Ben Driebergen - Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Survivor: Winners at War

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 76 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1


  • Survivor 40: Winners at War (2020) - 5th place, 18th out - 15th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 14, "It All Boils Down to This" (Day 37).

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Ben Driebergen - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S35: HvHvH 1.78 14.28 0.12 7 2 9 0.77 3.63 5 8 0.63 1.52 9.16
S40: Winners at War 1.54 11.07 0.14 10 5 13 0.77 2.39 - - - 0.90 3.93
Career 3.32 25.36 0.13 17 7 22 0.77 2.90 5 8 0.63 1.21 6.43

 

Ben Driebergen - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

20%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

80%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

92%

Challenges: MPF percentile

67%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

79%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

94%

Challenges: MPF percentile

36%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

25%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Ben Driebergen - Challenge record

Ep8 RC - Air Raid

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-14; 4 2nds):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 RC: "Quest for Fire" - Heroes fall just short in lighting their torch (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Works the table maze with Chrissy, just misses safety (3rd/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Dives for puzzle pieces; Heroes don't lose! (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Rock In a Hard Place" - Crosses barriers, gathers blocks, Heroes win! (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up" - Now with new Yawa, lassos the sled & hauls; Yawa wins!
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 IC: "The Color and the Shape" - Hauls, works the puzzle; Yawa wins again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 RC: ">Head Long Flight" - Slithers to push the ball along, Yawa doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 IC: "Rice Race" - Walks the beam, retrieves & places a ball, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 RC: "A-Tension Span" - Carries the ball with Cole, shoots both targets (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Holds the rope, stacks blocks, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 8 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits the first target, but the red team loses.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 9 RC: "Hear About It Ladder" - Retrieves a buoy, shoots 3 baskets; but his team loses.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 11 RC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Works the puzzle with Ashley, blue team wins!
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 13 RC: "The Bottom Line" - With Ashley, has a lead on the ring toss, but loses.

 

You Shook Me - F4 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-11; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 45.0%)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7 IC: "Will It Go Round" - Fourth person out, on the transition to final step (9th/12).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8 IC: "Ten Foot Pole" - Eighth person to drop out (4th/11).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Sixth person to drop out (5th/10).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 RC: "The Game is Afoot" - Still working on the second layer, doesn't win (tie-7th/9).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Sits out to eat chocolate and peanut butter (tie-9th/9).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 11 IC: "Driving Wheel" - Placing letters in final word, does not win (tie-3rd/8).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 RC: "Love on the Rocks" - Makes it to the second round, loses (2nd/7).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 IC: "This Much" - Lasts 15 minutes, but first to drop out (7th/7).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13 IC: "Franklin's Tower" - One of 5 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/6).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Might As Well Jump" - One of 4 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/5).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "You Shook Me" - Almost wins twice, but doesn't quite get there (tie-2nd/4).

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers: None.

Dishwalla - Ep7 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-11):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - With Rob, scores Sele's only point; Sele loses, 3-1.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Part of the ring-tossing team with Jeremy, and Sele wins!
  • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart, but Sele loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, hooks the rope, but Sele loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat for Sele, and Sele wins.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Now with Yara, crosses obstacles, knocks blocks, but Yara loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Crosses obstacles, chops open the bag, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 7 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - (Unaired). Yara wins (1st/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 7 IC: "Dishwalla" - Carries the dish, works the puzzle with Sophie, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Swims and carries the net for the blue winning team.
  • [Winners at War, Ep. 11 RC: Unaired - Part of the winning team.]

 

Got a Hunch - Ep10 IC

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Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 62.3%)

  • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fifth man to drop out (3rd/7).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Final person out, on the third and final stage (2nd/11).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of nine people to not win (tie-2nd/10).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 11 IC: "10 Foot Pole" - Lasts over 32 minutes, seventh person out (3rd/9).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - One of five working the slide puzzle to not win (tie-2nd/7).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F6 IC: "High Step Back" - One of five people to not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - Still on the first layer as Michele wins (tie-4th/6).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "5 on 5" - Races Tony to land the last sandbag; just short (2nd/5).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Winners at War: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 13
2nd place: 4
Played: 25
Win%: 0.60
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 20
Sat out: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 52.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -

