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Laker alumnus Bates Battaglia and brother win The Amazing Race

Posted: May 7th, 2013

Bates Battaglia ’97

WASHINGTON -- Laker hockey alumnus Bates Battaglia ’97 and his brother Anthony are the winners of this season’s The Amazing Race.

The popular CBS reality show pits 11 teams of two people against each other to complete various physical and mental challenges and overcome numerous obstacles in 10 countries on five continents, all while working against the clock. The winning team gets $1 million and plenty of bragging rights.

Bates played hockey for LSSU from 1994-1997. After that, he played professionally for 14 years, retiring in 2011. In 2005, Bates founded Lucky B's Bar, which he still co-owns and operates in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Read more about the Battaglias and The Amazing Race here.