Laurence Sunderland and Zachary Tristan "Zac" Sunderland are a Father/Son Adventurers team on The Amazing Race 19.
With Zac's relative youth, Laurence frequently took it upon himself to make decisions for the team, though this did not always pan out well for them, with Laurence then shifting the blame on his son. Despite this, they made it to the final six where, despite being U-Turned, they still departed for the Pit Stop with a healthy lead over last placed Jeremy & Sandy. However, they got lost on the way to the Pit Stop, driving two hours in the wrong direction, allowing Jeremy & Sandy to pass them and eliminating the father and son duo in 6th place.
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Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Father
Current occupation: Yacht manager
Describe what you do: I deliver, teach and control all aspects of yachts under management – technical and mechanical.
How will these skills help you win The Race? I'm used to dealing with high levels of stress and have good endurance.
Three words to describe you: Energetic, perseverant and compassionate.
Favorite hobbies: Yachting, running and music.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Cleese
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Loving and supporting a family of eight children.
What scares you most about traveling? A plane falling out of the sky.
What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new cultures, food and customs.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Controlling our emotions while under extreme pressure.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His ability to shift responsibility when it's convenient.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia. I love the outback, the surf, the people and the diverse wildlife.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? To become closer to my son.
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Son
Current occupation: Record-setting boat captain
Describe what you do: I captain boats all around the world doing deliveries.
How will these skills help you win The Race? My experiences dealing with sleep deprivation, foreign countries and charting will be valuable skills on The Race.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, perseverant and strong willed. Favorite hobbies: Sailing, surfing and skating.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Johnny Knoxville
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Murray
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the youngest person to sail around the world.
What scares you most about traveling? The plane crashing.
What excites you most about traveling? I love experiencing different cultures.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will be a challenge to always keep level headed in stressful situations.
Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad gets stuck in his ways and will not hear reason.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Cape Town, South Africa. I stayed there for three weeks on my last trip. It is a beautiful country with a great history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? My Dad and I are definitely close and I hope we grow even closer through The Race.
The Amazing Race 19
|Laurence & Zac's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Taiwan||No Detour||Zac||6 of 11|
|2||2||Taiwan → Indonesia||Shake Your Money Maker / Be a Ticket Taker||Zac||2 of 11|
|3||3||Indonesia||Rice Field / Grass Fed||Laurence||2 of 9|||
|4||4||Indonesia → Thailand||Coral Reconstruction / Beach Preparation||Zac||4 of 8|
|5||5||Thailand||No Detour||Laurence||5 of 8|||
|6||6||Thailand → Malawi||All Sewn Up / Not Grown Up||Laurence||4 of 7|
|7||7||Malawi||Dugout / Lugout||Laurence||5 of 7⊂|||
|8||8||Malawi → Denmark||All Hopped Up / All Churned Out||Zac||6 of 6⋑|
- Laurence & Zac are the youngest father/son team to compete, with a collective average of 33 years old while racing.
- First team to be eliminated in Denmark.
- At the age of 19, Zac is the youngest contestant in the American version standard format (tied with Kevin Wu, Cole LaBrant, and Cameron Benson).
- Zac's Wikipedia page: Zac Sunderland
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (11/14/2011): Exclusive: Laurence and Zac Sunderland talk 'The Amazing Race'"
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide (11/14/2011): "Amazing Race's Laurence and Zac: The U-Turn and Getting Lost "Pushed Us Over the Edge"
- Staff at Digital Spy (11/15/2011): "'Amazing Race' Laurence & Zac interview: 'We didn't expect the U-Turn'"
Social Media Profiles
- Laurence's Facebook: /Laurence.Sunderland
- Zac's Facebook: /zac.sunderland.50
- Zac's Twitter: @ZacSunderland
- Laurence's Website: worldwindproductions.com
- Zac's Website: zacsunderland.com
- Laurence's Instagram: /sunderlandlaurence
- Zac's Instagram: /zac_the_sailor
|The Amazing Race 19 Teams|