Nate Gonzalez - Survivor: Cook Islands
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - 9th place, 12th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Why Would You Trust Me?" (Day 27).

Nate Gonzalez - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S13: Cook Islands 0.47 3.57 0.13 3 5 7 0.41 1.33 - - - 0.55 1.80
Career 0.47 3.57 0.13 3 5 7 0.41 1.33 - - - 0.55 1.80
Nate Gonzalez - Challenge record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands challenges
    Steeple Chase - Ep3 IC
    Never Tear Us Apart - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3.25*-for-14; 3 sit-outs):

    • Cook Islands Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Lock and Load Light" - Hiki finishes last (4th/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tow the Line" - Hiki somehow manages not to finish last (because Ozzy throws the challenge, 3rd*/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Steeple Chase" - Now with new Raro, assists in the final tackle. Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Strung Along" - Competes, and Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Mayday" - Performs the stretcher puzzle/carry part, and Raro loses again.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Never Tear Us Apart" - Paired with Adam, together leading to a Raro win.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 IC: "United We Stand" - Holds poles, but Aitu overcomes an early Raro lead, so Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Pulled off his pole by Yul & Penner, Raro loses again.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 RC: "Smash and Grab" - Forced to sit out by Aitu's kidnapping him, watches Raro lose.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 IC: "Stairway to Heaven" - Does a zipline leg, and miraculously (thanks to Jenny), Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 RC: "Barrel of Monkeys" - With Adam, pushes the Raro's barrel. Barrel floats away, Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 IC: "Depth Charge" - Sits out again, and Raro loses again.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 10 RC: "Make Your Point" - Sits out, watches Raro blow another challenge.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 10 IC: "South Pacific" - Has trouble retrieving the puzzle bag at the farthest Raro station, giving Ozzy a huge lead, and Raro loses again.

    *Note: Third-place finishes in the four-tribe phase of Cook Islands count as a quarter-win.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33%)

    • Cook Islands Ep. 11 IC, "Mast Cling On" - Third person out, drops after 23 minutes (7th/9).


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

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3.25*
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.23
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Nate Gonzalez - Tribal Council record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands Tribal
    Ep10 Tribal Council(s)
    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0

    • Cook Islands: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/7):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 11: Five votes, from Yul, Ozzy, Becky, Sundra, and Penner (voted out, 5-4).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 15: Voted for Ozzy Lusth (who finished second, 5-4-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Nate Gonzalez - Pictures
  • S13 logo Cook Islands image gallery
Nate Gonzalez - Interviews
  • S13 logo Cook Islands interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Staci Krause at (11/27/06): "Exclusive Survivor: Cook Islands interview: Nate"
    • Angel Cohn at (11/30/06): "Survivor's Nate takes on Jonathan, 'Nancy Boy,' and flirty Parvati"
    • Tashi Tagg at TVSA(11/8/07): "Cook Islands Interview: Nate Gonzalez"
Nate Gonzalez - Bio
  • S13 logo Cook Islands bio

    From his Survivor: Cook Islands bio page:


    "Nathan 'Nate' Gonzalez was born in Staten Island, New York, to parents Manny and Jessy. He began playing the violin when he was eight years old. He graduated in 1998 from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego and went on to attend Santa Barbara City College as a theater major. In 2001, he won the Lancaster Speech Tournament and he produced his first CD with his hip-hop group EZTHeI. He continues to play with numerous acoustic and rock bands while incorporating his hip-hop flavor.


    Gonzalez is currently employed as a shoe salesman for a major department store and is a sales representative for a start-up urban clothing line based in New York. He previously worked as a waiter, club promoter and hip-hop artist. He hopes to pursue a career as a musician.


    He enjoys playing basketball, and loves sushi and Chinese food.


    Gonzalez currently resides in Playa del Rey, California. His birth date is July 26, 1980."