Jerry Sims - Survivor: Tocantins
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 9 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 14th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This" (Day 9).

Jerry Sims - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S18: Tocantins 0.13 0.55 0.23 1 6 2 0.30 1.40 - - - 0.53 1.53
Career 0.13 0.55 0.23 1 6 2 0.30 1.40 - - - 0.53 1.53
Jerry Sims - Challenge record
  • S18 logo Tocantins challenges

    A Crate Idea - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-4):

    • Tocantins Ep. 1 RC/IC: "A River, Run Through It" - Retrieves some planks, and Timbira wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Beach Brawl" - Participates in one matchup, and eventually, Timbira loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Paired with Brendan, Timbira loses big.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates and helps with the puzzle, but Timbira loses again.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Tocantins: None.


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

    • Tocantins: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.25
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Jerry Sims - Tribal Council record
  • S18 logo Tocantins Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Tocantins: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 3: Six votes, from Erinn, Coach, Debbie, Sierra, Tyson, and Brendan (voted out, 6-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Tocantins: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Jerry Sims - Pictures
  • S18 logo Tocantins image gallery
Jerry Sims - Interviews
  • S18 logo Tocantins interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (1/29/09): "Jerry Sims: 'I Don't Want to' Be a Leader"
    • Jeff Probst's Tocantins pre-season cast assessment.


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (2/27/09): "Castaway Interview: Jerry Sims"
    • John Bracchitta at Reality TV World (2/27/09): "Jerry Sims talks about his time on Survivor: Tocantins"
    • Eric Goldman at (3/4/09): "Survivor: Tocantins - Jerry Interview"
    • SurvivorOz interview (2/12/13): "Jerry Sims Interview"


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

Jerry Sims - Bio
  • S18 logo Tocantins bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Tocantins cast bio page:


    "Jerry Sims promises, "you've never seen anybody like me before." Growing up in a poor family, he was one of 10 children who had to learn, very early on, the skills to help him survive in the real world. Jerry has been passing on those survival skills learned from his childhood to soldiers in the Army National Guard for the last 20 years.


    A 1st Sergeant and specialist in Nuclear Operations, Sims just recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. No stranger to being in a leadership position, Sims was in charge of 100 men and not only knew how to manage them, but also earned their respect. "With this big smile and this convincing attitude, I get them to do exactly what I want them to do!"


    He's always been a strong proponent of the team concept, a skill that came in handy growing up in such a large household, especially around dinner time "where you had to be on time!" Jerry is also a family man, who's been married for 25 years and has both an adult son and daughter. He has no qualms about saying he's doing this for the money. "The million is in my grasp! I've got to have it. I'm a competitor. I like to win. I like to win, win, win!"


    Raised on a chicken farm in South Carolina, Jerry also knows how to live off the land and involve everyone in the daily chores. This self-proclaimed jokester says he will give his fellow castaways some much need entertainment, but nobody should misinterpret his cheery personality for weakness because Jerry proudly proclaims, "I am physically fit, I am mentally strong and I'm ready for the million."


    Jerry currently resides in Rock Hill, SC. His birth date is May 18."