Caleb Bankston - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Caleb Bankston (1987-2014). His social media: twitter | fb fan page
Seasons: 1 | Days: 30.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 9th place, 12th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Gloves Come Off" (Day 29).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 12, "Rustle Feathers" (Day 30).
  • Cumulative longevity totals: In-game - 29.5 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.

Caleb Bankston - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.57 6.61 0.09 9 4 10 0.90 3.15 - - - 0.98 3.72
Career 0.57 6.61 0.09 9 4 10 0.90 3.15 - - - 0.98 3.72
Caleb Bankston - Challenge record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water challenges

    Slide Show - Ep5 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Part of Tadhana's puzzle-blowing team, Tadhana loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - "Participates" by rooting on Hayden, Tadhana loses again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Watches silently as Tadhana loses once again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Tadhana, Tadhana loses again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Scores twice (vs. Gervase, Tyson), and Tadhana wins 5-2.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Tadhana, swims. Tadhana wins!
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Retrieves bags for Tadhana, and Tadhana wins again, 3-2.


    Pesky Palate - F10 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % finish: 49%)

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - Eliminated on the third item (tie-9th/11).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 10 IC: "Pesky Palate" - Eliminated in the second round (tie-4th/10).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 9 IC: "Balancing Point" - Sixth person eliminated (4th/9).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 IC: "Splash Back" - Second person to drop out (2nd/8).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 11 IC: "Wrist Assured" - Second person to drop out (3rd/4).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33%)

    • Blood vs. WaterEp. 12 duel: "House of Cards" - Eliminated, after a last-minute collapse (3rd/3).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.43
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 49%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33%
Caleb Bankston - Tribal Council record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water Tribal

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Blood vs. Water: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/10):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Tyson, Gervase, Monica, and Ciera (voted out, 4-3).


    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: 9
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Caleb Bankston - Pictures
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water image gallery
Caleb Bankston - Interviews
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (9/5/13): "Colton and Caleb: 'There's No Excuse for What I Said'"
    • Dalton Ross at (9/10/13): "Colton talks about 'being filled with hate and anger'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (12/5/13): "Talking With the Latest Eliminated Player from Survivor -12/05/13"
    • Gordon Holmes at (12/5/13): "Caleb: Gervase & Tyson 'Weren't Being 100% With Us'"
    • Daniel Fienberg at (12/8/13): "Caleb Bankston talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"


    In Memoriam: Steve Helling's People article about Caleb's tragic death (6/24/14)

Caleb Bankston - Bio
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water bio

    From his (and Colton's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross: (8/21/13)


    "Colton became one of Survivor's most hated contestants ever after the way he treated his tribemates on One World, and his fiancé Caleb is hoping this season's cast doesn't hold it against him. 'His downfall would be people coming in knowing who Colton is,' says Caleb. 'Putting that target on his back because of how he played the game last time and not giving him a chance. And I'm hoping that in his sincerity that they won't just think he's being fake.' Colton says he's in a much better emotional place this time around. 'I'm a lot happier and I'm a lot more at peace going in than last time,' he says. 'So I'm excited about where I am. I'm super excited this guy is here, and I'm hoping Dalton Ross likes me this time.' We'll see…"


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


    "Occupation: Post Office Manager/Farmer
    Personal Claim to Fame: Shooting a 12 point buck on my first deer hunt.
    Inspiration in Life: My momma and dad. They built a small five acre farm into a large cattle/chicken operation and have helped me more than I deserve or could ever return. They are very hard working and focused people and they have taught me how to be a man.
    Hobbies: Riding horses, working with my dogs and hunting/fishing.
    Pet Peeves: People who don’t put down their cell phones.
    3 Words to Describe You: Hard-working, hard-headed and outdoorsman.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My duck call 2) My camouflage Alabama hat 3) A gallon of sweet tea
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: JT because we both farm, we are both tough and can do just about anything. We aren’t stupid just because we talk slow.
    Reason for Being on SurvivorShowing America how farm boys from Alabama do things.
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I can definitely outlast anybody and I won’t have any enemies.

    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am very good at working with my hands, really good at figuring things out and problem solving.
    What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Survivor made Colton realize a lot of things he didn’t know about himself. Some things were good and some were not so good. He grew so much from that experience and I wish I could have been there to experience it with him. When we learned it was a possibility that we could play Survivor together, I jumped at the chance because as much as he grew as a person from the first time playing, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that our relationship could withstand anything and it would only be strengthened through Survivor. However, on a selfish level, I wanted to help show America what love looks like because it doesn’t matter whether it is between two men, two women, or a man and woman. Love is love and I love Colton."