Tara & Wil
Team Profile
Members Tara Lynch
Wil Steger
Birth Dates (1970-04-27) April 27, 1970 (age 48) (Tara)
(1964-11-16) November 16, 1964 (age 53) (Wil)
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Relation Separated Couple
Occupation Home furniture designers

The Amazing Race 2

Legs Competed 13
Legs Won 3
Placement 2nd
Average Position 2.46
Roadblock Count Tara: 4
Wil: 7
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Namibia 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg
Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand

Tara Lynch and Wil Steger are a Separated Couple team on The Amazing Race 2.


Retrieved from[1]

Our biggest advantage is that we travel a lot now. We're pretty good at getting around; we're pretty good at removing obstacles in our path.

Tara and Wil met five years ago on what Tara calls "a blind date from hell." They travel together frequently, and usually get along quite well, disagreeing mostly on financial issues. According to Wil, the best aspect of traveling with Tara is that they both know what they are doing; the worst aspect is that "Tara has to eat vegetarian."

The pair decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE because they are business partners. Wil thinks the experience might bring them closer together, but Tara has a slightly different take: "Our relationship is so screwed up, I don't think it will affect it either way."

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Tara & Wil's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Brazil Freak Out / Seek Out Tara 3 of 10
3 3 Brazil → South Africa Dance / Deliver Wil 2 of 9
4 4 South Africa → Namibia Slide / Stride Tara 2 of 8
5 5 Namibia → Thailand Confusion Now / Confusion Later Wil 3 of 7
6 6 Thailand Boat / Beast Wil 5 of 6
7 7 Thailand → Hong Kong Wishing Tree / Herbal Tea Tara 3 of 6
8 8 Hong Kong → Australia Dragon / Lion Wil 4 of 5 [1]
9 Australia Cool Down / Heat Up Tara 3 of 5
9 10 Australia → New Zealand Quick Jump / Long Hike Wil 2 of 4
10 11 New Zealand Used Fast Forward 1 of 4
11 12 New Zealand → United States Bike / Walk Wil 1 of 3 [2]
13 United States Unknown Wil 2 of 3 [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

1: Wil did the Roadblock incorrectly and had to redo the task.
2: Tara & Wil initially arrived 2nd, but were given a 1-minute credit due to a minor production difficulty. This allowed them to tie for first with Blake & Paige, and were also given the prize for winning the leg as a result.
3:Leg 13 had a Detour, however all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task which is believed to the Snow Cat task at Trapper's Creek.


  • After the race, Wil stated that due to the fact that he and Tara were complete opposites, their divorce would be finalized but they remain friends and business partners.[2]
  • Tara helped co-found Funktion Home which sells kitchen aprons.[3]


Franchise Records

  • First team to win the first leg of the race without using the Fast Forward.
  • First team to win a prize for finishing first on a leg (other than the Finish Line).
  • First team to use (and win) the Fast Forward at the very last opportunity.


  • Highest average placing team of Season 2 at 2.46.
  • According to Wil, he and Tara only had found out they were still legally married after the producers did a background check. The couple had believed the monk (that officiated their wedding in 1999) had never turned in their papers as the couple "broke-up" only a few weeks later.[4]
    • He did state though that he wanted to work out things with Tara during the race.
    • Since Tara believed their divorce was already finalized, she openly flirted with Alex much to the annoyance of Wil.[5]

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