 

Ben Driebergen - Tribal Council record

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (3/3; 9 votes voided)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10: Finds a post-merge idol at Solewa (Day 27).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Plays his idol, voiding six votes and saving himself (Day 33).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: Finds an idol right before Tribal Council, plays it before votes are cast (Day 36).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Finds an idol before F5 Tribal, plays it, saves himself, voids 3 votes (Day 37).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 1: Katrina Radke (voted out, 5-1).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7: Jessica Johnston (voted out, 7-5).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8: Desi Williams (voted out, 4-4-1-1 [7-1 on revote]).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Cole Medders (voted out, 7-[0]-1).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 11: Joe Mena (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Lauren Rimmer (idoled out, [0]-1).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: Ashley Nolan (voted out, 5-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8: One vote, from Joe.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: One vote, from Cole.
  • [Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Six votes, all voided by Ben's idol play.]
  • [Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Three votes, all voided by Ben's idol play.]

 

Jury votes received (5/8):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Received five votes, from Desi Williams, Cole Medders, JP Hilsabeck, Joe Mena, and Lauren Rimmer (Winner, 5-2-1).

Ep8 Tribal

Idols/advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 12: The day after Sophie's blindside, everyone looks for her idol, and Ben finds it. With Tony. (Day 29)

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/13):

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Two votes, from Jeremy and Michele.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Three votes, from Michele, Natalie, and Sarah (voted out, 3-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Tony Vlachos, who won, 12-4-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Advantages found/ played: 0/0
Idols found: 4
Idols played: 3
Votes voided: 9
Voting record
VFB: 17
Tribals: 22
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: 5
Total jurors: 8

 

