Matthew "Matt" Ladley and Redmond Ramos are a team on The Amazing Race 29.
Matt & Redmond quickly emerged as frontrunners with their physical abilities and being the only all-male team in the race, which Redmond explained gave them the advantage of not having drama on their team. However, they also made enemies with Vanck & Ashton early on after a broken pact and a failed U-Turn attempt, prompting Redmond to be openly hostile and condescending to Vanck & Ashton. Matt & Redmond were then able to use their social capital to get every other team to target Vanck & Ashton, organizing a U-Turn plot to knock their rivals out of the race. They eventually made it to the penultimate leg, where they dropped to last early on after opting to take the Seoul subway instead of a taxi, and were never able to overcome the deficit, resulting in their elimination in 4th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Current occupation: Professional Snowboarder
Describe what you do: Compete in snowboard contests.
3 words to describe you: Ambitious, versatile and determined.
Favorite hobbies: Adventuring Colorado, backpacking, climbing and biking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: That I followed my dreams and didn't give up when people told me I was unrealistic.
What scares you most about traveling?: Getting sucked into the toilet on the airplane.
What excites you most about traveling?: Exploring new places and realizing how small our little worlds back home can be when you see what the world is really like.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: All I want is somebody who won't give up, that is most important to me. You don't have to be the fastest, strongest, or smartest to win. It's the personality that can stay positive and continue that will go the furthest.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: Complaining, somebody who is easily frustrated or ever says the words "I can't."
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: Probably navigating foreign countries in a language I don't understand.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: I've always wanted to go Indonesia. It looks beautiful, I love boats, and I have never been to that part of the world.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: Getting to see a little more of the world than I have before. I'm used to mountain towns and ski resorts so I look forward to a variety of other things. And hopefully I get an awesome partner and make an awesome new friend!
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker
Describe what you do: I help companies and individuals achieve growth by teaching them ways to Succeed through their Struggle.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, determined and passionate.
Favorite hobbies: Surfing, woodshop and running races.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: I won the CBS Sports show Triumph Games. I have always lived my life and I have never been fake. I'm proud that I've always stayed true to myself.
What scares you most about traveling?: Getting lost.
What excites you most about traveling?: Learning about other cultures and jumping off cliffs around the world.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: A real team player. I want someone who is there to win and not focused on drama.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: I don't like complainers.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: Directions.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: Portugal, Brazil and Africa. I'm Portuguese and would love to see Portugal. I would love to see where my family is from. I have always wanted to go to Africa and if we go during TAR I know we will be helping people.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: I want to shock the world and help teach everyone that they can achieve success through struggle.
The Amazing Race 29
|Matt & Redmond's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Panama||Shoot / Scoot||No Roadblock||3 of 11|
|2||2||Panama → Brazil||Keep the Beat / Work Your Feet||Redmond||3 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → Tanzania||Build It / Weave It||Matt||4 of 9⋑|
|4||4||Tanzania||Lock / Knock||Redmond||4 of 8|
|5||5||Tanzania → Norway||Trolls / Troll||Matt||2 of 7|
|6||6||Norway → Italy||Make a Mold / Grab a Hold||Redmond||2 of 7|
|7||7||Italy||Sing It / Bring It||Redmond||1 of 6|
|8||8||Italy → Greece||For the Bride / For the Groom||Matt||2 of 6|
|9||9||Greece → Vietnam||Bamboo Climb / Window Design||Matt||2 of 5|
|10||10||Vietnam||No Detour||Matt||1 of 5|
|11||11||Vietnam → South Korea||No Detour||Redmond||4 of 4|||
- Matt & Redmond were the only all-male team on The Amazing Race 29.
- Highest racing average of a team who finished in 4th place, at 2.55.
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (06/01/2017): "Matt Ladley talks: Redmond and I had an unspoken promise that set us up for success"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (06/01/2017): "Redmond Ramos talks: We never complained but Matt and I were in intense pain!"
- Joel Reichenberger at The Aspen Times (06/23/2017): "An Amazing experience for Ladley"
Social Media Profiles
- Redmond's Facebook: /100009194465522
- Matt's Instagram: /mattladley
- Redmond's Instagram: /DocPegLegRed
- Matt's Twitter: @mattladley
- Redmond's Twitter: @RedmondRamos
- Redmond's YouTube Channel: /DocPegLegRed
|The Amazing Race 29 Teams|