Dirk Been - Survivor: Borneo
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 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 - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury 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
  • S1 logo Borneo challenges
    Buggin' Out - Ep2 IC
    In From the Deep - Ep3 RC

    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 challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.44
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Dirk Been - Tribal Council record
  • S1 logo Borneo Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • 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 Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Dirk Been - Pictures
  • S1 logo Borneo image gallery
Dirk Been - Interviews
  • S1 logo Borneo interviews

    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
  • S1 logo Borneo bio

    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."