The Amazing Race 32: Meet the 11 Teams Vying for $1 Million

Amazing Race season 32
Front Row, from Left to Right: Eswar Dhinakaran, Aparna Dhinakaran, Kellie Wells-Brinkley, LaVonne Idlette
Middle Row, from Left to Right: Leo Brown, Alana Folsom, Nathan Worthington, Cody Buell,
Kaylynn Williams, Haley Williams, Hung Nguyen, Chee Lee
Back Row, from Left to Right: DeAngelo Williams, Gary Barnidge, Will Jardell, James Wallington,Riley McKibbin, Maddison McKibbin, Jerry Eaves, Frank Eaves

Meet the 11 new teams who will race around the world when The Amazing Race returns to CBS Wednesday October 14.

Racers include former NFL stars DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge, Olympians Kellie Wells-Brinkley and LaVonne Idlette, and pro volleyball players Riley and Maddison McKibbin.

Meet the 11 new teams who will begin their journey of a lifetime when host Phil Keoghan kicks off the 32nd edition of The Amazing Race, Wednesday, Oct. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The globe-trotting teams begin their adventure, which filmed prior to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, from the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and travel to their first destination, Trinidad and Tobago. Along the route, teams will travel to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Brazil and more. The team that crosses the finish line first will be crowned the winners of THE AMAZING RACE and the $1 million prize.

“Elise and I created The Amazing Race 20 years ago as a way to bring the expansive beauty of the world into audiences’ living rooms in an exciting way,” said Bertram van Munster, co-creator and executive producer. “This year has been a challenge for everyone, and we hope this season, during which Race will reach the remarkable milestone of one million miles traveled around the world, helps satisfy viewers’ wanderlust. We look forward to when we can all travel again!”

Host Phil Keoghan assesses all 11 teams HERE

Following are the teams competing on the upcoming season of THE AMAZING RACE:

DeAngelo Williams (36) and Gary Barnidge (34)
Former NFL stars from Charlotte, N.C. and Middleburg, Fla.

Eswar (24) and Aparna Dhinakaran (26)
Siblings from Fremont and Berkeley, Calif.

Jerry (61) and Frank (25) Eaves
Father and son from Louisville, Ky.

Kaylynn (30) and Haley Williams (31)
Sisters from Bluffton, S.C.

Chee Lee (38) and Hung Nguyen (39)
Married parents from Houston, Texas

Kellie Wells-Brinkley (37) and LaVonne Idlette (34)
Olympic hurdlers from Richmond, Va. and Hampton, Va.

Leo Brown (31) and Alana Folsom (29)
Dating from Somerville, Mass.

Michelle (34) and Victoria Newland (33)
Sisters from Lafayette, La.

Nathan Worthington (39) and Cody Buell (33)
Best friends from Dayton, Tenn. and Paint Lick, Ky.

Riley (31) and Maddison McKibbin (29)
Pro volleyball players from Honolulu, Hawaii

Will Jardell (30) and James Wallington (31)
Dating from Nederland, Texas and Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Amazing Race sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges – some mental and some physical – and when the tasks have been completed, 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 at least $1 million.


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