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William "Will" Jardell and James Wallington are a Dating team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 32.

Will & James came into the race as superfans, using their extensive knowledge of the race to effectively game the system, most notably by founding the Mine Five alliance. The alliance went on to dominate the race with their controversial answer-sharing tactics, allowing them to eliminate their competition one-by-one to make it to the final five. Despite Will & James' own struggles with driving and a rivalry with Leo & Alana, their superfan knowledge and controversial but effective tactics allowed them to make it all the way to the final three. They established a lead early on in the final leg and never looked back, going on to take the victory. At the Finish Line, Will proposed to James, who accepted.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[2]

Will Jardell

Name: Will Jardell
Age: 30
Hometown: Nederland, Texas
Current Occupation: Public health specialist and dance teacher
Describe what you do: I work at a global health institute within a university on education programs and research projects. I also work as a dance instructor in Los Angeles and direct a competitive dance team.
Three words to describe you: Go-getter, realistic, and fierce.
Favorite hobbies: Dancing, playing board games (and beating James), hiking with our dog Zoey, and watching almost every reality TV show there is, sometimes more than once.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My relationship with James is something that I'm incredibly proud of. We work so well together and even when we do argue, we are always learning from our mistakes and growing as a couple. James and I have been together for five years and I'm always overwhelmed with joy when I think back on all that we've accomplished together. No matter what life throws at us I know we will always have each other.
What scares you most about traveling? First of all, I'm 6'6" and flying on airplanes is not the most comfortable thing for my back or knees. If there is a leg of the race that requires us to sleep on a plane and I don't get enough quality sleep, I won't be in good shape! I'm also terrified of taxis. I like being in control when I'm traveling and giving up control to a taxi driver terrifies me.
What excites you most about traveling? I'm incredibly fascinated by all cultures around the world and learning about different ways of life. There are so many things I've never experienced and being able to see new places and cultures with James is something that I'm so excited for. Not many people get this opportunity and I want us to soak up every moment.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? It has always been a dream of mine to go to Ireland and see or stay in a castle. I don't know how I began associating castles with Ireland, but it's something I've wanted to do since I was a little kid!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? Since meeting James in 2014, I've always known that his biggest dream was to run The Amazing Race and to be a part of fulfilling that dream is incredibly humbling. I hope that through this process, I can show James how much I support him in achieving any goal he sets for himself because he has supported me in achieving every goal I have set for myself. He's the best partner and I hope that I can be the best partner for him throughout the entire race.

James Wallington

Name: James Wallington
Age: 31
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Current occupation: Event coordinator and social media manager
Describe what you do: I've been coordinating events and weddings in Los Angeles for the past eleven years in addition to working as a social media manager.
Three words to describe you: Passionate, ambitious, outgoing.
Favorite hobbies: I love hosting game nights with friends (especially any board game that involves strategy), traveling, party planning, musical theatre, hiking with our dog Zoey, watching competition reality shows, and going to the movies!
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Living out my dream of competing on The Amazing Race! When I was 12 years old, I remember watching episode one of the first season and saying to myself "I'm going to race one day." Fast forward 19 years and nine casting applications later (including Family Edition and various teammates), I'm gearing up for Season 32 with the love of my life. I couldn't be more proud of my persistence in accomplishing this childhood dream… and I can't wait to hear Phil say the words, "The world is waiting…"! #SUPERFAN
What scares you most about traveling? Visiting countries that are dangerous for LGBT travelers, losing my passport, or not being in control of my environment (lost taxi drivers or transportation delays).
What excites you most about traveling? The opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone, experience new cultures, and meet new people who challenge my way of thinking.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I really want to visit Cambodia because it sounds exotic and I would love to explore Angkor Wat, but I've always dreamed of visiting the continent of Africa, whether it be for a safari adventure or volunteering with a wildlife organization!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? In the words of Bill Murray "if you think someone is the one, travel the world together and if you're still in love, get married at the airport." I hope throughout the race Will and I are able to gain a deeper understanding of who we are as individuals and as a couple; resulting in a deeper love and appreciation for each other that will accelerate our relationship into the next chapter… marriage!

