The Amazing Race 22

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Teams Racing Around the Globe This Spring Include a Pair of Roller Derby Moms, Country Singers, Hockey Brothers, YouTube Hosts, Firefighters and Twin OB/GYNs. This season which marks the 22nd race around the world for the series THE AMAZING RACE premieres on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 20:30 on SABC3.

This season will introduce a new twist to the game in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” – one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race.

Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland.

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.

After 5 Continents, 9 Countries and more than 30,000 miles which team will be the first to cross the winning line to walk away with One Million Dollars.  The Amazing Race every Monday at 8:30pm. Find it on SABC3

The 11 Teams are revealed below:

 

Team 1: Jamil Abdur-Rahman and Idries Abdur-Rahman

Jamil Abdur-Rahman

Age: 36

Hometown: Chicago

Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician

Idries Abdur-Rahman

Age: 36

Hometown: Chicago

Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician

Connection to Teammate: Twin Brothers

 

Team 2: Katie Bichler and Max Bichler

Katie Bichler

Age: 24

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Current occupation: Pharmacist

Max Bichler

Age: 30

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Current occupation: Cigar Sales

Connection to Teammate: Newlyweds

 

Team 3: Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere

Mona Egender

Age: 33

Hometown: Castle Pines, Colo.

Current occupation: Mom and Captioner

Beth Bandimere

Age: 36

Hometown: Arvada, Colorado

Current occupation: Work in the Internet Department at FirstBank of Colorado

Connection to Teammate: Roller Derby Moms/Friends

 

Team 4: Anthony Battaglia and Bates Battaglia

Anthony Battaglia

Age: 33

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player currently plays for the Huntsville Havoc.

Bates Battaglia

Age: 36

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player

Connection to Teammate: Brothers

 

Team 5: Chuck McCall and Wynona McCall

Chuck McCall

Age: 46

Hometown: Daphne, Ala.

Current occupation: Retail Manager/Taxidermist

Wynona McCall

Age: 49

Hometown: Daphne, Ala.

Current occupation: Cosmetologist/Hairstylist

Connection to Teammate: Married

 

Team 6: David O’Leary and Connor O’Leary

David O’Leary

Age: 58

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Current occupation: Investment Properties

Connor O’Leary

Age: 21

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Current occupation: Professional Cyclist

Connection to Teammate: Father and son (both cancer survivors)

 

Team 7: Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle 

Caroline Cutbirth

Age: 29

Hometown: Austin, TX

Current occupation: Singer/Songwriter. *Caroline is also a direct descendant of Daniel Boone

Jennifer Kuhle

Age: 30

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Current occupation: Songwriter. *Jennifer is also the granddaughter of John Wayne

Connection to Teammate: Band mate/Friends

 

Team 8: Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena 

Joey Graceffa

Age: 21

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: YouTube Host

Meghan Camarena

Age: 25

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: YouTube Host

Connection to Teammate: Friends

 

Team 9: Pamela Chien and Winnie Sung 

Pamela Chien

Age: 29

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: Art Director and Fitness Instructor

Winnie Sung

Age: 29

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: Senior Project Manager

Connection to Teammate: Best friends

 

Team 10: John Erck and Jessica Hoel

John Erck

Age: 27

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer programmer

Jessica Hoel

Age: 26

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Current occupation: Account Manager

Connection to Teammate: Dating

 

Team 11: Matthew Davis and Daniel Moss

Matthew Davis

Age: 25

Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.

Current occupation: Firefighter

Daniel Moss

Age: 24

Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.

Current occupation: Firefighter

Connection to Teammate: Friends

 

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