‘Tough As Nails’ Season 2 Reveals 12 New Challengers

Tough as Nails Season 2
Patrick “Freight” Hargan, Liz Nichols, Sarah Burkett, Swifty Sanders, Tara Alverson, Mikey “Mikey Eyebrows” Guerriero, Host Phil Keoghan, Aracelis “Celi” Garcia, Scott Henry, Merryl Tengesdal, Iraida Mujica, Cyril “Zeus” Ontai, and Angel Castillo from ‘Tough As Nails’ season 2 ( Photo: Cliff Lipson © 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

A UPS driver and a travel nurse are among the 12 competitors set to take part in season two of CBS’s Tough As Nails. The unscripted competition series hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan will return for its second season on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT.

Keoghan created the series and serves as showrunner. CBS reports season one ranked as the top new summer reality series.

Tough As Nails is a celebration of the hard-working men and women who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to do a hard day’s work,” stated Keoghan. “Over the past year, we have a renewed appreciation of the ‘essential workforce’ that keep the country running and I’m excited for viewers to meet the new crew members because this is a group of amazing folks who are real people in real life who are real tough!”

Tough As Nails Season 2 Competitors:

Name: Tara Alverson
Job: Mariner
Age: 38
Hometown: Bothell, Wash.
Current Residence: Endurance, a tug boat in Alaska

Name: Sarah Burkett
Job: Pipe Welder
Age: 41
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.
Current Residence: Petersburg, Pa.

Name: Angel Castillo
Job: Construction Foreman
Age: 29
Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Name: Aracelis “Celi” Garcia
Age: 31
Job: Travel Nurse
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.

Name: Michael “Eyebrows” Guerriero
Job: Bricklayer
Age: 43
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Current Residence: Staten Island, N.Y.

Name: Patrick “Freight Train” Hargan
Job: UPS Delivery Driver
Age: 49
Hometown: East Greenville, Pa.
Current Residence: Flourtown, Pa.

Name: Scott Henry
Job: Construction Superintendent
Age: 40
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Current Residence: Ogden, Utah

Name: Iraida Mujica
Job: Transport Track Repair
Age: 43
Hometown: Miramar, Fla.

Name: Liz “Knuckles” Nichols
Job: Cement Mason
Age: 36
Hometown: Waltham, Mass.
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.

Name: Cyril “Zeus” Ontai III
Job: Lineman
Age: 29
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Name: Swifty Sanders
Job: Steelworker
Age: 43
Hometown: East Chicago, Ind.
Current Residence: Merrillville, Ind.

Name: Merryl Tengesdal
Job: Retired Air Force Colonel who was a combat aviator for the Navy and Air Force.
Age: 49
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Current Residence: Sacramento, Calif.

Series Description, Courtesy of CBS:

These competitors, who come from different walks of life but all roll up their sleeves every day to make an honest day’s living, will compete in challenges that take place at real-world job sites including farms, construction sites, high rise buildings, fishing boats and a Pick-a-Part where they need to build a drivable car. One competitor will be crowned the champion and win the coveted TOUGH AS NAILS belt, but anybody that “punches out” of the individual competition still has the opportunity to win additional cash prizes in the team competition that continues throughout the season.