Gavin Whitson - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 2nd place, 9-4-0.

  • Received 4 jury votes in Episode 14, "I Can See the Million Dollars," (Day 39).

Gavin Whitson - 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 3.73 15.14 0.25 8 0 12 0.67 4.67 4 13 0.31 1.22 10.24
Career 3.73 15.14 0.25 8 0 12 0.67 4.67 4 13 0.31 1.22 10.24
Gavin Whitson - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep6 RC - Rod Screw It

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.5*-for-11; 3 2nds):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Helps work the puzzle for Kama, and Kama wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the giant snake around, and Kama wins again.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Fails to hit a target with the slingshot, and Kama loses, 4-1..
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Jumps to grab a key, then watches the puzzle stage; Kama wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, and Manu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, lands his bolo, Manu takes second (2nd*/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Dives for a buoy, helps with the puzzle, but Manu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Tosses sandbags, lowering both flags, Manu finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Crosses the obstacles, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Swims and climbs to retrieve a plank bundle, but the yellow team loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Tosses rings, landing two, but the yellow team loses, 3-2.

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


    Ep9 IC - Bow Diddley

    Individual challenge record (3-for-13): (Mean % finish: 57.4%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - Second to drop out, in the first stage (12th/13).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Third person to drop out, fairly quickly (10th/12).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts into the final stage, and Gavin wins! (1st/11).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Among those competing, second to drop out (5th/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 several people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 RC: "Stuck in Love" - Paired with his wife (!) Carly, but does not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweeps" - Lasts over 50 minutes, and Gavin wins! (1st/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 13 RC: "Running Down a Dream" - First to land two balls, and Gavin wins! (1st/6).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 13 IC: "Home Stretch" - One of five working the word puzzle when Rick wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Edge of Extinction F6 RC/ IC: "Odyssey 6" - Not among the leaders on the final puzzle (tie-4th/6).
    • Edge of Extinction F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Races Rick on the final puzzle, but does not win (2nd/5).
    • Edge of Extinction F4 IC: "Let There Be Rock" - Repeatedly drops his stack, does not win (tie-2nd/4).


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

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    2nd place: 3
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.41
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.23
    Mean% Finish: 57.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Gavin Whitson - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 12: Followed Aurora's instructions in using her extra vote advantage on Ron (Day 31).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/12):


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None.


    Jury votes received (4/13):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14: Received four votes, from Aurora, Kelley, Lauren, and Rick (to finish second, 9-4-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages held/played: 1/1
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: --
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 13
Gavin Whitson - Pictures
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction image gallery
Gavin Whitson - Interviews
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Gavin Whitson Is Ready to Bring a Southern Strategy to Survivor" (YouTube)
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Kama Tribe"


    Post-game interviews

    • None yet.
Gavin Whitson - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

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


    "Hobbies: Going to Disney World, binge-watching The Office (I can quote every episode), eating Texas Roadhouse fried pickles. I might need to rethink my life based on my hobbies...


    Pet peeves: Holding the door for someone and they don't say thank you, people who vape, people asking me if I am still in high school, slow texters, other people touching the radio in my car, and parents yelling at their kids in youth sporting events.


    What is your personal claim to fame?  Five years ago I asked a girl to go out with me and she said no. One year later I asked again and she said yes. Now we are engaged and I couldn't be happier. She is also lucky because I am a catch! It's really an accomplishment for both of us.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My mom and dad. They have been my support system for the past 23 years and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them. They have taught me to always show kindness, no matter the situation. They have also taught me that if you truly want something in this life, you will do everything you can to get it, no matter what it takes. I am going to use the values and lessons they have taught me to play this game.


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

    Xbox: I can pass the time watching Netflix or playing Fortnite.

    A mirror: gotta make sure I am looking sharp for everyone at home.

    Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream: do I really need to explain?


    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  Keith Nale. Everyone loves Keith! I would just play more socially aware. He's the only guy that could compete with Joe Anglim. I want to be the guy everyone is pulling for back home.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?  First off, if I can survive running a summer camp with 100 crazy kids, I know I can survive on an island with 20 crazy people. That's 80 less crazies to deal with! I'm from the south, so being outdoors is in my blood. I also bring the mindset where if you want something, you get off your ass and go get it. Nothing will be handed to you. I will earn my spot in the group."