'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 8 Best Moments: Some country strength and Haley Johnson's inspiring act

North Carolina school teacher Will Sutton and Army nurse Haley Johnson beat the chosen Titans, MMA star Tyron Woodley and Hannah Teter


                            'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 8 Best Moments: Some country strength and Haley Johnson's inspiring act
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It was time for the East Region competitors to prove their mettle at 'The Titan Games' Season 2 and prove they did as North Carolina school teacher Will Sutton and Army nurse Haley Johnson beat the chosen Titans, Tyron Woodley and Hannah Teter. The competitors, after winning against their fellow opponents, took on the MMA superstar and the Olympic medal-winning snowboarder on the competitive Mount Olympus. Here are some of the best moments.

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Will 'Mullet' Sutton — The perfect example of country strength

He may not boast of rippling muscles or a defined and chiselled physique, but what he does have is brute strength in his arsenal and the thickset, burly Sutton used it to his advantage. In Kareem Brinson, he had a DJ who competed against him and took the first round, Nuts and Bolts. However, Sutton slammed him out of the competition with a resounding and double-quick comeback on Lunar Impact. Herculean Pull was actually a task, but not for Sutton as he pulled the pole out pipping Kareem again.

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Haley Johnson — Inspired and Inspiring

For army nurse Johnson, it was all about honouring her late dad. She confesses right up, "We were poor," and later her dad, the man who ensured the family led a decent life, passed away after battling cancer. Her dad was her inspiration and she channelled that as she took on Monster truck driver, Cynthia Gauthier. The one highlight other than the performance was the camaraderie both competitors shared. Johnson went on to win Chain Link and Kick-Out in record time.

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Sutton blasts through Mount Olympus

Tyron Woodley (Steve Dietl/ NBC)

Again, it was brute strength to the rescue and Sutton did the lifting with ease and gained an advantage over Woodley on the Mount Olympus course. While he did show signs of exhaustion while hammering away at the Titan tomb to dig out the relic, he had nothing to worry as Woodley was still pulling the ball and chain. In the end, there was a new Titan and Woodley gets a chance again in the final.

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When Haley was too good for Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter (Steve Dietl/NBC)

It was the classic case of an athlete vs a functional fitness trained character. While Hannah was fast, Johnson was stronger and that helped her edge out the snowboarder. The log lift was a crucial area and the advantage Johnson had in her was the strength.

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'The Titan Games' Season 2 airs on Mondays at 8 pm ET on NBC.