Best MPF, indiv. challenges - career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: December 22, 2019

Mean % finish, career - Joe Anglim-S30, S31


Joe Anglim

S30, S31, S38



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MPF - Season

MPF, career leaders (min. 2 challenges in 2 seasons)
Rank Contestant Season MPF ChA
1 Joe Anglim, Worlds Apart, Cambodia Joe Anglim S30, S31, S38 84.5% 14
2 Lex van den Berghe, Africa, All-Stars Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 83.6% 13
3 Boston Rob Mariano, S4, S8, S20, S22, S40 Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22, S40 79.6% 22
4 Ozzy Lusth, S13, S16, S23, S34 Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 79.3% 19
5 J.T. Thomas, S18, S20, S34 J.T. Thomas S18, S20, S34 75.5% 12
6 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur, Cambodia Keith Nale S29, S31 72.5% 24
7 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27, S40 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27, S40 72.1% 13
8 Candice Woodcock Cody, Cook Islands, HvsV, BvsW Candice Cody S13, S20, S27 69.8% 7
9 Malcolm Freberg, S25, S26, S34 Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 68.7% 15
10 Brenda Lowe, Nicaragua, Caramoan Brenda Lowe S21, S26 67.7% 12
11 Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 67.0% 22
12 Rupert Boneham, Pearl Islands, All-Stars, HvsV, BvsW Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 66.9% 19
13 Russell Hantz, Samoa, HvsV, Redemption Island Russell Hantz S19, S20, S22 66.3% 18
14 David Wright, S33, S38 David Wright S33, S38 66.2% 16
15 Gervase Peterson, Borneo, BvsW Gervase Peterson S1, S27 65.8% 16
16 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo, Cambodia Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 64.4% 16
17 Laura Morett, Samoa, BvsW Laura Morett S19, S27 64.2% 7
18 Andrea Boehlke, Redemption Island, Caramoan Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 64.0% 20
19 Tai Trang, Kaoh Rong, Game Changers Tai Trang S32, S34 63.9% 21
20 Amber Brkich, Australia, All-Stars Amber Brkich S2, S8, S40 63.1% 17
21 Amanda Kimmel, China, Micronesia, HvsV Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 63.1% 24
22 Eliza Orlins, Vanuatu, Micronesia Eliza Orlins S9, S16 62.9% 13
23 Tasha Fox, Cagayan, Cambodia Tasha Fox S28, S31 62.7% 19
24 Dawn Meehan, South Pacific, Caramoan Dawn Meehan S23, S26 61.5% 14
25 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands, Micronesia, HvsV Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20, S40 61.1% 25
25 Stephenie LaGrossa, Palau, Guatemala, HvsV Stephenie LaGrossa S10, S11, S20 60.9% 14
26 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 60.8% 19
27 Troyzan Robertson, S24, S34 Troyzan Robertson S24, S34 60.1% 16
28 Jonathan Penner, S13, S16, S25 Jonathan Penner S13, S16, S25 58.8% 10
29 Jerri Manthey, S2, S8, S20 Jerri Manthey S2, S8, S20 57.2% 13
30 Coach Wade, S18, S20, S27 Coach Wade S18, S20, S23 57.2% 13

Complete through Island of the Idols. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do we mean by MPF?

MPF, or Mean Percent Finish in individual challenges, is a simple measurement of individual challenge proficiency. Someone with a 1.000 MPF has finished first in every individual challenge in which they've competed. Finishing in the middle of the pack every time will net you a score around 50%. And so on down from there.


While simply totalling challenge wins is a handy shortcut, we feel this is a more comprehensive measurement of challenge success. Maybe someone is good at standing still, or holding balls aloft, but can't solve a puzzle to save their life. That may be hidden when comparing challenge performance by simply adding up challenges won, or even calculating challenge win percentage. In contrast, MPF includes the challenges the contestant didn't win. So there may be a few surprises. For example, despite Kelly Wiglesworth memorably ending Borneo with a five-challenge win streak, that performance is only the 61st-best overall (!), because she under-performed in several early post-merge challenges (she still makes the career leaderboard, though). We've added MPF totals to all the single-season scoring data, so if you don't see someone you expect here, check that season's complete scores.


Career MPF notes: Only 41 contestants meet the minimum requirements of appearing in at least two individual challenges in two or more seasons. (We set the bar this high to avoid instances of someone setting a spectacular mark in their first season, then not affecting their career numbers by getting booted before appearing in an individual challenge their second. Mostly, this just screws over someone like Terry Deitz. Sorry.) A whopping 25 of them are above the mean of 0.601, although only five are a full standard deviation (0.127) above it. Seven are a full standard deviation below the mean, however. The last player above the mean? Colby Donaldson, whose Heroes vs. Villains performance pretty much canceled out The Australian Outback. Similar career balance for Erik Reichenbach and John Cochran (albeit in reverse, in Cochran's case). Bravo.


Glossary of terms
  • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges. Essentially how close the contestant comes to winning any random challenge (1.00 is a win; 1/[# of participants] is last place).
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.