|1||Joe Anglim||S30, S31||0.844||12|
|2||Lex van den Berghe||S3, S8||0.836||13|
|3*||Ozzy Lusth*||S13, S16, S23, S34||0.800||17|
|4||Boston Rob Mariano||S4, S8, S20, S22||0.796||22|
|5*||J.T. Thomas*||S18, S20, S34||0.755||12|
|6||Keith Nale||S29, S31||0.725||24|
|7||Tyson Apostol||S18, S20, S27||0.721||13|
|8||Candice Cody||S13, S20, S27||0.698||7|
|9*||Malcolm Freberg*||S25, S26, S34||0.687||15|
|10||Brenda Lowe||S21, S26||0.677||12|
|11||Spencer Bledsoe||S28, S31||0.670||22|
|12||Rupert Boneham||S7, S8, S20, S27||0.669||19|
|13||Russell Hantz||S19, S20, S22||0.663||18|
|14||Gervase Peterson||S1, S27||0.658||16|
|15||Kelly Wiglesworth||S1, S31||0.644||16|
|16||Laura Morett||S19, S27||0.642||7|
|17||Amber Brkich||S2, S8||0.631||17|
|18||Eliza Orlins||S9, S16||0.629||13|
|19||Tasha Fox||S28, S31||0.627||19|
|20||Amanda Kimmel||S15, S16, S20||0.620||24|
|21*||Andrea Boehlke*||S22, S26, S34||0.616||14|
|22||Dawn Meehan||S23, S26||0.615||14|
|23||Parvati Shallow||S13, S16, S20||0.611||25|
|24||Stephenie LaGrossa||S10, S11, S20||0.609||14|
|25||Colby Donaldson||S2, S8, S20||0.608||19|
*Active contestant, S34 - Game Changers.
Complete through MvGX. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.
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). Bravo.