Nick Wilson - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 74 | Wins:1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - Winner, 7-3-0.

  • Received 7 jury votes to win in Episode 14, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" (Day 39).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 7th place, 16th out - 13th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "The Penultimate Step of the War" (Day 34).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 34 days; Edge of Extinction - 1 day.

Nick Wilson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S37: David vs. Goliath 4.12 13.75 0.30 10 0 13 0.77 5.38 7 10 0.70 1.77 13.70
S40: Winners at War 1.66 10.07 0.17 8 8 11 0.72 1.70 - - - 0.88 3.36
Career 5.78 23.83 0.24 18 8 24 0.75 3.69 7 10 0.70 1.27 8.23
Nick Wilson - Challenge record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep5 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.5*-for-13; 3 2nds):

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Crosses the obstacles and hauls tiles, but the Davids lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Paddles the boat, helps work the puzzle, but the Davids lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Untangles ropes for the Davids, and finally, Davids win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Blindfolded, hauls the barrow with Natalie; Jabeni doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - Hits the target, securing second place eggs for Jabeni (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Works the snake maze, but Jabeni loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Helps carry the bag, lands all 4 rings, and Jabeni doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer, but Jabeni loses big (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds the weight the full time, and orange team wins.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Crosses obstacles, helps lift Gabby, but the purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 RC: "Back in Slack" - Crosses the line quickly, lands one bar, but the purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 RC: "Beastie Buoys" - Lands the team's only two baskets, purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 RC: "Ringo Starz" - With Angelina, each land their balls for a comeback team win!

    *Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of the game count as half a win.


    Simmotion - F4 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-11; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 52.0%)

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Out before the transition to the other hand, 10 minutes in (8th/13).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Tenth person to drop their buoy (3rd/12).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 IC: "Roll Away the Dew" - Not yet to the table maze as Alec wins (tie-7th/11).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Sits out for nachos and margaritas (tie-10th/10).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 IC: "Word Forward" - One of several working on the word puzzle as Davie wins (tie-4th/9).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 IC: "A Hand Out" - Fifth person out, lasting over 15 minutes (4th/8).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 RC: "Pole Dancing" - In a showdown with Davie to knock the final block, just loses (2nd/7).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 IC: "Rollerball" - Lasts to the two-ball stage, but 5th person to drop out (3rd/7).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Step Brothers" - Fifth to the final puzzle, but Nick wins! (1st/6).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Vertigo" - Second to the final puzzle, and Nick wins again! (1st/5).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Makes it to the three-ball stage, and Nick wins! (1st/4).


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

    • David vs. Goliath: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Rice Race - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11; 1 2nd):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - Not shown competing; Dakal wins, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, crosses obstacles, but Dakal loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart; Dakal wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, digs and carries ladder, and Dakal wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Jumps for and retrieves two keys, but Dakal blows the puzzle, loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Now with Sele, knocks blocks, and Sele wins (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Places one ball, racing to place the final one as Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - (Unaired). Sele finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the dish across obstacles, but Sele loses by a second.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Works the puzzle with Jeremy, for the losing red team.
    • [Winners at War, Ep. 11 RC: Unaired - Not a part of the winning team.]


    Running Down a Dream - Ep13 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-8): (Mean % finish: 66.7%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Final man to drop out (2nd/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Seventh person out, in the third and final stage (5th/11).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of nine people to not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 11 IC: "10 Foot Pole" - Fifth person to drop out, on the third stage (5th/9).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains" - Third man out, dropping for PB & chocolate, fire token (2nd/4).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - Fourth to the slide puzzle, but Nick wins! (1st/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F6 IC: "High Step Back" - One of five people to not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 EoE RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Reaches the table maze, places no balls (tie-4th/13).


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

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    2nd place: 4
    Played: 24
    Win%: 0.38
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 19
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.21
    Mean% Finish: 65.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Nick Wilson - Tribal Council record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 0 voted voided) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 8: With Carl and Davie's assistance, retrieves the vote steal advantage (Day 21).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 9: Steals Alison's vote, then votes twice (correctly) for Dan, booting him (Day 25).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 10: Finds a clue with Davie early, then picks up an idol late at night (Day 26).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 13: Plays his idol (plus a fake one) for himself, but nobody voted against him (Day 34).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/13*):

    *Nick's total includes two correct votes for Dan in Ep.9 (vote steal advantage)


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • David vs. Goliath: None.


