Tramel Raggs and Talicia Raggs are a Brother/Sister team on The Amazing Race 3.


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I'm the working any; I worked all season. He's the Grasshopper who comes to steal the food, the information, and the research at the last minute.

Tramel and Talicia have a close relationship, but like any other siblings, they have disagreements. Originally from Gary, Indiana, Talicia, 29, now resides in Los Angeles and works as an assistant to a sports agent, while Tramel, 22, is a senior at Indiana University. Since they don't see each other everyday, they are excited to be able to spend more time together and compete for $1 million.

This competitive brother and sister Team describe themselves as "the male/female counterpart of the same person, we are so alike. We like the same things, eat the same food, share the same thoughts and make the same mistakes." They believe that with Tramel's intuition and Talicia's street smarts they will be able to win.

Since they're seven years apart in age, they have also lived very different lives. Talicia has fought and struggled through everything, while Tramel has coasted through life on his wits and charms. He scored a 1300 on his S.A.T. without any preparation, while she got 1100 and stayed up many long nights studying. Talicia feels that Tramel takes the easy way out of things and hopes that the Race will give her brother a taste of the real world.

Talicia's most valuable item in her backpack is her noise-reducing headsets, which "will drown out the nonsense of the world," while Tramel's is a picture of his family and, of course, his clothes.

Talicia's birth date is November 1 and Tramel's is December 3.[1]

How would you describe your previous travel experience?

  • Tramel: I've been all over the world. That is, if you consider Mazatlan, Mexico on spring break "all over the world."
  • Talicia: Been here, been there, have yet to have been everywhere…

What is the most stressful aspect of traveling?

  • Tramel: Knowing there is a possibility of going to jail in a foreign country for breaking a law you didn't know about is pretty stressful. Nobody wants to go to jail outside the states. Believe that.
  • Talicia: The stress.

What is the most important item in your backpack, and why?

  • Tramel: That would be a picture of my family. Either that, or my clothes. Have you ever tried to go through customs with no clothes?
  • Talicia: My noise-reducing headphones; that way I can drown out the nonsense of the world.

Why did you want to be on THE AMAZING RACE?

  • Tramel: THE AMAZING RACE?!?! They told me I was here for SURVIVOR!
  • Talicia: Fun, travel, money…what more could anyone ask?

Have you and your partner traveled together before? If so, what was it like?

  • Tramel: As fate would have it, we've never traveled together before. After this, we'll probably understand why.
  • Talicia: No, but we have lived together before, and that was disaster.

What do you fear most about competing in THE AMAZING RACE?

  • Tramel: My biggest fear is being eliminated early in the Race, before anyone learns my name.
  • Talicia: Embarrassing or disappointing my mom.

What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?

  • Tramel: My biggest strength lies in my ability to think effectively on my feet and work well under pressure. My biggest weakness is this 170-pound pack I…Oh, wait, that's my sister I'm carrying.
  • Talicia: My strengths are: me, me, and me; my weaknesses are: him, him and him.

What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

  • Tramel: Her biggest asset would have to be her keen brilliance to pick me as a partner. Her weakness would probably stem from everything unrelated to her being my sister.
  • Talicia: Please see my answer to the previous question.

What will you miss the most from home (besides your bed)?

  • Tramel: People have beds in their homes? Man, I'm really missing out.
  • Talicia: My yellow Labrador puppy dog, Elbie Welby Pooty Poo (L.B. for short).

What languages do you speak?

  • Tramel: I speak two languages fluently: English and Bad English.
  • Talicia: English, some French, Ebonics (wait, is that a language?).

What destination are you hoping to visit?

  • Tramel: I'm hoping to visit some of the white sand nude beaches of Brazil. Well, I guess I don't care about the white sand so much. Or the particular country. Or the fact that it's a beach.
  • Talicia: Space…the final frontier. Seriously, though, I'd love to see historical places like Anne Frank's attic in Amsterdam or the pyramids, or Stonehenge.

What country do you feel best prepared for?

  • Tramel: Well, I've actually done a lot to prepare for the USA. Hopefully, we'll end up going there at some point.
  • Talicia: The United States of America.[2]

The Amazing Race 3

Race History

Tramel & Talicia's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Wings / Wheels No Roadblock 10 of 12
2 2 Mexico Man Power / Horse Power Tramel 11 of 11
Average 10.50
     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



  • Tramel & Talicia are the first African-American Brother/Sister team.
  • First brother/sister team to be eliminated.

External links


  • Alison Skertic at Northwest Indiana Times (09/21/2002): "Amazing siblings vie for $1 million: Gary brother and sister go on adventure in reality TV series"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (10/10/2002): "Team T&T Out of The Race"
  • FansOfRealityTV (10/10/2002): "Our Interview with Tramel and Talicia"
  • (2002): "After the Race"

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