Cast announced for season 20 of The Amazing Race on CTV

Covering five continents and 22 cities, Canada’s most-watched competition series last fall, THE AMAZING RACE, returns with eleven new teams plunging into a whirlwind global adventure!

Finishing the year as Canada’s #1 reality series and #3 show overall last fall with total viewers, THE AMAZING RACE averaged 2.58 million viewers.

THE AMAZING RACE premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). New episodes of THE AMAZING RACE are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

This season of the multi-Emmy Award-winning series marks the 20th sprint around the globe for THE AMAZING RACE. For this turn, teams will travel through five continents and 22 cities and cover nearly 40,000 miles. With the series making first-time visits to remote locations such as Paraguay, Azerbaijan and other exotic locations, 11 new teams set out on a race around the globe. 

This year’s teams will endure one of the most competitive courses ever – from skydiving in Argentina, training with the Masai warriors in Tanzania, and racing through Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” to putting their taste buds to the test with one of Italy’s most popular cuisines and searching for King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that served as the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty.

Amongst the cast this season are a pair of border patrol agents, twins, dating divorcees, and last year’s winner of BIG BROTHER, Rachel Reilly, and her fiancé and fellow Houseguest, Brendon Villegas.

 

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

Name: Dave Brown Jr.

Age: 33

Hometown: Madison, Wis. 

Current occupation: U.S. Army Officer 

Name: Rachel Brown

Age: 30

Hometown: Madison, Wis. 

Current occupation: Project Manager

Connection to Teammate: Married

 

Name: William “Bopper” Minton 

Age: 41

Hometown: Manchester, KY.

Current occupation: Motorcycle Mechanic

Name: Mark Jackson

Age: 45

Hometown: Manchester, Ky.

Current Occupation: Former State Inspector

Connection to Teammate: Best Friends 

 

Name: Nary Ebeid

Age: 32

Hometown: Los Angeles 

Current occupation: Federal Agent

Name: Jamie Graetz

Age: 33

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: Federal Agent

Connection to Teammate: Federal Agents/Friends

 

Name: Brendon Villegas 

Age: 31

Hometown: Westwood, Calif. 

Current occupation: PhD Student

Name: Rachel Reilly

Age: 27

Hometown: Westwood, Calif. 

Current occupation: Event Hostess

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

 

Joey “Fitness” Lasalla 

Age: 29

Hometown: Whitestone, N.Y. 

Current occupation: Trainer/Supplement 

Company Owner

Danny Horal 

Age: 27

Hometown: Holbrook, N.Y. 

Current occupation: Nightclub Promoter 

Connection to Teammate: Friends

 

Misa Tanaka 

Age: 27

Hometown: San Diego

Current occupation: Car Buyer

Maiya Tanaka 

Age: 25

Hometown: San Diego 

Current occupation: Professional Golfer

Connection to Teammate: Sisters

 

Dave Gregg 

Age: 44

Hometown: New Port Richey, Fla. 

Current occupation: “Ambassador of Laughter” 

Cherie Gregg 

Age: 44

Hometown: New Port Richey, Fla. 

Current occupation: “Ambassador of Laughter”

Connection to Teammate: Married Clowns

 

Elliot Weber

Age: 28

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Current occupation: Musician 

Andrew Weber

Age: 28

Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.

Current occupation: Professional Soccer Player

Connection to Teammate: Twins

 

Name: Kerri Paul

Age: 30

Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.

Current occupation: Program Coordinator 

Name: Stacy Bowers

Age: 30

Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.

Current occupation: Self Employed / “Basketball” Wife 

Connection to Teammate: Cousins

 

Name: Vanessa Macias

Age: 31

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current occupation: Freelance Writer 

Name Ralph Kelley

Age: 36

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current occupation: Bar Owner 

Connection to Teammate: Dating 

Divorcees

 

Name: Art Velez

Age: 43

Hometown: Temecula, Calif.

Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent 

J.J. Carrell

Age: 42

Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.

Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent 

Connection to Teammate: Border Patrol Agents/Friends

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