Ben Driebergen - Pictures
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    Bonus Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Heroes, listening to Probst
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    Circa Ep1 confessional about serving the country as a Marine
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    Swimming to the boats, Day 1
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    Attempting to light the torch
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    Heroes, taking their second-place flint
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    In camp, talking to Alan
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    Liking the work ethic on the tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the table maze, with Chrissy
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    Fanning Chrissy
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    We had a plan, until everyone starting talking
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    Heroes tribe, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Chrissy
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    Reflecting on the Tribal chaos, Ep2
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    Making an alliance with Chrissy
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    Heh
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Bringing in the bundles
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Heroes don't lose!
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    Idoled up
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    Chrissy and I are in charge now, Ep3
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    Listening to Ashley push to keep JP
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Helping re-stack the blocks
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    Heroes win!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep4
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    Picking new buffs
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    Hopefully!
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    The new Yawa tribe
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    Uh oh, I'm the only Hero
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Yawa wins reward!
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    Eating with the new tribe
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    More sedate meet-and-greet
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    Cole leaks info about Jessica's advantage
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Going under the nets
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    Yawa wins!
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    Doing dishes, Ep5
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    Talking about the PTSD struggle
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    Watching Cole secure second place, Ep5 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Watching Cole
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    Yawa wins!
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    Mike drops his fish, Ep6
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    Heh
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    I love being on a tribe with Dr. Mike!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Yawa takes second!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Yawa wins!
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    Pre-merge planning at Yawa, Ep7
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    Pre-merge lineup
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    It's a great feeling to make the merge!
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    Picking new buffs
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    Merge feasting
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    Winner's subtitle?
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    Plotting with Chrissy and Devon
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Desi get necklaced
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    Listening to Cole's food apology
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    I still want him out
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    Pre-Tribal strategy talk
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    Solewa, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Mike
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    Happy with how Tribal went, Ep8
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Taking aim
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    The losing red team
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    Wrestling over non-existent idols
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    Just accused Cole of having the idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Still going...
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    Watching Cole get necklaced
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    Making new plans
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    Solewa, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Checking in with Lauren about her extra vote
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Saluting the reward winners on their yacht
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    Ryan has big news
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    This is great, because Cole doesn't have it!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Lauren receive her necklace
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    Planning to split the vote to get Cole out
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    Chrissy says people feel like Ben is steamrolling them
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    Solewa, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ashley
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Freshly picked to join Lauren on reward
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    Enjoying the flight
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    Cheers!
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    Lauren discusses her new alliance plan
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    Just got the letters from home
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    Enjoying an idol clue
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    Where could it be?
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    Got it
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    Stating that his family brought this idol to him
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Waiting for the PB and chocolate
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    That's more like it
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    Solewa, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Joe
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    Still in secret spy mode, Ep11
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Blue team wins!
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    Cheers!
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    Happy to keep up the Secret Spy thing in front of Joe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Getting to work on the word puzzle
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    Strategy session
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    Pretending to work with Chrissy and Ryan
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    Solewa, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Watching Ryan play his idol
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    Post-Tribal discussion, Ep12
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Talking to Probst about Kelly and the kids
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    Starting line
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    We have to draw marbles?
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    Not matching in Round 2
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    Yay, Chrissy won
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    Making a fake idol
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    Real vs. fake
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    Reading Lauren's actual idol clue
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    First one out
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    Overhearing some plotting
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    Time for plan B
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    Solewa, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Watching Mike burn Lauren's idol
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    I'll play an idol, I guess
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    Idoling out Lauren
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    Pleased with how Tribal went, Ep13
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    Early morning idol searching
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Hoping to be picked for reward
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Working the cog puzzle
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    Dang, I needed to win that
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    Well, looky here
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    You got that right
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    Hoping people leave camp, so he can retrieve the idol from under the shelter
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    Solewa, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Boom, idol
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    I'm playing this for myself, Jeff. They can decide how to vote later.
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    The final five
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    Ep14, talking about his post-Tribal idol search
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    Digging by the well
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    X marks the spot
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    Third idol found
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Checking out Chrissy's fake idol
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    Laughing at the story about the fake idol
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Solewa, Final 5 Tribal Council
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    The final Ben bomb
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    Playing it for myself, Jeff
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    Devon did, yes
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
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    Dropping his stack
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    Seeing the million slip through his fingers?
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    Preparing to ask Chrissy if there's some way to stay in the game
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    Heading to Tribal
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    F4 Tribal Council
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    Yay, fire-making
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    Taking the lead
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    Morning 39 breakfast. Cheers!
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    Preparing his jury speech
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    Heading to Final Tribal
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    The final three
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    Pleading his case to the jury
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    On stage at the finale
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    Final three, waiting for the vote reveal
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    The winner of Survivor 35...
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    Hugs
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    Receiving a million-dollar check
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    Winners at War intro shot
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    Winners at War intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Watching the women arrive
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    Excited to be playing against all these winners
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    A toast to 20 years, 20 winners
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    The new Sele tribe
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    Wrestling with Tony and Wendell, Ep1 F20 IC
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    Yay, Sele tribe (which lost)
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    Telling Rob who put his name out there
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    New schoolers, plotting
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    People are putting your name out there, Adam
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    Last-minute decision making
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    Sele, Ep1 F20 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Natalie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 F19 IC
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    Watching Jeremy toss rings
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    Sele wins!
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    Idoled up
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    Talking about working on relationships this time, Ep2
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    Offering Denise advice about her idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Seles
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    Danni wants to target Parvati, the old-school alliance is over
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    So there is an old-school alliance, good to know
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    Sele, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Danni
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Seles, again
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    Waiting for someone to start strategizing
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    Parvati is a threat!
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    Sele, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Talking about Adam's apology tour, Ep4
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Sele wins!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Dropping buffs, Ep5 swap
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Three tribes!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    The all-new Yara tribe
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Arriving at camp
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    We have the majority, but we're not a tight three
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Watching the puzzle stage
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    The losing Yaras
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    I won't write your name down, Rob
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Already tired of Rob running the camp
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Day 1 of lockdown is going great
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Heading to Tribal
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Yara, Ep5 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Probst
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Talking about being free from Rob, Ep6
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Watching Sophie work the table maze
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Yara wins!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Annoying Adam, Ep7
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Working the puzzle, with Sophie
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Yara wins!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Yay, merge! Ep8
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Yay, Tyson's back
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Checking out the new fire token menu
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Merge feasting
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep8 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Denise
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Hauling the fish
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Blue team wins!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Reward feasting
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Did you put my name out there, Adam?
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep9 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Talking to Probst
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-loved ones lineup, Ep10
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Talking to Probst with the whole family
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    All of the loved ones
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Leading the loved ones back to camp
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Stacking blocks
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep10 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Jeremy's leaving Tribal?
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Kim has an idol...
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Post-Tribal camp discussion, Ep11
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Complaining about Jeremy
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Tony needs a fire token
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Holding a pole
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep11 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Sophie
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Tony swears he's still with Ben, Ep12
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Just found an idol, and Tony saw it
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Aw, you got me!
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Kim's plan to target Tony is shot
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Filling Tony in on the now-defunct plan
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep12 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Probst
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    On board with the plan to target Jeremy, Ep13
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F7 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Starting line
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Working the slide puzzle
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Heading to Tribal
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep13 F7 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Feeling more comfortable about his alliance with Tony
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Plotting with Tony
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F6 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Someone (Nick) played a disadvantage against me? Great.
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Challenge in progress
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep13 F6 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Michele
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Full cast, finale composite
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Ready to watch the EoE re-entry challenge, Ep14
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Great, Natalie's back
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 F6 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Working the puzzle
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Talking about the vote
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, Ep14 F6 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Michele
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Playing this for myself, Jeff
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    On the sandbag toss
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    So. Close.
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Giving Sarah permission to vote for him
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    You better go out and win this, now
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Explaining his decision
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Koru, F5 Tribal Council
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Listening to Probst
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    18th person voted out, and 15th member of our jury...
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Snuffed, Day 37 (Episode 14)
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    Final words
  • Ben Driebergen S40
    With the jury, Final Tribal Council

