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

Lawyers and best friends, they were the first winners of The Amazing Race. They would form a friendship with Kevin & Drew and Nancy & Emily, the three of the becoming the loudest voices decrying the tactics of Joe & Bill. While they did not have the same strategic chops as Bill & Joe and Frank & Margarita, they made up for it with their physical advantage on tasks. The badly placed equalizers late in the game allowed them to cruise into the Final 3, and ultimately won the Race when they got a better cab than Frank & Margarita in New York.


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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. [1]

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



  • 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 for a National Best Friend Day celebration slideshow in 2015.[5]

Franchise Records

  • First team to win a leg, and first team to win a leg through the Fast Forward.
  • The first team to win the first leg and went 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.
    • 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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