Kris & Jon
Team Profile
Members Kris Perkins
Jon Buehler
Birth Dates (1974-01-30) January 30, 1974 (age 44) (Kris)
(1975-04-28) April 28, 1975 (age 43) (Jon)
Hometown Long Beach, California (Kris)
Scottsdale, Arizona (Jon)
Relation Dating long-distance
Occupation Student/waitress (Kris)
Restaurant partner (Jon)

The Amazing Race 6

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 4
Placement 2nd
Average Position 2.17
Roadblock Count Kris: 6
Jon: 6
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Iceland Flag of Norway Flag of Sweden Flag of Senegal
Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of France.svg Flag of Ethiopia Flag of Sri Lanka
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Kris Perkins and Jon Buehler are a Dating Long-Distance team on The Amazing Race 6.

One of very few teams to have never bickered or fought during the race, Kris and Jon are widely regarded as the most harmonic team and the best dating team in the show's history and are frequently named among the show's best and most popular contestants.


Kris and Jon are dating long-distance between Long Beach, California and Scottsdale, Arizona, respectively. They met in Scottsdale on Kris's 30th birthday, when Jon was tending bar at the club where she was celebrating. They've been passionately in love ever since, but his career (he is part owner of the club) and her responsibilities at school have kept them in a long-distance relationship.

Kris once worked as a go-go dancer in a nightclub, but now she is a cocktail waitress and studying geography in her senior year at UCLA. She describes herself as "animated and spontaneous." Her hobbies are snowboarding, beach volleyball and golf.

Jon is a "working partner" in a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona. He believes he is a "passionate and determined" person, and his favorite hobbies are snowboarding, surfing and water polo. He's a member of the Arizona Masters Water Polo team.

Kris & Jon are hoping that doing the Race together will show them if their relationship can work on a 24/7 basis, and if they should put an end to the long-distance part of their relationship.

The Amazing Race 6

Race History

Kris & Jon's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland Ice Climb / Ice Search No Roadblock 2 of 11
2 2 Iceland → Norway Endurance / Accuracy Jon 1 of 10
3 3 Norway → Sweden Count It / Build It Jon 2 of 9
4 4 Sweden → Senegal Stack 'Em Up / Pull 'Em Out Kris 1 of 8
5 5 Senegal → Germany Beers / Brats Jon 4 of 8
6 6 Germany → Hungary Catapult Crash / Cannonball Run Kris 5 of 7 [1]
8 Swim / Paddle Jon 2 of 7
9 7 Hungary → France Climb Up / Fly Behind Kris 4 of 6
10 8 France → Ethiopia Raise the Roof / Mud the Hut Kris 3 of 6
11 9 Ethiopia → Sri Lanka Tree Trunks / Elephant Trunks Jon 1 of 5
12 10 Sri Lanka → China Bricks / Ice Kris 3 of 4
13 11 China Spray / Scroll Kris 1 of 4
12 China → United States Outfits / Outrigger Jon 2 of 3
Average 2.17
     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 6 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Post-Race Life

  • Kris and Jon got married on July 10, 2012.
    • They currently have two sons.


External Links


  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (02/14/2005): "Race's Kris and Jon Move On"
  • Luanne J. Hunt at San Bernardino Sun (03/01/2005): "Jon and Kris say 'Amazing Race' brought them closer than they ever imagined"

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