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Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race
RAY & YOLANDA
Dating
Bio: Ray & Yolanda have been dating for five years. An accomplished athlete, Yolanda ran track with Ray's cousin at the University of Florida. One day while visiting his cousin at the track, Ray was introduced to Yolanda, but it wasn't until later that the two were reacquainted and exchanged phone numbers.


Read their full bio at CBS.com

TOURNAMENTS WON
ALL STARS 4 - THE COUPLES


Ray & Yolanda Photos
Records:


Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race
At The Finish Line.
Quotes:
Yolanda: "I feel a little blood in the lungs."
Ray: "Downtown Rome I saw a lot of shops. I'm gonna have to come back and buy somethin' after I win this million bucks."
Yolanda: "I'm not sure there's a lot going on in there." (Talking about Joseph & Monica's intelligence)
Yolanda: "We just got beat by MoJo, which is a big no no."
Yolanda: "Stop cursin' at me."
Yolanda: "You shot me a bird?"
Ray: "Just remember, I'm a grown man."
Yolanda: "I can't tell."
Ray: "I don't know what language these people speak but I can't even look at these signs and figure out what it says. They're all squiggly."
Ray: "Just take your time babe, maybe you'll get a pattern goin'."
Yolanda: "Your momma got a pattern goin'."
Yolanda: "They may look old but they're ggggoooooodddd." (Referring to Fran/Barry)
Yolanda: "It's kinda like Pirates of the Caribbean."
Ray: "If them crocodiles eat Monica they might choke. It's like eating a plastic Barbie doll."
Yolanda: "Black people wouldn't be stupid enough to get into a pool of crocodiles........... Or would they?
Ray: "For a million dollars they would."
Ray: "It's heavy, it's heavy. I got a Chevy."
Japanese local: "You look like Janet Jackson."
Yolanda: "I'll tell Michael you said hey."
Lucky Situations:
-Won 2 Mercedes Benz's on Leg 9.
-Beat out Danielle & Dani in a foot race for the 7th and final spot.
Unlucky Situations:
-Getting lost in the confusing streets of Japan.
-Got a 15 minute penalty on Leg 6 for getting off the train too early at the wrong station and taking a bus to the correct train station causing them to drop from 2nd to 3rd.



Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race
Leg
Pit Stop Location
Ending Position
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
7th Place
2
Brotas, Brazil
5th Place
3
Moscow, Russia - Munich, Germany
3rd/7th Place
4
Segesta, Italy
7th Place
5
Siracusa, Italy
6th Place
6
Rio, Greece
3rd Place
7
Jabreen, Oman
3rd Place
8
Perth, Australia
4th Place
9
Lake Bennett, Australia
1st Place
10
Bangkok, Thailand
3rd Place
11
Lake Yamanaka, Japan
3rd Place
12
Denver, USA
3rd Place

Average Placing: 4.33



Roadblocks:
  • Leg 1: No Roadblock
  • Leg 2: Climb Fire Escape/Rappel 400 Feet - Ray
  • Leg 3: Plunge 10 Meters/Dive for Clue - Yolanda
  • Leg 3: Find Roaming Gnome in Field - Ray
  • Leg 4: Assemble Greek Statue - Ray
  • Leg 5: Play Kayak Polo/Score Goal - Ray
  • Leg 6: Bungee Jump 240 Feet - Ray
  • Leg 7: Dig for Shuwa - Yolanda
  • Leg 8: Search Prison Cells/Tunnel System - Yolanda
  • Leg 9: Skydive - Ray
  • Leg 10: Prepare Monkey Feast - Yolanda
  • Leg 11: Locate Clue from Thrill Rides - Yolanda
  • Leg 12: Place Flags of Countries Visited in Order - Not Shown Doing It
Total:
Ray: 6
Yolanda: 5
Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race


Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race
Yolanda.
Ray & Yolanda - Amazing Race All-Stars
Detours Done:
  • Leg 1: Motor Head - assemble a motorcycle
  • Leg 2: Climb It - each team member must use an ascender to climb up a waterfall
  • Leg 3: Scour - search among 1500 Russian nesting dolls for a clue on one of 10 dolls
  • Leg 3: Slap It - learn and perform a local folk dance
  • Leg 4: Foundry - carry a 110 lb. church bell and deliver it to a church
  • Leg 5: Big Fish - each team member must carry a 17 kg swordfish 1/3 of a mile and deliver them to a specific market vendor
  • Leg 6: Herculean Effort - compete in 3 ancient olympic events: discus throw, javelin throw and wrestling
  • Leg 7: Camel - lift a camel into a pickup truck using a winch and drive it a short distance to a bedouin camp
  • Leg 8: Sand - drag 40 branches 126 yards to a marked sand dune
  • Leg 9: Dry - select a didgeridoo then find an Aboriginal with a matching didgeridoo and play a note
  • Leg 10: Altar It - assemble a shrine and gold leaf a small buddha statue for the shrine
  • Leg 11: Maiden - transport a young Japanese woman in a traditional Japanese palanquin to a tea ceremony pavilion
  • Leg 12: Drill It - drill 10 holes in the ice then push an ice fishing shack and position it over two of the holes
LEG 1 RECAP:
-Were 3rd on the Continental flight, scheduled to arrive last in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
-Arrived 10th at the rooftop of the Hotel Unique.
-Arrived 9th at the Detour clue.
-Chose "Motor Head" as their Detour.
-Arrived at the "Motor Head" Detour in 7th place.
-Finished the Detour in 7th place.
-Arrived 7th in Santa Cecilia where they had to find a specific warehouse, witness a traditional ceremony and light a white candle to receive their next clue.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 7th place.
LEG 2 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 7th place.
-Were caught up with all the other teams waiting for the Edificio Copan to open.
-Arrived 7th at the Roadblock.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray climbed up the first fire escape and was second to the top of that fire escape.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 5th place.
-Just missed the first charter bus.
-Were 1st on the 11:15am charter bus to Brotas.
-Arrived 5th at the Detour.
-Chose "Climb It" as their Detour.
-Finished the Detour in 5th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 5th place.
LEG 3 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 5th place.
-Arrived 5th at the zipline.
-Finished the zipline in 5th place.
-Were 1st on the 10:00am charter bus to Sao Paulo.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to Moscow, Russia.
-Arrived 3rd at the Roadblock.
-Yolanda performed the Roadblock but struggled since she couldn't swim.
-Yolanda finished the Roadblock in 3rd place.
-Arrived 5th at the Detour cluebox.
-Chose "Scour" as their Detour.
-Arrived at the "Scour" Detour in 1st place.
-Finished the Detour in 3rd place.
-Arrived at the mat in 3rd place but found out that the Leg wasn't over. Phil gave them their next clue.
-Were unable to get on a flight and had to wait until morning for the next flight.
-Were on the third flight to Frankfurt, Germany.
-Were on the third train to Stuttgart.
-Arrived 5th at the Mercedes-Benz factory where they took a test drive on the test track to receive their next clue.
-Arrived 5th at the Roadblock.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 5th place.
-Got lost on the way to the Detour.
-Arrived 7th at the Detour.
-Chose "Break It" as their Detour.
-Switched to "Slap It" after they couldn't find the correct label.
-Finished the Detour in 7th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 7th place.
LEG 4 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 7th place.
-Were on the fourth flight to Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
-Arrived 6th at the Teatro Massimo.
-Arrived 6th at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Foundry" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in 5th place.
-Got lost on the way to Segesta.
-Arrived last at the Yield and found out that Danielle & Dani were Yielded.
-Arrived last at the Roadblock.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 7th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 7th place.
LEG 5 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in last place.
-Parked their car in Catania and ran to the Anfiteatro Romano cause there was so much traffic.
-Arrived 6th at the Anfiteatro Romano.
-Counted the heads on the fence posts and received their next clue in 6th place.
-Chose to do the "Big Fish" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in 6th place.
-Arrived 6th at the Roadblock.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 6th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 6th place.
LEG 6 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in last place.
-Were on the same train as the other teams to Rome.
-Arrived last at the Trevi Fountain where they received 1/2 of Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man drawing.
-Arrived last at the Spanish Steps and received the other half of the drawing. The 1st team to the Pit Stop with the complete drawing won a prize.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to Athens, Greece.
-Arrived at the Ancient Agora and waited for it to open.
-Found their next clue in 2nd place.
-Were on the 1st train to Isthmos Station in Corinth.
-Mistakenly got off at Corinth Station and took a bus to Isthmos Station.
