Dirk Been - Survivor: Borneo

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 15 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor: Borneo (2000) - 12th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 5, "Pulling Your Own Weight" (Day 15).

Dirk Been on social media: facebook

Dirk Been - 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
S1: Borneo 0.62 1.51 0.41 2 4 3 0.60 2.33 - - - 1.01 2.95
Career 0.62 1.51 0.41 2 4 3 0.60 2.33 - - - 1.01 2.95
Dirk Been - Challenge record
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Buried Treasure - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-9; 1 sit-out):

  • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Close race, but Tagi loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired, unnamed, but similar to "Shoulder the Load") - Tagi loses again, apparently.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - Stacey wins the tie-breaker against Gervase, and Tagi wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 RC: "In From the Deep" - Tagi wins fishing gear.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 IC: "Rescue Mission" - One of Tagi's main stretcher carriers, but Tagi loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 RC: "SOS Signal" - Pre-reward representative, and eventually, Tagi wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 IC: "Buried Treasure" - Does the jungle run leg (more rapidly than Gervase), Tagi wins again.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 RC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Sits out all three rounds, Tagi loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 IC: "Shipwrecked" - Second person rescued, but Tagi loses again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

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

  • Borneo: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 9
Win%: 0.44
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Dirk Been - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Borneo, Ep. 5: Four votes, from Richard, Kelly, Rudy, and Sue (voted out, 4-1-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 3
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Dirk Been - Pictures
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    Borneo intro shot
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    Borneo intro shot
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    Day 1, discussing Tagi's camp set-up priorities
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    First confessional, talking about Tagi
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    In camp, reading his Bible
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    Tagi, reading the invitation treemail to Tribal Council (!)
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Tagi reaches the beach
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    Tagi heads back to camp
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    Tagi attends the first-ever Tribal Council
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    Tagi, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    So long, Sonja
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    Fishing with Hatch, early Ep2
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    Enjoying some grub, Ep2 IC
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    Talking about his faith, early Ep3
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    Relaxing alone in camp, early Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Starting line, Ep3 RC
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    Tagi reaches the beach
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    Tagi wins fishing gear reward
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    Tagi arrives, Ep3 IC
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    At the finish line, a few moments too late
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    Tagi, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    With Jenna, tribal representatives to learn about the Ep4 SOS RC
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    Talking to Probst, checking out the reward items
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    Yay, spice rack and filet knife!
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    Reading the full SOS treemail to Tagi
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    Building Tagi's distress signal, Ep4 RC
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    Gesticulating for the camera (and plane), Ep4 RC
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    Tagi wins reward!
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    Unboxing the loot
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    Tagi heads to the Ep4 IC, torches in hand for some reason
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    At the IC, with a freshly shaven Sean
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Getting his running instructions
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    Tagi wins immunity!
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    Fishing with Sean, early Ep5
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    If I stop having fun out here, I'll vote myself out
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    Relaxing with his Bible, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching the blow dart round, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Hatch in the slingshot round
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    Not finding tapioca, with Sean, Ep5
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    Do good today, Kelly. We're counting on you. No pressure.
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    Tagi already trailing, Ep5 IC
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    Paddling with Sue and Kelly, Ep5 IC
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    Listening to Kelly talk about the challenge, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Ouch. Not cool, Kelly.
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    A farewell to Tagis
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    Snuffed, Ep5.
Dirk Been - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.

 

Post-game interviews

  • CBSNews.com article (partial transcript of The Early Show, 6/29/00): "Tagi Tribe to Dirk: Adios"
  • Mel Bracht at NewsOK (7/9/00): "Survivor loser can smile again"
  • Greg Asimakoupoulos at Christianity Today (2/01): "A Real Survivor"

 

Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his assistance in compiling this list.

Dirk Been - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:

"Dirk graduated from Sauk Prairie High School before earning his bachelor's degree of arts in Religious Studies from Seattle Pacific University in Washington. He currently works as a substitute teacher while also helping to take care of his family's dairy farm.

Dirk loves fishing, dancing and blind dates. Having played basketball in high school and college, it is hands-down his favorite sport. He prefers to watch The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live on television, and declares Indiana Jones: The Lost Ark and The Matrix as his favorite movies. Describing himself as energetic, funny and loud, he is most proud of being involved with helping disadvantaged kids reach their full potential. He lists Martin Luther King, Jr. and Larry Bird as his personal heroes because he believes they are two examples of effective leaders who led by example.

Dirk's perfect day begins with an early morning fishing trip, followed by a competitive game of basketball until it's time to head for dinner at his favorite pizza place. Afterwards, he and his friends dance the night away.

Dirk resides in Spring Green, Wisconsin. His birth date is June 15, 1976."