Individual challenge wins, career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: May 20, 2019

Most individual challenge wins Ind(ChW), career - Boston Rob Mariano, S4, S8, S20, S22


Boston Rob Mariano

S4, S8, S20, S22



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IndChW - Season

Most individual ChW, career
Rank Contestant Season IndChW IndChA
1 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22 10 22
2 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 8 17
3 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12, S31 7* 11*
4 Joe Anglim, S31 Joe Anglim S30, S31 7 12
5 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 7 19
6 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 - Worlds Apart 6 11
7 Spencer Bledsoe, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 6 22
8 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29, S31 6 24
9 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10, S20 5 9
10-t Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 - Thailand 5 10
10-t Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 - Gabon 5 10
10-t Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S27, S34 5 10
13 Chrissy Hofbeck, Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Chrissy Hofbeck S35 - Heroes v Healers v Hustlers 5 11
14-t Lex van den Berghe, Africa Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 5 12
14-t Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24 - One World 5 12
16 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Marquesas Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4, S8 5 13
17 Rick Devens, Edge of Extinction Rick Devens S38 - Edge of Extinction 5 14
18-t Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 5 16
18-t Erik Reichenbach, Micronesia Erik Reichenbach S16, S26 5 16
20 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 5 24
21 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20 5 25
22-t Yau-Man Chan, Fiji Yau-Man Chan S14, S16 4 10
22-t Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 - Nicaragua 4 10
24 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 - Millennials vs Gen X 4 11
25-t Jenna Morasca, The Amazon Jenna Morasca S6, S8 4 12
25-t Matt von Ertfelda, The Amazon Matt von Ertfelda S6 - The Amazon 4 12
25-t Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 - Guatemala 4 12
25-t J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18, S20, S34 4 12
29 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27 4 13
30 Malcolm Freberg, Philippines Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 4 15
31 John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S23, S26 4 17
32 Andrea Boehlke, S22, S26, S34 Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 4 20
33 Boo Bernis, Fiji Boo Bernis S14 - Fiji 3 8
34-t Burton Roberts, Pearl Islands Burton Roberts S7 - Pearl Islands 3 9
34-t Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 - Palau 3 9
34-t Peih-Gee Law, China Peih-Gee Law S15, S31 3 9
34-t Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19 - Samoa 3 9
34-t Monica Culpepper, Blood vs. Water Monica Culpepper S24, S27 3 9
34-t Jay Starrett, Millennials vs Gen X Jay Starrett S33 - Millennials vs Gen X 3 9
40-t Darrah Johnson, Pearl Islands Darrah Johnson S7 - Pearl Islands 3 10
40-t Sophie Clarke, South Pacific Sophie Clarke S23 - South Pacific 3 10
40-t Michele Fitzgerald, Kaoh Rong Michele Fitzgerald S32 - Kaoh Rong 3 10
40-t Domenick Abbate, Ghost Island Domenick Abbate S36 - Ghost Island 3 10
44-t Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S2, S25 3 11
44-t Nick Wilson, DvsG Nick Wilson S37 - David vs. Goliath 3 11
46 Brenda Lowe, S21, S26 Brenda Lowe S21, S26 3 12
47-t Jerri Manthey, S2, S8, S20 Jerri Manthey S2, S8, S20 3 13
47-t Chris Daugherty, Vanuatu Chris Daugherty S9 - Vanuatu 3 13
47-t Eliza Orlins, S9, S16 Eliza Orlins S9, S16 3 13
47-t Kelley Wentworth, S29, S31 Kelley Wentworth S29, S31 3 13
47-t Gavin Whitson, Edge of Extinction Gavin Whitson S38 - Edge of Extinction 3 13
52 Troyzan Robertson, S24, S34 Troyzan Robertson S24, S34 3 15
53-t Gervase Peterson, S1, S27 Gervase Peterson S1, S27 3 16
53-t Stephen Fishbach, S18, S31 Stephen Fishbach S18, S31 3 16
55 Big Tom Buchanan, S3, S8 Big Tom Buchanan S3, S8 3 17
56 Russell Hantz, S19, S20, S22 Russell Hantz S19, S20, S22 3 18
57-t Rupert Boneham, S7, S8, S20, S27 Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 3 19
57-t Tasha Fox, S28, S31 Tasha Fox S28, S31 3 19

Complete through Edge of Extinction. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do we mean by IndChW?

IndChW, or individual challenge wins, is the sum of all individual challenges won. When people talk about how many challenges Contestant X won, this is probably the stat they mean. These can be reward, immunity, or reward/immunity, but it excludes post-merge team challenges and Redemption/Exile Island duels (which are handled separately here). This is winning under your own power, in a real competition.


Ties are broken in favor of the person with the fewest individual challenge appearances. We cut the table off at three wins, because you have to stop somewhere.


Note: The only exception is challenges that include loved ones. We've tried our best to include challenges where the Survivor is paired with their loved one, but exclude ones in which the loved one competes in the Survivor's place. Feel free to let us know if we missed or messed up something, in the comments below.


*Additional note: Terry's total now [update: Does NOT include] the first reward challenge in Panama-Exile Island, in which each of the four tribes had one representative run out and smash fake skulls to find a key. This was technically a tribal challenge, but we scored it as individual (as with the Ozzy/Coach "hero challenge" that opened South Pacific, and Boston Rob's Ep6 win in the second, reward portion of the Rope-A-Dope challenge vs. Candice). It's kind of a grey area. If it's scored as tribal, Terry and Colby are tied for most total wins, with 7.


- Update, 9/10/16: Upon further review, the initial RC in Panama was really the first-ever Survivor duel/ hero challenge, no? It even took place on a non-challenge site on Exile Island. Back to 7 wins you go, Terry.


**Additional additional note: In re-watching The Australian Outback, we took away a challenge appearance for Colby, since none of the contestants competed in the Ep12 Loved Ones RC. Rather, their loved ones competed in their place.


Glossary of terms
  • IndChW: Challenge wins. How many times they won.
  • IndChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.