Elimination Interview: Rob & Sheila
Posted on Oct 2, 2012 10:05am

We asked Rob and Sheila questions that YOU (the fans!) sent in via social media! See what they had to say about their time in the game below.

Emily K: What country did you wish you had gotten to see?
Rob: I wanted to go to India.
Sheila: Probably Sweden. It was between that and Italy. I just have an attraction to Sweden. I'm just attracted to the culture and people.

Jon C: What is the worst part about being eliminated on the first leg?
Rob: Come on. The worst part is you are first off. The self-awareness that you failed. No matter how successful or how capable you view yourself there will come a time when you have to have humility and doing it in front of that many people is tough. But, we tried and we did the best we could.
Sheila: It is humbling. For me, I felt like I let people down. Everyone is so excited to watch and to be out on the first leg is hard.

Scott P: Do either of you put blame on the other about the outcome?
Rob: Oh yeah - it is all her fault. I think we both know that there are things we both could have done differently to not have been differently. We both could have prevented being the last to the mat. There were opportunities for both of us to change the outcome, but we haven't brought it up to each other. If you are going to be a team that blames each other than you are not going to be a very good team on the Amazing Race.
Sheila: Or in life!

Benita M: What did you do to get ready for the race when you found out that you both were picked?
Sheila: I'm really scared of heights and there is usually always height challenges so Rob made me do bungee jumping. He basically bushed me off.
Rob: Yeah -I pushed her. Sheila was afraid of heights so we dealt with that and we ran daily. I also competed in lumberjack competitions daily. We also spent a lot of time trying to decide what should be in our backpack.

Kamalia R: What do you guys think your team did wrong?
Rob: We made two mistakes. The first was navigational. We had studied a map of LA and the freeway system and we made a calculated decision to get on an interstate that we thought would get us on the 101 in LA but it didn't connect. That was really a strategic thing that we did wrong. The second thing was we should not have made an alliance with Gary and Will.