4/20/17 12:20PM

Lakewood Man to be Featured on Discovery Series ‘Naked and Afraid XL’ 

Lakewood resident and accomplished survivalist, Matt Wright, makes Discovery series history during 40 day challenge.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


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Lakewood Man to be Featured on Discovery Series ‘Naked and Afraid XL’ 
40 Day Survival Challenge

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Matt Wright, a Colorado native who served in the Air Force and previously competed on Naked And Afraid in Thailand has joined an elite group of survivalists braving the most daunting survival challenge ever attempted – pushing the very limits of human endurance in the Amazon basin of Ecuador with no food, no water, no clothes.

Wright, Owner and Survival Instructor of Extreme Instinct Knives and Survival in Lakewood, makes custom knives, survival gear and teaches survival classes. When he’s not guiding hunters or teaching students survival skills, he’s constantly pushing himself to the limit. Wright is set to make Naked and Afraid XL history as the first Colorado native to brave the survival challenge and single-handily take on one of the jungles largest and feared big game animals in the show’s series.

Despite constant life-threatening risks during the challenge, Wright’s proven that he has the physical and mental strength, endurance, exceptional survival and hunting skill set to survive in some of the harshest environments on the planet.

Naked and Afraid XL premieres Sunday, April 23 at 8 pm MST on Discovery Channel.

About Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid XL is an American reality television series that premiered on the  Discovery Channel in 2015.

A group of men and women are given the task of surviving in the wilderness for 40 days. Each survivalist is only allowed to bring one or two helpful item(s) of his or her choosing. They are not given any other items, clothing, food, or water. The camera crews are not allowed to intervene, except for medical emergencies. Any member of the cast is allowed to tap-out at any time, meaning he or she decides not to continue with the task and goes home. The contestants hunt, trap, and gather their food in the wild and build shelters with their own hands and the available material found in the nature. At the end of the 40 days, the remaining survivalist(s) must arrive at the designated extraction point. The success of this last task indicate their ability to survive in a harsh environment for a long period of time. There is no winner and no prize given to participate in this challenge.


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