All The Bachelorette Season 19 Eliminations For Gabby Windey And Rachel Recchia, Updated Weekly

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Bachelorette Season 19 eliminations. Read at your own risk!

The Bachelorette has broken the franchise's time-honored mold for Season 19, taking viewers on two women’s journeys to find a husband. Following a particularly hellish season of The Bachelor, Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are in full control of their dual season, which will hopefully end in not one, but two men getting down on one knee to propose to the bachelorettes. But the ladies have to make quite a few eliminations before they can reach their final two.

With two leads for Season 19 comes a record number of contestants, as 32 men entered Bachelor Mansion on Night 1. In this list we’ll track how all the drama goes down, giving a week-by-week breakdown of all the men who have been cut from The Bachelorette Season 19. Whether they fail to receive a rose at the rose ceremony, find themselves on the wrong side of a 2-on-1 date, or get sent home for any other reason, you’ll be able to find all that information here with weekly updates updated weekly. Let’s take a look at who’s been cast off so far as Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia search for love!

Joey and Justin Young eliminated from The Bachelorette.

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Night 1 Elimination: Joey and Justin Young 

The Bachelor has featured twin contestants in the past, but this was the first time double trouble came to The Bachelorette. It was also the first time the franchise’s decision to double things up might have made sense, with there being two bachelorettes and all. But any hopes for double dates between Joey and Justin Young and Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia were dashed immediately. Both women found it hard to get to know the 24-year-olds in a 2-on-2 setting, and we unfortunately didn’t get a chance to see what they would bring to a relationship as individuals. This resulted in their being sent home, despite the cancellation of the first rose ceremony.

Roby Sobieski on The Bachelorette

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Night 1 Elimination: Roby Sobieski

When the casting department brings a magician on to The Bachelorette, fans know they’re in for some illusions, for better or worse. After showing off a couple of different tricks, Roby Sobieski clarified he didn’t want to take attention away from the women, and he started asking them questions about themselves. He seemed sweet but admitted to being really nervous, which might have contributed to him not being able to form a connection with either Gabby Windey or Rachel Recchia, dooming him to the dreaded Night 1 elimination.

The season premiere of The Bachelorette usually sees a much larger group of guys getting sent home. By comparison, the previous two bachelorettes, Katie Thurston and Michelle Young, each sent home seven men on Night 1, and from a slightly smaller pool of contestants. Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, in an unprecedented move, chose to cancel their rose ceremony on the first night, after they were unable to spend ample time with many of the men. However, they both did get to speak to these three guys, and after not feeling a spark with any of them, the leads quietly walked them out. 

Jordan Vandergriff on The Bachelorette.

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Week 2 Elimination: Jordan Vandergriff 

With 29 men remaining in the house, Rachel Recchia had no time to waste on people she wasn’t feeling a connection with. After bonding with drag racer Jordan Vandergriff on the first night, Recchia chose him as her first one-on-one date. All seemed to be going well on their zero-gravity ride, but during dinner, the bachelorette said she felt something was missing. After a tearful conversation with producers, she told Vandergriff she could not give him the date rose, and he was sent home.

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Week 2 Elimination: Chris Austin 

Meet Season 19’s first villain, though his reign was short-lived. Chris Austin brought up Fantasy Suites in conversation with his housemates, apparently before he’d even spoken to either of the women one-on-one. He expressed that in overnight dates, it was a deal-breaker for him if they chose to be intimate with other men. (Wow, Clayton Echard flashbacks much?) Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia were informed of this, and after a conversation between Austin and the leads, they asked him to leave. He actually had to be asked to leave twice, because after they walked him out the first time, he circled back to try to confront the men who had snitched.

The Bachelorette's first rose ceremony featuring 27 men.

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Week 2 Rose Ceremony: The Bloodbath

After so few eliminations in the season premiere, the first official rose ceremony was actually kind of brutal, as we said goodbye to six contestants. Among them were John Anderson, who was the guy who mixed up the bachelorettes' names during his limo exit on Week 1, and Ryan Mula, who was super bummed to not be able to pursue Rachel Recchia. Here are the six men who were eliminated after the July 18 rose ceremony:

  • Brandan Hall
  • Colin Farril
  • John Anderson
  • Justin Budfuloski
  • Matthew Labagh
  • Ryan Mula

Alec Garza, Termayne Harper and Meatball Clarke on The Bachelorette.

