Boston Rob Mariano - Survivor: Marquesas, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Redemption Island
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Seasons: 5 | Days: 152 | Wins: 1 | Final Two: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Marquesas (2002) - 10th place, 7th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "True Lies" (Day 21).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 2nd place, three jury votes.

  • Received three jury votes to finish 2nd (4-3), in Episode 15, "The Sole Surviving All-Star" (Day 39).

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) - 13th place, 8th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "I'm Not a Good Villain" (Day 18).

Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) - Winner, 8-1-0.

  • Received eight jury votes, to win (8-1-0) in Episode 14, "Seems Like a No-Brainer" (Day 39).

Survivor: Island of the Idols (2019) - Mentor/ advisor.

  • Appeared (alongside Sandra Diaz-Twine) as an "Idol," dispensing advice and advantages from the titular Island.

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 16th place, 6th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "The Buddy System on Steroids" (Day 14).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 14 days; Edge of Extinction - 21 days.

Boston Rob Mariano - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S4: Marquesas 0.25 2.98 0.08 4 8 5 0.76 1.87 - - - 0.84 2.12
S8: All-Stars 7.07 12.81 0.55 8 1 8 1.00 5.60 3 7 0.43 1.98 15.24
S20: Heroes vs. Villains 2.30 2.93 0.79 1 5 3 0.27 1.04 - - - 1.06 3.34
S22: Redemption Island 4.64 11.02 0.42 12 6 13 0.92 2.58 8 9 0.89 2.23 12.56
S40: Winners at War 0.25 2.79 0.09 2 4 4 0.47 1.75 - - - 0.56 2.00
Career 14.52 33.40 0.44 27 24 33 0.82 2.96 11 16 0.69 1.39 6.69
Boston Rob Mariano - Challenge record
  • S4 logo Marquesas challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Marquesan Menu - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-10; 2 sit-outs):

    • Marquesas Ep. 1 IC: "Outrigger Fire Quest" - Helps carry the canoe, but Maraamu loses big.
    • Marquesas Ep. 2 RC: "Do or Dive" - Maraamu is slow to move the rocks, loses again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 2 IC: "Marquesan Menu" - Rob meets his nemesis, fafaru; Maraamu loses its third straight.
    • Marquesas Ep. 3 RC: "Raft Rescue" - Builds and paddles the raft, but the smaller Maraamus lose again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 3 IC: "Coconut Maze Race" - Final caller for Maraamu, inherits a lead, but Maraamu loses anyway.
    • Marquesas Ep. 4 IC: "Life's a Tapestry" - Now switched to new Rotu; sits out as Rotu wins.
    • Marquesas Ep. 5 RC: "Tiki Towers" - Rob sits out again, and somehow, Rotu finally loses a challenge.
    • Marquesas Ep. 5 IC: "Distress Signal" - Because they didn't have Paschal's US flag, Rotu loses again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 6 RC: "Jungle Relay" - Rob runs first two legs, but thanks to a bunch of rules, Rotu loses again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 6 IC: "Maze" - Rob leads the plank-gathering as Rotu finally wins, 5-2.

     

    Sea Legs - Ep7 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 70.0%)

    • Marquesas Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Legs" - Rob screws around, trying to splash, becomes seventh person out (4th/10).

     

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

    • None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Float Your Boat - Ep2 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-14; 1 2nd):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Chapera wins (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Chapera does not win, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Thanks to Rob's boat-flipping idea, Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Rob's designs = another Chapera win (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Makes two matches, and Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - First to start the puzzle, but Chapera totally blows it (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwrecked Raft Rescue" - Chapera finishes second, picks Rupert, Jenna from Saboga (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Battles Kathy for the winning flag, Chapera wins.
    • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Chapera loses Sue to a quit, then loses the challenge.
    • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Chapera wins again.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Beats Jerri, then Kathy for the final point; Chapera wins again, 5-3.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Chapera wins.
    • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - Switched to Mogo Mogo, which promptly wins.
    • All-Stars Ep. 11 RC: "Big Bad O' Course" - Leads the winning team, with Amber, Alicia, and Shii Ann.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as a half-win.

     

    Individual challenge record (5-for-10): (Mean % finish: 79.8%)

    • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Rupert (2nd/9).
    • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - Makes the final round for men, passes Lex to win (1st/4).
    • All-Stars Ep. 11 IC: "Big Bad O' Course" - Wins the individual immunity portion fairly easily (1st/4).
    • All-Stars Ep. 12 RC: "Face Off" - Fifth person eliminated (3rd/7).
    • All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Fifth person out, swatting a bug (3rd/7).
    • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Rob's brother out in final round (2nd/6; not counted)].
    • All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: "Fire and Rain" - First to make fire, but runs out of matches, does not win (6th/6).
    • All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: "Second Chance" - Makes it to the final round, and wins vs. Amber. Gives her a car. (1st/5).
    • All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: "Survivor Scramble" - Rob is second to 17 tribe names, passes Amber, wins (1st/5).
    • All-Stars Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Obstacle Puzzle Maze" - Gets seven of eight rungs, but behind Amber & Rupert (3rd/4).
    • All-Stars Ep. 15 F3 IC: "Hand On a Hard Idol" - Against Amber and Jenna, Rob wins one last time (1st/3).

