Not only has CBS released the names of the people among the eleven teams set to race around the world for The Amazing Race’s 19th season, but they’ve also thrown a new twist into the competition, called the “Hazard.” Unfortunately, they were vague on details as to what the penalty actually does.

The network did say that we’ll be seeing a demonstration of the “Hazard” penalty early on, stating, it “will impact one Team's future on the Race right from the starting line.” Interesting. I haven’t seen every season of TAR, not only because Sunday nights are packed, but also because CBS’ Sunday night primetime line-up has proven to be unreliable due to sports broadcasts bumping everything off schedule (occasionally leaving my DVR full of partial news broadcasts and half-episodes of 60 Minutes. I do recall a season when a team was eliminated not long after the race began, so who knows what this “Hazard” thing can do?

Moving on to the teams, TAR’s 19th season includes the youngest person ever to sail around the globe, a pair of Olympians, and a former NFL Tight End. Below is the info released on them.


Ernie Halvorsen
Age: 29
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Project manager

Cindy Chiang Age: 30
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Brand manager
Connection to Teammate: Engaged


Justin Young
Age: 31
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Doctor

Jennifer Young
Age: 26
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Special education teacher
Connection to Teammate: Siblings


Liz Canavan
Age: 24
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
Current occupation: Marketing Assistant

Marie Canavan
Age: 24
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
Current occupation: Soul searching
Connection to Teammate: Twins


Ron Zeitz
Age: 44
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Flight attendant

Bill Smith
Age: 49
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Flight attendant
Connection to Teammate: Domestic Partners


Ethan Zohn
Age: 37
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current occupation: Change maker

Jenna Morasca
Age: 30
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current occupation: TV host/student
Connection to Teammate: Dating


Bill Alden
Age: 63
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: Farmer/rancher

Cathi Alden
Age: 62
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: College instructor/retired High School principal
Connection to Teammate: Married for 40 Years/Grandparents


Andy Finch
Age: 30
Hometown: Truckee, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

Tommy Czeschin
Age: 32
Hometown: Crowley Lake, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional snowboarder
Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Olympic Snowboarders


Amani Pollard
Age: 36
Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Business owner

Marcus Pollard
Age: 39
Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Retired NFL player/football coach
Connection to Teammate: Married


Kaylani Paliotta
Age: 33
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

Lisa Tilley
Age: 32
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current occupation: Cocktail waitress
Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Vegas Showgirls


Laurence Sunderland
Age: 48
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Yacht manager

Zac Sunderland
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Record setting boat captain
(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)
Connection to Teammate: Father/Son Adventurers


Jeremy Cline
Age: 35
Hometown: Alamo, Calif.
Current occupation: Commercial real estate broker

Sandy Draghi
Age: 33
Hometown: Dublin, Calif.
Current occupation: Nurse practitioner
Connection to Teammate: Dating

The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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