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Jill Haney and Thomas Wolfard are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 17.

Jill & Thomas made history when they won the first leg, receiving the first ever Express Pass in The Amazing Race history, which they subsequently used to save themselves from elimination in the fourth leg. Though Thomas had a tendency to look down on Jill's intelligence and lack of a college education, the couple were nevertheless one of the strongest teams on the race, making it to the final three. In the final leg, however, they faced communication problems with their taxi driver, dropping them to last and forcing them to settle for a 3rd place finish.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Jill

Age: 27
Hometown: Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Connection to your Teammate: Girlfriend
Current occupation: Hair Stylist
Favorite hobbies: Reading, running and work out classes
Achievements: Leaving my hometown to live in a big city like I had always dreamed of
Lifelong to do list: Have an Eat Pray Love experience in life
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing! I want to experience as much of the world as I can. I am uneasy when there is turbulence, though.
What excites you most about traveling? Relaxing, getting sun, doing activates and having no phone
Role model/hero: My sister - she's smart, driven and independent. I always look to her for guidance and inspiration.
What are you passionate about? Family, friends, my career, traveling and enjoying every moment of life
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would take my family on vacation, buy a new car, purchase a great collection of handbags and finally invest the rest.
People would be surprised to learn: The amount of physical labor and construction work I've had to do. Thanks, Dad.
Favorite place you have ever visited: Madrid, Spain
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communication and not being short tempered with one another.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope we grow as a team and have an amazing experience together.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He never cleans up after himself.

Thomas

Age: 30
Hometown: Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Connection to your Teammate: Boyfriend
Current occupation: Ad Sales Director
Favorite hobbies: Skiing, golfing and lounging
Achievements: Graduating from Notre Dame
Lifelong to do list: I would ultimately like to give more.
What scares you most about traveling? Being caught in a hostile environment is what I'm most fearful of when traveling.
What excites you most about traveling? Being completely and utterly immersed in a polar opposite cultural environment
If I could switch places with someone: Phil Mickelson - Something about making tens of millions of dollars playing golf on the most scenic courses in the world seems fairly intriguing.
Role model/hero: My dad. He's the smartest, hardest working and selfless person I know.
What are you passionate about? God, my family, sports and travel
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Put a down payment on a ski house in the Colorado Rockies.
People would be surprised to learn: Yo hablo espanol - como un gringo
Favorite place you have ever visited: San Sebastian, Spain
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Our biggest hurdle on the Race will be communicating effectively.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope to experience other cultures. It would also be a great life experience Jill and I can share.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She always has spelling errors.

The Amazing Race 17

Race History

Jill & Thomas's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → United Kingdom No Detour Thomas 1 of 11
2 2 United Kingdom → Ghana Tune In / Check Out Jill 5 of 10
3 3 Ghana Bicycle Parts / Language Arts Thomas 7 of 9
4 4 Ghana → Sweden Sleds / Beds Jill 5 of 9ϵ [1]
5 5 Sweden → Norway Bike / Boat Thomas 3 of 8
6 6 Norway → Russia Classical Music / Classic Cinema Jill 1 of 7
7 7 Russia Circus Band / Circus Clown Thomas 5 of 7
8 8 Russia → Oman Water Table / Wedding Table Jill 2 of 6 [2]
9 9 Oman → Bangladesh Balanced Meal / Balanced Bricks Jill 1 of 5
10 10 Bangladesh → Hong Kong Ding Ding / Sampan Thomas 2 of 4
11 11 Hong Kong → South Korea Full Throttle / Full Bottle Thomas 1 of 4
12 12 South Korea → United States No Detour Thomas 3 of 3
Average 3.00
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:
1: Jill & Thomas used the Express Pass to bypass the Beds Detour in Leg 4.
2: Jill & Thomas initially arrived 1st, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for paying a taxi driver to lead them to the Pit Stop, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. Chad & Stephanie checked in for a 1st-place finish during their penalty, dropping Jill & Thomas to 2nd.

Post-Race

  • Jill & Thomas broke up sometime in 2012.

Trivia

  • Jill & Thomas are the first team to win the Express Pass and subsequently, the first team to use the Express Pass.

External links

Interviews

  • David McAlpine at Reality Wanted (12/13/2010): "The Amazing Race 17: Exclusive Interview with Thomas Wolfard and Jill Haney"
  • Digital Spy (12/14/2010): "We chat about their third place finish in Los Angeles"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/15/2010): "Very Frustrated with Final Leg Design"
  • Reality TV World (12/13/2010): "Exclusive - Jill Haney and Thomas Wolfard talk The Amazing Race"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (12/17/2010): "People Are Inherently Good"

Social Media Profiles

References

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