The BEST Episodes of American Grit

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Network: FOX

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.

Tired Out

#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.

star 8.19
90 votes
Who's Got Grit?

#2 - Who's Got Grit?

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 6, 2017

star 8.17
46 votes
Selfish vs. Selfless

#3 - Selfish vs. Selfless

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 16, 2017

star 8.06
68 votes
Shady Grady

#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.

star 8.05
75 votes
Barricade the Bunker

#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.

star 7.98
100 votes
Secrets Are Revealed

#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

star 7.97
70 votes
Camp Love

#7 - Camp Love

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 9, 2017

star 7.97
70 votes
Find Your Grit

#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.

star 7.93
84 votes
Squat Till You Drop

#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.

star 7.92
106 votes
Role Reversal

#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.

star 7.91
67 votes
Cena Does the Dishes

#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.

star 7.91
76 votes
Double Time

#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.

star 7.90
106 votes
Ice Cubed

#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."

star 7.82
194 votes
Cena Says

#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.

star 7.72
65 votes
Charlie Foxtrot

#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.

star 7.70
125 votes
Liar Liar

#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.

star 7.66
71 votes
Dawn Patrol

#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.

star 7.59
92 votes
Moving Camp

#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.

star 7.52
144 votes
Ruck Up

#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.

star 7.33
250 votes
Over the Falls

#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.

star 6.63
8 votes