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Name: Tim Wiyninger
Age:
26
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Connection to your teammate: Best Friend
Current occupation: Oilfield Plant Operator
Describe what you do: As a bulk plant operator, I load bulk chemicals onto trucks that go out to location. Also, with as many crews that we run, I have to forecast on how much chemicals need to be ordered to start and finish a job.
3 words to describe you: Happy, funny and outgoing.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, attending sporting events and road trips.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The birth of my son and being able to provide for my family.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Will Ferrell, because he’s funny, kind-hearted and loves everyone.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Owen Wilson, because he’s funny and a ladies man.
What scares you most about traveling? Seeing people in other countries who are less fortunate and not being able to help.
What excites you most about traveling? Going to places I have never been before and making new memories with people I love.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We always believe that neither of us are wrong. Instead of listening to his argument, I just tell him my points. I hope I can be a better listener so I can respond to his points rather than hearing what I want to hear.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He spends too much time in front of the mirror.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to go to Australia. It would be amazing to visit the outback and see animals in their natural habitats.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I have never been overseas. Being able to travel the world and to see new things that I never thought would be possible.


Name: Daniel “Danny” Merkey
Age:
25
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Connection to your teammate: Best Friend
Current occupation: Oil Field Operator
Describe what you do: In the bulk plant my job is to blend various cements for oil rigs in the field. I also have to keep track and maintain any and all cements and additives used in the blending.
3 words to describe you: Cute, funny and brave.
Favorite hobbies: Fishing, golfing and Thunder Basketball.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The birth of my daughter. A close second is taking 3rd in state in wrestling with a torn ACL.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Mark Wahlberg - tough and gritty but also hilarious.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Vince Vaughan – he is a fast talking ladies’ man but has a big heart.
What scares you most about traveling? I love traveling for the most part. I’m not a big fan of the ocean. Just something about not knowing what’s out there makes me nervous.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new cultures, sites and learning about different ways of life.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Tim and I are both very headstrong and sometimes argue about the simplest things to prove the other wrong. To win we will have to put that aside at times and trust each other.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His dirty car. When we go to lunch we never take his car because I can’t fit in the passenger seat with all the junk.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have always wanted to see Rome with all the history and culture it has to offer.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? This is a once in a lifetime chance to see the world and make new friends.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 08:04:52 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 10:40:03 AM »

 
 
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Best Friends Tim Wiyninger (left) and Danny Merkey (right). Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 02:12:16 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 02:12:29 PM »
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 09:32:50 PM »
I like these two, and they do seem to be people I could relate to. They will probably be the team that will be wide-eyed when they get to a country that is completely out of their element. Even though they don't seem to bring too many skills to the Race, hopefully they can prove to be dark horses and surprise the other teams.

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 07:01:16 AM »
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What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to go to Australia.

<3 PLEASE COME TO AUSTRALIA ON YOUR OWN. IT'S AN AMAZING PLACE. :colors :funny:

With that said... I think this team lacks identity? I think it will take me a really long time to remember their names. =/
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 07:20:34 AM »
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What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to go to Australia.

<3 PLEASE COME TO AUSTRALIA ON YOUR OWN. IT'S AN AMAZING PLACE. :colors :funny:

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 07:27:03 AM »
Oh come on, offtopic but Australia is amazing! :cheer: :hrt:
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 07:30:54 AM »
Not really :P

*attempts to divert back on topic*

I think they'll be early boots, my feeling.
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
I am getting Matt and Daniel vibes from them

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 09:10:45 AM »
Aw shucks...
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 12:17:18 AM »
More or less on the same interestingness level as Travis & Nicole.

Prediction: Early boots.

Ranking: The same as Travis & Nicole.
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 05:44:21 AM »
oh come on!!! trend these two  :hrt: :hrt: :hrt:
from ninth to sixth ... YEAAAAH!!!!  :hearts:

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 06:46:00 PM »
I like them. They're nice and throw out some random things ("I forgot the dang zero!" for example) They are on my Top 3 teams.  :hrt:
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2013, 06:51:18 PM »
I like how they were smart enough to not listen to Leo&Jamal

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
Why have they had such a poor edit?
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 07:13:04 PM »
Why have they had such a poor edit?

Maybe they are too normal and quiet?... in detours or individual task they are usually shown starting, finishing, and then as background.

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013, 07:26:30 PM »
Hmm maybe. I hope they last another few legs.
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 11:30:38 AM »
from ninth to sixth to fourth  :yess:

so proud of the Oklahoma boys ...
and for not going along with Afghanimals to screw'em  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 04:21:36 PM »
These people don't even have edits...the non-pasty one didn't even get a shirtless shot at the Detour :lol:
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2013, 05:36:30 PM »
This team is great so far! I hope they continue to do well. :wohoo:

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2013, 07:27:31 AM »
i am praying :
-that Marie gave them the 2nd EP ...
-that they didn't get U-turned in the following leg
-that they survived in the following leg
-all those struggling in the preview was meant to mislead us

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2013, 08:56:40 AM »
I really hope Marie gives them the second EP!  The struggle on the next leg though.... :(

They are my favorite "country-boys" team ever! I love them waaaaaaaay more than the Cowboys or Kentucky!
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2013, 09:50:51 AM »
I really hope Marie gives them the second EP!  The struggle on the next leg though.... :(

They are my favorite "country-boys" team ever! I love them waaaaaaaay more than the Cowboys or Kentucky!

u and me both sister!!!  :hoot:

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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2013, 09:54:31 AM »
What makes them appealing is that they just seem to act natural. They don't like they're trying too hard. I'm not saying the cowboys or Kentucky try hard.
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Re: Tim Wiyninger & Danny Merkey "Best Friends - Oil Field Operators"
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 10:03:57 AM »
What makes them appealing is that they just seem to act natural. They don't like they're trying too hard. I'm not saying the cowboys or Kentucky try hard.

i think they're just trying to enjoy the experience, which is good.  :<3
and they could really use the money, which is why I adore them so much and want them to win... even just a leg ... :hrt:


 

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