Bobby Jon Drinkard - Survivor: Palau, Survivor: Guatemala
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 45 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Palau (2005) - 10th place, 11th out.

  • Eliminated by fire-making in Episode 8, "Neanderthal Man" (Day 21).


Survivor: Guatemala (2005) - 9th place, 10th out - 1st juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise" (Day 24).

Bobby Jon Drinkard - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S10: Palau 0.52 4.35 0.12 5 2 7 0.71 3.33 - - - 0.83 3.85
S11: Guatemala 1.10 4.72 0.23 4 8 6 0.64 1.56 - - - 0.87 2.65
Career 1.61 9.06 0.18 9 10 13 0.68 2.51 - - - 0.86 3.32
Bobby Jon Drinkard - Challenge record
  • S10 logo Palau challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    By Any Means Necessary - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-14):

    • Palau Ep. 1 IC: "Supply Dump" - Ulong carries too much stuff, loses.
    • Palau Ep. 2 RC: "Gauntlet Dash" - Fails once, but grabs one flag; Ulong wins, 10-3.
    • Palau Ep. 2 IC: "Heads Up" - Ulong is no match for Tom's hauling prowess, loses.
    • Palau Ep. 3 RC: "By Any Means Necessary" - Wins vs. Gregg/Janu; Ulong wins.
    • Palau Ep. 3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Stays in until the end, but Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build A Better Bathroom" - Ulong loses its first reward challenge.
    • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses twice to Tom; Ulong loses, 6-5.
    • Palau Ep. 5 RC: "Sea Salvage" - Retrieves a bottle and pulls the rope, but Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 6 RC: "Shooting Gallery" - Hits on three shots; Ulong wins, 8-7.
    • Palau Ep. 6 IC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Swims, unties, Ulong loses again.
    • Palau Ep. 7 RC: "SOS" - Ulong builds a decent signal, doesn't win.
    • Palau Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Stars" - Moves tiles for 1.3 hours, Ulong still loses again.
    • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Can't beat Tom in the final round; Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Ulong struggles on the puzzle; loses one last time.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • Palau Ep. 1 RC: "Race to Shore" - Does not win, but at least ahead of Jonathan (tie-2nd/10).


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

    • None.
  • S11 logo Guatemala challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Boulder Smash - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-12):

    • Guatemala Ep. 1 RC: "11-Mile Hike" - Hikes, vomits, dehydrates, cramps up, and after 24 hours, Nakúm wins.
    • Guatemala Ep. 1 IC: "Paddle Battle" - Paddles, then hauls the rope, but Nakúm loses.
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 RC: "Web Over Water" - Retrieves a bag, Nakúm wins!
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 IC: "Dragged Through the Mud" - Participates in the tribal stalemate; later, Nakúm wins again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Build" - Leaps in excitement as Nakúm wins again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 IC: "Holding Court" - Does not score a point, but Nakúm wins again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 4 IC: "Rows and Throws" - Now with Yaxhá, rows but doesn't throw, and Yaxhá wins!
    • Guatemala Ep. 5 RC: "Slave to the Grind" - Chops a log with a machete, and Yaxhá wins again!
    • Guatemala Ep. 5 IC: "What's For Launch?" - With Danni and Gary, makes two catches, but it's not enough as new Yaxhá returns to the old Yaxhá's habit of losing, 5-2.
    • Guatemala Ep. 6 RC: "Boulder Smash" - Loses twice to Jamie & Judd, first with Brandon, then with Brian; Yaxhá loses again, 3-2.
    • Guatemala Ep. 7 RC: "Spooling Around" - Second-to-last wrapped/unwrapped; and Yaxhá wins!
    • Guatemala Ep. 7 IC: "Tomb Raider" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, but Yaxhá loses.


    Pot Head - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 40.7%)

    • Guatemala Ep. 8 IC: "Pot Head" - Makes the tiebreaker; third to drop his pot, does not win (3rd/6).
    • Guatemala Ep. 9 RC: "Atlatl" - Makes the second-worst throw, bumped up one food slot by Jamie (8th/9).
    • Guatemala Ep. 9 IC: "Bridge It" - One of five people eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/9).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 11
    Played: 26
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 43.1%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Bobby Jon Drinkard - Tribal Council record
  • S10 logo Palau Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Palau: None.


    Votes for the person booted (5/7):


    Votes against (2):

    • Palau, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Stephenie and Angie.


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Palau: None.
  • S11 logo Guatemala Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Guatemala: None.


    Votes for the person booted (4/6):


    Votes against (8):

    • Guatemala, Ep. 6: One vote, from Brian.
    • Guatemala, Ep. 7: One vote, from Amy.
    • Guatemala, Ep. 8: Six votes, from Stephenie, Rafe, Lydia, Cindy, Judd, and Jamie (voted out, 6-2-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Guatemala, Ep. 14: Voted for Danni Boatwright (who won, 6-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 13
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Bobby Jon Drinkard - Pictures
  • S10 logo Palau image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S11 logo Guatemala image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Bobby Jon Drinkard - Interviews
Bobby Jon Drinkard - Bios
  • S11 logo Guatemala bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Palau cast bio page (which is the same as his Guatemala page):


    "Born and raised in Troy, Alabama, Bobby Jon Drinkard graduated from Charles Henderson High School, where he lettered in football. He was also a member of the Future Farmers of American for four years. After high school, Drinkard was accepted at Troy State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations/Print Journalism in 2003. He was previously employed as a personal trainer, lifeguard and farmer. 

    In the Spring of 2003, Drinkard was voted Alabama's most eligible bachelor by Cosmopolitan Magazine. He enjoys hunting, fishing, lifting weights, running, going to concerts and reading the bible. He describes himself as determined, bold and righteous. His perfect day begins with a workout, followed by fishing and then grilling with family and friends in the evening. His father is his hero because Drinkard believes he leads by example and never complains. 

    Drinkard is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. 

    Currently single, Drinkard moved to Los Angeles in August, 2003 to pursue a modeling career. His birth date is May 10, 1977."