 

Ben Driebergen - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (12/21/17): "Ben: 'Everybody Had a Fair Shot at Finding Every One of Those Idols'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/21/17): "Ben Driebergen Takes the Crown"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (12/21/17): "Survivor Winner on That Fiery Controversy: 'I Never Gave Up and I Never Quit'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/21/17): "The winner talks about that controversial final four twist"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/21/17): "Final 5 Exit Interviews - 12/20/17"

Pre-game interviews

  • Sangita Patel for ET Canada (1/15/20): "Ben Driebergen Wants to Switch Up His Strategy for Survivor: Winners at War"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/7/20): "When the Going Gets Tough, Ben Driebergen Gets Going"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/14/20): "Ben Driebergen explains his stunning Survivor decision"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/14/20): "Ben Driebergen makes a Survivor sacrifice in Winners at War"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/14/20): "Survivor 40 FINALE Exit Interviews with the Final 6"

 

Ben Driebergen - Bios

Excerpts from his official CBS Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers bio page (8/30/17):

"Hobbies: Circle track car racing, building and shooting guns, and camping with my family.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? Michael Blake Wafford because he gave his life for our country. We were together in Iraq and we were a team.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? My cowboy hat, my boots, and my running shoes.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? I'm a mix of Russell HantzBoston Rob, and Joe Anglim. I'm a little conniving and manipulative like Russell, have the determination and confidence of Boston Rob, and the athletic ability of Joe.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? Because I have survived and overcome so many situations and met so many different people with different personalities. My social game is on point and my leadership and survival skills have been tried, tested, and proven."

Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):

"Three words to describe you: Ben Russell Driebergen

Do you still watch Survivor? As a great man once said at Tribal: "Is the Pope a Catholic?" - Ryan Ulrich

Who is your inspiration in life? My wife, my kids, my family, ribeyes, and Ryan Ulrich.

What does Survivor mean to you and your family? Honestly, it's probably like a bunch of Survivor families Wednesday nights. We wake up Wednesday morning and first thing we say is Happy Survivor Wednesday! My son wears his buff to school. Sweet Kelly and I get to watch Survivor while the kiddos are popping in for challenges. It's a day that's built around excitement and anticipation. Our family loves it!

What is one way playing Survivor changed your life? More family time.

As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy? I'm humbled and grateful to be a part of a passion for everyone who has worked on Survivor and been a part of Survivor for the last 20 years. It's truly a team effort! I am just a little gear in an amazing machine that we all know and love as Survivor!

How will you play differently than you did in your past season? More humbled and patient. That being said, when it's time to hit the gas pedal, if you ain't first, you're last!"