Mitchell Olson - Survivor: The Australian Outback
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 12 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: The Australian Outback (2001) - Fourth out, 13th place.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "The Killing Fields" (Day 12).
Mitchell Olson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S2: Australia 0.39 0.99 0.40 2 4 3 0.60 2.33 - - - 1.00 2.73
Career 0.39 0.99 0.40 2 4 3 0.60 2.33 - - - 1.00 2.73
Mitchell Olson - Challenge record
Survivor: The Australian Outback - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Tucker'd Out - Ep2 IC
True or Falls - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):

  • The Australian Outback Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Bridging the Gap" - Ogakor wins.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 RC: "Butch Cassidy" - Everyone competes, Ogakor wins.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 IC: "Tucker'd Out" - Succeeds against Varner eating grubs, but Ogakor loses.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 RC: "Water Torture" - Loads water onto the holder, Ogakor wins on the tie-breaker.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 IC: "Lock Step" - Runs fine despite his fatigue, but Ogakor loses.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 RC: "Master Mind" - Ogakor loses again.
  • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 IC: "True or Falls" - On the final question, Mitchell believes it's okay to use river rocks to line a fire pit, and so, Ogakor loses its third straight challenge.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • The Australian Outback: None.


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

  • The Australian Outback: None.


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.43
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Mitchell Olson - Tribal Council record
Survivor: The Australian Outback
Ep2 Tribal Council
Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • The Australian Outback: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


Votes against (4):

  • The Australian Outback, Ep. 3: One vote, from Keith.
  • The Australian Outback, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Tina, Colby, and Keith (voted out, 3-3, [2-2 on re-vote, eliminated by the prior vote against, which was the tiebreaker at the time]).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • The Australian Outback: None.


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Mitchell Olson - Pictures
Survivor: The Australian Outback image gallery
Mitchell Olson - Interviews
Survivor: The Australian Outback

Pre-game interviews

  • None found?


Post-game interviews

  • (2/16/01): "Mitchell: 'I Definitely Wanted Out'"
  • KELO TV (2/16/01): "KELO Talks to Survivor, Mitch Olson"
  • SurvivorOz podcast interview (3/27/12): "Mitchell Olson interview"


Mitchell Olson - Bio
Survivor: The Australian Outback

From his official CBS Survivor: The Australian Outback cast bio page:


"Mitchell Olson is an aspiring singer/songwriter who has traveled around the country performing in various stage productions. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music performance from South Dakota State University. He is most proud of having the courage to leave his family and friends behind to move to New York City in pursuit of his career. 


Olson describes himself as witty, outgoing and (with tongue in cheek) downright all-around, completely and totally, without a doubt, sexy. He is 7' tall, which affords him a slightly different perspective on many things. His perfect day goes something like this: wake up with friends there to greet him; avoid long commute to work where more friends are there to greet him; lunch with friends; avoid long commute home to make a timely dash to the clubs with friends. His favorite television show is CBS's The Price Is Right while his favorite motion picture is Adventures In Babysitting. He prefers pop music, insisting that Britney Spears has a crush on him, although he concedes that it may be the other way around. 


Olson is happy to report that his 'List of Things To Do Before I Die' is coming along quite nicely (established when he was 12 years old, he is able to add to the list as he scratches a task off). Being a contestant on CBS's The Price Is Right was Number Two on his list -- he accomplished that in 1998. He gleefully admits that he once tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters (Number Twelve). Olson actually applied for the first installment of Survivor, and now that he's finally made the show, is happy to scratch off Number Sixteen. According to Number Six on the list, Olson is to run for President of the United States as soon as he comes of age. 


Having been raised on a farm in Vermillion, South Dakota, Olson currently resides in Union City, New Jersey, when not traveling with a production. He is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music for Singers/Songwriters. His birth date is March 17."