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Be a Contestant on 'Wipeout'

'Wipeout' Application and Casting Info

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The Wipeout big balls

The 'Big Balls,' one of the obstacles in the qualifying round of 'Wipeout!'

Courtesy ABC Wipeout contestant

A 'Wipeout' contestant crawls out of the mud.

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Wipeout contestants are brave individuals who are put through a demanding physical challenge in the form of various obstacles, designed to trip them up. Wipeout is billed as the world's biggest obstacle course, and contestants are mercilessly mocked on the show, much to the delight of viewers.

Despite all of this (or perhaps because of it), many folks seem to want to be a part of the show. While Wipeout is mainly a summertime show, with casting calls most prominent in the spring and early summer, there are occasions when special episodes are recorded as event programming. For example, there was a special Wipeout Bowl held during the 2009 Super Bowl, which featured a football theme.

If you've ever thought you'd like to take a stab at the Wipeout course, here's how you can apply to be a contestant.

Wipeout Applications

There are two places online where you can find Wipeout contestant applications. The first is at ABC.com. To apply here, send an e-mail to wipeoutcasting@gmail.com, and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your occupation
  • Contact phone numbers
  • E-mail address(es)
  • A recent photo of yourself
  • A brief description of why you'd be a great Wipeout contestant

You can also send in an application through the casting and production company, Mystic Art Pictures. Mystic Art does casting for a variety of game and reality shows.

To apply this way, you'll have to first register for a free member account. Once registered, click on the "Casting" tab and scroll down to the Wipeout icon. You'll find a link there to the application form.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for Wipeout contestants include:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be a legal U.S. resident
  • You must be able to swim
  • You must be a California resident
  • You must be "fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor"

Make sure you check the application form (or information sent to you through the e-mail application) for further rules and eligibility requirements. Always read this documentation carefully.

The Waiting Game

Once you've applied to be on the show, it's just a matter of waiting to hear back from the casting and production crew. It can be difficult to be patient, but try to refrain from contacting them to see how your application is faring. In the meantime, try looking for other game show casting calls, or watch as many episodes of Wipeout as you can to get a sense of what you're in for!

Good luck, and big balls!

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