Free Agents III
Season Information
Season No. 39
No. of Episodes 12
Winners Michael Clifford
Season Chronology
Previous Paradise Island III
Next The Ruins II

Free Agents III is the 39th season of A-Tv's The Challenge. and the 3rd installment of the Free Agents Series, following Free Agents & Free Agents II & proceeded by Free Agents IV


28 money-hungry competitors arrive in Punta del Este, Uruguay, expecting to be teamed up with an ex, an enemy, or even a weak rookie. Little do they know, this is an individual game, and they’ll be answering to no one but themselves in the most unpredictable Challenge ever.

Free Agents, forces players to compete on their own in a battle of perseverance and luck. The players will have no idea if they’ll be competing in teams, pairs or as individuals until moments before each challenge begins. Winners are not only safe from elimination, but also have the power to choose one guy and one girl to send in. The losers from that day’s challenge must take part in the game’s biggest elimination twist yet, “The Draw”, where one guy and one girl are selected by pure chance to face the two nominated players in the elimination round. With competitors’ fates being determined by a flip of a card, no amount of strategy can protect them.

A grand total of $350,000 is up for grabs, and with so much money on the line, these already blood-thirsty competitors turn vicious. Heated rivalries will take shape, bitter enemies will clash, and heart-tugging relationships will form. Only the lucky few will face the epic final challenge that starts in dangerous rapids and ends at the top of an active volcano. In the end, this season will find the most worthy challenger yet, the ultimate FREE AGENT.

For The first time ever, contestants from Are You The One? have been asked to play with Challenge favourites.


Male contestants
# Player Original Season Finish
11 Michael Clifford Exes Winner
15 Hunter Barfield AYTO 6: Puerto Rico Runner-Up
18 Zexion Battle of the Seasons Third Place
06 Johnny "Bananas" Lifelines Episode 11
04 Paul Abrahamian Exes Episode 10
14 King Boo Generations Episode 9
17 Jake Miller Lifelines Episode 8
22 Zack Arad Spring Break Challenge Episode 7
10 Trevor Signorino AYTO 5: Dominican Republic Episode 6
02 Liam W Fresh Meat Episode 5
19 Jasmine Masters Fresh Meat III Episode 4
01 Zayn Malik The Gauntlet Episode 3
28 Grimace Fresh Meat Episode 2
03 Anthony Bartolotte AYTO 6: Puerto Rico Episode 1
Female contestants
# Player Original Season Finish
23 Hannah B Lifelines Winner
25 Maria "Remi" Lights Out Runner-Up
20 Ariana Grande Bloodlines Third Place
16 Theresa Gonzalez Cutthroat Episode 11
05 Jenna Compono Battle of the Sexes Episode 10
12 Gigi Gorgeous Cutthroat II Episode 9
08 Tippie Neff Bloodlines II Episode 8
07 That Poppy Spring Break Challenge Episode 7
24 Raquel MacDermant Bloodlines II Episode 6
09 Tiffany Lazzarato Fresh Meat Episode 5
21 Natalie Negrotti Fresh Meat III Episode 4
27 Ash Pollard Invasion of the Champions Episode 3
13 Kelsea Oliver Bloodlines Episode 2
26 Ashley Kelsey Fresh Meat III Episode 1


Prior to each challenge, players are informed whether a challenge will be declared as either an individual, pair, or team challenge. For pair and team challenges, T.J. draws names out of a bag — one of each gender, or more for multi-team or pair challenges — that will be designated as captains. For team challenges, the captains will select players that will be split evenly amongst gender. For pair challenges, the captains will either select players of the opposite gender for challenges that are designated as male/female pairs, or the same gender for challenges that are designated as same-gender pairs.

After each challenge, the winning teams/pairs/players are not only safe from elimination, but will also choose one player of each gender to compete in the elimination round. If a challenge is played in a team or pair format, each member of the winning pair/team is safe from elimination. The remaining players will participate in an elimination vote called "The Draw," in which each player will either flip over a "kill card," which has a skeleton symbol, or a blank card. If a player flips over a blank card, that player saves himself/herself from participating in the elimination, however, if a player flips over the "kill card," that player will face the player of the respective gender that was previously voted by the winning team/pair/individual in the elimination. The winning players of each gender return to the game and have a shot at competing for a $350,000 prize, while the losing male and female players are eliminated from the game.

