Owen Knight - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 26 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 3rd place, no jury votes.
  • Received no jury votes, finished in third in Episode 13, "Snap Some Necks and Cash Some Checks" (Day 26).

Owen Knight on social media: twitter | Instagram

Owen Knight - 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 43 3.98 10.98 0.36 5 3 8 0.62 2.50 0 8 0.00 0.98 6.48
Career 3.98 10.98 0.36 5 3 8 0.62 2.50 0 8 0.00 0.98 6.48


Owen Knight - 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.


Owen Knight - Challenge record
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 challenges

Roll With It - Ep12 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-9; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Hauls crates with Sami; Baka loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Crosses obstacles, Baka loses again (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Works the puzzle with Jeanine, Baka wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Retrieves a buoy/key, Baka wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Sandbag tosser; Baka is one of two losing tribes.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Works the puzzles, and Baka doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Crosses obstacles, and Baka doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - With Elie, works the puzzle for the losing team.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.12 RC: "Roll With It" - In the ball, caller for the winning team.


Last Gasp - Ep11 IC

Individual challenge record (3-for-9): (Mean % finish: 70.6%)

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7 IC: "Eve 6" - Second out in final stage, at 23 min. (3rd/12).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.8 IC: "Over Extended" - Last to seven pieces, and Owen wins! (1st/6).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.9 RC/IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Third out on blue team (3rd/5).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.10 RC: "Put a Ring On It" - One of seven tossing sandbags when Noelle wins (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.10 IC: "Teeter Tower" - One of seven to not reach the height limit (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.11 IC: "Last Gasp" - Lasts over three hours, and Owen wins! (1st/7).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.12 IC: "Battle of Evermore" - On the puzzle as Cassidy wins (tie-3rd/6).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.13 F5 IC: "Draw the Line" - One of four working the puzzle as Owen wins! (1st/5).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.13 F4 IC: "Operation Balance Build" - One of three stacking bowls as Cassidy wins (tie-2nd/4).


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

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 2
Played: 9
Win%: 0.44
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 3
Played: 9
Win%: 0.33
Mean% Finish: 70.6%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Owen Knight - Tribal Council record
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Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.3: Declines to risk his vote at the Ep.3 dilemma (Day 7).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.7: Holds Noelle's steal-a-vote advantage to avoid James's KIP (Day 14).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.12: Jesse uses Cody's idol, playing it for Owen (to trigger Karla to play hers), voiding one vote (Day 23).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Morriah Morriah Young (voted out, 5-1) Yes
Ep6 James Elie Scott (voted out, 7-2-1-1) -
Ep7 Ryan Dwight Moore (voted out, 7-3-2) -
Ep8 Jeanine Jeanine Zheng (voted out, 9-2) Yes
Ep9 -* James jones (voted out, 4-1) -
Ep10 Karla Noelle Lambert (voted out, 5-2-1) -
Ep11 Sami Sami Layadi (voted out, 6-0) Yes
Ep12 Cody Cody Assenmacher (voted out, 6-0) Yes
Ep13 Karla Karla Cruz Godoy (voted out, 4-[0]) Yes

*Ep9 Noelle stole Owen's vote in Ep.9, so he was present at Tribal, but cast no ballot (no TCA)


VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1: One vote, from Morriah.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6: One vote, from Karla.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.9: One vote, from James.
  • [Survivor 43, Ep.12: One vote, from Karla, voided by Jesse's idol play.]


Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 13: Received no jury votes, to finish in 3rd place.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 8*
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: -
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8
Owen Knight - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Owen's personal intro sequence!
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching Jeanine try to retrieve the flint, Ep1 RC
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    Talking about the Savvy task
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    Baka, about to solve it
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    Meeting the new tribe
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    Gabler has an idol
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    Watching the table maze, Ep1 IC
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    The losing Bakas
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    Baka, Ep1 Tribal
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    Curmudgeoning, Ep2
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    Baka wins! Ep2 IC
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    Present for Elie's idol heist attempt, Ep3
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    Baka wins! Ep3 IC
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    With James, giving Noelle an advantage, Ep3 dilemma
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    Seemed like an easy choice
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    Baka trailing, Ep4 RC
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    Puzzling, Ep4 IC
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    Just walked up on Elie and Jeanine discussing the Beware idol, Ep5
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    Watching Sami roll, Ep5 IC
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    Baka doesn't lose!
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    Sort-of merge time, Ep6
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    Making an advantage checklist
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    Teams drawn, Ep6 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Elie
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    The losing red team
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    Trying to broker a Baka peace accord
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Final stage, Ep7 IC
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    James has an advantage (clue)
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    Talking about the idol/advantage musical chairs game
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    Gaia, Ep7 Tribal
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    Listening to James
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    Junior Deputy Flag-hanger, Ep8
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    Starting line, Ep8 IC
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    Showdown with Cody
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    Owen wins individual immunity!
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    Childhood dream come true
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    Gaia, Ep8 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Arguing with James
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    Blue team, Ep9 Tribal
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    Trailing, Ep10 RC
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    Reward feasting, thanks to Noelle
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    Also letters from home!
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    Stacking, Ep10 IC
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    Gaia, Ep10 Tribal
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    Sigh, out of the loop again, Ep11
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    Last Gasp-ing, Ep11 IC
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    Owen and Karla both win!
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    Safe at Tribal tonight
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    Finally in on the plan
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    Gaia, Ep11 Tribal
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    Directing the table maze, Ep12 RC
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    Reward feasting
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    Puzzling, Ep12 IC
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    Cody has a plan (so does Jesse)
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    Gaia, Ep12 Tribal
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    Final five! Ep13
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    Working the word puzzle, F5 IC
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    Owen wins!
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    Reward feasting with Cassidy
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    Gaia, F5 Tribal
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    Jesse has Jeanine's idol!
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    Stacking, F4 IC
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    Final three, morning 26 breakfast
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    Ready to face the jury, Final Tribal
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    Answering questions
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    Watching the vote reveal
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    Finalists plus jury, Aftershow
Owen Knight - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/3/22): "Owen Knight is Bringing His 'Cutthroat Skills' from the Admissions Office"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/9/22): "Survivor 43 | Baka Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/15/22): "Survivor 43 finalist Owen Knight says 'F--- the After-Show'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/15/22): "Finalist Owen Knight Talks through His Frustrating Lows and Unseen Relationships"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/15/22): "Survivor 43 | Final 5 Exit Interviews"
Owen Knight - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):

(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at EW.com)

"Favorite hobbies: Backpacking, hiking, video games, taking and coaching fitness classes

3 words to describe you: Loyal, charismatic, passionate

Pet peeve(s): People who are entitled. And people who don't know what to do at a four-way stop.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being named an admission director at my age is rare. To be named director at my alma mater reminds me that the grind has been worth it, and that people have noticed how dedicated and genuinely invested I am.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? That I'm a great public speaker and use my people skills at work every day. Asian men have certain unfair stereotypes associated with them, and I do not fit that mold. I played football in high school, was rush chair for my fraternity, and can entertain a room of 800 people. I use my EQ more than my IQ on an average day.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I would love to play a similar game to Adam Klein. He kept his threat level low, had good relationships with everyone, and was his authentic, superfan self.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I can win SURVIVOR because I am an unassuming triple threat. Socially, I'm likable and take a genuine interest in people. I make people feel like I am invested in them because I actually am! Physically, I am athletic enough to be an asset early in the game; however, nobody is going to mistake me for Ozzy and view me as a threat to go on an individual immunity run. Strategically, I am a SURVIVOR super-duper fan and have seen every season and watch the international versions. I have studied this game and know what works and what doesn't. Most importantly, I am pretty self-aware and know that I need to play my own game and go with the flow as the game develops."

 CBS's "Meet Owen" pre-game interview video tweet: