Prior to the challenge, it is announced whether males or females will compete in the Gauntlet following the challenge.
After each team challenge, on a male Gauntlet day, the winning team selects a male member of the losing team to protect from the Gauntlet and another male member to send into the Gauntlet.
After digging through the sand, the Veterans raise their flag ahead of the Rookies, however T. Lavin does not blow horn, because the Veterans had already been disqualified. Lavin, who welcomes the contestants to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's time the woman's Gauntlet, so the Rookies face off against the Veterans in the "Wring Out" challenge.
Once the Rookies raise their team flag, they are declared the winning team. And season 3 of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge promises to have more drama and backstabbing than ever. The Veterans feel pretty confident that they have this in the bag.
In this season, minor prizes are awarded after each challenge to the team members that were not vulnerable to elimination in the following Gauntlet; i.e.
on challenges before male Gauntlets, prizes are awarded to female members of the winning team, and vice versa.
Each team starts out on a yacht half a mile off the Mexican Riviera, with once key handed to them by T. The first checkpoint is a combination of the "Chill Out" and "Assembly Required" games, in which players from each team must jump into a large ice tub in order to retrieve 20 pieces of a puzzle that are located at the bottom of the ice tub.
Once a team has solved their puzzle, they can obtain another key, and then race to the next checkpoint, which is based on the "Screw You" challenge.
With two cars resting on a series of wooden slats, each team must use the slats to build a road for their car to move across the doesn't matter whether the car touches the sand or not. The Rookies take an early lead, despite having fewer people than the Veterans.Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet III is the 15th season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge (at the time known as Real World/Road Rules Challenge).Being the third in The Gauntlet series, The Gauntlet III marked the show's 2nd trilogy (Inferno III is the first), continuing on from The Gauntlet (7th season) and The Gauntlet 2 (11th season).The competition consists of a series of team challenges (sometimes called "missions") with an elimination challenge, known as the "Gauntlet", following each of the team challenges except the final.Each team challenge puts the team of Veterans against the team of Rookies.