Fresh Meat II is the 19th season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge. The season is directly subsequent to The Ruins. Fresh Meat II marked the 2nd time in which the show was renamed (1st time in season 2), no longer using Real World/Road Rules as the main title, but simply The Challenge (though host T. J. Lavin used "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on the first episode in speaking to the contestants).
Fresh Meat II is the sequel to the show's 12th season, Fresh Meat. Continuing with the precursor's advent of original contestants, Fresh Meat II also introduced a slew of previously unknown contestants who had never appeared on either The Real World or Road Rules.
Filmed in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Fresh Meat II featured two-player teams; each team had an alumnus of The Real World, Road Rules, or the original Fresh Meat, partnered with a newcomer of the opposite gender to The Challenge (collectively known as the new "Fresh Meat").
A "Meet the Meat" special premiered on March 31, 2010. The season premiered on April 7, 2010, and concluded on June 9, 2010, with the reunion show.
Fresh Meat II follows the same format as the original Fresh Meat season, with the following difference: Teams do not participate in a follow-up challenge prior to the Exile elimination. Therefore, the teams that are selected for Exile do not have a chance to win a pardon and replace themselves with a non-winning team from the previous mission, as was the case in original Fresh Meat.
Host: T. J. Lavin
|Alumni||Original season||Fresh Meat Partner||Age||Hometown||Finish|
|Landon Lueck||RW: Philadelphia||Carley Johnson||25||Las Vegas, NV||Winners|
|Kenny Santucci||Fresh Meat||Laurel Stucky||24||Detroit, MI||2nd Place|
|Jillian Zoboroski||RR: X-Treme||Pete Connolly||21||Wellesley, MA||3rd Place|
|Jenn Grijalva||RW: Denver||Noor Jehangir||24||Austin, TX||4th Place|
|Ryan Kehoe||Fresh Meat||Theresa Gonzalez||24||Milwaukee, WI||Episode 9/10|
|Evelyn Smith||Fresh Meat||Luke Wolfe||22||Eugene, OR||Episode 8/9|
|Wes Bergmann||RW: Austin||Mandi Moyer||21||Portland, OR||Episode 7|
|Christian "CJ" Koegel||RW: Cancun||Sydney Walker||21||Washington, D.C.||Episode 6|
|Danny Jamieson||RW: Austin||Sandy Kang||22||Tacoma, WA||Episode 5|
|Katelynn Cusanelli||RW: Brooklyn||Brandon Nelson||25||Jacksonville, AR||Episode 4|
|Paula Meronek||RW: Key West||Jeff Barr||25||Dallas, TX||Episode 3|
|Sarah Rice||RW: Brooklyn||Vinny Foti||25||Boston, MA||Episode 2|
|Darrell Taylor||RR: Campus Crawl||Cara Maria Sorbello||23||Methuen, MA||Episode 1|
Each of the 13 Fresh Meat II cast members participated in a multi-challenge obstacle course, testing their strength, stamina, and mental ability. The alumni used the stats from each player's obstacle course performance to determine their partner.
|Pick #||Alumni||Draft Pick||Gender||Team|
|1||Darrell Taylor||Cara Maria Sorbello||Female||Darrell & Cara Maria|
|2||Jenn Grijalva||Noor Jehangir||Male||Jenn & Noor|
|3||Kenny Santucci||Laurel Stucky||Female||Kenny & Laurel|
|4||Danny Jamieson||Sandy Kang||Female||Danny & Sandy|
|5||Wes Bergmann||Mandi Moyer||Female||Wes & Mandi|
|6||Ryan Kehoe||Theresa Gonzalez||Female||Ryan & Theresa|
|7||CJ Koegel||Sydney Walker||Female||CJ & Sydney|
|8||Landon Lueck||Carley Johnson||Female||Landon & Carley|
|9||Paula Meronek||Jeff Barr||Male||Paula & Jeff|
|10||Sarah Rice||Vinny Foti||Male||Sarah & Vinny|
|11||Jillian Zoboroski||Pete Connolly||Male||Jillian & Pete|
|12||Katelynn Cusanelli||Brandon Drake Nelson||Male||Katelynn & Brandon|
|13||Evelyn Smith||Luke Wolfe||Male||Evelyn & Luke|