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Jessica & John

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Team Profile
Members Jessica Hoel
John Erck
Age 26, 27 (Jessica)
27, 28 (John)
Hometown Huntington Beach, California
Relation Dating (Season 22)
Engaged (All-Stars)
Occupation Account Manager (Jessica)
IOS Developer (John)

The Amazing Race 22

Legs Competed 4
Legs Won 1
Placement 9th
Average Position 3.75
Roadblock Count Jessica: 2
John: 3
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of French Polynesia Flag of New Zealand Flag of Indonesia

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Legs Competed 7
Legs Won 0
Placement 7th
Average Position 6.14
Roadblock Count Jessica: 3
John: 4
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Malaysia Flag of Sri Lanka Flag of Italy.svg
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Jessica Hoel and John Erck are a Dating team on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race, and and and Engaged team on the second all-star season of The Amazing Race.

They cruised through the first three legs, finishing all of them in the top 3, including winning the first leg and the two Express Passes. John was quite overconfident and arrogant, and talked a big strategic game, forming an alliance with Joey & Meghan and Mona & Beth to target Bates & Anthony. He would instead, execute one of the most embarrassing series of moves in Race history. In Leg 4 they struggled with both the Detour and the Roadblock, and Jessica tried to convince him to use the Express Pass but John continually refused, claiming that there were teams behind them. Despite having a lead on the trailing teams in the beginning of the leg, they fell to last place, and were eliminated in 9th Place. Even Phil lampshaded the idiotic nature of their elimination by saying "Oy Vey" in response to their failure.

Due to the humiliating nature of their elimination, they were brought back to compete in the second All-Stars for a chance at redemption. Unlike in their original season where they were portrayed as a cutthroat team, they did not appear to have the same drive as they did before, only finishing above 5th place once. They had the most trouble figuring out the puzzle clue in Rome, resulting in them dropping from first place to last, and Jessica panicked and asked Jamal to give both John and Flight Time the answer to the Roadblock, believing Caroline & Jennifer were behind. The Harlem Globetrotters beat them to the Pit Stop and they ended up in 7th Place.

Profile

The Amazing Race 22

Jessica

  • Age: 26 (Season 22)
  • Current Residence: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Connection to your teammate: Dating
  • Current occupation: Account Manager
  • Describe what you do: I am an account manager for Cargills health and nutrition business. I represent a variety of specialty sweeteners and functional ingredients.
  • Three words to describe you: Smart, silly and practical.
  • Favorite hobbies: Running, surfing and traveling.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing the Boston Marathon twice!
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jessica Biel. She's super athletic, but seems girly and sweet.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Macklemore.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Not much. I love it! Maybe missing a flight, but I usually get lucky.
  • What excites you most about traveling? I absolutely love to travel! I lived in Mexico and Spain to really learn and understand other cultures. I love trying new food, seeing new sights and meeting different people and learning new languages.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: John tells a lot of stories (multiple times) and speaks very slowly. I sometimes just talk over him or make him get to the point!
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always hungry! He will eat all of the oatmeal in one sitting, so I have to hide it. If he's hungry, it's not good!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Thailand, because of the people! It's called the land of smiles. Also, the local food, the beaches! I've heard too many great things!
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I can't wait to see the world with my best friend!

John

  • Age: 27 (Season 22)
  • Current Residence: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Connection to your teammate: Dating
  • Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer programmer
  • Describe what you do: I run a web development and design company called Above Market. We code what our clients want.
  • Three words to describe you: Coffee, code and surf.
  • Favorite hobbies: Coding (PHP and Objective-C), drinking coffee and surfing 12th Street or the pier in Huntington Beach.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Having the guts to quit my well-paid corporate IT job to pursue a life of hacking and entrepreneurship.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Macklemore.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Angelina Jolie.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Getting locked up abroad.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Jessica's mumbling and me not being able to understand what she's saying!
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes Jess tunes me out when I'm telling an awesome story.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia, to go surfing, feed white sharks and scuba dive the great barrier reef.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Challenge and adventure.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Jessica

