Gary Ervin, a former wrestler and coach at the University of Central Missouri, is one of the contestants on the new season of the popular CBS TV series The Amazing Race which debuted Sunday night.
Ervin, 53, from Morganfield, Ky., is partnered with his daughter Mallory, 23, as one of eleven pairs of contestants who are competing for a second time on the 18th season of the reality show titled “Unfinished Business” built around an around-the-world race incorporating various challenges along the way.
Gary Ervin, a 1980 graduate of Central Missouri, was a four-year varsity letterman as a wrestler for the Mules. He was a three-time winner in the MIAA (Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and a qualifier for the NCAA Division II championships. Ervin was named to the UCM Foundation board of directors in January 2008.
Ervin has frequently worn wrestling t-shirts on both this season’s premiere episode, as well as on the 17th season of The Amazing Race last fall. Among the shirts he wore featured logos for the UC Braves; Ervin wrestled and coached at Union County High School Braves in Morganfield.
Ervin is now an entrepreneur in the fields of cable and satellite television, and holds a commercial pilot’s license.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business is broadcast Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
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