Today, we're excited to introduce you to Jerica and Joe Henline of Team Black on Season 4 of Relative Race!
Find out about their family, their game strategy, and MORE below:
Joe: We're Team Black.
Jerica: And we're siblings from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joe: I'm Joe.
Jerica: And I'm Jerica.
BYUtv: Why did you want to be a part of Relative Race?
Jerica: We have been watching Relative Race as a family and really enjoyed the show. And then Joe found they were doing auditions and--
Joe: I was just randomly scrolling on Facebook and this ad pops up, audition for Relative Race! I'm like, should we? And so randomly that day, we just filmed a quick little audition video, and we're like just for fun. They called us the next day. I'm like oh my word, what did we get ourselves into? [laughing]
BYUtv: Where do you think you will go on the race?
Joe: The big one we're thinking might be Philadelphia.
Joe: That's our best guess for Day Ten.
Jerica: That would be our guess for Day Ten, as far as anywhere else I also think we'll probably be in West Virginia, at some point. I know a lot of our family history is there.
BYUtv: What do you think will be your biggest strength?
Jerica: I think our biggest strength is our communication.
Joe: Yeah, we can read each other like a book because we've worked together so much.
BYUtv: What do you think will be your biggest weakness?
Jerica: Probably our biggest weakness is going to be on any of the super physical challenges.
Joe: It's not obvious but we're not overly athletic. I mean you wouldn't know by looking at us.
Jerica: We've been working out, trying to prepare for the show, so we're trying to get there but, we also know we're probably not where we could be.
BYUtv: Do you have a team strategy?
Joe: I'll probably be driving the whole time.
Jerica: I'm going to be navigating.
Jerica: I think as far as when we get into cities, we're looking for hotels because we figured hotels have a very good sense of what is going on in their area, so hotels is one of the top of the list.
Joe: A big one is talking to strangers and being friendly because sometimes I think you can get a lot more out of that conversation.
Joe: And with challenges just removing ourselves from the situation because I think it's easy to get caught up in the hype of oh my goodness, we've got to do this! Kind of be able to keep a level head. And say okay, you do this, I'll work on this.
Jerica: One of our other strategies too is if we're getting distracted or really have to focus is plugging our ears, so we're not distracted by noise around us. As long as we don't need to communicate in that sense.
Joe: And just keeping each other's moods in check.
BYUtv: Tell us about your family.
Jerica: We actually come from a family of five, there are our parents and we have three older siblings.
Joe: There's a big age gap between the three oldest siblings and then us two, so we have tons of nieces and nephews running around, you know, auntie and uncle.
BYUtv: What does your family think about the race?
Jerica: I think they're nervous for us. [laughs]
Jerica: Our niece was telling us what we can and can't do on the race.
Jerica: Trying to instruct us a little bit on what we should do.
Joe: My older sisters were like, Joe, why didn't you pick me to be your partner? I'm like this isn't about having a favorite sister.