|BJ & Tyler|
|Teammates|| Brian Jeffrey "BJ" Averell|
Brian Jeffrey "BJ" Averell and Tyler MacNiven are a team of Best Friends on the 9th season of The Amazing Race.
- Age: 26
- Hometown: Los Angeles, California
- Age: 25
- Hometown: San Francisco, California
BJ & Tyler are bohemian best buds who first met four years ago during the Semester at Sea program, where they shared the experience of sailing around the world. One of their most memorable moments was starting a dance party in the streets of downtown Guilin, China, which turned into a mass gathering of hundreds of Chinese men. They have been friends ever since, whether bouncing on trampolines at Burning Man or spontaneously swimming in the San Francisco Bay.
BJ is a graduate of Harvard University, while Tyler graduated from UC Santa Cruz after completing two semesters abroad—one in Hungary, the other in South Africa. Both have traveled the world extensively and speak several languages including Spanish and Japanese.
Both BJ and Tyler share a love of adventure, travel, and good times. After graduating from college, BJ moved to California to pursue surfing, karate and frisbee. Meanwhile, Tyler fell in love with a Japanese girl and decided to impress her by walking the 2000-mile length of Japan.
Their primary motivation for taking part in THE AMAZING RACE is to share in the adventure of racing around the world, meeting new people and, of course, winning $1 million.
- Leg 1: 2nd
- Leg 2: 1st
- Leg 3: (4th) 2nd
- Leg 4: 1st
- Leg 5: 2nd
- Leg 6: 5th (15-minute penalty)
- Leg 7: 5th (Non-elimination)
- Leg 8: 3rd
- Leg 9: 4th (Yielded Joseph & Monica; Non-elimination)
- : Yielded Joseph & Monica
- : BJ
- Got into a three-way footrace against Eric & Jeremy and Joseph & Monica.
- BJ took a rocky path thinking it was a shortcut, which proved to be a mistake.
- : BJ's error caused them to arrive last closely behind Joseph & Monica. But they were not eliminated because it was a non-elimination leg.
- Leg 10: 1st (Fast Forward)
- Leg 11: 1st
- Leg 12: 1st
- They passed Eric & Jeremy at the final Roadblock to cross the finish line and win The Amazing Race.
- First male team to win three legs in a row.
- Youngest team to win 5 legs in a career, 25.5
- Highest finish by a male team, 1st Place (tied with Rob & Brennan, Chris & Alex, Reichen & Chip, Tyler & James, Dan & Jordan, Josh & Brent, Bates & Anthony, Dave & Connor, Adrian & Collin, Vince & Sam, Richard & Richard, Carlos & Mauricio, Nicolás & Cristóbal, Daniel & César, Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng, Shay & Guy, Tyler & Nathan, Shane & Andrew, Morten & Truls, Omar & Bilal, and Baggio & Thành Phúc).
- Highest finish by a team with an age average of over 20, 1st place (tied with Rob & Brennan, Chris & Alex, Flo & Zach, Freddy & Kendra, Linz Family, Tyler & James, Eric & Danielle, TK & Rachel, Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne, Dan & Jordan, Kisha & Jen, Ernie & Cindy, Zabrina & Joe Jer, Nicolás & Cristóbal, Daniel & César, Charlie & Rachel, Lily & Jan, Bar & Inna, Omar & Bilal, Tyler & Nathan, and Baggio & Thành Phúc).
- First team to yield other team and come in last in the same leg .( Followed by Dustin & Kandice )
- First winning team to win the Fast Forward and use the yield.
- Highest average placing male team who won the race, 2.33
- Highest average placing team of friends who won the race, 2.33
- Most legs won by a male team who won the race, 5 legs (tied with Rob & Brennan and Bates & Anthony)
- Youngest male team, 25.5
- Youngest team in the Final Three, 25.5
- Most legs won, 5 legs (tied by Eric & Jeremy).
- Website: http://www.tylermacniven.com/
- BJ & Tyler - Amazing Race Wetpaint
- B.J. Averell - Wikipedia
- Tyler MacNiven - Wikipedia
- Facebook /bj.averell
- Facebook /tyler.macniven
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