Mark Schroeder, Char Schroeder, Nastassia Bianca "Stassi" Schroeder, and Hunter Schroeder are a team of Dad, Stepmom and Kids on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Despite strong finishes in the first three legs, the Schroeder Family fell apart in the fourth leg when they got lost trying to find a park which Mark admitted to only being five minutes away from his previous workplace. This, combined with their arguing throughout the leg, caused them to be eliminated in their hometown, New Orleans, in 7th place.


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Mark and Char Schroeder are from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mark's two children from a previous marriage, Stassi, 16, and Hunter, 14, round out the well-traveled team.

Mark, 40, is an architect. He enjoys painting, working out and is admittedly arrogant and confident. Mark hopes the Race will teach his family how to rely on each other.

Char, 39, works as a public relations director. Focused and friendly, Char is the family mediator and is forced to step in to resolve family conflicts from time to time.

Stassi is the queen of the family. Outgoing and adventurous, she is entering her senior year of high school.

Her younger brother, Hunter, is entering ninth grade this fall. He describes himself as preppy and hyper. Several of Hunter's teammates complain that he can be lazy at times—a trait not commonly found in the Race.

As they embark on the ultimate family vacation, the ultra-competitive Schroeders are ready for any challenges the Race throws their way.[1]

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Race History

The Schroeder Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 5 of 10
2 2 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night Mark 4 of 9
3 3 Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters Mark & Stassi 3 of 8
4 4 Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana Work / Play Hunter 7 of 7
Average 4.75
     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


  • The Schroeders stayed with the Rogers Family after the show due to Hurricane Katrina.[2]
  • Stassi appeared on the reality TV series Queen Bees in 2008.
  • Stassi is currently a cast member in the Bravo TV reality series Vanderpump Rules.
  • In 2019, Stassi released a book called Next Level Basic.[3]
  • In 2020, Stassi became engaged to Beau Clark.[4]



  • The Schroeder Family are the first stepparent/stepchildren team in the franchise.
  • The Schroeder Family are the only team to be eliminated in their hometown.
  • Highest racing average of a team who came in 7th without winning any leg, at 4.75.


  • The Schroeder Family are the only stepparent/stepchild team to compete on The Amazing Race.

External Links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/27/2005): "Race Preps One Family For Storm"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (10/25/2005): "Family's Race Was Calm Before the Storm"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (10/19/2005): "Amazing Race Castoffs"
  • Jenn Brasler at RealityNewsOnline (10/20/2005): "We Lost Everything But We are Still a Family"

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