Ryan Burke and Charlie Melvoin are a team of Harvard Graduates on The Amazing Race: China Rush 3.



  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: New York, USA


  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, USA

Charlie and Ryan are former Harvard University roommates, originally from Los Angeles and New York respectively. They are an extremely competitive and athletic team; Ryan a hockey and lacrosse player and Charlie a rower and all-around athlete. But they're not just physically strong; their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture is just another weapon in their arsenal. These "Harvard Boys" are the full package; they have the brains, the brawn and the desire to go all the way.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 3

Race History

Ryan & Charlie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Shanxi No Detour Ryan 5 of 11
2 2 Shanxi → Heilongjiang Log It / Slog It Charlie 5 of 10 [1]
3 3 Heilongjiang → Jilin Pot Luck / Pot Belly No Roadblock 3 of 9
4 4 Jilin → Zhejiang Showdown / Chow Down Charlie 1 of 8
5 5 Zhejiang Head Up / Head Down Charlie 2 of 8
6 6 Zhejiang → Anhui Food Stall / Performance Hall Charlie 1 of 8
7 7 Anhui → Jiangsu Screw This / Scrap That Ryan 4 of 7
8 8 Jiangsu → Taiwan Take Flight / Hang Tight Ryan 3 of 6
9 9 Taiwan → Guizhou Stack It / Catch It Ryan 4 of 5
10 10 Guizhou → Yunnan Bride / Ride Ryan 3 of 5
11 11 Yunnan Teas / Seas Charlie 1 of 4
12 12 Yunnan → Sichuan No Detour Charlie 3 of 3 [2]
Average 2.92
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Ryan & Charlie initially arrived 2nd, but incurred a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi to the detour when the clue instructed them to walk. During this time 3 other teams checked in, dropping them to 5th place.
2: Leg 12 had two Roadblocks and no Detour.


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