“The Amazing Race” season 22 premieres on February 17 with eleven brand new teams. Among them are twins, John Wayne’s granddaughter, a descendent of Daniel Boone, professional hockey players, firefighters and roller Derby moms.
Now it’s time to meet the teams and see who we want to get behind.
Idries Abdur-Rahman (35) and Jamil Abdur-Rahman (also 35 because they are twins) are also both OB/GYN Physicians. Their connection is of course that they are twin brothers and both doctors.
Max (30) ad Katie (24) are a married couple from Buffalo, N.Y. He is a cigar salesman and she is a pharmacist. (Surely there’s some kind of health education irony there. They are newlyweds.
Team Roller Derby:
Mona Egender (33) and Beth Bandimere (36) are roller derby moms from Castle Mona is also a captioner and Beth works in Tech support.
Brothers Bates Battaglia (36) and Anthony Battaglia (33) are professional hockey players. Well, Bates has retired now, but he used to play for NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. Anthony Battaglia currently plays for the Huntsville Havoc.
Chuck McCall (46) and Wynona McCall (49) are married. They hail from Daphne, Ala. He’s a retail manager and taxidermist. She is a cosmetologist and hairstylist.
David (58) and Connor (21) are a father and son team from Salt Lake City. David works in investment properties and Connor is a professional cyclist. Both have survived cancer.
Team Stealing Angels
Caroline Cutbirth (29) is from Austin, Texas and she is the singer/songwriter of the band Stealing Angels. Caroline is also a direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Her team-mate Jennifer Kuhle (30) from Nashville is also a songwriter for “Stealing Angels” and she also just happens to be the granddaughter of John Wayne. The pair are friends.
Joey Graceffa (21) and Meghan Camarena (25) are both YouTube hosts from Los Angeles. They are friends too.
Team Pamela and Winnie
Pamela Chien (29) and Winnie Sung (also 29) are friends from Los Angeles. Pamela is an art director and fitness instructor and Winnie is a senior project manager. They are best friends. On the face of it, this would appear to be a pretty strong combination for “The Amazing Race” but I guess we’ll soon see how that pans out.
Team Jessica and John
Jessica Hoel (26) and John Erck (27) are both from Huntington Beach, Calif. They are dating. She is an account manager; he is an entrepreneur and computer programmer.
Matthew Davis (25) and Daniel Moss (24) are firefighters from Gaffney, S.C. They are best friends too.
Which teams have caught your eye already? Watch them on “The Amazing Race” season 22 premiere on February 17.