Ozzy Lusth - Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Micronesia-FvF, Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Game Changers
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Seasons: 4 | Days: 128 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 | Jury: 3

Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - Second place, 5-4-0.

  • Received four jury votes in Episode 15, "This Tribe Will Self-Destruct in 5... 4... 3..." (Day 39).

Survivor: Micronesia-Fans vs. Favorites (2008) - 9th place, 12th person out - second juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "I Promise..." (Day 27).

Survivor: South Pacific (2011) - 4th place, 15th person out - ninth juror.

  • Voted out (voluntarily) in Episode 7, "Trojan Horse" (Day 19).
  • Won duel, returned to the game in Episode 8, "Double Agent" (Day 20).
  • Voted out again in Episode 9, "Cut Throat" (Day 22).
  • Won duel, returned to the game (again) in Episode 14, "Loyalties Will Be Broken" (Day 36).
  • Voted out for the third & final time in Episode 14, "Loyalties Will Be Broken" (Day 38).
  • Cumulative longevity totals: In-game - 23 days; Redemption Island - 15 days.

Survivor: Game Changers (2017) - 12th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "There's a New Sheriff in Town" (Day 24).
Ozzy Lusth - 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 7.82 10.57 0.74 8 1 10 0.80 4.48 4 9 0.44 1.98 14.96
S16: Micronesia-FvF1 0.89 4.80 0.19 7 9 8 0.86 1.88 - - - 1.04 2.77
S23: South Pacific 5.93 8.48 0.70 2 17 8 0.22 0.33 - - - 0.92 6.27
S34: Game Changers 1.10 4.07 0.27 3 7 4 0.71 1.91 - - - 0.98 3.01
Career 15.75 27.93 0.56 20 34 30 0.66 1.96 4 9 0.44 1.67 6.57
Ozzy Lusth - Challenge record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands challenges
    Mayday - Ep4 IC
    Barrel of Monkeys - Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (9.5*-for-14):

    • Cook Islands Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Lock and Load Light" - Aitu finishes second (2nd*/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tow the Line" - Thanks to Ozzy, Aitu "loses" (thrown challenge, 4th/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Steeple Chase" - Now with new Aitu, runs, but eventually Aitu loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Strung Along" - Swims, Aitu wins!
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Mayday" - Swims to rescue Candice, easily outpacing Raro, Aitu wins again..
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Never Tear Us Apart" - Paired with Flica, who is the last Aitu to drop her weight (20 lbs), and eventually, Aitu loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 IC: "United We Stand" - Holds the poles, Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Holds onto a pole for Aitu; Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 RC: "Smash and Grab" - Smashes and grabs, as Aitu wins again.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 IC: "Stairway to Heaven" - With Yul and Candice, gives Aitu a lead on the zipline; Aitu loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 RC: "Barrel of Monkeys" - With Yul, rolls the barrel; Aitu wins!
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 IC: "Depth Charge" - Once again, Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 10 RC: "Make Your Point" - Paired with Becky, and again, Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 10 IC: "South Pacific" - One of Aitu's four swimmers, Aitu wins one last one.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in four-tribe phase of Cook Islands count as a half-win.

     

    Mast Cling On - Ep11 IC
    Compass Ropes - Final 5 IC

    Individual challenge record (6-for-8): (Mean % finish: 88%)

    • Cook Islands Ep. 11 IC:, "Mast Cling On" - Ozzy wins, after Candice drops out at 135 minutes (1st/9).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 12 IC: "Recollection" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 5/8).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 13 RC: "Pass the Bucket" - Teamed with his mom, still manages third place (3rd/7).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 13 IC: "Flotsam & Jetsam" - Ozzy wins! (1st/7).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 14 RC: "Mud Run" - Ozzy wins, almost doubles Parvati's second-place total (45 lbs to 24 lbs; 1st/6).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 14 IC: "Cannonball Run" - Outpaces Yul, and once again, Ozzy wins (1st/6).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 15 F5 IC: "Compass Ropes" - Ozzy wins again (1st/5).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Self-Destruction" - Ozzy wins one last time, after Sundra drops at 2.5 hours (1st/4).

    • RECORD: Ozzy's five consecutive individual challenge win streak (including the Ep14 RC and the last four ICs) in Cook Islands is tied with Kelly Wiglesworth (Borneo) and Bob Crowley (Gabon) for first place all-time.

    • RECORD: Ozzy's five total immunity wins are tied for most in a single season, all-time, with Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback), Tom Westman (Palau), Terry Deitz (Panama-Exile Island), and Mike Holloway (Worlds Apart).

