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Jet McCoy and Cord Jarrett McCoy are a team of Brothers/Cowboys on The Amazing Race 16, The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, and The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

They are quite possibly the most popular team to ever run the race, displacing BJ & Tyler from that spot just a few episodes into the season.

In Season 16, they quickly established themselves as the favorites to win, claiming victory in both the second and third legs, and grabbing two more legs wins on their way to the Final 3, all the while captivating fans with their Southern charm. Despite looking like a shoe-in to win against some of the weakest Final 3 competition ever, they fell apart when Dan & Jordan cut in front of them at the Shanghai airport, and took so long to complete the Industrial Light & Magic task that Dan & Jordan cruised to victory.

Their popularity would get them invited back for Unfinished Business. However, the tougher tasks and competition exposed their weakness at the mental aspect of the game, and they found themselves getting by solely on their ability to do the physical tasks faster than everyone else. They were ultimately done in by a combination of their poor navigation skills and the answer-sharing alliances they were not part of. Jet got lost during the Lichtenstein measuring Roadblock, and even though Flight Time also got lost, only Jet had to re-run the task, as Flight Time was able to get the answer from Justin . This put them so far behind that they could not catch up, even with the Globetrotters making several mistakes during the Detour. A U-Turn at the end of the leg sealed their fate in 6th place, as they were the last remaining previous Final 3 team to go out.

They would get another chance to rectify this on the second All-Stars. After a mediocre performance on Unfinished Business, they looked to have returned to form, winning two of the first four legs and, with an Express Pass under their belts, appeared to be a good bet to ride into the Final 3. Despite starting leg 10 neck and neck with Leo & Jamal and Dave & Connor, they got lost looking for the Zurich airport, putting them on the second flight into Spain with the trailing teams. Their situation worsened when they had trouble with the Detour, both locating the clue for it and completing the task, putting them in last place. This might not have proven to be an issue, except that Leo & Jamal had deviated from the Accidental Alliance's plan to U-Turn Brendon & Rachel, switching to the Cowboys, who they saw as a much bigger threat. Seeing their picture on the U-Turn board, the Cowboys knew their race was over, and they became the last of the three teams returning for a third time to be eliminated, this time in 5th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Jet

Age: 30
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Pet peeve about your teammate: Punctuality or lack thereof
Favorite hobbies: Reading
Achievements: Making it on THE AMAZING RACE
Lifelong to do list: To remain a cowboy
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I am happy being me … I haven't worked out all of my own problems so I wouldn't want to start on anyone else's
Role Model/Hero: Cord would be my hero
What are you passionate about? Horsemanship
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay off my house
People would be surprised to learn: How much I read. I read every single day
Favorite place you have ever visited: Texas
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communication
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks?) To broaden my horizons and gain a better appreciation for the world in general

Cord

Age: 29
Hometown: Tupelo, Oklahoma
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Professional Bull Rider
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to voice his opinion
Favorite hobbies: Riding horses
Achievements: Rode world champion bucking bull, "Big Bucks"
Lifelong to do list: Get married, have lots of babies and live happily ever after
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't trade with anyone.
Role Model/Hero: My parents
What are you passionate about: My beliefs
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Buy a big ranch
People would be surprised to learn: I don't have a television or a radio in my house
Favorite place you have ever visited: I love visiting everywhere, but home sweet home is always the BEST
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Choosing one idea and going with it
What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks): Spending time with my best friend and brother[1]

Jet

Age: 31
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Connection to your Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Previous Season/Result: Season 16/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Leaving a coconut during one of the challenges.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Bungee jumping.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Argentina because it was the most like Oklahoma.
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win!
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven't changed.
What are you passionate about? Horses.
People would be surprised to learn: I love to read.
One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Italy because I've never been there before.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Cab drivers.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I wouldn't be running the Race if it weren't for the million dollars.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is habitually late.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I will look for more opportunities to get ahead.

Cord

Age: 30
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Connection to your Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Previous Season/Result: Season 16/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Getting second.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: The whole race is Amazing.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: South America because there were lots of cowboys like us.
Why do you want to run the Race again? It will be amazing to do a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity twice.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I got married.
What are you passionate about? LIFE
People would be surprised to learn: The first time, I got engaged and took off right after. This time, I'm getting married and leaving for the second time.
One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Australia.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: It will be hard being away from our wives.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I want to meet new people, see the world and win lots of legs because that comes with prizes.
Pet peeve about your teammate: I don't really have one. I think we complement each other well.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Same thing I'm doing right now.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Go faster![2]

Jet

Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Previous Seasons: Seasons 16 & 18
Current occupation: Rancher
Describe what you do: Raise beef.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Getting lost.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Bungee jumping with my hat on.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Argentina.
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I've gotten older.
What are you passionate about? Horses.
People would be surprised to learn: I have four siblings.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Directions.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's habitually late.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Rome, Italy. The history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? What else might I accomplish by running the race?
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Try to be more consistent.

