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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.

They would form a friendship with Kevin & Drew and Nancy & Emily, the three teams becoming the loudest voices decrying the tactics of Joe & Bill. While they did not have the same strategic chops as Joe & Bill and Frank & Margarita, they made up for it with their physical advantage on tasks. Their strong finishes late in the game allowed them to cruise into the final three, and ultimately won the Race when they got a better cab than Frank & Margarita in New York.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

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.

Rob

I'd most like to receive a letter from: Kelly
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: Stereo/music
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Writing; working out
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: Parents
Sunday paper I read most often: Los Angeles Times
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
Favorite Music: Hard Rock

Brennan

I'd most like to receive a letter from: Lisa
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: DVD/CD player
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Surfing
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: Parents
Sunday paper I read most often: Los Angeles Times
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
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
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
Legend:
     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

Post-Race

  • 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]

Trivia

  • 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.
  • CBS.com 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.
    • First team of friends to win.

External links

Interviews

Post-Race

  • 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"

Post-Show

  • 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"

Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 1 Teams
 Dave & Margaretta
Married 40 Years
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 Frank & Margarita
Separated Couple
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 Joe & Bill
Life Partners
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 Kevin & Drew
Fraternity Brothers
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 Kim & Leslie
Roommates
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S1 LennyKaren.jpg
 Matt & Ana
Married
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 Nancy & Emily
Mother/Daughter
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 Pat & Brenda
Working Moms
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 Paul & Amie
Engaged
S1 PaulAmie.jpg
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
S1 RobBrennan.jpg
The Amazing Race Winners
United States
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
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 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
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 Flo & Zach
Friends
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S4 ReichenChip.jpg
 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
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 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
S6 FreddyKendra.jpg
S7 UchennaJoyce.jpg
 Linz Family
Siblings
S8 LinzFamily.jpg
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
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S10 TylerJames.jpg
S11 EricDanielle.jpg
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 TKRachel.jpg
 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
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 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 TammyVictor.jpg
S15 MeghanCheyne.jpg
 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
S16 DanJordan.jpg
 Nat & Kat
Doctors
S17 NatKat.jpg
 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S18 KishaJen.jpg
 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
S19 ErnieCindy.jpg
 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
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 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
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 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
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 Jason & Amy
Dating
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 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
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 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya.jpg
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler.jpg
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey.jpg
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt.jpg
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott.jpg
S30 CodyJessica.jpg
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie.jpg
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames.jpg
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn.jpg
Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina.jpg
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin.jpg
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam.jpg
 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie.jpg
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan.jpg
 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan.jpg
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod.jpg
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane.jpg
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
CAS1 TimTim.jpg
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete.jpg
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse.png
CAS4 StephKristen.jpg
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul.jpg
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam.jpg
CAS7 AnthonyJames.jpg
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie.jpg
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin.jpg
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai.jpg
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel.jpg
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan.jpg
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja.jpg
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy.jpg
 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna.jpg
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby.jpg
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani.jpg
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz.jpg
ILS6 EvelinTohar.jpg
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay.jpg
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel.jpg
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías.jpg
LAS2 CarlosMauricio.jpg
LAS4 DanielCésar.png
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos.jpg
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls.jpg
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal.png
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ.jpg
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe.jpg
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana.jpg
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss.jpg
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh.jpg
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt.jpg
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