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Max Bichler and Katherine "Katie" Bichler are a team of Newlyweds on The Amazing Race 22.

They established themselves as the villains in the first episode, a position which they apparently relished. Though Max's ego and Katie's rude tendencies were very clear to the audience, they managed to mostly hide them from the other teams, becoming much more popular with the cast than they were with the audience. After bumbling through the first two-thirds of the season, they caught fire, winning three straight legs heading into the finale, where Max ultimately stumbled on the luck-based Spy Switchback, taking forever to find his briefcase and allowing Bates to pass him up. They never had a chance after that, and they finished 2nd.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Max

Age: 30
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Connection to Teammate: Newlywed
Current occupation: Cigar Sales
Describe what you do: I represent Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company and sell cigars to wholesalers, distributor and retailers.
Three words to describe you: Driven, intelligent and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, wine and cigars.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Moving to Boston and becoming successful on my own.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Rush Limbaugh: a fellow cigar lover and an unapologetic Republican.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Looks like Jessica Simpson, acts like Ann Romney.
What scares you most about traveling? Not much scares me about traveling.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new cultures and enjoying new foods.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Katie needs to make decision when asked to and listen to me when I know I'm right.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Her lack of decision making and not listening to me when I know I'm right.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Rome, Italy. There is history, and I want to experience the food, culture and style.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to learn how to share responsibility and work as a team.

Katie

Age: 24
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Connection to Teammate: Newlyweds
Current Occupation: Pharmacist
Describe what you do: I work in a long-term care facility where I focus on safe and clinically effective medication use. I provide counsel to patients on the proper use and adverse effects of their medications.
Three words to describe you: Outgoing, competitive and sarcastic.
Favorite hobbies: Golfing, reading and drinking wine.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Earning my doctorate of Pharmacy. It was a long, hard road, but I did it!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Bethany Frankel, because she is a hardworking ball buster.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Rush Limbaugh. Max, a.k.a. "Rush, Jr.," is full of right-sided dreams.
What scares you most about traveling? Disease. I'm terrified of getting sick in another country.
What excites you most about traveling? Everything! I love to travel and experience the different cultures of the world.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are newlyweds. We've only been living together for one month after dating long distance for three years. I hope we can work out any issues we have with communication.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Time management. He has no respect or consideration for anyone's time. He is always late. Ugh.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? How can I pick just one? I can narrow it down to anywhere in Europe, though. I love European culture and history. I dream about touring the entire continent.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Traveling the world with my best friend for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

The Amazing Race 22

Race History

Max & Katie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → French Polynesia No Detour Max 9 of 11 [1][2]
Katie
2 2 French Polynesia Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk Max 8 of 10
3 3 French Polynesia → New Zealand Rev It Up / Reel It In Katie 8 of 9
4 4 New Zealand → Indonesia Sandy Bottom / Fruity Top Max 3 of 9
5 5 Indonesia → Vietnam Make Your Move / Make Your Meal Katie 2 of 8
6 6 Vietnam → Botswana Fire / Fowl Max 7 of 7
7 7 Botswana Brains / Brawn Max 6 of 7
8 8 Botswana → Switzerland No Detour Katie 3 of 6
9 9 Switzerland → Germany Train Trials / Font Follies Katie 1 of 5
10 10 Germany → United Kingdom Tasty Puddin' / Whiskey Rollin' Max 1 of 5
11 11 United Kingdom Tray It / Spray It Katie 1 of 4
12 United Kingdom → United States No Detour Max 2 of 3
Average 4.25
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: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Max & Katie were issued an 4-hour penalty due to Katie quitting the second Roadblock. As the only teams trailing behind Max & Katie also received the same penalty for quitting the Roadblock, the penalty time would applied at the start of the next Leg.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Katie is a former NFL Cheerleader for the Buffalo Bills.

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (05/07/2013): "Amazing Race's Max and Katie: We Felt It Slipping Away From Us"
  • Daniel Fienberg at UPROXX (05/09/2013): "Interview: Max & Katie talk 'The Amazing Race'"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/2013):"Exclusive: Max Bichler and Katie Bichler talk 'The Amazing Race'" (Parts 1 and 2)

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