Ron Clark - Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 38: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 8th place, 11th out - 9th juror.
  • Idoled out in Episode 12, "Awkward" (Day 31).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 31 days; Edge of Extinction - 4 days.

Ron Clark on social media: twitter | Instagram

Ron Clark - 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
S38: Edge of Extinction 2.33 11.14 0.21 5 3 7 0.71 2.86 - - - 0.92 5.19
Career 2.33 11.14 0.21 5 3 7 0.71 2.86 - - - 0.92 5.19

 

Ron Clark - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

20%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

73%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

78%

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.

 

Ron Clark - Challenge record
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Ep3 IC - Beyond the Wheel

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses obstacles, watches the puzzle, and Kama wins!
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the snake, opens the combo lock, and Kama wins again.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Sits out with Aubry, and finally, Kama loses.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat, then works the puzzle, and Kama wins!
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, works the puzzle with Joe, and Kama wins (1st/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, lands his bolo, and Kama wins (1st/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Swims and helps with the puzzle, and Kama wins (1st/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Helps transfer sandbags, as Kama wins again (1st/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Sits out, as Kama wins again.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Works the plank puzzle with David, but the yellow team loses.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Swims to retrieve rings, but the yellow team loses.

 

Ep8 IC - Keep on Your Toes

Individual challenge record (1-for-9; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 44.8%)

  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - First person to drop out, fairly quickly (13th/13).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Lasts a while, but seventh person to drop out (6th/12).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts into the final stage, 3rd to drop out (9th/11).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Sits out to eat pizza instead (tie-10th/10).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F9 IC: "Paddle Out" - Places three balls, not enough to win (tie-2nd/9).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 IC: "Star Man" - One of many people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 RC: "Stuck in Love" - Paired with Lloyd, Ron wins! (1st/7).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweeps" - Second person to drop out (6th/7).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 14 RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - One of 5 with no balls placed on the table maze (tie-4th/11).

 

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

  • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
2nd place: -
Played: 11
Win%: 0.64
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 9
Sat out: 1
Win%: 0.11
Mean% Finish: 44.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Ron Clark - Tribal Council record
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Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0) | Advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: Finds a clue during the marooning; uses it to dig up the "Advantage Menu" in camp (Day 1).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Menu expires without being used.
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10: Aurora gives Ron her extra vote advantage, to hold (F9 Tribal, Day 27).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 11: Ron gives Aurora her extra vote back again (Day 28).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/7):

