Erik Reichenbach - Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Caramoan
Erik Reichenbach on social media: twitter | Instagram | comics/art website
Seasons: 2 | Days: 72 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2

Survivor: Micronesia-Fans vs. Favorites (2008) - 5th place, 16th out - 6th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "If It Smells Like a Rat, Give It Cheese" (Day 36).

Survivor: Caramoan-Fans vs. Favorites (2013) - 5th place, 16th out - 7th juror.

  • Medically removed in Episode 14, "Final Push" (Night 36).

Erik Reichenbach - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S16: Micronesia 4.63 10.05 0.46 7 7 11 0.63 1.62 - - - 1.09 6.25
S26: Caramoan 2.47 9.90 0.25 6 2 9 0.59 1.53 - - - 0.84 3.99
Career 7.09 19.95 0.36 13 9 20 0.65 1.58 - - - 1.00 5.13
Erik Reichenbach - Challenge record
  • S16 logo Micronesia challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Reinventing the Wheel - Ep1 RC/IC
    Beach Bash - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-14):

    • Micronesia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Airai wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes tiles, but Airai loses, thanks to Chet's inability to find a key.
    • Micronesia Ep. 3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Airai loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - With Joel, Natalie, Tracy, one of the holders for Airai, and Airai wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 4 RC: "Diver Down" - One of the puzzle solvers for Airai, but Malakal wins before the fans get to the puzzle sage.
    • Micronesia Ep. 4 IC: "Crosswalk" - Has trouble with his lock at the start, Airai loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 5 RC: "Cat and Mouse" - Now switched to Malakal, and the new Malakal promptly loses.
    • Micronesia Ep. 5 IC: "A Stone's Throw" - New Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 6 RC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia Ep. 6 IC: "United We Stand" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 7 RC: "Money Roll" - For once, Malakal wins one!
    • Micronesia Ep. 7 IC: "United We Stand" - Back to losing for Malakal.
    • Micronesia Ep. 8 RC/IC: "The Gauntlet" - Takes a beating, Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 10 RC: "Money Roll" - With Ozzy, Jason, and Amanda, finally part of a winning team.


    Shoot to Thrill - Ep12 IC
    Shoot to Thrill - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (4-for-8): (Mean % Finish: 74%)

    • Micronesia Ep.1 Ind. IC - Walks right past Airai's necklace.
    • Micronesia Ep.9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Lasts over an hour, sixth person to drop out (4th/10).
    • Micronesia Ep.10 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - With Cirie, first to drop out, 20 minutes in, bribed with candy (Tie-9th/9).
    • Micronesia Ep.11 IC: "Pool Party" - Erik wins! On his birthday! (1st/8).
    • Micronesia Ep.12 RC: "Body Slam" - Second person eliminated (6th/7). No family reward.
    • Micronesia Ep.12 IC: "Shoot to Thrill" - Erik wins his second straight immunity (1st/6).
    • Micronesia Ep.13 RC: "Survivor Roots" - Erik wins again, this time at Survivor trivia (1st/5).
    • Micronesia Ep.13 IC: "Dash-Dig-Decode" - Erik wins his fateful third immunity (1st/5).


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

    • Micronesia: None.
  • S26 logo Caramoan challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Hot Pursuit - Ep7 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Caramoan Ep.1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Dawn, loses the Faves' only point against Shamar & Julia, but Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep.1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - With Brenda, tosses crates down from the third floor, but after Malcolm tosses, Bikal loses.
    • Caramoan Ep.2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Andrea & Brenda, one of three divers, and Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Competes, Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - Holds up platforms for Andrea and Brenda, Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes first tile for Bikal, Bikal wins, again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Sits out for once, as Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now switched to the new Gota, which promptly wins big.
    • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - Tags Phillip for the win, as new Gota wins again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - Rower and diver (with Brenda & Eddie), Gota wins again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Part of the winning team (with Michael, Reynold, Eddie, Cochran).
    • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of winning team (with Dawn, Reynold, Phillip, Cochran).


