Ryan Medrano - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 9th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "What About the Big Girls?" (Day 17).

Ryan Medrano on social media: twitter | Instagram

Ryan Medrano - 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 0.53 4.65 0.11 4 9 6 0.64 1.44 - - - 0.75 1.97
Career 0.53 4.65 0.11 4 9 6 0.64 1.44 - - - 0.75 1.97


Ryan Medrano - 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.


Ryan Medrano - Challenge record
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 challenges

Freedom of Choice - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-8; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Hauls a crate, helps Geo, but Coco loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Works the final table maze with Lindsay, and Coco wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the snake, Coco is 2nd (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Retrieves a buoy/key; Coco doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Knocks/walks on blocks; Coco loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Works the puzzle, but Coco loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Lands two balls, knocks them back off again, and Coco loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - Human ladder for the winning team.


Crocodile Rock - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 64.2%)

  • Survivor 43, Ep.7 IC: "Eve 6" - With James, out in the second stage (tie-5th/12).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.8 IC: "Over Extended" - Fourth out, at five pieces (3rd/6).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.9 RC/IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Last out for the red team (2nd/5).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 13: Voted for Mike Gabler, who won, 7-1-0.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 2
Played: 8
Win%: 0.38
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 64.2%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Ryan Medrano - Tribal Council record
Survivor 43  logo  Survivor 43 Tribal

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 43: None yet.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):


VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Three votes, from Gabler, Jeanine, and Owen.
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Cassidy and Jeanine.
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 9: Four votes, from Cassidy, Cody, Gabler, and Jesse (voted out, 4-1).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 13: Voted for Mike Gabler, who won, 7-1-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 6
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Ryan Medrano - Pictures
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 image gallery
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Opening sequence confessional
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching Lindsay, Ep1 RC
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    With Geo, just solved the Sweat task
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    Talking about the tribe
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    Table maze with Lindsay, Ep1 IC
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    Coco wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Coco doesn't lose
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    Karla wants a bead, Ep3
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    Coco is second again, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching Geo, Ep4 RC
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    Cody raids Coco
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    Working the puzzle, Ep4 IC
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    Coco, Ep4 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Throwing, Ep5 IC
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    I meant to do that!
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    Coco, Ep5 Tribal
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    I'm on the bottom, good thing the merge is here, Ep6
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    Yay, it's the sort-of merge
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    Teams drawn, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Helping Karla up
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    Blue team wins!
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    Reward/half-merge feasting
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    Gabler just said Jeanine has an idol. Awkward.
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Planking, Ep7 IC
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    Gaia tribe, Ep7 Tribal
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    Listening to Karla
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    Talking about fishing, probably, Ep8
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    Starting line, Ep8 IC
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    Gaia, Ep8 Tribal
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    Listening to Jeanine
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Showdown with Cody
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    Strategy time with Gabler
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    Talking about the vote
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    Red team, Ep9 Tribal
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    Tenth out, and our third juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 17 (Episode 9)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists plus jury, After Show
Ryan Medrano - Interviews
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 interviews

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/17/22): "Ryan Medrano reveals the reason he was always fishing on Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/17/22): "Ryan Medrano Talks the Heartwarming and 'Stupendous' Response from the Disability Community"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/17/22): "Survivor 43 | Double Exit Interview Ep9"
Ryan Medrano - 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: Fishing, hiking, carpentry

3 words to describe you: Charismatic, outgoing, humorous

Pet peeve(s): Bullies, laziness, self-entitlement

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My connection that I made with my mother after her stroke. I helped her to understand that just because she wasn't the same as before didn't mean she couldn't live a full life. She just had to approach things from her newfound perspective.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I was born three months early with mild cerebral palsy. Doctors said I would never walk but after four years of therapy, I finally was able to.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Rupert. I like the way he provided food for his tribe, which helped them keep their strength for the challenges.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I'm a triple threat. I can socialize easily, am naturally strong and quick in puzzles. I am great at forming bonds and can influence others with a silver tongue. I have a great resolve to do what needs to be done to earn the million dollars."

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