Ian Rosenberger - Survivor: Palau
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 38 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Palau (2005) - 3rd place, 18th out -7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "The Ultimate Shock" (Day 38).

Ian Rosenberger - 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
S10: Palau 5.50 13.60 0.40 6 4 7 0.84 3.00 - - - 1.25 8.50
Career 5.50 13.60 0.40 6 4 7 0.84 3.00 - - - 1.25 8.50
Ian Rosenberger - Challenge record
  • S10 logo Palau challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Hot Pursuit - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-15; 5 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" - Makes the winning tag of Ibrehem; Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build a Better Bathroom" - Koror's representative; Koror wins a shelter.
    • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Sits out, as Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 5 IC: "Sea Salvage" - Retrieves a bottle, pulls the rope, and Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 6 RC: "Shooting Gallery" - Sits out, as Koror loses.
    • Palau Ep. 6 IC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Swims, unties knots, and Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 7 RC: "SOS" - Sits out, as Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Stars" - Sits out again, Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Eats all his balut; Koror wins..
    • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Sits out, as Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 10 RC: "Water Tower" - Helps build the tower, but his team loses.


    Second Chance - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (4-for-10): (Mean % finish: 77.9%)

    • Palau Ep. 1 ind. IC: Easily outpaces the rest of the men; Ian wins! (1st/10).
    • Palau Ep. 9 IC: "Perch" - Jumps with 3 others at 2 hrs, 33 min for cookies (tie-4th/9).
    • Palau Ep. 10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Last to drop out, about an hour in (2nd/8).
    • Palau Ep. 11 IC: "Kamikaze" - Breaks three of his tiles, has two broken, Ian wins! (1st/7).
    • Palau Ep. 12 RC: "First Quencher Q&A" - Gets eliminated right after Tom (4th/6).
    • Palau Ep. 12 IC: "Second Chance" - Beats Tom 3-0 in final round, Ian wins! (1st/6).
    • Palau Ep. 13 RC: "Raft Rally" - First to get all 5 bags, and Ian wins (1st/5).
    • Palau Ep. 13 IC: "R.A.M." - One of four to not have pieces in the right place (tie-2nd/5).
    • Palau Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Tower of Domination" - Tries the combo 4x, doesn't win (2nd/4).
    • Palau Ep. 14 F3 IC: "Bob-Bob-Buoy" - Cuts a deal, steps down at 11 hrs, 55 min. (2nd/3).


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

    • Palau: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 15
    Win%: 0.47
    Sat out: 5
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.40
    Mean% Finish: 77.9%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ian Rosenberger - Tribal Council record
  • S10 logo Palau Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Palau: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/7):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Palau, Ep. 13: One vote, from Caryn.
    • Palau, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Two votes, from Jenn and Tom.
    • Palau, Ep. 14 (F3 vote): One vote, from Tom (voted out, 1-0 or 2-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Ian Rosenberger - Pictures
  • S10 logo Palau image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Ian Rosenberger - Interviews
Ian Rosenberger - Bio
  • S10 logo Palau bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS.com Survivor: Palau bio page excerpts (1/26/05):


    "Born and raised on a horse farm in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, Ian Rosenberger attended Quigley Catholic High School in Baden. While there, he lettered in soccer and spent his summers as a camp counselor. He also volunteered his time with the McGuire Home, an organization that helps children with mental and physical disabilities.


    Rosenberger will soon be a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in agricultural extension and educational leadership. Last year, he served as the president of the university's Undergraduate Student Government and as Penn State's Homecoming King. Currently, Rosenberger works as a dolphin trainer and dolphin-assisted therapist for children with disabilities in Key Largo, Florida. He was previously employed as an outdoor adventure group dynamics facilitator, wedding disc jockey, street performer at a major amusement park and construction worker.


    Rosenberger enjoys being outside, playing good music with his friends and reading. He describes himself as gregarious and passionate. He is most proud of participating in Penn State's Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, where he did not sit or sleep for 48 hours and helped raise $3 million for children with cancer.


    Rosenberger is currently single and living in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He has one younger sister, Kahla (12). His birth date is August 24, 1981."