Mike Zahalsky - Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers

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

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Mike Zahalsky - 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
S35: HvHvH 1.31 13.28 0.10 3 5 8 0.37 1.17 - - - 0.46 2.48
Career 1.31 13.28 0.10 3 5 8 0.37 1.17 - - - 0.46 2.48

 

Mike Zahalsky - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

21%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

30%

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.

 

Mike Zahalsky - Challenge record
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Ep4 RC - Tangled Up

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-14; 1 2nd; 3 sit-outs):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 RC: "Quest for Fire" - Healers hit the beach first, and Healers win! (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Works the table maze with Desi; Healers win again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crossroads" - Works the puzzle with Desi; Healers win again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Rock In a Hard Place" - Sits out as the Healers don't lose (2nd/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up" - Now with new Yawa, works the puzzle with Jessica; Yawa wins!
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 IC: "The Color and the Shape" - Hauls, works the puzzle; Yawa wins again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 RC: "Head Long Flight" - Slithers to push the ball along, Yawa doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 IC: "Rice Race" - Sits out of a first-place Yawa win (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 RC: "A-Tension Span" - Sits out again, as Yawa finishes second (2nd/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Holds the rope, stacks blocks, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 8 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits the second target, but the red team loses.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 9 RC: "Hear About It Ladder" - Helps Joe unlock the crate; red team wins.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 11 RC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Works the puzzle with Chrissy, but the red team loses.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 13 RC: "The Bottom Line" - Paired with Ryan, unsurprisingly loses.

 

The Game is Afoot - Ep10 RC

Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 45.7%)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7 IC: "Will It Go Round" - Second person to drop out, on the first step (11th/12).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8 IC: "Ten Foot Pole" - Very first person to drop out (11th/11).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Second person to drop out, fairly quickly (9th/10).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 RC: "The Game is Afoot" - Knocks over a block placing his flag, doesn't win (2nd/9).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Lasts over 20 minutes, falls just short again (2nd/9).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 11 IC: "Driving Wheel" - Still transporting letters as the challenge ends (tie-7th/8).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 RC: "Love on the Rocks" - Mike & Bari are among 5 pairs out in first round (tie-3rd/7).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 12 IC: "This Much" - Outlasts all but Devon and Ashley (3rd/7).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13 IC: "Franklin's Tower" - One of 5 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/6).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Might As Well Jump" - One of 4 working on the puzzle as Chrissy wins (tie-2nd/5).

 

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

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
2nd place: 1
Played: 14
Win%: 0.54
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 10
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 45.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Mike Zahalsky - Tribal Council record
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Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (1/1; 2 votes voided)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 5: With Jessica standing watch, finds the Yawa idol (Day 14).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Plays his idol, voiding two votes against him (Day 24).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/8):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Cole Medders (voted out, 7-[0]-1).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10: JP Hilsabeck (voted out, 5-3-1).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: Ashley Nolan (voted out, 5-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • [Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Two votes, from Chrissy and JP; both voided by Mike's idol play.]
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 10: Three votes, from JP, Ryan, and Ben.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 13: One vote, from Ashley.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14, F5 vote: One vote, from Devon (idoled out, [0]-1-1; 2-1 on revote).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Voted for Chrissy Hofbeck (who finished second, 5-2-1).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 1
Votes voided: 2
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 8
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: -
Mike Zahalsky - Pictures
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    Bonus Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Ep1 confessional about being a urologist
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    Healers tribe, questing for fire, Ep1 RC
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    Healers win reward!
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    Healers tribe meet-and-greet
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the table maze, with Desi
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    Healers win!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep4
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    The new Yawa tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Working the puzzle, with Jessica
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    Yawa wins reward!
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    Cheers!
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    Meet-and-eat with the new tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Going under the net
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    Yawa wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Cole shoot the final (second-place) basket
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    Talking about looking for the idol
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    Ah, there it is
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    Showing it to Jessica
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Watching from the sidelines
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Watching from the sidelines, again
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    Tending to a just-fainted Cole
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Yawa wins!
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    Pre-merge lineup, Ep7
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    Merge feasting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Mike is done
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    Solewa tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Hitting a target
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    The losing red team
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Getting recruited by Ben
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    This could be my moment to get off the bottom
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    Solewa, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Watching Joe shoot
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    The winning red team
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    Enjoying the reward yacht
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line
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    Asking Joe to follow his lead
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    Solewa, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Playing his idol
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    Not thrilled to have played his idol unnecessarily, Ep10
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Down to a battle with Lauren
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Showdown with Ashley
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    Solewa, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Working the puzzle, with Chrissy
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Trying to catch up
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    Solewa, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ryan
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    Last Healer standing, Ep12
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    With Bari, talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Still going...
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    Solewa, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Burn baby, burn
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    Ben surveillance failure
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Ready to toss rings
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Working the cog puzzle
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    Solewa, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Great, Ben has another idol
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    The final five
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Cheers!
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    Solewa, F5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ben
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    Oh great, another Ben bomb
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    Fourteenth person voted out and the seventh member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 37 (Episode 14)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Listening to Ashley
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    Live reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Mike Zahalsky - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/21/17): "Devon and Mike: 'My Biggest Change Would Be to Get on Top and Stay There'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/21/17): "Devon Pinto and Mike Zahalsky Look Back on 'The Doc and the Dude'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/21/17): "Dr. Mike says he would change his final vote"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/21/17): "Final 5 Exit Interviews - 12/20/17"
Mike Zahalsky - Bio
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Excerpts from his official CBS Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers bio page (8/30/17):

"Hobbies: Archery, watching Game of Thrones, and fishing.

Pet peeves: Double dipping because I am a germaphobe.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? My wife and my children inspire me to be a better version of myself every day.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A photo of my kids because I love them, a deck of cards to play with, and an extra pair of underwear.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Boston Rob—because he was smart and socially strategic.

What's your reason for being on Survivor? To teach my kids to follow their dreams wherever they take you. When opportunity comes knocking, answer the door.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I've been a fan since Season 1 so I understand how the game has changed. I am smart, I am strategic, and I am social. People will be hugging me as I vote them off."