Amazing Hoop Race: Meet The Teams

Amazing Hoop Race Logo Small is very pleased to introduce you to the fourteen finalist teams that have been selected to participate in The Amazing Hoop Race,’s brand new contest that will present a series of revolutionary challenges for teams of two. We were looking for teams with personality and creativity. To qualify, all of our teams needed to own a video camera (or have regular access to one), have a YouTube account at their disposal, and have a membership for each member of their team. Last week we invited hoopers from everywhere to hook up with their best hooping pal and post their casting week video submissions on YouTube with the title “ Amazing Hoop Race Casting Week”. In their video they were required to tell us briefly about who they are as individuals – including their usernames, and to share with us something about their hooping story together (how did they know one another? how did they start hooping together?). We wanted them to give us a quick look at the place where they live too and to do all of this in under five minutes. To be considered, casting week entries needed to be posted no later than Saturday, October 8th. How was the turn out? We’re thrilled to inform you that we had more awesome casting week submissions then we even knew what to do with. We’d like to thank everyone out there who posted a casting week submission with all of our hoop love because you’re all so freakin’ wonderful and we truly wish we were able to have had all of you on this, the first inaugural season of The Amazing Hoop Race. Unfortunately, we only planned to have fourteen team slots maximum available, recognizing that the viewing audience in general can only handle so many videos in one sitting and that the race can only last so long. A most sincere and heart felt thank you goes out to everyone for throwing your hoops into the ring. We sincerely appreciate it and we really do love you all.

So who are the fourteen teams that will be spinning things up for the very first Amazing Hoop Race? Without further ado, it’s time to find out.

1. TEAM WISCONSIN: Danielle and Savannah from Madison, Wisconsin.

2. TEAM GEORGIA: Jessi and Mary Ellen from Dalton, Georgia.

3. TEAM SEATTLE: Michelle and Taylor from Seattle, Washington.

4. TEAM LONDON: Jazz and Jen from London, England, UK.

5. TEAM BAY AREA: Andrea and Susan of the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

6. TEAM ISRAEL: Orly and Tali from Tel Aviv, Israel.

7. TEAM MARYLAND: Angel and Soolah from Frederick, Maryland.

8. TEAM ARIZONA: Ben and Peri from Lake Havasu, Arizona.

9. TEAM SOUTH CAROLINA: Lori and Tessa from Charleston, South Carolina.

10. TEAM ORANGE COUNTY: Claire and Erin from San Clemente, California.

11. TEAM BRISTOL: Cecile and Hannah from Bristol, England, UK.

12) TEAM TEXAS: Geri and Mona from Arlington, Texas.

13. TEAM NORTH CAROLINA: Rhonda and Selena from Raleigh, North Carolina.

14) TEAM AUSTRALIA: Clare lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, while Stacey recently relocated to the UK from Sydney.

There you have it, our fourteen teams for the very first Amazing Hoop Race, and what exactly is The Amazing Hoop Race? What will these fourteen teams be up to? Those are great questions. Tune in tomorrow when the race officially begins and everything will be explained in full detail.

20 comments for “Amazing Hoop Race: Meet The Teams

  1. October 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

    !!! I’m sooooo excited! Get ready to see great things from the Madison Hooper Heroes!!!

  2. Maryellen
    October 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Jessi and I are super excited about this opportunity and cant wait to hear all the details to be announced tomorrow!

  3. October 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Yay!!!!! We’re so stoked to be a part of this!!

  4. October 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Yay! Cecile and I are thrilled! Can’t wait to get started, its going to be fun!

  5. October 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Congratulations to the contestants!!!!! This is gonna be fun to watch!!!! I am super in love with all of you already, but really excited to see some hoopers from South Carolina!!!!!! WoooHooooo!!!

  6. October 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Go Team NC!!!

  7. October 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Hello All! Soolah and I ares toked to be part of this! We are excited to see what Philo throws our way! Good luck to everyone – above all…Have FUN!!

  8. October 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    @monahowell and I are SO excited…GOOD LUCK to us ALL…whatever Philo has up his sleeve, we are ALL so gosh darn interesting…this will really BE AMAZING to see what each of our teams come up with…it’s so, so cool to see the strong bond each of us has with our team member, too…thanks for this great idea & opportunity, Philo! we’re ready for this!

  9. October 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Yikes and Yay all rolled into one. How does one tell excitement form nervous? Either way I’m ready to play. *:)

    • October 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      Congratulations, Susan! I’m excited for you and Andrea. Cheering you on in San Ramon.

  10. October 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    OMG! I love all of these! Some of them brought tears to my eyes. We’re all so lucky to have a real hoop partner and friend. We’re super stoked and can’t wait to see what the next challenge is. Good luck all of you gorgeous people.

  11. October 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Aww, no Canadians to cheer for? Can hoopers, we gotta get in next year!

  12. October 11, 2011 at 3:38 am

    What a surprise! So pleased that Jazz and I have made it through! Congratulations everyone and good luck for the coming weeks! Let the games begin! πŸ™‚

  13. October 11, 2011 at 9:13 am

    how exciting…….there are some great videos here, good luck everyone! πŸ™‚

  14. October 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Well done everyone! What a great experience to be involved in. Stacey and I are stoked!!

  15. October 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Apologies racers, although we reported that the race was supposed to have started this morning, there was a delay on a piece of it that was beyond our control. We should have it taken care of today (knock wood) and once that last piece is in place we are ready to roll. Stay tuned.

  16. October 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Noted! Staying tuned . . . . . . . . . . . .

  17. October 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Wow how cool! Peri and I are thrilled we made the competition. We can’t wait to see what is in store for us next and wish the best to everyone involved.

  18. October 13, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Has there been any news? I’ve been staying tuned…

  19. October 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    GO Geri & Mona!!!

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