|Members|| Linda Weaver|
|Age|| 46 (Linda)|
|Hometown||Ormond Beach, Florida|
|Relation||Widow and kids|
|Occupation|| Elementary school teacher (Linda)|
College student (Rebecca)
High school students (Rachel and Rolly)
|Roadblock Count|| Linda: 2|
Linda Weaver, Rebecca Weaver, Rachel Weaver, and Rolly Weaver are a team of Widow and Kids on the family edition of The Amazing Race.
The Weaver family hails from Ormond Beach, Florida. Linda, the mother of three, lost her husband and their father almost two years ago in an accident at Daytona International Speedway. Linda's children are Rebecca, 19, Rachel, 16, and the lone man of the team, Rolly, who's 14.
Since her husband's death, Linda, 46, has been forced to play the role of both breadwinner and nurturer. Linda is an elementary school teacher who is hoping her experiences on THE AMAZING RACE will alleviate some of the heartache from the past couple of years.
Rebecca enjoys surfing and horseback riding. Her proudest accomplishment is getting through the turmoil of losing her father without going crazy.
Rachel is a junior in high school who likes four-wheeling and riding horses.
Rolly, the youngest team member, enjoys football and basketball. He admits that he's running the Race for his father.
All three children and their mother have dealt with their loss in their own distinct ways and are looking forward to the experience of traveling and competing together as a family.
The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
|The Weaver Family's Race History|
|1||1||New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania||Build It / Buggy It||No Roadblock||3 of 10|
|2||2||Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia||Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night||Rebecca||1 of 9|
|3||3||Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama||Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters||Rebecca & Rolly||5 of 8|
|4||4||Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana||Work / Play||Rolly||5 of 7|
|5||5||Louisiana → Panama||Rhythm / Coos||Rolly||2 of 6|
|6||6||Panama → Costa Rica||Relic / Ripe||Rachel||5 of 6<|
|7||7||Costa Rica → Arizona||Brush / Barrel||Linda||2 of 5|
|8||Arizona||Bearing / Bailing||Rolly||3 of 5|
|8||9||Arizona → Utah||Ride Down / Drop Down||Rolly||4 of 4<|
|9||10||Utah → Wyoming → Montana||Spike It / Steam It||Rebecca & Rachel||2 of 4|||
|10||Pioneer Spirit / Native Tradition||Linda & Rolly||3 of 4|
|11||11||Montana → Canada → New York||Slide It / Roll It||Rolly||3 of 3|||
|Ship / Shoe||Rebecca||3 of 3|
1: Leg 10 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
2: Leg 11 was also double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, and shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
3: The Weaver Family was not shown performing the Roadblock on air, as the Linz and Bransen Families had already crossed the Finish Line. The interview after the race with the family revealed that Rebecca was the team member who did the Roadblock.
- The first team to be Yielded multiple times.
- Rolly, age 14 is the youngest to complete 6 Roadblocks, and the youngest contestant to be in the final three (Jacob of Constantine & Jacob and Romi of Romi & Coral are the youngest contestants to be made it in the final three in standard format).
- Only team to have three team members under 20 years of age.
- The family later expressed disgruntlement of their edit on the show.
- In February 2006, Phil Keoghan revealed that he had directly expressed disappointment to the family about their behavior and performance during production.
- Ludmilla Lelis at Orlando Sentinel (09/23/2005): "After A Racing Tragedy"
- Chase Squires at SPTimes.com (09/27/2005): "Amazing Race trekker has St. Petersburg ties"
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/14/2005): "Linzes Land $1M 'Race' Prize"
- Chase Squires at SPTimes.com (12/15/2005): "Family happy with 'Amazing' experience"
Social Media Profiles
- Linda's Facebook: /linda.s.weaver.1
- Rebecca's Facebook: /kevnbec
- Rolly's Facebook: /rolly.weaver.3
|The Amazing Race Family Edition Teams|