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Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce are a team of Strangers on The Amazing Race 29 and a team of Friends on The Amazing Race 31.

In Season 29, they quickly became the big personalities of the season for their fun and happy natures leading to being the fan-favorites. This attitude didn't hinder their abilities as despite a couple of hitches, they were consistently one of the stronger teams. After getting on the first bus in Leg 10, they looked to be in a comfortable position. However, Floyd struggled tremendously on the bicycle Roadblock, as he dropped many shrimp traps along the way and had to retrieve them. To make things worse, the entire leg was run on bicycles so he was too tired to continue and collapsed due to heatstroke. Eventually, the medical team had to intervene, but by then their race was all but over and Phil had to come and eliminate them in 5th.

While they got off to a good start in season 31 by finishing in the top 5 in leg 1, leg 2 was a struggle as they were U-Turned by Rachel & Elissa, causing them to fall to the bottom two. However, after escaping elimination they went on a good run, finishing in the upper half or middle of the pack in six of the next 7 legs. In leg 10, they fell to the back of the pack after struggling on the bike and getting lost on their way to the Detour. Despite completing the Detour they were U-Turned by Nicole & Victor, forcing them to complete the second Detour. Things didn't get any better, as they were forced to re-do the second Detour after one of their eggs cracked. After finally finishing the Detour, they arrived at the last part of the leg where they had a chance to survive. Unfortunately, they were unable to catch up to Victor and Nicole, resulting in their elimination in 5th place once again.

Profile

Retrived from CBS.com[1][2][3]

Becca

Age: 26
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn.
Current occupation: Rock Climbing Instructor and Barista
Describe what you do: I facilitate all women's climbing courses to help women become more confident and capable climbers and grow the community of lady climbers.
3 words to describe you: Fun, bold and adventurous.
Favorite hobbies: Beatboxing and freestyling, dancing (swing dance, contra dance and dancing at da club), juggling, skiing, gardening and video editing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: Achieving my dream of being a contestant on The Amazing Race, duh.
What scares you most about traveling?: Getting very lost.
What excites you most about traveling?: New perspectives, new sights, new people and new experiences.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: Freestyling and/or beatboxing skills, a positive attitude, excels at puzzles and navigation, never gives up and likes to have fun!
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: Negativity, drama, arrogance, too serious and anti-fun.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: Getting caught up in small moments and losing sight of the big picture.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: New Zealand - Phil's homeland and a place of great, mountainous beauty!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: Connect with a group of unique and fascinating individuals, push my limits and intimately experience new cultures.

Floyd

Age: 21
Hometown: Highland Ranch, Colo.
Current occupation: College Student
Describe what you do: I study applied math and economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I also served as a drum major of CU's marching band for the past three years.
3 words to describe you: Optimistic, driven and juicy.
Favorite hobbies: Anything musical, hiking, baseball, watching The Walking Dead or The Amazing Race, attending college sporting events and everything related to The Lion King.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: Either winning a full-ride scholarship to college or being a cast member on The Amazing Race.
What scares you most about traveling?: I don't have a great sense of direction, so I'm most worried about getting completely lost in a foreign land.
What excites you most about traveling?: Getting to see the world! I've never been outside of the country, so experiencing different cultures will be awesome. I'm also excited to put myself in situations that the average human would never find themselves in.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?:I'm looking for someone who can stay positive in any situation. I want someone who understands that the race will not be a smooth ride, and they must be able to keep calm in the most stressful times.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: Someone who gives up easily.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: I feel like my partner may underestimate me because I'm one of the youngest racers, so it's possible that I'll have to prove myself to them early on.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: Definitely Italy. It has a rich arts and music culture and pasta is my favorite food.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: Being on this show is my biggest dream, so I just hope to push myself harder than I ever have before and enjoy the ride!

Previous season: The Amazing Race 29

Becca Droz

Age: 28
Instagram: @becca_beatbox and @teamfun_tar
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Current occupation: Rock Climbing Instructor/Coach/Guide
Describe what you do: I design and instruct rock climbing courses to help increase competence and confidence in people’s (mostly women's) climbing abilities.
Three words to describe you: Excitable, honest, and fun-loving.
Favorite hobbies: Beatboxing, writing raps, and swing dancing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Staying persistent with my dream to be on The Amazing Race and living that dream! Then, winning a trip to the Galapagos and getting to experience the Race AGAIN!!!
What scares you most about traveling? Getting really lost, offending different cultures, and trusting the wrong people.
What excites you most about traveling? Gaining new perspectives on the world and life, new experiences.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? New Zealand. I’ve heard it’s absolutely beautiful and there is no language barrier.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope that we bring out the best in each other as we share a plethora of new experiences. I hope to gain a better understanding of our team dynamic, learn from each other, learn more about myself and obviously, have fun.
Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways? Our biggest competition will be Racers. They've done it before and they know how this game works.

