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Tyler Denk and James Branaman are a team of Models and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 10.

For much of the race, Tyler & James relied on their physicality, as well as their alliance with Rob & Kimberly to stay near the front of the pack. They would often fall behind, however, when separated from their allies and left to navigate for themselves. They also developed a rivalry with Dustin & Kandice, which culminated when the latter was Marked for Elimination, with Tyler & James employing a strategy of following them around the entire leg to ensure that they would not be able to overcome their penalty, eliminating their rivals. This resulted in Tyler & James making it to the final three with Rob & Kimberly where, while racing in New York, the models' taxi driver had an E-ZPass, while their allies' driver did not, allowing them to surge ahead and giving them enough of a lead to go on to win the race.


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Tyler & James are best friends who have each had their share of hard knocks. Several years ago, both men found themselves in rehab for addiction problems and were forced to get to sober. Tyler & James have since embraced their sobriety and have a new lease on life, working as models in Los Angeles, California.

Tyler is admittedly the more intense of the two and has a shorter fuse than James. Since he has traveled the world as a model, Tyler is right at home in any foreign location. He considers himself to be athletic and intelligent and enjoys surfing and golfing.

James has also trekked around the globe as a model. He claims that he can handle stressful situations better than Tyler, a skill that will surely be tested from the moment Phil says the word "go." He describes himself as artistic and reliable and enjoys painting and photography.

Although their traveling experience certainly gives these charming guys a leg up on the competition, will their fun-loving personalities and big smiles be enough to carry them across the finish line first?[1]

The Amazing Race 10

Race History

Tyler & James's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure James 1 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up Tyler 2 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl James 2 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Over / Under Tyler 3 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → India Wild Things / Wild Rice Tyler 6 of 7
6 6 India → Kuwait Manual / Automatic Tyler 6 of 7
7 7 Kuwait → Mauritius Salt / Sea Tyler 2 of 6 [1]
8 8 Mauritius → Madagascar Used Fast Forward 2 of 6
9 9 Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine Swamp This / Swamp That James 1 of 5 [2]
10 Make the Music / Find the Music James 1 of 5
11 10 Ukraine → Morocco Throw It / Grind It James 1 of 4
12 11 Morocco → Spain Lug It / Lob It James 3 of 4
13 12 Spain → France → United States Art / Fashion Tyler 1 of 3
Average 2.50
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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

1: Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock, which Tyler completed. At the Roadblock in the final leg, James stated that he had completed more Roadblocks than Tyler up to that point.
2: Leg 9 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


  • Tyler appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami that aired on November 7, 2005.[2]
  • James has worked as a part of the art department for a few films.[3]
  • James has since married, had children, and is now working as a photographer.[4]


External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/10/2006): "Tyler & James are Race Champs"
  • Jessica Shaw at EW (12/11/2006): "The Amazing Race winners tell all"
  • amNewYork (12/11/2006): "Amazing Race winners talk"
  • Eric Goldman at (12/12/2006): "Amazing Race 10 Exclusive Winners Interview: Tyler & James"
  • Jenn Brasler at Reality News Online (01/08/2007): "I Don't Think We Doubted Ourselves in Any Way" (with James)

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