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Robert "Rob" Frisbee and Brennan Swain are a team of Best Friends/Lawyers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 1.

On the Inaugural season, the Lawyers became part of a odd friendship trio with Nancy & Emily and Kevin & Drew with the three teams offering advice and jointly decrying the antics of Joe & Bill who they viewed as untrustworthy. A series of badly placed equalizers at the final 5 gave them an insurmountable lead over the 3 trailing teams, essentially turning the end of the race into a series of one-on-one races with Frank and Margarita. On the final leg, Rob & Brennan managed to win after getting a better cab driver than Frank and Margarita.


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Friends who like to laugh and joke, know how to have fun and be supportive of each other in any situation.

Rob and Brennan became close friends a few years ago, when they worked at the same law firm in Los Angeles. They've made lots of short trips together, usually in search of fun. They're a good combination for THE AMAZING RACE because Brennan is an outgoing "adrenaline junkie" with a keen sense of direction, while Rob is organized, driven and competitive.


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Favorite TV show: NYPD Blue; X Files
Favorite Movie: A River Runs Through It; Ghost in the Shell
Favorite Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
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Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman
Favorite Music: Alternative

The Amazing Race 1[]

Race History[]

Rob & Brennan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Used Fast Forward 1 of 11
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Rob 3 of 10
3 3 France Tough Climb / Easy Walk Brennan 3 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Brennan 6 of 8
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Rob 4 of 7
6 6 Tunisia → Italy Foot / Hoof Brennan 3 of 6
7 7 Italy → India Glide / Ride Rob 3 of 6
8 8 India Elephant / Row Boat Brennan 3 of 5
9 9 India → Thailand Public / Private Rob 1 of 5
10 10 Thailand Hike / Climb Brennan 1 of 4
11 11 Thailand → China Volley / Rally Brennan 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States Flat / Steep Rob 1 of 3
13 13 United States Dog Power / Horsepower Brennan 1 of 3
Average 2.46
     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


  • Sometime after the race, Brennan dated fellow racer Emily Hoyt, but they eventually broke up.[2]
  • For The Amazing Race 2 and The Amazing Race 3, the two friends wrote episode recaps on their website.[3][4]
  • Rob & Brennan competed on an episode of Lingo in special Reality Stars edition that aired on September 6, 2004. The men won over Erin Brodie & Darva Conger and won $5,000 in the bonus round for their charity, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[5]
  • Rob & Brennan appeared at the Starting Line of The Amazing Race 27.
  • Rob married in 2017[6] where Brennan served as his best man. In 2020, Rob had one son, Max, whom Brennan is a godfather of.[7][8]
  • Brennan attended the wedding of The Amazing Race 2 winner, Alex Boylan in July 2019.[9]


  • Rob & Brennan won the most legs on The Amazing Race 1 with 5.
  • The only team in the first season's final three to not incur a time penalty during the race.
  • featured them in a gallery celebrating National Best Friend Day in 2015.[10]

Franchise Records[]

  • First team to win a leg, and first team to win a leg through the Fast Forward.
  • First team to win the first leg and go on to win the race.
  • First all-male team to reach the final three.
  • First all-male team to win consecutive legs.
  • First team to arrive first at the Finish Line, thus winning the race.
    • First all-male team to win the race.
    • First team of friends to win.

External links[]



  • Jane Clayson on The Early Show (12/14/2001): "Ding Dong The Lawyers Won"
  • Kris at Gates/Chili Post (12/19/2001): "Scottsville native wins Amazing Race"
  • Diana Young at Arizona Daily Wildcat (01/10/2002): "UA alumnus wins it all on Amazing Race"
  • Miss Alli at Television Without Pity (01/18/2002): "Team Esquire, Unbound"
  • Reality TV World (02/14/2002): "Rob & Brennan - The Amazing Race Winners"


  • TARflies (05/14/2003): "Rainman - Un-Edited" with Brennan
  • Brian at Reality Shack (09/27/2004): "Interview with Brennan Swain from The Amazing Race"
  • David W. Taylor at Reality Reel Media (09/20/2005): "A Journey Back with Brennan Swain - Celebrating The Season One DVD"
  • Shawn at The Reality Reel (06/01/2006): "Interview with Brennan Swain from The Amazing Race"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (04/28/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: Episode 9 Recap with Original TAR winner, Brennan Swain"
  • Dalene Rovenstine at EW (11/07/2014): "Amazing Race: Where Are They Now?"
  • Jessica Liese at RHAP (09/27/2015): "The Amazing Race 27 | Bonus-cast with Brennan Swain"

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