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Anthony “Tony” Aiello, Kevin Kempskie, Matthew “Matt” Hanson, and David Alverson are a team of Father and Sons-In-Law on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

After struggling with the Detour in the third leg, they were relegated to the second bus to Alabama. There, they made the fatal decision of stepping away from the Clue Box to read their clue, not realizing that they would have to grab a number from a nearby stand for the upcoming first come-first serve Roadblock. They thus grabbed the last number and could not make up the time, eliminating them in 8th place.


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When Tony Aiello first met the men who would eventually capture the hearts of his three beloved daughters, he never thought he'd end up racing around the world with them. "Forget about it," he'd quip.

Compelled by a gnawing curiosity about how his three sons-in-law would handle such a competition, Tony, leads the unlikely foursome from Mansfield, Massachusetts, for their first official trip without their wives by their side.

Tony, 57, is the leader in both age and experience. He works as a restaurant consultant and describes himself as protective and competitive. Even though his favorite movie of all time is the "Godfather," his tough exterior melts away when it comes to his daughters, who he says are his greatest accomplishment.

Kevin, 31, is married to one of Tony's twin daughters. His successful career in public relations for a high-tech company has honed his diplomatic skills. The father of two is a self-described risk-taker with a love for travel and adventure.

Matt, also 31, works as corporate project manager and is known for his fearlessness and sense of humor. Matt, married to Tony's other twin daughter, is a father of two as well.

David, 26, is the youngest on the team, but the most well-trained. His career as a police officer in Rhode Island is preceded by eight years as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps. He's married to Tony's youngest daughter.

The Race will surely show these in-laws the different sides to each other as they are forced to bond outside the familiar comfort of their family circle.[1]

The Amazing Race: Family Edition[]

Race History[]

The Aiello 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 8 of 10
2 2 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night David 5 of 9
3 3 Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters Matt & David 8 of 8
Average 7.00
     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



Franchise Records[]

  • The Aiello Family are the first team of in-laws.
  • First family team that to not be blood-related.
  • Youngest average aged team to be the oldest team in a season, being 36.25 years at the time of racing.


  • Currently the only team of in-laws to compete on the US version of race.
  • The only team in Family Edition to have none of its members be blood-related.


External links[]


  • Julie Chen on The Early Show (10/12/2005): "Aiellos Exit The Amazing Race"
  • Jenn Brasler at RealityNewsOnline (10/14/2005): "I Got to Know the Men My Daughters Love"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (10/17/2005): "The Aiellos' Shrimp Are Cooked on Race"
  • Tara Merrin at Jam Canoe (10/17/2005): "Amazing Aiello family have no regrets"

Social Media Profiles[]


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 Weaver Family
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