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 has
gone up and down over time. 8 wins in 12 appearances does NOT
include the Ep1 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 clearly a
tribal challenge (the reward went to the tribe), and we scored
it as a "hero challenge" (as with the Ozzy/Coach one that
opened South Pacific, and Boston Rob's HvsV
Ep6 win in the second, reward portion of the Rope-A-Dope
challenge vs. Candice). But it does include the car
challenge (Ep11 RC, second half), which Terry only gained
access to after his team won the initial, team-based portion
of the challenge. It's kind of a grey area.
** 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.