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Daniel "Dan" Pious and Jordan Pious are a team of Brothers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 16.

They were immediately dismissed by most of the fans and were a favorite to be eliminated in the first leg after Dan made it abundantly clear that he was not a fan of the Race. They were never one of the strongest teams, nor were they one of the weakest. They were stuck in the middle of the pack for most of the season, with their only leg win prior to the finale being via Fast Forward.They went into the finale as the underdogs to "obvious favorites" Jet & Cord and "villains" Brent & Caite. At the Shanghai airport, they cut in front of Jet & Cord in line while waiting to book tickets on the prearranged flight, angering the Cowboys and their fans, but ultimately giving themselves no real advantage. What did give them an advantage was Dan taking the initiative to move them up to first class without additional cost during the flight, which gave them a lead they never gave up. They ended up beating the Cowboys by 25 minutes, one of the largest finale wins ever.

Profile

​Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Dan

Age: 24
Hometown: Barrington, Rhode Island
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Financial Advisor
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is very intense
Favorite hobbies: Watching and playing sports
Achievements: Being at the Winter Classic when the Bruins won in overtime
Lifelong to do list: Get a job with a major Boston sports team, get married, have kids and make them huge Boston sports fans
If I could switch places with someone: Theo Epstein (GM of the Red Sox)
Role Model/Hero: My dad and my grandfather
What are you passionate about? Boston sports
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I'd save and invest it.
People would be surprised to learn: That I really dislike traveling and it will probably be the most difficult part of the race for me
Favorite place you have ever visited: Fenway Park
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Staying under the radar and not rubbing the other teams the wrong way, and finding food that I like
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Jordan always wanted to be on the Race because it was his #1 dream in life. All I really want is to make it far enough so Jordan feels as if his dream is achieved

Jordan

Age: 22
Hometown: Barrington, Rhode Island
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Strategic Consultant
Pet peeve about your teammate: He hates to travel
Favorite hobbies: Tennis, New England Patriots, dancing to my own beat
Achievements: Graduating from Emory University's Goizueta Business School with High Distinction in May 2009
Lifelong to do list: Travel the world, meet Tom Brady and start my own company.
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't
Role Model/Hero: My parents. Their love for each other and our family, their work ethic, and the way they have supported me have really shaped who I am today. Also, Karen Rein, my best friend, who has taught me to never give up on my dreams and means the world to me.
What are you passionate about? Tackling life challenges and chasing after new ones and Boston sports
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Save the money and use it to pay for my MBA
People would be surprised to learn: I was considerably overweight during a decent portion of my teenage years. I weighed 200 lbs and was only 5'1".
Favorite place you have ever visited: Israel
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Focusing our intensity and competitive spirits on the Race itself rather than on each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to create memories with my best friend and show my brother that there is more to our world than what we see at home

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Dan & Jordan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Dan 8 of 11 [1]
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Jordan 8 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Dan 6 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Dan 6 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 4 of 8
6 6 France Tower / Terra Jordan 5 of 7
7 7 France → Seychelles Turtle Toddle / Ox Trot Jordan 2 of 6
8 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Buddhist Tradition / Chinese Custom Jordan 5 of 6
9 9 Malaysia → Singapore Used Fast Forward 1 of 5
10 10 Singapore → China No Detour Jordan 3 of 4 [2]
Dan
11 11 China Pork Chops / Pork Dumplings Dan 3 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Dan 1 of 3
Average 4.33
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:


1: Dan and Jordan initially arrived 4th, but were issued a 15-minute penalty for losing a paintbrush during the additional task; 4 teams, including Brent and Caite, whose penalty time expired before Dan & Jordan's, checked-in during the penalty time, dropping them to 8th.


2: Leg 10 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First Jewish team to win the race.
  • Dan & Jordan are the youngest average-aged all-male team to win the race, with an age average of 23 at the time of racing.
  • First team of brothers to win the race.

US Records

  • First team to win from Rhode Island.

External links

Interviews

  • Rogert Catlin at Harford Courtant (02/26/2010): "University of Hartford Alum On 'Amazing Race' With Brother"
  • Rogert Catlin at Harford Courtant (05/09/2010): "Brothers Dan and Jordan Win 'The Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/10/2010): "First-Class Move Made All the Difference in the World"
  • Reality TV World (05/10/2010): "Exclusive: Dan Pious and Jordan Pious talk 'The Amazing Race' win"
  • Digital Spy (05/10/2010): "Amazing Race winners chat about their triumph."
  • Kelly Huth at lehighvalleylive.com (05/10/2010): "Daniel and Jordan Pious win Amazing Race 16"
  • Xfinity.com (05/10/2010): "Amazing Race Live Chat With Winning Team"
  • Lindsay Strouse and Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (05/11/2015): "The Amazing Race 16: Exclusive Interview with Winners Dan and Jordan Pious"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (05/11/2015): "How Amazing Race Winners Went From First Class to First Place"
  • Hank Batallones at BuddyTV (05/16/2010): "Exclusive Interview: Dan and Jordan from The Amazing Race"

Social Media Profiles

References

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