Godlewski Family
Team Profile
Members Michelle Godlewski
Sharon Godlewski
Christine Godlewski
Tricia Godlewski
Hometown Des Plaines, Illinois
Relation Sisters
Occupation Insurance claim consultant (Sharon)
Homemaker (Christine)

The Amazing Race Family Edition

Legs Competed 10
Legs Won 3
Placement 4th
Average Position 3.10
Roadblock Count Michelle: 4
Sharon: 5
Christine: 2
Tricia: 2
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Michelle Godlewski, Sharon Godlewski, Christine Godlewski, and Tricia Godlewski are a team of Sisters on The Amazing Race Family Edition.


The Godlewski family is a team of sisters from Des Plaines, Illinois. The four siblings, from oldest to youngest, are Michelle, Sharon, Christine and Tricia. Each sister has her own personality, which might cause some roadblocks of their own along the way. They were known as "The Desperate Housewives" by other teams.

Michelle, 42, is the most direct of the group. She describes herself as excitable and competitive.

Sharon, 39, works as an insurance claim consultant. She says she's alluring and personable and admits that she thrives on challenges.

Christine, 37, is a bit obsessive. A homemaker and the mother of four, Christine's biggest pet peeve about herself is not being able to defend herself when she gets into an argument with her siblings.

Tricia, the youngest at 26, is always forced to play the role of peacemaker. Tricia is hoping to show her big sisters that she has what it takes to endure THE AMAZING RACE.

All four sisters live within 30 minutes of one another. Although they have traveled extensively together, the Race will surely put their relationships to the test as they embark on a much different kind of family vacation.

The Amazing Race Family Edition

Race History

The Godlewski Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 1 of 10
2 2 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night Sharon 2 of 9
3 3 Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters Michelle & Christine 4 of 8
4 4 Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana Work / Play Tricia 4 of 7
5 5 Louisiana → Panama Rhythm / Coos Sharon 6 of 6
6 6 Panama → Costa Rica Relic / Ripe Tricia 4 of 6
7 7 Costa Rica → Arizona Brush / Barrel Michelle 1 of 5
8 Arizona Bearing / Bailing Sharon 1 of 5
8 9 Arizona → Utah Ride Down / Drop Down Christine 3 of 4
9 10 Utah → Wyoming → Montana Spike It / Steam It Michelle & Sharon 4 of 4 [1]
10 Pioneer Spirit / Native Tradition Michelle & Sharon 4 of 4
Average 3.10
     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 10 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


Franchise Records

  • Biggest age gap between siblings in any season of the race with 16 years between Michelle and Tricia.
  • The Godlewski Family are the first all-female team to win multiple legs.
  • The first all-female team to win consecutive legs.
  • Highest racing average of an all-female team who came in 4th, 3.10.
  • Most legs won by an all-female team who came in 4th, 3 legs.
  • Highest average placing team who were the 7th team to be eliminated, 3.10.
  • Most legs won by a team who were the 7th team to be eliminated, 3 legs.
  • Most legs won by a team of sisters, 3 legs.
  • Oldest averaged aged team of sisters to win a leg, being 36 at the time of filming.
  • Highest racing average of a team of sisters, 3.10.

Post-Race Life

External Links


  • Julie Chen on The Early Show (12/07/2005): "Battling Godlewskis Booted"
  • Robert Channick at Chicago Tribue (12/18/2005): "Competition brings out all the rivalries"

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