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John Lowe and Scott Braginton-Smith are a team of Lifelong Friends on The Amazing Race 9.

Although John came into the race with a fear of flying, they encountered most of their difficulties on the ground. Despite being on the first flight to arrive in Brazil, John & Scott were hindered by two bad cab drivers and choosing the furthest building during the Detour. This caused them to drop to last place and become the first team to be eliminated.


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John & Scott met in high school and have been friends for more than 25 years. The men differ in that John admits to being too controlling at times where Scott is not controlling at all.

John, who is single, lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he works as a wealth manager and artist. He also plans to pursue a career in real estate one day. When he's not working, John enjoys spending time on Cape Cod with his two Great Danes, Hector and Percy. His proudest accomplishments include purchasing and renovating his 1883 brownstone and completing the Boston to New York AIDS 250-Mile Bike Ride.

Scott, who is in sales, currently resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He describes himself as a fun and gregarious person whose personal motto is "live, live, live." He claims that the most exciting moment in life has yet to happen.

The lively duo share memories from road trips they've taken to New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. However, you won't hear of any far off places that they've traveled to because John has a fear of flying and hasn't been on a plane in over eight years! One of the main reasons for going on the Race is John's hope that he will overcome his fears while both friends will be able to see the world together.[1]

The Amazing Race 9

Race History

John & Scott's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 11 of 11
Average 11.00
     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



  • John & Scott are the first LGBT team to be the first team eliminated.

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The Amazing Race 9 Teams
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Best Friends
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 Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
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 Dave & Lori
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 Eric & Jeremy
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 Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
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 John & Scott
Lifelong Friends
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 Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
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 Lisa & Joni
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 Wanda & Desiree
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