     

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

    • None.
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-10):

    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Tyson, loses the winning point to James; Villains lose (3-2).
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 IC: "Lock & Load, Light" - Works the puzzle, erasing a deficit, and the Villains win.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates with Danielle, places final piece; Villains win.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo'an Mud" - Beaten by Colby, Villains lose big (8-0).
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Doesn't get a chance to compete, as the Villains win.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 4 IC: "Roll With It" - Gets rolled in the sphere & directs the table maze, and Villains win.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 RC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Scores no points, but Villains win again.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 5 IC: "Blind Cube Crisis" - Paired with Courtney, Villains win on the puzzle.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 RC: "Basket Brawl" - Scores no points as Colby and Candice dominate, Villains lose.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 7 IC: "Caught in the Web" - Blows the puzzle with Sandra, Villains lose.

     

    Individual challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Beats out Tyson for the immunity win (1st/9).

     

    Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 RC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Beats Candice to win reward for the Villains (1st/2).
  • S22 logo Redemption Island challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Crash Course - Ep7 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7)

    • Redemption Island Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Competes, and Ometepe loses.
    • Redemption Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Retriever for Ometepe, and again, Ometepe loses.
    • Redemption Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - Ometepe 'wins' (Zapatera throws the challenge).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Uses the crowbar, chops logs, but Ometepe loses.
    • Redemption Island Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Caller, does the final puzzle stage, Ometepe wins.
    • Redemption Island Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls"- Catches one ball (to Grant's four), Ometepe wins, 5-0.
    • Redemption Island Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Crash Course" - Thanks again to Grant, Ometepe wins.

     

    Step On It - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (4-for-10): (Mean % finish: 75.2%)

    • Redemption Island Ep. 8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Seventh out, in the two-ball phase (6th/12).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Eliminated in the second round, just behind David (4th/11).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - First person to drop out (8th/10).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 10 IC: "Mayan Pizza"- Given two puzzles, Rob sweeps both, wins immunity (1st/9).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F8) IC: "Log Jam" - Has to beat Grant in first round, fails (tie-5th/8).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F7) IC: "Memory" - Remembers at least 6 tiles, and Rob wins (1st/7).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 12 IC: "Step On It"- "Literally carrying his family on his back," Rob wins (1st/6).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Finishes just behind Ashley (2nd/5).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 14 (F5) IC: "A Numbers Game" - Finishes just behind the pesky Ashley again (2nd/5).
    • Redemption Island Ep. 14 (F4) IC: "Meso Maze" - For one last time, Rob wins (1st/4).

     

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

    • Redemption Island: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Beyond the Wheel - Ep4 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-6):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - With Ben, scores Sele's only point; Sele loses, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, tosses people over the barrel, and Sele wins!
    • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Works the puzzle with Denise, unable to catch Dakal; Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Tries the rope, works the puzzle with Michele, but Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Works the puzzle with Michele, and from out of nowhere, Sele wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Now with Yara, crosses obstacles, knocks blocks, but Yara loses.

     

    Back in the Saddle - Ep8 RC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 51.9%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Reaches the snake maze, but does not win (tie-2nd/8).
    • 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: 23
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 47
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 10
    Played: 24
    Win%: 0.42
    Mean% Finish: 76.3%
  • Hero challenges/ duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100%
Boston Rob Mariano - Tribal Council record
  • S4 logo Marquesas Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):

     

    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Marquesas, Ep. 5: One vote, from Gabriel.
    • Marquesas, Ep. 7: Seven votes, from Vecepia, Neleh, Paschal, Robert, Tammy, Zoe, and John (voted out, 7-2-1).

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Marquesas: None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.

     

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

    • All-Stars, Ep. 4: Rob Cesternino (voted out, 5-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Lex van den Berghe (voted out, 7-2).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 11: Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien (voted out, 6-2).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 12: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 6-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 13: Shii Ann Huang (voted out, 5-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 14: Big Tom Buchanan (voted out, 4-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F4 vote): Rupert Boneham (voted out, 3-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F4 vote): One vote, from Rupert.

     

    Jury votes received (3/7):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 15: Received 3 jury votes, from Jenna L., Rupert, and Kathy, to finish second, 4-3.
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):

    • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3: Randy Bailey (voted out, 9-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3: One vote, from Randy.
    • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Parvati, Russell, Jerri, and Danielle (voted out, 4-3-1).

