Worst U.S. Amazing Race Teams


The Top Ten

1 Jonathan and Victoria

Jonathan was A HORRIBLE PERSON. BUT in a later interview with him, he said that Jonathan had to support his film company, his day spa, and his (2)? I think daughters, while Victoria is a nanny to a child of a famous person. Does anyone remember when Jonathan gave Don and Mary Jean 20$ when they were bankrupt? Or when he gave candy to the kids in Africa? Also, in another interview, he said that he gave all his things, (Including his money- 1,000$) to the kids in Ethiopia. He could be LYING about the money and his daughters, and I'm not DEFENDING what he did eithet

Basically, Victoria had a reason to pick up his bag. One, it's in the middle of Germany in a city with 3 or 4 million people. Two, someone was about to take it as she said. One of the most notorious moments ever was the shove. Literally, he shoved his ex-wife in front of children.

Seriously, how are they not #1? Rachel did whine a lot, but that drama doesn't even come CLOSE to the amount of drama Jonathan & Victoria caused. Jonathan needs to see a psychiatrist but knowing him, he won't listen. - jbuch01

Jonathan has anger issues throughout, but Victoria was annoying and seemed to enjoy pushing his buttons.

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2 Brendon and Rachel

They were awful. Constantly crying, screaming, and arguing. All time low was Final 5 (forget which leg) when she refuses to shave her head and weeps because "I just spent $500 on extensions"

I like Rachel Reilly but I rooted for the other team with Rachel at that season why does everybody hate Rachel Reilly

Rachel is the most whiny and obnoxious racer I have EVER seen. I have no clue why they are coming back on the show. - EmperorAguila

Rachel is human trash.

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3 Tara and Wil

They joined the race to try and see if their relationship was going to work out. It was immediately apparent that they were NOT going to get along. Both of them were constantly yelling at and blaming each other for everything, Wil was a total jerk to all the other teams, and Tara started shamelessly flirting with Chris and Alex. It might have been fine if these annoying competitors had gotten out earlier, but they made it to the finals and by then I was sick of that season.

I liked Tara even though she usually hung out with those guys (Alex and another one) most of the time, but Wil just blamed her for everything and kinda took it back some hours later after screaming at her

Awful attitudes, glad they lost.

Not only the constant flirtign with one of the guys from another team she let them win on porpuse so her husband wouldn't get his share of the money.. total bitch all the way through he should have walked away in leg 5 when he wanted.. she constantly blaming and yelling at him and he was the so called bad guy..
what a horrible couple to watch

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4 Tim and Marie

So in the minority here BUT I LOVED MARIE

Marie is so annoying

They've had a bickerment with every other team on TAR23 and when they had the express pass they acted all like everybody wants the express pass so whoever helps us most will get it. Basically, a bunch of control freaks

I almost stopped watching TAR because Marie was the worst and so controlling over Tim! and in Leg 5 I think She stole Jason and Amy's cab. Like who does that!?

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5 Colin and Christie

They were a big part of TAR history. I was actually surprised that I saw them only once during the history of TAR.
I heard they were going to, but Christie got pregnant. Colin would seem like he would force Christie to do The Amazing Race again since they got so close to winning season five.

They were a pretty good team, they shouldn't be here

MY OX IS BROKEN! What a douche

6 Eric and Danielle

Eric is a jerk, I think they after the race

Worst winners in amazing race history. Cannot stand these two

Why are these two All Stars?!

Apparently the producers thought that a team consisting of members of two different teams would be interesting but not entered as a couple to the race and then ended, they did not deserve to win the all stars were boring they never won another stage was pure luck that won the end, Dustin and Kandice or Charla and Mirna had to win, it was a great disappointment to many that they won instead of Dustin and Kandice

7 Sam and Dan

Their attitude at the farm in Sweden was inexcusable and Sam should've felt sorry about it.

8 Brooke and Scott

Brooke is SO ANNOYING! Her voice is just so unpleasant to listen to. When she struggles, she makes a big fit and makes her voice heard and cries and screams to the top of her lungs. Spoiler Alert: The fact that she is in the final four now makes me sick. If Brooke and Scott do win the Amazing Race, I hope all of the money goes to Scott for managing to do what is probably the hardest task ever on the race, which is having to deal with Brooke for the whole race. If you can do that Scott, you can accomplish anything.