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Gavin, Lauren, and Aurora/Gavin (idoled out, [0]-3-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 1/0
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 7
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Ron Clark - Pictures
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    Edge of Extinction intro shot
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    Edge of Extinction intro shot
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    Bonus Edge of Extinction intro shot
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    ET Canada pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Oh yay, returning players
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    Opening scramble
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    I'll take that!
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    Narrating the advantage menu find
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    Found it!
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    Not too worried about being targeted
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Watching the slide puzzle
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    Almost there...
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    Kama wins!
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    Idoled up
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    Trying to get the Kamas to dance
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    Trying to find an ally
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the ring toss
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    Kama wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Watching from the sidelines, with Aubry
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    The losing Kamas, back in camp
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    Victoria mentions "Joe and Aubry are a pair" right in front of Joe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Almost there...
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    Kama wins again!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep4
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    Picking new buffs
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    The "new" Kama tribe
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    Kama cheering, back at camp
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    Forming a totally real bond with Joe
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    Actually, this was all a ruse
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    Twenty minutes earlier...
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Working the puzzle, with Joe
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    Kama wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Julie land the winning bolo toss
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    Kama wins!
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    Staying Kama strong with sandwiches
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    Julie wants to target Joe
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    Okay, sure, but I'm starting to think Joe helps us avoid Tribal...
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Kama wins again!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Watching Joe throw
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    Kama wins!
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    Hugs, etc.
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    Kama!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC (sitting this one out)
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    Kama wins again!
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    Final pre-merge idol
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    Pre-merge lineup, Ep7
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    Wait... come on in?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Enjoying the show
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    The Vata tribe, now with added Rick
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    ...and done, seconds in
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    Asking Joe about the plan
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    I didn't like his vague answer. Joe has to go!
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    Vata tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Post-Tribal chat with Rick and David
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    Pleased that Tribal worked the way it did, making David and Rick trust them more
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Working the puzzle with David
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Still going...
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    Worried as Lauren passes out
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    Kama strong!
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    Talking about keeping everyone together with talk of the loved ones visit
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Rick swears he didn't do it
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    Unhappy about Tribal, Ep9
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    Talking to Gavin
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    Hearing a pitch from David and Rick
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line
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    Waiting for it to end
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    Kama making plans
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Reacting to Julia calling Rick a passenger
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    The whispering begins
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    More chatting
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    Full chaos
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    Joining Wardog's new six-person alliance, Ep10
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 F10 IC
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    Sitting out to eat pizza instead
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    Starting (pizza) line
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    Mmm, Survivor pizza
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    Keep going guys, you got this
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    Strat chat
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    I could go with David, but I won't
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    Vata, Ep10 F10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Julie
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    Starting line, Ep10 F9 IC
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    Doing better than most
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    Still going...
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    Listening to Wardog's sales pitch
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    About to receive Aurora's extra vote
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    I'm in the middle again!
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    Vata, Ep10 F9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Aurora
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    Listening to Gavin complain about Wardog, Ep11
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    Still in the middle!
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    Luckily, Julie is still on board
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    Wardog pitches an all-threats alliance
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Starting line
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    Ready to retrieve some rings
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Crossing obstacles
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    And Rick wins
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    Happy to vote either Wardog or Aurora
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Giving Rick the expired advantage menu, Ep12
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    It's expired, but he doesn't need to know that
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    With Lloyd, talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Starting line
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    Almost there...
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    Ron and Lloyd win!
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    Just picked Julie and Gavin to tag along
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    Loved ones reward feast
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    Confession time
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    It was so great, Lloyd said to play the game
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Starting line
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    Ron's out
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    I didn't do great, but at least Rick didn't win
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    Pre-Tribal, not talking
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    Telling Rick to vote Aurora
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    We're all voting Rick, don't worry
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Side view
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    Seeing his name come up, after Rick's idol play
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    Snuffed, Day 31 (Episode 12)
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    Heading to Extinction
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    Special delivery, Ep13
  • Reading his letter from his pre-game self

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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Listening to the finalists
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    Reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Ron Clark - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Ron Clark Will Do Whatever It Takes To Win Survivor" (YouTube)
  • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Kama Tribe"

 

Post-game interviews

  • None yet.
Ron Clark - Bio
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Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):

"Hobbies: Life doesn't get any better than giving my Chow Chow pups belly rubs! I also get a kick out of watching the roulette ball spin and land in the single zero, but I think my main hobby is surprising people by making really unique moments for them. When I was a kid my family didn't have money, but my parents put a lot of effort into making simple moments magical. I now try to follow in their footsteps and try my best to do that for my students, friends, and family. I also like telling stories and participating in anything competitive such as poker, pool, trivia, basketball, tennis and "Bamboo Stick Speller," a game my friends and I created.

Pet peeves: I'm a sore loser. Like really sore. I'll stew over a Monopoly loss for weeks, wondering, "just where did I go wrong." Also, I hate when people slurp food (like soup) or smack chew gum. People, we can hear you!

What is your personal claim to fame?  I co-founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta where we teach using passion, innovative strategies, and creative methods to inspire all of our students to reach success. Each week, we also train educators from around the world so that they can incorporate our strategies in their schools. To date, over 50,000 educators have visited RCA to receive training, and we are starting a revolution! I hope that doesn't overshadow the fact that back in 2002 I won the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? My students inspire me to do more and be a better person! I love the way they forgive easily, laugh heartily and bounce back. They are great role models! Also: Antoni Gaudí gives me life! He is the most creative genius to ever walk the earth!!

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?  A recording device that I could leave under the shelter so that I would always be in the know. A returning player that others would focus on voting out so that the target wouldn't be on me. My wedding ring so I'd be inspired by the love waiting for me at home.

Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  I'm a compassionate person, but everyone who knows me well says that during competitions I turn into a villain. I also over analyze everything. For those reasons, I don't think there's a past contestant that is a perfect fit for me, but I think my gameplay will be most like Spencer Bledsoe.

What's your reason for being on Survivor?  Since Survivor: Borneo I have been hooked. My friends and I have hung on every episode, pausing constantly to debate moves and re-watching our favorite episodes again and again. I tell my students all the time that life is for living and that they should seek to never have regrets. "Dream Big!"After watching Survivor for most of my adult life, I finally decided to take my own advice and apply. I want to live the experience and share my journey with the ones I love. It would be a monumental moment in my life! "