Coby Archa - Survivor: Palau

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 10: Palau (2005) - 9th place, 12th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "I Will Not Give Up" (Day 24).

Coby Archa on social media: twitter | Instagram

Coby Archa - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S10: Palau 1.58 5.35 0.30 1 7 2 0.31 1.27 - - - 0.60 2.85
Career 1.58 5.35 0.30 1 7 2 0.31 1.27 - - - 0.60 2.85

 

Coby Archa - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

4

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

14%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Coby Archa - Challenge record
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Sumo at Sea - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-14; 4 sit-outs):

  • Palau Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Supply Dump" - Crosses obstacles, paddles, and Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 2 RC: "Gauntlet Dash" - Fails three times, as Koror loses, 10-3.
  • Palau Ep. 2 IC: "Heads Up" - Swims, dives, helps with the puzzle; Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 3 RC: "By Any Means Necessary" - Not shown competing; Koror loses big.
  • Palau Ep. 3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Fourth Koror to drop out, but Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build a Better Bathroom" - Sits out, as Koror wins a shelter.
  • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Wins twice vs. James, including final point; Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 5 IC: "Sea Salvage" - Retrieves a bottle, pulls the rope, and Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 6 RC: "Shooting Gallery" - Hits on one shot, but Koror loses, 8-7.
  • Palau Ep. 6 IC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Sits out, as Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 7 RC: "SOS" - Sits out, as Koror wins again.
  • Palau Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Stars" - Directs tile movement for 1.3 hours, Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Sits out, as Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Swims, works the puzzles with Gregg; Koror wins.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 35.8%)

  • Palau Ep. 1 ind. IC: Middle of the pack, but at least ahead of Jonathan (tie-2nd/10).
  • Palau Ep. 9 IC: "Perch" - First to jump (with Janu), at 1 hour, for donuts (tie-8th/9).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Palau: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
Played: 14
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: 4
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 35.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Coby Archa - Tribal Council record
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Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Palau: None.

 

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

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Palau, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Caryn, Gregg, Ian, Jenn, Katie, Stephenie, and Tom (voted out, 7-1-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: --
Coby Archa - Pictures
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    Palau intro shot
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    Palau intro shot
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    On the big rowboat, Day 1
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    Listening to Probst describe the opening challenge
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    Everyone was thinking 'Should I row, or should jump in and swim?'
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    Almost there...
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    The race begins in earnest
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    Finding the well (and shoes)
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    Bonding with Angie
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    Pushing for Jonathan as first boot
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    Time to pick tribes
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    Ulong and Koror, freshly sorted
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Koror, leading
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    Still leading...
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Things are going swimmingly with the new camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Koror retrieved their flint from the bottom of the ocean!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Swimming out
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    Koror wins!
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    Huddling in the shelter, Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Watching Jeff vs. Tom
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Koror, in Hot Pursuit of Ulong
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    Discussing who will be Koror's representative, Ep4
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    It's like Caryn, Willard, Janu and I aren't even here
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    Watching the judging of Koror's bathroom
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Shoving James for a Koror victory
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Learning both tribes will attend Tribal tonight
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    Starting line
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    Koror wins again
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    It's Willard tonight, and there's nothing I can do about it
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    Willard offers his shorts
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    Gregg proposes a Big Move at Final 7
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Koror, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Observing Ulong's Tribal while eating
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    Puppet shows with Katie, Ep6
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Commentating from the sit-out bench
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    Tom killed a shark, it'll be hard to vote him out now. Ep7
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    Talking about the SOS challenge he's sitting out of
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    Koror wins!
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    Reward feasting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Ready to direct the puzzle
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    About to make the final move
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Tom's gross shark's head, Ep8
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    I am going to move it, I'm tired of asking
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Watching the final round
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    Yay, Koror wins
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Beating Ulong on the puzzle
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    Koror wins again, duh
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    Talking about not being part of teams as a kid
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    Hoping for a merge or something, Ep9
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    Yay, Stephenie's here!
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    Meeting Joe and Edwin
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    Complaining about being excluded from the fishing trip
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    Telling Stephenie all of Koror's dirty secrets
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    I got to her first, at least
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Perch-ing
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    First out, jumping for donuts
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    Cheers, Janu!
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    Koror, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Tenth person voted out, and our first juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 24 (Episode 9)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Addressing the finalists
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    Reunion show, ready for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Coby Archa - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • EW staff (2/26/05): "Survivor: Palau - Meet Coby Archa"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Tatiana Morales at CBSnews.com (4/15/05): "Coby Archa: Better not Bitter"
  • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (4/21/05): "Why Survivor's Gay Guy Wears 'Manties'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (7/27/20): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Coby Archa almost tried to burn the camp down in Palau"
Coby Archa - Bio
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Official CBS.com Survivor: Palau bio page excerpts (1/26/05):

"Born in Abilene, Texas, Coby Archa has also lived in Durham, North Carolina, New York City and Lansing, Michigan. Archa admits to some misguided teenage years, in which he got in trouble with the law and ended up quitting high school. When he was 17 years old, he was arrested and charged with larceny. He was sentenced to seven months in jail and five years probation, an experience that forced Archa to make a conscious decision to turn his life around. He thanks his mother, Bonnie, for sticking by his side and helping him become the man he is today.

Archa studied at the Aladdin Beauty College and received his license from the Texas Cosmetology Commission. He currently co-owns a hair salon with his best friend, Amanda. He enjoys traveling, taking photos, visiting museums or painting. He has acted in local and professional theatre and loves being involved in anything artistic.

Archa, currently single, lives in Athens, Texas. His birth date is September 8, 1972."