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Jet McCoy and Cord Jarrett McCoy are a team of Brothers/Cowboys on The Amazing Race 16, The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, and The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

In The Amazing Race 16, Jet & Cord distinguished themselves from the other teams with their independent gameplay and cohesive teamwork, generally allowing them to stay ahead while their competitors feuded with each other. Although struggling with navigation at times, the cowboys made up for it with their efficient performances in tasks, allowing them to make it to the final leg. However, their lax approach with strategy when it came to flights caused them to fall back at two critical points in the race: first when it resulted in them coming in last in the seventh leg, only to be saved by a Non-Elimination Leg, and second when they rested on the plane to San Francisco in the final leg, while Dan & Jordan managed to move themselves up to first class, allowing them to get off the plane first and build a lead that Jet & Cord were never able to close down, resulting in the cowboys finishing in 2nd place.

Returning in Unfinished Business, the tougher tasks and competition exposed their weakness at the mental aspect of the game, and they found themselves getting by mostly on their ability to do physical tasks faster than everyone else, as well as copying and following other teams. However, their weaknesses again resurfaced, first when they again preferred conservative flight strategies, leaving them at the back of the pack on several occasions, and second with their individualistic gameplay, which disconnected them from their competitors. This approach ultimately did them in during the ninth leg when Jet got lost while navigating during the Roadblock after ditching Gary Ervin, who was willing to work with him, while their competitors were able to work together. This put them far behind the other teams, with a subsequent U-Turn from Flight Time & Big Easy sealing their fate and eliminating them in 6th place.

They would compete for a third time in All-Stars, where they again made themselves to be threats, particularly to Leo & Jamal, by winning two of the first four legs. However, they proved to be unwilling to change their approach to the race, and their old weaknesses once again came back to haunt them. Although yet again performing purely physical tasks efficiently, they struggled with any task that deviated from this, along with again struggling with navigation. These weaknesses came to light in the tenth leg when they got lost on the way to the airport, relegating them to the later flight to Spain. They then had trouble completing the Detour, putting them in last and making them prime targets for their rivals, Leo & Jamal, to U-Turn. This U-Turn ensured that the cowboys would finish last, being eliminated in 5th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Jet

Age: 30
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Pet peeve about your teammate: Punctuality or lack thereof
Favorite hobbies: Reading
Achievements: Making it on THE AMAZING RACE
Lifelong to do list: To remain a cowboy
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I am happy being me … I haven't worked out all of my own problems so I wouldn't want to start on anyone else's
Role Model/Hero: Cord would be my hero
What are you passionate about? Horsemanship
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay off my house
People would be surprised to learn: How much I read. I read every single day
Favorite place you have ever visited: Texas
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communication
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks?) To broaden my horizons and gain a better appreciation for the world in general

Cord

Age: 29
Hometown: Tupelo, Oklahoma
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Professional Bull Rider
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to voice his opinion
Favorite hobbies: Riding horses
Achievements: Rode world champion bucking bull, "Big Bucks"
Lifelong to do list: Get married, have lots of babies and live happily ever after
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't trade with anyone.
Role Model/Hero: My parents
What are you passionate about: My beliefs
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Buy a big ranch
People would be surprised to learn: I don't have a television or a radio in my house
Favorite place you have ever visited: I love visiting everywhere, but home sweet home is always the BEST
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Choosing one idea and going with it

What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks): Spending time with my best friend and brother[1]

Jet

Age: 31
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Connection to your Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Previous Season/Result: Season 16/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Leaving a coconut during one of the challenges.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Bungee jumping.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Argentina because it was the most like Oklahoma.
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win!
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven't changed.
What are you passionate about? Horses.
People would be surprised to learn: I love to read.
One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Italy because I've never been there before.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Cab drivers.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I wouldn't be running the Race if it weren't for the million dollars.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is habitually late.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I will look for more opportunities to get ahead.

