re: Season 25 of the Challenge has begun (Light Spoilers; 10/19 update)(Posted by Keys Open Doors on 10/19/13 at 4:02 pm to TigerCub)
The main insider at Vevmo as posted the list. Overall, my list was pretty close, but there were some that I missed.
Unfortunately, it seems as if KellyAnne was one of the last to drop out. As mentioned before, Susie declined, and I think I forgot to say this, but Brad also declined since he has a full-time job. Looks like Cooke will also not be a part of the cast, which I think is a huge mistake.
Projected Teams for the upcoming season
Ruins 2: Vets vs Rookies in Uruguay
CT, Johnny Backpack, Brandon from Fresh Meat II, Big Easy, Ty, Chet, and Leroy
Camila, Laurel, Cara Maria, Anneesa, Jonna, Jasmine, Theresa from Fresh Meat II
Frank, Zach, Jordan, Johnny from Portland, Cohutta, Dustin, Preston
Nany, Jemmye, Emilee, Toya, Nia, Devyn, Jessica from Portland
Rookie would be defined as 3 challenges or less, including this one
Vet would be 4+
If they do it based on seasons and just simple chronological order, I don't think it would be possible to split the girls into teams of 7 and 7. On the guys side, you would just swap Cohutta and Leroy, but the girls side would be a mess with all of the Cancun and FMII chicks.
Thoughts: The guys' side is strong. I think the rookies have a stronger team. Johnny and Preston will suck, but the rest are very good. The guys' side is bigger, but outside of CT and maybe Leroy, they will get their arse handed to them on climbing, sprints, and endurance.
The girls' rookies are miserable. When Jemmye is one of your stars, you know it's going to be a long season. Cooke and Kelly Anne dropping at the last minute really hurt the sides. Trading Cooke and Kelly Anne for Jasmine and Toya is more lopsided than any sports trade I can think of, so I can't even make an obscure reference. Yikes.