Brooke should not be allowed back into the United States. She is a piece of garbage who has floated on her own river of tears through this entire race. I hope she comes home and all her friends and family stop talking to her.

I'll never watch this show again because of Brooke. Most annoying person ever. Maybe Trump can deport her.

How did they WIN!? Brooke was so whiny and complained all the time. Ugh.

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9 Nathan and Jennifer

This comment will show you how Nathan and Jennifer did not earn anything and yelled at teams to let them win. Some are not exactly true these are just examples. All are said by Jen.


Earn your damn victory!

They actually disgust me. In Ireland, Nathan started yelling at animals and I'm like "they can't understand English." In Lithuania and Croatia, all they did was fight like 9 year olds. In Taiwan, they eliminated themselves.

Just purely annoying. If you want to place first get through the troubles in order to! - CloudInvasion

I don't know, but I think she was eliminated in her birthday

10 Kisha and Jen

She had not guilty of anything, Luke pushes Jen with the shoulder in the clue box, Luke is too spoiled by Margie, so he was too sensitive and sometimes very impulsive with other teams

I was feeling so sorry for margie and luke after

They were better in unfinished business.

I am in shock of what Jen did to Luke

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The Contenders

11 Flo and Zach

In my opinion, Zach is the only person ever to win the race all by himself while carrying 100lbs of useless weight on his back. Yeah, as a team they may deserve to be on this list, but it's mostly just because of Flo. If anything, she made Zach's seemingly infinite reserve of patience and understanding seem downright saintly. They're quite possibly the only team in TAR history to contain both the villain and the hero of the season.

Flow always complaining and wanting to quit, and getting pissed at teams that are doing better. Also screwing other teams over. I don't know how they won Season 3... can we just consider that season a fail and pretend it never happened? I know I regret watching it... Flo hurts my ears with her whining and crying then turns around and insults others teams.

The entry should really be called just Flo. Zach was perfectly fine and supportive. Flo was just a brat in the entire race and the finale was unbearable. - FallenApostle

Can we make an entry of just flo?

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12 Art and JJ

Ever heard of Rachel and Dave winning 8

They were just gross and disgusting

I mean Art was OK, but JJ was a dick

They were so cocky and thought that they were always the best

13 Josh and Brent

These guys have fought their way through every obstacle (heat exhaustion, missed flight, penalties, and an ankle injury) to ultimately cause one of the greatest turnouts in Race history. Season 21 was already an awesome season but their victory made it even better. They definitely should not be on this list.

By the way, I think you have to click dislike in order for them to get out of being hated

Who doesn't love a good underdog story
I mean yeah they didn't deserve it after narrowly surviving 7 legs in a row but at least they're not the worst winners

Argumentative unpleasant to each other and other teams

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14 Nick and Vicki

Vicki is nice. Nick had no good personality

They were so mean to each other

15 Carol and Brandy

Carol was not that bad but Brandy was awful. We all remember the finish line when Brent and Caite arrived. They were still mad at them for u-turning them and they treated that setback like this was the worst thing that ever happened to them. Their behavior at the finish line was unacceptable, classless, egotistical, and very unsportsmanlike

We are watching in the u.k and we love the amazing race! We just finished season 16 and these two were awful and their unsportsmanlike attitude was terrible. The real winners were the two cowboys who kept cool at the finish despite the unsportsmanlike behaviour of the two brothers that queue jumped.

These two were so annoying the whole time. Just major attitudes, even to each other.

They were so annoying! They were constantly rude to that pageant queen girl, even before they knew her and when she was nice to everyone. Then when they got road blocked because they were mean, they blamed their loss on the other team and wouldn’t even clap for them when they finished the race! They were constantly rude to everyone else too. Terrible, terrible people.

16 Tammy and Victor

How can you turn on Them?

Why are they here?

They were very distant from all the other teams. - naFrovivuS

17 Cody and Jessica

Really bad team. They sucked at working together and never tried to communicate with other people. Cody would be off doing one thing while Jessica was off doing another, and they just came off as way too condescending which clearly got to everyone else. Especially Brittany.

