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Hope & Norm
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Team Profile
Birth Dates: (1963-03-12) March 12, 1963 (age 55) (Hope)
(1962-12-18) December 18, 1962 (age 55) (Norm)
Hometown: Clinton, Tennessee
Relation: Married parents
Occupation: Real estate agent (Hope)
Sales representative (Norm)

The Amazing Race 2

Legs Competed: 2
Legs Won: 0
Placement: 10th
Average Position: 7.00
Roadblock Count: Hope: 0
Norm: 1
Countries Raced: Flag of the United States of America Flag of Brazil
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Hope Davis and Norm Davis are a team of Married Parents on The Amazing Race 2.

Profile

Hope and Norm were 20 years old when they met in Clinton, Tennessee. It was July 1983, the summer before their junior year in college. Norm played it cool, waiting about a month before asking Hope out. After dating Norm for three years, Hope moved to Clinton and the two were married. They've done a little traveling together, and both have enjoyed the adventure and the quality time together.

Hope and Norm decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE mostly for the challenge and the adventure. According to Hope, "I would not have signed up with anyone else! Norm could complete the race with anyone and have a great time. Our strengths are that we compliment each other's weaknesses." When thinking about how participating in THE AMAZING RACE will affect their relationship, Hope says, "We think that the Race will make us stronger and will add to our memories of one another that will last a lifetime."

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Hope & Norm's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 4 of 11 [1]
2 2 Brazil Freak Out / Seek Out Norm 10 of 10
Average 7.00
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 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

Notes:
1: Hope & Norm tied with Blake & Paige for 4th place.

Post-Race

  • After being eliminated from the race, the couple wanted to organize a Real World/Road Rules Challenge-style competition involving the casts of this show and Survivor, but it did not come to fruition.[1]

Trivia

  • Blake & Paige and Hope & Norm are the first teams to be in a tie at the Pit Stop.
  • First co-ed team to finish the race in 10th place.
  • After learning that CBS were looking for a married couple to fill a slot, family friend (and Survivor winner) Tina Wesson helped the couple get cast on Season 2.[2]

Interviews

  • Lonnie Wilkey at Baptist Press (04/04/2002): "Amazing Race Couple Interview"

References