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Jun 15 2016

TV News: Discovery Searches For the Next AMERICAN TARZAN – All New Series Premieres July 6

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Discovery Channel LogoDISCOVERY SEARCHES FOR THE NEXT ‘AMERICAN TARZAN’

All New Series Premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 10 PM ET/PT

 

(Los Angeles) – On a remote Caribbean island, seven challengers will take on Mother Nature’s most brutal obstacle course. Their goal: to not only survive the wild, but to master it. AMERICAN TARZAN, an all-new series premieres Wednesday, July 6, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

There was a time when man was truly wild. Survival meant silently stalking your prey, climbing high in trees to escape predators, and utilizing every resource within reach to stay alive. That era may be gone but there are still men and women who blaze though the forest, swim the raging rapids, and spend their days in the treetops.

American Tarzan - cast photoIn an epic journey through four distinct terrains; the jungle, coast, mountains and canyons, these men and women must live completely off the land, while tackling the most punishing obstacles on earth.  They will face conditions that early inhabitants tackled hundreds of years ago, relying on nothing more than basic tools, mental toughness and brute strength.

After kayaking through open water to reach the inhospitable island, the first challenge will be to navigate an impenetrable jungle filled with vines, roots and steep cliffs, a harsh taste of the myriad obstacles the island will throw at them.  Over the subsequent weeks, challengers will traverse dense jungles, raging rivers and towering mountains, all while foraging for food to keep them fueled for the long and strenuous journey.

Seven will attempt to conquer the island of Dominica, but only one will become American Tarzan.

 

The competitors include:

 

Brandon Morrison - - American Tarzan

Brandon Morrison

Brandon Morrison

HOMETOWN:  Seattle, Wash.

JOB: Personal Trainer

SUPERPOWER: Super Strength – Can lift over 600 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Knutson - American Tarzan

Derek Knutson

Derek Knutson

HOMETOWN:  Hayward, Wis.

JOB:  Professional Timber Sports Athlete

SUPERPOWER: Speed Climber – Can climb a 6 story tree in 14 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Liszka

Kim Liszka

Kim Liszka

HOMETOWN:  Macungie, Pa.

JOB:  Emergency Room Nurse

SUPERPOWER: Super Stamina. Can run 26 miles uphill without stopping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera

HOMETOWN:  San Diego, Calif.

JOB:  Bartender

SUPERPOWER: Upper Body Strength – Can climb two story rope in under 20 seconds.

 

 

 

 

Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen

HOMETOWN:  Boulder, Colo.

JOB:  Stay at Home Dad

SUPERPOWER: Super Endurance– can run 100+ miles without stopping.

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Reames

Tim Reames

Tim Reames

HOMETOWN:  Austin, Texas

JOB:  Security Contractor

SUPERPOWER: Feels No Pain – Military training taught him to overcome through mental conditioning.

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Guarino

Jeremy Guarino

Jeremy Guarino

HOMETOWN:  Buffalo, N.Y.

JOB:  Small Business Owner

SUPERPOWER: Super Agility – Parkour Master

 

 

 

 

 

Source: ©2016 Discovery Channel. All Rights Reserved.

 

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