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Joshua Gordon "Josh" Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are a team of Goat Farmers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 21.

Dubbed "The Beekman Boys", the goat farmers struggled throughout their time on the race, both with physical tasks and luck at flights. They started the race off in the middle of the pack, but they began to struggle later on which included a last-place finish on a non-elimination leg. Infamously, they and Abbie & Ryan took an unnecessary gamble on a flight to Russia that backfired on them and put both teams nearly half a day behind the leading Dream Team alliance. From that point on, they found themselves constantly on the verge of elimination though always managing to survive due to mistakes and misfortune for other teams. Despite their struggles, they ultimately reached the finale and managed to win an upset victory when it mattered most to become one of the most unexpected winners the race has ever seen and the poster boys for the fact that anybody can win the Race.

Profile[]

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Josh[]

Age: 43
Hometown: I go back and forth weekly between New York City & Sharon Springs, NY.
Connection to your teammate: Life Partner for the past 15 years
Previously appeared on their own television series: "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" aired on Planet Green (Discovery) for two seasons (cancelled in 2011).
Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author
Describe what you do: During the week, I work as an Advertising Creative Director in New York City. On the weekends, I commute to my goat farm in Sharon Springs, NY.
3 words to describe you: Funny, self-deprecating and generous.
Favorite hobbies: Cooking, gardening and traveling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Reviving the small town where our farm is located by bringing attention to Beekman Farm and rural America through our television show.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Julia Child
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Martha Stewart
What scares you most about traveling? Falling ill during The Race.
What excites you most about traveling? Partaking in new cuisines.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are quick to argue and both of us think we are the smartest people in the room.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Brent never admits when he is wrong.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are two: Italy, because I can't believe I have never been, and Russia because of the history and culture.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? If we win, we could finally be together under the same roof every night for the first time in three years. Being apart during the workweek has been a struggle and gone on far too long.

Brent[]

Age: 38
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Connection to your teammate: Life partners for 15 years
Previously appeared on their own television series: "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" aired on Planet Green (Discovery) for two seasons (cancelled in 2011).
Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802.
Describe what you do: I manage our 60 acre goat farm and run our company, Beekman 1802.
3 words to describe you: Focused, ambitious and open-minded.
Favorite hobbies: Working in my garden, organizing community events and meeting new people.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Working with our small farm community to bring in new business and gather attention for rural America.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Martha Stewart
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Oprah
What scares you most about traveling? Being unable to resolve a situation because of a language barrier.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing things I have never seen before and probably will never see again.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communication and the fact we both think we are always in the right.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is too nice. He can't always be nice and expect to get ahead when everyone else is playing dirty.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Asia and the Middle East since I want to know more about these cultures.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? As I get older, I realize life is about making memories and this will be an experience we both will never forget.

The Amazing Race 21[]

Race History[]

Josh & Brent's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Josh 7 of 11 [1]
Brent
2 2 China → Indonesia Ice-by-the-Pound / Fish-by-the-Barrel Josh 5 of 10
3 3 Indonesia Lion's Head / Egg Head Brent 5 of 9
4 4 Indonesia → Bangladesh Pound the Metal / Pound the Cotton Josh 4 of 8
5 5 Bangladesh Straw Dogs / Bamboo Jungle Brent 7 of 7
6 6 Bangladesh → Turkey Simit / Scrub It Brent 6 of 7 [2]
7 7 Turkey → Russia Alphabetized / Synchronized Josh 5 of 6 [3]
8 8 Russia Movers / Shakers Brent 5 of 6
9 9 Russia → Netherlands Back in Time / Organ to Grind Josh 4 of 5
10 10 Netherlands → Spain Spin It / Bull It Josh 3 of 4
11 11 Spain → France Chow / Plow Brent 3 of 4
12 France → United States No Detour Brent 1 of 3 [1]
Josh
Average 4.58
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
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: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: As part of the Speed Bump, Josh & Brent were instructed to find a marked Maraş ice cream cart, but accidentally went to another ice cream cart in the area. After returning to the Detour starting point, they were instructed that they had not completed the Speed Bump and were turned back until they correctly finished the task. This did not affect their placement.
3: In Leg 7, Josh & Brent were unable to complete either Detour before the sites for both Detour options closed for the day. They were issued a 4-hour penalty after attempting, but failing to complete Synchronized Detour in time, which was assessed at the start of Leg 8.

