Ben Driebergen - Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 76 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers (2017) - Winner, 5-2-1

  • Received five jury votes to win (5-2-1) in Episode 14, "Million Dollar Night" (Day 39).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 5th place, 18th out - 15th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "It All Boils Down to This" (Day 37).

Ben Driebergen - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S35: HvHvH 1.78 14.28 0.12 7 2 9 0.77 3.63 5 8 0.63 1.52 9.16
S40: Winners at War 1.54 11.07 0.14 10 5 13 0.77 2.39 - - - 0.90 3.93
Career 3.32 25.36 0.13 17 7 22 0.77 2.90 5 8 0.63 1.21 6.43
Ben Driebergen - Challenge record
  • S35 logo Heroes v Healers v Hustlers challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep8 RC - Air Raid

    Tribal/team challenge record (8.0*-for-14):

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 RC: "Quest for Fire" - Heroes fall just short in lighting their torch (2nd*/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Works the table maze with Chrissy, just misses safety (3rd/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Dives for puzzle pieces; Heroes don't lose! (2nd*/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Rock In a Hard Place" - Crosses barriers, gathers blocks, Heroes win! (1st/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up" - Now with new Yawa, lassos the sled & hauls; Yawa wins!
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 IC: "The Color and the Shape" - Hauls, works the puzzle; Yawa wins again (1st/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 RC: "Head Long Flight" - Slithers to push the ball along, Yawa doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 IC: "Rice Race" - Walks the beam, retrieves & places a ball, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 RC: "A-Tension Span" - Carries the ball with Cole, shoots both targets (2nd*/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Holds the rope, stacks blocks, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 8 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits the first target, but the red team loses.
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 9 RC: "Hear About It Ladder" - Retrieves a buoy, shoots 3 baskets; but his team loses.
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 11 RC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Works the puzzle with Ashley, blue team wins!
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 13 RC: "The Bottom Line" - With Ashley, has a lead on the ring toss, but loses.

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

     

    You Shook Me - F4 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-11; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 45.0%)

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7 IC: "Will It Go Round" - Fourth person out, on the transition to final step (9th/12).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8 IC: "Ten Foot Pole" - Eighth person to drop out (4th/11).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Sixth person to drop out (5th/10).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 RC: "The Game is Afoot" - Still working on the second layer, doesn't win (tie-7th/9).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Sits out to eat chocolate and peanut butter (tie-9th/9).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 11 IC: "Driving Wheel" - Placing letters in final word, does not win (tie-3rd/8).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 RC: "Love on the Rocks" - Makes it to the second round, loses (2nd/7).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 IC: "This Much" - Lasts 15 minutes, but first to drop out (7th/7).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13 IC: "Franklin's Tower" - One of 5 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Might As Well Jump" - One of 4 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/5).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "You Shook Me" - Almost wins twice, but doesn't quite get there (tie-2nd/4).

     

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

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Dishwalla - Ep7 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-11):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - With Rob, scores Sele's only point; Sele loses, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Part of the ring-tossing team with Jeremy, 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, hooks the rope, but Sele loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat for Sele, and Sele wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Now with Yara, crosses obstacles, knocks blocks, but Yara loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Crosses obstacles, chops open the bag, 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" - Carries the dish, works the puzzle with Sophie, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Swims and carries the net for the blue winning team.
    • [Winners at War, Ep. 11 RC: Unaired - Part of the winning team.]

     

    Got a Hunch - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 62.3%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fifth man to drop out (3rd/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Final person out, on the third and final stage (2nd/11).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of nine people to not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 11 IC: "10 Foot Pole" - Lasts over 32 minutes, seventh person out (3rd/9).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - One of five working the slide puzzle to not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F6 IC: "High Step Back" - One of five people to not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - Still on the first layer as Michele wins (tie-4th/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "5 on 5" - Races Tony to land the last sandbag; just short (2nd/5).

