Aaron Daniel Thornburg
July 12, 1987
|Endurance, 1st place|
Aaron is the outdoorsy type, who loves fishing and hunting. (He once caught 300 snakes in two days!). He has his own business making Christmas ornaments out of fly-fishing hooks, and he can do some mean animal calls, including a bull elk mating call, a cow in heat and a gobbler turkey.
Aaron was homeschooled until ninth grade. . He and his father are rattlesnake hunters. In his audition tape for Endurance, Aaron crosscountry skiied with his cat on his shoulder.
At fifteen years old, Aaron was selected to be a part of the first season of Endurance.
Aaron was one of the contestants that made it through the Right to Stay. In the partner selection, he didn't want to be part of the drama, because it made enemies of each other. He was one of the four people who went against Jonna's list. Ironically, he was paired with her on the list and in reality.
- "I don't like [the partner selection]; it's turning everyone against of each other."
- "I did say I like you." (to Sabrina)
Aaron graduated from Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Montana. He later attended Montana State University and currently works for Animal Planet.
- Aaron is from the same place as fellow contestant Cree Howard, who was eliminated in the Right to Stay, and Bjorn Leum, who was on the Green Team on Endurance 3: Hawaii.