Nathan Hagstrom and Jennifer Parker are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 12.

They entered the Race attempting to fix their relationship after Nathan cheated on Jennifer. Despite this, it became quickly clear that Jennifer was not entirely sympathetic herself, as her warped idea of competition and gender roles had the two endlessly bickering and she constantly got personally offended at other teams catching up to or getting ahead of them. Despite being otherwise adept at the race, their inability to work together constantly held them back, with their arguments often costing them that ever elusive 1st place finish. It finally caught up with them in Taiwan, where Jennifer's insistence that they take a train and a bus over a cab during a tight race to avoid last left them eliminated in 4th place, on Jennifer's birthday.


This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends. Both admit they couldn't stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating. They've broken up several times in their two-year courtship, but remain true to each other. In one breath each will tell you that the other is their soul-mate and in the next, they'll tell you how much the other drives them crazy.

The biggest difference between the two is organization–he's organized and she is not. Both have dominant personalities and tend to be very stubborn.

Nathan teaches volleyball and also works as a waiter. Jennifer is currently enrolled at Cal State Long Beach and works as a gymnastics coach. She was also on the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team. Jennifer describes herself as thrilling and loving while he describes himself simply as "one cool dude." Both are eager to put their relationship to the test on a race around the world.

The Amazing Race 12

Race History

Nathan & Jennifer's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ireland No Detour Nathan 10 of 11
2 2 Ireland → The Netherlands Hoist It / Hunt It Jennifer 2 of 10
3 3 The Netherlands → Burkina Faso Teach It / Learn It Nathan 3 of 9
4 4 Burkina Faso Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty Jennifer 2 of 8
5 5 Burkina Faso → Lithuania Count Down / Step Up Jennifer 5 of 7
6 6 Lithuania → Croatia Short & Long / Long & Short Nathan 3 of 6 [1]
7 7 Croatia → Italy Invention / Tradition Nathan 2 of 5
8 8 Italy → India Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em Jennifer 4 of 5
9 9 India → Japan Sense of Touch / Sense of Smell Jennifer 2 of 4
10 10 Japan → Taiwan Fire / Earth Nathan 4 of 4
Average 3.70
     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


1: Nathan & Jennifer initially arrived 2nd, but did not take legal transportation to the Pit Stop. They were asked to go back to the end of the Detour and take a taxi back to the Pit Stop. Kynt & Vyxsin checked in during that time period, dropping them to 3rd.


  • Nathan & Jennifer became engaged around 2009, but have since broken up.


  • Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated in Taiwan.
  • Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated on a teammate's birthday, namely Jennifer's.

External links


  • Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (01/15/2008): "Exclusive: Amazing Race's Jennifer Parker, Nathan Hagstrom dish"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/15/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Jennifer and Nathan from The Amazing Race 12"
  • Brian Zoromski at (01/15/2008): "Amazing Race Interview - Jen & Nate"
  • Jed Dreben at (01/16/2008): "Amazing Race Almost Cost Us Our Relationship
  • Mark at Reality Wanted (01/16/2008): "Interview with Nate and Jen of The Amazing Race 12"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (01/18/2008): "Are Nate and Jen Still Together?"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/17/2008): "We're Very Aggressive People"

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