    Jury votes received (7/10):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Received seven jury votes, from Elizabeth Olson, John Hennigan, Dan Rengering, Alec Merlino, Carl Boudreaux, Gabby Pascuzzi, and Davie Rickenbacker, to win, 7-3-0.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 F6 Tribal Council

    Idols/advantages held/played (0/0):

    • Winners at War: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/11):


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 (F19 vote): One vote, from Amber.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4: One vote, from Tyson.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9: Two votes, from Denise and Sarah.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Ben, Denise, Sarah, and Tony (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Tony Vlachos, who won, 12-4-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages held/played: 1/1
    Idols found: 1
    Idols played: 1
    Votes voided: 0
  • Voting record
    VFB: 18*
    Tribals: 24*
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 7
    Total jurors: 10
Nick Wilson - Pictures
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Nick Wilson - Interviews
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/25/18): "Survivor: Filmmaker Mike White, Wrestler John Hennigan to Compete on Season 37"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (9/12/18): "Meet the David tribe"
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/12/18): "The Underdogs"
    • CBS pre-game interview (9/19/18)


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (12/20/18): "Nick - 'Nobody Knew I Was a Lawyer Until the Day After Final Tribal'"
    • Dalton Ross at (12/20/18): "Nick on what we didn't see in the finale"
    • Mike Bloom at (12/20/18): "Nick Wilson Gets the Winning Verdict"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/20/18): "Exit Interviews | Final Six from David vs. Goliath - 12/20/18"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (12/20/18): "Survivor: David vs. Goliath Walks Through the Path to Victory"
  • S40 logo Winners at War interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Sangita Patel for ET Canada (1/15/20): "Nick Wilson Hopes His 'Free Agent' Status Will Help Him During Survivor Season 40"
    • Dalton Ross at (1/30/20): "Nick Wilson on the perils of being the most recent winner in Winners at War"
    • Mike Bloom at (2/11/20): "Nick Wilson Is Searching for a Second Slingshot in Survivor: Winners at War"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/3/20): "Nick Wilson - 'I Do Feel Like a David Again'"


    Post-game interviews

    • None yet.
Nick Wilson - Bios
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (expected August, 2018):


    "Pet peeves: People getting offended over every little thing and know-it-alls.


    What's your personal claim to fame? Becoming a Redneck Lawyer! I am a first generation college student and the first in my family to get a bachelor degree. I am also proud of myself for being a public defender to help people instead of chasing money—especially because money and the thought of being rich motivated me in school.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A cooler, beer, and a radio. Nothing beats being outdoors and putting a few back. As great as it is at a tailgate, on the lake, or at a bonfire, I bet it would be even more enjoyable on the beaches of Fiji.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? J.T. from TocantinsHeroes vs. Villains, and Game Changers. I've got that Southern charm. I can be hard headed when in the heat of a competition. I'll either win or get myself sent home with a massive swing for the fences. No regrets!


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor I know I could be the final Survivor because I am the total package for this game, First, I am an adamant, hard-working son of a gun. I have chased my dreams my whole life and achieved those, despite humble beginnings. Second, I am a likeable, social guy. Third, I am physically fit and stronger than I look. I will do great in the challenges—tribal and individual, physical and puzzle. Fourth, I am very smart and it is hidden well behind my accent and appreciation for small town life. I will definitely be underestimated. Finally, I am a Survivor strategy expert. I am a super fan who has analyzed every season and every move. As I said, I am the Survivor total package."


  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/40):


    "Pet peeves: Know-it-alls, closed-mindedness, judgmental people, unwarranted outrage, or to sum it all in one word: Twitter.

    When did you first watch Survivor?
    Season 1 finale.

    Do you still watch Survivor?
    Every Wednesday! I am even considering starting a Survivor podcast.

    Who is your inspiration in life?
    Sandra, because I want to be the next two-time winner.

    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
    Survivor has helped me through hard times. For example, it was a great escape from the stresses of law school. And on a more serious note, I specifically remember when my mom had recently passed away, I was moved by Rodney grieving the loss of his sister on Season 30. I bawled my eyes out. It was a much-needed therapeutic experience.

    My family has always watched Survivor and tried to watch it together when we could. When my dad came to Fiji for the family visit, it was a monumental experience that strengthened our relationship. Because of that moment, we are still closer to this day.

    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
    It is a dream come true for me to be a part of the 20-year celebration of Survivor. Only two years ago, I was daydreaming about how I could ever even get the opportunity to be cast on the show. Now, I am the winner of one of Survivor's greatest seasons, and I am placed in the same category as the legends I used to look up to! It is a great honor. I am a Survivor legend! How amazing! What a blessing!

    How will you play differently than in your past season?
    When I won David vs. Goliath, I never received a single vote against me. I was able to disguise my strategic ability and knowledge of the game under my country accent and chill demeanor. I was able to fly under the radar and build one-on-one relationships with nearly every single player in the game. This time, if I don't receive a single vote the entire game, I will take it as an insult! Everyone has seen how brilliantly I play Survivor. These legends won't fall for alliance names and my Kentucky charm as easily as a cast of complete strangers did. I won't be able to hide behind bigger threats. So this time, I'm going to be even more aggressive. In short, I am going to have as much fun as possible in the beginning. This is my dream come true and I want to take it all in. Then, I am going to TURN IT ON. No player will be safe from the Kentucky Nick sneaky ninja assassin blindside! This game is where legends are made!"