Pittsburgh native Becca Droz enjoys 1st-place finish on ‘Amazing Race’ | TribLIVE.com
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Paul Guggenheimer

Rebecca “Becca” Droz is not just surviving on CBS’ “Amazing Race,” she’s thriving.

Droz, a Pittsburgh native, and her teammate, Floyd Pierce, were in first place at the end of Episode 5, which aired Wednesday night. She and Pierce earned $5,000 each for the winning leg.

After being preempted last week by the show “Survivor,” CBS aired two episodes of “Amazing Race” shot in Dubai and Uganda on Wednesday. Droz and Pierce got to start Episode 6 out in front by virtue of their winning leg in the previous show. Unfortunately they were beaten out in the nightcap by the team of Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, who set the standard for the drum challenge.

Droz and Pierce are competing for a $1 million prize on a 25,000-plus mile journey around the world. The duo is known as “Team Fun.” They competed on the show in 2017 and although they didn’t win, they were invited back for this year’s all-star season.

Droz is a 2008 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. She currently works as an entrepreneur and rock climbing instructor in Boulder, Colo. Her parents, Cathy and Dan Droz, live in Pittsburgh.

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