Carson Garrett - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 4th place, 15th out - 8th juror.
  • Eliminated via fire in Episode 13, "Absolute Banger Season" (Day 25).

Carson Garrett on social media: twitter | Instagram

Carson Garrett - 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
Survivor 44 3.15 9.15 0.35 7 0 8 0.88 6.13 - - - 1.22 9.31
Career 3.15 9.15 0.35 7 0 8 0.88 6.13 - - - 1.22 9.31

 

Carson Garrett - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

68%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

88%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

94%

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.

 

Carson Garrett - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges

Ep6 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-9; 3 2nds):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Grabs a puzzle piece, works puzzle, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Paddles, hauls, slides puzzle pieces; Tika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses the bridge, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Box Car Blues" - Works the puzzle with Yam Yam; Tika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits a target, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 IC: "Leap of Faith" - Works puzzle with Lauren, Ratu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 5 IC: "EOC - Works the table maze with Brandon, Ratu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - With Matt, works puzzle for winning team.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 12 RC: "Roll With It" - In the ball, caller for the winning team.

 

Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-7*; 2 sit-outs): (Mean % finish: 62.7%)

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 8 IC: "Eve 5" - With Carolyn, eliminated in 1st stage (tie-8th/10).
  • [Survivor 44, Ep. 9 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - Coerced to sit out in exchange for rice (not counted).]
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 10 RC: "Put a Ring On It" - One of six tossing balls as Frannie wins (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 10 IC: "Union of the Snake" - Races Frannie on the puzzle, and Carson wins!(1st/8).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 11 IC: "Last Gasp" - Third to drop out, over 1 hr in (5th/7).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 12 IC: "Take the Reins" - Third out, in under 5 min. (4th/6).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "Lone Palm Express" - First to the puzzle, Carson wins! (1st/5).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Reaches three-ball stage, last to drop (2nd/4).

*Carson was ineligible to compete in the Ep7 IC, due to a rock draw (no ChA)

 

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

  • Survivor 44: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 3
Played: 9
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 7*
Sat out: 2
Win%: 0.29
Mean% Finish: 62.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Carson Garrett - Tribal Council record
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F4 Tribal

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 11: Carolyn plays her idol for Carson, voiding two votes against.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/8):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Helen Helen Li (voted out, 3-1) Yes
Ep6 Josh Josh Wilder (voted out, 7-3-1) Yes
Ep8 Frannie Brandon Cottom (idoled out, [0]-4]) -
Ep9 Kane Kane Fritzler (voted out, 5-3-1-1) Yes
Ep10 Frannie Frannie Marin (voted out, 5-2-1) Yes
Ep11 Danny Danny Massa (voted out, 3-[0]-2) Yes
Ep12 Jaime Jaime Ruiz (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep13 Lauren Lauren Harpe (voted out, 3-1-1) Yes
8 TOTALS 7

 

VAP - Votes against (0*):

  • [Survivor 44, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Danny and Heidi, both voided by Carolyn's idol play.]

*Carson was eliminated via forced F4 fire, never received a (non-voided) vote against him.

