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Meet the Teams of Amazing Race 21 on CBS

August 29, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments


Amazing Race 21 cast

By Douglas Pucci

Today, CBS announced the eleven new teams for the 21st season of “The Amazing Race”.

The new twist for the upcoming season will incentivize winning the season’s very first leg of the Race like never before – if the team that wins the first leg of the season can outrace the other ten teams and win the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million. 

Teams will travel through three continents, nine countries and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s “Switchback.”

CBS’s “The Amazing Race”, the 8-time Emmy award winner as Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, premieres its 21st season on Sunday, September 30 at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific.

Here are the teams for the 21st season of “The Amazing Race”:

Team: Natalie and Nadiya
Connection: Twin Sisters

Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Physical Therapy Student

Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace

Team: Josh and Brent
Connection: Goat Farmers/Life Partners

Name: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Age: 43
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author

Name: Brent Ridge
Age: 38
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802

Team: Rob and Kelley
Connection: Married Monster Truckers

Name: Rob French
Age: 46
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver

Name: Kelley Carrington-French
Age: 50
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver

Team: Trey and Lexi
Connection: Dating

Name: Trey Wier
Age: 23
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current occupation: Land Consultant/Former College Athlete

Name: Alexis “Lexi” Beerman
Age: 22
Hometown: Dripping Springs, Texas
Current occupation: Clothing Designer

Team: James and Mark
Connection: Friends

Name: James LoMenzo
Age: 53
Hometown: Burbank, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional Musician/Former Band Member of White Lion and Megadeth

Name: Mark “Abba” Abbattista
Age: 45
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Current occupation: Entertainment Lawyer

Team: Abbie and Ryan
Connection: Dating Divorcees

Name: Abbie Ginsberg
Age: 31
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
Current occupation: Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Name: Ryan Danz
Age: 35
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current occupation: Financial Service Company Owner

Team: Jaymes and James
Connection: Chippendales Dancers/Best Friends

Name: Jaymes Vaughan
Age: 30
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales MC

Name: James Davis
Age: 27
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales Dancer

Team: Rob and Sheila
Connection: Engaged

Name: Rob Scheer
Age: 52
Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska
Current occupation: Lumberjack and Entrepreneur

Name: Sheila Castle
Age: 44
Hometown: Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Current occupation: Retail Manager

Team: Caitlin and Brittany
Connection: Best Friends

Name: Caitlin King
Age: 24
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Current occupation: Special Ed Teacher

Name: Brittany Fletcher
Age: 25
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: Medical Device Sales

Team: Gary and Will
Connection: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers

Name: Gary Wojnar
Age: 52
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher

Name: Will Chiola
Age: 53
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher

Team: Amy and Daniel
Connection: Dating On and Off

Name: Amy Purdy
Age: 32
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
(Amy is a double amputee)

Name: Daniel Gale
Age: 36
Hometown: Crested Butte, Colo.
Current occupation: Executive Director

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