Gary Tomljenovich and Matt Tomljenovich are a Father/Son team on The Amazing Race 15.
While they were a solid team, they found themselves behind early in leg 9 due to incurring a Speed Bump in the previous leg. Already having to play catch up, Matt struggled with the secret message Roadblock, dropping them even further behind and ensuring their elimination in 5th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Gary is a PC, Matt is a Mac. Gary enjoys hunting, Matt enjoys video games. Gary enjoys classic rock, Matt enjoys metal. This father and son duo do not have a lot in common and they never have … that is why they are running the Race. They are eager to share the experience of a lifetime with one another and establish a bond for the rest of their lives.
Despite their many differences, these two share a bond in their common sense approach to problem solving, which at times, has been said to be uncanny.
Gary is hoping Matt will open up to him during the Race, as they will be forced to spend all of their time together — a first for each of them. Matt is hoping that his dad will learn to listen to him and attempt to understand his point of view.
Matt was almost killed when he was hit by a car and broke his leg so badly that he had to have a metal rod put in to hold it in place. It has since been removed and he is back in great shape and ready to race. Matt describes himself as creative, trustworthy and a peacemaker, while Gary describes himself as decisive, direct and competitive.
They see this as a great opportunity for them to see the world and spend quality time together, while hopefully winning the Race and a million dollars along the way.
The Amazing Race 15
|Gary & Matt's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Japan||No Detour||Gary||7 of 12|
|2||Japan → Vietnam||No Detour||Matt||1 of 11|
|2||3||Vietnam||Child's Play / Word Play||Matt||3 of 10|
|3||4||Vietnam → Cambodia||Cover / Wrap||Gary||4 of 9|
|4||5||Cambodia → United Arab Emirates||Build a Snowman / Find a Snowman||Matt||4 of 8|
|5||6||United Arab Emirates||Gold / Glass||Gary||5 of 7|
|6||7||United Arab Emirates → The Netherlands||Farmer's Game / Farmer's Dance||Matt||4 of 6|
|7||8||The Netherlands → Sweden||Nobel Dynamite / Viking Alphabet||Gary||5 of 5|
|8||9||Sweden → Estonia||Serve / Sling||Matt||5 of 5|
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (11/16/2009): "We Don't Feel Like We Lost"
- Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (11/16/2009): "The Amazing Race 15: Exclusive Interview with Gary and Matt Tomljenovich"
- Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (11/16/2009): "Exclusive: Gary and Matt Tomljenovich discuss The Amazing Race 15"
- People.com (11/17/2009): "Father-Son Duo Closer After The Race"
Social Media Profiles
- Gary's Facebook: /Gary.Tomljenovich
- Matt's Facebook: /TowelXCore
- Matt's Twitter: @TowelXCore
|The Amazing Race 15 Teams|