By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A Converse County rancher will be one of 18 cast members competing for a $1 million prize on the latest season of “Survivor.”
Brad Reese, 50, owner of the Rockin’ 7 Ranch in Shawnee, Wyoming, (between Douglas and Lusk) is one of the 18 cast members for this season of “Survivor,” which was filmed in Fiji earlier this year. The season was originally slated to be filmed in 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, production was delayed by one year.
According to a cast biography on Entertainment Weekly, Reese’s hobbies are “hunting, fishing, helping others pursue their passion and achieve their dreams.”
“I’m a private pilot and enjoy flying. I’ve nearly died from a rattlesnake bite, been blown up by a propane tank and I like to live life on the edge,” Reese said in the bio.
He said his biggest accomplishment is his family, as he and his wife of 21 years have raised four children.
“I have all the skills of a typical rancher — hard-working, common sense, but I’m completely different because of my social skills,” Reese said, when asked why he thought he could win the latest season of the long-running reality show. “I believe I can build multi-dimensional alliances and win trust with most people, but with laser vision towards the end goal.”
According to the Rockin’ 7 Ranch website, Brad Reese is the fourth generation of his family to run the ranch, where guests take part in guided hunts for elk, buffalo, mule deer, antelope, white-tailed deer and coyotes.
Some of the other contestants this season include a former NFL player, a neurosurgeon and a stay-at-home mom.
The new season of “Survivor” will debut Sept. 22.