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Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo are a team of Firefighters on The Amazing Race 25.

Michael & Scott made enemies early on when they got into two separate incidents with Lisa & Michelle, with the firefighters barely surviving the first leg at the sisters' expense. Scott then twisted his ankle at the start of the third leg, hobbling them the rest of the way and leaving them to depart for the Pit Stop ahead of just one team. Unfortunately for them, they received the wrong information from locals while solving a cryptic clue, leading them to drive in the wrong direction, allowing Tim & Te Jay to pass them, resulting in the firefighters being eliminated in 9th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Michael

Name: Michael Ward
Age: 40
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Connection to your teammate: Friends and fellow firefighter on ladder truck.
Current occupation: Firefighter/EMT
Describe what you do: Protect and save lives and property.
3 words to describe you: Energetic, loyal and passionate.
Favorite hobbies: Exercise, travel and obtaining "complimentary" access to V.I.P. venues.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? James Bond #9
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? The wrestler "The Honkey Tonk Man."
What excites you most about traveling? To make new friends with good people all over the world and immerse myself in their culture and traditions.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will only make us stronger. Everything you can throw at us, we will find a way to get something good out of it.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He never met a mirror he didn't love.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Japan. Steeped in culture, clean, respectful to family, elders and education.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Meet people of different cultures, traditions and be immersed in their world. To make new friends no matter what their backgrounds.

Scott

Name: Scott Strazzullo
Age: 39
Hometown: Chelsea, Mass.
Connection to your teammate: Friends and Brother Firefighter
Current occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic/Haz-mat tech
Describe what you do: I respond to fire and emergency medical situations in Boston and surrounding communities.
3 words to describe you: Team player, leader and survivor.
Favorite hobbies: Football, ice hockey and music.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Fighting a fire inside a nuclear submarine in Maine and making it out.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? The Roman General Scipio Africanus.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? George S. Patton.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing scares me. I love to enjoy my free time traveling.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places and cultures, living and loving people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: He has no filter and will say what's on his mind which is great but sometimes leads to other matters.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Mike thinks he is a historian but sometimes he has his facts all wrong.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to see more of the U.S.A. (my father and uncle fought in WWII) and Korea.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Show the world the strength, resilience, humor and personalities of people from Boston.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Michael & Scott's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Scott 10 of 11 [1]
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 6 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Pony Up / Light My Fire No Roadblock 9 of 9
Average 8.33
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save
     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: Scott decided to quit the second Roadblock and was issued a 4-hour penalty that was applied at the start of the next leg.

Post Race

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/13/2014): "We Let Ourselves Down"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/13/2014): "Elimination Interview: Michael and Scott"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/13/2014): "Amazing Race 2014 Season 25 Exit Interview with Firefighters Michael & Scott"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/23/2014): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race' eliminees Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo talk" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Gordon Holmes at Xfinity.com (10/15/2014): "We Kept Fighting, You Never Give Up"
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (10/20/2014): "Despite elimination, Michael and Scott ready for their next adventure"

Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 25 Teams
 Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
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 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
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 Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
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 Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating
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 Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
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 Lisa & Michelle
Realtor Sisters
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 Michael & Scott
Firefighters
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 Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
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 Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
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 Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
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