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Team Profile
Members David "Dave" O'Leary
Connor O'Leary
Age 58, 59 (Dave)
21, 22 (Connor)
Hometown Salt Lake City, Utah
Relation Father/son
Occupation Real estate developer (Dave)
Professional Cyclist (Connor)

The Amazing Race 22

Legs Competed 5
Legs Won 2
Placement 8th
Average Position 3.00
Roadblock Count Dave: 1
Connor: 4
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of French Polynesia Flag of New Zealand Flag of Indonesia Flag of Vietnam

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 6
Placement 1st
Average Position 2.17
Roadblock Count Dave: 5
Connor: 8
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Malaysia Flag of Sri Lanka Flag of Italy.svg
Flag of Switzerland Flag of Spain Flag of the United Kingdom
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David "Dave" O'Leary and Connor O'Leary are a Father/Son team on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race, and the winners of The Amazing Race 24.

Father and son cancer survivors, they started off strong, but Dave tore his Achilles Tendon while racing to the Pit Stop in Leg 2. Realizing that his injury made it almost impossible to win the Race, Dave became determined to win a leg, and he and Connor won the following two legs, even with Dave walking on crutches. They eventually quit the race in Hanoi in order to allow Dave to have surgery on his torn tendon.

Their unfortunate elimination had them invited back for the second All-Stars season. They never finished below 4th Place, and won six of the twelve legs of the season. The Father/Son team were also courteous and friendly, being well-liked by most of the other teams and befriending Caroline & Jennifer in particular. However, they took being U-Turned by Brendon & Rachel a bit too personally, and formed the "Accidental Alliance" with Caroline & Jennifer and Leo & Jamal to target the Newlyweds for elimination. In the finale, Dave edged out Caroline on the final Roadblock to make them the first parent/child team to win the Race.

One of the most popular teams of all time at the time on their first season, Dave's continuous whining about being U-Turned by Brendon & Rachel has led to a massive decline in popularity among fans. However, like Brendon & Rachel, they are a very polarizing team and still have many fans.

Profile

The Amazing Race 22

Dave

  • Age: 58 (Season 22)
  • Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT (Holladay)
  • Connection to your teammate: Father (both David and his son are cancer survivors)
  • Current occupation: Investment Properties
  • Religion: Latter-day Saint (Mormon)
  • Describe what you do: I purchase and operate investment properties around the United States. As the father of a large family, I work hard, play hard and view my job as a means to an end and not the end itself.
  • Three words to describe you: Active, enthusiastic and strong-willed.
  • Favorite hobbies: Cycling, fly fishing and snow skiing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the father of five great kids and the grandfather of six even greater grandkids!
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? People have told me I look like Steve Martin but personally I don't remind myself of anyone.
  • What scares you most about traveling? The inability to communicate in different languages.
  • What excites you most about traveling? New cultures, places and things to see!
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both stubborn and think we're right most of the time (I'm right all the time)!
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Connor is messy and doesn't put things away.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Thailand. I would like to experience culture truly foreign to me. I would love to experience the diversity of terrain, food, language, culture and activities.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain an unforgettable experience with my son and to celebrate the health that we both now enjoy! Also, my son has wanted to do this for years and he wants to earn the money I am so grateful that I have this opportunity.

Connor

  • Age: 21 (Season 22)
  • Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Connection to your teammate: Son (both Connor and his father are cancer survivors)
  • Current occupation: Professional Cyclist
  • Describe what you do: I race bikes professionally for a Pro-Continental team Bontrager/LIVESTRONG. I also race for the Under 23 USA National Team.
  • Three words to describe you: Funny, life-loving and determined.
  • Favorite hobbies: Cycling
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Rob Dyrdek
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Steve Martin
  • What scares you most about traveling? The fear of losing a loved one while gone.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and breathing in the air of adventure.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both hard headed, we both think we are right much of the time, so working on humbling ourselves and working more as one.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: This sounds ridiculous, but how he chews his food! He chews his food so loud and for so long. I can't even believe I'm putting that down, but it pisses me off so bad. I can't even explain it. It seems to just be him that does it.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? India or China. The culture and the diversity intrigue me.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? An incredible experience with my father, and to show that anything is possible. Two cancer survivors can come back from incredible odds and do hard things.

The Amazing Race 24

Dave

  • Name: David O'Leary
  • Age: 59
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Previous Seasons: Season 22
  • Current occupation: Real estate investor
  • Describe what you do: Own and operate apartment buildings
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: By not reading a clue completely, we had to go back to retrieve our dive gear bag, which *made us lose precious time. While running to the mat, I ruptured my Achilles tendon and tore my calf muscle.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: Winning the fourth leg in Bali while on crutches.
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Bali Why do you want to run the Race again? Really wanted to see how far we could go without an injury - could we get further than we did while on crutches?
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? Running with a surgically repaired Achilles and recovering calf muscle, and maybe a little more prepared in terms of having an idea what to expect. Also a year older, which at my age can be significant.
  • What are you passionate about? My family, faith, cycling, outdoors and travel.
  • People would be surprised to learn: That I have five children (Connor is the youngest and the only boy) and that I have seven grandchildren.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communication. We are both strong willed and think we are right most of the time. We will need to try and work together when we both think we need to be going somewhere else, or doing something different.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He can be kind of messy. He will not worry as much as I do about what is coming and what we need to do to be prepared.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to visit Myanmar as I understand it has not yet been Westernized with American and international businesses such as McDonalds, etc.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Hope to prove to myself that I could make it further than we did in the prior season and that we can compete against some of the most experienced teams ever on the Race.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: My objective is to never be last on any leg and be first on the last leg. We need to slow down and think about what we are going to do before we rush off without understanding exactly what we need to do. NOT RUPTURE ANYTHING.

