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Cody Lee Nickson and Jessica Furtado Graf are a Dating team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 30.

Coming off the heels of just meeting on Big Brother months earlier, Cody & Jessica continued to explore their relationship while on the race. Despite Cody's tendency to be stubborn and not listen to Jessica at times, the two regularly performed well and reaffirmed their love for each other. They were in the top half of the pack in the early legs, which included a win in leg 2, but starting from leg 5, they found themselves struggling in tasks, which led to them falling to the back of the pack and finishing in the bottom two in three straight legs. Despite their struggles and Jessica developing a fierce rivalry with Brittany Austin, their success was also founded on building strong relationships with Alex & Conor and Kristi & Jen, with the three teams forming an alliance and regularly helped each other out, allowing Cody & Jessica to make it to the final three. In the final leg, Cody & Jessica were neck and neck with both Kristi & Jen and Henry & Evan at the final task, with Jessica ultimately figuring it out first to give them victory.

Profile[]

Retrieved from cbs.com[1]

Cody[]

Name: Cody Nickson
Age: 32
Instagram: @codythemarine
Twitter: @codythemarine
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Current occupation: Unemployed
Describe what you do: I was in the Air Force and Marine Corps, and then moved onto a Sales Job and college, but I just did Big Brother.
Three words to describe you: Passionate, stubborn, and honest.
Favorite hobbies: Motorcycle riding, surfing, and going out to eat.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Becoming a Marine.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing.
What excites you most about traveling? I never got to travel outside the country, besides with the military.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? China. It's a culture I've never experienced.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? I fell in love with Jess on Big Brother and we made an incredible team. I want to compete with her by my side again.

Jessica[]

Name: Jessica Graf
Age: 26
Instagram: @thejessicagraf
Twitter: @thejessicagraf
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Unemployed
Three words to describe you: Loyal, honest, and outrageous.
Favorite hobbies: Yoga, hiking, and boxing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Getting through seven weeks of hell on Big Brother.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the world.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Bora Bora. I would love to go for vacation.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Be able to release our competitive side.

The Amazing Race 30[]

Race History[]

Cody & Jessica's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland No Detour Cody 2 of 11
2 2 Iceland → Netherlands → Belgium Old Print / Diamond Glint Jessica 1 of 10
3 3 Belgium → Morocco Drop It Off / Shake It Off Jessica 5 of 9
4 4 Morocco → France Bread / Tread Cody 2 of 9
5 France Full of Bull / Colorful Cody 6 of 8
5 6 France → Czech Republic This / That Jessica 6 of 7
6 7 Czech Republic → Zimbabwe Rhino Track / Bush Whack No Roadblock 5 of 6 [1] [2]
Rhino Track / Bush Whack
8 Zimbabwe Handle With Care / Just Get It There No Roadblock 5 of 6
7 9 Zimbabwe → Bahrain No Detour No Roadblock 4 of 5
10 Bahrain → Thailand Size It / Seize It Cody 2 of 4
8 11 Thailand → Hong Kong Hairy Crab / Grub Grab Cody 2 of 4
12 Hong Kong → United States No Detour Cody 1 of 3
Average 3.27
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 that lost the Double Battle
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: On Leg 7, teams switched partners for part of the leg, with Cody & Jessica switching partners with Kristi & Jen. The rows on Leg 7 are in order of team name (i.e. Cody is the first row, Jessica is the second). The finishes on Leg 7 are not averaged in with the other legs teams raced due to the twist. Cody raced with Jen, while Jessica raced with Kristi.
2: Leg 7 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Neither Cody & Jessica or Kristi & Jen had to face a Speed Bump during Leg 8, despite coming in last during Leg 7.

Post-Race[]

  • Cody & Jessica briefly appeared in the premiere of the US edition of Celebrity Big Brother 1.
  • On Valentine's Day 2018, TMZ announced that Cody and Jessica were engaged.[2]
  • Cody & Jessica appeared on Big Brother 20 to host the second Power of Veto competition.
  • On September 5, 2018, Cody was nominated for the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards for The Competition Contestant of 2018 for winning the race. However, Cody lost the reward to Maddie Poppe of American Idol.[3]
  • On September 24, 2018, Cody and Jessica announced that Jessica was pregnant with their first child together.[4][5]
    • On St Patrick's Day 2019, Jessica gave birth to their daughter Maverick Nickson.[6]
  • Cody & Jessica got married on October 14, 2018.[7]
  • On May 6, 2020, Cody and Jessica announced that Jessica was pregnant with their second child together.[8][9]
    • On October 5, 2020, Jessica gave birth to a daughter named Carter York Nickson.[10]

Trivia[]

  • They are the fourth team to represent Big Brother, following Alison & Donny, Jordan & Jeff, and Brendon & Rachel.
  • They are the third reality star team to finish the Race, following Rob & Amber and Brendon & Rachel.
  • They are the second team to win the race after surviving a U-Turn, following Dave & Connor
  • They are the first team to win the Race after previously competing on another primary CBS reality TV series, they would later be followed by Derek & Claire.

External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Jodi Walker at EW (2/22/2018): The Amazing Race winners on how they turned their Big Brother eviction into a Happily Ever After
  • Mike Bloom at Parade (2/22/2018): The Amazing Race 30: Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf Go from Evicted to Victorious
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTVWorld: Exclusive: Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson talk 'The Amazing Race' and their relationship (1 & 2)

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 Alex & Conor
IndyCar Drivers
S30 AlexConor
 April & Sarah
Goat Yoga Moms
S30 AprilSarah
 Cedric & Shawn
Retired NBA Players
S30 CedricShawn
 Cody & Jessica
Dating
S30 CodyJessica
S30 DessieKayla
 Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
S30 EricDaniel
 Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
S30 HenryEvan
 Joey & Tim
Competitive Eaters
S30 JoeyTim
 Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
S30 KristiJen
 Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards
S30 LucasBrittany
 Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
S30 TrevorChris
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
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 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
 Cody & Jessica
Dating
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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