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Week 3 Rose Ceremony: Three Reject Rachel Recchia’s Roses

After a tough week that saw Gabby Windey in particular struggling with some contestants’ indecision over which of the two leads to pursue, she and Rachel Recchia decided to split the group between them. For the men, accepting a rose from one of the women at the rose ceremony meant they could no longer pursue the other bachelorette. Three men declined Recchia’s roses, and when Windey did not save them, they were eliminated. Those players were:

  • Alec Garza: We didn’t see much of Garza in the first few episodes, but his limo exit will go down in history — he was the contestant who brought a children’s choir along to sing “Clayton Sucks.”
  • Termayne Harper: He expressed confusion during the episode about which woman to pursue, and he apparently didn’t make enough of an impression on Gabby Windey for her to save him after he turned down Rachel Recchia.
  • James "Meatball" Clarke: If fans were surprised that Meatball decided at the last minute to go hard for Team Gabby, they were likely more surprised when, after being eliminated, he returned, telling Rachel Recchia he’d changed his mind and wanted to accept her rose. To be continued, but for now, he is gone. Update: Meatball returned in Week 4.

Jake Rapini on The Bachelorette.

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Week 3 Elimination: Jacob Rapini

Jake Rapini did not even have the luxury of rejecting a rose. He upset Gabby Windey during the group date by telling her that even if she were the only bachelorette on Season 19, he would still not want to move forward with her. That sentiment was possibly what did him in with Rachel Recchia as well, and he ended up being the only guy who did not get offered a rose from either woman this week.

Hayden Markowitz on The Bachelorette

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Week 4 Elimination: Hayden Markowitz

Rachel Recchia decided to give Hayden Markowitz a second chance, after he offended Gabby Windey in the last episode by calling her “rough around the edges.” But after James “Meatball” Clarke informed Recchia that Markowitz had called the bachelorettes “bitches” in conversation with other guys in the house, and he’d apparently made comparisons between his ex-girlfriend and Recchia in regards to their chests, the leading lady had had enough. Recchia walked Markowitz off the cruise ship, and he said he was happy to be going home to his sick dog.

Jordan Helman, Kirk Bryant and Quincey Williams on The Bachelorette.

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Week 4 Rose Ceremony: Three More Sent Home

After splitting the guys between themselves last week, each bachelorette had to send two of their suitors home in Episode 4, leaving them with seven contestants apiece. Having already eliminated Hayden Markowitz, Rachel Recchia’s only rose ceremony sendoff was Jordan Helman.

Gabby Windey, meanwhile, eliminated the college football coach from Texas, Kirk Bryant, and Miami life coach Quincey Williams

James Clarke ("Meatball"), Michael Vaughan and Mario Vassall on The Bachelorette.

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Week 5 Rose Ceremony: Meatball Falls Again

Although James Clarke (aka Meatball) was technically eliminated in Week 3 after rejecting Rachel Recchia’s rose, she allowed him to come back in Week 4. He was instrumental in getting Hayden Markowitz sent home that week, and Clarke’s actions in the name of the "right reasons" earned him a rose. That goodwill unfortunately didn’t continue into their Belgium adventures, though, as Clarke failed to procure a rose from Recchia. Her team was reduced to five men, as along with saying goodbye to Meatball, Logan Palmer switched over to Gabby Windey’s side.

On Gabby Windey’s side, since she accepted Logan Palmer into her group, she was forced to eliminate two men during the rose ceremony. Michael Vaughan did not receive a rose, and Week 5 also marked the end of the road for Windey’s First Impression Rose-winner, Mario Vassall. After five weeks, she is left with six men, as the group cruises into Amsterdam next week. 

Nate Mitchell on The Bachelorette.

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Week 6 Elimination: Nate Mitchell

Nate Mitchell had been a frontrunner from the beginning. He got Gabby Windey’s first one-on-one of the season, and earned a second solo date with Windey this week. That’s usually a really good sign this late in the season, but Mitchell quickly realized this date was actually a breakup. Two stories have been popping up throughout the season — Mitchell’s daughter and Windey’s estranged relationship with her mother — and in the end, the bachelorette said she just wasn't ready to be a mom. Many tears were shed during this goodbye, and likely not just by the couple on the screen.

Logan Palmer on The Bachelorette

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Week 6 Elimination: Logan Palmer

Logan Palmer certainly made an impact on both of the women this season, and I did not see his journey ending like this. The videographer from Phoenix initially joined Rachel Recchia’s group earlier this season, but he switched to Gabby Windey’s team in Week 5. With all that potential for drama, who’d have thought it would be COVID that took him out of the game? (Also, could there have been a worse person to get sick than the one guy who’s been fraternizing with both teams?) Jesse Palmer delivered the news to Windey, and the bachelorette confirmed that Logan is out for the rest of the journey.

Ethan Kang and Spencer Swies from The Bachelorette Season 19.