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 8
VAP: 0
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Carson Garrett - Pictures
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 image gallery
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    Pre-season video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional
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    Greeting Probst
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    Working the puzzle with Yam Yam, Ep1 RC
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    Reluctantly volunteering for the Savvy task
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    Carson and Helen did it!
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    Listening to Sarah's journey report
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    Hauling the crate, Ep1 IC
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    Tika takes second!
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    Talking about how to tell when people are lying, Ep2
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    Weird, the cage has been messed with?
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    Tika on the slide, Ep2 IC
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    I'm in the middle of two groups
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    Plotting with Sarah and Helen
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    I'm with you, Carolyn and Yam Yam
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    Tika, Ep2 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Digging deep, Ep3 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Yam Yam
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    Tika takes second!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Journey-ing with Josh and Jaime
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    Meeting his new Ratu tribemates
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    Working the puzzle with Lauren, Ep4 IC
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    Ratu takes second!
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    Talking about making connections at Ratu, Ep5
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    Nerding out with Kane
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    Working the table maze with Brandon, Ep5 IC
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    Merge-ish time, Ep6
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    Not-merge tribe chatting
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    Stealth Tika three meeting
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    Blazing through the puzzle - purple team wins, Ep6 IC!
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    Half-merge feasting
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    Just told Kane he's the back-up plan
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Listening to Carolyn
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    Talking about the short-lived Nerd Alliance to target Danny, Ep7
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    Already out, Ep7 IC
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    Post-reward feast note reading
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    Silently observing, Ep7 Tribal
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    Nope, Ep8
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    Having fun on Survivor
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    Go Carolyn. You can do it.
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    Talking to Heidi
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    Va Va, Ep8 Tribal
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    Listening to Yam Yam
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    Listening to Carolyn's story, Ep9
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    Sitting out for rice, Ep9 IC
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    Va Va, Ep9 Tribal
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    Listening to Carolyn
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    I love being able to lie about people who are no longer here, Ep10
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    Hey Jaime, Kane told everyone about your idol
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    Starting line, Ep10 RC
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    Making a deal with Danny
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Carson wins!
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    Va Va, Ep10 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Carolyn is unhappy about being left out of the vote, Ep11
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    Tika three is back together
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    Starting line, Ep11 IC
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    You two should vote for Heidi
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    Va Va, Ep11 Tribal
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    Listening to Carolyn
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    Carolyn gives her idol history, Ep12
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    Directing the table maze, Ep12 RC
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    Orange team wins!
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    The Sanctuary, where good things happen
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    Not sure I want to vote out Carolyn yet
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    Starting line, Ep12 IC
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    Jaime or Carolyn?
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    Va Va, Ep12 Tribal
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    Listening to Carolyn
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    Final five, new beach, Ep13
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    It's just a fucking stick?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 RC/IC
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    Scaling o obstacles
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    Leading on the puzzle
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    Carson wins! Takes Yam Yam for a pasta feast
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    We need to get our plans in order
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    Feasting, plotting
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    Va Va, F5 Tribal
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    Listening to Lauren
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    F4 IC, already in progress
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    Stressing about making fire
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    Getting help from Yam Yam
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    Va Va, F4 Tribal
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    Fire made, but not as fast as Heidi
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    Heidi wins, Carson is out
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    Snuffed, Day 25 (Episode 13)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists + jury, aftershow
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    Listening to Carolyn
Carson Garrett - Interviews
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/3/23): "Survivor 44 | Tika Tribe Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/8/23): "NASA Engineering Student Carson Garrett Wants to Work Entirely Behind the Scenes"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/25/23): "Carson Garrett admits he would not have helped Yam Yam at fire"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/25/23): "Carson Garrett on Why He Would Have Won in an All-Tika Final Three"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/25/23): "Survivor 44 | Final 5 Exit Interviews"
Carson Garrett - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at Parade.com:

"3 Words to Describe You: Multi-faceted, exuberant, innovative

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? I want to be part of SURVIVOR to win the game I know and love and prove that age does not define success. As someone who has obsessively studied the evolution of game theory within SURVIVOR, I cannot wait to test myself and see how my unique thought process and strategic background fare on a game built upon the idea of adaptability. While I believe that winning SURVIVOR requires some luck, I think that my intuition and discernment will lead me down a path to victory.

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Over the last year, I have completed two semesters’ worth of workforce development training at NASA. My first semester specialized in proposal writing, and my second dealt with mission concept design. I was the project manager of a team of 10 students. Working with a variety of people from all over the country to develop a formal engineering report was a challenge.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I identify most with Christian Hubicki. Christian embraced his quirks and nerdiness to disarm his opponents into wanting to work with him. He used his charm and intelligence as a weapon, and despite being labeled as the “weakest” male on the David tribe initially, he became one of the biggest threats after the merge. I intend to model my game after him but focus more on diminishing my threat level until the endgame. Unlike Christian, I do not plan to reveal my engineering background (especially given the perceptions attached to rocket science). I want people to solely view me in a “Mr. Nice Guy” light and I plan to ensure no one will detect my deeply strategic underside.

Favorite Hobbies: 3D printing, Settlers of Catan, photography, Minecraft, strategic board games, space/engineering YouTube videos, Civilization V

Pet Peeves: Mosquitoes, delayed texters, people who text me essays, people who play on their phone during a movie, smacking gum in a silent room, people who radiate negative vibes, people who think the moon landing is fake.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of being the recipient of the National Student Volunteer Award for 2022 in Consult Your Community, a nonprofit consulting organization that spans 26 college chapters. After working my way up to being president of the Georgia Tech chapter, I was beyond honored to find out about how many of my peers nominated me for the award.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? Most people would never know that I 3D print and design SURVIVOR puzzles for fun. Part of my preparation for SURVIVOR has been practicing the 3D puzzles I’ve made.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My great-grandfather is my biggest inspiration in my life. Growing up in poverty and working his way up to being a chief engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, my great-grandfather was able to help shape NASA projects such as Skylab and Saturn V during the peak of the space exploration era.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I will be the Sole Survivor because of my natural ability to push myself to succeed. No matter what challenge I am presented with, I never give up and always prepare to the best of my ability. I plan to use my emotional intelligence, logical mind and kindness to bring home the million-dollar check and become the youngest SURVIVOR winner in the process."