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TEAM BRASS MONKEY: Scott Beesley, Amanda Gempton and Adrian Jannenga joined a Channel 7 crew for filming in Stanthorpe on Wednesday.
TEAM BRASS MONKEY: Scott Beesley, Amanda Gempton and Adrian Jannenga joined a Channel 7 crew for filming in Stanthorpe on Wednesday.

A TEAM from Stanthorpe will compete in Channel 7's new TV show, Australian Spartan.

Team Brass Monkey, featuring Adrian Jannenga, Scott Beesley and Amanda Gempton, will be part of the new show, described as the world's biggest and toughest team obstacle competition that's set to push the competitors to their limits.

Team captain Adrian, who approached Amanda and Scott for the venture, said he was excited to be part of the show.

"To have a team from Stanthorpe in the team challenge is awesome," Adrian said.

When Amanda heard about the show, she knew it was exactly the challenge she had been looking for.

"I was looking for something new and different to do and this was right up my alley," she said.

"I actually was talking to my partner and son the week before and I saw it on Facebook and I thought it'd be so cool to do and a week later Adrian asked me."

All three are no strangers to obstacle courses and competitions.

"I did a marathon this year in August, and previous to that I have done quite a few half marathons, so that's my main love - I love to run," Amanda said.

Father-of-three, Scott, was also looking for something new "to test myself and challenge myself and to set a good example for my kids".

"Adrian found out about it and he was looking for some fit and fast people, so he asked Amanda and me and we were all for it," he said.

As they don't yet know exactly what it is they'll be doing on Australian Spartan, team Brass Monkey is preparing for anything and everything.

"We're doing lots of team training, lots of lifting, working on grip strength, swimming, running, jumping - everything. We'll have all bases covered," Scott said.


"I am sure it's going to be very demanding and challenging," Adrian added.

"All I know is that we have to work together as a team."

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