Cord

Age: 30
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Connection to your Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Cowboy
Previous Season/Result: Season 16/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Getting second.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: The whole race is Amazing.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: South America because there were lots of cowboys like us.
Why do you want to run the Race again? It will be amazing to do a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity twice.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I got married.
What are you passionate about? LIFE
People would be surprised to learn: The first time, I got engaged and took off right after. This time, I'm getting married and leaving for the second time.
One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Australia.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: It will be hard being away from our wives.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I want to meet new people, see the world and win lots of legs because that comes with prizes.
Pet peeve about your teammate: I don't really have one. I think we complement each other well.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Same thing I'm doing right now.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Go faster![2]

Jet

Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Previous Seasons: Seasons 16 & 18
Current occupation: Rancher
Describe what you do: Raise beef.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Getting lost.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Bungee jumping with my hat on.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Argentina.
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I've gotten older.
What are you passionate about? Horses.
People would be surprised to learn: I have four siblings.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Directions.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's habitually late.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Rome, Italy. The history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? What else might I accomplish by running the race?
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Try to be more consistent.

Cord

Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Previous Seasons: Seasons 16 & 18
Current occupation: Cowboy
Describe what you do: I raise bucking bulls and riding horses, and work on the ranch with my wife, Sara.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Losing, lol!
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Oh wow, to see the world!
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Every place we went made its own memories. The beautiful places and super nice people around the world; they make a cowboy feel right at home.
Why do you want to run the Race again? I made amazing memories the first time, and another chance at $1 million.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I have retired from professional bull riding.
What are you passionate about? God, family, friends and being a cowboy.
People would be surprised to learn: We still don't have a TV!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Whose turn it is to do the roadblock. Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always on time!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Spain, it's where the first cattle, horses and cowboys came from.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? You can spend the money or lose your trophies, but the experiences that Jet and I are gonna have, you can't take them away.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No, not really. I can depend on Jet to give 100 percent every time. We plan on leaving it all out on the Race.[3]

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Cord 3 of 11
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Cord 1 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Jet 1 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Jet 4 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 3 of 8
6 6 France Tower / Terra Cord 4 of 7
7 7 France → Seychelles Turtle Toddle / Ox Trot Cord 6 of 6 [1]
8 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Buddhist Tradition / Chinese Custom Jet 1 of 6
9 9 Malaysia → Singapore Pounding the Drums / Pounding the Pavement Jet 3 of 5
10 10 Singapore → China No Detour Jet 1 of 4 [2]
Cord
11 11 China Pork Chops / Pork Dumplings Jet 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Cord 2 of 3
Average 2.58
Legend:
     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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Jet & Cord initially arrived 5th, but did not retrieve the clue giving directions to the Pit Stop after completing the Roadblock. They were required to backtrack to retrieve the clue. Carol & Brandy checked in during this time, dropping Jet & Cord to last place, but they were not eliminated as it was a Non-Elimination Leg.
2: Leg 10 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Australia No Detour Jet 11 of 11 [3]
2 2 Australia Spirit World / Natural World No Roadblock 3 of 11
3 3 Australia → Japan Prayer of Purity / Frog of Luck Cord 6 of 10
4 4 Japan → China Hammer / Horn Cord 2 of 9
5 5 China Honor the Past / Embrace the Future Jet 1 of 9
6 6 China → India Hindu Art / Bengali Literature Jet 2 of 8
7 7 India Feed the Fire / Feed the Buffalo Cord 5 of 7
8 8 India → Austria Long Hard Walk / Quick and Easy Meal Cord 5 of 6
9 9 Austria → Lichtenstein → Switzerland Cheese / Wheeze Jet 6 of 6
Average 4.56
Legend:
     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
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
This team was penalized with an automatic "U-Turn"

Notes:
3: There was no mandatory rest period between Legs 1 and 2, as all teams were ordered to continue racing. Jet & Cord did not have to face a Speed Bump during Leg 2, despite coming in last during Leg 1.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

Race History

Jet & Cord's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Cord 1 of 11
2 2 China Featherball / China Cup Jet 6 of 10
3 3 China → Malaysia River Delivery / Run Through the Jungle Cord 2 of 9
4 4 Malaysia Mix Master / Master Mix Cord 1 of 8
5 5 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Fishing Pole / Spin Control Jet 3 of 8
6 6 Sri Lanka Trunk / Sheets Cord 2 of 7
7 7 Sri Lanka → Italy Gladiator / Charioteer Jet 4 of 7
8 8 Italy Donkey Run / Donkey Build Jet 2 of 6ϵ [4]
9 9 Italy → Switzerland No Detour Cord 2 of 5
10 10 Switzerland → Spain Spanish Steps / Running with the Ballz Jet 5 of 5
Average 2.80
Legend:
     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
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

Notes:
4: Jet & Cord used their Express Pass to bypass the Donkey Build Detour.

