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Tyler Denk and James Theodore 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 occasionally fell 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. While racing Rob and Kimberly in New York City, their taxi driver had an E-ZPass, while Rob and Kimberly's 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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Retrieved from CBS.com

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
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
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
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
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Notes:
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.

Post-Race[]

  • 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]

Trivia[]

Interviews[]

  • 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 IGN.com (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)

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

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Best Friends
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 David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
S10 DavidMary
 Duke & Lauren
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Beauty Queens
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Brothers
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 Peter & Sarah
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Models
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(flagship)
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 Linz Family
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S25 AmyMaya
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott
S30 CodyJessica
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Greg & John
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S35 GregJohn
 Ricky & Cesar
Boyfriends
S36 RickyCesar
Asia
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ASS5 ParulMaggie
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan
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AUS4 TimRod
 Heath & Toni
Memory Makers
AUS6 HeathToni
 Alli & Angie
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AUS7 AlliAngie
 Darren & Tristan
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AUS7 DarrenTristan
 Emma & Hayley
Sisters
AUS7 EmmaHayley
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane
Canada
 Tim & Tim
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CAS1 TimTim
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Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse
CAS4 StephKristen
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Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam
CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
CAS8 CatherineCraig
 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
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 Shay & Guy
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ILS2 BarInna
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Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
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NOS2 OmarBilal
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Celebrity Best Friends
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 Matt & Phoebe
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 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
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Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
LeHangHHenNie
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