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Jonathan "Bates" Battaglia and Anthony Battaglia are a team of Hockey Brothers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 22.

The token "alpha male" team of the season, they, like Jaymes & James before them, overcame the stigma of being a stunt casting team to become likable in their own right, mostly thanks to their snark and their self-deprecating humor. Race-wise, they were predictably feared right off the bat by many of the other teams, and an alliance was formed to get them eliminated. Though they generally struggled with navigation and mental tasks, the scarcity of tricky mental tasks during the season, combined with their toughest competition going out early, allowed them to cruise into the Final 3, where they easily won, grabbing a lead during the luck-based Spy Switchback which they never gave up, and they did not see another team until they hit the Finish Line.

Profile

Retrieve from CBS.com[1]

Bates

Name: Bates Battaglia
Age: 36
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player
Describe what you do: Played professional hockey and own a bar on the side. Played for Carolina *Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.
3 words to describe you: Competitive, strong-willed and confident.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, hiking and TV
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Myself.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Prince William.
What scares you most about traveling? The language barrier.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are close but we fight at times and are competitive with each other.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's lazy.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy and Scotland, because I'm Italian and Scottish.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I think it would be a great way to see the world while having fun and competing.

Anthony

Age: 33
Current Residence: Raleigh, NC
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player. I currently play for the Huntsville Havoc.
Describe what you do: I'm a professional hockey player and bar owner on the side.
Three words to describe you: Strong-willed, loud and athletic.
Favorite hobbies: Bowling, TV & movies and extreme sports.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I've played in 600 pro hockey games and won a championship this past season with the New Jersey Outlaws.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Prince William.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? He is famous! He played in the NHL.
What scares you most about traveling? Flying and being around strangers.
What excites you most about traveling? Going to new places.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are very competitive with each other and we always try to beat each other at everything.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is always putting me down.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy, because it is so beautiful and my grandparents are from there.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to show my brother that I can win. Plus, the prizes would be nice.

The Amazing Race 22

Race History

Bates & Anthony's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → French Polynesia No Detour Anthony 2 of 11 [1]
Bates
2 2 French Polynesia Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk Anthony 1 of 10
3 3 French Polynesia → New Zealand Rev It Up / Reel It In Anthony 3 of 9
4 4 New Zealand → Indonesia Sandy Bottom / Fruity Top Bates 7 of 9
5 5 Indonesia → Vietnam Make Your Move / Make Your Meal Anthony 4 of 8
6 6 Vietnam → Botswana Fire / Fowl Bates 1 of 7
7 7 Botswana Used Fast Forward 1 of 7
8 8 Botswana → Switzerland No Detour Bates 1 of 6
9 9 Switzerland → Germany Train Trials / Font Follies Anthony 4 of 5
10 10 Germany → United Kingdom Tasty Puddin' / Whiskey Rollin' Bates 2 of 5
11 11 United Kingdom Tray It / Spray It Anthony 2 of 4
12 United Kingdom → United States No Detour Bates 1 of 3
Average 2.42
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:
1: Leg 1 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

External links

Interviews

  • Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo! Sports (01/24/2013): "Puck Daddy chats with Bates Battaglia about 'The Amazing Race' and being the dumb hockey playing brothers team"
  • Brian Stubits at CBSSports.com (02/11/2013): "Q & A: Bates and Anthony Battaglia talk about being on Amazing Race"
  • John Liberty at mlive.com (02/14/2013): "The Amazing Race and Michigan: Former hockey player Anthony Battaglia talks about 'crazy ride' on CBS show"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/06/2013): "We Were Confident We'd Be First"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (05/06/2013): "The Amazing Race 22: Exclusive Interview with Winners Bates and Anthony Battaglia"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/06/2013): "Exclusive: Bates Battaglia and Anthony Battaglia talk The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (05/06/2013): "Winners' Interview: Bates & Anthony"
  • Kimberly Nordyke at The Hollywood Reporter (05/06/2013): "Amazing Race Season 22 Winners Reveal Plans for Their $1 Million Prize"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (05/10/2013): "This season's winners joke a lot about intellectual deficiencies"
  • Harry Thompson at USA Hockey Magainze (May 2013): "Simply Amazing: Battaglia Brothers Win The Amazing Race"
  • Sheldon Sherman at Yakkity Yaks (05/06/2013): "The Amazing Race: The Yak Chats with Winners – Anthony and Bates"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (11/17/2013): "Amazing Race 23 Episode 8 Recap with Bates Battaglia: One Hot Camel"

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