Adam Klein - Millennials vs. Gen X
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 74 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (2016) - Winner, 10-0-0.

  • Received 10 jury votes to win, in Episode 14, "I'm Going for a Million Bucks" (Day 39).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 12th place, 11th out - 8th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "War Is Not Pretty" (Day 23).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 23 days; Edge of Extinction - 12 days.

Adam Klein - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 1.76 13.22 0.13 9 6 12 0.75 2.10 10 10 1.00 1.88 9.86
S40: Winners at War 1.00 4.74 0.21 4 15 6 0.62 0.98 - - - 0.83 1.99
Career 2.77 17.96 0.15 13 21 18 0.71 1.73 10 10 1.00 1.37 6.11
Adam Klein - Challenge record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    The Ocean - Ep2 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.5*-for-13; 2 sit-outs):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Got to Choose" - Helps gather clubs then watches, as Millennials win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 2 RC/IC: "The Ocean" - Grabs a key, but the Millennials lose.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Going Coconuts" - Lets Taylor take his bag on the balance beam; Millennials win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Jay, loses his bout to David/Chris; Millennials lose, 3-2.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 IC: "Angry Chair" - Sits out, as the Millennials eventually win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 5 IC: "Holy Diver" - Now with Takali, swims for a buoy; Takali doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Faith" - Blindfolded, collects puzzle pieces; Takali loses (3rd/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 IC: "In the Bag" - Sits out, as Takali loses again (3rd/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 RC: "Matt Finish" - Releases bag, moves balls along with Jessica; Takali loses (3rd/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 IC: "Bail Out" - Sinks coconuts, unlocks key; Takali wins (1st/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Grabs the key and pushes the crate for the losing team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 RC: "Ferryman" - Grabs a key, solves the puzzle (with Zeke) for the winning team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 RC: "Slither Me Timbers" - Unable to make up a deficit on the puzzle, purple team loses.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of MvGX count as half a win.

     

    Push Me Pull You - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-11): (Mean % finish: 58.9%)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 8 IC: "Fools in the Rain" - 11th to drop out, circa 20 minutes (3rd/13).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Seventh to drop out, third stage (4th/12).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 IC: "With a 10 Ft. Pole" - Eighth to drop out, in the fourth and final round (4th/11).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 IC: "Rusty Cage" - Still in cage, one of nine people tied for second (tie-2nd/10).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 RC: "Rope A Dope" - Stuck on the under-log crawl as Jay wins (tie-6th/9).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 IC: "Push Me Pull You" - Outlasts everyone, and Adam wins! (1st/9).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 13 F8 IC: "Wizard's Staff" - One of five people on the last phase as Jay wins (tie-4th/8).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Pinball Wizard" - Drops out to help Ken win (7th/7).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Tower of Power" - One of several in the running, but does not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Draw the Line" - Almost has the entire puzzle solved when Ken wins (2nd/5).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Operation Balance Build" - Intentionally halts ahead of David (3rd/4).

     

    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Beyond the Wheel - Ep4 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-10):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - Not shown competing; Sele loses, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, crosses the obstacles, and Sele wins!
    • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart, but Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, digs and carries ladder, but Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Jumps for and retrieves all three keys, and Sele wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Crosses obstacles, works the block puzzle, but Yara loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Crosses obstacles, places Yara's second ball, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - (Unaired). Yara wins (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the dish across obstacles, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Swims and carries the net for the losing red team.

     

    Bermuda Triangles - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 28.1%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - First man to drop out (7th/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Sixth person out, on the transition to the final stage (6th/11).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 EoE RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Not shown reaching the table maze (tie-11th/13).

     

    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 23
    Win%: 0.41
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.07
    Mean% Finish: 52.3%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Adam Klein - Tribal Council record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep12 Tribal Council

    Idols/advantages held/played: (Idols: 2/2; 4 votes voided | Advantages: 1/0)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 4: Finds first the clue, then the Millennials idol (Day 11).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 8: Finds the reward-stealing advantage (Day 21).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 12: Gives the advantage to Jay at the Loved Ones visit (Day 31).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 12: Plays his idol for Hannah, voiding four votes against her (Day 33).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14: Finds and plays a second idol at Final Five; no votes voided (Day 37).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 6: 'Figgy' Figueroa (voted out, 3-2).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 8: Michelle Schubert (voted out, 9-4).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 9: Taylor Stocker (voted out, 7-4-1).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 10: Chris Hammons (voted out, 7-4).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 12: Zeke Smith (voted out, 5-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F8 vote): Will Wahl (voted out, 6-2).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Sunday Burquest (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Jay Starrett (voted out, 5-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): David Wright (voted out, 3-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Jay, Michelle, Taylor, and Will.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 9: One vote, from Taylor.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): One vote, from David.

