The Challenge USA episode 3: Who was eliminated tonight?

The ChallengeEntering The Challenge USA episode 3, we knew that we’d get some brand-new pairings — and with those came fun opportunities.

Without further ado, here are all of the new pairs: David & Shannon, Kyland & Angela, Derek & Shan, Ben & Kyra, Enzo & Desi, Domenick, & Cashay, Danny & Azah, Xavier & Cayla, Tyson & Alyssa, Cinco & Sarah, Leo & Justine, and James & Tasha. We immediately felt for David & Shannon, who felt like they would be easy targets from the get-go.

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First Challenge – “Hang On, Man.” This was basically a dangerous game of Wheel of Fortune with a super-physical twist. It was also pretty close! Kudos to Ben & Kyra for really hanging in there, but the winners here were Kyland & Angela! This was Angela’s second win this time around, and she and her fellow Big Brother alum had a tough decision.

James & Tasha didn’t finish the challenge, so they were already in the Arena. There was a huge debate here — do you send in Leo & Justine in there with them? Or, what about Domenick & Cashay? They were such a dysfunctional duo and with that, they could be beatable? Kyland & Angela decided to send in Domenick & Cashay — for the record, Dom had been prepared for this the moment that first challenge ended. As a matter of fact, he almost wanted it!

The arena battle – This is not a challenge we would’ve wanted to do, as it required players to dive underwater and untie a series of cogs. This was a surprisingly-intense showdown largely because Domenick almost got the two in trouble by forgetting to plug the drain; Cashay was really what got him through this.

Interestingly, though, we heard Kyland call them a “weak team” even though they survived. This means the end of the road for James & Tasha are gone. While Tasha was pretty quiet most of the season, James was a huge player in the early going here! He tried to be strategic and fight to stay alive, but it could only work so far.

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