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Gary & Will
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Team Profile
Members Gary Wojnar
Will Chiola
Age 52 (Gary)
53 (Will)
Hometown Livonia, MI (Gary)
Dearborn Heights, MI (Will)
Relation Best friends
Occupation Substitute teachers

The Amazing Race 21

Legs Competed 4
Legs Won 0
Placement 8th
Average Position 8.90
Roadblock Count Gary: 3
Will: 2
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Indonesia Flag of Bangladesh
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Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola are a team of Substitute Teachers on the 21st season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Gary

  • Age: 52
  • Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
  • Connection to your teammate: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers
  • Current occupation: Substitute Teacher
  • Describe what you do: I try to instill my students with a love of learning and prepare them for a satisfying life, encouraging them to help those less fortunate than themselves, and impress upon them it is not always what a person has for themselves, but what a person gives of themselves that's important.
  • Favorite hobbies: Biking, playing guitar and working around the house.
  • 3 words to describe you: Intelligent, funny and excitable.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Riding in the Make-A-Wish 300 mile bike ride. I was 275 lbs. and out of shape but I worked very hard to do the ride and was able to meet my "wish child" at the end. It was truly amazing.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Lennon
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Napoleon, Will has his complex
  • What scares you most about traveling? Bad taxi drivers.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing how other people live.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Will needs to slow down his speech and clearly state his opinions and ideas. He tends to interrupt and lose his focus.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Will and his iPhone – I believe he thinks he invented it! Also, he is very cocky.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Russia – I would love to experience the culture. They were once our bitter enemies, and now they are our friends.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want Will to learn how to work 100% in a partnership instead of being a lone wolf.

Will

  • Age: 53
  • Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
  • Connection to your teammate: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers
  • Current occupation: Substitute Teacher
  • Describe what you do: I am currently finishing my Master's degree in secondary education and a substitute teacher in the Wayne County School District.
  • Favorite hobbies: Biking, running and swimming.
  • 3 words to describe you: Exciting, tireless and entertaining.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing a marathon in less than 4 hours and riding 300 miles for Make-A-Wish.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Stamos
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Kramer from Seinfeld
  • What scares you most about traveling? Delays at airports because I hate missing appointments.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Meeting new people, the ocean and warm weather.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Gary needs to learn to talk to me in a calmer manner because he sometimes gets overly excited and loud without him realizing it.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Gary is very emotional and can be bossy.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia because I love the ocean and want to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To experience new adventures I would not be able to if I wasn't competing in "The Amazing Race."

The Amazing Race 21

Race History

Gary & Will's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Gary 8 of 11 [1]
Will
2 2 China → Indonesia Ice-by-the-Pound / Fish-by-the-Barrel Will 9 of 10
3 3 Indonesia Lion's Head / Egg Head Gary 8 of 9 [2]
4 4 Indonesia → Bangladesh Pound the Metal / Pound the Cotton Gary 8 of 8
Average 8.90
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: Gary & Will Blind U-Turned Rob & Kelley, who had already passed the U-Turn point and were therefore unaffected by it.

Post-Race Life

Trivia

Interviews

  • Kimberly Nordyke at The Hollywood Reporter (10/22/2012): "Gary and Will Explain Their Constant Bickering, Discuss 'Shocking' Elimination"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/22/2012): "We're Responsible for Our Own Demise"
  • Sheldon Sherman at Yakkity Yaks (10/22/2012): "The Amazing Race: The Yak Chats with Will and Gary"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/22/2012): "Exclusive: Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola talk The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Lisa Hirsch at ET Online (10/22/2012): "Amazing Race Gary and Will: We Let Down Our Fans"
  • Reg Seeton at The Deadbolt (10/22/2012): "The Amazing Race Exit Chat with Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (10/23/2012): "The Amazing Race 21: Exclusive Interview with Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/23/2012): "Elimination Interview: Gary and Will"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (10/24/2012): "Why it was important for the Super-Fans to respect the locals"
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (10/26/2012): "Amazing Race's team of optimistic substitute teachers reflect on moments of deep human connection"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (03/24/2014): "Gary & Will from TAR 21 Recap Amazing Race 24 Episode 5"

Social Media Profiles


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