'Cannonball': Delivery man Adrian Ramos pulls a shocker, wins $10,000 prize in premiere episode

Adrian Ramos came on to the USA Network show to win money to help buy a new car for his father. Over the course of five challenges, he emerged the winner at the end of the episode and won $10,000


                            'Cannonball': Delivery man Adrian Ramos pulls a shocker, wins $10,000 prize in premiere episode
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'Cannonball' made a splash on USA Network on Thursday, July 9, night. The premiere episode of the series saw a number of athletes jump into deep waters as part of various challenges from great heights. Among all the athletes who were part of the episode today, Adrian Ramos, a delivery man by profession, won the $10,000 cash prize. 

Ramos had mentioned earlier in the episode that he wished to help buy a new car for his father. He performed well enough in the first four challenges. Even though it wasn't chart-topping performances, they were enough to get him to the final challenge. Ramos' win was unexpected. He battled with Domonick Giorgianni, a photographer by profession. Giorgianni came into the competition highly uncertain of his own abilities to perform well in the challenges.

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However, his performance in the first challenge, the Speed Skimmer, was enough to speak for him and his skills as a performer. Not only did he rank No. 1 on the charts, but he also became a favorite of hosts Mike Mizanin aka "The Miz" and Rocsi Diaz and they began rooting for his win. But as fate would have it, Ramos' performance in the last challenge, The Cannon, managed to send him to the top resulting in him been announced as the winner. 

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Other athletes featured in this episode included Tim Willy, Oprah Winfrey's former security guard. He introduced himself as a "private security guard for the rich and famous" and had declared that he was "ready to win" but his performance fizzled out in the third challenge Dry & Fly. Other athletes who participated in the show included Jersey girl Jessica Lee-Korkes, water polo expert Brandon Gross and country singer Kacey Lansdale among others. 

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Audiences that watched the first episode of the maiden season seemed happy with it and some were even calling it their favorite summer show. "What an amazing show #Cannonball is so good, my new favorite summer show, also what an amazing way to end my birthday @mikethemiz @rocsidiaz," wrote a fan. "@mikethemiz this cannonball show is awesome just like your catchphrase #canonball," wrote another. "Watching Cannonball w/ @mikethemiz very enjoyable and kinda jealous I'm not able to be on the water slide," wrote another.

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'Cannonball' airs on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on USA Network.