David Wright - Millennials vs. Gen X
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 38+ | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (2016) - 4th place, 17th out - 10th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "I'm Going for a Million Bucks" (Day 38).

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - nth place, nth out - nth juror.

  • Season has not yet finished airing.

David Wright - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 3.15 13.22 0.24 12 10 14 0.85 1.71 - - - 1.09 4.87
S38: Edge of Extinction - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career 3.15 13.22 0.24 12 10 14 0.85 1.71 - - - 1.09 4.87
David Wright - Challenge record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Got to Choose - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.0*-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Got to Choose" - Initially works the puzzle, then swaps out, but Gen X loses.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 2 RC/IC: "The Ocean" - Grabs a key, and Gen X wins!
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Going Coconuts" - Gets a very late start on the puzzle, and Gen X loses.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Chris, wins twice; Gen X wins, 3-2.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 IC: "Angry Chair" - Collects bags and works the puzzle, but Gen X loses, eventually.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 5 IC: "Holy Diver" - Now with Vanua, repeatedly fumbles his buoy; Vanua loses (3rd/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Faith" - Blindfolded, collects puzzle pieces; Vanua wins! (1st/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 IC: "In the Bag" - Collects bags, and Vanua doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 RC: "Matt Finish" - Retrieves the bag; Vanua wins (1st/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 IC: "Bail Out" - Sinks coconuts, Vanua doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Grabs the key and pushes the crate for the winning team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 RC: "Ferryman" - Grabs a key, works the puzzle (with Chris) for the losing team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 RC: "Slither Me Timbers" - Draws the lucky rock, so he sits out while still getting reward.

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

     

    Tower of Power - Final 6 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 61.1%)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 8 IC: "Fools in the Rain" - Tenth to drop out, circa 20 minutes (4th/13).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Fifth to drop out, in the third stage (6th/12).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 IC: "With a 10 Ft. Pole" - Outlasts all into the fourth and final round; David wins! (1st/11).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 IC: "Rusty Cage" - Still in cage, one of nine people tied for second (tie-2nd/10).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 RC: "Rope A Dope" - One of four people on the last pole as Jay wins (tie-2nd/9).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 IC: "Push Me Pull You" - First person to drop out, very quickly (9th/9).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 13 F8 IC: "Wizard's Staff" - One of three people rolling discs, but loses to Jay (tie-2nd/8).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Pinball Wizard" - Has a lead for a while, but does not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Tower of Power" - Passes Jay on the puzzle, and David wins! (1st/6).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Draw the Line" - Problems with the word puzzle, does not win (tie-3rd/5).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Operation Balance Build" - Ends up just behind Adam (4th/4).

     

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

    • Millennials vs. Gen X: None.
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 IC - Social Network

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-5):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses the beam, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the snake, opens the combo lock, but Manu loses, 8-4.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Helps push the wheelbarrow and gather sandbags; Manu wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Jumps to grab a key, works the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, works the puzzle, but Lesu loses (3rd/3).

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.

     

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

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7.0*
    Played: 18
    Win%: 0.39
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.18
    Mean% Finish: 61.1%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
David Wright - Tribal Council record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (2/2; 5 votes voided)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 2: Finds the Gen X idol, in a clearly marked coconut (Day 5).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 4: Plays his idol for Jessica, voiding 5 votes against & saving her from the boot (Day 12).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 5: Hours after his first idol play, finds the re-hidden Gen X idol (Day 13).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 11: Plays his second idol for Ken, who received zero votes (Day 30).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (12/14):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 1: Rachel Ako (voted out, 5-3-1-1).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 3: Paul Wachter (voted out, 6-3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 4: Lucy Huang (idoled out, [0]-2-1).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 5: CeCe Taylor (voted out, 4-1).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 8: Michelle Schubert (voted out, 9-4).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 9: Taylor Stocker (voted out, 7-4-1).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 10: Chris Hammons (voted out, 7-4).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 12: Zeke Smith (voted out, 5-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F8 vote): Will Wahl (voted out, 6-2).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Sunday Burquest (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Jay Starrett (voted out, 5-[0]).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Bret LaBelle (voted out, 3-2).

     

    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 1: One vote, from CeCe.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F8 vote): Two votes, from Jay and Will.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Two votes, from Jay and Bret.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Two votes, from Adam and Bret.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Three votes, from Adam, Hannah, and Ken (voted out, 3-2).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14: Voted for Adam Klein, who won, 10-0-0.
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: Reem Daly (voted out, 4-3-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Keith Sowell (voted out, 6-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Chris Underwood (voted out, 5-2).

     

    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 2
    Played: 2
    Votes voided: 5
  • Voting record
    VFB: 15
    Tribals: 18
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
David Wright - Pictures
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X pictures (click to expand/collapse)
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
David Wright - Interviews
David Wright - Bio
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X cast bio page: (8/17/16)

     

    "Hobbies: 3D printing puzzles.

     

    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Beads, string, and polished stones to make fake Immunity Idols for other people to find.

     

    Survivor contestant you're most like: I relate most to the guys who don't fit in such as John Cochran (South PacificCaramoan)—he's my intellectual equal with slightly larger muscles. I also relate to Joe Anglim's (Worlds ApartCambodia) puzzle-solving skills, but, unfortunately, not his full head of hair, or way with the ladies.

     

    Why do you think you'll "survive" SurvivorMy weaknesses and flaws are my strengths. Because of my small size and lack of physical stature, people won't perceive me as a threat. I also have the most important Survivor trait one can have: paranoia. My eyes and ears will be at full attention, searching for any hint of a vote going bad for me. Chess has taught me to always look ahead, so I'm prepared to seize an opportunity when one presents itself. I won't let emotions and feelings stand in the way of reaching Final 3."

     

  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):

     

    "Hobbies: Chess, 3D printing/making puzzles, and figuring out how to live forever.

     

    Pet peeves: Sudden loud noises, people who don't use the turn signal, people who don't clean the lint trap after using the dryer, people who don't keep their dog on a leash and then act surprised when it jumps on me, people who believe in ghosts and psychics, and people who incorrectly use the word nonplussed. People.

     

    What's your personal claim to fame? Lasting 38 days of a 39-day Survivor game.

     

    Who or what is your inspiration in life?  Mr. Spock—he's intelligent, logical, and has trouble fitting in.

     

    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?  

    Paintbrush.

    Paint.

    Canvas to make fake advantages, clues, and fake Idols.

     

    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  I relate most to David Wright. That bald nerd just needs a hug.

     

    What's your reason for being on SurvivorThe first time I played I got a lot of unexpected growth as a person. This is my second chance and this time I'm going to earn the title of Sole Survivor!"

     

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