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Heroes vs. Villains: None.
  • S22 logo Redemption Island Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Three

    Idols held/played (1/1; 1 vote voided):

    • Redemption Island, Ep. 4: Rob finds Ometepe's idol, while distracting his tribe with beach games.
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Rob plays his idol, canceling out Andrea's single vote against him.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (12/13):

    • Redemption Island, Ep. 1: Francesca Hogi (voted out, 4-3-2).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 2: Matt Elrod (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 8: Matt Elrod (voted out again, 6-5-1).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F11 vote): Mike Chiesl (voted out, 6-5).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F10 vote): David Murphy (voted out, 6-4).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 10: Julie Wolfe (voted out, 6-3).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Ralph Kiser (voted out, 6-2).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F7 vote): Steve Wright (voted out, 6-1).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 12: Andrea Boehlke (voted out, 5-1).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 13: Grant Mattos (voted out, 4-1).
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Andrea Boehlke (voted out again, 4-[0]).

     

    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F10 vote): Four votes, from Steve, Ralph, Julie, and David.
    • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Two votes, from Steve and Ralph.
    • [Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): One vote, from Andrea. Does not count due to Rob's idol play.]

     

    Jury votes received (8/9):

    • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: Received 8 votes, from Ashley Underwood, Andrea Boehlke, Mike Chiesl, Matt Elrod, Grant Mattos, Steve Wright, Julie Wolfe, and David Murphy, to win, 8-1-0.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 F20 Tribal

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

    • Winners at War: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):

     

    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 5: Four votes, from Adam, Ben, Sarah, and Sophie (voted out, 4-1).

     

    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
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 1
  • Voting record
    VFB: 27
    Tribals: 33
    VAP: 24
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 11
    Total jurors: 16
Boston Rob Mariano - Pictures
  • S4 logo Marquesas image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S22 logo Redemption Island image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Boston Rob Mariano - Interviews
Boston Rob Mariano - Bios
  • S4 logo Marquesas bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Marquesas bio page:

     

    "Robert Mariano was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. An avid sportsman, he attended Xaverian Brothers High School where he played on the varsity hockey team and helped his golf team win the state championship in 1991-92.

     

    He currently works as a foreman for a construction company while also serving as head coach for Boston University's Inline Hockey Team. In 2001, he coached the team to their first League Championship followed by their first National Tournament where they proceeded to defeat the two-time defending national champion Michigan State Spartans in overtime.

     

    Mariano attended Boston University where he boxed and played rugby. In 1999, Mariano graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He aspires to one day become a doctor. His hobbies include hockey, fishing and playing cards. In 2000, he woke up the day of the Boston Marathon and decided to run it as an unofficial entry with absolutely no training. He stopped along the way to eat burgers and drink beer. He ended up walking the last 13 miles of the race and finished in 6 hours and 20 minutes. He couldn't walk for three days afterwards.

     

    Robert Mariano currently lives in Canton, Mass., with his cat, Fred. He has one brother, Mike, and one sister, Heather. His birthdate is Dec. 25, 1975."

  • S8 logo All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: All-Stars bio page:

     

    "Since being voted off seventh on Survivor: Marquesas, Robert Mariano has appeared at many charity functions, enjoyed traveling all over the world and acted as a host for the Hawaiian Tropic Model Search Competition last summer in Boston. Two of his most memorable adventures were traveling to Italy last spring with his father and throwing out the first pitch at the Red Sox game last Labor Day when the team hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park. "

     

  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains bio page (1/6/10):

     

    "Personal Claim To Fame: “My marriage and birth of my child.”
    Inspiration in Life: “My family.” 
    Previous Finishes: Marquesas: 7th out; All-Stars: Runner-Up
    Favorite Past Moment: “Proposing to Amber at the live finale.”
    Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Amber Brkich (The Australian Outback, All-Stars)
    Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “Nobody.”
    Why Did He Come Back?: “To win!”"

     

  • S22 logo Redemption Island bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Redemption Island bio page (1/11/11):

     

    "Rob Mariano, more commonly know as "Boston" Rob, returns to Survivor: Redemption Island with one goal in mind: to win. "It's like I have been climbing this mountain for almost ten years now, and I'm not gonna quit until I get to the top." One of Rob's most defining characteristics is his determination. In 2000, he woke up the day of the Boston Marathon and decided to run it as an unofficial entry with absolutely no training and finished.

     

    After growing up in Boston and graduating from Boston University, Rob met his wife, fellow castaway Amber Brkich, during Survivor: All-Stars and proposed to her during the live finale. Rob and Amber are happily married and living in Pensacola, Florida with their two daughters, Lucia Rose and Carina Rose.

     

    Why will Survivor: Redemption Island be different? "I feel like I have done my best every time I played and I have always done what I said I was gonna do. I mean, I played this game three times. A lot has gone wrong every time. I’m hoping that this time I can make something go right.""

     

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

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):

     

    "What does Survivor mean to you and your family?

    I have my family because of Survivor!

     

    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    I have my family because of Survivor!

     

    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    It's an honor to have played this game from the very beginning and I'm grateful for everything that Survivor has brought to my life. This season is truly monumental and a celebration and I'm so proud to be a part of it!

     

    How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?
    Always got to adapt!"

     

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