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11 Teams Will Travel Over 32,000 Miles, Spanning Four Continents and 30 Cities, with Inaugural Visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and a Trek Deep into the Arctic Circle


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CBS announced today the 11 new teams competing in the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, which premieres with a special 90-minute debut on Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).  Phil Keoghan is the host.


This season's cast of Racers will travel over 32,000 miles, covering four continents and 30 cities, with first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle.  Additionally, for the first time in the history of the Race, the Team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.



The new season features Racers from all walks of life, including a Team of Home Shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago. 


Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:


Brook Roberts

Age: 27

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Occupation: Home Shopping Host


Claire Champlin

Age: 30

Hometown: Reno, Nev.

Occupation: Home Shopping Host


Relationship: Home Shopping Hosts




Nick DeCarlo

Age: 26

Hometown: Henderson, Nev. 

Occupation: Bartender  


Vicki Casciola

Age: 26   

Hometown: Henderson, Nev. 

Occupation: Hair Stylist



Relationship: Dating


Ron Kellum

Age: 45

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Director/Choreographer


Tony Stovall

Age: 42

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Occupation: Doctoral Student (University of




Relationship: Best Friends



Michael Wu

Age:  58

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Occupation: Software Consultant and Content Creator  


Kevin Wu

Age: 20

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Occupation: Student/Internet Entertainer



Relationship: Father/Son


Chad Waltrip

Age: 26

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Operations Manager


Stephanie Smith

Age: 23

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Hair Stylist   



Relationship: Newly Dating



Nat Strand

Age: 31

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Occupation: Doctor


Kat Chang

Age: 35

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif. 

Occupation: Doctor


Relationship: Doctors/Friends



Gary Ervin

Age: 53

Hometown: Morganfield, Ky. 

Occupation: Entrepreneur  


Mallory Ervin

Age: 24

Hometown: Lexington, Ky.  

Occupation: Miss Kentucky 2009


Relationship: Father/Daughter




Connor Diemand-Yauman

Age:  22

Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio

Occupation: Student (Princeton)


Jonathan Schwartz

Age: 22

Hometown: Cranford, N.J.

Occupation: Student (Princeton)


Relationship: Ivy League A Cappella Singers



Jill Haney

Age: 27 

Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.  

Occupation: Hair Stylist


Thomas Wolfard

Age: 30

Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif. 

Occupation: Ad Sales Director


Relationship: Dating



Andie DeKroon

Age:  43

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom


Jenna Sykes

Age: 21 

Hometown: Athens, Ga. 

Occupation: Student (University of Georgia)   


Relationship: Birth Mother/Daughter



Katie Seamon

Age: 23

Hometown: Rahway, N.J.

Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player


Rachel Johnston

Age: 24

Hometown: Moorestown, N.J

Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player


Relationship: Beach Volleyball Partners


THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world.  Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another.  At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination.  Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.


Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Elise Doganieri are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.


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