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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 brothers were initially pegged as the biggest threats of the season due to their physical abilities by Jessica & John, who formed an alliance to target them. However, Bates & Anthony had a good enough social standing of their own to get into a counter-alliance that was able to protect them, particularly with Caroline & Jennifer, with whom they shared a flirtatious bond. Despite the initial perception of them as physical threats, the brothers struggled in other aspects of the race, forcing them to openly adopt a strategy of following other teams and hoping to beat them with their physicality, which allowed them to make it to the final three. Although trailing Max & Katie in the final leg at first, they were able to pass them at the final Roadblock and never looked back, putting on a crushing performance on their way to victory.

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[]

  • Bates & Anthony are the first team of hockey players.

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"

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

The Amazing Race 22 Teams
 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
S22 BatesAnthony
 Caroline & Jennifer
Country Singers
S22 CarolineJennifer
S22 ChuckWynona
 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
S22 DaveConnor
 Idries & Jamil
Twin Doctors
S22 IdriesJamil
S22 JessicaJohn
 Joey & Meghan
YouTube Hosts
S22 JoeyMeghan
 Matt & Daniel
Firefighters
S22 MattDaniel
 Max & Katie
Newlyweds
S22 MaxKatie
 Mona & Beth
Roller Derby Moms
S22 MonaBeth
 Pam & Winnie
Best Friends
S22 PamWinnie
The Amazing Race Winners
United States
(flagship)
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
S1 RobBrennan
 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
S2 ChrisAlex
 Flo & Zach
Friends
S3 FloZach
S4 ReichenChip
 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
S5 ChipKim
 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
S6 FreddyKendra
S7 UchennaJoyce
 Linz Family
Siblings
S8 LinzFamily
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 BJTyler
S10 TylerJames
S11 EricDanielle
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 TKRachel
 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
S13 NickStarr
 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 TammyVictor
S15 MeghanCheyne
 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
S16 DanJordan
 Nat & Kat
Doctors
S17 NatKat
 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S18 KishaJen
 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
S19 ErnieCindy
 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
S20 RachelDave
 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
S21 JoshBrent
 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
S22 BatesAnthony
 Jason & Amy
Dating
S23 JasonAmy
 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
S24 DaveConnor
 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott
S30 CodyJessica
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Greg & John
Brothers/Computer Scientists
S35 GregJohn
 Ricky & Cesar
Boyfriends
S36 RickyCesar
Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam
 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan
 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod
 Heath & Toni
Memory Makers
AUS6 HeathToni
 Alli & Angie
Mother/Daughter
AUS7 AlliAngie
 Darren & Tristan
Uncle/Nephew
AUS7 DarrenTristan
 Emma & Hayley
Sisters
AUS7 EmmaHayley
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
CAS1 TimTim
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse
CAS4 StephKristen
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam
CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
CAS8 CatherineCraig
 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy
 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
LeHangHHenNie
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