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Liz & Michael
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Team Profile
Members Liz Espey
Michael Rado
Age 24 (Liz)
37 (Michael)
Hometown Maryville, Missouri (Liz)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Michael)
Relation Strangers
Occupation Auctioneer (Liz)
Butcher (Michael)
Hashtag #TeamLizandMike

The Amazing Race 29

Legs Competed 8
Legs Won 2
Placement 6th
Average Position 4.75
Roadblock Count Liz: 4
Michael: 3
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Panama Flag of Brazil Flag of Tanzania Flag of Norway
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Liz Espey and Michael Rado are a team on the 29th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Liz

Age: 24
Hometown: Maryville, Mo.
Current occupation: Auctioneer
Describe what you do: I BID 20 NOW 25! I am an auctioneer! I have grown up in the auction profession since I was 6 years old, when I sold my first item! I am a 5th generation auctioneer in my family. I own my own auction company, Liz Espey Auctions, in Maryville, Mo., where I specialize in Antique, Machinery, Real Estate, Business Liquidations and Personal Property Auctions, just to name a few! 3 words to describe you: Confident, sassy, and firecracker! They don't call me Firecracker for nothing!
Favorite hobbies: My favorite hobbies are horseback riding, spending time with my two Australian Shepherds, Trixie and Texas, out on the farm, and working closely with my father on auctions.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The accomplishment that I am most proud of is graduating from the World Wide College of Auctioneering (WWCA) in Mason City, Iowa and following in my family’s footsteps in becoming a fifth generation auctioneer!
What scares you most about traveling? The one thing that really scares me about traveling is not knowing where we are going. I would have to say the fear of the unknown is what really scares me the most.
What excites you most about traveling? What really excites me the most about traveling is getting to see the world! I travel a little for work, but nothing like this Race has to offer! I can't wait to see what the world really has to offer! I can't wait to see what the world is like out of Missouri!
What qualities do you hope your partner has? I hope my partner is good at decision making, has a good sense of direction and doesn't have a weak personality. I like to joke and have fun! What fun is it if you get paired up with a stick in the mud? I like someone who is outgoing and isn't afraid to get dirty or break a nail!
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner? Some of the qualities that would make it hard for me to deal with in a partner would be if we both think we are right about directions and we end up fighting over it. I'm not a big fighter, but when I know I'm right about something I stick to my guns and don't back down! I have a big personality and I hope they do too! I don't want to be paired up with someone who is afraid to get dirty or can't keep up with the pace of the race.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face? I think that the biggest challenge we will face as a team would be directions in a foreign country. I have never been out of the country and I don't know what to expect! Also, I hope they don't have a hard time keeping up with me because sometimes it’s like trying to catch a tiger by the tail!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? The one country that I would want to visit is Italy! It has been on my bucket list to eat a plate of real Italian spaghetti there!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Aside from winning The Race, I want to gain a new respect for what I take for granted every day. Being able to wake up and do what you love is a gift that too many of us take for granted. You have to live every day like it’s your last! I can only imagine what the show has in store for all of us so BRING IT ON! I can't wait to share this experience with the cast this season![1]

Michael

Age: 37
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn.
Current occupation: Butcher
Describe what you do: I own and operate an old times butcher shop in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We specialize in locally sourced and ethically raised meats. We make everything on site, including bacon and our famous kielbasa.
3 words to describe you: Fun, driven and kind.
Favorite hobbies: Fishing, camping, brewing beer, playing in my band, playing and watching ice hockey and, most importantly, hanging out with my wife and daughter.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My 6-year-old daughter is kind, smart and polite.
What scares you most about traveling? I am not crazy about super long flights.
What excites you most about traveling? The food!
What qualities do you hope your partner has? The ability to read a map, a good sense of direction and preferably bilingual.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner? High maintenance, non-appreciative of the opportunity we have, and rude and ignorant to other cultures.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face? The fact that we are complete strangers.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I honestly cannot answer that. I want to see the whole world.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to make my daughter proud of me.[2]

The Amazing Race 29

Race History

Liz & Michael's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Panama Shoot / Scoot No Roadblock 10 of 11
2 2 Panama → Brazil Keep the Beat / Work Your Feet Liz 1 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Tanzania Build It / Weave It Michael 1 of 9
4 4 Tanzania Lock / Knock Michael 3 of 8
5 5 Tanzania → Norway Trolls / Troll Liz 7 of 7 [1]
6 6 Norway → Italy Make a Mold / Grab a Hold Michael 4 of 7
7 7 Italy Sing It / Bring It Liz 6 of 6
8 8 Italy → Greece For the Bride / For the Groom Liz 6 of 6
Average 4.75
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 5 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Liz & Michael did not have to face a Speed Bump during Leg 6, despite coming in last during Leg 5.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Liz and Michael are the first team to arrive at a pit stop in last place on four separate legs, in a single season.

External Links

Interviews

  • Bob Finnan at The Gazette (03/29/2017): "Amazing Race will include Medina graduate"

Social Media Profiles

References

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