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Preston McCamy and Jennifer Hopka are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 14.

Dissension immediately rose between Preston & Jennifer after they missed the first train to Switzerland in the first leg, causing them to fall to the back of the pack for the rest of the leg. They then struggled carrying cheese downhill, only finishing ahead of Christie & Jodi. However, while searching for the Pit Stop, they made a wrong turn and were passed by the latter team, resulting in a footrace that they ultimately lost after Jennifer decided to piggyback on Preston, eliminating them in 11th place.

CBS Biography[]

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Jennifer Hopka (26); Preston McCamy (28)
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Occupation: Jennifer (Student); Preston (Software Engineer)
Relationship: Dating

Jennifer and Preston have been dating for nearly two years. In some ways, they have similar personalities but, for the most part, they couldn't be more different. Preston is a laid back guy that is used to sticking to a routine, while Jennifer hates planning and enjoys spontaneity. One of the qualities they share is that they are both very strong minded individuals and, as a team, they hope to bring out the best in each other and solidify their relationship.

On several occasions they have broken up and made up. Jennifer is ready to plan for her future by either moving forward in her relationship with Preston or ending it and moving forward in her life without him, while Preston has taken the step of moving from Birmingham, Ala. to Columbia, S.C. to be closer to her but still has some reservations about what the future may bring.

Jennifer is currently studying nursing during the day and bartending at night. This self-described driven, outspoken and independent woman enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and shopping. Preston is a software engineer who enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and watching Auburn football. Both are very active and competitive and they feel these qualities will help them work well as a team.[1]

The Amazing Race 14[]

Race History[]

Preston & Jennifer's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Switzerland No Detour Preston 11 of 11
Average 11.00
     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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Preston & Jennifer broke up after the race.
  • On April 20, 2013, Jennifer married Justin Wilson.[2] The couple has since had two sons. Two years later, Jennifer became widowed when Justin died of unknown causes.[3]
  • Preston has since married[4] and had two sons with his wife.[5]


  • Preston & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated in Switzerland.

External links[]


  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (02/17/2009)": Amazing Race's Jennifer and Preston on "Embarrassing" Elimination"
  • John Bracchitta at Reality TV World (02/17/2009): "Exclusive: Jennifer Hopka, Preston McCamy talk 'The Amazing Race'"

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