Episode One: My BFF!

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Episode Summary

ROUND 1: THE SPEED ROUND - He Ain't Heavy He's My Log

Contestants face a huge log and are instructed to cut it down to a 27 pound log. There is a scale nearby and they can weigh it as much as they want, but this is a timed event so they better move quickly. The closest to 27 lbs is the winner.

ROUND 2: THE FINESSE ROUND - Paint by Numbers

Contestants are challenged to paint a giant canvas that has various sections, each containing a number. Each number coincides with a specific color from a paint sprayer. As the contestants paint, they reveal a masterful work of art. The contestant that completes the canvas with the best accuracy and style wins.

ROUND 3: THE BACKYARD GAUNTLET

Leg 1: High Chop
In this competition, contestants must cut through four wood beams at the top of a trellis. As each piece of wood is cut, a flag pops up, showing the completion of that step. But contestants will have to watch out because there will also be balloons filled with flour at the top of the trellis and one false move will result in the contestant being powdered!

Leg 2: Where's My Automobile?!
Contestants are each shown one of the dirtiest cars in the history of the world. Armed with the power washer, they must clean the car sufficiently enough to find a hidden three number code that is written somewhere on the car. Once they find the three number code, they can then move on and use that code to unlock a safe that contains the keys to the zero turn mower, a necessary item for the next leg.

Leg 3: Gnome Turning Back
Contestants hop onto the zero turn mower and must navigate an obstacle course with hard turns and a difficult final slalom stretch. Along the way, there are garden gnomes placed at various key points and for each one you break two seconds is added to your final time.

Contestant Bios


NAME:
Darin Eggimann

AGE:
39

HOME TOWN:
Advance, MO

PROFESSION:
Carpenter, Part-time farmer, Rancher

DO YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN?
Happily married with 2 children (5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy)

WHEN DO YOU FIRST REMEMBER USING POWER TOOLS?
When I was ten years old using a chainsaw to clear fence rows!


WHAT'S YOUR COMPETITION DAY STRATEGY?
Be myself and do what I do best!


WHAT DO YOU FEEL GIVES YOU THE EDGE IN THE COMPETITION?
I know who I'm competing against, and I've got a ton of experience. There's not a lot you can throw at me that I can't handle.

NAME:
Cole Schaefer

AGE:
38

HOME TOWN:
Advance, MO

PROFESSION:
Handy-Man

DO YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN?
One Child


WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TOOL AND WHY?
I love the line trimmer, it turns an ugly yard into one that looks amazing.

WHEN DO YOU FIRST REMEMBER USING POWER TOOLS?
When I was eight. I would mow our 2.5 yard using a push mower, weed eater and riding mower.

WHAT'S YOUR COMPETITION DAY STRATEGY?
Strap on my boots tight, and get busy clearing the road

WHAT DO YOU FEEL GIVES YOU THE EDGE IN THE COMPETITION?
My brain. It is superior to any mortals.