Floyd Pierce, an applied mathematics undergrad, is currently competing on “The Amazing Race”, a popular CBS reality show. Contestants race across the world while completing challenges and solving puzzles. They can win prizes along the way, such as prepaid vacations. The winners are awarded one million dollars. Pierce on a team with Becca Droz, a rock climbing instructor who also lives in Boulder. In the second episode of the 29th season, Pierce and Droz successfully complete one of their first challenges by “keep[ing] the rhythm with a local samba group”. Pierce is attending CU Boulder on a full-ride scholarship. He enjoys playing the drums, hiking, baseball, and of course, “The Amazing Race”.