Outlast‘s Nick Radner made his presence known immediately upon entering the Alaskan rainforest wilderness nearby the Neka River. The self-described natural-born leader helped his team find proper shelter, water and food to survive — after teammate and similar Type A personality Andrea Hilderbrand dropped out of the game due to sickness. Team Charlie dominated in large part to Nick’s stewardship, and he even admitted his fault in mansplaining to EMT Angie Kenai how he thought electrician Seth Lueker was better equipped to navigate the raft to get the crab pot traps.
So what happened to Nick after being one of the Outlast winners who split a $1 million prize? Here’s what Outlast‘s fan-favorite Nick’s been up to since leaving Alaska victorious.
Nick is On A Hiking Trip With Family & Friends On West Coast After Winning Outlast
Outlast stopped filming in the fall of 2021, so a year-and-a-half has passed since Nick and the gang competed for survival in the remote wilderness. Nick doesn’t share a lot on Instagram, but he is currently enjoying a trip in California and Washington State on the West Coast of the US hiking major mountains.
He trekked Tuolomne Grove in Yosemite Park earlier in March. He’s now hiking up Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano, with friends and they started the journey at 4 a.m. He also hiked Crater Lake, in Oregon. At the end of his hiking trip he summitted Mount Rainier.
Since Outlast aired on Netflix, Nick has been responding to fans comments, and explained that his team would’ve never let detective Jill Ashlock join their team for long.
“We were planning on ditching her as soon as she joined us ya FOOL [laughing crying emojis]. We had backup plans that never made it to the edit, we aren’t dumb dude. [Team Charlie] knew she was a snake,” Nick wrote.
Nick also joined a podcast reunion with his Team Charlie (AKA Camp Beartooth) including Angie, Seth and Paul Preece. They talked about more of their experience in Alaska of what wasn’t shown in the final edit.
Nick also told Tudum he is fed up with fans claiming Outlast is fake and scripted.
“Every day, we were getting more and more starved out,” Nick told Netflix’s Tudum. “If anyone watches the show and says it isn’t real, I’m going to go to their house and punch them in the face. It was real.”
It’s unclear what Nick did with his money, perhaps an Outlast reunion episode will give us some clarity. He does appear to have taken some time off of teaching and coaching (hopefully not quitting, since he detests quitters) to travel during the school year, though. He also recently attended an Outlast watch party with high-school friends. Nick said he’s returning to the classroom on Monday, March 20, and going to pretend like nothing happened.
Outlast Cast Member Nick’s Wrestling Coach & English Teacher Jobs, Family, Age, Instagram & More
Nick, age 38, celebrates his birthday in November. He has an young son named Kai and a daughter, although he keeps him family life fairly private.
Nick’s Instagram doesn’t include many posts, but he loves hiking mountains and hunting deer.
The wrestling coach is based in Tampa Bay, Florida, but also taught in Palm Harbor. Besides coaching, Mr. Radner teaches English, Argument, and AP seminar capstone. Nick was head coach of Palm Harbor University High School, helping his wrestling team win several titles. He’s also won several coaching awards.
“Every day as a coach you have to push to the mental edge of what they think they can do. Once they’re beyond that point you really build tough people,” Radner told a local paper. He makes his student wrestlers do a morning and afternoon practice, plus a two-hour workout in the evening.
Radner coached wrestling for seven years at Anclote High School in Pasco County before his most recent job.