Eric Guiffreda and Daniel Guiffreda are a team of Twin Brothers on The Amazing Race 30.
They struggled early on with directions and only survived due to a few lucky breaks, but surprised fans with much more consistent placements from the 5th leg onwards. Though they had initially been quiet with little airtime, they still became one of the fan-favorites of the season with their spirited and overall pleasant demeanor. While the U-Turn gave them a healthy buffer on Leg 8, they focused more on practicing than performing on the singing task, which allowed Cody & Jessica to overtake them and they were eliminated in 6th place.
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Name: Eric Guiffreda
Hometown: Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Current occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic at Gonzales Fire Department
Describe what you do: Respond to any type of emergency call, medical emergencies, fires, car wrecks, and any rescue. I provide treatment and care to the injured and eliminate hazards.
Three words to describe you: Focused, loyal, and corny.
Favorite hobbies: Hunting, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with my wife and two daughters.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Graduating as an honor graduate from Marine Corps Boot Camp and my two daughters. They are everything to me.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing about travel scares me. I enjoy everything about it.
What excites you most about traveling? The unknown, the newness of each place, meeting different kinds of people, being away from the normal routine of life, and the feeling of freedom to see and try new things. And, no cell phones.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit Switzerland and see the Swiss Alps! They look awesome from pictures and to be able to ski and stay in a remote place on top of mountains.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Awesome once-in-a-lifetime memories we will have forever and be able to share with our children as well as growing ever closer as we overcome new types of challenges and situations.
Name: Daniel Guiffreda
Hometown: Gonzales, Louisiana
Current occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic
Describe what you do: I put the wet stuff on the hot stuff and when people are hurt I stabilize and transport them.
Three words to describe you: Loyal to family, ambitious, and committed.
Favorite hobbies: Camping, reading, and time with family outdoors.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being a husband and a dad. My family means more than any of the other things I have invested time in accomplishing. Second would probably be finishing paramedic school. It was brutal.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing awesome places and engaging with other cultures. It's so nice to get outside of the same familiar box and experience new things.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Palermo, Sicily. It is where my great grandparents came from and there is so much history there.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? A chance to reconnect [with Eric] outside of the work environment, (we work at the same place) and put everything we have into accomplishing the same goal.
The Amazing Race 30
|Eric & Daniel's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Iceland||No Detour||Daniel||8 of 11|
|2||2||Iceland → Belgium||Old Print / Diamond Glint||Eric||9 of 10|
|3||3||Belgium → Morocco||Drop It Off / Shake It Off||Eric||7 of 9|
|4||4||Morocco → France||Bread / Tread||Daniel||7 of 9|
|5||France||Full of Bull / Colorful||Eric||3 of 8|
|5||6||France → Czech Republic||This / That||Daniel||2 of 7|
|6||7||Czech Republic → Zimbabwe||Rhino Track / Bush Whack||No Roadblock||3 of 6|||
|Rhino Track / Bush Whack|
|8||Zimbabwe||Handle With Care / Just Get It There||No Roadblock||6 of 6|
- Daniel graduated from Officer School as a First Lieutenant on February 9, 2018.
- They were the only blood-related team in their season.
Social Media Profiles
- Eric's Twitter: @Eguiffreda
|The Amazing Race 30 Teams|