Meet the Teams of 'The Amazing Race' Season 30
Meet the Teams of 'The Amazing Race' Season 30
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Amazing Race is back for another season. The CBS reality competition series is celebrating its 30th season. Once again, 11 teams of two will travel around the world, starting in New York City's Washington Square Park, competing in various challenges along the way and hoping to make it to the finish line first and claim the $1 million grand prize.

The teams this time around include race car drivers, retired NBA players, nationally ranked debaters, competitive eaters and even a Big Brother couple.


Meet the 11 new teams below:

The 11 Teams of The Amazing Race Season 30

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Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion
Age: 48 and 39
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Relationship: Retired NBA Players

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April Gould and Sarah Williams
Age: 39 and 39
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ and Mesa, AZ
Relationship: Friends/Goat Yoga Instructors

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Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf
Age: 32 and 26
Hometown: Plano TX and Los Angeles, CA
Relationship: Dating/Big Brother 19 Power Couple

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Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak
Age: 22 and 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Relationship: Dating/Nationally Ranked Debaters

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Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant
Age: 30 and 33
Hometown: New York, NY
Relationship: Dating/"Well Strung" String Quartet Musicians

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Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly
Age: 26 and 26
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Relationship: Friends/IndyCar Drivers

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Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald
Age: 27 and 26
Hometown: Apollo, PA and Clermont, FL
Relationship: Friends/Ring Girls and Instagram Models

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Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus
Age: 33 and 41
Hometown: San Jose, CA and New York, NY
Relationship: Friends/Competitive Eaters

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Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak
Age: 36 and 30
Hometown: Uniontown, PA/Scottsdale, AZ and Park City, UT
Relationship: Friends/Professional Skiers

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Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin
Age: 35 and 31
Hometown: Miami Springs, FL
Relationship: Dating/Lifeguards

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Daniel and Eric Guiffreda
Age: 33 and 33
Hometown: Gonzales, LA and Ponchatoula, LA
Relationship: Twin Brothers/Firefighters

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Are you looking forward to the return of The Amazing Race? Based on the information above, are there any teams that stand out to you right away? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Amazing Race season 30 premieres Wednesday, January 3 at 8/7c on CBS. Want more news? Like our Amazing Race Facebook page.

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