BattleFrog College Championship is a sports competition television series directed by Ron Luscinski and written by Tom Davis, Ron Luscinski and Danny Llewelyn. Hosted by Ron Pitts, sportscaster and former NFL cornerback, and Evan Dollard, American Ninja Warrior and American Gladiators, BattleFrog College Championship showcases 16 co-ed rival college teams competing for a national championship and academic scholarships on the ultimate sprint track obstacle course built by Navy Seals; this single-elimination competition is a 350-meter, 4 person relay with over 20 obstacles testing the competitor's strength, speed, and endurance. The competing colleges for season one included: Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The Pennsylvania State University, Triathlon Club of North Carolina State University, United States Military Academy, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Mississippi, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.
The three episode series premiered on June 9, 2015, in the United States on ESPN2, and is a production of '51 Dons film, LLC and BattleFrog obstacle race series. Following its U.S. release, the series aired in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Latin America. Season two is under development and expected to air in 2016. Casting for 64 athletes from 16 U.S. colleges began in September 2014. Competitors were selected based on their GPA and athletic performance. Filming commenced in Spring 2015 in Orlando, FL at Rock on Adventures Ranch alongside the BattleFrog obstacle race series Central Florida festival. Acclaimed sportscaster Ron Pitts and American Ninja Warrior 2 time finalist Evan Dollard hosted the 3 day single-elimination competition with sideline reporters, Emily Reppert from Fox Sports Southwest and Shawn Ramirez, 2 time crossfit winner.