Chan, 42, and Speegle, 25, Each Earned $100,000 and the Title of Titan Champion
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2020 – After competing among a field of elite athletes in an unparalleled athletic competition, Matt Chan and Dani Speegle have been named Titan Champions on NBC’s “The Titan Games.”
The series, hosted and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, along with executive producers Arthur Smith and Dany Garcia, was inspired by Johnson’s desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness.
Throughout this uplifting series, competitors pushed their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges that tested speed, strength, agility and endurance as well as mental and emotional fortitude.
“Matt and Dani have showcased exactly what it takes to become a Titan through their hard work, mental toughness and being the hardest workers in the room,” Johnson said. “They have overcome incredible obstacles to make it here today, and their stories have inspired millions across the country during these challenging times. I’m very proud of our athletes and grateful to our audience for making this an incredible season.”
Chan, 42, a hardworking and determined firefighter, entered the competition focused and with one goal in mind, to win. After a major bicycle accident, doctors said he would never walk again, but Chan never gave up and worked even harder to get back into competition shape. Just a year after his accident, Chan started competing in fitness competition’s again. He came to “The Titan Games” shortly after and battled his way through the competition. At first he suffered a tough loss on Mt. Olympus to NFL Iron Man legend and 10x Pro-Bowler Joe Thomas, but eventually redeemed himself during the Regional Championship where he defeated Joe Thomas, claiming his spot as a Titan in the Central Region.
Speegle, 26, began practicing gymnastics at 3 years old and started competing at 4. She suffered a back injury at 15 that left her unable to compete. After some personal struggles while growing up, Speegle found solace in competitive weightlifting events while in college which helped shift her life in a new direction. With her strong work ethic and mental toughness, she fought to become one of the top-ranked competitors in the country. She brought that level of focus to “The Titan Games” where she battled her way to become the Central Region Titan, securing a spot in the Titan Championship.
This season “The Titan Games” has run undefeated in its Monday 8-9 p.m. timeslot versus competition on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, and has been Monday’s #1 Big 4 telecast every night it aired this season (in “live plus same day” Nielsens, including two ties). The series has averaged a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.3 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results, and its season premiere has grown to a 1.7 in 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers with delayed viewing recorded to date.
“The Titan Games” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Seven Bucks Productions. Arthur Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, David Friedman, Anthony Storm, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz executive produce.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL TELEVISION ALTERNATIVE STUDIO
Launched in 2016, Universal Television Alternative Studio is a leading supplier of hit unscripted content and formats, and creates, develops and produces a diverse slate of original series domestically and internationally. The studio’s most recent breakout hits include the two biggest successes among new series launched during the summer of 2019, the songwriting competition “Songland” and the comedy competition “Bring the Funny.” The studio is responsible for the high-stakes game show “The Wall,” which has been sold into 27 territories internationally, and “Hollywood Game Night,” which has been remade across 21 territories. Also on the studio’s slate are “Making It” from Emmy Award-nominated hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Dwayne Johnson’s “The Titan Games,” Emmy Award-winning “World of Dance” from Jennifer Lopez, USA Network’s “The Biggest Loser,” Bravo’s “Blind Date” and History’s “In Search Of.” Upcoming projects include comedy variety event series “That’s My Jam,” hosted by Jimmy Fallon, hybrid alternative-scripted series “True Story,” co-hosted by Ed Helms and Randall Park, the tiny-challenge game show “Small Fortune,” premium landmark series “The New World” from BBC Natural History Unit, “Thanks a Million” for Quibi as well as original talk show series “The Kid’s Tonight Show” from Jimmy Fallon and “Saturday Night Live”-themed documentary series “Who Wrote That?” for Peacock. Universal Television Alternative Studio is a division of NBCUniversal.
SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS
Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.
Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Disney’s Jungle Cruise, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, Warner Brothers’ The King, Netflix’s Red Notice and John Henry and The Statesmen, Universal’s Hobbs and Shaw, Legendary’s Skyscraper, and New Line’s Rampage, among others. The company also produces original television programming including HBO’s “Ballers,” NBC’s “The Titan Games,” NBC’s “Young Rock,” Disney+’s “Behind The Attraction,” and Paramount Network’s “Rock the Troops.”
A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, for more than 50 networks and platforms. Current productions include “American Ninja Warrior,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “The Titan Games,” “American Ninja Warrior Junior,” “Mental Samurai,” “Unsung,” “American Gangster,” “NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown,” “Welcome to Plathville” and “Ellen’s Next Great Designer.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Death By Magic,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Wizard Wars,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Celebrity Duets,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “The Game of Dating,” “The Dunk King,” “Skating with Celebrities,” “Inside the Label,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
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