Cyndi Kalenberg and Russell Kalenberg are a team of Pastors/Married Parents on The Amazing Race 2.
Throughout their time on the Race, Cyndi and Russell were often overshadowed due to the bigger personalities of their competition. They finished 7th when they got overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, getting lost in the "Confusion Now" Detour and falling far behind the other teams.
Cyndi and Russell met in the tenth grade at Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Cyndi was a new transfer student that year, and the two have been together ever since. During their 28-year marriage, they have traveled together many times. Because they live in a cold place, they like to head south to the ocean for a couple of weeks in winter; thus their best travel experiences usually involve lying on a beach. According to Cyndi, "Our worst travel experience is when I have tried to 'get by cheap' and we end up in a dive and have to scramble for a hotel at the last minute."
Russell and Cyndi decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE "to face the challenge of racing around the world, seeing all the beautiful locations, but most importantly, building a lifetime memory with each other." As they approach the starting line, they resolve that "win or lose, we will allow this experience to draw us closer together. Our relationship with God and each other cannot be measured in any dollar amount."
The Amazing Race 2
|Cyndi & Russell's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Mountain / Beach||No Roadblock||2 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Freak Out / Seek Out||Russell||6 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → South Africa||Dance / Deliver||Russell||8 of 9|
|4||4||South Africa → Namibia||Slide / Stride||Russell||6 of 8|
|5||5||Namibia → Thailand||Confusion Now / Confusion Later||Cyndi||7 of 7|
- Cyndi later wrote a blog detailing the couple's experience on the show.
- Susan Schechter at RealityNewsOnline (07/10/2002): "Amazing Race 2: Interview with Cyndi & Russell"
Social Media Profiles
- Cyndi & Russell's Facebook: /russcyndi.kalenberg
- Cyndi's Twitter: @ckmimi6950
|The Amazing Race 2 Teams|