Post-Race

  • At TARCon in spring 2010, Jet used a homophobic slur against fellow The Amazing Race 16 racer Jordan Pious.[4]
  • In 2014, someone stole $100,000 worth of cattle from Jet's ranch.[5]
  • On June 16, 2015, Jet announced that he was running for a seat in the Oklahoma Senate.[6] However, he ultimately lost the election.[7]
  • Cord's daughter, Tulsa Rae McCoy, was born on September 5, 2018.[8]

Trivia

Franchise Records

US

  • Highest average placing team of brothers, at 2.58.

External links

Interviews

Season 16

  • Staff at Digital Spy (05/10/2010): "Jet and Cord ('The Amazing Race')"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (05/11/2010): "Amazing Race's Jet and Cord: We're "Still Wondering" Why Dan and Jordan Cut in Line"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (05/12/2010): "The Amazing Race 16: Exclusive Interview with Jet and Cord McCoy"
  • Staff at Reality TV World (05/13/2010): "Exclusive: Jet McCoy and Cord McCoy discuss 'The Amazing Race'"
  • Henrik Batallones at BuddyTV (05/13/2010): "Exclusive Interview: Jet and Cord from 'The Amazing Race'"

Unfinished Business

  • Staff at Reality TV World (04/25/2011): "Exclusive: Jet McCoy and Cord McCoy talk about 'The Amazing Race'"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (04/25/2011): "Amazing Race's Jet and Cord: It Would've Been "Really Cool" If Someone Told Us the Answer"
  • Carla Patton at BuddyTV (04/25/2010): "Jet of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Responds to the Anti-Cowboy Coalition"
  • Tom Wilmes at American Cowboy (06/11/2011): "AC Interview: Jet and Cord McCoy"

All-Stars

  • CBS.com (05/05/2014): Elimination Interview: Jet and Cord
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (05/05/2014): "Amazing Race's Jet and Cord: Navigation Was Our Downfall"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP.com (05/05/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: Exit Interview with 'The Cowboys', Jet & Cord – 5/05/14"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/2014): "Exclusive: Cord McCoy and Jet McCoy talk 'The Amazing Race: All-Stars" (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Daniel Fienberg at Hitfix (05/11/2014): "Interview: Jet & Cord talk ‘Amazing Race: All-Stars’"

Social Media


References

The Amazing Race 16 Teams
 Brent & Caite
Dating Models
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 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
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 Dana & Adrian
High School Sweethearts
S16 DanaAdrian.jpg
 Jet & Cord
Brothers/Cowboys
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 Jody & Shannon
Grandmother/ Granddaughter
S16 JodyShannon.jpg
 Joe & Heidi
Married
S16 JoeHeidi.jpg
 Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating
S16 JordanJeff.jpg
 Louie & Michael
Detectives
S16 LouieMichael.jpg
 Monique & Shawne
Moms/Attorneys
S16 MoniqueShawne.jpg
 Steve & Allie
Father/Daughter
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The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Teams
 Amanda & Kris
Engaged
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 Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
S18 FlightTimeBigEasy.jpg
 Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
S18 GaryMallory.jpg
 Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
S18 JaimeCara.jpg
 Jet & Cord
Cowboys
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 Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
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 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
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 Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
S18 MargieLuke.jpg
 Mel & Mike
Father/Son
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 Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
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 Zev & Justin
Best Friends
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The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) Teams
 Brendon & Rachel
Newlyweds
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 Caroline & Jennifer
Country Singers
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 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
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 Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
S24 FlightTimeBigEasy.jpg
S24 JessicaJohn.jpg
 Jet & Cord
Cowboys
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 Joey & Meghan
YouTube Hosts
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 Leo & Jamal
Cousins
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 Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
S24 MargieLuke.jpg
 Mark & Mallory
Team Kentucky
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