Cord

Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Previous Seasons: Seasons 16 & 18
Current occupation: Cowboy
Describe what you do: I raise bucking bulls and riding horses, and work on the ranch with my wife, Sara.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Losing, lol!
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Oh wow, to see the world!
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Every place we went made its own memories. The beautiful places and super nice people around the world; they make a cowboy feel right at home.
Why do you want to run the Race again? I made amazing memories the first time, and another chance at $1 million.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I have retired from professional bull riding.
What are you passionate about? God, family, friends and being a cowboy.
People would be surprised to learn: We still don't have a TV!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Whose turn it is to do the roadblock. Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always on time!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Spain, it's where the first cattle, horses and cowboys came from.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? You can spend the money or lose your trophies, but the experiences that Jet and I are gonna have, you can't take them away.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No, not really. I can depend on Jet to give 100 percent every time. We plan on leaving it all out on the Race.[3]

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Cord 3 of 11
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Cord 1 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Jet 1 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Jet 4 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 3 of 8
6 6 France Tower / Terra Cord 4 of 7
7 7 France → Seychelles Turtle Toddle / Ox Trot Cord 6 of 6 [1]
8 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Buddhist Tradition / Chinese Custom Jet 1 of 6
9 9 Malaysia → Singapore Pounding the Drums / Pounding the Pavement Jet 3 of 5
10 10 Singapore → China No Detour Jet 1 of 4 [2]
Cord
11 11 China Pork Chops / Pork Dumplings Jet 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Cord 2 of 3
Average 2.58
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: Jet and Cord initially arrived 5th, but did not retrieve the clue giving directions to the Pit Stop after completing the Roadblock. They had to backtrack to retrieve the clue. Carol and Brandy checked in during this time, dropping Jet and Cord to last place, but they were not eliminated.
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.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Australia No Detour Jet 11 of 11 [3]
2 2 Australia Spirit World / Natural World No Roadblock 3 of 11
3 3 Australia → Japan Prayer of Purity / Frog of Luck Cord 6 of 10
4 4 Japan → China Hammer / Horn Cord 2 of 9
5 5 China Honor the Past / Embrace the Future Jet 1 of 9
6 6 China → India Hindu Art / Bengali Literature Jet 2 of 8
7 7 India Feed the Fire / Feed the Buffalo Cord 5 of 7
8 8 India → Austria Long Hard Walk / Quick and Easy Meal Cord 5 of 6
9 9 Austria → Lichtenstein → Switzerland Cheese / Wheeze Jet 6 of 6
Average 4.56
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
This team was penalized with an automatic "U-Turn"

Notes:
3: There was no mandatory rest period between Legs 1 and 2, as all teams were ordered to continue racing. Jet & Cord did not have to face a Speed Bump during Leg 2, despite coming in last during Leg 1.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Cord 1 of 11
2 2 China Featherball / China Cup Jet 6 of 10
3 3 China → Malaysia River Delivery / Run Through the Jungle Cord 2 of 9
4 4 Malaysia Mix Master / Master Mix Cord 1 of 8
5 5 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Fishing Pole / Spin Control Jet 3 of 8
6 6 Sri Lanka Trunk / Sheets Cord 2 of 7
7 7 Sri Lanka → Italy Gladiator / Charioteer Jet 4 of 7
8 8 Italy Donkey Run / Donkey Build Jet 2 of 6ϵ [4]
9 9 Italy → Switzerland No Detour Cord 2 of 5
10 10 Switzerland → Spain Spanish Steps / Running with the Ballz Jet 5 of 5
Average 2.80
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
4: Jet & Cord used their Express Pass to skip the Detour.

Post-Race

  • At the Spring 2010 TARCon, Jet used a homophobic slur against fellow racer Jordan Pious.[4]
  • On June 16, 2015, Jet announced he is running for Oklahoma State Senate.[5] However, he ultimately lost the seat.[6]
  • Cord's daughter, Tulsa Rae McCoy was born on September 5, 2018.[7]

Trivia

  • Won a leg every time they visited China: Season 16 (leg 10), Season 18 (leg 5) and Season 24 (leg 1).
  • The two brothers were also unpopular with fellow returnee teams on Unfinished Business.[8]

Franchise Records

  • First team to perform a Speed Bump and come in 1st in the same leg (followed by Brooke & Robbie & Henry & Evan).
  • Most legs won in a career by a team of brothers, 7 legs.
  • Second team to be eliminated by the U-Turn twice in their career, (following Amanda & Kris).

US

  • Highest average placing team of brothers, at 2.58.

External links

Interviews

Season 16

Unfinished Business

All-Stars

Social Media

References

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