     

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

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 13
    2nd place: 4
    Played: 25
    Win%: 0.60
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 20
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 52.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ben Driebergen - Tribal Council record
  • S35 logo Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (3/3; 9 votes voided)

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10: Finds a post-merge idol at Solewa (Day 27).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Plays his idol, voiding six votes and saving himself (Day 33).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: Finds an idol right before Tribal Council, plays it before votes are cast (Day 36).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Finds an idol before F5 Tribal, plays it, saves himself, voids 3 votes (Day 37).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9):

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 1: Katrina Radke (voted out, 5-1).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7: Jessica Johnston (voted out, 7-5).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8: Desi Williams (voted out, 4-4-1-1 [7-1 on revote]).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Cole Medders (voted out, 7-[0]-1).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 11: Joe Mena (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Lauren Rimmer (idoled out, [0]-1).
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: Ashley Nolan (voted out, 5-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8: One vote, from Joe.
    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: One vote, from Cole.
    • [Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12: Six votes, all voided by Ben's idol play.]
    • [Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Three votes, all voided by Ben's idol play.]

     

    Jury votes received (5/8):

    • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Received five votes, from Desi Williams, Cole Medders, JP Hilsabeck, Joe Mena, and Lauren Rimmer (Winner, 5-2-1).
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep8 Tribal

    Idols/advantages held/played (1/0):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 12: The day after Sophie's blindside, everyone looks for her idol, and Ben finds it. With Tony. (Day 29)

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/13):

     

    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Two votes, from Jeremy and Michele.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Three votes, from Michele, Natalie, and Sarah (voted out, 3-2).

     

    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
    Found: 4
    Played: 3
    Votes voided: 9
  • Voting record
    VFB: 17
    Tribals: 22
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 5
    Total jurors: 8
Ben Driebergen - Pictures
  • S33 logo Heroes v Healers v Hustlers image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Ben Driebergen - Interviews
  • S35 logo Heroes v Healers v Hustlers interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/21/17): "Ben: 'Everybody Had a Fair Shot at Finding Every One of Those Idols'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/21/17): "Ben Driebergen Takes the Crown"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (12/21/17): "Survivor Winner on That Fiery Controversy: 'I Never Gave Up and I Never Quit'"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/21/17): "The winner talks about that controversial final four twist"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/21/17): "Final 5 Exit Interviews - 12/20/17"
  • S40 logo Winners at War interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Sangita Patel for ET Canada (1/15/20): "Ben Driebergen Wants to Switch Up His Strategy for Survivor: Winners at War"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (1/26/20): "Ben Driebergen - 'When This Is Over, I'm Getting Everyone's Autograph'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/7/20): "When the Going Gets Tough, Ben Driebergen Gets Going"

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/14/20): "Ben Driebergen explains his stunning Survivor decision"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/14/20): "Ben Driebergen makes a Survivor sacrifice in Winners at War"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/14/20): "Survivor 40 FINALE Exit Interviews with the Final 6"
Ben Driebergen - Bios
  • S35 logo Heroes v Healers v Hustlers bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers bio page (8/30/17):

     

    "Hobbies: Circle track car racing, building and shooting guns, and camping with my family.

     

    Who or what is your inspiration in life? Michael Blake Wafford because he gave his life for our country. We were together in Iraq and we were a team.

     

    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? My cowboy hat, my boots, and my running shoes.

     

    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? I'm a mix of Russell HantzBoston Rob, and Joe Anglim. I'm a little conniving and manipulative like Russell, have the determination and confidence of Boston Rob, and the athletic ability of Joe.

     

    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? Because I have survived and overcome so many situations and met so many different people with different personalities. My social game is on point and my leadership and survival skills have been tried, tested, and proven."

     

  • 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):

     

    "Three words to describe you: Ben Russell Driebergen

     

    Do you still watch Survivor?

    As a great man once said at Tribal: "Is the Pope a Catholic?" - Ryan Ulrich

     

    Who is your inspiration in life?

    My wife, my kids, my family, ribeyes, and Ryan Ulrich.

     

    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?

    Honestly, it's probably like a bunch of Survivor families Wednesday nights. We wake up Wednesday morning and first thing we say is Happy Survivor Wednesday! My son wears his buff to school. Sweet Kelly and I get to watch Survivor while the kiddos are popping in for challenges. It's a day that's built around excitement and anticipation. Our family loves it!

     

    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    More family time.

     

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

    I'm humbled and grateful to be a part of a passion for everyone who has worked on Survivor and been a part of Survivor for the last 20 years. It's truly a team effort! I am just a little gear in an amazing machine that we all know and love as Survivor!

     

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

    More humbled and patient. That being said, when it's time to hit the gas pedal, if you ain't first, you're last!"

     

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