Erik Huffman - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: China (2007) - 6th place, 11th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Going for the Oscar" (Day 33).

Erik Huffman - 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 1.83 9.30 0.20 6 5 9 0.66 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.91
Career 1.83 9.30 0.20 6 5 9 0.66 2.07 - - - 0.86 3.91
Erik Huffman - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Chinese Checkers - Ep2 RC
    Warrior's Duel - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-12):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries a pole, but Zhan Hu loses.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Unable to stop Amanda; Zhan Hu loses again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Underfed Zhan Hu loses a physical challenge once again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - Zhan Hu men lose both their bouts, but Zhan Hu wins, 3-2.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Chops ropes, and 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; Zhan Hu loses again, 4-3.
    • China Ep. 5 IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - Dives and swims, but Zhan Hu later loses on purpose.
    • China Ep. 6 RC: "Search and Decode" - Zhan Hu loses yet again, this time not on purpose.
    • China Ep. 6 IC: "Name That Spoon" (gross food) - Erik wins twice (baby turtles, 1000-year-old egg) and Zhan Hu wins.
    • China Ep. 8 RC: "Bucket Stops Here" - Part of the losing team, with Courtney, Frosti, & Peih-Gee.
    • China Ep. 9 RC: "Drum Roll" - Key part of the winning team, with Frosti, Courtney, and Amanda.


    Retention to Detail - Ep7 IC
    Dragon Rider - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-7): (Mean % finish: 56.9%)

    • China Ep. 7 IC: "Retention to Detail" - One of four people eliminated on the third question (tie-3rd/10).
    • China Ep. 8 IC: "Dragon Rider" - Fourth person to drop out, at circa 20 minutes (6th/9).
    • China Ep. 9 IC: "Take A Stab At It"- Competes, but first person out, in the five-item first round (4th/8).
    • China Ep. 10 RC: "Confucius Said" - One of three to get three questions right (tie-4th/7).
    • China Ep. 10 IC: "Star Struck" - Hits two threes in the first round, one in the second, and Erik wins! (1st/7).
    • China Ep. 11 RC: "Marco Polo" - Blindfolded, as is his mom; does not win (bottom 5/6).
    • China Ep. 11 IC: "Swamp Donkeys" - In the lowest-tier group with the least progress (tie-4th/6).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.33
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.14
    Mean% Finish: 56.9%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Erik Huffman - 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 (6/9):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • China, Ep. 9: One vote, from Frosti.
    • China, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Todd, Courtney, Amanda, and Denise (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • China, Ep. 13: Voted for Amanda Kimmel, who finished third (4-2-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Erik Huffman - Pictures
  • S15 logo China image gallery
Erik Huffman - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "I'd say I'm more of a good boy. I mean, I definitely have my bad side. But… I'm more of a nice guy. I don't try and be a… bad ass, or try and, uh… take advantage of people."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "Erik is a throwback to old-school politeness. When we cast him, [Survivor: Africa winner] Ethan went through our heads. He's humble, quiet and a nice guy. There was something refreshing about him being exactly what he said he would be."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (12/7/07): "Erik Huffman talks about his Survivor: China experience"
    • Nina Hämmerling-Smith at (12/11/07): "Survivor: China's Latest Castoff Reveals His Secret Desire"
    • Elaine Aradillas at (4/4/09): "Survivor: China's Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman wed"
Erik Huffman - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Erik Huffman was born in Greenville, South Carolina, where he remained through college. From an early age, he enjoyed a number of sports, excelling in football and baseball. He also achieved academic excellence, from competing at the Greenville County Spelling Bee at age 10 to ranking 10th out of 243 people in his high school graduation class. He continued playing football in high school and began running track. Huffman's hopes of being a potential college football prospect were shattered when he broke his leg during his senior year. In track, he specialized in the Triple Jump, qualifying and competing once for the State Championship.


    Huffman graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2003. In 2001, he also spent six months studying at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. During college, he played intramural sports, but his energy became more focused on music. Having previously worked as a sporting goods sales representative and a waiter, Huffman found more pleasure in media and entertainment. At age 18, he began modeling and landed spots in local print ads and commercials in Greenville. His profile took a leap when he was discovered by Ford Models. He has done work with Hanes, Glamour, Abercrombie & Fitch, Finish Line (in Sports Illustrated), Macy's, Target and many others.


    Huffman's father began teaching him guitar at age 13, and he later picked up bass guitar at age 16. Music was a passion, but it remained only a hobby for years. During his free time at Furman, Huffman began playing bass guitar with Alex Florez, and just before graduating college, he decided to pursue music more seriously. He is currently a full-time musician, playing bass guitar and singing with his rock band, FLOREZ. The band travels in a 15-passenger van to various cities across the United States, playing about three shows a week at clubs, colleges and private parties. FLOREZ has shared the stage with Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra, Josh Kelley, The Doobie Brothers, Gavin DeGraw and Robert Randolph, to name a few. In 2005, the band signed a co-publishing deal with BMG Songs North America and, in February of 2006, their song, "Natalie," was featured in the television series "Scrubs." Aside from music, Erik still models part-time. He currently appears in the Summer/Fall 2007 Hanes campaign.


    Huffman's hobbies include running, football, lifting weights, frisbee, golf, Sudoku, movies, snowboarding and skateboarding. He describes himself as genuine, honest, sensitive, competitive, a problem solver, athletic and sometimes, a perfectionist. Huffman is a Christian, and he believes his faith will keep him strong and focused when faced with the physical, mental and emotional hardships of Survivor: China.


    Huffman currently resides in a Nashville, Tennessee. His birth date is January 31, 1981."