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Andy & Tommy
AndyTommy
Team Profile
Members Andy Finch
Tommy Czeschin
Age 30 (Andy)
32 (Tommy)
Hometown Truckee, CA (Andy)
Crowley Lake, CA (Tommy)
Relation Friends
Occupation Pro snowboarders

The Amazing Race 19

Legs Competed 11
Legs Won 6
Placement 4th
Average Position 2.64
Roadblock Count Andy: 6
Tommy: 6
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Taiwan Flag of Indonesia 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Malawi
Flag of Denmark Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Panama
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Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin are a team of Pro Snowboarders on the 19th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Andy

  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Truckee, Calif. 
  • Connection to your teammate: Friend 
  • Current occupation: Professional snowboarder/former Olympic snowboarder 
  • Describe what you do: I compete around the world in snowboard competitions.     
  • How will these skills help you win The Race? I travel a lot and get around well on my own. I've also learned patience and street smarts. 
  • Three words to describe you: Fun, active and wild. 
  • Favorite hobbies: Surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding. 
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Opposite of Johnny Cash. 
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My snowboarding career and marrying my wife.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Nothing I can think of. 
  • What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing and seeing new things. 
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Probably holding something in if it is bothering me. 
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Trying to reach him on his phone. He lives in the middle of nowhere. 
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Greenland - looks amazing flying over it. It's the top of the world. 
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I want to win some pretty cool prizes that I can share with my wife. I'm pretty set on taking everyone down! 

Tommy

  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Crowley Lake, Calif. 
  • Connection to your teammate: Friend 
  • Current occupation: Professional snowboarder/former Olympic snowboarder 
  • Describe what you do: Right now I do this, that and the other… I snowboard, wake surf, and I'm an owner of multiple business - a laundromat, firewood business and a snowboard company, Humanity Snowboards. Also, I'm going to start coaching for US Snowboarding, the best of the best, USA, baby!   
  • How will these skills help you win The Race? I have a lot of experience traveling the world with a large group of people which requires a lot of patience and mental/physical endurance. 
  • Three words to describe you: Fun, easy going and energetic. 
  • Favorite hobbies: Wake surfing, snow boarding and reef keeping (saltwater tank).  
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Tommy "The Machine" Czeschin  
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Andy "The Animal" Finch 
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making the 2002 Olympic team for snowboard halfpipe. 
  • What scares you most about traveling? Airplane food.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new and different places. 
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I say "easy does it." Andy says, "No, it doesn't." 
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always going off the Richter scale and by being so crazy he's always getting injured. Also, he always wears flip flops. 
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Thailand, because I heard it's beautiful. 
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? Besides winning… the experience, traveling the world, competing, and getting to know the other teams

The Amazing Race 19

Race History

Andy & Tommy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Taiwan No Detour Andy 7 of 11
2 2 Taiwan → Indonesia Shake Your Money Maker / Be a Ticket Taker Tommy 1 of 11
3 3 Indonesia Rice Field / Grass Fed Tommy 1 of 9
4 4 Indonesia → Thailand Coral Reconstruction / Beach Preparation Andy 1 of 8
5 5 Thailand No Detour Andy 5 of 8 [1]
Tommy
6 6 Thailand → Malawi All Sewn Up / Not Grown Up Tommy 1 of 7
7 7 Malawi Dugout / Lugout Andy 1 of 7
8 8 Malawi → Denmark All Hopped Up / All Churned Out Andy 3 of 6
9 9 Denmark → Germany → Belgium Bodybuilding Posedown / Unknown Tommy 4 of 5 [2]
10 10 Belgium Water / Waffle Tommy 1 of 5
11 11 Belgium → Panama Filet / Sole Andy 4 of 4
Average 2.64
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
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
H This team was penalized with a "Hazard"



Notes:
1: Leg 5 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 9 contained a Detour, however since all teams chose the same task, it was edited to be a miscellaneous task on air. It is unknown what the other side of the Detour was.

Post-Race Life

Trivia

  • First team of Olympians
  • First team to be eliminated in Panama.
  • Highest average placing team who came in 4th, 2.64
  • Most legs won by a team who came in 4th, 6 legs.
  • Highest average placing team who didn't earn a spot in the Final Three, 2.64
  • Most legs won by a team who didn't come in to the final any time in the career, 6. (Tied with Oswald & Danny and Renata & Ana Paula)
  • Only team to win legs in Season 19 and not make the Final Three.

Interviews

  • Colin Bane at ESPN.com (09/02/2011): "Snowboarders Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin Compete on Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/05/2011): "We Trusted Our Taxi Driver Too Much"
  • CBS.com (12/06/2011): "Elimination Interview - Andy & Tommy"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/06/2011): "Exclusive - Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin talk The Amazing Race"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (12/06/2011): "Exclusive Interview with Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin"
  • Jennifer Still at Digital Spy (12/07/2011): "Life is an adventure every day"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (12/07/2011): "Popular snowboarders talk religion, racing, and All-Stars hopes"
  • Troy Rogers at The Deadbolt (12/08/2011): "The Amazing Race with Snowboarders Andy and Tommy"
  • Sports Spectrum (03/23/2013): "Running an Amazing Race"

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