The return of popular combat fitness game show from the 90s, Gladiators, is set to return on Channel 10 in Australia in 2024. According to IF Magazine, popular challenges, including “Hang Tough, Duel, The Wall, Power Ball, Pyramid, and The Eliminator,” will be featured for the Aussie competitors. The show will air at a yet-to-be-determined time on 10 and 10 Play in 2024 with hosts Beau Ryan and Liz Ellis.
Among the cast of new Gladiators are three CrossFit Games athletes: Alethea Boon, Khan Porter, Harriet Roberts, and Katelin van Zyl. Boon and Roberts represent New Zealand, while Porter and van Zyl represent Australia. Below is the full Channel 10 Gladiators roster:
10 and 10 Play’s Gladiators Roster
Below is each athlete followed by their Gladiator role:
- Alethea Boon — Five-Time CrossFit Games Athlete — “Elektra”
- Khan Porter — Seven-Time CrossFit Games Athlete — “Spartan”
- Harriet Roberts — Four-Time CrossFit Games Athlete — “Arrow”
- Katelin van Zyl — Three-Time CrossFit Games Athlete — “Raven”
- Jett Kenny — Ironman Athlete — “Viking”
- Sandor Earl — Former Pro Rugby Player (in the National Rugby League (NRL)) — “Phoenix”
- Jaymi Morris — Pro Powerlifter — “Chaos”
- Kwame Duah — Pro Bodybuilder — “Maximus”
- Tatyanna Dumas — Ninja Warrior — “Comet”
- Chanique Greyling — Stunt Woman — “Halo”
- Damien Rider — Fitness Guru — “Cobra”
- Blessings Chilufya — F45 Trainer — “Cyclone”
Gladiators’ CrossFit Games Resumes
Boon competed at the CrossFit Games on five occasions. Her debut was in the Teams division in 2014, ranking sixth overall with team CrossFit Active.
Boon parried into the Individual division in 2015, reaching 20th place at the CrossFit Games — the highest rank of her Individual career. In 2016, she qualified for the Games but withdrew. She returned again in 2017 to a 21st-place rank.
Boon continued in the Masters (35-39) division in 2019, finishing in fifth place overall. Her most recent Games qualification was in 2019, but she did not compete.
Porter debuted at the CrossFit Games in 2014 as an elite individual athlete, ranking 27th overall. He competed at the next two Games, finishing in 33rd and 38th place in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
After a year off in 2017, Porter returned to the Games in 2018 to his career-best finish of 24th place. In 2019, he ventured into the Team division but did not survive the cut.
Porter returned to Individual Games competition in 2020, ranking 26th overall, before returning to the Teams division in 2022 with CrossFit Reykjavík for a fourth-place finish.
Roberts made her CrossFit Games debut in the Teams division in 2013, ranking 12th overall as a member of team CrossFit Active. She returned a year later with the same team and improved by six ranks.
In 2019, Roberts’ team didn’t survive the cut at the Games. She maneuvered into Individual competition in 2019 for the first time in her Games career and finished 28th overall.
Katelin van Zyl
van Zyl has three CrossFit Games appearances to her credit. Her lone Individual Games appearance was her debut in 2019; she finished outside the top 48 after failing to survive the cut.
van Zyl transitioned to Team competition in 2021, reaching seventh place overall at the Games with team CrossFit Urban Energy. She remained with that team to a 17th-place rank at the 2022 Games.
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