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Erwin Cho and Godwin Cho are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 10.

Erwin & Godwin tended to move slowly due to their indecisiveness, causing them to fall to the back of the pack often. This resulted in them forming the aptly named "Back Pack" alliance with David & Mary, Kellie & Jamie, Lyn & Karlyn, and Tom & Terry, with the teams often helping each other along the way. Erwin & Godwin's physical fitness often resulted in them finishing physical tasks ahead of their allies, though they would often wait for them, reasoning that this was simply part of their nature, often to the derision of other teams. After making it to the final five, the brothers flight to Ukraine was delayed, resulting in a three-way battle to avoid last place with Lyn & Karlyn and Rob & Kimberly. Although they had every intention of working with their allies to eliminate Rob & Kimberly, their indecisiveness and poor navigation skills caused Lyn & Karlyn to abandon them and surge ahead on their own. The brothers' demise was ensured when they were pulled over by police on the way to the Pit Stop, resulting in their elimination in 5th place.


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Erwin & Godwin are super competitive brothers from San Francisco, California. Although they are both overachievers, Godwin feels that he grew up in the shadow of his "perfect" Harvard-educated older brother. He believes the Race will provide a great opportunity for him to showcase his talents and prove that he is as capable as Erwin.

Erwin, a manager for an insurance company, describes himself as being calm, confident and creative. He claims the most exciting moment of his life was his first plane ride "when the world just opened up," and he's been traveling ever since. Godwin, a financial analyst, is the more ambitious of the two and is not afraid to take risks.

The brothers enjoy working out together and discussing new business ideas. Both men are well-traveled and enjoy the excitement that comes with visiting new places. The siblings are thrilled to have the chance to travel the globe, compete for a million dollars and do some brotherly bonding along the way.[1]

The Amazing Race 10[]

Race History[]

Erwin & Godwin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure Erwin 7 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up Erwin 8 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl Erwin 1 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Over / Under Godwin 4 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → India Wild Things / Wild Rice Godwin 4 of 7
6 6 India → Kuwait Manual / Automatic Erwin 5 of 7
7 7 Kuwait → Mauritius Salt / Sea Erwin 4 of 6 [1]
8 8 Mauritius → Madagascar Long Sleep / Short Letter Godwin 4 of 6
9 9 Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine Swamp This / Swamp That Godwin 5 of 5 [2]
10 Make the Music / Find the Music Godwin 5 of 5
Average 4.67
     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 7 featured an unaired Roadblock. It is likely Erwin completed the task as Godwin did all the Roadblocks after this to catch-up to his brother's total.
2: Leg 9 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.



  • Erwin & Godwin applied for The Amazing Race at an open casting call in a bit of a last minute decision.[3]
  • Erwin & Godwin are the first all-East Asian-American team and also the first all-male Asian-American team.
  • First team to be eliminated in Ukraine.

External links[]


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (11/19/2006): "Cho Brothers Out of Race"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (11/21/2006): "Amazing Race Exclusive Interview: Erwin & Godwin"
  • Susan Young at InsideBayArea (12/03/2006): "After an 'Amazing Race', the Cho brothers aim for amazing karma"
  • TARflies (01/30/2007): "Cho Chatting"

Social Media Profiles[]


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