     

    Jury votes received (10/10):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14: Received 10 jury votes to win (10-0-0) from Michelle Schubert, Taylor Stocker, Chris Hammons, Jessica Lewis, Zeke Smith, Will Wahl, Sunday Burquest, Jay Starrett, Bret LaBelle, and David Wright.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 F20 Tribal

    Idols/advantages held/played (0.5/0):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 2: Denise finds a split idol, gives Adam half (Day 4). He gives it back to her (Day 6).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):

     

    VAP - Votes against (15):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 (F20 vote): One vote, from Jeremy.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3: Three votes, from Ethan, Parvati, and Rob.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 8: Three votes, from Michele, Nick, and Wendell.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9: Eight votes, from Ben, Jeremy, Kim, Michele, Nick, Sophie, Tony, and Tyson (voted out, 8-2-1).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Tony Vlachos, who won, 12-4-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages found/ played: 1/0
    Idols found: 2
    Idols played: 2
    Votes voided: 4
  • Voting record
    VFB: 13
    Tribals: 18
    VAP: 21
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 10
    Total jurors: 10
Adam Klein - Pictures
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X pictures (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Adam Klein - Interviews
Adam Klein - Bios
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X cast bio page: (8/17/16)

     

    "Inspiration in life: My mom. She is surviving lung cancer and has survivorship in her blood [because] her mom survived Auschwitz. She is incredibly physically fit and otherwise healthy. She can tear up the dance floor—that's where I get my moves!—and she's my best friend and supporter.

     

    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A picture of my family to keep myself grounded and focused, a fake hidden Immunity Idol because the threat can be just as powerful as the real thing, and a razor because I hate mustaches with a fiery passion.

     

    Survivor contestant you're most like: Spencer Bledsoe (Cagayan, Cambodia). We are both wise beyond our years, can easily play up to the egos of older and stronger players, are strategic thinkers, and are widely underestimated in the game. I also relate to the never-say-die nature and social finesse of Hayden Moss (Blood vs. Water).

     

    Why do you think you’ll "survive" Survivor? No one is going to fight as hard as I will for that title. I may be—and look—young, I may be small, but my fellow competitors won't know what kind of power punch I pack until they are already knocked out. I will use my youthful charm and energy, combined with my strategic nature to win. I come from a long line of real-life survivors, and I am next."

     

  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):

     

    When did you first watch Survivor?

    Season finale of Season 1. Started a fantasy league with my family Season 2 and haven't missed an episode since.

     

    Do you still watch Survivor?

    Always.

     

    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?

    Everything. Survivor has been a constant in my life, and kept my family close before, during, and after my time on the show. It may sound silly to some, but Survivor is far more than just a television show for us. It has given us hope, it has allowed us to dream and realize those dreams, and it brought us joy during the most difficult times in our lives.

     

    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    My first ever screen name on the internet was SoleSurvivorAdam. Survivor turned my middle school obsession into a professional title! Ultimately, I believe that I am, at my core, the same person that I was when I played Survivor for the first time. Same values, ambitions, passions, and energy. The difference is that I have more opportunities to realize those ambitions and to make a greater impact on the world around me.

     

    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    I grew up watching Sandra, Boston Rob, Ethan, Tina, Amber, and Richard Hatch. Playing in Season 40 is like growing up watching Steve Young and Jerry Rice on your favorite football team and then getting to play against them in the Super Bowl. It only can happen in your wildest dreams. So many thousands of Survivor super-duper fans would do anything to be in my position.

     

    How will you play differently than you did in your past season?

    My basic strategy is the same for Survivor as it is for life: make friends. Anyone who comes into this game believing, "I'm not here to make friends" is playing a losing game. What's different this time is that some of the people I will be playing with already are friends. I need to obfuscate my existing relationships, keep an eye out for others doing the same, and work hard to build "in-game" trust that goes beyond liking someone outside of the game.

     

    This time around, I can't hide how big of a fan I am. I can have fun with that and subtly play into the larger egos, especially since my life is far less serious and scary than it was last time. My sense is I may come into this game generally underestimated, with at least some people believing that my win was fluky and my social game was choppy. I want them to underestimate me and I will play into that, while also recognizing that all of them are incredibly capable and not to be underestimated."

     

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