Eric & Jeremy
Team Profile
Members Eric Sanchez
Jeremy Ryan
Hometown Deerfield Beach, Florida (Eric)
Pompano Beach, Florida (Jeremy)
Relation Friends
Occupation Waiter (Eric)
Valet (Jeremy)

The Amazing Race 9

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 5
Placement 2nd
Average Position 1.75
Roadblock Count Eric: 6
Jeremy: 5
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Italy.svg
Flag of Greece Flag of Oman Flag of Australia 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Japan

Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan are a team of Friends on The Amazing Race 9.


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Jeremy & Eric, best friends from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, met while running college track at Johnson County Community College. Both are admittedly cocky, very competitive and strong athletes. They are avid volleyball players who frequently compete in local tournaments.

Sarcastic and patient, Jeremy is well-traveled and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. He works as a valet and is hoping the Race will help him to make something of his life.

Eric, who works as a waiter and a bartender, has little experience traveling outside of the United States. A two-time NJCAA Track and Field All American in the pole vault, Eric describes himself as being athletic and outgoing. His biggest pet peeve about his teammate is that Jeremy won't take criticism.

The former collegiate athletes hope their physical abilities will help carry them past the competition to the $1 million prize.

The Amazing Race 9

Race History

Eric & Jeremy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Jeremy 2 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Eric 1 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Jeremy 1 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Eric 2 of 8
6 5 Italy Big Fish / Little Fish Jeremy 1 of 7
7 6 Italy → Greece Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
8 7 Greece → Oman Camel / Watchtower Eric 4 of 5
9 8 Oman → Australia Sand / Sea Jeremy 1 of 5
10 9 Australia Dry / Wet Eric 2 of 4
11 10 Australia → Thailand Move It / Altar It Eric 2 of 4
12 11 Thailand → Japan Maiden / Messenger Jeremy 2 of 3
12 Japan → United States Drill It / Deliver It Eric 2 of 3
Average 1.75
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Post-Race Life


Franchise Records

  • First team to score a average above 2.00, 1.75.
  • First all-male team to finish the race in 2nd place.
  • First team that finished in the top 4 in every leg.
  • Youngest averaged-aged team, being 26.5 yrs old while racing, to have a higher average placing than 2.0.


  • Highest average placing team at 1.75.


  • Highest average placing team of season 9, at 1.75.
  • Most legs won in season 9, with 5 legs.

External Links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (05/18/2006): "Team Hippie Takes Amazing Race 9"
  • Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (05/19/2006): "It's In Our Nature to Flirt"

Social Media Profiles


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