Jessica joins the ranks of Flo and Danielle as the most useless winners in the history of this show

The worst. Self-centred, cruel, hypocritical. Awful, awful people.

When it comes to being a good team, you need to be consistent, collaborative, and memorable.
Cody and Jessica were the most forgettable team to ever win. - CloudInvasion

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18 Ari and Staella

How, with the one leg they were in overall, get so much hate from people including me

19 Charla and Mirna

What is with Mirna always speaking English with these horrific, condescending accents to the people of every country she visits?! There are a million reasons both Charla and Mirna are terrible but the accents are the worst for me.

Mirna is a disgusting, horrid human being. All she did was make enemies and say terrible things. Charla loved talking about how she wanted to prove little people could do as much as a normal person, and then constantly used her size to beg to others(cabbies, people on the street, etc). A truly disgusting team, they should be at least #3 on this list.

The most obnoxious team ever. Mirna, speechless.. Preach about this and that when she, herself acting so angelic but devilish.

Worst team ever!

20 Mika and Canaan

If you go on this show, you have to be willing to do it all. - naFrovivuS

This should just be about Mika. In Vietnam, she was complaining the whole time in the water. In the UAE, she eliminated herself after she refused to go down the slide because she was just afraid. I mean, Brian and Ericka were afraid and they got over it. The Globetrotters would've been eliminated.

Mika cost them the win because she couldn't go down a waterslide. How pathetic. - isaaonrtdmtr

21 Leo and Jamal

But in all stars they became nicer and still funny. They really were helpful to everyone...

I agree that they were better on the All stars.

Oh my gosh! They drive me insane! And they are such liars!

22 Brent and Caite

Brent and Caite went against everything this race was all about just like Freddy and Kendra except they did not win

Can't stand these immature brats

These two just plain suck

I actually liked them.

23 Bates and Anthony
24 Max and Katie

They had big stumbles in Bora Bora and Botswana. They must be very blessed to have made it to 2nd because in those two places they just as easily could have been eliminated

They were so mean to Meghan and joey

He was so racist.

25 Michael and Kevin
26 Jessica and John

These are just the same as any other young people dumb, confident and naïve. They obviously didn't know what power the express pass holds I mean if you have concerns that you're in last use I don't wait for a U-turn this is a game where you have to think about the right now

They are odds on the dumbest team in amazing race history not using an express pass. It's like giving away your immunity and risk going home in survivor, like not using the power of veto when you never know you're safe or not in big brother. Way too cocky and overconfident, during the first 3 legs and the other leg. Karma caught up to them that leg for not doing what's right. Please vote for these idiots

27 Rob and Amber

Come On,They Were Decent!

28 Misti and Jim

Just think about it, they held the Amazing Save (AKA) the free pass to the final four. So they never really had to work hard on everything because they had it. Overall, the Save was just a fluke like I said earlier it is just a free pass to Leg 10. It should have been the salvage pass instead

I'd rather see Shelley and Nici win than them. - Turkeyasylum

I don't get why everyone liked them so much. They were so cocky and after coming in first on Leg 6 Jim said they were back where they belonged. Jim's worst moment? Probably the Speed Bump on Leg 5, where he kept asking Misti if she needed him to carry her rugs.

29 James and Abba


30 Freddy and Kendra

Kendra was a racist, and Freddy was a sissy. - CloudInvasion


I hate Kendra

I bet Kendra regrets her racist remark.
Freddy's fine..I guess. - naFrovivuS

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31 Shamir and Sara

Shamir has a real temper, and is incredibly stubborn. Stopped doing a Roadblock because his harness was uncomfortable. Sara...is just not there. - naFrovivuS

Shamir almost got eliminated episode 2 because his nuts were hurting. What nuts?

Shamir is more stubborn than an abused donkey. - CloudInvasion

32 Chad and Stephanie

M a pacifist and yet I want 2 beat Chad. Then, strangely enough, I would be at peace again.

33 Bopper and Mark

Ok, who put this?!

