Laura & Tyler

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Laura & Tyler
Laura & Tyler
The Amazing Race 26
Team Title #TeamSoCal
Finishing Position 1st
Legs Completed 12
Legs Won 3
Average Position 3.08
Roadblock Count Laura 5, Tyler 6
Countries raced Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Namibia.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Peru.svg Flag of the United States.svg

Laura Pierson and Tyler Adams are a Blind Date pair who competed on The Amazing Race 26 as #TeamSoCal. They are from Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, respectively. The two were very strong racers who eventually finished in 1st, despite not falling in love with one another.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (United States → Japan)

  • Detour.png Syncing Steps: Learn and perform a series of robotic dance moves to with a modern Japanese pop group.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 2 (Japan)

  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Solve a Japanese puzzle box, also known as a yosegi.
  • Detour.png Share: Feed each other a bowl of noodles while using chopsticks and sitting in front of a high-power fan.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 3 (Japan → Thailand)

  • Detour.png Tree: Both successfully deliver a tray of food across a zipline without spilling anything.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 4 (Thailand)

  • Detour.png Water: Ride a water taxi around Bangkok, eating a strong-tasting 'century egg' and receiving a Buddhist blessing.
  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Take apart a combustion engine to retrieve a screwdriver from inside of the transmission.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 5 (Thailand → Germany)

  • Detour.png Stack: Use a pulley system to stack 15 empty beer cases by having one climb to the top of the stack.
  • Roadblock.png Laura: Memorize and perform a German love song for partner, getting doused with water if unsatisfactory.
  • PitStop.png 6th

Leg 6 (Germany → France → Monaco → France)

  • Roadblock.png Laura: Travel on foot around Monaco, retrieving Grace Kelly's favorite roses and chocolate for partner.
  • Detour.png Win by a Nose: Use recipes and both marked and unmarked ingredients to make French cologne and perfume.
  • PitStop.png 6th

Leg 7 (France → Namibia)

  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Properly build a bushman hut from scratch.
  • Detour.png Pack: Prepare wildebeest meat and feed it to a pack of wild African dogs.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 8 (Namibia)

  • Roadblock.png Laura: Observe a briefcase being airdropped from a bush plane and retrieve it, as well as a Travelocity Gnome.
  • Detour.png Work: Attach five large tires to vehicle and drag them along a 5km road to smooth it down.
  • U-Turn.png Used the U-Turn on Aly & Steve.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 9 (Namibia → Netherlands)

  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Search for a matching pair of klompen amongst hundreds of nearly identical looking pairs.
  • Detour.png Soak: Ride a motorized hot tub-boat and solve a series of Rebus puzzles along the canal.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 10 (Netherlands → Peru)

  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Harvest a row of sugarcane.
  • Detour.png Papas: Sort a pile of potatoes and deliver them to the potato market.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 11 (Peru)

  • Detour.png Make Some Bricks: Make 12 adobe bricks, and then transport 12 finished bricks using a wheelbarrow.
  • Roadblock.png Laura: Paddle a caballito de totora boat through the surf to reach a buoy.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 12 (Peru → United States)

  • Roadblock.png Tyler: Use a rising bungee to retrieve a playbook from the stadium roof, catch a football pass and kick and extra point.
  • Roadblock.png Laura: Rappel from Reunion Tower and spot flags marking the next destination.
  • PitStop.png Finish line - 1st
The Amazing Race 26
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesJapanThailandGermanyFranceMonacoNamibiaNetherlandsPeru
Teams Aly & SteveBergen & KurtHarley & JonathanHayley & BlairJeff & JackieJeff & LydaJelani & JennyLaura & TylerLibby & CJMatt & AshleyMike & Rochelle
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