  • Name: Jessica Hoel
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Previous Seasons: Season 22
  • Current occupation: Sales
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Obviously our Express Pass fail! Oy Vey!
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: I loved every part of Bora Bora! My favorite memory was paddling to Phil after FINALLY finding *our clue in the sand castles. It was such a rush knowing that we were in first place! I couldn't believe it!
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Definitely Bora Bora!
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? Well, we still have an Express Pass to use... Kidding! There is nothing that even comes close to The Amazing Race. No matter what place you finish in, you have the opportunity to be a part of something so incredible. We went to amazing countries, met new people and had the chance to compete together for $1 million! It really was priceless.
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? We are older, hopefully wiser and we are engaged!
  • What are you passionate about? Running, travel, adventure!
  • People would be surprised to learn: We are engaged. We are planning our wedding in October and could really use that million!
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Language barriers, taxi drivers, me getting tunnel vision and dancing/singing challenges.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He talks to me in computer code language.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Anywhere in Africa. We didn't get a chance to go last season and it looked incredible.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We want to see as many countries as possible. We were eliminated fairly early last time and we missed out on some cool places. Other than that, we just want to enjoy the adventure together and know that we did our best no matter what place we finish in.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: We plan to be more cautious and less competitive. That may sound like a weird plan for a race, but I felt like last time we were always thinking ahead and strategizing for the next challenge. We don't care about getting first on any leg except for the last!

John

  • Name: John Erck
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Mora, Minn.
  • Previous Seasons: Season 22
  • Current occupation: iOS Developer (iPhone and iPad apps)
  • Describe what you do: I use a software application called Xcode and a language called Objective-C to write iPhone and iPad apps.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Failed to use our Express Pass.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: Racing across crazy, cool-colored water in Bora Bora on a jet ski with Jess on the back, in pursuit of a million dollars. Like, literally looking over and thinking "If we can pass those guys over there, we'll be in first place towards a million dollars!" I figure when James Bond is racing across the ocean, at any moment they might yell, "Cut!" but with the Race, it's for real!
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Bora Bora
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? There's nothing else like it. Even if you could afford to travel the world and had the time to do it you couldn't really replicate the experience. It's traveling and competing and stepping into the unknown and meeting lots of cool new people along the way and racing for a million dollars with your best friend.
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I'd say probably the main difference is the length of my hair. No, but seriously, I think the main difference is that we know what an Express Pass is.
  • What are you passionate about? I like to write code, surf, drink coffee and hang out with friends and family.
  • People would be surprised to learn: That Phil really likes my hair this season.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Locals
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: She still leaves a trail of bobby pins wherever she goes.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Western Australia, South Africa or Chile. Waves and wildlife.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? For me, it's more about an adventure with Jess than anything else. The filming of the show, the traveling, etc. is a lot of fun and we want to be a part of that again.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Yes. We're just going to take it one leg at a time.

The Amazing Race 22

Race History

Jessica & John's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → French Polynesia No Detour John 1 of 11 [1]
Jessica
2 2 French Polynesia Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk Jessica 3 of 10
3 3 French Polynesia → New Zealand Rev It Up / Reel It In John 2 of 9
4 4 New Zealand → Indonesia Sandy Bottom / Fruity Top John 9 of 9
Average 3.75
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.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Race History

Jessica & John's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour John 8 of 11
2 2 China Featherball / China Cup John 8 of 10
3 3 China → Malaysia River Delivery / Run Through the Jungle Jessica 7 of 9
4 4 Malaysia Mix Master / Master Mix Jessica 5 of 8
5 5 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Fishing Pole / Spin Control Jessica 5 of 8
6 6 Sri Lanka Trunk / Sheets John 3 of 7
7 7 Sri Lanka → Italy Gladiator / Charioteer John 7 of 7
Average 6.14
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




Post Race

Jessica and John got married after the All-star season.

Trivia

  • Jessica & John are the first team to be eliminated with an Express Pass in their possession.

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