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Gino Montani and Jesse Montani are a team of Brothers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race Canada 3.

They were very intense and cutthroat racers intent on doing anything within their power in order to win. While this drive would reward them with 4 leg wins before the finale, the most of any team, they also proved to be largely inconsistent, as there were times in the race where they would end up at the back of the pack and would struggle to stay alive. They would spend the entire final leg of the race neck-to-neck with Nick & Matt up until the final Roadblock where Jesse would edge out Nick in finding his matching ski, winning them the race.



Age: 28 (March 18, 1987)
Occupation: Works for the city of Hamilton
Current City: Hamilton
Hometown: Hamilton
Strengths: Strong, smart, and determined.
Fears/ Phobias: Afraid of failure
Favorite Travel Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Instead of text messaging 'ok' Jesse sends 'kk'. Drives me crazy!"


Age: 25 (November 22, 1989)
Occupation: Steelworker
Current City: Hamilton
Hometown: Hamilton
Strengths: Coordinated, athletic, and problem solver.
Fears/ Phobias: Snakes
Favorite Travel Destination: Las Vegas
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "90% of the time Gino falls asleep during a movie."

Gino and Jesse are athletic, Italian brothers who bring their resilient confidence and determination to the race. Being raised by a single mother made them close-knit siblings because they had each other to lean on. Their mother was their role model growing up and taught them to work hard and live a positive life, making them true momma boys at heart.

The Montani brothers do everything together, whether it's playing hockey, lifting weights at the gym, or spending time with friends.

They are fans of Dan Lue from Survivor:The Amazon .

Gino graduated from Brock University with a degree in Geography, which he believes will be a major asset on the race. Jesse attended McMaster University on a football scholarship, but had to give up his dream of a professional football career after a hand injury. He is currently working at a steel mill and simultaneously pursuing a career in firefighting.

Winning THE AMAZING RACE CANADA would allow the brothers to buy a cottage, a few toys like motorcycles and ATVs, and most importantly, take their family on a nice vacation.

Fun Facts:

Motto: "Losing is NOT an Option."
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: Jet & Dave
What would your team walk-on song be? "Save the World" by Swedish House Mafia
What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?

  • Gino: Pineapple - hard/rough exterior and sweet/colourful interior.
  • Jesse: Peach - full of Flavour and liked by everyone.

If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?

  • Gino: Brad Pitt
  • Jesse: Tom Hardy

What's in your backpack? Clothes, shoes, flashlight, toiletries bag, calculator, pen, paper, protein, identification. (Jesse)
What's your must-have item of clothing? A nicely fitted T. (Jesse)
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My barber - nothing better than a fresh cut. (Jesse)
How did you train for the race? Went to the gym daily, re-watched 'The Amazing Race Canada' Seasons 1 and 2, maintained a clean diet, studied Canadian maps, currency, politics, etc., worked with Jesse on different memorization tactics. (Gino)
How did you choose your team colour? We chose Azzurri Blue (Italy's Colour). (Gino)
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My smartphone. It has so many apps and gadgets that would help on the race. (Gino)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Gino & Jesse's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Jesse 1 of 12 [1]
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Gino 10 of 11
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Jesse 2 of 10
4 4 Argentina → Nova Scotia Bubbles / Suds Jesse 7 of 9
5 5 Nova Scotia → Quebec Ride It / Pull It Gino 1 of 8
6 6 Quebec → Ontario Used Fast Forward 1 of 8
7 7 Ontario → Saskatchewan Nimitook / Mikwap Jesse 2 of 7
8 8 Saskatchewan → India Tuck / Roll Gino 5 of 6
9 9 India Slam It / Spice It Gino 2 of 5
10 10 India → British Columbia Brains / Brawn Jesse 1 of 5
11 11 British Columbia → Alberta Paper / Plastic Jesse 3 of 4
12 12 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Gino 1 of 3 [1]
Average 3.00
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that lost the Double Battle.

1: This leg featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.


Franchise Records

  • Gino & Jesse are the first team to use the U-Turn multiple times.
  • First team to place in a double digit position and still win.


  • First winning team to win a leg prior to crossing the Finish Line first.
  • First team to win the first leg and also went on to win the race.
  • First team to not be awarded the Express Pass for coming first on the first leg.
  • First all-male team to win the Fast Forward.

External links


  • Samantha Payne on 95.3 Fresh Radio (06/24/2015): "Gino and Jesse Montani on AMAZING RACE CANADA"
  • Marci Ien on Canada AM (09/24/2015): "The race is over, and the winner is...?"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners have no regrets, plenty of travel plans"
  • Cassandra Szklarski at The Star (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners to embark on new adventures"
  • Amber Dowling at (09/24/2015): "What went right: The Amazing Race winners, Gino and Jesse"
  • Jeevan Brar at The TV Watercooler (09/24/2015): "Gino & Jesse win the third season of The Amazing Race Canada!"
  • Greg David at TV, eh?: What's Up in Canadian Television (09/25/2015): "Interview: Amazing Race Canada Winners Give Tips to Wannabe Racers"
  • Gordon L Gale & Wayne Arthurson at TARCA with Gord and Wayne (09/26/2015): "Gino and Jesse, Amazing Race Canada Season 3 Winners"
  • Kelly Townsend at The TV Junkies (09/29/2015): "The Amazing Race Canada Winners Share Their Best and Worst Moments"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race Canada 3 Teams
 Brent & Sean
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 Dana & Amanda
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 Gino & Jesse
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 Max & Elias
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 Neil & Kristin
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 Nick & Matt
Wrestling Teammates
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 Simi & Ope
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 Susan & Sharnjit
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