Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan are a team of Friends on The Amazing Race 9.
They are best remembered for their constant flirting with Danielle & Dani. They dominated the first two-thirds of the season, hitting six of the first nine mats in 1st place, and were the first team to put up a finishing average better than 2.00. Though they managed to get out to a lead in the finale, Eric stumbled at the final Roadblock, unable to remember order of the countries they had visited, and they ended up 2nd.
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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.
The Amazing Race 9
|Eric & Jeremy's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|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|||
|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|
- After the race was over, Eric would date fellow Season 9 racer Danielle Turner.
- Jeremy appeared in the closing minutes for the season finale of All-Stars as the "family member" congratulating Eric on his win.
- Eric has participated in Reality Rally multiple times which raises funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.
- Eric & Jeremy were contacted to compete in Season 31 and agreed to participate, but were cut.
For trivia pertaining to Eric as a solo racer, see Eric & Danielle#Trivia.
- First team to score an average above 2.00, 1.75.
- First all-male team to finish the race in 2nd place.
- First team to finish in the top 4 in every leg.
- Youngest team to score an average above 2.00, being 26.5 yrs old while racing.
- Highest average placing team at 1.75.
- Highest average placing team of season 9, at 1.75.
- Most legs won in season 9, with 5 legs.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (05/18/2006): "Team Hippie Takes Amazing Race 9"
- Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (05/19/2006): "It's In Our Nature to Flirt"
- Logan Saunders & Michael Harmstone at RTV Warriors (08/22/2018):"The Ballad of (Donkey) Doug Roobaker"
Social Media Profiles
- Eric's Facebook: /ericmichaelsanchez
- Eric's Twitter: @sanchezericm
- Jeremy's Facebook: /jeremy.ryan.10485
- Jeremy's Twitter: @amazingjeremy
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|