Jenn Lyon - Survivor: Palau

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 37 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 10: Palau (2005) - 4th place, 17th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out (eliminated in a fire-making tie-breaker) in Episode 14, "The Ultimate Shock" (Day 37).

Jenn Lyon (1972 - 2010)

Jenn Lyon - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S10: Palau 1.19 12.60 0.09 4 2 6 0.66 3.11 - - - 0.75 4.30
Career 1.19 12.60 0.09 4 2 6 0.66 3.11 - - - 0.75 4.30

 

Jenn Lyon - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

66%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

68%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

71%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Jenn Lyon - Challenge record
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Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-15; 6 sit-outs):

  • Palau Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Supply Dump" - Crosses obstacles, paddles, and Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 2 RC: "Gauntlet Dash" - Retrieves one flag, but 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" - Loses vs. Stephenie; Koror loses big.
  • Palau Ep. 3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Sits out, as Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build a Better Bathroom" - Sits out again; Koror wins a shelter.
  • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses twice vs. Stephenie, but Koror wins, 6-5.
  • 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" - Swims and moves tiles for 1.3 hours, Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Sits out, as Koror wins.
  • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Sits out again; Koror wins again.
  • Palau Ep. 10 RC: "Water Tower" - Helps build the tower, but her team loses.

 

Perch - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 62.7%)

  • Palau Ep. 1 ind. IC: Narrowly loses to Jolanda in the necklace sprint (2nd/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" - Fourth to drop out, about an hour in (5th/8).
  • Palau Ep. 11 IC: "Kamikaze" - Breaks one of her own tiles, has two broken (tie-2nd/7).
  • Palau Ep. 12 RC: "First Quencher Q&A" - Last person eliminated (2nd/6).
  • Palau Ep. 12 IC: "Second Chance" - Eliminated in the flag-raising round (3rd/6).
  • Palau Ep. 13 RC: "Raft Rally" - Grabs three bags, but well behind Ian (3rd/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" - Can't work the grappling hook, misses final round (3rd/4).

 

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

  • Palau: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
Played: 15
Win%: 0.40
Sat out: 6
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 9
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 62.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Jenn Lyon - Tribal Council record
Survivor 10 logo  S10: Palau

Ep13 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Palau: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):

 

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Palau, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Two votes, from Ian and Katie (voted out, 2-2 [1-1 on revote; out via firemaking]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 6
VAP: 2
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Jenn Lyon - Pictures
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    Palau intro shot
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    Palau intro shot
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    On the big rowboat, Day 1
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    Listening to Probst describe the opening challenge
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    Almost there...
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    The race begins
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    Just missed immunity
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    Time to pick tribes
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    Ulong and Koror, freshly sorted
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    Pre-challenge lineup, EP1 RC/IC
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    Koror, leading
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    Koror, still leading
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    Koror wins!
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    Taking an unplanned swim
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Ian retrieved Koror's flint box!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Swimming out
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Losing a point to Stephenie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Checking treemail, Ep4
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    Talking about picking a representative
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    Koror wins reward!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Losing a point to Stephenie
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Starting line
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    Koror wins!
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    Discussing the vote
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Koror, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Gregg
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    Enjoying Katie and Coby's puppet show, Ep6
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    Talking about life at Koror
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Untying Ulong's crate
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    Koror wins immunity!
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    Checking treemail with Gregg, Ep7
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    SOS reward feasting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Ready to move the last tile
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Tom/Koror wins!
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    Unhappy that Tom wants the shower used only for drinking water
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Stephenie joins Koror, Ep9
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    Stephenie is a threat, she needs to go quickly
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    Saying goodbye to Joe and Edwin
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Perch-ing
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    Just jumped for cookies
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    Koror, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Coby
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    The losing dark-green team
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    They brought back leftovers!
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    Reading treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Last Gasp-ing
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    Listening to Janu's Exile report
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    Koror, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Caryn
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    Discussing getting the women together to vote Tom, Ep11
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    Accurate!
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    Pre-auction sit-down
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    Really expensive ice cream!
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    Jealous that Gregg is helping Ian bathe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
  • Jenn Lyon S10
    Watching Tom make the winning shot (for Ian)
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    Koror, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Stephenie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Answering questions
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    Freshly picked to go on reward with Gregg (also Katie)
  • Jenn Lyon S10
    Loved ones are here!
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    Thrilled to see her sister
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    Swimming with dolphins
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    Reward feasting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Starting line
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    Working the slide puzzle
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    About to eliminate Gregg on balut
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    Koror, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Gregg
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    Shocked that Gregg is gone, Ep13
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    Ian is unwilling to vote for Tom
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Starting line
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    Heading back to camp, reward-less
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    Talking about a plan B
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    Trying to convince Caryn to do the all-women thing
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    Starting line, Ep13 IC
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    Rearranging her tiles
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    Koror, Ep13 Tribal Council
  • Jenn Lyon S10
    Listening to Tom
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    Ah yes, the traditional Day 37 breakfast, Ep14
  • Jenn Lyon S10
    If Tom doesn't win immunity, he's really out this time
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Final 4 IC
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    Trying to work the grappling hook
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    Watching Tom win
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    Sorry Jenn, it's gotta be you
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    Koror, Final 4 Tribal Council
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    It's a tie!
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    Starting line, fire-making tiebreaker
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    Ian wins, so Jenn is out
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    Snuffed, Day 37 (Episode 14)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Addressing the finalists
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    Reunion show, ready for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Jenn Lyon - Interviews
Survivor 10 logo  S10: Palau

Pre-game interviews

  • EW staff (2/26/05): "Survivor: Palau - Meet Jennifer Lyon"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Jenn Lyon (herself!) at Willamette Week (5/16/06): "Thong of the Wild"

 

Obituaries

  • Archana Ram at EW.com (1/20/10): "Jeff Probst remembers Survivor: Palau contestant Jennifer Lyon"
  • Gina DiNunno at TVGuide.com (1/20/10): "Survivor: Palau's Jennifer Lyon Dies at 37"
Jenn Lyon - Bio
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Official CBS.com Survivor: Palau bio page excerpts (1/26/05):

"Born in Nevada, Jennifer Lyon grew up in Washington and Oregon. She spent one year in Spain as a foreign exchange student and two years in London working as a nanny. While in Oregon, she attended Portland State University for approximately one year. She then attended Western Oregon State College before transferring to Oregon State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food management. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in the school of family consumer sciences at California State University, Northridge.

Lyon continues to work as a nanny in the Los Angeles area and is a photographer part time. She has previously worked as a nutrition counselor, preschool teacher and photographer's assistant. She describes herself as good-natured, easy-going and opinionated. She enjoys hiking, soccer and photography. She is very proud of learning Spanish while participating in the foreign exchange program when she was 18 years old.

Lyon, currently single, resides in Encino, California. Her birth date is February 27, 1972."