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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.

Profile

Retrieved from cbs.com[1]

Eric

Name: Eric Guiffreda
Age: 33
Twitter: @Eguiffreda
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.

Daniel

Name: Daniel Guiffreda
Age: 33
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

Race History

Eric & Daniel's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
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 [1]
Rhino Track / Bush Whack
8 Zimbabwe Handle With Care / Just Get It There No Roadblock 6 of 6
Average 6.00
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. The rows on Leg 7 are in order of team name (i.e. Eric is the first row, Daniel is the second). The finishes on Leg 7 are not averaged in with the other legs teams raced due to the twist. Eric raced with Henry on the leg, while Daniel raced with Evan.

Post-Race

  • Daniel graduated from Officer School as a First Lieutenant on February 9, 2018.[2]

Trivia

  • They were the only blood-related team in their season.

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