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TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« on: August 30, 2011, 11:06:34 AM »


Photo credit to Sonja Flemming/CBS

LAURENCE SUNDERLAND
Age: 48
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Yacht manager

ZAC SUNDERLAND
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Record-setting boat captain (Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)

Connection to teammate: Father/son adventurers

Official reveal credit to Dalton Ross: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20524230,00.html




Photo credit to Sonja Flemming/CBS
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011, 08:21:52 AM by georgiapeach »


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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 10:13:35 AM »
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/video/2111559034/the-amazing-race-meet-laurence-zac

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZUJhwo6hIUM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZUJhwo6hIUM</a>
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011, 01:32:25 PM by Prophet »
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 11:49:59 AM »
he 19 dar i should apply my self

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 12:30:19 PM »
I'm having second thoughts about this team... Gary and Mallory made it all the way and did well the second time.. and they're not even an all-male team.

So i'm thinking this team will be doing really well and win a few legs.

My pick for the final 6/7.. but i've got a feeling somewhere they'll meet a problem and not make it till the end. Final 4? I don't know... :duno:

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 12:31:05 PM »
Another below 21 exception for the semi famous? But I would say they make it to the final. (spec/prediction)
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 01:33:48 PM »
What's with the shaky camera work on their piece? :lol:
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 01:44:42 PM »
Another below 21 exception for the semi famous? But I would say they make it to the final. (spec/prediction)

I'm a little upset about that, but at least he's done something notable that's related to travel. In my opinion, saying something stupid or making stupid videos don't count as something notable.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 01:46:12 PM »
Yeah, I guess he has proven himself to be a strong competitor regardless of his age. I still think they should lower the age limit for all nineteen-year-olds, though.
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 01:49:57 PM »
Another below 21 exception for the semi famous? But I would say they make it to the final. (spec/prediction)

I'm a little upset about that, but at least he's done something notable that's related to travel. In my opinion, saying something stupid or making stupid videos don't count as something notable.

KevJumba's videos are not stupid!!! Err, well in my opinion....
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 04:23:37 PM »
I'm really happy to see this team on the Race!   :yess:

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I've followed this story from the beginning and to see this family come to us is going to be great for TAR :wohoo:

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 07:38:09 PM »
KevJumba's videos are not stupid!!! Err, well in my opinion....

He was referring to Caite(from Brent & Caite) as saying something "stupid".

I look forward to seeing this team race!!  :tup:
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2011, 09:31:14 PM »
I also have no issues with Zac being under the age limit based on what he's accomplished. The team really embodies what the race is about. I'll be rooting for them to make the final 3.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 09:45:26 PM »
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(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)

*Cough* Jessica Watson *Cough*

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 12:16:01 AM »
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(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)

*Cough* Jessica Watson *Cough*

But according to some officials she did it wrong (or something) so it didn't count.  :(

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 01:14:05 PM »
I'm surprised they are not getting more love. They seem really cool.
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 01:26:53 PM »
We've not gotten much background on a lot of the teams unless they've been in the public eye in the past, so it's hard to say that this might be the most prepared team this season for international travel and adventure; but given dad lived in Australia and then the UK before the US, and son visited 14 countries in his solo voyage, then ought to be quite competitve this season.
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 11:15:53 PM »
They definitely will win some legs and advance to the final 6, if they don't, i'll be really really surprise. :lol:

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2011, 05:00:07 PM »
Does anyone know Laurence's nationality? I know the AR says competitors have to be US citizens, but they also have a minimum age, and that rule has clearly been bent... also, on a different note, I have heard that family members of former contestants are not allowed on the show.... so how did Russell's nephew get on Survivor?

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2011, 05:04:42 PM »
He said in his intro video that he was born in England.
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 05:17:06 PM »
Laurence and Zac are both US citizens. Age rules were bent for Caite and KevJumba as well, nothing new.

I am not aware of any rules against family members.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 03:27:40 AM »
Team 10: Laurence and Zac (Father/Son Adventurers)

Laurence Sunderland

Age: 48

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Connection to your teammate: Father

Current occupation: Yacht manager

 

Describe what you do: I deliver, teach and control all aspects of yachts under management – technical and mechanical.

 

How will these skills help you win The Race? I’m used to dealing with high levels of stress and have good endurance.   

 

Three words to describe you: Energetic, perseverant and compassionate. 

 

Favorite hobbies: Yachting, running and music.

 

What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Cleese   

 

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Loving and supporting a family of eight children.

 

What scares you most about traveling? A plane falling out of the sky.

 

What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new cultures, food and customs.

 

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Controlling our emotions while under extreme pressure.

 

Pet peeve about your teammate: His ability to shift responsibility when it’s convenient.

 

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia. I love the outback, the surf, the people and the diverse wildlife.

 

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? To become closer to my son.

 

Zac Sunderland

Age: 19

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

Connection to your teammate: Son

Current occupation: Record-setting boat captain

 

Describe what you do: I captain boats all around the world doing deliveries.

 

How will these skills help you win The Race? My experiences dealing with sleep deprivation, foreign countries and charting will be valuable skills on The Race.

 

Three words to describe you: Adventurous, perseverant and strong willed. 

 

Favorite hobbies: Sailing, surfing and skating.

 

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Johnny Knoxville   

 

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Murray

 

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the youngest person to sail around the world.

 

What scares you most about traveling? The plane crashing.

 

What excites you most about traveling? I love experiencing different cultures.

 

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will be a challenge to always keep level headed in stressful situations.

 

Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad gets stuck in his ways and will not hear reason.

 

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Cape Town, South Africa. I stayed there for three weeks on my last trip. It is a beautiful country with a great history.

 

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? My Dad and I are definitely close and I hope we grow even closer through The Race.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2011, 06:54:59 AM »
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Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will be a challenge to always keep level headed in stressful situations.

Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad gets stuck in his ways and will not hear reason.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2011, 11:25:29 AM »
Zac got it right, though. Laurence does have a stubborn streak that had cost the team time more than once in this Race already.

I suspect that if this team does not make final three, it will be due to Laurence being stubborn once too often.
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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 11:35:32 AM »
Zac got it right, though. Laurence does have a stubborn streak that had cost the team time more than once in this Race already.

I suspect that if this team does not make final three, it will be due to Laurence being stubborn once too often.

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Re: TAR 19: Laurence & Zac Sunderland (Father/son adventurers)
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 08:30:50 PM »
Zac got it right, though. Laurence does have a stubborn streak that had cost the team time more than once in this Race already.

I suspect that if this team does not make final three, it will be due to Laurence being stubborn once too often.

They should be easily one of the top two teams to beat by now. Hopefully they got their Ron/Chris moment (the S12 one) out of the way by now, or they would seriously face elimination...


 

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