Nathan & Jennifer
Team Profile
Members Nathan Hagstrom
Jennifer Parker
Hometown Huntington Beach, California (Nathan)
Fountain Valley, California (Jennifer)
Relation Dating
Occupation Volleyball Coach (Nathan)
Student (Jennifer)

The Amazing Race 12

Legs Competed 10
Legs Won 0
Placement 4th
Average Position 3.70
Roadblock Count Nathan: 5
Jennifer: 5
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Ireland Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Burkina Faso Flag of Lithuania
Flag of Croatia Flag of Italy.svg 150px-Flag of India.svg Flag of Japan Flag of Taiwan

Nathan Hagstrom and Jennifer Parker are a Dating team on the 12th season of The Amazing Race.


This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends. Both admit they couldn't stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating. They've broken up several times in their two-year courtship, but remain true to each other. In one breath each will tell you that the other is their soul-mate and in the next, they'll tell you how much the other drives them crazy.

The biggest difference between the two is organization–he's organized and she is not. Both have dominant personalities and tend to be very stubborn.

Nathan teaches volleyball and also works as a waiter. Jennifer is currently enrolled at Cal State Long Beach and works as a gymnastics coach. She was also on the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team. Jennifer describes herself as thrilling and loving while he describes himself simply as "one cool dude." Both are eager to put their relationship to the test on a race around the world.

The Amazing Race 12

Race History

Nathan & Jennifer's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ireland No Detour Nathan 10 of 11
2 2 Ireland → The Netherlands Hoist It / Hunt It Jennifer 2 of 10
3 3 The Netherlands → Burkina Faso Teach It / Learn It Nathan 3 of 9
4 4 Burkina Faso Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty Jennifer 2 of 8
5 5 Burkina Faso → Lithuania Count Down / Step Up Jennifer 5 of 7
6 6 Lithuania → Croatia Short & Long / Long & Short Nathan 3 of 6 [1]
7 7 Croatia → Italy Invention / Tradition Nathan 2 of 5
8 8 Italy → India Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em Jennifer 4 of 5
9 9 India → Japan Sense of Touch / Sense of Smell Jennifer 2 of 4
10 10 Japan → Taiwan Fire / Earth Nathan 4 of 4
Average 3.70
     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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Nathan & Jennifer initially arrived 2nd, but did not take legal transportation to the Pit Stop. They were asked to go back to the end of the Detour and take a taxi back to the Pit Stop. Kynt & Vyxsin checked in during that time period, dropping them to 3rd.

Post-Race Life

  • Nathan & Jennifer became engaged around 2009, but since broken-up.


  • Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated in Taiwan.
  • Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated on a teammate's birthday, namely Jennifer's.

External Links


  • Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (01/15/2008): "Exclusive: Amazing Race's Jennifer Parker, Nathan Hagstrom dish"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/15/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Jennifer and Nathan from The Amazing Race 12"
  • Brian Zoromski at (01/15/2008): "Amazing Race Interview - Jen & Nate"
  • Jed Dreben at (01/16/2008): "Amazing Race Almost Cost Us Our Relationship
  • Mark at Reality Wanted (01/16/2008): "Interview with Nate and Jen of The Amazing Race 12"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (01/18/2008): "Are Nate and Jen Still Together?"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/17/2008): "We're Very Aggressive People"

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