Welcome to The Amazing Race HTF Challenge. Like the Survivor Palau HTF Challenge, the rules will be different for this challenge in order to enable participants to stay in the challenge a little longer. Like in previous challenges, each person will get to pick one team who they think will win The Amazing Race. Each team can only be picked once as the race winner and that pick will be first come, first serve. Then pick three teams who you think will round out the final four teams, and these three teams will not be exclusive per participant, meaning the same team can be added to any final four. Points will be awarded if your team is wins The Amazing Race, in addition to having any of your final four teams (including your race winner pick) finish in second, third, or fourth place. Since there is no jury like on Survivor, that can't be part of the point scale, so to replace that I will award points to any team that uses a fast forward or a yield on another team. The points scale is as follows: First place (race winner pick): 25 First place (final four pick): 20 Second place: 15 Third place: 10 Fourth place: 5 Fast Forward or Yield: 3 Here is the list of teams, more info can be found at the CBS The Amazing Race 7 website, along with the general HTF discussion thread here. I'll list each member with their age and occupation on the first two lines, followed by a line with their relationship to each other and then a line stating where they're from. As each team is picked, I'll denote the selection with a line in bold print above the selected team and I'll add the rest of the final four alphabetically below the race winner pick as each selection is posted: ______________________________ Patrick Sun selected: Brian, 27, Actor/Bartender Greg, 24, Bouncer Brothers Santa Monica, CA Final Four: Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ron & Kelly Third Place Uchenna & Joyce First Place, Fast Forward ______________________________ brentl selected: Debbie, 25, Photographer Bianca, 26, High School Teacher Lifelong Friends Woodbridge, VA ______________________________ Marc Bax selected: Lynn, 30, Executive Assistant Alex, 30, Executive Assistant Boyfriends West Hollywood, CA Final Four: Brian & Greg Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ryan & Chuck ______________________________ Jed M selected: Megan, 26, Fashion Designer Heidi, 31, Stay-at-home-mom Roommates Oak Park, CA Final Four: Brian & Greg Ron & Kelly Third Place Uchenna & Joyce First Place, Fast Forward ______________________________ Joseph S selected: Meredith, 69, Retired Executive Gretchen, 66, Retired Flight Attendant/RN Grandparents Easton, MD Fourth Place Final Four: Debbie & Bianca Ray & Deana Fast Forward Uchenna & Joyce First Place, Fast Forward ______________________________ Daniel Kikin selected: Ray, 44, Stockbroker Deana, 27, Marketing & Promotions Dating On and Off Canfield, OH & Youngstown, OH Fast Forward Final Four: Brian & Greg Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ron & Kelly Third Place ______________________________ Nathan Webel selected: Rob, 29, Runner Up, Survivor: All Stars Amber, 26, Winner, Survivor: All Stars Dating Canton, MA & Beaver, PA Second Place Yield Final Four: Brian & Greg Ron & Kelly Third Place Ryan & Chuck ______________________________ Travis_S selected: Ron, 28, Former Iraq War POW Kelly, 26, Legislative Correspondent Dating Villa Rica, GA & Greenville, SC Third Place Final Four: Brian & Greg Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Susan & Patrick ______________________________ Chris_Morris selected: Ryan, 31, General Contractor Chuck, 32, Sales Best Friends Landrum, SC & Inman, SC Final Four: Brian & Greg Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ron & Kelly Third Place ______________________________ Mark Pfeiffer selected: Susan, 54, Director fo Judicial Affairs Patrick, 26, Writer Mother / Son Hamilton, OH Final Four: Ray & Deana Fast Forward Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ron & Kelly Third Place ______________________________ Winner Micheal selected: Uchenna, 40, Energy Broker Joyce, 44, Sales Manager Married Houston, TX First Place Fast Forward Final Four: Brian & Greg Rob & Amber Second Place, Yield Ron & Kelly Third Place ______________________________ The 2 hour premiere airs Tuesday, March 1, at 9:00 PM. Good luck to all!