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Teams Announced for New Season of The Amazing Race

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments

ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO! TEAMS EMBARK ON A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO THEIR FIRST DESTINATION, IQUIQUE, CHILE, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

“We’re Not In Oklahoma No More” – With the Double Express Pass on the line, teams depart for their first destination, Iquique, Chile, where one racer must face their fear of heights, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

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

Name: Hoskote Venkatesh
Age: 60
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: ER Doctor

Name: Naina Venkatesh
Age: 27
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Fitness Instructor

Connection: Father/Daughter
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Name: Jason Case
Age: 33
Hometown: Attleboro, Mass.
Current occupation: Owner of a Snowplow Company

Name: Amy Diaz
Age: 29
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Current occupation: Social Media Manager

Connection: Dating
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Name: Leo Temory
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur

Name: Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: CEO/Owner of Z.I.G.
(Zadran Investment Group)

Connection: Cousins
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Name: Tim Wiyninger
Age: 26
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Current occupation: Oilfield Plant Operator

Name: Daniel “Danny” Merkey
Age: 25
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Current occupation: Oil Field Operator

Connection: Best Friends
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Name: Rowan Joseph
Age: 56
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current occupation: Actor, Producer, Director and Voiceover Artist

Name: Shane Partlow
Age: 47
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current occupation: Actor/ Producer

Connection: Theater Performers. They call themselves the “Queens of Bingo.”
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Name: Brandon Squyres
Age: 34
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Current occupation: Contractor

Name: Adam Switzer
Age: 34
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Current occupation: Eco-friendly farmer

Connection: Childhood Friends
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Name: Allison “Ally” Mello
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl

Name: Ashley Covert
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl

Connection: LA Kings Ice Crew
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Name: Nicole Jasper
Age: 39
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current occupation: ER Physician

Name: Travis Jasper
Age: 43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current occupation: ER Physician

Connection: Married ER Doctors
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Name: Nicole “Nicky” Getz
Age: 27
Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City and Troy, Michigan
Current occupation: Baseball Wife/Training to be a Pilates Instructor

*Married to Chris Getz, who played for the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals (currently)

Name: Kim DeJesus
Age: 32
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Baseball Wife

*Married to David DeJesus who played for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays (currently)

Connection: Baseball Wives
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Name: Timothy Sweeney
Age: 32
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
Current occupation: Sports Marketing

Name: Marie “Reebs” Mazzocchi
Age: 29
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
Current occupation: Fitness Trainer/Gym Owner

Connection: Exes
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Name: Chester Pitts II
Age: 33
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
Current occupation: Sports Analyst for “Texans Insider,”
Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS.

*Played for Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks for more than 10 years in the NFL

Name: Ephraim Salaam
Age: 36
Hometown: Studio City, Calif.
Current occupation: Co-host of “Fox Sports Live.”

*Played for Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons for 13 years in the NFL

Connection: Former NFL Teammates
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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 at least $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo 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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