Alexandria, VA Local 2141 member Young An, a nine-year fire fighter veteran, will be a contestant on a new competition series called Tough as Nails.
The show has six male and six female competitors. Each of them works in a job requiring mental and physical toughness. The skills they have learned on the job will help them push through a series of punishing challenges throughout the series. In the end, one of them will be crowned Tough as Nails.
“One challenge we had early on was appropriately called the ‘brutal challenge.’ For that, we had to do as many burpees as we could for eight minutes,” says Local 2141 member Young An. “It was an unforgettable experience.”
As they were searching for competitors, the show’s creator and host Phil Keoghan, who has been upfront about his support of unions and the labor movement, contacted Union Sportsmen’s Alliance for assistance. Local 2141 member An and Ironworker Tara Davis joined the list of competitors as a result.
The show begins Wednesday, July 8, on CBS. Check your local listings for times.