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Louie Stravato and Michael Naylor are a team of Detectives on The Amazing Race 16.

They came into the season with their egos flying high, saying that they wouldn't be surprised to win every leg. They stumbled out of the block, nearly getting eliminated in each of the first three legs, before turning it around and winning the next three legs. It was during this win streak that they decided they would be the judge of who did or did not deserve to run the race, and started targeting teams because of their "negative attitudes," and getting both of their targets eliminated via U-Turn. After their win streak, they fell to the back of the pack again, ultimately being done in by a combination of their Speed Bump and Louie failing to read the clue at the gold statue Roadblock, eliminating them in 4th.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Louie

Age: 47
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Connection to your teammate: Friends/Detectives
Current Occupation: Undercover Detective
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's a control freak
Favorite hobbies: Competing in power lifting competitions and Mixed Martial Arts
Achievements: The birth of my two sons, numerous awards for being a police officer and setting records as a power lifter
Lifelong to do list: To retire healthy, comfortable, and preferably wealthy
If I could switch places with someone: My dad
Role Model/Hero: My Dad. He has accomplished so much in life and is loved by his family, friends and peers. Though he lives in a lot of physical pain, he's always there to do whatever he can regardless of his condition
What are you passionate about? Life and living it to the fullest and teaching my children to do the same
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would live comfortably and do a lot of traveling
People would be surprised to learn: My life is pretty much an open book, so I'm not sure I could surprise anybody
Favorite place you have ever visited: Germany and Singapore
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Keeping up with each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To show my children that anything is possible as long as you put your heart and soul into it.

Michael

Age: 45
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Connection to your teammate: Friends/Detectives
Current Occupation: Undercover Detective
Pet peeve about your teammate: He loves everyone
Favorite hobbies: Working out, running and lifting weights
Achievements: Numerous awards in the field of narcotics enforcement
Lifelong to do list: Raise my children to be honorable, productive, loving and happy people. I would also like to write a book
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I am very happy with my life
Role Model/Hero: A father who stays with his family and teaches their kids to be happy, well accomplished people
What are you passionate about: Coaching Little League, New England Patriot football and Red Sox baseball
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Work less, spend more time with family and put my kids through college
People would be surprised to learn: That I will enjoy the Race whether I win or lose
Favorite place you have ever visited: Southern California
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: None
What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks): Completing the Race no matter what place we come in

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Louie & Michael's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Louie 9 of 11
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Michael 9 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Louie 8 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Michael 1 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 1 of 8 [1]
6 6 France Tower / Terra Louie 1 of 7
7 7 France → Seychelles Turtle Toddle / Ox Trot Michael 4 of 6
8 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Buddhist Tradition / Chinese Custom Louie 3 of 6
9 9 Malaysia → Singapore Pounding the Drums / Pounding the Pavement Michael 4 of 5
10 10 Singapore → China No Detour Louie 4 of 4 [2]
Michael
11 11 China Pork Chops / Pork Dumplings Louie 4 of 4
Average 4.37
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: The U-Turn in Leg 5 was a Blind U-Turn; Louie and Michael did not have to reveal themselves to the other teams as having used the U-Turn.


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.

Post Race

  • Louie was placed on desk duty while he was investigated for being potentially in a cocaine distribution.[2] He was later cleared of involvement.
  • Louie has since retired as a Police Officer.[3]

Trivia

  • Louie & Michael have the Lowest racing average of an all-male team with three legs won in a season, at 4.36.
  • Louie is the uncle of Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur.

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