-Arrived at the Roadblock in 2nd place.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 2nd place.
-Chose to do the "Herculean Effort" Detour.
-Arrived at the "Herculean Effort" Detour in 2nd place.
-Ray struggled with the javelin throw.
-Finished the Detour in 3rd place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 2nd place and received a 15 minute penalty for not taking a train to Isthmos Station. This dropped them to 3rd place.
LEG 7 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 3rd place.
-Crossed the Rio-Antirrio bridge on foot to sign up for a charter bus time.
-Argued while making their way across the bridge.
-Were 3rd on the 9:00am bus to Athens.
-Were on the first flight to Muscat, Oman.
-Arrived 3rd at Riyam Park and waited for it to open.
-Found their next clue by the giant incense burner in 2nd place.
-Got very lost on the way to Sur.
-Arrived last at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Camel" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in last place.
-Arrived last at the Roadblock.
-Yolanda performed the Roadblock.
-Yolanda finished the Roadblock in 4th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 3rd place.
LEG 8 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 3rd place.
-Left some money in BJ & Tyler's car.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to Perth, Australia.
-Arrived 3rd at Kings Park War Memorial.
-Arrived at the Fremantle Port and had to wait until morning to catch a ferry.
-Were on the same ferry as the other teams to Rottnest Island.
-Arrived last at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Sand" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in last place.
-Were on the third ferry to Fremantle Port.
-Arrived 4th at the Roadblock.
-Yolanda performed the Roadblock.
-Yolanda finished the Roadblock in 4th place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 4th place.
LEG 9 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in last place.
-Arrived last at the Swan Bells Tower and waited for it to open.
-Called for a taxi to pick them up but it was cancelled by Eric & Jeremy.
-Got their next clue in 2nd place and had a lot of trouble finding a taxi.
-Accused Joseph & Monica of cancelling their taxi.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to Darwin.
-Arrived last at Crocodylus Park and waited for it to open.
-Waded into a pond full of crocodiles and retrieved their next clue in last place.
-Arrived last at the Yield and found out that Joseph & Monica had been yielded.
-Arrived 3rd at the Roadblock.
-Ray performed the Roadblock.
-Ray finished the Roadblock in 3rd place.
-Arrived 3rd at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Dry" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in 1st place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 1st place.
LEG 10 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in 1st place.
-Gave some pants to BJ & Tyler.
-Were on the 1st flight to Bangkok, Thailand.
-Were on the 1st bus to Lopburi.
-Arrived 1st at Prang Sam Yot and waited for it to open.
-Received an envelope that they had to open at the Pit Stop. If there was a golden gnome inside, they would win a prize.
-Decided to go for the Fast Forward.
-Arrived 2nd at the Fast Forward and discovered that they each had to eat one bowl of fried crickets and grasshoppers.
-Decided to go back to the Roadblock.
-Yolanda performed the Roadblock.
-Yolanda finished the Roadblock in 3rd place.
-Arrived 2nd at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Altar It" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in 3rd place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in 3rd place.
-Had a golden gnome in their envelope and won a trip to Sydney.
-Were 1 of 3 teams racing for $1,000,000.
LEG 11 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in last place.
-Arrived last at the Royal Elephant Kraal and waited for it to open.
-Received their next clue from an elephant in 1st place.
-Were on the 1st flight to Tokyo, Japan.
-Got lost on the way to Shibuya Scramble crossing.
-Arrived last at Shibuya Scramble crossing and found a message displayed on a screen to find their next clue.
-Arrived last at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Maiden" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in last place.
-Arrived last at Capsule Land Hotel and received a 9:30am departure time.
-Lost their ticket and got pulled over at the toll.
-Arrived last at the Roadblock.
-Yolanda performed the Roadblock.
-Yolanda finished the Roadblock in last place.
-Arrived at the Pit Stop in last place and were saved by a Non-Elimination Leg.
-Were stripped of all their money and possessions except their passports and the clothes on their backs and received no money on the next leg.
LEG 12 RECAP:
-Started the Leg in last place with no money.
-Received some money from BJ & Tyler and went to beg for more money.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
-Got lost on the way to Mirror Lake.
-Arrived last at the Detour.
-Chose to do the "Drill It" Detour.
-Finished the Detour in last place.
-Arrived last at Kincaid Park where they used a map and snowshoes to hike to the cluebox.
-Were on the same flight as the other teams to the final destination city Denver, Colorado.
-Arrived last in Golden and had trouble finding their next clue at Clear Creek History Park.
-Were not shown performing the final Roadblock.
-Crossed the Finish Line in 3rd place.

Preceded By: Weaver Family 3rd Placer
Season 9
Succeeded By:
Lyn & Karlyn



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