Did you watch the first episode of season 30 of “The Amazing Race” on Wednesday (Jan. 3)? After seeing all 11 teams in action as they raced around Iceland in the first leg do you have a favorite pairing that you are rooting for to win the million dollar grand prize?
Professional skiers Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak certainly lived up to the title of the episode, “You’re a Champion, Prove It.” They sailed through the Detour across the Geitárgljùfur River and then aced the Roadblock at Mosfellsdalur, which requried them to ride off-road in a buggy and spot 11 letters on a course that had to be rearranged into the location of their next clue: Ingólfur Square in Reykjavík.
When they got there, they easily figured out the answers to the riddles (Cod liver oil and Bennevin) and were then first to the mat on the Tjörnin Lakeshore where Phil Keoghan and Miss Iceland were waiting. For their efforts, they won a trip for two to Santorini.
While finishing first in this initial leg earns a team bragging rights, it is no guarantee of victory at the end of this race around the world. Who do you think will win this 30th edition of “The Amazing Race.” Vote in our poll below and then be sure to make your predictions as to the outcome of episode two, “You’re the Best French Fry Ever,” in which the 10 teams remaining in the race head to Antwerp, Belgium.
To recap, in order of where they finished on episode one, “You’re a Champion, Prove It,” the teams were:
Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak (Team Extreme)
Cody Nickson & Jessica Graf (Team Big Brother)
Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Team Yale)
Trevor Wadleigh & Chris Marchant (Team Well Strung)
Alexander Rossi & Conor Daly (Team IndyCar)
Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus (Team Chomp)
Lucas Bocanegra & Brittany Austin(Team Ocean Rescue)
Eric Guiffreda & Daniel Guiffreda (Team Firefighters)
Cedric Ceballos & Shawn Marion (Team Slam Dunk)
April Gould & Sarah Williams (Team Goat Yoga)
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs every Wednesday on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.