Ryan Phillips and Chuck Horton are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race 7.

With majority of the pack closely bunched together at the back due to a delayed flight, Ryan & Chuck found themselves on the last truck after the Detour with Megan & Heidi and Ron & Kelly. In a tight race between the three teams to the Pit Stop, Ryan & Chuck lost a footrace to Ron & Kelly, eliminating them in 11th place.


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Ryan & Chuck are lifelong friends from Landrum, South Carolina and Inman, South Carolina, respectively. Ryan is a general contractor, and Chuck works in boiler tube replacement sales. Their motivation for participating in this Race is to travel the world together.

Ryan is married with one son. He works as a general contractor and is very religious. Ryan enjoys riding motorcycles with his best friend Chuck and herding sheep with his dog Blue. An avid motorcyclist, Ryan once built his own motorcycle, then rode from South Carolina to Texas and back.

Chuck is still single, much to Ryan's dismay. He is also very religious and spends much of his time working with the youth at his church. Chuck is well traveled and speaks fluent Portuguese. His favorite hobbies include riding his motorcycle with Ryan and playing bass guitar.

Although their southern drawls sometimes fool people, make no mistake: Ryan & Chuck are very smart and are ready to play the game.[1]

The Amazing Race 7

Race History

Ryan & Chuck's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Peru Rope a Llama / Rope a Basket No Roadblock 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 Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield



  • Ryan & Chuck are the first team to be eliminated in Peru.
  • They were featured in a slideshow celebrating 'National Best Friends Day' in 2015.[2]

External links


  • Jose France at GoUpstate (02/10/2005): "Local duo part of next Amazing Race"
  • Cynthia Wang at People (03/03/2005): "The Amazing Race's Ryan & Chuck"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (03/07/2005): "Race's Lonely Single Seeks Wife"


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