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CBS Reveals 'The Amazing Race' Season 22 Cast, New Twist (Video)

A pair of roller derby moms, professional hockey player brothers and father-and-son cancer survivors are among the competitors on CBS' reality competition.

The Amazing Race Season 22 Cast - H 2012
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CBS on Wednesday revealed the 11 teams that will compete for the $1 million prize on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race, which premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Among the teams are a pair of roller derby moms, country singers, professional hockey player brothers, YouTube hosts, twin OB/GYNs and father-and-son cancer survivors.

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This season of the Phil Keoghan-hosted competition will feature a new twist wherein the first team to check in at the first pit-stop will earn two “Express Passes” -- one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another team by the end of the fourth leg of the race.

The teams will travel more than 30,000 miles this season, visiting five continents and nine countries. Among their tasks will be skydiving from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participating in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunting for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scaling the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland.  

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The 11 teams (in no particular order) are:

Name: Idries Abdur-Rahman
Age: 35
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician

Name: Jamil Abdur-Rahman
Age: 35
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician

Connection: Twin Doctors

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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

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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  

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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Name: Joey Graceffa
Age: 21
Hometown: Los Angeles             
Current occupation: YouTube Host
Internet Personality (Joey's YouTube Channel)

Name: Meghan Camarena
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles 
Current occupation: YouTube Host
Internet Personality (Meghan's YouTube Channel)

Connection: Friends/YouTube Hosts

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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

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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

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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/Firefighters