Post-Race[]

  • Josh & Brent got married on June 28, 2013.[2]
  • In 2014, Josh & Brent were featured in a Time Warner Cable Business Class commercial.[3]

Trivia[]

Franchise Records[]

  • Josh & Brent are tied with Kami & Karli for the most bottom two finishes in a single season, with 7.
  • First all-male team to win the Race without winning any previous legs.
  • Second gay team to win the race, following Reichen & Chip.
  • Tied with Daniel & César for the lowest racing average of an all-male team who won the race, at 4.58.

US Records[]

  • Josh & Brent have the lowest racing average of a team who won the race, with 4.58.
  • Only all-male team to win the race without winning any of the previous legs.
  • Tied with Dave & Connor for the oldest all-male team to win the race, with an average age of 40.5 while racing.

External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Kimberly Nordyke at The Hollywood Reporter (12/10/2012): "'Amazing Race' Season 21 Winners Reveal How They'll Spend the $1 Million Prize"
  • Jean Bentley at Hollywood.com (12/10/2012): "'Amazing Race' 21 Winners Josh and Brent: 'The Twinnies Helped Us Win!'"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (12/10/2012): "Amazing Race's Josh and Brent: We'd Rather Be the Worst Winners Than the Best Losers"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/2012): "Exclusive: Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge discuss their 'The Amazing Race' victory" (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Jessica Liese at Rob Has a Podcast (12/12/2012) Just How Did the Beekman Boys Win Amazing Race?

Social Media[]


References[]

The Amazing Race 21 Teams
 Abbie & Ryan
Dating Divorcees
S21 AbbieRyan
 Amy & Daniel
Dating On and Off
S21 AmyDaniel
 Caitlin & Brittany
Best Friends
S21 CaitlinBrittany
 Gary & Will
Substitute Teachers
S21 GaryWill
 James & Abba
Rock Star/Lawyer
S21 JamesAbba
 Jaymes & James
Chippendales
S21 JaymesJames
 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
S21 JoshBrent
 Rob & Kelley
Married Monster truckers
S21 RobKelley
 Rob & Sheila
Lumberjack/ Marketing Exec
S21 RobSheila
 Trey & Lexi
Dating
S21 TreyLexi
The Amazing Race Winners
United States
(flagship)
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
S1 RobBrennan
 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
S2 ChrisAlex
 Flo & Zach
Friends
S3 FloZach
S4 ReichenChip
 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
S5 ChipKim
 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
S6 FreddyKendra
S7 UchennaJoyce
 Linz Family
Siblings
S8 LinzFamily
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 BJTyler
S10 TylerJames
S11 EricDanielle
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 TKRachel
 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
S13 NickStarr
 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 TammyVictor
S15 MeghanCheyne
 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
S16 DanJordan
 Nat & Kat
Doctors
S17 NatKat
 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S18 KishaJen
 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
S19 ErnieCindy
 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
S20 RachelDave
 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
S21 JoshBrent
 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
S22 BatesAnthony
 Jason & Amy
Dating
S23 JasonAmy
 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
S24 DaveConnor
 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott
S30 CodyJessica
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Greg & John
Brothers/Computer Scientists
S35 GregJohn
 Ricky & Cesar
Boyfriends
S36 RickyCesar
Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam
 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan
 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod
 Heath & Toni
Memory Makers
AUS6 HeathToni
 Alli & Angie
Mother/Daughter
AUS7 AlliAngie
 Darren & Tristan
Uncle/Nephew
AUS7 DarrenTristan
 Emma & Hayley
Sisters
AUS7 EmmaHayley
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
CAS1 TimTim
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse
CAS4 StephKristen
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam
CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
CAS8 CatherineCraig
 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy
 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
LeHangHHenNie
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