Connor

  • Name: Connor O'Leary
  • Age: 22
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Previous Seasons: Season 22
  • Current occupation: Student and professional cyclist
  • Describe what you do: I race bicycles, and I am a senior at the University of Utah.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: We made a lot of mistakes the first time around, but the one that stands out is definitely when we forgot our dive bags on the second leg. It forced us to waste a lot of energy, and may have cost us my dad's torn Achilles.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: Jumping out of a helicopter in Bora Bora on the first leg. Does it get any better, or more memorable than that?
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: My favorite place we went last season was definitely Indonesia. It was such an awesome place, and we had the opportunity to be immersed in the culture. It was amazing.
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? Our Race was cut short last time. My dad had an injury that required us to withdraw, and to have this second chance is amazing. I want to show what a father and son can do.
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I personally haven't changed much since we last competed. It was only a year ago, so I am a year older, but most importantly, my dad is healthy, and hopefully we can compete this time around without any injuries.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my family, friends, the outdoors and my religion.
  • People would be surprised to learn: I love to cook. I would love to open up a little café or juice bar/salad shop.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both extremely hard-headed, and both think we are right all the time… we are both usually wrong.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: When he flosses his teeth (which is about 10x a day), and when he chews.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to go to either China or India. They are two places I have never been. They both have such rich customs, cultures and traditions, and it would be amazing to see.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To have an amazing experience with my Dad. He isn't getting any younger, and our chances to do something like the Race are getting smaller. Just having the opportunity to spend this time with my dad is worth more than a million dollars.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: We really need to focus on slowing down and reading our clues. I also want to try and keep my old man in one piece, which is the primary goal, and has proven to be tough.

The Amazing Race 22

Race History

Dave & Connor's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → French Polynesia No Detour Connor 3 of 11 [1]
Dave
2 2 French Polynesia Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk Connor 2 of 10
3 3 French Polynesia → New Zealand Rev It Up / Reel It In Connor 1 of 9ϵ [2]
4 4 New Zealand → Indonesia Sandy Bottom / Fruity Top Connor 1 of 9
5 5 Indonesia → Vietnam Did not perform Did not perform 8 of 8 [3]
Average 3.00
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




Notes:
1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Jessica & John gave Dave & Connor their second Express Pass while travelling from Bora Bora to Christchurch for Leg 3. Dave & Connor later used it to bypass the Leg 3 Detour.
3: Dave & Connor elected to withdraw from the Race at the start of Leg 5 due to an injury Dave sustained during Leg 2. They traveled to Hanoi with the other teams, but instead of running the Leg they instead were allowed to go directly to the Pit Stop to ask Phil to remove them from the Race, resulting in their elimination.

The Amazing Race: All Stars (2014)

Race History

Dave & Connor's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Connor 3 of 11
2 2 China Featherball / China Cup Dave 4 of 10
3 3 China → Malaysia River Delivery / Run Through the Jungle Dave 1 of 9
4 4 Malaysia Mix Master / Master Mix Connor 2 of 8
5 5 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Fishing Pole / Spin Control Connor 1 of 8
6 6 Sri Lanka Trunk / Sheets Dave 4 of 7
7 7 Sri Lanka → Italy Gladiator / Charioteer Dave 3 of 7
8 8 Italy Donkey Run / Donkey Build Connor 4 of 6
9 9 Italy → Switzerland No Detour Connor 1 of 5
10 10 Switzerland → Spain Spanish Steps / Running with the Ballz Connor 1 of 5
11 11 Spain → United Kingdom Shoot It / Boot It Connor 1 of 4
12 12 United Kingdom → United States No Detour Connor 1 of 3 [4]
Dave
Average 2.17
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




Notes:
4: Leg 12 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Dave was the first person to win a leg on crutches.
  • First team to receive the Express Pass and use it the same leg.
  • Highest average placing quitters, 3.00 in US Season 22.
  • Most legs won by a team who quit, 2 legs
  • One of the two teams to withdraw due to an injury, the other being Jen & Shawn from The Amazing Race Canada 2.

American

  • First team to arrive at the Pit Stop in 1st place after using the Express Pass.
  • Highest average placing male team who came in 8th, 3.
  • Came in 3rd in both of their first legs and came in 1st in both of their third legs.

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    • dear connor when i have watched the amazing race i noticed you from all the other teams both you and your father and im sure that if it wasnt ...
    • Dave and Connor , Rooting for you both to win

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