Walter "Wally" Bransen, Elizabeth "Beth" Bransen, Lauren Bransen, and Lindsay Bransen are a team of Dad and Daughters on The Amazing Race: Family Edition. Wally quickly took a back seat, feeling disposable next to his younger, fitter daughters. Though they had the most first place finishes leading up to the final leg, they lost when Wally got edged out on the giant puzzle of North America that served as the Final Puzzle for the season.
The Bransen family team, from Park Ridge, Illinois, is made up of a father and his three daughters, who once appeared together in a Pert Shampoo commercial several years ago.
Walter, 51, the self-proclaimed leader of the group, has been married for 31 years. He works as a CFO and is a native of Chicago. The proud dad of five children, Walter describes himself as being reserved and analytical. He is also a history buff in regards to anything about Abraham Lincoln and belongs to the Abraham Lincoln Association.
Elizabeth, 25, is the oldest daughter. She recently obtained a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Elizabeth describes herself as personable and trustworthy and has a fear of heights. She and Walter have similar personalities and sometimes their stubbornness can cause friction between the two.
Lauren, 22, recently earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Business Management from Hope College. Punctual and adaptable, Lauren admits she can be impatient.
Lindsay, 20, is the youngest of the sisters. Currently, she's enrolled at Hope College, also majoring in Social Work. Lindsay complains that her older sisters are always telling her what to do.
The Bransens are well-traveled and eager to compete as a family for the chance to win the $1 million prize.
The Amazing Race: Family Edition
|The Bransen Family's Race History|
|1||1||New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania||Build It / Buggy It||No Roadblock||7 of 10|
|2||2||Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia||Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night||Wally||6 of 9|
|3||3||Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama||Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters||Beth & Lindsay||1 of 8|
|4||4||Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana||Work / Play||Lauren||1 of 7|
|5||5||Louisiana → Panama||Rhythm / Coos||Beth||3 of 6|
|6||6||Panama → Costa Rica||Relic / Ripe||Lauren||3 of 6|
|7||7||Costa Rica → Arizona||Brush / Barrel||Wally||5 of 5|
|8||Arizona||Bearing / Bailing||Lauren||4 of 5|
|8||9||Arizona → Utah||Ride Down / Drop Down||Lindsay||2 of 4|
|9||10||Utah → Wyoming → Montana||Spike It / Steam It||Beth & Lauren||1 of 4|||
|10||Pioneer Spirit / Native Tradition||Wally & Beth||1 of 4|
|11||11||Montana → Canada → New York||Slide It / Roll It||Beth||1 of 3|||
|Ship / Shoe||Wally||2 of 3|
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/14/2005): "Linzes Land $1M 'Race' Prize"
- Rob at RRF Radio (12/20/2005): "Wally Bransen Interview - Reality TV Podcast #30"
Social Media Profiles
- Wally's Facebook: /wally.bransen
- Beth's Facebook: /elizabeth.branseneberline
- Lauren's Facebook: /lauren.bransengrady
- Lindsay's Facebook: /lindsay.bransen
|The Amazing Race: Family Edition Teams|