Jorden and Cody became a team and everyone was in shock. Josh and I were still on a high from our challenge win and anxious to see what was next.
After his fourth Pit win, Cody immediately pulls his “Cocky Cody” routine and Jorden had to slap him back into reality real quick. Running his mouth is what got him sent to the Pit in the first place. When we arrived at the 7th challenge, Heather turned whiter than a sheet because (surprise, surprise) another challenge involving heights awaited.
Steve explained we had to stand on each side of this wobbly structure with a rope between us and our partner as we dangled over the water about 50 feet in the air. The object was to balance each other out and last as long as we could while the bar in the middle (which had our ropes attached to it) got lower and lower. So we pretty much had to lean back and rely on our partner. This was definitely not a challenge for tall people, so Josh and I struggled.
I felt the burn in my arms immediately. I was just praying someone would drop before me so Josh and I didn’t have to go straight to the Pit. The bar dropped lower and lower and then my back started feeling the pain. Not cool. I really didn’t know how much more I could take. At last, Shane couldn’t stop fidgeting and fell in then Tessa jumped after. Heather wasn’t far behind them. At that point Josh and I were struggling for real. I couldn’t take it anymore and jumped in. Jorden came next and then Josh. It came down to Tank and Katie or Riley and Becky for the win so Josh and I rested easy. In the end, Tank outlasted everyone and pulled out the win! He really stepped up this year!
I knew Tank would never send Josh and me but who would he pick to go against Tessa and Shane? Before we even had a chance to worry or ask questions, Steve and Melissa surprised us with a party at the Yacht Club! Praise the Lord!! We FINALLY had a night out of the house to let loose!
Shots, shots, shots! Were the ONLY thing on my mind. We danced and we partied and for the first time ever, I didn’t worry about what challenge was next.
When Jorden and I sat and talked a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and it made a lot of heads in the house turn our way. I may have been slightly intoxicated but I was sincere in our conversation. I was so glad there was no drama between us and we could just chill. That night was a huge stepping stone for our future friendship and I’m really thankful we got everything out there in the open.
After we got White Girl Wasted, the big talk in the house was Cody and Jorden or Heather and Gary for the Pit. Heather had a panic attack at the Yacht Club and Tank caught the repercussions. I honestly don’t think he knew which direction to go. Cody wouldn’t stop running his mouth once again but Gary and Heather hadn’t been to the Pit at all. Friendships were on the line and everyone felt the pressure.
Katie went with the flow of whatever Tank wanted but that didn’t stop Heather from pleading her case to her. She was pretty worried about going in against Tessa because they are so close. In the end, it didn’t matter because when Melissa came to get their decision, Tank and Katie chose Gary and Heather. This season the Pit was like “battle of the best friends.” Seriously.
Steve brought back dirty box and that’s exactly what it was. It was POURING rain (again) and I was so glad I didn’t have to be down there wrestling in the mud. Tessa took the first round pretty quick but everyone was very surprised by how much of a fight Heather put up. All those workouts she has been doing really helped her and she gave Tessa a hell of a battle. Ultimately Tessa won and sent Heather down the road.
The battle between Gary and Shane was not much of a match but we were all anxious to see which rookie guy would be the last one standing. Gary kind of embarrassed Shane and took both rounds before we could blink an eye making him and Tessa and new team!
At that point only five teams remained and out of the 10 people left, only two were rookies. I knew they wouldn’t be able to hack it. It was only going to get harder and we were all nervous about what was coming our way next.
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