'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 9 Best Moments: Haley Johnson shines and Ryan Steenberg proves his worth

'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 9 Best Moments:  Haley Johnson shines and Ryan Steenberg proves his worth
Haley Johnson, Ryan Steenberg (NBC, Steve Dietl)

The East Region participants are determined to prove their mettle at any cost. Last week, army nurse Haley Johnson and school teacher Will Sutton bulldozed their way through Mount Olympus and defeated Dwayne Johnson's handpicked Titans, Hannah Teter and Tyron Woodley. This week, Haley and Will Sutton defended their Titan positions against wrestler Dasha Kuret and athlete Ryan Steenberg. 

Dasha  and Ryan slayed for most of the night, but somehow were not able to keep up with the Titans on Mt Olympus. 

Here are some of the best moments from the night.


Dasha was a force of nature in this challenge, against Michelle Lewis. While Michelle swung around on the chains trying to get height and kick with all her might, Dasha knocked down three boards, without much ado. Dasha was noted for her determination, will and strength as she continued swinging and kicking with everything she had. 

Dasha Kuret (Steve Dietl, NBC)


Andrew Hanus exuded enormous amounts of Spider-Man-like energy as he climbed through panels and grabbed the victory chain. Ryan struggled to keep up, but fell to the ground and couldn't make it back into the competition in time. However, he had his moment to shine in the next few challenges.


This made for an unforgettable battle indeed, as both Ryan and Andrew struggled to reach the golden piston. The most inspirational moment was when Ryan fell down, lay there for a few seconds while Andrew was still struggling to kick the piston. It seemed as if Ryan had given up, but hell no, he came back and knocked the piston out and won the challenge, leading to the tie-breaker challenge, Herculean Pull.

Ryan Steenberg (Steve Dietl, NBC)

Herculean Pull

The 'Herculean Pull' is a sure test of strength and fiery determination. While Andrew had a good start, Ryan switched Beast Mode on and did everything in his power to ensure that Andrew did not win this one. Both of them suffered falls, but Andrew fell again, which gave Ryan the much-required leverage to knock this challenge right out of the park.

Ryan Steenberg and Andrew Hanus (NBC, steve Dietl)

Mount Olympus

Haley could have won this one with her eyes closed. She raced ahead and had her strategy in place, while Dasha seemed to struggle while lifting the 100 pound log, which resulted in Haley taking the lead by a mile. Dasha huffed and puffed her way through the challenge, but Haley breezed through Mount Olympus and retained her position as Titan.

Will Sutton kept his position of Titan at Mt Olympus too, but that's because Ryan suffered a bicep tear early in the race. Yet, Will ploughed through, determined to prove his worth.

However, the battles have been won but the war is far from over. Will and Haley have to go through two more rounds if they wish to remain Titan. 

'The Titan Games' airs on NBC, Mondays at 8 pm. 

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