit?
42 votes

#1 - Who's Got Grit?

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/6/2017

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Tired Out
74 votes

#2 - Tired Out

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/9/2016

WWE Superstar John Cena™ informs the teams of their next challenge, during which they will complete four grueling obstacles, collecting a tire at the end of each completed course.

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Shady Grady
66 votes

#3 - Shady Grady

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2017

Changes in game play increase the stakes, especially with a double elimination on the horizon.

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Camp Love
63 votes

#4 - Camp Love

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2017

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Find Your Grit
70 votes

#5 - Find Your Grit

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/11/2017

17 new competitors head to Hampton Island, Ga., where the Cadre will be divide into two teams as the competition begins.

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Selfish vs. Selfless
61 votes

#6 - Selfish vs. Selfless

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/16/2017

Role Reversal
60 votes

#7 - Role Reversal

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2017

After an upsetting elimination challenge, it is decided that the contestants need some tough love; gossip raises tension back at camp.

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Secrets Are Revealed
62 votes

#8 - Secrets Are Revealed

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/2/2017

The teams tackle a foot race through the muck while roped together at their waists. Later: the winning Cadre leader chooses three competitors from the losing teams to face off in a double elimination

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Ice Cubed
159 votes

#9 - Ice Cubed

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/21/2016

The next challenge is revealed and the losing teams must send one team member to compete in "The Circus."

Barricade the Bunker
81 votes

#10 - Barricade the Bunker

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/2/2016

The winner of the next challenge gets a visit from a family member in what proves to be a very special and surprise reunion.

Cena Does the Dishes
63 votes

#11 - Cena Does the Dishes

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/18/2017

The first team challenge arrives and the winning cadre leader selects three rival contestants to do battle in the individual elimination challenge, with one contestant going home.

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Double Time
88 votes

#12 - Double Time

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/12/2016

Survival skills, decision making and teamwork are tested as the contestants create shelter, purify water and build a fire in their next challenge.

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Squat Till You Drop
88 votes

#13 - Squat Till You Drop

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/19/2016

The competitors' strategic skills and teamwork are put to the test as they are challenged to cross a 60-yard field without their feet touching the ground.

Liar Liar
63 votes

#14 - Liar Liar

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/25/2017

The cadre appoint team captains, who lead their teams in a boat race while their teammates are blindfolded. Later, one contestant makes a shocking revelation; host John Cena surprises one competitor with a heart-felt field trip; and three rival contestants face off in the elimination challenge.

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Cena Says
59 votes

#15 - Cena Says

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/6/2017

After an upsetting elimination, WWE® Superstar John Cena® decides to spend quality time with the remaining contestants and reveals personal information about himself. During the challenge, contestants are surprised when they discover that they must remember everything John told them in order to win. With a double elimination ahead, the competition is at an all-time high and the final four are revealed. Then, after one contestant is faced with having to decide who leaves the competition, the final three enter the ultimate challenge. While all might have found their grit, only one can walk away with a quarter of a million dollars and be the winner.

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Dawn Patrol
74 votes

#16 - Dawn Patrol

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/26/2016

The remaining contestants learn that they will need to be mentally and physically prepared to dive right into their next mission at any point.

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Charlie Foxtrot
102 votes

#17 - Charlie Foxtrot

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/5/2016

The competitors are challenged to memorize and recreate specific sets of symbols in order to test their observation and communication skills.

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Moving Camp
119 votes

#18 - Moving Camp

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/28/2016

WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre challenge the competitors to break down and set up camp.

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Ruck Up
198 votes

#19 - Ruck Up

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/14/2016

WWE Superstar John Cena and an elite group of mentors push 16 contestants beyond their limits for prize money worth up to a million dollars.

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Over the Falls
8 votes

#20 - Over the Falls

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/9/2016

The contestants only have two options: to persevere and win up to one million dollars or give up, “ring out” and go home.

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