I am not understanding all the Bryce love. His only contributions (up til this task) have been negative - to me, that means he isn't really either a good team member or leader. Instead, it means he only does well in a team setting if his own butt is on the line.
In addition, rather than trying to calmly state his reasoning in the boardroom, he became sarcastic and shrill. He certainly did not behave as someone who is either trying to clearly get his explanation across - not good either when talking to the person in charge, generally, or the job interviewer.
Finally, he showed poor judgement in his selections for who to bring with him for the boardroom.
I can't see how Bryce would ever have been a good selection for winning this contest.