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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. Even with 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 → 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 used the Fast Forward pass
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, and currently only team to win the Race after previously competing on another primary CBS reality TV series.

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)

Social Media

References

The Amazing Race 30 Teams
 Alex & Conor
IndyCar Drivers
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 April & Sarah
Goat Yoga Moms
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 Cedric & Shawn
Retired NBA Players
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 Cody & Jessica
Dating
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 Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
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 Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
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 Joey & Tim
Competitive Eaters
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 Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
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 Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards
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 Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
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