Don Mann, Seal Team 6 Special Operations veteran and New York Times best selling author, hosts a totally unique type of “shoot house” challenge.
Thirty-two contestants from all walks of life fight it out in a high-tech special ops training center to see who gets to challenge Don in the ultimate survival competition.
Which contestant will win the season-long competition? Will the champion beat Don Mann?
Hundred foot drops, desert runs, underground warfare in a giant labyrinth, pitch black pathways, never before seen mental trials, and more!
Don Mann has created some of the worlds toughest challeges for special operations military, private security, and tens of thousands of extreme-race enthusiasts.
Surviving Mann has a cast like no other. Made up of current and former military, law enforcement, private security, athletes and everyday people, the contestants you’ll meet beat out hundreds of other applicants, proving already that they have what it takes to go big.
Seal Team 6 Special Operations veteran, extreme adventure racer and New York Times
Best Selling author.
John married his beautiful wife Angela 25 years ago at the start of his career in law enforcement, and is thankful they beat the odds and are still happily married with two daughters. He is an avid hiker and backpacker, summiting Mt. Whitney eight times and backpacking the 220 mile John Muir Trail twice. In his spare time, John is a consultant for LEO Technologies, delivering solutions to LEOs around the country. Being a late addition to Surviving Mann, it seems John is still available 24/7!
Isaac Dubois AKA The Bearded Gunner is more than your average blue collar working man. Hailing from Eagle Mountain Utah his passion for firearms, and training is contagious. When mental fortitude matters, he doesn't back down. He has the mindset, the training and the beard to win this competition.
This law enforcement veteran has been involved with competitive shooting for almost 35 years. He's well rounded as a shooter in all disciplines and has served on the department full time as a Patrol officer and SWAT team member.
This Army veteran served 6 years and was a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Now he's a CrossFit athlete and custom account executive that's ready to put his years of experience to the test to take on the Mann.
Lisa is a bit of a mystery...5 hostile area deployments; Fort Meade Rifle & Pistol Club; MMA, BJJ & Krav Maga; high caliber hacker... Is the competition ready to see what this skilled mystery woman can do?
Quick on the draw and passionate about fitness, Kody starting shooting at age 15 and has become a big gun enthusiast. He promotes strength, stamina and health in others as a CrossFit L1 instructor and is a Tactical Games competitor. Will his previous competition experience prepare him to go up against his fellow contestants and the Mann?
An all around athlete, this USMC veteran can be found on the football field, basketball court or running cross country track. Daniel served two tours of duty in Iraq and is bringing his experience on and off the field to the contest to see if he can score the ultimate goal, a shot at the Mann.
This professional Muay Thai fighter knows how to end a fight. With extensive experience in hand-to-hand competitions, he's got the reflexes to take the challenges head on. He's ready to sweep the competition and go one-on-one with the Mann.
Food scientist by day, gunsmith by night; Russell looks forward to being able to test his skills to see how they stack up to the rest. In it for the fun of the competition and to prove that he is prepared to perform and protect in dangerous situations.
A Front Sight presidential member, David is ready to put himself to the test for a chance to exceed his current limitations both physically and mentally. He's determined to push past the competition for a chance to take on the Mann.
With over 50 years of competitive shooting, this veteran firearms instructor knows her way around a competition. Knowing it's more than just being quick on the draw, Regina prides herself on accuracy and awareness. She's here to show the competition that experience can bring home the win.
When it comes to hand-to-hand fighting, Landon has the speed, stamina and strength to compete. Skilled in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jui Jitsu, he has competed in the MMA. He's ready to knockout the competition and be the last person standing.
This 55 year old Marine Corps veteran from California is ready to take on the young bucks. With 28 years experience as a Jouneyman Lineman, Michael has reached heights and traveled into some depths to keep the lights on for America. He's not a competitive shooter, but a shooter who is competitive and ready to show the competition what he's made of.
This Navy brat is an experienced firefighter and EMT working as part of the tactical medic team and as a member of the rope rescue team & an instructor for Kansas, when he's not keeping his community safe, he's actively training at the range or the gym. This firefighter is ready to take the heat to the competition.
This Texas born paralegal and writer knows how to survive in the wilderness being able to fish, hunt and shoot with the best of them. Liberte works with the Legal Defense for Self Defense and is co-founder of Defend The Badge. She's ready to receive a verdict of victory over the competition.