Tyler & James
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Team Profile
Birth Dates: (1976-09-26) September 26, 1976 (age 42) (Tyler)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Relation: Friends
Occupation: Models

The Amazing Race 10

Legs Competed: 12
Legs Won: 4
Placement: 1st
Average Position: 2.50
Roadblock Count: Tyler: 6
James: 6
Countries Raced: Flag of the United States of America Flag of China Flag of Mongolia Flag of Vietnam Flag of India
Flag of Kuwait Flag of Mauritius Flag of Madagascar Flag of Finland Flag of Ukraine
Flag of Morocco Flag of Spain Flag of France

Tyler Denk and James Branaman are a team of Models and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 10.

Models and recovering drug addicts from California. Despite being a fairly physically competent team, James's tendency to struggle in any other tasks that didn't include brute forces and general unwillingness to make any kind of decision caused them to underperform against Dustin & Kandice. They made it to the Final 3, where they won because their cab had an E-Z Pass toll collection system, allowing them to get a lead on Rob & Kimberly.


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Tyler & James are best friends who have each had their share of hard knocks. Several years ago, both men found themselves in rehab for addiction problems and were forced to get to sober. Tyler & James have since embraced their sobriety and have a new lease on life, working as models in Los Angeles, California.

Tyler is admittedly the more intense of the two and has a shorter fuse than James. Since he has traveled the world as a model, Tyler is right at home in any foreign location. He considers himself to be athletic and intelligent and enjoys surfing and golfing.

James has also trekked around the globe as a model. He claims that he can handle stressful situations better than Tyler, a skill that will surely be tested from the moment Phil says the word "go." He describes himself as artistic and reliable and enjoys painting and photography.

Although their traveling experience certainly gives these charming guys a leg up on the competition, will their fun-loving personalities and big smiles be enough to carry them across the finish line first?

The Amazing Race 10

Race History

Tyler & James's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure James 1 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up Tyler 2 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl James 2 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Over / Under Tyler 3 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → India Wild Things / Wild Rice Tyler 6 of 7
6 6 India → Kuwait Manual / Automatic Tyler 6 of 7
7 7 Kuwait → Mauritius Salt / Sea Tyler 2 of 6 [1]
8 8 Mauritius → Madagascar Used Fast Forward 2 of 6
9 9 Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine Swamp This / Swamp That James 1 of 5 [2]
10 Make the Music / Find the Music James 1 of 5
11 10 Ukraine → Morocco Throw It / Grind It James 1 of 4
12 11 Morocco → Spain Lug It / Lob It James 3 of 4
13 12 Spain → France → United Statesjavascript:void('Visual') Art / Fashion Tyler 1 of 3
Average 2.50
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock which Tyler completed the Roadblock. At the Skydiving Roadblock in Leg 12, James was shown saying that he had completed more Roadblocks than Tyler up to that point.
2: Leg 9 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.



  • Both are friends with Survivor: Panama winner, Aras Baskauskas.
    • James even appeared in Aras's hometown video that was played in that season's finale.
  • First former drug addicts to win the race.

External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/10/2006): "Tyler & James are Race Champs"
  • Jessica Shaw at EW (12/11/2006): "The Amazing Race winners tell all"
  • amNewYork (12/11/2006): "Amazing Race winners talk"
  • Eric Goldman at (12/12/2006): "Amazing Race 10 Exclusive Winners Interview: Tyler & James"
  • Jenn Brasler at Reality News Online (01/08/2007): "I Don't Think We Doubted Ourselves in Any Way" (with James)

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