Bransen Family

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Bransen Family
Bransen Family
The Amazing Race 8
Relationship Dad and Daughters
Finishing Position 2nd
Legs Completed 11
Legs Won 3
2 midpoints
Average Position 3.18
Roadblock Count Wally 4, Beth 5,
Lauren 4, Lindsay 2
Countries raced 22x20px Flag of Panama.svg Flag of Costa Rica.svg Flag of Canada.svg

Walter "Wally", Elizabeth "Beth", Lauren and Lindsay Bransen are a father and his daughters who competed on The Amazing Race 8 as the Bransen Family. They are from Park Ridge, Illionis. They finished their race in 2nd, losing out to the Linz Family. They did, however, win the "Amazing Final Challenge" after the race had concluded.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania)

  • Detour.png Build It: Completely build a miniature, working watermill.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 2 (Pennsylvania → Washington, D.C. → Virginia)

  • Roadblock.png Walter: Search among many spies to find one who matches the codeword.
  • Detour.png Heat of the Battle: Use a stretcher to transport five wounded soldiers to the medical tent.
  • PitStop.png 6th

Leg 3 (Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama)

  • Detour.png Forrest Gump: De-head 200lbs of shrimp.
  • Roadblock.png Lindsay & Beth: Ride a centrifuge to 3.2g.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 4 (Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana)

  • Roadblock.png Lauren: Climb the World's Largest Office Chair.
  • Detour.png Play: Win three rounds of "21" against a dealer.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 5 (Louisiana → Panama)

  • Detour.png Coos: Use binoculars to find five tropical birds and circle them on an identification chart.
  • Roadblock.png Beth: Hit a baseball pitch from a little leaguer and make it to first base.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 6 (Panama → Costa Rica)

  • Roadblock.png Lauren: Find a single red bean in a huge pile of beans.
  • Detour.png Relic: Traverse six rope bridges and retrieve four Mayan relics.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 7 (Costa Rica → Arizona)

  • Detour.png Brush: Finish painting a complex design on two cartwheels.
  • Roadblock.png Walter: Drive 50 laps around a go-kart course.
  • PitStop.png 5th - Non-elimination leg

Leg 8 (Arizona)

  • Roadblock.png Lauren: Perform a 360 degree loop in a fighter plane.
  • Detour.png Bailing: Bail enough water out of a sunken boat to carry it onto shore.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 9 (Arizona → Utah)

  • Detour.png Drop Down: Rappel twice down two rocky walls.
  • Roadblock.png Lindsay: Perform a jump of a 60ft ski ramp.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 10 (Utah → Wyoming → Montana)

  • Detour.png Spike It: Completely build 20ft of railroad tracks.
  • Roadblock.png Lauren & Beth: Herd six cattle a quarter of a mile to their pen.
  • PitStop.png Leg Midpoint - 1st
  • Detour.png Pioneer Spirit: Attach four wheels to a covered wagon and ride it a quarter of a mile.
  • Roadblock.png Walter & Beth: Drive around a golf course looking for four golf balls of a specific color.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 11 (Montana → Canada → New York)

  • Detour.png Roll It: Complete a log-rolling course.
  • Roadblock.png Beth: Perform a catch on the flying trapeze.
  • Leg Midpoint - 1st
  • Detour.png Shoe: Search amongst thousands of women in a shoe museum to find one who fits a pair of shoes.
  • Roadblock.png Walter: Complete a puzzle of every Canadian province, American state, and every other country in North America.
  • PitStop.png Finish Line - 2nd
  • Final Amazing Challenge - Win
The Amazing Race 8
Legs 1234567891011
Countries United StatesPanamaCosta RicaCanada
Teams Aiello FamilyBlack FamilyBransen FamilyGaghan FamilyGodlewski FamilyLinz FamilyPaolo FamilyRogers FamilySchroeder FamilyWeaver Family
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