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Week 6 Rose Ceremony: Ethan Kang And Spencer Swies

Ethan Kang and Spencer Swies have been kind of in the middle of the pack of Team Rachel and Team Gabby, respectively. They always seemed to have a great time with their chosen bachelorettes, which is obviously how they got this far, but the connections didn’t progress enough to get them to Hometowns. 

Tyler Norris on The Bachelorette.

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Hometown Elimination: Tyler Norris

Rachel Recchia started this date acknowledging that her relationship with Tyler Norris hadn’t grown as quickly as some of her others, and after the two spent the day riding rides and playing games on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, she knew she couldn’t let him take her home. Norris was so excited to introduce Recchia to his family that he didn't realize Recchia was trying to break up with him. He even said he was in love with her before she was able to end things. Norris showing up at home without Recchia was the most awkward and heartbreaking scene.  

Johnny DePhillipo

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Fantasy Suite Elimination: Johnny DePhillipo 

Johnny DePhillipo had expressed to his parents during Hometown dates that he wasn’t sure he was ready to get down on one knee, and that became an issue again during Fantasy Suite week. When Gabby Windey made it clear that she was ready to be engaged, he was honest about his apprehension. They peaceably agreed the timing wasn’t right, saying they were at two different places in their lives, and DePhillipo left before the night portion of the date.  

Jason Alabaster on The Bachelorette.

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Fantasy Suite Elimination: Jason Alabaster 

Similarly to Johnny DePhillipo, Jason Alabaster — one of Gabby Windey’s two remaining men — started expressing doubts during Hometowns about being ready for marriage. He came clean to the bachelorette during the dinner portion of their Fantasy Suite date, and they appeared to work things out, at least enough to proceed with their overnight time. However, when we caught back up with Windey the next morning, she revealed that their private conversation had not gone well, and she had left in the middle of the night. She visited Alabaster to officially break up with him on camera, leaving her with just one suitor — Erich Schwer. 

Zach Shallcross on The Bachelorette.

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Finale Part 1 Elimination: Zach Shallcross

The Season 19 finale picked up with Zach Shallcross confronting Rachel Recchia about her not being her real self during their Fantasy Suite date. She said she could see how he was picking up on a different vibe, because she was trying to gain clarity on her three remaining men. Shallcross told Recchia he had really loved her, but he had to leave. 

Aven Jones on The Bachelorette.

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Finale Part 1 Elimination: Aven Jones 

Everything seemed to be going so well between Rachel Recchia and Aven Jones. However, when her friends asked him if he was ready to be engaged, Jones couldn't say he was 100% ready to put a ring on it. When Recchia found out about the conversation, the two got into an argument about whether or not they were on the same page. They took a break to revisit the conversation later, but the relationship couldn’t come back from that. Despite Jones’ repeated apologies and explanations, Recchia said he couldn’t give her what she needed right now, and she walked him out.  

Tino Franco on The Bachelorette.

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Finale Part 2: Tino Franco Proposed To Rachel Recchia, But She Ended Up With Someone Else 

Tino Franco was Rachel Recchia’s last man standing after Part 1 of the season finale, and he did propose in Part 2. Things were apparently good between the couple for a while, however, they experienced a rough patch when the show started airing, during which Franco cheated. Cameras documented a big argument between the two at her house, and they were still going back and forth live in the studio for “After the Final Rose,” as the relationship was deemed officially over. Then, a shocking twist! Jones emerged from backstage and asked Recchia if she wanted to get out of there. She gladly accepted. 

Erich Schwer on The Bachelorette.

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Finale Part 2: Erich Schwer Proposed To Gabby Windey 

Part 1 of the season finale ended with Erich Schwer not sure if he wanted to propose before he had the chance to date Gabby Windey in the real world. That was not an issue for Part 2. There was no drama leading up to the engagement, and while the bachelorette admitted it hadn’t been easy since filming ended, the couple were still happily together. 

Season 19 is in the books! Gabby Windey seems to have found love, and Rachel Recchia may have a chance yet, thanks to that finale twist! Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 premieres next Tuesday, September 27, on ABC, and be sure to check out our 2022 TV Schedule to see what new and returning shows are premiering soon.

Heidi Venable
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Heidi Venable is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend, a mom of two and a hard-core '90s kid. She started freelancing for CinemaBlend in 2020 and officially came on board in 2021. Her job entails writing news stories and TV reactions from some of her favorite prime-time shows like Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Journalism and worked in the newspaper industry for almost two decades in multiple roles including Sports Editor, Page Designer and Online Editor. Unprovoked, will quote Friends in any situation. Thrives on New Orleans Saints football, The West Wing and taco trucks.