'Amazing Race' 22 cast includes John Wayne's granddaughter, descendant of Daniel Boone and more

amazing-race-22-cast.jpgCBS has announced the 11 teams that will race around the world during the 22nd season of "The Amazing Race," which premieres Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Phil Keoghan returns as host for the Emmy Award-winning reality competition show. This time around, there's a new twist: The first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two "Express Passes" -- one to keep for themselves and one they must give to another team by the end of the fourth leg of the race.

Destinations include Bora Bora, New Zealand, Botswana and Switzerland and the teams include twin brothers, firefighters, father/son cancer survivors and female country singers who are descendants of John Wayne and Daniel Boone. See the full cast in our photo gallery.

The teams are as follows:

Name: Idries Abdur-Rahman
Age: 36
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician

Name: Jamil Abdur-Rahman
Age: 36
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician
Connection: Twin Doctors

 
Name: Max Bichler
Age: 30
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Current occupation: Cigar Sales

Name: Katie Bichler
Age: 24
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Current occupation: Pharmacist
Connection: Newlyweds

 
Name: Mona Egender
Age: 33
Hometown: Castle Pines, Colo.
Current occupation: Captioner/Roller Derby Player

Name: Beth Bandimere
Age: 36
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
Current occupation: Tech Support/Roller Derby Player
Connection: Roller Derby Moms


Name: Bates Battaglia
Age: 36
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player (Played for the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs)

Name: Anthony Battaglia
Age: 33
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player (Currently plays for the Huntsville Havoc)
Connection: Hockey Brothers

 
Name: Chuck McCall
Age: 46
Hometown: Daphne, Ala.
Current occupation: Retail Manager/Taxidermist

Name: Wynona McCall
Age:  49
Hometown: Daphne, Ala.
Current occupation: Cosmetologist/Hairstylist
Connection: Married

 
Name: David O'Leary
Age: 58
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Current occupation: Investment Properties

Name: Connor O'Leary
Age: 21
Hometown:  Salt Lake City
Current occupation: Professional Cyclist
Connection: Father/Son (Both Cancer Survivors)

 
Name: Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 29
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current occupation: Singer/Songwriter (Band Member of "Stealing Angels") *Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone

Name: Jennifer Kuhle
Age: 30
Hometown: Nashville
Current occupation: Songwriter (Band Member of "Stealing Angels") *Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne
Connection: Friends/Country Singers


Name: Joey Graceffa
Age: 21
Hometown: Los Angeles        
Current occupation: YouTube Host

Name: Meghan Camarena
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host
Connection: Friends/YouTube Hosts

Name: Pamela Chien
Age: 29
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Art Director and Fitness Instructor

Name: Winnie Sung
Age: 29
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Senior Project Manager
Connection: Best Friends

 
Name: Jessica Hoel
Age: 26
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Current occupation: Account Manager

Name: John Erck
Age: 27
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Current Occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer Programmer
Connection: Dating

 
Name: Matthew Davis
Age: 25
Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.
Current occupation: Firefighter

Name: Daniel Moss
Age: 24
Hometown: Gaffney, S.C. 
Current occupation: Firefighter
Connection:  Best Friends

Photo/Video credit: CBS
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