The Amazing Race 32

Race History

Will & James's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Trinidad and Tobago No Detour Will 4 of 11
2 2 Trinidad and Tobago → Colombia No Detour Will 6 of 10
3 3 Colombia → Brazil Shelter from Trees / Well Done Please No Roadblock 1 of 9
4 4 Brazil → Paraguay Stack Your Melons / Use Your Melon James 1 of 8
5 5 Paraguay → France No Detour James 4 of 8 [1]
Will
6 6 France → Germany Belt It Out / Belch It Out Will 4 of 7
7 7 Germany → Kazakhstan Great Khan's Spy / Knock Out Guy No Roadblock 1 of 7
8 8 Kazakhstan → India Food App / Number Trap James 3 of 6> [2]
9 This / That James 2 of 6>
10 9 India → Cambodia Fish / Farm Will 2 of 5
11 10 Cambodia → Philippines No Detour No Roadblock 2 of 4
12 11 Philippines → United States No Detour Will 1 of 3 [1]
James
Average 2.55
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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 8 was a megaleg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes.

Post-Race

James' promotional photo for The Challenge USA.

Trivia

  • Both Will and James previously appeared in other reality competition series.
    • In 2014, Will competed in the 21st season of America's Next Top Model, the second season to feature male contestants. He placed runner-up, losing to Keith Carlos. James was a producer on the show.
    • In 2013, James competed in Capture with his sister Rebecca. They finished 8th.

US Records

  • Will & James have the highest racing average of a same-sex couple, at 2.55.
  • They are the first same-sex team to get engaged on the race.
    • They are also the first team to get engaged at the Finish Line.
  • They are the first all-male team since Dave & Connor to win the race.

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby: "'The Amazing Race's' Will and James on their million dollar engagement: 'No matter what place we came in, I was gonna propose'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade: "The Amazing Race 32 Winners Will Jardell and James Wallington on Their Finish Line Engagement and Alliance Legacy"
  • Nick Caruso at TV Line (12/17/2020): "Amazing Race Winners Will and James Reflect on Their 'Once in a Lifetime' Trip, Reveal 'Perfect' Race Moment"

Social Media


References

The Amazing Race 32 Teams
 DeAngelo & Gary
Former NFL Stars
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 Eswar & Aparna
Siblings
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 Hung & Chee
Married Parents
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 Jerry & Frank
Father and Son
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 Kellie & LaVonne
Former Olympic Hurdlers
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 Leo & Alana
Dating
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 Nathan & Cody
Best Friends
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 Riley & Maddison
Pro Volleyball Players
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 Will & James
Dating
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The Amazing Race Winners
United States
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
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 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
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 Flo & Zach
Friends
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S4 ReichenChip.jpg
 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
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 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
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S7 UchennaJoyce.jpg
 Linz Family
Siblings
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 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
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 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
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 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
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 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
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 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
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 Nat & Kat
Doctors
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 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
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 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
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 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
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 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
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 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
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 Jason & Amy
Dating
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 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
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 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
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 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
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 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
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 Dana & Matt
Engaged
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 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
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S30 CodyJessica.jpg
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
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 Will & James
Dating
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 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
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Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina.jpg
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin.jpg
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
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 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
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Australia
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 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan.jpg
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
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Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane.jpg
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
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 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
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 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
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CAS4 StephKristen.jpg
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul.jpg
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
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CAS7 AnthonyJames.jpg
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie.jpg
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin.jpg
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai.jpg
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel.jpg
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan.jpg
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja.jpg
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
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 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna.jpg
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby.jpg
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani.jpg
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz.jpg
ILS6 EvelinTohar.jpg
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay.jpg
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
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Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías.jpg
LAS2 CarlosMauricio.jpg
LAS4 DanielCésar.png
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos.jpg
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
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 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal.png
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ.jpg
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe.jpg
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana.jpg
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss.jpg
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh.jpg
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt.jpg
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