CBS announces new teams for The Amazing Race, starting in late September

 
This year, the teams you will watch race around the world include former NFL teammates, married ER doctors, NHL Ice Crew Girls, Theater Performers and more. CBS announced today the 11 teams that will embark on a sprint around the globe for $1 million dollars on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.
 
THE AMAZING RACE has won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Reality-Competition Program” nine times in the past 10 years. Currently, the series is nominated for its 10th Emmy in this category.
 
This season, which marks the 23nd race around the world for the series, will bring back the Double Express Pass twist that was introduced last season, 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 fifth leg of the Race.
 
As Teams travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles, they will paraglide high above the skies of Iquique, Chile, subject themselves to a bone-chilling plunge in Norway and buckle up for Formula One Racing in Abu Dhabi.
 
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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

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

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

Name: Nicole “Nicky” Getz

  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City and Troy, Mich.
  • 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

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