Jonathan Young - Survivor 42

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 42 (2022) - 4th place, 15th out - 8th juror.
  • Eliminated by F4 firemaking in Episode 13, "It Comes Down to This" (Day 25).

Jonathan Young on social media: Instagram

Jonathan Young - 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 42 3.48 11.97 0.29 7 7 8 0.86 2.23 - - - 1.15 5.70
Career 3.48 11.97 0.29 7 7 8 0.86 2.23 - - - 1.15 5.70


Jonathan Young - 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.


Jonathan Young - Challenge record
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Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-9; 1 2nd):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 RC: "Open Reward Challenge" - Helps paddle, but Taku does not win.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 IC: "Forty Two" - Paddles, hauls crates, and Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Can't Find My Way Home" - Caller, but Taku loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spiral Architect" - Carries the ladder, tribemates, and lands all five sandbags; Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up Sled Slide" - Directs the untangling, Taku wins.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 IC: "Beyond the Tuna" - Swims, tows the boat, and Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Ramplified" - Hits both targets, Taku doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 6 RC: "Rolling Stones Challenge" - Rock roller, ladder for winning team.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8 RC: "Basket Case" - Hits five straight shots for the winning team.


Uncomfortably Numb - Ep11 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-10): (Mean % finish: 75.0%)

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 7 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - One of five to drop stacks, not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Final person out, over 10 min. in (2nd/7).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - For team & overall, Jonathan wins (1st/5).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 RC: "Walk this Way" - First to reach sandbag toss, no win (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 IC: "Bow Diddley" - Last to drop out, on final section (2nd/8).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 11 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Lasts over 12 min., Jonathan wins (1st/2).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12 RC: "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - First to puzzle, does not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12 IC: "Stair Down the Walls" - Places first ball, does not win (2nd/6).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Watching Mike's puzzle as it ends (tie-3rd/5).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Lasts to 4-ball stage, does not win (2nd/4).


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

  • Survivor 42: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
2nd place: 1
Played: 9
Win%: 0.72
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 10
Win%: 0.20
Mean % Finish: 75.0%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -
Jonathan Young - Tribal Council record
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Ep11 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 42: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/8):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Marya Marya Sherron (voted out, 4-0) Yes
Ep7 Lydia Lydia Meredith (voted out, 6-2-2-1) Yes
Ep8 Chanelle Chanelle Howell (voted out, 7-3-1) Yes
Ep9 (F9) Tori Tori Meehan (voted out, 4-0) Yes
Ep10 Hai Hai Giang (voted out, 6-2) Yes
Ep11 Drea Drea Wheeler (voted out, 5-3) Yes
Ep12 Romeo Omar Zaheer (voted out, 3-2-2) -
Ep13 Lindsay Lindsay Dolashewich (voted out, 4-1) Yes


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Chanelle and Tori.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Hai and Romeo.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Lindsay and Omar.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 13 (F5 vote): One vote, from Lindsay.


Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 13: Voted for Mike Turner, who finished second, 7-1-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 8
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: -
Jonathan Young - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game intro shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Talking about pull-ups
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    Greeting Probst
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Untying paddles
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    Watching Marya
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    Taku tests out their triangle-counting skills
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    That's not for me
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    Listening to the Day 2 dilemma message
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    Saying goodbye to Jackson
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Taku wins!
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    Enjoying Maryanne's antics, Ep2
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    Teaching Omar the art of coconut opening
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Directing the puzzle stage
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    Taku, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Carrying the team on his back, literally
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    Taku (mostly Jonathan) wins!
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    Taku wins again, Ep4 RC
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    A decent selection of reward fish
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    Taku wins again, Ep4 IC
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    Happy Takus, Ep5
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    Fake merge lineup, Ep6
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    Rolling away the stone, Ep7 RC
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    Orange team wins fake immunity, real reward
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    Reward feasting
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    Talking about the food, etc.
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    Bonding with fellow big guy Mike
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    Majority alliance formed
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    The hourglass twist just screwed these people
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    Trying to catch Tori, Ep7 IC
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    Omar has a plan
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    Tori says, "I'm voting for you!"
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal
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    Talking to Mr. Jeff
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    Diving, Ep8 RC
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    Blue team wins!
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    Reward feasting
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    Competing, Ep8 IC
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    Kula Kula, Ep8 Tribal
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    Rocksroy wants an all-men's alliance, Ep9
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    It makes sense!
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Jonathan wins for the blue team
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    Telling Maryanne she's the decoy vote, and they're voting for someone with an idol
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    Lindsay brings up some irrelevant point about how Maryanne has the Taku idol
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    Blue team, Ep9 Tribal
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    Things don't go to plan
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    In the lead, Ep10 RC
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Reporting Hai's fake idol play to Omar
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    Kula Kula, Ep10 Tribal
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    The 100% real final five alliance, Ep11
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    The two participants, Ep11 IC
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    Jonathan wins!
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    Happy to avoid the Do or Die thing
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    Kula Kula, Ep11 Tribal
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    Table mazing, Ep12 IC
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    Kula Kula, Ep12 Tribal
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    You voted for me! Ep13
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    Not solving the word scramble
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
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    Watching Mike place the last piece
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    Invited to the reward feast with Mike
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    Mmm, spaghetti-y
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    Fun times, F5 Tribal
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    Rolling balls, F4 IC
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    Kula Kula, F4 Tribal
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    Starting line, F4 firemaking
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    Mike wins
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    Snuffed, Day 25 (Episode 13)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists + jury, aftershow
Jonathan Young - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at (2/13/22): "Jonathan Young Wants to Be a Provider and a Chaos Maker"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/15/22): "Survivor 42 | Taku Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (5/26/22): "Jonathan Young responds to accusations he was not treating women well on Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at (5/26/22): "Jonathan Young Reacts to Comments on His Behavior"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/26/22): "Survivor 42 | Final 5 Exit Interviews - May 26, 2022"
Jonathan Young - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 42 bio excerpts (February 9, 2022):

"Pet Peeves: Wearing shirts, people who bully others and when people are disrespectful

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Broke the Guinness World Record for most pullups with 100 lbs on my back.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I can sing an amazing rendition of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World.”

Who is your hero and why? Lex Luger. He is a man of God. My physical and spiritual mentor through some of the hardest times in my life.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Ozzy.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? My athleticism will help me greatly in the challenges. My wit and charm will help me outside of the challenges. I’m very strong willed and determined. I will not give up on anything."