Hunter McKnight - Survivor 46

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 46 (2024) - 9th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Spicy Jeff" (Day 17).

Hunter McKnight on social media: twitter | Instagram

Hunter McKnight - 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
Survivor 46 2.99 5.12 0.58 1 6 3 0.28 0.93 - - - 0.86 3.93
Career 2.99 5.12 0.58 1 6 3 0.28 0.93 - - - 0.86 3.93


Hunter McKnight - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Hunter McKnight - Challenge record
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 challenges

Blue Lagoon Bustle - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-9; 1 2nd):

  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 RC: "Tiers of Heaven" - Hauls pieces, works puzzle, and Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 IC: "Lizard King" - Hauls gecko, watches puzzle, Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 2 IC: "Arch Madness" - Chops the rope, hauls, holds up pieces, and Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Innovates on the roller, lands all 5 sandbags quickly, Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 4 RC: "Wear My Ring" - Lands all four rings for Nami, Nami takes second (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 4 IC: "The Deep" - Grabs buoys, lands all three, Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Knock One Back" - Releases sandbags, hits final target, Nami wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Super Ramp" - Closes out the puzzle for the purple winning team.
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 9 team RC: "Stage Fright" - With Charlie and Maria, the winning team.


Get a Grip - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 77.8%)

  • Survivor 46 Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangle" - Fourth out for the losing orange team, on one-foot stage (3rd/6).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Lasts over 20 minutes, and Hunter wins! (1st/10).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 9 ind. IC: "Stage Fright" - Last person to drop out (2nd/3).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 46: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
2nd place: 1
Played: 9
Win%: 0.94
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 3
Win%: 0.33
Mean % Finish: 77.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
Hunter McKnight - Tribal Council record
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Ep6 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 46, Ep. 5: Finds Nami's (re-hidden) Beware advantage clue, learns he can't do anything more until Nami loses an IC (Day 10).
  • Survivor 46, Ep. 6: With the merge imminent, given further instructions, gets the key and idol (Day 12).
  • Survivor 46, Ep. 9: Voted out without playing his idol (Day 17).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep6 - * Moriah Gaynor (voted out, 10-1) -
Ep7 Tim Tim Spicer (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep8 Venus Tevin Davis (voted out, 8-2) -
Ep9 Q Hunter McKnight (voted out, 4-4-1 [6-1 on revote]) -

*Hunter was present at the Ep6 Tribal, but unable to vote, due to the Ep5 journey. No TCA charged.


VAP - Votes against (26):

  • Survivor 46, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Ben and Tim.
  • Survivor 46, Ep. 9: Four votes, from Ben, Charlie, Maria, and Tiffany (voted out, 4-4-1; 6-1 on revote)


Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Survivor 46, Ep. 13: Voted for Charlie Davis, who finished second, 5-3-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 3*
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: --
Hunter McKnight - Pictures
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    Survivor 46 intro shot
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    Survivor 46 intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Application video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional
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    Greeting Probst
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Nami wins!
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    Nami tribe meet-and-greet
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    Not loving Nami's camp songs
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    Seems legit
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    Hauling gecko, Ep1 IC
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    Nami wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Not quite right...
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    Nami wins again
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    Randen's arm isn't working, Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Nami wins again
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    Saying goodbye to Randen
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    Securing second place for Nami, Ep4 RC
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    Another Nami win, Ep4 IC
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    Trying to idol-hunt while tailed by Venus, Ep5
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    Found the beware box anyway
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    Nami wins! Ep5 RC/IC
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    The Journey Six is formed, Ep5 journey
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    Just retrieved the idol key, Ep6
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    Mission accomplished
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    Things are going to start happening to me now!
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    Teams drawn, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Completing the puzzle
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    Purple team wins their merge buffs
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    Half-merge feasting
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    Talking about the Six
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep7 RC/IC
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    A bit worried that he's the sole Nami with three Yanu and two Siga
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    Losing team, Ep7 Tribal
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    Enjoying a Q-skirt demonstration, Ep8
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    Getting a grip, Ep8 IC
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    Hunter wins!
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    Safe at Tribal Council tonight
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    Trying to move the vote off of Tevin
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    Nuinui, Ep8 Tribal
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    Things are going great
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    Hooray, more teams, Ep9 RC/IC
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    Challenge in progress
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    Made it to the individual IC
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    Trying to get Q on board with voting Ben
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    Nuinui, Ep2 Tribal
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    Yay, popcorn
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    Seems legit
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    The third member of our jury...
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    Snuffed holding an idol, Day 17 (Episode 9)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Finalists plus jury, Aftershow
Hunter McKnight - Interviews
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at (2/6/24): "Science Teacher Hunter McKnight Runs Survivor Seasons with His Students"
  • Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/14/24): "Hunter McKnight | Survivor 46 Pre-Season Interview" (YouTube)


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (4/25/24): "Hunter McKnight explains why Venus 'despised' me on Survivor 46"
  • Mike Bloom at (4/25/24): "Hunter McKnight Reveals Who Kept Him from Playing His Idol"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/25/24): "Survivor 46 | Exit Interview with the Tenth Player Voted Out - Ep9"
Hunter McKnight - Bio
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 bio

Official CBS Survivor 46 bio excerpts, as published by Dalton Ross at (February 5, 2024):

"Name three of your favorite hobbies: Building Survivor challenges, playing any sport, camping

List three adjectives that best describe yourself: Clever, competitive, adamant

How would your friends describe you? Competitive, a bit odd, intelligent, quick-witted, maybe a little arrogant, fun, hardworking

What risks have you taken in your life, to make a change for the better, even if the outcome wasn’t planned? I left a full-ride scholarship and direct admission into medical school to come back and teach in my hometown. I decided I could be more impactful teaching here. Honestly, it ended up being an awesome decision.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making it through all my school without making anything below an A. I graduated college in 3.5 years.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I graduated 4.0 in college. Graduated valedictorian at my high school.

What past Survivor would you play the game most like? Hayden"