Keith Sowell - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 17th place, 1st out (tie).

  • Voted out in Episode 2, "One of Us Is Going to Win the War" (Day 6).
  • Left Extinction after re-entry challenge in Ep. 7, "There's Always a Twist" (Day 17).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 6 days; Edge of Extinction - 11 days.

Keith Sowell - 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 0.00 1.24 0.00 1 6 2 0.32 1.40 - - - 0.32 1.40
Career 0.00 1.24 0.00 1 6 2 0.32 1.40 - - - 0.32 1.40
Keith Sowell - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep2 RC/IC - Serpent Turf

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-2):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses obstacles, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Flounders in the water, misses all his ring tosses; Manu loses, 8-4.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Last to the snake maze, does not win (tie-2nd/6).


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

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.00
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Keith Sowell - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Edge of Extinction: None.


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

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: Reem Daly (voted out, 4-3-1-1).


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Six votes, from Chris, David, Kelley, Lauren, Rick, and Wardog (voted out, 6-1-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Keith Sowell - Pictures
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction image gallery
Keith Sowell - Interviews
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Keith Sowell Is Ready to 'Bring the Energy' to Survivor" (YouTube)
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Manu Tribe"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (3/28/19): "Keith reveals real reason for feud with Chris"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (3/28/19): "First Eliminated Players Speak Out"
    • Gordon Holmes at (3/28/19): "Keith: 'The Boredom, Anticipation, and Reflection Breaks You'"
Keith Sowell - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

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


    "Hobbies: Writing and performing my poetry, tennis, playing video/board games, and going to the movies.  


    What is your personal claim to fame?  Getting the Jackie Robinson scholarship because I had never before achieved something on a national level. It still amazes me! They had over 3,500 applicants, gave interviews to 140 and awarded only 63. To be a part of that 63 still leaves me in awe and I know it's only by God's grace.


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

    My Bible because it would be a constant reminder for me that God is always watching over me!

    My poetry book because my poetry gives me life!

    My Black Panther jacket because I'm a Marvel fanatic and it can always bring a smile to my face.


    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  

    I relate to Jeremy Collins because that was a family man. He put his family above all else and played solely for them. My family is the only tangible thing I've always had since day one! They're my reason for everything. I also think I'd love to rely more on social gameplay as he did and connect with people for longevity.


    What's your reason for being on SurvivorNo doubt my primary motivation for being on the show is my family. Since I was born, we've lived in the same trailer without much change. Ever since I was doing well in school, I feel like eyes have been on me to help us out of stagnation. If I can make some things happen to help us go above and beyond, then you can best believe I'm going to be that breakthrough. Survivor may just be that start for me. Secondly, I'm motivated to learn more about myself. I've never had to find my food or stay outside, so I'm ready to see what I can do when tested. And of course, I'm a superfan and this has been a dream of mine! I'm already the youngest black castaway to date.  How cool would it be to add being the youngest Sole Survivor onto that?


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?   I know I can be the Sole Survivor because I've already been living against the odds. Me being a lower-class black man, I wasn't nurtured to be the salutatorian of his class that would be able to afford Duke University of all places. I didn't have the bloodline of doctors to show me how to succeed or the finances to take prep classes for educational opportunities. I didn't even know what class rank or GPA meant until junior year. When I took the Pre-SAT, I asked "What class is this for?" I was set at a disadvantage, yet I made things happen. I went against the grain, and did what I needed to do to put myself on a pre-med track. I'm driven, focused, and possess the willpower to make mountains move. Nothing has stopped me thus far, so no 17 or 19, or however many castaways are going to stop me now!"