Rob & Brennan
Team Profile
Members Rob Frisbee
Brennan Swain
Birth Dates (1973-02-28) February 28, 1973 (age 44) (Rob)
(1971-08-01) August 1, 1971 (age 46) (Brennan)
Hometown Minneapolis, Minnesota (Rob)
Rochester, New York (Brennan)
Relation Best friends
Occupation Lawyers

The Amazing Race 1

Legs Competed 13
Legs Won 5
Placement 1st
Average Position 2.46
Roadblock Count Rob: 5
Brennan: 7
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Rob Frisbee and Brennan Swain are a team of Best Friends/Lawyers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 1. They hold the distinction of being the first Official Winners of The Amazing Race.


Retrieved from

Rob and Brennan became close friends a few years ago, when they worked at the same law firm in Los Angeles. They've made lots of short trips together, usually in search of fun. They're a good combination for THE AMAZING RACE because Brennan is an outgoing "adrenaline junkie" with a keen sense of direction, while Rob is organized, driven and competitive. [1]

The Amazing Race 1

Race History

Rob & Brennan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Used Fast Forward 1 of 11
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Rob 3 of 10
3 3 France Tough Climb / Easy Walk Brennan 3 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Brennan 6 of 8
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Rob 4 of 7
6 6 Tunisia → Italy Foot / Hoof Brennan 3 of 6
7 7 Italy → India Glide / Ride Rob 3 of 6
8 8 India Elephant / Row Boat Brennan 3 of 5
9 9 India → Thailand Public / Private Rob 1 of 5
10 10 Thailand Hike / Climb Brennan 1 of 4
11 11 Thailand → China Volley / Rally Brennan 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States Flat / Steep Rob 1 of 3
13 13 United States Dog Power / Horsepower Brennan 1 of 3
Average 2.46
     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


Franchise Records

  • First team to win a leg, and first team to win a leg through the Fast Forward
  • First team to win the first leg and went on to win the race.
  • First all-male team to reach the final three.
  • First team to arrive first at the Finish Line, thus winning the race.
    • First all-male team to win
    • First team of friends to win
  • One of 56 teams to never check in last at a pit stop and the finish line in their career.


  • Won the most the legs on The Amazing Race 1 with 5.
  • Only team in the first season's the final three to not incur a time penalty during the race.

Post-Race Life

External Links



  • Jane Clayson on The Early Show (12/14/2001): "Ding Dong The Lawyers Won"
  • Kris at Gates/Chili Post (12/19/2001): "Scottsville native wins Amazing Race"
  • Diana Young at Arizona Daily Wildcat (01/10/2002): "UA alumnus wins it all on Amazing Race"
  • Miss Alli at Television Without Pity (01/18/2002): "Team Esquire, Unbound"
  • Reality TV World (02/14/2002): "Rob & Brennan - The Amazing Race Winners"


  • TARflies (05/14/2003): "Rainman - Un-Edited" with Brennan
  • Brian at Reality Shack (09/27/2004): "Interview with Brennan Swain from The Amazing Race"
  • David W. Taylor at Reality Reel Media (09/20/2005): "A Journey Back with Brennan Swain - Celebrating The Season One DVD"
  • Shawn at The Reality Reel (06/01/2006): "Interview with Brennan Swain from The Amazing Race"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (04/28/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: Episode 9 Recap with Original TAR winner, Brennan Swain"
  • Dalene Rovenstine at EW (11/07/2014): "Amazing Race: Where Are They Now?"
  • Jessica Liese at RHAP (09/27/2015): "The Amazing Race 27 | Bonus-cast with Brennan Swain"

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