Daniel DaSilva - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 9th place, 10th out - 8th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Fasten Your Seatbelts" (Day 29).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 29 days; Edge of Extinction - 6 days.

'Wardog' DaSilva- Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S38: Edge of Extinction 0.68 9.14 0.07 8 8 11 0.72 1.70 - - - 0.79 2.38
Career 0.68 9.14 0.07 8 8 11 0.72 1.70 - - - 0.79 2.38
'Wardog' DaSilva - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep5 IC - A Bit Dinghy

    Tribal/team challenge record (3.5*-for-11; 1 2nd):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses obstacles, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the giant snake around, but Manu loses, 8-4.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Helps push the wheelbarrow to collect sandbags, and Manu wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat, but Manu blows the puzzle, loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, but not fast enough, and Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, lands his bolo, but Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Dives twice, gets his buoy, and Lesu doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Unable to lower a flag by tossing sandbags, Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Crosses the obstacles, but Lesu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Swims and climbs to retrieve a plank bundle, and blue team wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Swims to retrieve a ring, and the blue team wins!

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase count as half a win.


    F10 IC - Squatty Probst

    Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % finish: 32.5%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - Third to drop out, on the transition to the second stage (11th/13).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - First one out, within 15 seconds (12th/12).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts to the second stage, but first to drop out (11th/11).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Among those competing, first to drop out (6th/10).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F9 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of six people unable to place any balls (tie-4th/9).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 IC: "Star Man" - One of many people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 14 RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - One of 5 to reach the table maze, but place no balls (tie-4th/11).


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

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.32
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 32.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Dan 'Wardog' DaSilva - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/11):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Keith Sowell (voted out, 6-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Chris Underwood (voted out, 5-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 4: Rick Devens (voted out, 3-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 6: Wendy Diaz (voted out, 4-4 [6-0 on revote]).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 8: Eric Hafemann (voted out, 8-2-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 9: Julia Carter (voted out, 9-1-[0]).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F10 vote): David Wright (voted out, 8-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F9 vote): Kelley Wentworth (voted out, 5-4).


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F10 vote): Two votes, from David and Rick.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 11: Six votes, from Aurora, Gavin, Julie, Lauren, Ron, and Victoria (voted out, 6-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 8
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Dan 'Wardog' DaSilva - Pictures
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction pictures
Dan 'Wardog' DaSilva - Interviews
Dan 'Wardog' DaSilva - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

    Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):


    "Pet peeves: Weakness for sure, but most of all negative energy, that person who just complains constantly that the world never breaks their way.


    What is your personal claim to fame?  Bronze Star Medal in Afghanistan, close second was being the youngest in my Basic Training company and making it through in a time when 20 percent or so were sent home. It was 1997 pre-war standards.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? The young men and women who joined the Army after the war began, I fought alongside these 19, 20, and 21-year-olds, and they certainly were my heroes.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 

    Nail clippers: I don't know why, dirty long nails just strike a chord.

    Football: it would be nice to have something to toss around.

    Chess Board or deck of cards: sometimes it would be nice to remove your brain from the game but I don't know if that's even possible.


    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  The Wardog is his own blend—I’m not Tony, I'm not the Specialist, I'm not Boston Rob. Whose game did I respect the most? That's a better question. I thought Yul played great, I thought Mike was a great winner, I loved Parvati's game, Earl dominated, the third version of Tyson, the first version of Country Bumpkin (J.T).


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?  I bring a certain sex appeal that men my age haven't had for over a decade or most have never had. But I digress; I also bring a sharp mind, likable joyful personality, one that can be both subservient when I need to be and a leader when there is a vacuum of leadership. I bring a strong set of physical skills, and I won't be the one whining and complaining. In the end, I'll make them laugh when we are all having a miserable moment."