Dan Rengering - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - 11th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Breadth-First Search" (Day 25).

Dan Rengering - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S37: David vs. Goliath 2.21 4.80 0.46 2 6 4 0.47 1.40 - - - 0.93 3.61
Career 2.21 4.80 0.46 2 6 4 0.47 1.40 - - - 0.93 3.61
Dan Rengering - Challenge record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath challenges

    Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.5*-for-10; 1 2nd):

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Crosses obstacles, hauls tiles, and the Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Paddles out to grab bags; Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Helps John lasso and haul the sled, but the Goliaths lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Blindfolded, hauls the barrow with John, and Tiva wins! (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - Hits sandbags, shoots, but very slow to score; Tiva loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Hauls rope,but mostly grabs an idol; Tiva doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Helps carry coconuts, lands 3 of 4 rings, as Tiva wins easily (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer; Tiva wins again (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds three bags in one hand, one slips, and the purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Crosses obstacles, helps lift Alec; orange team wins.

    *Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of the game count as half a win.


    Can't Buoy Me Love - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 88.8%)

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Statue falls after the transition to the other hand (3rd/13).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Outlasts Angelina in final showdown, and Dan wins! (1st/12).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 IC: "Roll Away the Dew" - Briefly leads with one ball placed, but can't advance (tie-2nd/11).


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

    • David vs. Goliath: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.65
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.33
    Mean% Finish: 88.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Dan Rengering - Tribal Council record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath Tribal

    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (2/2; 2* [8?] votes voided):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 1: Finds the Goliath idol (with Kara and Natalia), on Day 2.
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 5: Finds a clue to a second idol at the new Tiva camp (Day 14).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 5: Successfully retrieves his second idol, during the IC (Day 15).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 8: Plays an idol for Angelina, voiding 2 votes (Day 22).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 9: Correctly plays his second idol for himself, which would have voided 6 votes and saved Dan, if not for Carl playing the idol nullifier (Day 25).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 9: Six votes, from Carl, Christian, Davie, Gabby, and Nick twice (voted out, 6-3-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Voted for Nick Wilson, who won, 7-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 2
    Played: 2
    Votes voided: 2*
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Dan Rengering - Pictures
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath image gallery
Dan Rengering - Interviews
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/25/18): "Survivor: Filmmaker Mike White, Wrestler John Hennigan to Compete on Season 37"
    • CBS pre-game interview (9/9/18)
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (9/19/18): "Meet the Goliath Tribe"
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/19/18): "First One Out: The Storm - Chapter 3: Slamtown"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (11/26/18): "Dan: 'It Was Upsetting, Obviously I Trusted the Wrong Person Out There'"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/26/18): "Nullified Dan says 'an idol should be sacred'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/26/18): "Dan Rengering Goes from 'Hot Cop' to Left in the Cold"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/26/18): "Exit Interview | Latest Player Out from David vs. Goliath - 11/26/18"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (11/26/18): "Survivor: David vs. Goliath Makes Franchise History with Another 'Savage' Blindside"
Dan Rengering - Bio
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath bio

    Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):


    "Pet peeves: I can't stand people that are lazy. Go out and get what you want! Don't complain about it and do nothing and expect it to happen. I also hate when people cut me off while I'm talking. Please let me finish what I have to say, it may be important.


    What's your personal claim to fame? I am extremely proud of making our S.W.A.T. team. I had to work extremely hard to lose a ton of weight to be physically able to even try out, much less do well enough to make the team. I was one of the youngest and least experienced people to ever make our S.W.A.T. team.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My hero is my stepfather, Tim. Tim met my mother shortly after my parents separated. My whole life he has always been a steady father figure and an amazing role model. He taught me the value of hard work and how to be a humble man. When I met Tim at seven years old, he had nothing. My mother and him worked diligently and started a company from nothing and now want for nothing. Don't get me wrong, they aren't billionaires, but they pretty much do what they want when they want. Tim works many long hours and long nights to provide an amazing life to our family. The best part about him is you will never hear him brag about it. There is a song written by Brad Paisley that makes me think of him and brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. It's called "He Didn't Have to Be." It talks about how his stepfather was a great father to him and he hoped that he can be half the dad that he didn't have to be. That describes how I feel about Tim.


    If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why? A picture of my kids because I will miss them terribly. A Kindle with lots of books for entertainment. A hammock so I can have somewhere comfortable to sleep.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like?  I feel like I can relate to Malcolm from Season 25 the most. I feel like I'm young and athletic like he is and that I could do well in the challenges, making me an asset to my team in the beginning. I also feel like I can play the game strategically like he did, helping me run deep in the game. I work in a profession that requires me to be able to talk to any type of person through all walks of life and be able to relate and convince them to do things that I may need them to do. Malcolm was such a likeable person that he was voted off because three other contestants knew they wouldn't beat him in the final vote. I feel like I'm a very likeable person. I am able to make friends and relate to people anywhere I go.


    What's your reason for being on Survivor? My primary motivation for being on the show is to win. A million dollars would be a great way for me to provide a great life for my children that I wouldn't be able to do otherwise. My secondary motivation is my desire to compete. I love competing and I love winning. I haven't been able to compete at a high level since I played college football and I would love to be able to compete against other gifted men and women.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor I believe that I could be the winner for multiple reasons. I have a strong desire to win. I always want to win at absolutely everything I do. Whether it be checkers with my girls or just trying to be the first one to a call for service at work. I always want to be first."