It’s the end of the road for Team Texas.
Tanner Kloven of Fort Worth and Josh Ahern, originally of Grapevine and now of Dallas, said goodbye to CBS-TV’s The Amazing Race Friday night when they came in last in the latest episode of “the race around the world.” After starting off the season as one of the strongest teams, they had struggled in recent weeks, saved from getting cut last week only by the fact that it was a non-elimination leg.
Kloven and Ahern, aka Team Texas or “the boys from Dallas” as their fellow contestants sometimes called them, started off this Agra, India-set episode at a disadvantage. Because they had come in last during the previous episode, they had an extra task to perform -- dubbed a “speed bump” -- that the other teams did not have to do. Also, another team “U-turned” them, a tactic available in some episodes in which a team can force a team behind them to do another task. That speed bump/U-turn combo delayed them enough that they could not make up the time.
The countries Team Texas got to visit in this 27th edition of the popular reality/game show included Brazil, Argentina, Zambia, Zimbabwe, France, the Netherlands, Poland and India.
Kloven is a pharmaceutical sales rep and Ahern “provide[s] medical devices, training and technical support to veterinarians and animal hospitals,” according to a DFW.com piece on the two from September before the season began. Ahern was also one included in DFW.com’s Hot Issue 2015 in September.
Five teams remain in the race to win $1 million.