At the end of the season, six players will compete in the final challenge — three of each gender.

Money for finalists is split as follows:

  • First Place: $125,000 each
  • Second Place: $35,000 each
  • Third Place: $15,000 each

Game SummaryEdit

Elimination chartEdit

Episode # Challenge Type Challenge Winners Elimination contestants Elimination games Elimination outcome
Voted In Draw pick Winner Loser
1 2 Teams of 14 Black Team Anthony Zayn Balls In Zayn Anthony
Ariana Ashley Ariana Ashley
2 Male/Female Pairs Zack & Theresa Hunter Grimace Wrecking Wall Hunter Grimace
Tippie Kelsea Tippie Kelsea
3 6 Teams of 4 Purple Team Jasmine Zayn Looper Jasmine Zayn
Ash Jenna Jenna Ash
4 2 Teams of 11 Blue Team Jasmine Liam Oppenheimer Liam Jasmine
Tippie N/A
5 Individual Zexion Liam Hunter Balls In Hunter Liam
Remi Tiffany Tippie Tippie Tiffany
6 Individual Zack Trevor Bananas Looper Bananas Trevor
That Poppy Theresa Raquel Theresa Raquel
7 Male/Female Pairs Bananas & Remi Zack Jake Wrecking Wall Jake Zack
That Poppy Theresa Theresa That Poppy
8 3 Teams of 4 / 5 Red Team Jake King Boo Oppenheimer King Boo Jake
Tippie Jenna Jenna Tippie
9 Male/Female Pairs Michael & Hannah King Boo Paul Wrecking Wall Paul King Boo
Gigi Jenna Jenna Gigi
10 Individual Hunter Paul Zexion Wrecking Wall Zexion Paul
Theresa Remi Jenna Remi Jenna
11 N/A Bananas vs. Hunter Puzzle Pyramid Hunter Bananas
Remi vs. Theresa Remi Theresa
Final M/F Pairs & Individual Michael 2nd place: Hunter; 3rd place: Zexion
Hannah 2nd place: Remi; 3rd place: Ariana

Elimination ProgressEdit

Males Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
11Michael Win Safe Safe Win Safe Safe Safe Win Win Safe Safe WINNER
15Hunter Safe Elim Win Win Elim Safe Safe Win Safe Win Elim SECOND
18Zexion Safe Safe Safe Win Win Safe Safe Safe Safe Elim Safe THIRD
06Bananas Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Elim Win Safe Safe Safe Elim
04Paul Safe Safe Win Win Safe Safe Safe Win Elim Elim
14King Boo Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Elim Elim
17Jake Win Safe Win Win Safe Safe Elim Elim
22Zack Win Win Win Win Safe Win Elim
10Trevor Win Safe Safe Safe Safe Elim
02Liam Win Safe Safe Elim Elim
19Jasmine Win Safe Elim Elim
01Zayn Elim Safe Elim
28Grimace Win Elim
03Anthony Elim
Females Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finale
20Hannah Win Safe Win Win Safe Safe Safe Safe Win Safe Safe WINNER
25Remi Win Safe Safe Safe Win Safe Win Safe Safe Elim Elim SECOND
20Ariana Elim Safe Safe Win Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe THIRD
16Theresa Win Win Win Win Safe Elim Elim Win Safe Win Elim
05Jenna Win Safe Elim Safe Safe Safe Safe Elim Elim Elim
12Gigi Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Win Elim
08Tippie Safe Elim Win Elim Elim Safe Safe Elim
07That Poppy Safe Safe Safe Win Safe Win Elim
24Raquel Safe Safe Win Safe Safe Elim
09Tiffany Win Safe Safe Win Elim
21Natalie Win Safe Safe Med
27Ash Win Safe Elim
13Kelsea Safe Elim
26Ashley Elim