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Tyrie Ballard from "The Challenge: Rivals II" is one of the contestants on Season 24 of the MTV reality competition series in summer 2013. He is teamed up with his rival, Dunbar Flinn. Tyrie has never liked Dunbar, thinking he is an undeserving player in the game. Dunbar was completely oblivious to the fact that Tyrie hated him and was on a vendetta to eliminate him.

Tyrie previously competed in "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," with his ex Jasmine Reynaud, and "Real World Road Rules Challenge:
Tyrie Ballard shirtless in "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes"
Tyrie Ballard shirtless The Challenge: Battle of the Exes
Rivals," in which he was paired with his rival, Davis Mallory. Tyrie was originally on "The Real World: Denver."

Rivals II

Imagine not even knowing why your rival had it in for you. That's the situation Dunbar walked into when he arrived in Thailand. However, his partner Tyrie has a longer memory when it comes to the "Challenge," explaining, "Our relationship goes back to 'The Island' where Dunbar basically got cakewalked to a power position. Seeing him be successful right off the bat without necessarily having to earn anything, it rubbed me the wrong way." Now reunited on "Rivals II," Dunbar worries Tyrie might not have what it takes to go the distance. "I hate that Tyrie is my partner. He just doesn't seem to have the skill sets that win Challenges. It's not all about running people over. You gotta climb, you gotta swim, you gotta swing on stuff," he laments. A former "Challenge" champ, Dunbar has already proven he can win, but will need to keep his temper in check in order to survive socially. Tyrie notes, "We're both very hotheaded. Two hotheaded people usually end in an explosion." Can these two channel their competitive fire? Or is this time bomb doomed to detonate?

Battle of the Exes

Jasmine flirted with Tyrie at the start of Rivals even though she had a boyfriend back home. After hooking up with Tyrie, a regretful Jasmine was thrilled when "Challenge boyfriend" Tyrie lost early and was sent home. After dropping thirty pounds, a lean and mean Tyrie is back and insists that he and Jasmine are focused solely on winning now, "We're basically just business associates on here," but admits that his old flame, "still "looks good in a bikini!" However, having patched things up with her boyfriend back home, an angry Jasmine wants nothing to do with her now "Challenge ex," vowing, "Tyrie still wants me, but I don't want Tyrie in any kind of way and he needs to get over it!" With the tension already rising between this volatile couple, will they be able to keep this powder keg from exploding?


Returning to "The Challenge" after a long absence, "Real World: Denver's" large and in charge Tyrie Ballard is back and hungry for a win. Having come up short in all of his past attempts, Tyrie won't settle for anything less than first place, but worries that the seething past animosity between him and rival partner could stand in his way. Prepare to watch this edgy and fearsome veteran fight tooth and nail in his quest for victory, while still leaving time to romance the ladies.

The Real World: Denver

Raised by a father from a military background, Tyrie is the product of a strict and aggressive upbringing. That served as the main roadblock for a healthy father-son relationship in the family. While Tyrie searched for a safe haven, he found refuge in a gang. Today, Tyrie makes an effort to leave his past behind and remain focused and determined to succeed in life. Already renowned on his college campus for his sharp wit, passion for politics and big heart, Tyrie is ready to take things to the next level.

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How old is Tyrie Ballard? Find out here.

Age: 33 years old
Birthday: December 7, 1982
Birthplace: Omaha, NE

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