Oklahoma cowboys eliminated from ‘The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'

Jet and Cord McCoy were eliminated from “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” after finishing last at the eighth pit stop in the episode that aired Sunday night.
By Mel Bracht mbracht@opubco.com Modified: April 24, 2011 at 11:04 pm •  Published: April 24, 2011
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Oklahoma cowboys Jet and Cord McCoy were eliminated from “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” after finishing last at the eighth pit stop in the episode that aired Sunday night. Last year in the cowboys' first appearance in the competition, they finished runner-up in their bid to win the $1 million prize.

Jet McCoy stumbled on the task of measuring the length of Lichtenstein while riding a motorized bicycle. He blamed his incorrect answer on taking a wrong turn on the course. He guessed 35 kilometers when the correct answer was 22 kilometers. He then had to ride the course again to determine the correct answer, which put the cowboys well behind the other competitors.

As in the past two episodes, the Oklahoma team rallied to make a race of it and stay in contention. But their fate was sealed when the Harlem Globetrotters team of “Flight Time and Big Easy” (Herb Long and Nate Lofton) used its U-Turn on them, making them complete another task.

“Totally my fault, really,” said Jet McCoy, 31, a rancher from Tupelo, after being told by host Phil Keoghan that they had been eliminated.

Cord McCoy, 30, a bull rider from Ada, disagreed.

“We're a team,” he said. “I took off with him and I'll stick with him to the end.”

Both cowboys said they enjoyed their second season on the CBS competition.

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