The BEST Episodes of American Grit
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2021
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.
#1 - Tired Out
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 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.
#2 - Who's Got Grit?
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 6, 2017
#3 - Selfish vs. Selfless
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 16, 2017
#4 - Shady Grady
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 30, 2017
Changes in game play increase the stakes, especially with a double elimination on the horizon.
#5 - Barricade the Bunker
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.
#6 - Secrets Are Revealed
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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
#7 - Camp Love
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 9, 2017
#8 - Find Your Grit
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 11, 2017
17 new competitors head to Hampton Island, Ga., where the Cadre will be divide into two teams as the competition begins.
#9 - Squat Till You Drop
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.
#10 - Role Reversal
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 23, 2017
After an upsetting elimination challenge, it is decided that the contestants need some tough love; gossip raises tension back at camp.
#11 - Cena Does the Dishes
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#12 - Double Time
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.
#13 - Ice Cubed
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 21, 2016
The next challenge is revealed and the losing teams must send one team member to compete in "The Circus."
#14 - Cena Says
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#15 - Charlie Foxtrot
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 5, 2016
The competitors are challenged to memorize and recreate specific sets of symbols in order to test their observation and communication skills.
#16 - Liar Liar
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.
#17 - Dawn Patrol
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.
#18 - Moving Camp
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 28, 2016
WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre challenge the competitors to break down and set up camp.
#19 - Ruck Up
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.
#20 - Over the Falls
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 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.