The Amazing Race’ Season 22: Meet the Teams

Season 22 Teams

Season 22 Teams

Eleven teams will compete for the $1 million prize on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race, which premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 17. They will travel more than 30,000 miles, visiting five continents and nine countries. Among their tasks will be skydiving from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participating in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunting for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scaling the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. This season of the competition also will feature a new twist wherein the first team to check in at the first pit-stop will earn two “Express Passes” — one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another

Bates and Anthony Battaglia
Bates and Anthony Battaglia
The pro hockey player brothers, who live together in the off season, say they get along extremely well. Says Bates: “We’re so close it’s like we finish each other’s –” “– sandwiches,” quips Anthony. The duo think they will have targets on their back right off the bat “because we’re two of the bigger [competitors] on the show, so I think they may have an eye on us to begin with,” Bates says. The duo also say their strategy is to play nice, at least in the beginning. “We don’t want to make anybody mad — not too early anyways — and keep an alliance here and there,” Anthony says, adding that their own worst enemy could be themselves if they start “thinking the other teams aren’t as good us and taking that for granted.” Bates also points out

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