Were you guys competitive with each other growing up?
Slade: Always in sports and any activity.
Trask: To a healthy degree, yes. We've always wanted to do our best in anything. In a way, it was good for us to have each other to make each other step up.
Was it fun to team up against others?
Slade: It was awesome to team up against others. It brought my brother and I even closer together.
Trask: Yes, it made competing easier for us. We've always enjoyed competing against other people in anything. It was definitely fun.
What did you think of your competitors?
Slade: I thought our competitors were very cool people. It was great to get to know them and enjoy doing Fear Factor together, both on and off the stunts.
Trask: At first glimpse, Rick and Rod gave me my first level of doubt, because they looked so athletic. I was still confident in our agility and athletic ability, but the others definitely seemed fit and ready to win. Even the girls! Especially Tammy and Debbie, they were very athletic and had spunk.
On the first stunt, hitting the target seemed the toughest part of the challenge. Would you agree...or was the swimming just as hard?
Slade: Hitting the target was technically difficult, however, swimming the whole distance seemed like it was physically demanding. I was fortunate enough to have hit the target, so I didn't have to swim the whole thing.
Trask: I think they were both just as hard. I wasn't focused on swimming until I missed the target. Then I completely focused on the swim. I was certainly pretty petered out when I hit the raft. Getting out of the water was the hardest, I was so fatigued by that point.
On day two, were you relieved that you wouldn't have to eat anything disgusting?
Slade: YEAH! I'm damn glad that we didn't have to eat anything. I will say this though, being covered with thousands of Bees did not seem easy.
Trask: At first when we heard about the bees, I was glad it wasn't one of those gross stunts. I would do it again rather than eat something disgusting.
Trask, the bees seemed to freak you out! Were you more concerned with getting stung, or finishing with a good time?
First of all, before it even started, one stung my eye. I couldn't swat him out! So I got stung in the eye before it started and I got stung in the same eye during the stunt. I had a swollen eye for two days.
Meanwhile, Slade, you had to remain totally still. What did it feel like to have all the bees crawling on you?
Man, having all of those bees crawling on me was my own private hell.
A few questions on the final stunt: Was the water freezing? Were you at all worried once Rick and Rod got such a quick time (19 seconds)?
Slade: The water ended up not being as cold as I had anticipated. I'm used to cold water. After seeing that Rick and Rod got their time of 19 seconds, I was worried, but I knew that Trask and I had to haul-balls.
Trask: The plan was to go faster than greased lightening. We did think, "What should we do first: window or baby?" Then we just realized we had to haul ass, period.
Trask, you guys had two water stunts. Were you both pretty comfortable in the water?
We were on the swim team when we were kids. We've both been swimming our entire lives, so it wasn't a problem.
Are you splitting the money 50-50? Any major purchases planned?
Slade: We are splitting the money. I've got a lot of traveling to do.
Trask: I am going to do some things to my house. I definitely want to pay down the mortgage. I also want to get my pilot's license, that will be cool.