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[01/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Unveils the Identities of the 11 Teams Competing in "The Amazing Race 9"

[via press release from CBS]

CBS UNVEILS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 11 TEAMS COMPETING IN "THE AMAZING RACE 9"

Three-Time Emmy Award Winner "The Amazing Race" Returns to Its International Format Where Teams of Two Will Travel to Exotic Locations, Spanning Five Continents, With a Two-Hour Premiere, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT

"The Amazing Race" Moves To Its Regular Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT Time Period Beginning March 7

CBS today announced the identities of the 11 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 9. The three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series returns to its international format where teams of two will travel to exotic locations, spanning five continents, with stops in the Middle East, Moscow and Sicily, to name a few. The 11 teams will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize. THE AMAZING RACE 9 will begin with a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

THE AMAZING RACE will be broadcast regularly on Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning March 7.

THE AMAZING RACE has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program.

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

Name: BJ AVERELL (Male)
Occupation: Online Tutor
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Name: TYLER MACNIVEN
Occupation: Filmmaker
Age: 25
Hometown: San Francisco

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

Name: SCOTT BRAGINTON-SMITH
Occupation: Sales
Age: 41
Hometown: West Harwich, Mass.

Name: JOHN LOWE
Occupation: Wealth Manager
Age: 38
Hometown: Dorchester, Mass.

Relationship: LIFE-LONG FRIENDS

Name: YOLANDA BROWN-MOORE
Occupation: Science Teacher
Age: 27
Hometown: Chicago

Name: RAY WHITTY
Occupation: Attorney
Age: 31
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Relationship: DATING

Name: MONICA CAYCE
Occupation: Student
Age: 23
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ark.

Name: JOSEPH MEADOWS
Occupation: Homebuilder
Age: 23
Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.

Relationship: DATING

Name: DESIREE CIFRE
Occupation: Writer
Age: 24
Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Name: WANDA LOPEZ-ROCHFORD
Occupation: Corporate Trainer
Age: 44
Hometown: Smyrna, Ga.

Relationship: MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Name: MICHELLE GARNER
Occupation: Homemaker
Age: 36
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Name: LAKE GARNER
Occupation: Dentist
Age: 37
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Relationship: MARRIED PARENTS

Name: JONI GLAZE
Occupation: Children�s Minister
Age: 44
Hometown: Katy, Texas

Name: LISA HINDS
Occupation: Realtor/Artist
Age: 48
Hometown: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Relationship: SISTERS

Name: BARRY LAZARUS
Occupation: Retired Physician
Age: 63
Hometown: Silverthorne, Colo.

Name: FRAN LAZARUS
Occupation: Retired Accountant
Age: 61
Hometown: Silverthorne, Colo.

Relationship: MARRIED 40 YEARS

Name: JEREMY RYAN
Occupation: Valet
Age: 26
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Name: ERIC SANCHEZ
Occupation: Waiter
Age: 27
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Relationship: FRIENDS

Name: DAVID SPIKER
Occupation: Musician
Age: 30
Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas

Name: LORI WILLEMS
Occupation: Pizza Hut Manager
Age: 25
Hometown: Manhattan, Kan.

Relationship: DATING

Name: DANI TORCHIO
Occupation: Recent College Graduate
Age: 22
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Name: DANIELLE TURNER
Occupation: Recent College Graduate
Age: 22
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Relationship: CHILDHOOD FRIENDS

THE AMAZING RACE 9 features 11 teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each team will have to compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- and only when the tasks have been completed will 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 $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

RATING: To Be Announced





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