Most challenges sat out - season
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: May 24, 2019

The Survivor contestants who sat out the most challenges, single season - Katie Gallagher, Palau

 

Katie Gallagher

Palau

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See also:

Sit-outs - Career

Most sit-outs, single-season
Rank Contestant Season SO ChA
1 Katie Gallagher, Palau Katie Gallagher S10 - Palau 7 24
2 Courtney Yates, Heroes vs. Villains Courtney Yates S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 6 15
3 Janu Tornell, Palau Janu Tornell S10 - Palau 6 17
4 Abi-Maria Gomes, Philippines Abi-Maria Gomes S25 - Philippines 6 20
5 Caryn Groedel, Palau Caryn Groedel S10 - Palau 6 22
6 Courtney Yates, China Courtney Yates S15 - China 6 23
7 Sandra Diaz-Twine, Heroes vs. Villains Sandra Diaz-Twine S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 6 24
8 Laura Morett, Samoa Laura Morett S19 - Samoa 5 13
9 Jenn Lyon, Palau Jenn Lyon S10 - Palau 5 23
10 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 - Palau 5 24
12 Kelly Sharbaugh, Samoa Kelly Sharbaugh S19 - Samoa 4 11
13 John Carroll, Marquesas John Carroll S4 - Marquesas 4 13
14-t Dave Ball, Samoa Dave Ball S19 - Samoa 4 15
14-t Ciera Eastin, Cambodia Ciera Eastin S31 - Cambodia 4 15
16 Monica Padilla, Samoa Monica Padilla S19 - Samoa 4 16
17-t Robert DeCanio, Marquesas Robert DeCanio S4 - Marquesas 4 18
17-t Corinne Kaplan, Gabon Corinne Kaplan S17 - Gabon 4 18
19 Shambo Waters, Samoa Shambo Waters S19 - Samoa 4 19
20-t Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19 - Samoa 4 20
20-t Will Wahl, MvGX Will Wahl S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 4 20
22-t Big Tom Buchanan, All-Stars Big Tom Buchanan S8 - All-Stars 4 21
22-t Lauren Rimmer, HvHvH Lauren Rimmer S35 - Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers 4 21
24 Missy Payne, SJdS Missy Payne S29 - San Juan del Sur 4 22
25-t Todd Herzog, China Todd Herzog S15 - China 4 23
25-t Denise Martin, China Denise Martin S15 - China 4 23
27-t Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10 - Palau 4 24
27-t Lydia Morales, Guatemala Lydia Morales S11 - Guatemala 4 24

Complete through Edge of Extinction. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

SO - Most challenges sat out

Sitting out challenges is a pretty straightforward stat to track: Was the contestant sitting out? Okay, chalk one up to the tally board. Even if the player is just standing around, useless, during a challenge, they're still "competing." For placement, we sorted first by most sit-outs, then by fewest challenge appearances (a.k.a. sit-out opportunities). (To be honest, most of this single-season leaderboard is a testament to the immunity dominance of Galu in Samoa and Koror in Palau.)

 

There are only a couple of exceptions:

(1) If the contestant is somehow exiled and not even present during a challenge, they don't get charged with a sit-out.

(2) Hero challenges (also duels) in which the contestant does not participate aren't counted, either.

 

Glossary of terms
  • SO: Challenges sat out.
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges for which contestants were eligible to compete.

 

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