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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #225 on: June 24, 2012, 05:24:46 PM »



I put up a couple of links a while back while they were racing, but I'm going to go ahead and paste some details about Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale in this thread.   

From an ABC news article, March 2012:
Her boyfriend, Daniel Gale, was awestruck from the first day he met her back in 2002. He was smitten by her looks and impressed with her snowboarding prowess. He hadn't the vaguest clue that she had prosthetic legs.

"I think my reaction, I tried to keep it a little bit mellow so as not to be overly shocked, because at that point, there was already an attraction," he said. "Then she pulled up the other pant leg, not that that swayed me either but it was just, I was just like wow, this is even more -- she's even more incredible."

For Purdy, the attraction was mutual.

"I was actually surprised that he was so mellow about it, because I was used to people saying, 'Oh, my gosh, what happened?' or 'Whoa, I've never seen that,' or, 'Is that carbon fiber?' or something like that, and he was so mellow, he was just like, 'Awesome,'" she said.

Together, the couple made another dream of Purdy's come true by bringing adaptive snowboarding to the Winter X-Games seven years ago. Their next mission is to get the sport into the Paralympics. [The committee announced in May that the sport will be included in 2014.]

Amy Purdy's incredible story and abilities have earned her wide acclaim. Madonna asked her to appear in a music video that was later shelved, Motley Crue used her in a photo shoot, and she had a prominent role in the film "What's Bugging Seth?" And when Purdy is not busy on the snowboard, she is often skateboarding, wakeboarding or working on launching her own clothing line, Live Learn Grow.

Purdy has made a life's purpose of sharing her message of triumph with the world through motivational speaking. She recently gave a highly-acclaimed TED talk.

"Our biggest disability is our, up here," Purdy said, pointing to her head. "This is where we limit ourselves."

From their ADACS website:
Daniel Gale and Amy Purdy founded Adaptive Action Sports in 2005 to help create opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to get involved in skateboarding and snowboarding and all action sports. At the time there were limited resources for those of us who skate and snowboard and have some sort of physical disability. AAS was the first organization of its kind  to focus on bringing these types of sports to the disabled community.

Daniel Gale is the current Executive Director. He also is a Sports Organizer for ESPN and the Summer X Games organizing the Adaptive Moto X Race, the Adaptive Skateboardpark Jam, Adaptive Snocross and the Adaptive Snowboarder X. He is a competitive snowboarder, avid skateboarder and all around board sports enthusiast.  It was his partner, Amy Purdy's struggle to achieve her action sports goals despite her "dis"ability that inspired them to create Adaptive Action Sports.   

Amy Purdy was an artist and board sport enthusiast as well growing up. Her goal was to spend a few years traveling the world and snowboarding when suddenly at the age of 19 her life changed forever. After a day of flu like symptoms Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock and diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis, a deadly blood infection. Amy fought for her life for nearly 3 months leaving the hospital a completely different person physically, mentally and spiritually. Amy loss both her legs below the knee and all kidney function but it didn't stop her from following her dreams. Amy is now a medaled snowboarder, actress, tv host, public speaker and Advocate for Element Skateboards.


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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #226 on: June 24, 2012, 07:45:18 PM »
Thanks Jen!

Wow...this is one incredibly awesome woman!

Do NOT miss this talk!! I have goosebumps.

Uploaded by TEDxTalks on Jun 8, 2011

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Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.

Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face -- or can even fathom. But what makes her story so incredible is not that fact that she lived a "normal" childhood and spent her high school years as a passionate artist and snowboarder, then traumatically lost both her legs at age 19, but how she has persevered, taking implausible challenges and rising above them.
Today, Amy is an athlete; currently the top ranked adaptive female snowboarder in the world. Amy also spends a good amount of time helping others; specifically those with physical challenges get involved with snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and other action sports through the organization she co-founded Adaptive Action Sports. Challenging herself while making a positive impact on the world is a true testament to Amy's spirit.

 
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #227 on: June 24, 2012, 08:18:43 PM »
No problem Peach!

They are very cute. Definitely the All American Guy and Girl!
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #228 on: June 24, 2012, 09:15:19 PM »
No problem Peach.

They are very cute. Definitely the All American Guy and Girl!

Well her and Trey have gotten me back into the Longhorns
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #229 on: July 04, 2012, 06:04:50 PM »
:luvya: Credit to PEACH for assistance in identifying this team!  :luvya:

Meet our Michigan team!


Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola!





Gary Wojnar is from Livonia, Michigan and is our taller teammate. Will Chiola (53) from Dearborn Heights, Michigan is our shorter teammate. Will is a marathon runner and has competed in marathons across America over the past decade. Both Gary & Will appear to be avid cyclists (just like Phil! :lol:) and are involved in the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour for the Make-A-Wish Michigan organization. Gary is on the left of all these photos, Will on the right.



   





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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #230 on: July 04, 2012, 06:12:20 PM »
:luvya: Credit to PEACH for assistance in identifying this team!  :luvya:

Meet our Michigan team!


Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola!

Awesome work. Turns out they weren't UMich professors. :tup:

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #231 on: July 04, 2012, 06:36:09 PM »
Oval is too modest, it was totally his find!!

And yes, not faculty, although it does appear that Gary may be a substitute teacher.

Make-a-Wish is one of my most favorite charities, so am already liking these guys!!
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #232 on: July 04, 2012, 10:54:26 PM »
I thought I had disappeared but I am happy to bring you another team ID:

JAMES LOMENZO AND MARK "ABBA" ABBATTISTA
53 and 45
Heavy Metal Musician and Music Manager/Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA

I'm sure they will go by James and Abba on the show. James might be known to some people as being a part of the group Megadeth.

