Linda Weaver, Rebecca Weaver, Rachel Weaver, and Rolly Weaver are a team of Widow and Kids on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Though seen as sympathetic at first, their random bouts of insanity and "Holier Than Thou:" attitudes quickly turned the other teams and the audience against them, and made them the villains of the season. Despite all the other teams gunning for them, they managed to make their way into the Final 3, where they fell behind while driving to Niagara Falls, finishing over an hour behind the other two teams.


The Weaver family hails from Ormond Beach, Florida. Linda, the mother of three, lost her husband and their father almost two years ago in an accident at Daytona International Speedway. Linda's children are Rebecca, 19, Rachel, 16, and the lone man of the team, Rolly, who's 14.

Since her husband's death, Linda, 46, has been forced to play the role of both breadwinner and nurturer. Linda is an elementary school teacher who is hoping her experiences on THE AMAZING RACE will alleviate some of the heartache from the past couple of years.

Rebecca enjoys surfing and horseback riding. Her proudest accomplishment is getting through the turmoil of losing her father without going crazy.

Rachel is a junior in high school who likes four-wheeling and riding horses.

Rolly, the youngest team member, enjoys football and basketball. He admits that he's running the Race for his father.

All three children and their mother have dealt with their loss in their own distinct ways and are looking forward to the experience of traveling and competing together as a family.

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Race History

The Weaver Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 3 of 10
2 2 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night Rebecca 1 of 9
3 3 Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters Rebecca & Rolly 5 of 8
4 4 Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana Work / Play Rolly 5 of 7
5 5 Louisiana → Panama Rhythm / Coos Rolly 2 of 6
6 6 Panama → Costa Rica Relic / Ripe Rachel 5 of 6<
7 7 Costa Rica → Arizona Brush / Barrel Linda 2 of 5
8 Arizona Bearing / Bailing Rolly 3 of 5
8 9 Arizona → Utah Ride Down / Drop Down Rolly 4 of 4<
9 10 Utah → Wyoming → Montana Spike It / Steam It Rebecca & Rachel 2 of 4 [1]
10 Pioneer Spirit / Native Tradition Linda & Rolly 3 of 4
11 11 Montana → Canada → New York Slide It / Roll It Rolly 3 of 3 [2]


Ship / Shoe Rebecca 3 of 3
Average 3.27
     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 10 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the first row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
2: Leg 11 was also double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the first row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
3: The Weaver Family was not shown performing the Roadblock on air, as the Linz and Bransen Families had already crossed the Finish Line. The interview after the race with the family revealed that Rebecca was the team member who did the Roadblock.


  • The family later expressed disgruntlement of their edit on the show.[1][2]
  • In February 2006, Phil Keoghan revealed that he had directly expressed disappointment to the family about their behavior and performance during production.[3]
  • Rolly Weaver is a now professional bike-cyclist.[4]


  • The only team on the Family Edition to have three team members under 20 years of age.

Franchise Records

  • The first team to be Yielded multiple times.
  • Rolly, age 14 is the youngest to complete 6 Roadblocks, and the youngest contestant to be in the final three (Jacob of Constantine & Jacob and Romi of Romi & Coral are the youngest contestants to be made it in the final three in standard format).

External links


  • Ludmilla Lelis at Orlando Sentinel (09/23/2005): "After A Racing Tragedy"
  • Chase Squires at (09/27/2005): "Amazing Race trekker has St. Petersburg ties"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/14/2005): "Linzes Land $1M Race Prize"
  • Chase Squires at (12/15/2005): "Family happy with Amazing experience"

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