Steve Brandt is a firefighter and paramedic from Illinois who knows he is in the best shape out of everyone in the competition. Steve's up for any physical challenge and is very competitive. The jokester of the group, Steve is also an ordained minister, and has been dressing up as Santa since high school. Steve has a twin brother and considers everything to be a competition, from getting a woman's telephone number to challenging others to a push-up contest. He says that if he can handle running into a burning building, he can handle anything thrown at him in this competition.