Ami Cusack - Survivor: Vanuatu, Survivor: Micronesia - FvF
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 54 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 6th place, 13th out - fourth juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Now Who's In Charge Here?" (Day 33).

Survivor: Micronesia-Fans vs. Favorites (2008) - 11th place, 10th out.

  • Sent to Exile Island (with Kathy) in Episode 3. Cumulative longevity: In-game - 20 days; Exile Isl. - 1 day.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "A Lost Puppy Dog" (Day 21).
Ami Cusack - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 3.67 10.24 0.36 7 8 9 0.77 1.81 - - - 1.12 5.49
S16: Micronesia 0.64 2.80 0.23 4 4 6 0.64 2.33 - - - 0.88 2.97
Career 4.31 13.04 0.33 11 12 15 0.73 2.05 - - - 1.06 4.21
Ami Cusack - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    Great Escape Run - Ep3 RC
    Strung Out - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-14):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Yasur performs well out of the gate (thanks mostly to Chris); Yasur wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - Yasurs all get across; Yasur wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Tethered to Twila and Leann; thanks to Scout's forgetting a piece, Yasur loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates, but Yasur loses on the reward portion.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Makes the first match, Yasur wins (Dah!).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Places tiles for Yasur, and Yasur wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now with New Yasur, which is much worse than the old version. Yasur loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Retrieves the frame & paddles with Bubba, but Yasur loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, Yasur loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Moves the float well enough for yet another New Yasur loss.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Competes, and somehow, New Yasur wins! Coffee!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - Shoots a slingshot at plates, Yasur wins (narrowly) again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Yasur saves one last loss for the final tribal challenge.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 RC: "Sacrificial Lamb" - Part of the winning team, with Chris, Chad, and Eliza.

     

    Memory Mosaic - Ep9 IC
    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Ep12 RC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-8): (Mean % Finish: 75%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - Second in the first-round heat & advances to finals, where she and Rory trail Sarge (tie-2nd/10).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 RC: "Head Hunter" - Takes out Sarge, ends up in third place (3rd/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 IC: "Memory Mosaic" - Survives all four rounds, and Ami wins immunity! (1st/9)
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - No elapsed time shown, but fourth to drop out (5th/8).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 11 RC: "Played Out" - gets six right, just misses the tie-breaker round (tie-3rd/7).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 11 IC: "Love Is Blind" (with loved ones) - with Crissy, first to start the puzzle, and Ami wins (1st/7).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 12 RC: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Finishes second, which qualifies her to join Eliza (and Chris) on the reward (2nd/6).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 12 IC: "Island Hopping" - does not win.

     

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

    • Vanuatu: None.
  • S16 logo Micronesia challenges
    Smash and Grab - Ep2 RC/IC
    Nut Bucket - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-13):

    • Micronesia Ep.1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Carries the flag for Malakal, Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" - One of Malakal's tile smashers, and Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep.3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Competes, Malakal wins, Ami's reward is getting exiled. With Kathy.
    • Micronesia Ep.3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - Shoots baskets, but Malakal's four can't hold theirs. Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia Ep.4 RC: "Diver Down" - Retrieves 2 of Malakal's 10 coconuts; Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep.4 IC: "Crosswalk" - One of Malakal's six walkers/necklace retrievers. Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep.5 RC: "Cat and Mouse" - Now switched to New Malakal, which loses.
    • Micronesia Ep.5 IC: "A Stone's Throw" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep.6 RC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Another Malakal loss.
    • Micronesia Ep.6 IC: "United We Stand" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep.7 RC: "Money Roll" - Finally, Malakal wins one.
    • Micronesia Ep.7 IC: "What-Er Drag" - Malakal resumes its losing ways.
    • Micronesia Ep.8 RC/IC: "The Gauntlet" - Malakal loses again.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 45%)

    • Micronesia Ep.1 Individual IC: Does not find Malakal's necklace/idol thing (bottom 8/10).

     

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

    • Micronesia: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 12
    Played: 27
    Win%: 0.44
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.22
    Mean% Finish: 72%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ami Cusack - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep9 Tribal Council
    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/8):

     

    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 2: Four votes, from Julie, Lisa, Mia, and Dolly.
    • Vanuatu, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Chris, Twila, Scout, and Eliza (voted out, 4-3).

     

    Jury votes made (0/1):

  • S16 logo Micronesia Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Micronesia: None.

     

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

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1: Jonny Fairplay (voted out, 9-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 5: Joel Anderson (voted out, 6-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Chet Welch (voted out, 5-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 7: Tracy Hughes-Wolf (voted out, 5-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Amanda, Cirie, Erik, and Ozzy (voted out, 4-1).

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Micronesia: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11
    Tribals: 14
    VAP: 12
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Ami Cusack - Pictures
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Ami Cusack - Interviews
  • S9 logo Vanuatu interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Rene Syler at CBS's The Early Show (12/2/04): "Ami on Survivor Shocker"
    • Puddin's archived transcript of Ami's (12/3/04) Early Show interview at RFF
    • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (12/8/04): "Survivor Schemer Ami Tells All"
    • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (12/11/04): "'I Felt As If I Had Too Much Input': An Interview with Survivor's Ami"
  • S16 logo Micronesia interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gina Scarpa at BuddyTV.com (4/4/08): "Ami Cusack of Survivor: Micronesia"
    • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (4/9/08): "Survivor: Micronesia Interview - Ami"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (7/31/12)
Ami Cusack - Bios
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From her official CBS Vanuatu bio page:

     

    "Ami Cusack was born and raised in Golden, Colorado, to Richard, a top gun pilot and explosives engineer, and Virginia, a former substitute English teacher and homemaker. After graduating Golden High School, she attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver. In 1992, while attending RMCAD, Cusack became one of the original six employees of a Golden-based nutritional company called Experiment and Applied Sciences. She started out by answering phones and by 1996 she became the company's charitable director. In 1998, (with over 350 employees), the company was sold and Cusack decided to travel for the next four years. Her travels led her to Australia, Thailand, Tahiti, Iceland, Japan and Africa.

     

    Upon returning to the US, she took a job at a coffee shop which she now considers 'the greatest job in the world.' She looks forward to being a mom and taking care of her family.

     

    In 1996, she lost her 18-year-old younger brother, Kyle, to a drunk driver. Her mother now conducts motivation speaking to high school students about the consequences of drinking and driving.

     

    Cusack is currently dating Crissy, whom she's been with for three years. Her birth date is January 25, 1973."

  • S16 logo Micronesia bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Micronesia bio page:

     

    "Ami Cusack was born and raised in Golden, Colorado, to Richard, a top gun pilot and explosives engineer, and Virginia, a former substitute English teacher and homemaker. After graduating Golden High School, she attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver. In 1992, while attending RMCAD, Cusack became one of the original six employees of a Golden-based nutritional company called Experiment and Applied Sciences. She started out by answering phones and by 1996 she became the company's charitable director. In 1998, (with over 350 employees), the company was sold and Cusack decided to travel for the next four years. Her travels led her to Australia, Thailand, Tahiti, Iceland, Japan and Africa

     

    Upon returning to the U.S., she took a job at a coffee shop, which she now considers 'the greatest job in the world.' She looks forward to being a mom and taking care of her family. She also is a nanny for a six-year-old. She is still very active in charities and has been named an Ambassador for the Colorado Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

     

    In 1996, she lost her 18-year-old younger brother, Kyle, to a drunk driver. Her mother now conducts motivational speaking to high school students about the consequences of drinking and driving.

     

    Cusack is currently single. Her birth date is January 25, 1973."

     

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