For the other team in which Eric ran the race, see Eric & Danielle.

Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan are a team of Friends on The Amazing Race 9.

They are best remembered for their constant flirting with Danielle & Dani. They dominated the first two-thirds of the season, hitting six of the first nine mats in 1st place, and were the first team to put up a finishing average better than 2.00. Though they managed to get out to a lead in the finale, Eric stumbled at the final Roadblock, unable to remember order of the countries they had visited, and they ended up 2nd.


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Jeremy & Eric, best friends from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, met while running college track at Johnson County Community College. Both are admittedly cocky, very competitive and strong athletes. They are avid volleyball players who frequently compete in local tournaments.

Sarcastic and patient, Jeremy is well-traveled and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. He works as a valet and is hoping the Race will help him to make something of his life.

Eric, who works as a waiter and a bartender, has little experience traveling outside of the United States. A two-time NJCAA Track and Field All American in the pole vault, Eric describes himself as being athletic and outgoing. His biggest pet peeve about his teammate is that Jeremy won't take criticism.

The former collegiate athletes hope their physical abilities will help carry them past the competition to the $1 million prize.

The Amazing Race 9

Race History

Eric & Jeremy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Jeremy 2 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Eric 1 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Jeremy 1 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Eric 2 of 8
6 5 Italy Big Fish / Little Fish Jeremy 1 of 7
7 6 Italy → Greece Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
8 7 Greece → Oman Camel / Watchtower Eric 4 of 5
9 8 Oman → Australia Sand / Sea Jeremy 1 of 5
10 9 Australia Dry / Wet Eric 2 of 4
11 10 Australia → Thailand Move It / Altar It Eric 2 of 4
12 11 Thailand → Japan Maiden / Messenger Jeremy 2 of 3
12 Japan → United States Drill It / Deliver It Eric 2 of 3
Average 1.75
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield


1: Leg 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the first row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.



For trivia pertaining to Eric as a solo racer, see Eric & Danielle#Trivia.

Franchise Records

  • First team to score an average above 2.00, 1.75.
  • First all-male team to finish the race in 2nd place.
  • First team to finish in the top 4 in every leg.
  • Youngest team to score an average above 2.00, being 26.5 yrs old while racing.


  • Highest average placing team at 1.75.


  • Highest average placing team of season 9, at 1.75.
  • Most legs won in season 9, with 5 legs.

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