Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 11 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 13th place, 6th out.
  • Removed for medical reasons in Episode 5, "The Third Turd" (Day 11).

Matthew Grinstead-Mayle on social media: twitter | Instagram

Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - 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 44 0.66 1.65 0.40 0* 0* 1* -0.31 0.00 - - - 0.09 0.66
Career 0.66 1.65 0.40 0* 0* 1* -0.31 0.00 - - - 0.09 0.66


Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - 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.


Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges


Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-7; 2 2nds; 3 sit-outs):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Grabs a puzzle piece, flings a ring, Ratu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Sits out, as Ratu loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Works the snake maze, and Ratu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Box Car Blues" - Works the puzzle with Kane, Ratu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits a target, Ratu takes second (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 IC: "Leap of Faith" - Sits out, as Ratu finishes second again.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 5 IC: "EOC - Sits out, as Ratu wins.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 44: None yet.


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

  • Survivor 44: None yet.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 2
Played: 7
Win%: 0.43
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Tribal Council record
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 Tribal

Ep1 Tribal

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2: Finds the re-hidden Ratu idol the day after Brandon played his from the birdcage (shown in flashback in Ep.3, happened Day 4).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3: Creates his own fake idol, hides it in the well; somewhat leads Jaime to find it (Day 6).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 5: Leaves the game without playing his idol (Day 11).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 -* Maddy Pomilla (idoled out, [0]-1) -

*Matthew played his Shot in the Dark (and was not safe) at the Ep1 Tribal, and was therefore unable to vote; 1 TCA charged.


VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Survivor 44: None yet.


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 44: None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1*
VAP: -
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Pictures
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 image gallery
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    Pre-season video shot
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    Greeting Probst, Day 1
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    Watching the puzzle stage, Ep1 RC
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    Ratu decides Sweat vs Savvy
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    Talking about proving himself to the tribe
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    Sweat task accomplished, barely
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    Matthew! Get down from there!
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    Picked up a few injuries
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    Brandon opens the birdcage, has an idol
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    Listening to Lauren's dilemma story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Chatting with Claire on the sit-out bench
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    Not great that Ratu lost
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    Ratu, Ep1 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Working the snake maze
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    Ratu wins!
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    Sitting out of Ratu's worm-eating activity, Ep3
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    Talking about how Jaime found a fake idol ... that he made
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    Flashback to finding the actual idol, early in Ep2
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    Alliance formed
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Unwise puzzle-box-lifting
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    Ratu wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Making a shot, despite his shoulder
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    Listening to new tribemate Carson
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    Trying to form an alliance with Carson
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    Talking with Kane about his shoulder pain, Ep5
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    Officially getting pulled from the game, Ep5
Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Interviews
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at (2/3/23): "Barbershop Owner Matthew Grinstead-Mayle Strives to Make Others Succeed"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/9/23): "Survivor 44 | Ratu Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • None yet.
Matthew Grinstead-Mayle - Bio
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 bio

Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at

"3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous, caring, adventurous

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? I have been a superfan since day 1. I love the outdoors and have always wanted my shot to be the Sole Survivor! I love the challenges, beautiful settings and amazingly diverse casts of SURVIVOR. This is a dream come true!

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? My mom worked for the YMCA when I was younger…so I was always outside, in a forest, climbing trees, swimming in lakes and rivers, surrounded by friends and nature. My unique childhood taught me to love the outdoors and people.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I think I identify with Elaine the most because she was hilarious yet genuine. I would like to think that I will play most like Shan or Ben. Everyone came to Shan and felt comfortable telling her info. Ben was someone who had his baggage and learned how to overcome it and help others along the way.

Favorite Hobbies: Adventures with my son and husband, rollercoasters, waterslides, eating food from all over the world, growing and collecting plants

Pet Peeves: People that talk in circles, people who don’t give others time to talk in a convo, the color combo of purple and white, misformed popsicles, odd numbers, pineapple on pizza, malt chocolate candy

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My amazing family. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without them. I owe everything to them and they are my driving force.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I have a huge heart and compassion for all those around me. I will help anyone to be the best possible version of themselves. It’s so uplifting to see and help someone succeed.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My husband Dale. He fell in love with me before I knew how to love myself. I don’t think I would be here without him in my life.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I have the heart, the drive and the ability to see this to the end. And there will be tons of giggles and rainbows along the way."