Survivor record holders
Individual challenge wins, career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: August 24, 2021

Most individual challenge wins Ind(ChW), career - Boston Rob Mariano, S4, S8, S20, S22

Boston Rob Mariano, S4 S8, S20, S22, S40

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IndChW - Season

Most individual challenge wins, career
Rank Contestant Season IndChW IndChA
1 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22, S40 10 24
2 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 8 17
3 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12, S31 8† 12†
4 Joe Anglim, S31 Joe Anglim S30, S31 7 14
5 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 7 19
6 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 6 11
7 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24, S40 6 18
8 Spencer Bledsoe, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 6 22
9 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29, S31 6 24
10-t Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 5 10
10-t Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10, S20 5 10
10-t Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 5 10
10-t Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S27, S34 5 10
14 Chrissy Hofbeck, Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Chrissy Hofbeck S35 5 11
15 Lex van den Berghe, Africa Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 5 13
16-t Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Marquesas Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4, S8 5 14
16-t Rick Devens, Edge of Extinction Rick Devens S38 5 14
18-t Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 5 16
18-t Erik Reichenbach, Micronesia Erik Reichenbach S16, S26 5 16
20 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27, S40 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27, S40 5 18
21-t Tony Vlachos, S28, S34, S40 Tony Vlachos S28, S34, S40 5 20
21-t Michele Fitzgerald, S32, S40 Michele Fitzgerald S32, S40 5 20
23 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 5 24
24 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20, S40 5 27
25-t Yau-Man Chan, Fiji Yau-Man Chan S14, S16 4 10
25-t Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 4 10
27 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 4 11
28-t Jenna Morasca, The Amazon Jenna Morasca S6, S8 4 12
28-t Matt von Ertfelda, The Amazon Matt von Ertfelda S6 4 12
28-t Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 4 12
28-t J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18, S20, S34 4 12
32 Malcolm Freberg, Philippines Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 4 15
33-t John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S23, S26 4 17
33-t Natalie Anderson, S29, S40 Natalie Anderson S29, S40 4 17
35-t Rupert Boneham, S7, S8, S20, S27 Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 4 19
35-t Nick Wilson, S37, S40 Nick Wilson S37, S40 4 19
37 Andrea Boehlke, S22, S26, S34 Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 4 20
38-t Boo Bernis, Fiji Boo Bernis S14 3 8
38-t Noura Salman, Island of the Idols Noura Salman S39 3 8
40-t Burton Roberts, Pearl Islands Burton Roberts S7 3 9
40-t Peih-Gee Law, China Peih-Gee Law S15, S31 3 9
40-t Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19 3 9
40-t Monica Culpepper, Blood vs. Water Monica Culpepper S24, S27 3 9
40-t Jay Starrett, Millennials vs Gen X Jay Starrett S33 3 9
45-t Darrah Johnson, Pearl Islands Darrah Johnson S7 3 10
45-t Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 3 10
45-t Domenick Abbate, Ghost Island Domenick Abbate S36 3 10
48 Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S2, S25 3 11
49 Brenda Lowe, S21, S26 Brenda Lowe S21, S26 3 12
50-t Jerri Manthey, S2, S8, S20 Jerri Manthey S2, S8, S20 3 13
50-t Chris Daugherty, Vanuatu Chris Daugherty S9 3 13
50-t Eliza Orlins, S9, S16 Eliza Orlins S9, S16 3 13
50-t Gavin Whitson, Edge of Extinction Gavin Whitson S38 3 13
54 Sophie Clarke, South Pacific Sophie Clarke S23, S40 3 15
55-t Gervase Peterson, S1, S27 Gervase Peterson S1, S27 3 16
55-t Stephen Fishbach, S18, S31 Stephen Fishbach S18, S31 3 16
55-t Troyzan Robertson, S24, S34 Troyzan Robertson S24, S34 3 16
58 Russell Hantz, S19, S20, S22 Russell Hantz S19, S20, S22 3 18
59-t Denise Stapley, S25, S40 Denise Stapley S25, S40 3 19
59-t Tasha Fox, S28, S31 Tasha Fox S28, S31 3 19
59-t Kelley Wentworth, S29, S31 Kelley Wentworth S29, S31 3 19
62 Jeremy Collins, S29, S31, S40 Jeremy Collins S29, S31, S40 3 23

Complete through Winners at War. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do we mean by IndChW?

IndChW, or individual challenge wins, is the sum of all individual challenges won. When people talk about how many challenges Contestant X won, this is probably the stat they mean. These can be reward, immunity, or reward/immunity, but it excludes post-merge team challenges and Redemption/Exile Island duels (which are handled separately here). This is winning under your own power, in a real competition.

Ties are broken in favor of the person with the fewest individual challenge appearances. We cut the table off at three wins, because you have to stop somewhere.

Note: The only exception is challenges that include loved ones. We've tried our best to include challenges where the Survivor is paired with their loved one, but exclude ones in which the loved one competes in the Survivor's place. Feel free to let us know if we missed or messed up something, in the comments below.

†Additional note: Terry's total has gone up and down over time. 8 wins in 12 appearances does NOT include the Ep1 reward challenge in Panama-Exile Island, in which each of the four tribes had one representative run out and smash fake skulls to find a key. This was clearly a tribal challenge (the reward went to the tribe), and we scored it as a "hero challenge" (as with the Ozzy/Coach one that opened South Pacific, and Boston Rob's HvsV Ep6 win in the second, reward portion of the Rope-A-Dope challenge vs. Candice). But it does include the car challenge (Ep11 RC, second half), which Terry only gained access to after his team won the initial, team-based portion of the challenge. It's kind of a grey area.

**Additional additional note: In re-watching The Australian Outback, we took away a challenge appearance for Colby, since none of the contestants competed in the Ep12 Loved Ones RC. Rather, their loved ones competed in their place.

Glossary:
  • IndChW: Challenge wins. How many times they won.
  • IndChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.