    Fun Climb - Ep12 F7 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-8): (Mean % Finish: 40%)

    • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 6/12).
    • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Third person to drop out (9th/11).
    • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Eliminated in first round (3rd/4).
    • Caramoan Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Second person to drop out (8th/9).
    • Caramoan Ep. 12 F8 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangle" - With Eddie, drops out immediately for donuts and milk (Tie-8th/8).
    • Caramoan Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Fun Climb" - Wins by a huge margin (1st/7).
    • Caramoan Ep. 13 RC: "Loved Ones Dizzy Gillespie" - Doesn't win, but gets reward, anyway (bottom 5/6).
    • Caramoan Ep. 13 IC: "I Hold On" - Second person to drop, at 25 minutes (5th/6).


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

    • Caramoan: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 14
    Played: 26
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.31
    Mean% Finish: 54%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Erik Reichenbach - Tribal Council record
  • S16 logo Micronesia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Micronesia: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/11):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 2: Mary Sartain (voted out, 6-2-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 4: Mikey Bortone (voted out, 6-3).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Chet Welch (voted out, 5-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 7: Tracy Hughes-Wolf (voted out, 5-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 8: Ami Cusack (voted out, 4-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Eliza Orlins (voted out, 8-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 11: Jason Siska (voted out, 4-3-1).


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Tracy and Chet.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 8: One vote, from Ami.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, and Natalie (voted out, 4-1, after giving the immunity necklace to Natalie).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 14: Voted for Voted for Amanda Kimmel (who finished second, 5-3).
  • S26 logo Caramoan Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Caramoan, Ep. 12: (Day 31) Using the clue Andrea won at the RC/IC, found the hidden immunity idol, then immediately handed it over to Andrea.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):


    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Caramoan, Ep. 12 (F8 vote): One vote, from Reynold.
    • Caramoan, Ep. 13: One vote, from Eddie.


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 13
    Tribals: 20
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Erik Reichenbach - Pictures
  • S16 logo Micronesia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S26 logo Caramoan image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Erik Reichenbach - Interviews
Erik Reichenbach - Bios
  • S16 logo Micronesia bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS bio page:


    "Erik Reichenbach was born and raised in Pinckney, Michigan. He is currently in his senior year of studying art at Eastern Michigan University, and is a member of the college's track team. Reichenbach works at an ice cream parlor called 'Screams' in Hell, Michigan, where he also designs t-shirts, hauls canoes and entertains his customers. He previously worked in landscaping, construction and as a freelance graphic designer.


    Reichenbach's hobbies include drawing, writing comic books, rock-climbing and studying philosophy/religion. He describes himself as animated, earnest and familiar. He is very proud of his running accomplishments during his senior year of high school, where he set the school's 400 yard record (49.3 seconds), and being able to run in the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Carolina. Reichenbach is a member of the Eastern Michigan Cross Country and Track team, Pinckney Pirate Track and Field Alumni and a rock climbing club


    Reichenbach believes he'll go far on Survivor because he is a good listener, entertaining, optimistic, athletic, a creative thinker and can easily be a leader or a follower.


    Reichenbach is currently single and lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his cats, Furrball and Kittyfizzle (K-Fizz for short). His birth date is November 27, 1985."


  • S26 logo Caramoan bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:


    "Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
    Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
    Occupation: Comic Book Artist 
    Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: Micronesia 
    Inspiration in Life: My Dad and my girlfriend, Dana.
    Hobbies: Drawing, running and traveling. 
    Pet Peeves: Quiet or opinion-less people. 
    3 Words to Describe You: Easy going, humorous and original. 
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Contacts – So I can see. 2) Acrylic Paint – To paint a “masterpiece” at tribal camp. 3) A deck of cards - to eliminate any boredom. 
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy – I am great at challenges too! 
    Reason for Being on Survivor: To show everyone that I am really not dumb, and in actuality I am a smart, funny guy who just does things in a different way. 
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’m physically strong and easily adapt to my surroundings. 
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I adapt to working with different personalities easily and I have enough of an understanding of the game to improvise if necessary."