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


Joe Anglim

Worlds Apart, Cambodia



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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 0.844 12
2 Lex van den Berghe, Africa, All-Stars Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 0.836 13
3* Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands, Micronesia, South Pacific Ozzy Lusth* S13, S16, S23, S34 0.800 17
4 Boston Rob Mariano, Marqueas, All-Stars, HvsV, Redemption Island Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22 0.796 22
5* J.T. Thomas, Tocantins, HvsV J.T. Thomas* S18, S20, S34 0.755 12
6 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur, Cambodia Keith Nale S29, S31 0.725 24
7 Tyson Apostol, Tocantins, HvsV, BvsW Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27 0.721 13
8 Candice Woodcock Cody, Cook Islands, HvsV, BvsW Candice Cody S13, S20, S27 0.698 7
9* Malcolm Freberg, Philippines, Caramoan Malcolm Freberg* S25, S26, S34 0.687 15
10 Brenda Lowe, Nicaragua, Caramoan Brenda Lowe S21, S26 0.677 12
11 Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 0.670 22
12 Rupert Boneham, Pearl Islands, All-Stars, HvsV, BvsW Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 0.669 19
13 Russell Hantz, Samoa, HvsV, Redemption Island Russell Hantz S19, S20, S22 0.663 18
14 Gervase Peterson, Borneo, BvsW Gervase Peterson S1, S27 0.658 16
15 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo, Cambodia Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 0.644 16
16 Laura Morett, Samoa, BvsW Laura Morett S19, S27 0.642 7
17 Amber Brkich, Australia, All-Stars Amber Brkich S2, S8 0.631 17
18 Eliza Orlins, Vanuatu, Micronesia Eliza Orlins S9, S16 0.629 13
19 Tasha Fox, Cagayan, Cambodia Tasha Fox S28, S31 0.627 19
20 Amanda Kimmel, China, Micronesia, HvsV Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 0.620 24
21* Andrea Boehlke, Redemption Island, Caramoan Andrea Boehlke* S22, S26, S34 0.616 14
22 Dawn Meehan, South Pacific, Caramoan Dawn Meehan S23, S26 0.615 14
23 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands, Micronesia, HvsV Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20 0.611 25
24 Stephenie LaGrossa, Palau, Guatemala, HvsV Stephenie LaGrossa S10, S11, S20 0.609 14
25 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback 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.

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). 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.


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