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Nancy & Emily
Team Profile
Members Nancy Lundgren Hoyt[1]
Emily Hoyt (later Crew)
Birth Dates September 3, 1955 (Nancy)
Age 46 (Nancy)
21 (Emily)
Died December 8, 2011 (Nancy; age 56)
Hometown Waco, Texas
Relation Mother/daughter
Occupation Home Economist (Nancy)
Student (Emily)

The Amazing Race 1

Legs Competed 9
Placement 5th

Nancy and Emily Hoyt were a team in the The Amazing Race 1.


Nancy and Emily are the only parent-and-child Team on THE AMAZING RACE. They've enjoyed traveling extensively together, but have had a few disagreements along the way. They're a strong Team for THE AMAZING RACE because while mother Nancy is good at planning and considerate of others, daughter Emily is impulsive and competitive.[2]

The Amazing Race 1Edit

Race HistoryEdit

Nancy & Emily's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Air / Land Emily 10 of 11 [1]
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Emily 8 of 10
3 3 France Tough Climb / Easy Walk Emily 8 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Emily 3 of 8
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Emily 3 of 7
6 6 Tunisia → Italy Foot / Hoof Nancy 5 of 6
7 7 Italy → India Glide / Ride Nancy 5 of 6
8 8 India Elephant / Row Boat Emily 5 of 5
9 9 India → Thailand Skipped Emily 5 of 5 [2]
Average 5.66
     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

1: There was an unaired Roadblock where one teammate had to cook a whole ostrich egg for the whole team to eat.
2: Nancy & Emily initially arrived 4th at the Pit Stop, but their decision to deliberately forfeit the Detour incurred them a 24-hour time penalty, landing them at last place.


  • Emily dated fellow Season 1 racer Brennan Swain but eventually broke up.[3] Emily got married in 2009.[4]
  • On December 8, 2011, Nancy passed away after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 56.[5]


  • Nancy & Emily were the first blood-related and parent/child team to compete.
  • Nancy & Emily were the first team to place 10th.
  • Nancy & Emily were the first team to be eliminated due to a penalty. They also incurred the longest time penalty in the history of the race after not performing a Detour.
  • First team to be eliminated in Thailand.
  • Nancy is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


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