Meet 'The Amazing Race' Season 30 Teams!

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Season 30 of The Amazing Race is about to kick off, and judging by the cast, we're in for one heck of a ride. 

From teams of former professional athletes to expert debaters to former Big Brother stars, these contestants are in it to win it!

Check out the teams below: 

1. Cedric & Shawn -- #TeamSlamDunk

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Name: Cedric Ceballos

Age: 48

Connection to teammate: Retired NBA Player

Qualifications: Former NBA All-Star and Slam Dunk Champion

 

Name: Shawn Marion

Age: 39

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Connection to teammate: Retired NBA Player

Qualifications: 4-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Champion

2. April & Sarah -- #TeamGoatYoga

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Name: April Gould 

Age: 39

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Connection to teammate: Friends 

Qualifications: Goat Yoga instructor

 

Name: Sarah Williams  

Age: 39

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

Connection to teammate: Friends

Qualifications: Goat Yoga instructor

3. Cody & Jessica -- #TeamBigBrother

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Name: Cody Nickson    

Age: 32

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Big Brother 19 power couple

 

Name: Jessica Graf    

Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Big Brother 19 power couple

4. Henry & Evan -- #TeamYale

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Name: Henry Zhang

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Former president of the Yale debate team

 

Name: Evan Lynyak 

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Top-ranking female debater in the world in 2016

5. Trevor & Chris -- #TeamWellStrung

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Name: Trevor Wadleigh    

Age: 30

Hometown: New York, New York

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Billboard chart-topping musician in the string quartet “Well Strung”

 

Name: Chris Marchant    

Age: 33

Hometown: New York, New York

Connection to teammate: Dating 

Qualifications: Billboard chart-topping musician in the string quartet “Well Strung”

6. Alex & Conor -- #TeamIndyCar

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Name: Alexander Rossi

Age: 26

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Connection to teammate: IndyCar drivers and friends

Qualifications: 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner

 

Name: Conor Daly

Age: 25 

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Connection to teammate: IndyCar drivers and friends

Qualifications: Placed 2nd in the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix

7. Dessie & Kayla -- #TheRingGirls

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Name: Dessie Mitcheson     

Age: 27

Hometown: Apollo, Pennsylvania

Connection to teammate: Friends

Qualifications: Ring girl and Instagram model

 

Name: Kayla Fitzgerald      

Age: 26

Hometown: Clermont, Florida

Connection to teammate: Friends

Qualifications: Ring girl and Instagram model

8. Joey & Tim -- #TeamChomp

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Name: Joey Chestnut   

Age: 33

Hometown: San Jose, California

Connection to teammate: Friends

Qualifications: World champion competitive eater

 

Name: Tim Janus

Age: 41

Hometown: New York, New York

Connection to teammate: Friends

Qualifications: Former competitive eater

9. Kristi & Jen -- #TeamExtreme

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Name: Kristi Leskinen 

Age: 36

Hometown: Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Scottsdale, Arizona

Connection to teammate: Retired Professional Skier and Friends

Qualifications: 2nd Place World Champion and 3rd place X Games skier 

 

Name: Jen Hudak

Age: 30

Hometown: Park City, Utah 

Connection to teammate: Professional Skier and Friends

Qualifications: 2-time X Games Gold Medalist and 4-time National Champion 

10. Lucas & Brittany -- #TeamOceanRescue

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Name: Lucas Bocanegra  

Age: 35

Hometown: Miami Springs, Florida  

Connection to teammate: Dating 

Qualifications: Lifeguard Lieutenant

 

Name: Brittany Austin 

Age: 31

Hometown: Miami Springs, Florida

Connection to teammate: Dating 

Qualifications: Ocean Rescue Lifeguard 

11. Eric & Daniel -- #TheFirefighters

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Name: Eric Guiffreda 

Age: 33

Hometown: Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Connection to teammate: Twin Brothers

Qualifications: Firefighter

 

Name: Daniel Guiffreda 

Age: 33

Hometown: Gonzales, Louisiana

Connection to teammate: Twin Brothers

Qualifications: Firefighter

The teams will start their adventure in Washington Square Park in New York City before traveling to their first destination, Iceland. Over the season, the contestants will travel to 10 countries, 21 cities and over 29,000 miles to cross the finish line and collect a prize of $1 million. 

The Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, returns Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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