Gino & Jesse
Team Profile
Members Gino Montani
Jesse Montani
Age 28 (Gino)
25 (Jesse)
Hometown Hamilton, Ontario
Relation Brothers
Occupation Works for the city of Hamilton (Gino)
Steelworker (Jesse)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 5
Placement 1st
Average Position 2.92
Roadblock Count Gino: 6
Jesse: 7
Countries raced Flag of Canada Flag of Chile Flag of Argentina 150px-Flag of India.svg

Gino Montani and Jesse Montani are a team of Brothers on the 3rd season of The Amazing Race Canada.



  • Age: 28 (March 18, 1987)
  • Occupation: Works for the city of Hamilton
  • Current City: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Hamilton
  • Strengths: Strong, smart, and determined.
  • Fears/ Phobias: Afraid of failure
  • Favorite Travel Destination: Barcelona, Spain
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Instead of text messaging 'ok' Jesse sends 'kk'. Drives me crazy!"


  • Age: 25 (November 22, 1989)
  • Occupation: Steelworker
  • Current City: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Hamilton
  • Strengths: Coordinated, athletic, and problem solver.
  • Fears/ Phobias: Snakes
  • Favorite Travel Destination: Las Vegas
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "90% of the time Gino falls asleep during a movie."

Gino and Jesse are athletic, Italian brothers who bring their resilient confidence and determination to the race. Being raised by a single mother made them close-knit siblings because they had each other to lean on. Their mother was their role model growing up and taught them to work hard and live a positive life, making them true momma boys at heart.

The Montani brothers do everything together, whether it's playing hockey, lifting weights at the gym, or spending time with friends.

They are fans of Dan Lue from Survivor:The Amazon .

Gino graduated from Brock University with a degree in Geography, which he believes will be a major asset on the race. Jesse attended McMaster University on a football scholarship, but had to give up his dream of a professional football career after a hand injury. He is currently working at a steel mill and simultaneously pursuing a career in firefighting.

Winning THE AMAZING RACE CANADA would allow the brothers to buy a cottage, a few toys like motorcycles and ATVs, and most importantly, take their family on a nice vacation.

Fun Facts:

  • Motto: "Losing is NOT an Option."
  • Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: Jet & Dave
  • What would your team walk-on song be? "Save the World" by Swedish House Mafia
  • What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?
    • Gino: Pineapple - hard/rough exterior and sweet/colourful interior.
    • Jesse: Peach - full of Flavour and liked by everyone.
  • If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
    • Gino: Brad Pitt
    • Jesse: Tom Hardy
  • What's in your backpack? Clothes, shoes, flashlight, toiletries bag, calculator, pen, paper, protein, identification. (Jesse)
  • What's your must-have item of clothing? A nicely fitted T. (Jesse)
  • What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My barber - nothing better than a fresh cut. (Jesse)
  • How did you train for the race? Went to the gym daily, re-watched 'The Amazing Race Canada' Seasons 1 and 2, maintained a clean diet, studied Canadian maps, currency, politics, etc., worked with Jesse on different memorization tactics. (Gino)
  • How did you choose your team colour? We chose Azzurri Blue (Italy's Colour). (Gino)
  • What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My smartphone. It has so many apps and gadgets that would help on the race. (Gino)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Gino & Jesse's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Jesse 1 of 12 [1]
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Gino 10 of 11
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Jesse 2 of 10
4 4 Argentina → Nova Scotia Bubbles / Suds Jesse 7 of 9
5 5 Nova Scotia → Quebec Ride It / Pull It Gino 1 of 8
6 6 Quebec → Ontario Used Fast Forward 1 of 8
7 7 Ontario → Saskatchewan Nimitook / Mikwap Jesse 2 of 7
8 8 Saskatchewan → India Tuck / Roll Gino 5 of 6
9 9 India Slam It / Spice It Gino 2 of 5
10 10 India → British Columbia Brains / Brawn Jesse 1 of 5
11 11 British Columbia → Alberta Paper / Plastic Jesse 3 of 4
12 12 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Gino 1 of 3 [2]
Average 3.00
     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
~ The team was last in the Double Battle and received a time penalty.

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 12 also featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.


Franchise Records

  • First team to use the U-turn multiple times.


  • First winning team to win a leg prior to crossing the Finish Line first.
  • First team to win the first leg and also went on to win the race.
  • First team to not be awarded the Express Pass for coming first on the first leg.
  • First all-male team to win the Fast Forward.


  • Samantha Payne on 95.3 Fresh Radio (06/24/2015): "Gino and Jesse Montani on AMAZING RACE CANADA"
  • Marci Ien on Canada AM (09/24/2015): "The race is over, and the winner is...?"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners have no regrets, plenty of travel plans"
  • Cassandra Szklarski at The Star (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners to embark on new adventures"
  • Amber Dowling at (09/24/2015): "What went right: The Amazing Race winners, Gino and Jesse"
  • Jeevan Brar at The TV Watercooler (09/24/2015): "Gino & Jesse win the third season of The Amazing Race Canada!"
  • Greg David at TV, eh?: What's Up in Canadian Television (09/25/2015): "Interview: Amazing Race Canada Winners Give Tips to Wannabe Racers"
  • Gordon L Gale & Wayne Arthurson at TARCA with Gord and Wayne (09/26/2015): "Gino and Jesse, Amazing Race Canada Season 3 Winners"
  • Kelly Townsend at The TV Junkies (09/29/2015): "The Amazing Race Canada Winners Share Their Best and Worst Moments"

Social Media Profiles


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