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William "Bopper" Minton from "The Amazing Race 2014" is one of the contestants in Season 24 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his best friend Mark Jackson. They previously competed in Season 20, coming in fifth place overall. They shaved their heads as part of the Fast Forward but ultimately were eliminated in leg 10. Bopper is a former motorcycle mechanic from Clay County, Kentucky. He is currently unemployed.

The Amazing Race 24

Here is an interview with William "Bopper" Minton:

Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn't take the time to read the clue correctly.

Most memorable moment from your first Race: Going through Africa and taking the plane ride over an active volcano.

Favorite place you visited on your first season: Africa.

Why do you want to run the Race again? To win some money so I can relocate my family to a clean and healthier place to live because my daughter is sick.

How have you changed since the last time you competed? I'm just a little older and a little wiser but I'm still the same.

What are you passionate about? My family is my biggest passion; the love that I have for my family and taking care of my father.

People would be surprised to learn: I would give a total stranger the shirt off my back.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Getting along better between the both of us and focusing better than the first time.

Pet peeve about your teammate: He thinks that he knows it all and will not listen and reason with me.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I'd love to go back to Africa, because I would love to have a chance to really experience the culture.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To better the life of my family and draw a little bit of attention to Clay County, the third poorest county in the nation.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Definitely staying more focused and really paying attention to the clues, word for word.  


The Amazing Race 20

Here is an interview with Bopper Minton:

Describe what you do: I fix motorcycles and take care of my Mom and Dad.

How will these skills help you win The Race? I am good with my hands and it has made me a better person — I think outside of the box.

Three words to describe you: Hyper, funny and exciting.

Favorite hobbies: Motorcycle riding, swimming and building bikes.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jim Carey.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Tiger Woods.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My child.

What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost and high places.



What excites you most about traveling? I have not done much traveling so I am really excited about getting to do that.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together? For Mark to listen to me and realize that he is not always right.

Pet peeve about your teammate: He thinks he knows everything.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Germany, because I have friends there.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To better our friendship and to see the world together.




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WILLIAM 'BOPPER' MINTON (AMAZING RACE): FACTS

Where does William "Bopper" Minton live? Find out here.

Age: ∼44 years old
Current Residence: Clay County, KY





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