Nicolas Fulks and Donald Jerousek are a Grandson/Grandfather team on The Amazing Race 12.
Donald became known for seemingly having done everything at one point in his life, with his pre-Final 3 accomplishments montage consisting of the tasks he applied his vast experience to. Though they generally could be found at the back of the pack, they passed seemingly stronger teams by racing consistently while other teams succumbed to mistakes and fatigue, finishing 3rd when Nicolas finished the Final Roadblock significantly after the other two teams. Donald is currently the oldest person to make the Final 3.
Nicolas started his aviation career at the age of 17 at the University of Illinois and currently works as an airline pilot based out of San Juan. He describes himself as reliable, competitive and goofy. He describes his Teammate as rough around the edges and not too excepting of people who go against his advice.
This grandson/grandfather duo believes that Nicolas's traveling expertise will give them a leg up against the other Teams.
Donald has been married for 42 years and has two children. The sparks will undoubtedly fly along the course of the Race as Donald is never shy about telling his grandson what to do. While Nicolas relies on his ability to read maps and quickly navigate computers, Donald relies on old school street smarts and claims to be a jack of all trades.
Regardless of who's calling the shots in the heat of the Race, these two are looking forward to traveling the world together and creating lasting memories.
The Amazing Race 12
|Nicolas & Donald's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||Nicolas||5 of 11|
|2||2||Ireland → The Netherlands||Hoist It / Hunt It||Donald||8 of 10|
|3||3||The Netherlands → Burkina Faso||Teach It / Learn It||Donald||6 of 9|
|4||4||Burkina Faso||Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty||Nicolas||4 of 8|
|5||5||Burkina Faso → Lithuania||Count Down / Step Up||Nicolas||6 of 7|
|6||6||Lithuania → Croatia||Short & Long / Long & Short||Donald||5 of 6|
|7||7||Croatia → Italy||Fast Forward||1 of 5►|
|8||8||Italy → India||Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em||Nicolas||2 of 5|
|9||9||India → Japan||Sense of Touch / Sense of Smell||Nicolas||3 of 4|
|10||10||Japan → Taiwan||Fire / Earth||Donald||3 of 4|
|11||11||Taiwan → United States||Cut the Cod / Grab the Crab||Nicolas||3 of 3|
- They were the only all-male team to compete on US Season 12.
- Nicolas & Donald are the first grandparent/grandchild team.
- First grandparent/grandchild team to win the Fast Forward.
- First grandparent/grandchild team to win a leg.
- First grandparent/grandchild team to be in the final three.
- The highest finish for a grandparent/grandchild team, 3rd place.
- Donald is the oldest person to be in the final three, being 68 at the time of racing.
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/23/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Nicolas & Donald, From The Amazing Race"
- Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (01/23/2008): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race's Donald Jerousek, Nicolas Fulks talk
- Brian Zoromski at IGN.com (01/24/2008): "Amazing Race Interview - Nick & Don"
- Mark at Reality Wanted (01/24/2008): "Interview with Don and Nicolas of The Amazing Race 12"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (01/25/2008): "Amazing Race's Final 3: The Last Pit Stop"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/25/2008): "It's a Great Story to Tell"
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|