Meredith Tufaro and Maria Sampogna are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race 6.

Due to their difficulty in driving stick shift in the second leg, they constantly lagged behind the other teams and finished in 10th place.


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Meredith & Maria are friends and roommates from Queens, New York. They met on the last day of classes freshman year at Boston University, when Meredith found Maria's ID on the floor of a bar. At first, Maria gave Meredith attitude about having her ID, but the two of them ended up living next door to each other the following year and became great friends.

They say they are both laid back, outgoing, smart and the two funniest girls on earth. However, Meredith says she can be extremely competitive, sensitive and passionate, while Maria can be very passive and non-emotional. Both enjoy hanging out with their friends and share great stories about their escapades around New York.

Their main motivation for doing THE AMAZING RACE is the money, but they say doing the show and traveling with each other will make the experience priceless.[1]

The Amazing Race 6

Race History

Meredith & Maria's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland Ice Climb / Ice Search No Roadblock 8 of 11
2 2 Iceland → Norway Endurance / Accuracy Maria 10 of 10
Average 9.00
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield



  • Meredith & Maria are the first team to be eliminated in Norway.
  • They were featured in a slideshow celebrating 'National Best Friend Day' in 2015.[2]

External links


  • AP (11/25/2004): "New Yorkers Out of Amazing Race"
  • Brian at Reality Shack (Fall 2004): "Interview with Maria Sampogna of The Amazing Race 6"

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