Michael & Kevin

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Michael & Kevin
Michael & Kevin
The Amazing Race 17
Relationship Father/Son
Finishing Position 7th
Legs Completed 7
Legs Won 0
Average Position 5.29
Roadblock Count Michael 3, Kevin 4
Countries raced Flag of England.svg Flag of Ghana.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Russia.svg

Michael and Kevin Wu are a father and son who competed on The Amazing Race 17. They are from Sugar Land, Texas. Kevin is a YouTube star and makes videos along with his dad for his channel, KevJumba. They were eliminated in 7th after misinterpreting a clue and incurring numerous penalties.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (United States → England)

  • Roadblock.png Kevin: Use a slingshot to shoot a watermelon at a suit of armor.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 2 (England → Ghana)

  • Roadblock.png Michael: Sell sunglasses to make GH₵15, while selling no single pair for less than GH₵3.
  • Detour.png Tune In: Set up a satellite TV system for a local house.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 3 (Ghana)

  • Roadblock.png Kevin: Wrap hands in tape and punch a punching bag for 60 seconds.
  • Detour.png Bicycle Parts: Use a stick to roll a rim across a field and back twice for each team member.
  • PitStop.png 9th - Non-elimination leg

Leg 4 (Ghana → Sweden)

  • Speedbump.png Sit on an ice chair for 10 minutes.
  • Roadblock.png Michael: Ride a wheeled dog-sled around a summer mushing course.
  • Detour.png Beds: Build a traditional Swedish tent-like dwelling and furnish it.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 5 (Sweden → Norway)

  • Roadblock.png Kevin: Rappel off the side of a bridge, retrieve the clue from a boat at the bottom, and use a mechanical ascender to go back up.
  • Detour.png Boat: Use a map to direct a boat to a location, then transport a large fish and a chainsaw up a hill.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 6 (Norway → Russia)

  • Detour.png Classical Cinema: Search a pile of film for the section matching what is played on the projector.
  • Roadblock.png Kevin: Retrieve a sack of 50 potatoes, fill a wheelbarrow with manure, then plant the potatoes.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 7 (Russia)

  • Detour.png Circus Clown: Successfully keep 10 plates balanced and spinning.
  • Roadblock.png Michael: Clear three pin sets of gorodki.
  • PitStop.png Arrived 6th, 1-hour penalty for being led by a taxi and traveling by taxi instead of on foot - 7th - Eliminated
The Amazing Race 17
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesUnited Kingdom (England) • GhanaSwedenNorwayRussiaOmanBangladeshHong KongSouth Korea
Teams Andie & JennaBrook & ClaireChad & StephanieConnor & JonathanGary & MalloryJill & ThomasKatie & RachelMichael & KevinNat & KatNick & VickiRon & Tony
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