Aras Baskauskas - Survivor: Panama-Exile Island, Survivor: Blood vs. Water
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 64.5 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - Winner - 1st place.

  • Sent to Exile Island two times (four days total).
  • Received five votes to win, 5-2, in Episode 14, "The Final Showdown" (Day 39).

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 11th place, 10th out - first juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Skin Of My Teeth" (Day 21).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 10, "Big Bad Wolf" (Day 25).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 21.5 days; Redemption Island - 4 days.
Aras Baskauskas - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S12: Panama 3.27 14.67 0.22 6 9 9 0.65 1.44 5 7 0.71 1.59 8.99
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.91 2.61 0.35 1 7 3 0.25 0.85 - - - 0.60 1.76
Career 4.18 17.28 0.24 7 16 12 0.65 1.87 5 7 0.71 1.61 6.10
Aras Baskauskas - Challenge record
Survivor: Panama - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
4x4 - Ep1 IC
4x4 - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6.25*-for-14; 1 sit-out)

  • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Aras sits out as Viveros (Austin) finishes second (2nd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - Viveros finishes third (3rd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Now switched to Casaya, which loses.
  • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Casaya loses again.
  • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Gets a bag away from Nick and scores a point, for another Casaya win.
  • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - Casaya wins again.
  • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Casaya scores a narrow win.
  • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried At Sea" - Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 8 RC: "Rock the Boat" - With Sally and Bruce, part of the winning team (1st/3).
  • Panama Ep. 9 RC: "Get Hooked" - With Danielle, Shane, and Cirie, part of the losing team.
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "The Key of Sea" - With Shane and Cirie, part of the losing team.

Note: Third-place finishes in the four-tribe phase of Panama count as a quarter win.

 

Hold Your Own - Ep11 RC
Wall to Wall - Ep14 RC

Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 70%)

  • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Second to drop out, at 11 minutes (9th/10).
  • Panama Ep. 8 IC: "Ups and Downs" - Gets stuck, out in first of four rounds (bottom 4/9).
  • Panama Ep. 9 IC: "Marine Memory" - Only ex-Casaya to compete, finishes second (2nd/8).
  • Panama Ep. 10 RC: "Voo Doo" - Does not win, but Cirie picks him for reward, anyway (2nd/7).
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "Hold Your Own" - Fourth to drop out, at 23 minutes (3rd/6).
  • Panama Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Narrowly loses to Terry in 4th and final round (2nd/5).
  • Panama Ep. 12 IC: "Perch" - Narrowly loses to Terry, again (2nd/5).
  • Panama Ep. 13 RC: "Station by Station" - Aras wins! (1st/4).
  • Panama Ep. 13 IC: "Puzzle Dig" - In another split-second race with Terry on the final stage, Aras wins again (1st/4).
  • Panama Ep. 14 RC: "Wall to Wall" - Blows a lead on the final wall, left with yet another narrow loss to Terry (2nd/3).
  • Panama Ep. 14 IC: "Balance of Power" - This time, he lets Danielle win (2nd/3).

 

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

  • Panama: None.

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
In the Barrel - Ep2 RC/IC
Sumo at Sea - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-7):

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims and rows for Galang, and Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - One of three barrel rollers for Galang; Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses to John, but beats Vytas (1/2); Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Galang; Galang wins again.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Loses his round against Vytas; Galang finally loses one.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with Tadhana, dives & does puzzle (with Tyson). Tadhana wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, Tadhana wins again.

 

Flash Back - Ep8 IC
Puppet Master - Ep10 duel

Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 91%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep.8 IC: "Flash Back" - Finishes second, to Vytas (2nd/11).

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-1):

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 duel: "Puppet Master" - Finishes third, is eliminated, heads to the jury (3rd/3).

 

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 12.25*
    Played: 21
    Win%: 0.58
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.17
    Mean% Finish: 72%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33%
Aras Baskauskas - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
Ep8 Tribal Council
Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Panama: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):

  • Panama Ep. 2: Melinda Hyder (voted out, 5-2).
  • Panama Ep. 7: Nick Stanbury (voted out, 6-4).
  • Panama Ep. 8: Austin Carty (voted out, 6-3).
  • Panama Ep. 9: Sally Schumann (voted out, 6-2).
  • Panama Ep. 11: Courtney Marit (voted out, 3-2-1).
  • Panama Ep. 12: Shane Powers (voted out, 3-1-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Panama Ep. 5: One vote, from Shane.
  • Panama Ep. 8: Three votes, from Terry, Sally, and Austin.
  • Panama Ep. 9: Two votes, from Terry and Sally.
  • Panama Ep. 11: Two votes, from Terry and Courtney.
  • Panama Ep. 12: One vote, from Terry.

