Tina Wesson - Survivor: The Australian Outback, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Blood vs. Water
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 83.5 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: The Australian Outback (2001) - Winner, 4-3.

  • Received 4 jury votes to win (4-3) in Episode 14, "The Most Deserving" (Day 42).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 18th place, 1st out.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "They're Back!" (Day 3).

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 4th place, 17th out - 8th juror.

  • Voted out at Final 9 Tribal Council in Episode 9, "My Brother's Keeper" (Day 24).
  • Returned from Redemption Island in Episode 14, "It's My Night" (Day 36).
  • Voted out again at Final Four in Episode 14, "It's My Night" (Day 38).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 26.5 days; Redemption Island - 12 days.

Tina Wesson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S2: The Australian Outback 0.59 13.09 0.05 11 0 11 1.00 7.00 4 7 0.57 1.62 11.02
S8: All-Stars 0.00 0.17 0.00 0 4 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - -0.67 0.00
S27: Blood vs. Water 1.88 8.61 0.22 5 10 9 0.54 1.11 - - - 0.75 2.99
Career 2.47 21.87 0.11 16 14 21 0.76 2.46 4 7 0.57 1.44 5.52
Tina Wesson - Challenge record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Water Torture - Ep3 RC
    True or Falls - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11):

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Bridging the Gap" - Ogakor wins.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 RC: "Butch Cassidy" - Everyone competes, Ogakor wins.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 IC: "Tucker'd Out" - Fails to devour tripe in the first round, selected by Kucha for final round. Loses to Kimmi, and Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 RC: "Water Torture" - Water carrier, Ogakor wins.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 IC: "Lock Step" - Does well, but Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 RC: "Master Mind" - Kucha is good at slide puzzles; Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 IC: "True or Falls" - Thanks to Mitchell, Ogakor loses again.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 RC: "Triage" - First rescuee, but Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 IC: "The Maze" - Finally, Ogakor wins, by a lot (5-2).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Late Kucha surge, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 RC: "Double Play" - Paired with Rodger, they lose to Amber/Keith in 1st round.


    Don't Fence Me In - Ep8 IC
    Survivor.com - Ep12 RC

    Individual challenge record (0*-for-11): (Mean % Finish: 54%)

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 7 IC: "Perch" - After Alicia gives up at 10 hrs, 17 min., allows Keith to win (2nd/10).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 RC: "Return to Sender" - Missed the target on her one boomerang throw (bottom 5/9).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 IC: "Don't Fence Me In" - Places 16 discs, one short of Keith's total (2nd/9).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 IC: "Hanging in the Balance" - Eliminated by Colby in the first round (bottom 4/8).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 10 IC: "Fire and Water" - Second to get water, does not win (bottom 5/7).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 RC: "End of the Line" - Ends up in fourth place (4th/6).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 IC: "Blue Plate Special" - Taken out by Colby again (4th/6).
    • (The Australian Outback Ep. 12 RC: "Survivor.com" - Tina('s family) wins (*but since Tina didn't compete, not counted.)
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 12 IC: "Fugitives" - Last shown with 4 locks open (3rd or 4th/5).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Pentathlon" - A distant third (3rd/4).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 13 IC: "Memory" - Ties for third with Elisabeth (Tie-3rd/4).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 14 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - Misses last question, does not win (2nd/3).


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

    • The Australian Outback: None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Thanks mostly to Jenna L's refusal to help swim, Saboga loses (3rd/3).


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • All-Stars: None.


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

    • All-Stars: None.
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Buoy Oh Buoy - Ep6 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7; 1 sit-out):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Saves Galang on the puzzle stage, Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - "Participates" by cheering on Gervase; Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Beats her own daughter (Katie), and Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Sits out as Galang wins again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - One of the only Galangs to score (vs. Ciera), but Galang loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Galang, dives & does puzzle (with Monica). Makes a comeback after forgetting to retrieve the puzzle pieces in the first leg, but Galang loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Tosses the bolos, but new Galang loses again, 3-2.


    Rise to It - F4 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % Finish: 36%)

    • Blood vs. WaterEp. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - Eliminated on the fourth item in Round 1 (tie-7th/11).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 10 IC: "Pesky Palate" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 4/10).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 9 IC: "Balancing Point" - Third person eliminated (7th/9).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 5 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Does not win (bottom 4/5).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 4 IC: "Rise To It" - Dead last, doesn't win (4th/4).


    A Leg Up - Ep14 duel

    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (3.0*-for-5): (Mean % finish: 73%)

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 duel: "Puppet Master" - Finishes second, stays alive (2nd*/3).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 11 duel: "Block It Out" - Despite an early deficit, narrowly finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 12 duel: "House of Cards" - Coasts to 2nd place as time expires (2nd*/3).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 13 duel: "Jail Break"- Finishes 2nd again, but in doing so, sends Katie to the jury (2nd*/3).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 duel: "A Leg Up" - Tina wins! (1st/3), and returns to the game.

