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Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race 33.

After strong performances in the first half of the Race thanks to their physical prowess and alliance with Anthony & Spencer, Ryan & Dusty were pegged by their competitors as the biggest threats to win. However, their Race began to fall apart in the sixth leg when they began to make more errors after their allies did not return following the hiatus, as well as the stresses of the Race beginning to take their toll on Dusty, culminating in coming in last in a Non-Elimination Leg. Regardless, their ability to power through physical tasks, as well as Ryan's laid-back demeanor perfectly complimenting Dusty's intensity, allowed them to make it to the final three. In the final leg, they fell behind early after they had difficulty deciphering the first clue, and never managed to make up the lost time, leaving them to finish in 3rd place.

Profile[]

Retrieved from CBS.com[1] and Parade.com[2]

Ryan Ferguson[]

Name: Ryan Ferguson
Age: 37
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Dusty Harris[]

Name: Dusty Harris
Age: 38
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris, best friends from Columbia, Missouri.

Ryan, 37, and Dusty, 38, met in junior high and became fast friends. Unfortunately their relationship was put on pause when Ryan was wrongly convicted for a crime he did not commit, spending 10 years behind bars. The two are using this opportunity to make up for lost time as they race around the world.

The Amazing Race 33[]

Race History[]

Ryan & Dusty's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → United Kingdom Artist Den / Digiben No Roadblock 2 of 11
2 2 United Kingdom Bullseye, Mate / Decorate Ryan 1 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Kilt / Rebuilt Dusty 2 of 10
4 4 Switzerland Punch It / Toss It Ryan 1 of 7
5 5 Switzerland Bartender Race / Sausage Encase Dusty 1 of 6
6 6 Switzerland → France Say Cheese / Mule, Please Ryan 3 of 6
7 7 France Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Gently Down the Stream Ryan 3 of 5
8 8 France → Greece No Detour Dusty 3 of 5 [1]
Ryan
9 9 Greece Bring 'Em / Break 'Em Dusty 4 of 4
10 10 Greece → Portugal No Detour Ryan 3 of 4 [2]
Dusty
11 11 Portugal → United States No Detour No Roadblock 3 of 3
Average 2.36
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

Notes:
1: Leg 8 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 10 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race[]

Dusty Challenge USA 2

Dusty's promotional photo for The Challenge USA 2.

Trivia[]

US Records[]

External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Rob Cesternino at Rob has a Website (03/03/2022): "Amazing Race Third Place Interview"
  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby (03/03/2022): "'The Amazing Race's' Dusty: 'Elevators, rocks and cheese will haunt me forever'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade (03/04/2022): "The Amazing Race 33's Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris Recap Their Up-and-Down Journey and Hitting Rock Bottom"

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

The Amazing Race 33 Teams
 Akbar & Sheri
Married Educators
S33 AkbarSheri
 Anthony & Spencer
Childhood Friends
S33 AnthonySpencer
 Arun & Natalia
Father/Daughter
S33 ArunNatalia
 Caro & Ray
Dating
S33 CaroRay
 Connie & Sam
Married
S33 ConnieSam
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Lulu & Lala
Twins/Radio Hosts
S33 LuluLala
 Michael & Moe
Singing Police Officers
S33 MichaelMoe
 Raquel & Cayla
Flight Attendants
S33 RaquelCayla
 Ryan & Dusty
Best Friends
S33 RyanDusty
S33 TaylorIsaiah
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