Comparison photos below

 :yess:

This means we've got identified nine of the eleven teams! 

1.-  Brent & Josh.
2.-  Amy & Daniel.
3.-  Jaymes & James.
4.-  Nadiya & Natalie.
5.-  Trey & Lexie.
6.-  Rob & Kelly
7.-  Caitlin & Brittany
8.-  Abbie & Ryan
9.-  James & Abba.

And still searching for the IDs of the remaining teams!


And now we have ten!  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:

1.-  Brent & Josh.
2.-  Amy & Daniel.
3.-  Jaymes & James.
4.-  Nadiya & Natalie.
5.-  Trey & Lexie.
6.-  Rob & Kelly
7.-  Caitlin & Brittany
8.-  Abbie & Ryan
9.-  James & Abba.
10.- Gary & Will.
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #233 on: July 05, 2012, 02:37:45 AM »
Will Chiola (53) from Dearborn Heights, Michigan is our shorter teammate

I laughed  :lol:

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #234 on: July 06, 2012, 07:00:07 PM »
supper excited to have a south east asian team representing! these girls look tough!


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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #235 on: July 06, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
supper excited to have a south east asian team representing! these girls look tough!

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #236 on: July 09, 2012, 12:46:38 PM »
thank you!  :luvya:

found some pics of our F/F team natalie and nadia! cant wait to watch these girls race!  :conf: :yess:

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #237 on: July 09, 2012, 12:48:59 PM »
and these...

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #238 on: July 11, 2012, 11:58:54 AM »
I really just root for the hottest girls in the race.  :lol: This might be a good season.

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #239 on: July 31, 2012, 09:56:01 AM »
The Teams
Photos courtesy of Slowhatch, Chateau d If and reta!

M/M  Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola (Friends)

Team identified by ovalorange!

M/MJaymes Vaughan & James Davis (Chippendales Dancers)

Team identified by Cocoa!

M/MBrent Ridge & Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Fabulous Beekman Boys)

Team identified by georgiapeach and Chateau d If!

M/MJames LoMenzo & Mark "Abba" Abbatista (Metal Musician & Manager)

Team identified by Macaroons!

M/FTrey Wier & Lexi Beerman (Dating)

Team identified by north09 and boston_jen!

M/FUnknown & Unknown



F/FBrittany Fletcher & Caitlin King (Friends)

Team identified by Al!

F/FNadiya Anderson & Natalie Anderson (Twins)

Team identified by Chateau d If, amazinglatinoamericafan and Alenaveda!

M/FAmy Purdy & Daniel Gale (Couple)

Team identified by boston_jen!

M/FRyan Danz & Abbie Ginsberg

Team identified by TARdevotee!

M/FRob French & Kelly Carrington French (Married Monster Truck Drivers)

Team identified by georgiapeach!

Could the unknown team be the "Keenh Team"? That's the only team that pops out in my mind because of this:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Keehn-Team-The-Amazing-Race-2122/226495314088088

The hair and everything looks kinda alike. Comments?
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #240 on: July 31, 2012, 10:34:21 AM »

Could the unknown team be the "Keenh Team"? That's the only team that pops out in my mind because of this:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Keehn-Team-The-Amazing-Race-2122/226495314088088

The hair and everything looks kinda alike. Comments?

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2012, 10:45:12 AM »
Down below are the pic taken by Chateau, and the pic from the FB profile from the Keehn Team



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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #242 on: July 31, 2012, 12:59:00 PM »
Doesn't look like a match to me.

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #243 on: July 31, 2012, 01:18:33 PM »
The shape of her face is different.
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2012, 04:10:39 PM »
I doesn't really look like them
Physics alone is not enough.

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #245 on: July 31, 2012, 10:07:14 PM »
Thats not even close  :lol:

I don't see anything similar about them

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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #246 on: July 31, 2012, 11:16:42 PM »
Noooo.

But thank you and :welcome: to RFF, shiqiansoh!!
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #247 on: August 01, 2012, 05:30:29 AM »

Could the unknown team be the "Keenh Team"? That's the only team that pops out in my mind because of this:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Keehn-Team-The-Amazing-Race-2122/226495314088088

The hair and everything looks kinda alike. Comments?

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Thank you!  :hello2: :)
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #248 on: August 01, 2012, 05:36:20 AM »
Noooo.

But thank you and :welcome: to RFF, shiqiansoh!!

You're welcome (for my prediction of whether that "unknown" team is), and :thankyou: (for your  :welcome2: note).
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Re: TAR 21 Contestant Spoilers and Speculation
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2012, 01:29:01 PM »
I wasn't sure we would find this one....But thanks to a lucky coincidence, I am delighted to bring you our final TAR 21 team, TEAM RED!
 
Meet ROB SCHEER and SHEILA CASTLE!!
Engaged (now Married) Lumberjacks!
(follow the links for much more info)







Rob Scheer is the Founder and CEO of The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, Lumberjack Sports International, and 
Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.



He is a Lumberjack three-time world champion speed climber and the first IronJack World Champion in his own right.

He is also the brother of Tina Scheer who competed in Survivor: Panama.

You can see an interview with him here from Dec 2011:

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As the founder of the above, he has also helped produce Timbersport TV shows for ESPN and the Outdoor Channel.

Sheila Castle is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Lumberjack Feud.



While engaged during the running of the show, Rob and Sheila were married last weekend! Congratulations to them both!  :ihrtu


Special thanks to Chateau for the LAX and startline photos!
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