    * Note: Non-elimination, second-place duel finishes count as half a win.

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 19
    Win%: 0.37
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0*
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 49%
  • Duels
    Wins: 3.0*
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.60
    Mean% Finish: 73%
Tina Wesson - Tribal Council record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep14 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • The Australian Outback: None.


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

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 2: Kel Gleason (voted out, 7-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 3: Maralyn Hershey (voted out, 5-1-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 4: Mitchell Olson (voted out, 3-3 [eliminated based on prior vote]).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 7: Jeff Varner (voted out, 5-5 [eliminated based on prior vote]).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 8: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 5-4).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 9: Jerri Manthey (voted out, 6-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 10: Nick Brown (voted out, 4-2-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 11: Amber Brkich (voted out, 4-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 12: Rodger Bingham (voted out, 3-2).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 13: Elisabeth Filarski (voted out, 3-1).
    • [The Australian Outback, Ep. 14: *Autovote against Keith Famie (voted out, 2-1 or 1-0).]


    Votes against (0):

    • The Australian Outback: None.


    Jury votes received (4/7):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 14: Received four votes, from Keith Famie, Elisabeth Filarski, Jerri Manthey, and Alicia Calaway (won the jury vote, 4-3).
  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    Ep1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • All-Stars: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • All-Stars: None.


    Votes against (4):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 1: Four votes, from Jenna L., Rupert, Jerri, and Rudy (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • All-Stars: None.
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Blood vs. Water: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/9):


    Votes against (10):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 9 (F9 vote): Seven votes, from Tyson, Gervase, Monica, Hayden, Caleb, Ciera, and Laura M. (voted out, 7-1-1).
    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Three votes, from Tyson, Gervase, and Monica (voted out again, 3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14: Voted for Tyson Apostol (who won, 7-1-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 16
    Tribals: 21
    VAP: 14
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 7
Tina Wesson - Pictures
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback image gallery
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Tina Wesson - Interviews
Tina Wesson - Bios
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Maybe we're just not very creative searchers, but her official CBS The Australian Outback bio page appears to be missing, at least since the last update of CBS's cast bios.

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

    From her official CBS All-Stars bio page:


    "Since being declared Sole Survivor of Survivor: The Australian Outback, Tina Wesson has been working as a motivational speaker, which has enabled her to travel around the country encouraging people to do whatever it takes in order to live a fulfilling life. She takes her motto, 'It is a mistake to not live all you can!,' very seriously. She previously worked as a private duty nurse, a community education director, flight attendant, substitute teacher and a swimming instructor. Tina obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Tennessee in 1983. An avid athlete, she is most proud of having completed the Dublin, Ireland Marathon, as well as placing first in the Tennessee State Racquetball Tournament and in her age division in her hometown mini-triathlon, all in the same year (1998).


    Tina describes herself as happy, content, adventurous, outgoing and very much in love. Her favorite hobbies are racquetball, paddleball, running, swimming and motorcycling. Her favorite television show is Survivor, while her favorite feature films are 'Out of Africa' and 'Shadowlands.' She prefers contemporary Christian and pop rock music, citing Matchbox 20 and John Mayer as her favorite artists. While rooting for the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee Titans, she's always game for a round of backgammon. Her perfect day consists of eating a good breakfast followed by a ride on her motorcycle to the mountains with her husband and her best friend. After a hike, she'd play racquetball, take a shower, have dinner, see a movie while eating a big bag of popcorn and then head home to bed. She's an early riser. 


    Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tina currently lives there with her husband, Dale, and her two children, Katie, 16 and Taylor, 15. She is a member of the Outstanding Young Women of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her birth date is December 26, 1961."

  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From her (and Katie's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:


    "The Australian Outback winner Tina did not have to sugarcoat the experience to get her daughter to agree to play. 'She gave me the honest truth,' says Katie. 'She didn't glamorize it. She said, "It's going to be the toughest thing you ever do. You're gonna starve. You're gonna be in the elements. And you're gonna lose a lot of weight."' Adds Tina, 'And I may have to vote you off. It's the equivalent of a mother eating her young.' But Tina may already have targeted someone else: 'I think Tyson will definitely be a villain on this season. And it's not just that he just doesn't seem to be all that loyal. It's also that he's kind of mean and hateful.'"


    From her (and Katie's) official CBS bio page (8/21/13):

    "Relationship to Significant Castaway: Katie’s Mother
    Previous Season: Survivor: Australia – winner; Survivor: All Stars – non-jury, 1st out
    Current Residence: Robbinsville, N.C.
    Occupation: Motivational Speaker
    Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? Survivor gets in your blood. It is a thrill and an honor and a quest to get to play! Then to be able to share the experience with my daughter who happens to also be my best friend, what a gift!"