THey were so good and always gave me a good laugh but they shouldn’t be on this list the person that put this on here I think is a 💩

34 Amanda and Kris

It's a fact that they are horrible first time they were doing ok but then they got u-turned and were eliminated in a tight race with the midget stuntmen so oh well you did good while you were on see you never. But no they choose them for unfinished buisness and their reason was we trusted too many teams and got u-turned. What do I say to that, BOO-HOO take a hike. What kind of casting director is this they definitely should've chosen Toni and Dallas over these babies because A. They made a way huger mistake than they did.B. They went farther than Amanda and kris so in a way they kinda deserve it and C. There was no team from TAR13 and if there are any all star season I'd at least like to see one team from each season. Plus, they were eliminated first so I guess we all got what we wanted. My final piece of proof is that they only have 6 legs of experience and they were a returning team and they average overall finish is a 9.5. Definitely one of the proven worst please vote for them

35 Natalie and Nadiya

Natalie one survived and Nadiya was the first one out

Just voted to comment. How do I remove this?

Super annoying voices

36 Jet and Cord

Jet and Cord are one of my favourite teams. They are always kind and positive. They shouldn't be on here.

Liked these guys too. They were always nice to everyone but also just ran their own race

On Season 16 they were alright but then after the season they were such butt hurt bitches who couldn't accept losing to Dan and Jordan because they "cheated". And then they get rewarded with two more appearances on this show. The editors of the Race may portray them honest racers with integrity but I can't say that when they use their fanbase to shame the teams that beat them which makes them sore losers. And fans bought into their crap as the reaction to their elimination on Season 18 was batsh** insane as all of a sudden the 5 teams left were the worst teams ever. Luckily, it was the Globetrotters that U-Turned them because you couldn't shame them because they travel the world,play basketball, and do stuff for charity. If any other team were to U-Turn the Cowboys, then the next Monday morning wouldn't have been the most miserable day of their lives as they would have to look at mean tweets, hate mail, and possibly people calling to threatening to kill them.It was probably the same ...more

37 Dana and Matt

Dana and Matt were so annoying! They would fight for most of the race and ending up winning first place!

Road coattails the entire time, rarely agreed on anything, and were just bad. - naFrovivuS

Oh, the bickering! At least it wasn't Tyler & Korey!

38 Brooke and Robbie

They just got lucky a lot. The only reason they won Leg 11 was because Adam misplaced the clue.

Nastiest team there. Dumb liars and cheats

They LIED To Maya And Amy


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39 Ernie and Cindy

They are way too arrogant.

40 Amy and Maya

So? Just because you don't like the final four thing doesn't mean they are a bad team! Not their fault

Season 25 was a good season but the end was horrible they had this final four in the final leg so lucky them they get to stay in the race and they stole Adam and Bethany's victory. They won with a fourth place average when most winners have a second place average. Please vote for them

Um, person who said Amy and maya had a fourth place average, you do remember Dan and Jordan and Josh and Brent

Also you do not even know what average they had it was 5th so what there underdogs.

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41 Meredith and Gretchen

The way Gretchen just threw her hands up in the air and said "ohh" all the time in that annoying voice just drives me bonkers...They kind of just bumble-effed their way through every leg, depending on others to mess it up worse than they did. At the beginning I didn't mind them too much, and admittedly they have some lovable underdog old people stuff going for them, but the second Gretchen gets frustrated and opens her mouth I want to put a gun in mine.

Why are they on the worst list? They kicked ass

They were old I admit, but they were kicking robs & almost everyone's ass for some legs

42 Kevin and Jenn
43 Marshall and Lance
44 Travis and Nicole
45 Louie and Michael

These two try to act like the fatherly figures on the race, but we all know they were a bunch of scumbags

46 Mona and Beth

So unfair

47 Adam and Rebecca

Adam is just a wuss. I can't believe how he treated a staff member at the airport. Disgusting.

48 David and Mary
49 Dave and Connor
50 Joe and Bill

They were the first team ever on the show to be the dirty and evil type. Which pretty much sets an example for future teams that would act like that

The creators of using a strategy to cause problems for other teams. Technically within the bonds of the rules but not a style I like.

They were better in all stars, so I guess they kinda redeemed themselves

Scumbags in the truest sense of the word.

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