Eric 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.
The Amazing Race 9
|Eric & Jeremy's Race History|
|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 The Amazing Race 9 racer Danielle Turner.
- Jeremy appeared in the closing minutes of the season finale of All-Stars, congratulating Eric on his win.
- Eric has participated in Reality Rally, which raises funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center, multiple times.
- Eric & Jeremy were contacted to compete in The Amazing Race 31 and agreed to participate, but were cut.
For trivia pertaining to Eric as a solo racer, see Eric & Danielle#Trivia.
- Tied with BJ & Tyler for the most legs won in The Amazing Race 9, with 5 each.
- 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.
- Highest racing average of all teams, at 1.75.
- 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
- Jeremy's Facebook: /jeremy.ryan.10485
- Eric's Instagram: /ericmichaelsanchez
- Eric's Twitter: @sanchezericm
- Jeremy's Twitter: @amazingjeremy
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|