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The Challenge two-time champ Abram Boise was supposed to compete on the first two seasons of the spinoff, All Stars. However, he couldn’t appear both times due to close calls. Longtime close friend and season 2 competitor Cohutta Grindstaff revealed why Abram has barely missed the seasons in a recent interview with Mike Lewis.

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Why Abram Boise has missed the first two seasons of ‘The Challenge: All Stars’

After taking a five-year break, veteran Cohutta Grindstaff recently re-emerged and is competing in The Challenge: All Stars.

When explaining why he returned in a Dec. 2021 interview with Mike Lewis, the four-time competitor revealed he planned to compete alongside two-time champ and longtime close friend Abram Boise. However, Abram couldn’t participate at the last second because he reportedly caught COVID-19.

Cohutta unknowingly went to the filming location as a substitute, where he explained he had a good time with the other alternates. After returning home, he noted the two planned to compete in All Stars 2 and began training together.

However, Cohutta reported that Abram fell while running on a beach and injured his ankle before filming began. According to the Georgia native, the two-time champ is recovering well and has returned to working out.

He has won two seasons of ‘The Challenge’ and appeared in two finals

After debuting on Road Rules: South Pacific (2003), Abram competed on The Challenge: The Gauntlet (2003) as a rookie.

He got eliminated shortly before the finals but returned for The Inferno (2004), where he claimed his first win, earning $33,500. Following a short-lived performance in Battle of the Sexes 2 (2004), he nearly won The Inferno 2 (2005), going home with $10,000.

Abram then came back for the third installment (2007) and walked away with his second victory and $40,000. After becoming one of the first eliminated from The Island (2008), he had one of his best performances in Cutthroat (2010) but placed second due to a medical disqualification and walked away with $20,000.

He briefly returned for Battle of the Exes (2012) and Battle of the Bloodlines (2015) before disappearing from the franchise.

Abram recently welcomed his first child

The last time viewers saw Abram on The Challenge; he ended his five-year on-and-off relationship with Cara Maria Sorbello after discovering her behavior with rookie Thomas Buell.

He remained in Montana and stayed out of the spotlight following his last season with the show and began dating Rachel Missie. In a small ceremony, the two announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day in 2019 and married four months later.


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A year-and-a-half later, the couple revealed they were expecting their first child together. They welcomed a son, Atlas Young Boise, in April 2021. However, things ultimately didn’t work out between Abram and Rachel and the two decided to split a few months later, in September.

It’s unclear if Abram will return for the third season or sit it out as he continues to rehab his ankle. The Challenge: All Stars 2 airs on Paramount+.