Merrick, New York, USA. 11th June 2017. During "American Grit" Season 2 premiere, (2nd from right in blue swim trunks) CHRIS EDOM, 48, of Merrick, is one of 17 contestants suspended from beams above lake water during an endurance challenge. Show was projected on large screen during Edom's backyard Viewing Party for Episode 1 of FOX network reality television series. Edom was last contestant picked for a team that episode.