Following a globe-spanning competition, UCSB alum and former swim team captain T.K. Erwin and his girlfriend emerged as the winners of “The Amazing Race” – and $1 million – on Sunday.
“The Amazing Race” is a CBS show that tracks couples in relationships as they compete around the world.
Throughout this season, the show’s 12th, the teams have trekked through four continents and traveled approximately 30,000 miles in the hopes of winning. During Sunday’s episode, Erwin and his girlfriend Rachel Rosales crossed the finish line in Anchorage, Alaska, to claim the $1 million prize.
During Erwin’s time at UCSB, he served as the Gaucho men’s swim team captain for the 2005-06 season and set a school record in the 200 meter backstroke during his junior year with a time of 1:47.14, which was later broken by teammate Chris Good.
Rosales owns a floral business, and she and Erwin both reside in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The finale featured the last three teams racing from Taiwan to Alaska, attempting to complete such tasks as climbing a glacier and deciphering a puzzle that required participants to remember earlier moments in the contest.