Dave Cruser - Survivor: China
Dave Cruser on social media: facebook
Seasons: 1 | Days: 12 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: China (2007) - 13th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Ride the Workhorse 'Til the Tail Falls Off" (Day 12).

Dave Cruser - 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
S15: China 0.33 1.10 0.30 1 6 3 0.24 0.93 - - - 0.54 1.27
Career 0.33 1.10 0.30 1 6 3 0.24 0.93 - - - 0.54 1.27
Dave Cruser - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Gate Crasher - Ep2 IC
    Blade Runner - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-7):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries a pole, but Zhan Hu loses.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Zhan Hu is no match for James, loses again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Sits out, as underfed Zhan Hu loses again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - Somehow, Zhan Hu wins.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Amazingly, Zhan Hu wins for a second straight time.
    • China Ep. 4 RC: "Great Balls of Fire" - Moves fireballs, but Zhan Hu loses.
    • China Ep. 4 IC: "Warrior's Duel" - Scores no points, and Zhan Hu loses, 4-3.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • China: None.


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Dave Cruser - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • China: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • China, Ep. 2: One vote, from Ashley.
    • China, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Peih-Gee, Erik, Frosti, Jaime, and Sherea (voted out, 5-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • China: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Dave Cruser - Pictures
  • S15 logo China image gallery
Dave Cruser - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "I'm a real goofball. I have a really unpredictable side. I'm modest, I'm not shy, so those things don't govern my actions."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "Dave is crazy. To his credit, he's a workaholic but sometimes to a fault. He fully embraces The Art of War from a strategic point of view — like, how to work with his tribe. Dave jumps out in the first few days and he's a delight to watch in his zaniness. You'll remember Dave for sure."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (10/12/07): "Dave Cruser talks about his Survivor: China journey"
    • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (10/17/07): "Survivor: China Interview - Dave"
    • Nina Hämmerling Smith at TVGuide.com (10/16/07): "Survivor's 'Crazy Dave': Tribe Will Sink Without Me!"
Dave Cruser - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Dave Cruser is currently a bartender. He has previously worked in construction, advertising and as a model/actor, having lived in South Africa for an extended period of time. He has also spent time in Paris, Milan, Munich, Zurich and Hamburg. He attended one year of college at Moorpark Community College and one quarter at ITT studying computer drafting. 

    Cruser's hobbies include studying industrial design, snowboarding, hiking, bodysurfing, riding his motorcycle and frisbee golf. Cruser describes himself as creative, funny and hard-working. He believes he'll do well because he loves to camp and considers himself to be a motivator and team player.

    Cruser currently resides in Simi Valley, California. His birth date is October 26, 1969."