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Most total challenge wins (ChW), season - Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island

 

Colby Donaldson, Australia

Terry Deitz, Panama

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IndChW - Career

Most individual ChW, single season
Rank Contestant Season IndChW IndChA
1 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2 - The Australian Outback 7 11**
1 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12 - Panama 7* 11*
3 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13 - Cook Islands 6 8
4 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 - Worlds Apart 6 11
5 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10 - Palau 5 9
6 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S8 - All-Stars 5 10
6 Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 - Thailand 5 10
6 Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 - Gabon 5 10
6 Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S34 - Game Changers 5 10
10 Lex van den Berghe, Africa Lex van den Berghe S3 - Africa 5 11
11 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24 - One World 5 12
12 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1 - Borneo 5 13
13 Joe Anglim, S31 Joe Anglim S31 - Cambodia 4 8
13 Erik Reichenbach, Micronesia Erik Reichenbach S16 - Micronesia 4 8
15 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18 - Tocantins 4 10
15 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 - Nicaragua 4 10
15 Boston Rob Mariano, Redemption Island Boston Rob Mariano S22 - Redemption Island 4 10
15 John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S26 - Caramoan 4 10
19 Malcolm Freberg, Philippines Malcolm Freberg S25 - Philippines 4 11
19 Michele Fitzgerald, Kaoh Rong Michele Fitzgerald S32 - Kaoh Rong 4 11
19 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 4 11
22 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Marquesas Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4 - Marquesas 4 12
22 Jenna Morasca, The Amazon Jenna Morasca S6 - The Amazon 4 12
22 Matt von Ertfelda, The Amazon Matt von Ertfelda S6 - The Amazon 4 12
22 Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 - Guatemala 4 12
22 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29 - San Juan del Sur 4 12
27 Joe Anglim, Worlds Apart Joe Anglim S30 - Worlds Apart 3 4
28 Tasha Fox, Cagayan Tasha Fox S28 - Cagayan 3 6
29 Boo Bernis, Fiji Boo Bernis S14 - Fiji 3 8
30 Burton Roberts, Pearl Islands Burton Roberts S7 - Pearl Islands 3 9
30 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 - Palau 3 9
30 Yau-Man Chan, Fiji Yau-Man Chan S14 - Fiji 3 9
30 Peih-Gee Law, China Peih-Gee Law S15 - China 3 9
30 Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19 - Samoa 3 9
30 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands Parvati Shallow S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 3 9
30 Monica Culpepper, Blood vs. Water Monica Culpepper S27 - Blood vs. Water 3 9
30 Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan Spencer Bledsoe S28 - Cagayan 3 9
30 Jay Starrett, Millennials vs Gen X Jay Starrett S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 3 9
39 Darrah Johnson, Pearl Islands Darrah Johnson S7 - Pearl Islands 3 10
39 Sophie Clarke, South Pacific Sophie Clarke S23 - South Pacific 3 10
41 Eliza Orlins, S9, S16 Eliza Orlins S9 - Vanuatu 3 11
41 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S15 - China 3 11
41 Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S25 - Philippines 3 11
44 Chris Daugherty, Vanuatu Chris Daugherty S9 - Vanuatu 3 13
44 Kelley Wentworth, S29, S31 Kelley Wentworth S31 - Cambodia 3 13
44 Spencer Bledsoe, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S31 - Cambodia 3 13

Complete through Game Changers. 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, 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.

 

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