Floyd Pierce

Age: 23
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Twitter and Instagram: @FloydJP3
Current occupation: Client Service Manager
Describe what you do: I am a client service manager and a registered investment advisor in Boulder. I communicate with clients, provide operational/administrative support, and perform other specialty functions relating to reporting and research. I passed CFA Level 1 this past December.
Three words to describe you: Spunky, charismatic, and contemplative.
Favorite hobbies: Anything involving music, college sporting events, cuddling, and The Lion King.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being cast for The Amazing Race twice. That's pretty cool. Or serving as a drum major for CU's marching band.
What scares you most about traveling? Losing my passport.
What excites you most about traveling? Getting to experience the lives of other people. Every country is so unique and each feels like a different world, and I'm so lucky that I get to see other countries in a way that your average tourist can't.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia and/or New Zealand. It’s the only continent I haven't been to (besides Antarctica).
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? To spread our joy to the world and have the time of our lives. Becca and I also still have a lot to learn about each other, so our relationship is surely about to get deeper!
Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways? Definitely the Castaways. I feel like Survivor can be psychologically tougher than the Race because it's more social and you're just sitting around alone with your thoughts. So I think the Castaways can handle themselves during the stressful moments. The Race is also physically and mentally challenging, and obviously, the Castaways are used to those kinds of conditions!

The Amazing Race 29

Race History

Becca & Floyd's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Panama Shoot / Scoot No Roadblock 2 of 11
2 2 Panama → Brazil Keep the Beat / Work Your Feet Becca 5 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Tanzania Build It / Weave It Floyd 8 of 9 [1]
4 4 Tanzania Lock / Knock Becca 2 of 8
5 5 Tanzania → Norway Used Fast Forward 3 of 7
6 6 Norway → Italy Make a Mold / Grab a Hold Floyd 1 of 7 [2]
7 7 Italy Sing It / Bring It Floyd 2 of 6
8 8 Italy → Greece For the Bride / For the Groom Becca 5 of 6 [3]
9 9 Greece → Vietnam Bamboo Climb / Window Design Becca 1 of 5
10 10 Vietnam No Detour Floyd 5 of 5 [4]
Average 3.40
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:Becca & Floyd initially checked in 5th, however, Floyd soon discovered he lost his passport, and were told they couldn't check in without it. They were able to find Floyd's passport, and the second time they checked in, they dropped to 8th.
2:Becca & Floyd U-Turned Liz & Michael, who had already passed the U-Turn point and were therefore unaffected by it.
3:Becca & Floyd received a 10 minute penalty for speeding. They served it on the racecourse, thus didn't affect their placement, and was left unaired.[4]
4:On the way to Đền Thái Vi, Floyd became dizzy due to fatigue from the Roadblock, and medics were called out to their location. Long after all the other teams checked in, Phil came out to his & Becca's location and eliminated them.

The Amazing Race 31

Race History

Becca & Floyd's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan No Detour Floyd 5 of 11 [5]
Becca
2 2 Japan → Laos ABC / BBQ Becca 9 of 10
3 3 Laos → Vietnam Reel It In / Light It Up Floyd 1 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Irritation / Irrigation Becca 4 of 9
5 5 Vietnam → United Arab Emirates Fall / Find Floyd 1 of 8
6 6 United Arab Emirates → Uganda Salty Roll / Move the Pole Floyd 5 of 8
7 7 Uganda → Switzerland Water Power / Water Down Becca 3 of 7
8 8 Switzerland Make Hay / Cow Festival Becca 4 of 7
9 9 Switzerland → Croatia Poetry in Motion / Washed in from the Ocean Floyd 3 of 6
10 10 Croatia → The Netherlands High / Dry No Roadblock 5 of 5
Average 4.00
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
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
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
5: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

  • Becca and Floyd made a YouTube channel where they make recaps of The Amazing Race episodes and more.

Trivia

  • Becca & Floyd are the only team on The Amazing Race 31 to win legs and not make it to the final leg.

Franchise Records

US

  • First team to not use an Express Pass without being eliminated.

External links

Interviews

Season 29

  • Kellie B. Gormly at TribLive.com (03/28/2017): "Locals representing the 'Burgh on The Amazing Race 29"
  • Maria Sciullo at Pittsburg Post-Gazette (05/19/2017): "Reality Check: Pittsburgh's Becca Droz is out of Amazing Race"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (05/24/2017): "Floyd Pierce Exclusive: I feel like I let Becca Droz down, but I'll grow from this failure"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (05/25/2017): "Becca Droz Exclusive: I was a wreck for a couple days after our devastating Philimination"

Season 31

  • Joyce Eng at GoldDerby (06/20/2019): "Becca and Floyd on their egg-cruciatingly ‘dumb’ mistake and the pee break you didn’t see"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (06/20/2019): "We were in survival mode and not thinking rationally!" [Parts 12, & 3]
  • Mary Ann Thomas at TribLive.com (06/20/2019): "Pittsburgh native out of The Amazing Race but cherishes memories and lessons learned"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (06/21/2019): "Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce 'Rap' Up Their Cracked Time in Amsterdam "
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (06/21/2019): "Amazing Race 31 Leg 10 Exit Interview"

Social Media Profiles

References

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