 

Jury votes received (5/7):

  • Panama Ep. 14: Received five votes, from Terry Deitz, Cirie Fields, Courtney Marit, Sally Schumann, and Austin Carty (and won the jury vote, 5-2).

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Ep5 Tribal Council
Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8: Seven votes, from Tyson, Gervase, Monica, Hayden, Caleb, Ciera, and Laura M. (voted out, 7-2-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14: Voted for Tyson Apostol (who won, 7-1-0).

 

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 16
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 5
    Total jurors: 7
Aras Baskauskas - Pictures
Survivor: Panama - Exile Island, Blood vs. Water image galleries
Aras Baskauskas - Interviews
Survivor: Panama - Exile Island

Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Aras" pre-game interview (YouTube)

 

Post-game interviews

  • Polly Leider at CBSNews.com (5/14/06): "Aras Aces Survivor: Panama"

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/21/13): Talking with the Latest Player Eliminated from Survivor"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (11/23/13): "Aras Baskauskas talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"

 

Aras Baskauskas - Bios
Survivor: Panama - Exile Island

From TV Guide Channel's Survivor: Panama Preview show:

 

S12 pre-game interview"Jeff Probst: As much as I like the older women, on the, at the other end of the spectrum, I have big questions about the younger guys.
Danni Boatwright: 24-year-old yoga instructor Aras is the youngest player in Panama, and he's a bit nervous about his earthy profession getting in the way of the million-dollar goal.
Aras (pre-game interview): The yoga tradition teaches like non-greediness, and non-lying, and all those things, so it's gonna be a real challenge for me to apply some of those yoga principles to this game, where it rewards, truly I think, Gordon Gekkos of the world.
Jeff Probst: I'm not sure what he's bringing. He's bringing a lot of talk. Do you know how to play Survivor? We'll find out. That's all I got on Aras."

 

From his official CBS Survivor: Panama--Exile Island bio page:

 

"Aras Baskauskas completed his undergraduate program in three years and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. In 2003, he was named one of UC Irvine's 'Most Eligible Bachelors' in the student newspaper.

 

Baskauskas continued his education at UC Irvine and graduated from the Graduate School of Management, where he received his Masters in Business Administration. He is proudest of being the only student to have played NCAA Men's Division One basketball on scholarship while in the MBA program.

 

Baskauskas is a former professional basketball player, having played briefly overseas in Lithuania. After leaving the court, Aras moved to Capetown, South Africa, where he opened up a donation-based yoga studio. He currently works as a yoga instructor in Santa Monica, California. His hobbies include meditation, golf and surfing. He describes himself as outgoing, compassionate and genuine.

 

Baskauskas is currently single and living in Santa Monica, California. His birth date is September 26, 1981."

 

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

From his (and Vytas's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

 

"So why is Survivor: Panama winner Aras putting his brother through this brutal experience? 'I'm putting my brother through this so that I can do it again, really,' says Aras. 'It's for really selfish reasons. It's been seven years since my season finished — seven years almost to the day that I won a million dollars, and it's been a dream of mine to come back. I assumed I'd only be back for a winners season, so the chance to play again in a non-winners-only season is too good to be a true. And Vytas is a huge fan too.' But does Vytas have what it takes? 'Vytas's biggest weakness is his temper,' says Aras. 'When you have all this deprivation that occurs, it's hard to hold your tongue. If you're angry, that's going to scare people. So that's what he has to be careful of.'"

 

From his (and Vytas's) official CBS bio page:

 

"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Vytas’ Brother
Previous Season: Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, winner
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Musician
Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? I want to play Survivor with Vytas because I know we'll have a great shot at winning. More importantly, I know an experience like Survivor will bring us closer together. Early in our lives, we had a very rocky relationship. Taking on adventures as adults gives us the chance to make up for lost time."

 

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