Challenge win percent (ChW%), career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: February 21, 2019

Highest challenge win percent (ChW%), career - Terry Deitz, S12, S31


Terry Deitz

S12, S31



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ChW% - Season

Highest ChW%, career (min. 2 seasons, 4.5 ChA)
Rank Contestant Seasons ChW% ChW ChA
1 Terry Deitz, S12, S31 Terry Deitz S12, S31 0.603 10.10 16.75
2 Joe Anglim, S30, S31 Joe Anglim S30, S31 0.566 9.51 16.82
3* Ozzy Lusth, S13, S16, S23 Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 0.564 15.75 27.93
4 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22 0.476 14.76 31.11
5 Brad Culpepper, S27, S34 Brad Culpepper S27, S34 0.474 6.81 14.35
6 Tom Westman, S10, S20 Tom Westman S10, S20 0.471 6.89 14.62
7 Laura Morett, S19, S27 Laura Morett S19, S27 0.446 6.25 14.02
8 Yau-Man Chan, S14, S16 Yau-Man Chan S14, S16 0.440 5.79 13.16
9 J.T. Thomas, S18, S20 J.T. Thomas S18, S20, S34 0.409 7.33 17.94
10 Colby Donaldson, S2, S8, S20 Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 0.408 10.46 25.61
11 Lex van den Berghe, S3, S8 Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 0.396 6.68 16.85
12 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27 0.384 6.68 17.38
13 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, S4 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4, S8 0.363 7.32 20.14
14 Erik Reichenbach, S16, S26 Erik Reichenbach S16, S26 0.356 7.09 19.95
15 Jenna Morasca, S6, S8 Jenna Morasca S6, S8 0.348 4.99 14.33
16 Monica Culpepper, S24, S27 Monica Culpepper S24, S27 0.342 3.83 11.19
17 Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S2, S25 0.337 5.02 14.88
18 Malcolm Freberg, Philippines Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 0.337 6.86 20.34
19 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 0.332 6.59 19.83
20 Ami Cusack, S9, S16 Ami Cusack S9, S16 0.330 4.31 13.04
21 Candice Woodcock Cody, S12, S20, S27 Candice (Woodcock) Cody S12, S20, S27 0.318 4.49 14.13
22 Spencer Bledsoe, S28, S31 Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 0.311 8.36 26.87
23 Eliza Orlins, S9, S16 Eliza Orlins S9, S16 0.310 5.60 18.04
24 Peih-Gee Law, S15, S31 Peih-Gee Law S15, S31 0.307 3.58 11.68
25 Andrea Boehlke, S22, S26, S34 Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 0.307 8.05 26.23
26 Brenda Lowe, S21, S26 Brenda Lowe S21, S26 0.303 4.67 15.42
27 Andrew Savage, S7, S31 Andrew Savage S7, S31 0.300 2.03 6.77
28 Randy Bailey, S17, S20 Randy Bailey S17, S20 0.290 1.82 6.28
29 Jerri Manthey, S2, S8, S20 Jerri Manthey S2, S8, S20 0.288 5.84 20.29
30 Woo Hwang, S28, S31 Woo Hwang S28, S31 0.300 2.03 6.77
31 John Cochran, S23, S26 John Cochran S23, S26 0.282 5.47 19.38
32 Amanda Kimmel, S15, S16, S20 Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 0.282 8.72 30.91

Complete through HvHvH. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

A few words about ChW%

ChW% is the sum of total challenge wins, including tribal, team, and individual challenges (and duels), divided by total challenge appearances (ChW/ChA). Wins and appearances again give only fractional credit for tribal or team challenges, and duels count as half an individual challenge. Also, challenges or duels in which multiple people other than the first-place finisher win something (mostly S22 and S27 duels), awards half-credit for each place below first the person finishes. The only other scoring quirk is that sitting out a challenge counts as a ChA, although you can earn no ChW credit if you sit out.


Important notes: For the career charts, the two criteria for inclusion are 4.5 ChA (a mere 0.5 ChA more than the single-season chart), and two seasons or more played. So, no one-season wonders here. Sorry, Brian Heidik and Mike Holloway.


Unimportant note (2/21/19): We're probably going to deprecate this particular stat soon, and go to pure, counting-based tribal and individual challenge wins, with no fractions. At least for the purposes of ChW-related leaderboards.


Glossary of terms
  • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
  • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.