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For the other team in which Eric ran the race, see Eric & Danielle.

Eric Michael Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan are a team of Friends on The Amazing Race 9.

Eric & Jeremy came into the race with laid-back attitudes, simply looking to flirt with female teams and win the million dollar prize. Though they flirted with Danielle & Dani until the latter team's elimination, they also emerged as a dominant force, finishing in either 1st or 2nd in all but one leg. They also developed a friendly rivalry with BJ & Tyler, whose academic background they feared. When both teams went head to head in the final Roadblock just before the Finish Line, Eric & Jeremy's fears of BJ & Tyler's intelligence materialized, as the final task was a mental one that allowed their rivals to surge ahead and win, consigning Eric & Jeremy to 2nd place.


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Jeremy & Eric, best friends from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, met while running college track at Johnson County Community College. Both are admittedly cocky, very competitive and strong athletes. They are avid volleyball players who frequently compete in local tournaments.

Sarcastic and patient, Jeremy is well-traveled and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. He works as a valet and is hoping the Race will help him to make something of his life.

Eric, who works as a waiter and a bartender, has little experience traveling outside of the United States. A two-time NJCAA Track and Field All American in the pole vault, Eric describes himself as being athletic and outgoing. His biggest pet peeve about his teammate is that Jeremy won't take criticism.

The former collegiate athletes hope their physical abilities will help carry them past the competition to the $1 million prize.[1]

The Amazing Race 9[]

Race History[]

Eric & Jeremy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Jeremy 2 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Eric 1 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Jeremy 1 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Eric 2 of 8
6 5 Italy Big Fish / Little Fish Jeremy 1 of 7
7 6 Italy → Greece Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
8 7 Greece → Oman Camel / Watchtower Eric 4 of 5
9 8 Oman → Australia Sand / Sea Jeremy 1 of 5
10 9 Australia Dry / Wet Eric 2 of 4
11 10 Australia → Thailand Move It / Altar It Eric 2 of 4
12 11 Thailand → Japan Maiden / Messenger Jeremy 2 of 3
12 Japan → United States Drill It / Deliver It Eric 2 of 3
Average 1.75
     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 used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 3 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the first row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.



For trivia pertaining to Eric as a solo racer, see Eric & Danielle#Trivia.

  • Eric & Jeremy are the only team in The Amazing Race 9 to not finish in last place on any leg.
  • Tied with BJ & Tyler for the most legs won in The Amazing Race 9, with 5 each.

Franchise Records[]

  • Eric & Jeremy are the first team with an racing average above 2.00, at 1.75.
  • First all-male team to finish the race in 2nd place.
  • Youngest average age of a team with a racing average above 2.00, being 26.5 yrs old while racing.

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 Danielle & Dani
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 Eric & Jeremy
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 Fran & Barry
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 John & Scott
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Married Parents
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 Lisa & Joni
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