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Tim & Marie
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Team Profile
Members Timothy Sweeney
Marie "Reebs" Mazzocchi
Age 32 (Tim)
29 (Marie)
Hometown Morristown, New Jersey
Relation Exes
Occupation Sports Marketing (Tim)
Fitness Trainer (Marie)

The Amazing Race 23

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 3
Placement 2nd
Average Position 3.42
Roadblock Count Tim: 6
Marie: 7
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Chile Flag of Portugal Flag of Norway Flag of Poland
Flag of Austria Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of Indonesia Flag of Japan
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Timothy "Tim" Sweeney and Marie Mazzocchi are a team of Exes on the 23rd season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Tim

  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
  • Connection to your teammate: Exes
  • Current occupation: Sports Marketing
  • Describe what you do: Work with large brands to extend traditional sports sponsorships online using social and emerging media.
  • 3 words to describe you: Calculated, witty and flirtatious.
  • Favorite hobbies: Golf, writing and music (I play guitar).
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Was drafted by the Washington Nationals to play professional baseball (2002).
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jimmy Fallon - funny, talented, light hearted and he's not afraid to laugh at himself.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Mix of Jillian Michaels and Paris Hilton – she's a workout freak, athletic, aggressive, a socialite, likes Chihuahuas, Starbucks and is manipulative.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Not being able to communicate. Language barriers.
  • What excites you most about traveling? It makes you smarter, more cultured and getting to experience new places, people, food, etc.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I would like us to be able to communicate what's best for each other as an "us." Sometimes we lose focus on what's best, to simply be right individually.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Many times she loses perspective, forgets the big picture and becomes obsessed with being right, rather than solving the problem. And she thinks being the loudest makes her right.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Anywhere that I wouldn't normally think to go or want to go. Maybe see the pyramids, drop into a rainforest or secluded island.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Learn how to work together. When we aren't dating everything is amazing, but as soon as we commit and decisions have to be made together, TROUBLE!

Marie

  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
  • Connection to your teammate: Exes
  • Current occupation: Fitness Trainer
  • Describe what you do: Kickboxing instructor/personal trainer
  • 3 words to describe you: Impulsive, energetic and impatient.
  • Favorite hobbies: Going to the gym, watching and playing sports and drawing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? There isn't one specific thing that stands out to me. I like to go after things where the odds are stacked against you. Victory is a lot sweeter when the challenge is greater.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kristin Cavallari - (is she even still famous?) she doesn't care what anyone thinks, does what she wants when she wants.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Ryan Lochte, because he's in love with himself.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Being helpless in an environment where I don't speak the language/cleanliness - I'm a total germaphobe.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing different places and cultures. I've never been outside the U.S.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Neither one of us actually listens to one another - we both just yell at the same time trying to be right and walk away…nothing ever gets resolved.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He always has to be right, even when he knows he's wrong. He justifies anything and creates an argument out of anything and everything.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? A rainforest and/or any country or place with exotic animals!!
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks?): We both love competition. For us this race is more about winning than money.

The Amazing Race 23

Race History

Tim & Marie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Marie 1 of 11 [1]
Tim
2 2 Chile Brining / Mining Marie 8 of 10
3 3 Chile → Portugal Tiles / Miles Tim 8 of 9
4 4 Portugal → Norway Hang Your Heads / Hammer of the Cods Tim 5 of 8
5 5 Norway → Poland Pose / Polka Marie 1 of 8ϵ [2]
6 6 Poland → Austria Light Brigade / Masquerade Tim 4 of 7
7 7 Austria → United Arab Emirates Sort It Out / Sew It Up Marie 4 of 6
8 8 United Arab Emirates Wedding Guests / Beauty Contest Tim 3 of 6
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia For the Elephants / For the Birds Tim 2 of 5
10 10 Indonesia Paint Your Partner / Turn Over a New Leaf Marie 2 of 4
11 11 Indonesia → Japan Knock It Down / Call It Up Marie 1 of 4
12 Japan → United States No Detour Marie 2 of 3
Average 3.42
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 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Tim & Marie used their Express Pass to bypass the Pose Detour.

Trivia

  • During Leg 5 in season 23, Tim & Marie is the only team to check-in at the pitstop without a costume since they used the Express Pass to bypass the Detour (in which the costumes the teams wore during their finished Detour would have to kept worn until the end of the Leg).
  • Highest finish by a team of exes, 2nd Place.

Interviews

  • David Hinckley at New York Daily News (09/30/2013): "Alpha exes' recouple their efforts as they go for glory on The Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/10/2013): "The Final Leg Layout Was Frustrating"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (12/10/2013): "The Amazing Race 23: Exclusive Interview with Tim Sweeney and Marie Mazzocchi"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/10/2013): "Exclusive - The Amazing Race's Timothy Sweeney and Marie 'Reebs' Mazzocchi talk" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (12/12/2013): "Bickering exes discuss how they succeeded while shouting"
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (12/12/2013): "Exes Tim and Marie says not having an emotional relationship helped them excel on Amazing Race"
  • W. Scott Giglio at Inside.FDU.edu (Winter 2013): "Off to the races: a chat with FDU alum and 'The Amazing Race' competitor Marie Mazzocchi"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (05/12/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: All-Stars Episode 11 Recap with Marie Mazzocchi"
  • James Wellington, Jessica Caroll & Justin Nichols on AfterBuzz TV (04/27/2015): "The Amazing Race Season 26 Episode 9 Review with Marie Mazzochi"

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References

Start a Discussion Discussions about Tim & Marie

  • Tim and Marie

    4 messages
    • Marie definetly has to work on her personality. Despite that, I want her to stay in since she livens up the Amazing Race. Sometimes her argu...
    • 75.156.48.3 wrote:Marie is SOOOOOOO annoying!!!! Is very hard to love her but good luck to him
  • Relationship

    2 messages
    • Should we tag "Exes" or "Formerly Dating" teams with both Love and Friendship? Since they aren't dating anymore and are friends now.
    • Each has a specific category of its own, so I say no.

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