     

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

    • None.
  • S16 logo Micronesia challenges
    Smash and Grab - Ep2 RC/IC
    Diver Down - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-14):

    • Micronesia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Pushes the cart for Malakal, Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" - One of Malakal's tile smashers, and Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Competes, Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - Shoots baskets, but Malakal's four can't hold theirs. Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia Ep. 4 RC: "Diver Down" - Gets 4 of Malakal's 10 coconuts himself, and moves rest to the end; Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 4 IC: "Crosswalk" - One of Malakal's six walkers/necklace retrievers. Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia Ep. 5 RC: "Cat and Mouse" - Now switched to New Malakal, which loses.
    • Micronesia Ep. 5 IC: "A Stone's Throw" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 6 RC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Another Malakal loss.
    • Micronesia Ep. 6 IC: "United We Stand" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 7 RC: "Money Roll" - Finally, Malakal wins one.
    • Micronesia Ep. 7 IC: "What-Er Drag" - Malakal resumes its losing ways.
    • Micronesia Ep. 8 RC/IC: "The Gauntlet" - Malakal loses again.
    • Micronesia Ep. 10 RC: "Bai Bai" - Part of the winning team, with Erik, Jason, and Amanda.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 78%)

    • Micronesia Ep. 1 Individual IC: Does not find Malakal's necklace/idol thing (tie-3rd/10).
    • Micronesia Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Narrowly finishes second to Jason (2nd/10).
    • Micronesia Ep. 10 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Sixth person to drop out (at 1 hour, for donuts; 4th/9).

     

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

    • None.
  • S23 logo South Pacific challenges
    Crate Escape - Ep2 RC/IC
    Family Ties - Ep7 RC/IC

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

    • South Pacific Ep. 1 IC: "Coconut Conundrum" - Chops rope, shoots baskets, but Savaii narrowly loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crate Escape" - Savaii wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Hitching a Ride" - Collects bags and rides the kickboard, Savaii loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Loader, Savaii wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Pig Out" - Savaii can't gnaw as much spit-soaking pork as Upolu, and loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Losing Face" - Wheelbarrow duty with Dawn and Cochran, Savaii wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Family Ties" - Paired with Whitney, throws a fit when Savaii loses.

     

    Coconut Cradle - Ep8 IC
    Teeter Tower - Ep14 F5 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-4): (Mean % finish: 78%)

    • South Pacific Ep. 8 IC: "Coconut Cradle" - Ozzy wins the men-specific necklace (1st/8).
    • South Pacific Ep. 9 F11 IC: "Get Crackin'" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 7/11).
    • South Pacific Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Teeter Tower" - Ozzy wins (1st/5).
    • South Pacific Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Lei of the Land" - Chokes on the puzzle, finishes second (2nd/4).

     

    Jail Break - Ep8 duel
    Get a Grip - Ep14 duel

    Redemption Island duel/ hero challenge record (7-for-7): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • South Pacific Ep. 1 RC: "Thrilogy" - Ozzy beats Coach in the "hero challenge" (1st/2).
    • South Pacific Ep. 8 Duel: "Jail Break" - Ozzy wins, breaks Christine's 5-win streak, re-enters game as planned (1st/2).
    • South Pacific Ep. 10 Duel: "Keep It Up" - Ozzy wins, sends Keith and Jim to the jury (1st/3).
    • South Pacific Ep. 11 Duel: "Offer It Up" - Ozzy wins, sends Dawn and Whitney to the jury (1st/3).
    • South Pacific Ep. 12 Duel: "Puppet Master" - Ozzy wins, narrowly beats Cochran (1st/2).
    • South Pacific Ep. 13 Duel: "Block It Out" - Ozzy wins, beats Edna (1st/2).
    • South Pacific Ep. 14 Duel: "Get a Grip" - Ozzy wins, beats Brandon, re-enters game again (1st/2).

    RECORD: Ozzy's six consecutive duel win streak is tied with Matt Elrod (Redemption Island) for most all-time.

  • S34 logo Game Changers challenges
    Serpent Turf - Ep2 RC/IC
    Unchained Medley - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.0*-for-10):

    • Game Changers Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims for the key, crosses obstacles, and Nuku wins!
    • Game Changers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the giant snake, and Nuku wins again.
    • Game Changers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Austin's EOC" - Crosses obstacles for Tavua, who finish second (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 4 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Retrieves bags, plates a ball on the table maze, and Tavua wins! (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 RC: "Unchained Medley" - Crosses the beam with the bow, and Tavua wins (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 IC: "Box Car Blues" - Slingshots the final four targets for Tavua, which doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 6 IC: "Cargo Salvage" - Now with Nuku, hauls stuff, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 RC: "Dulcimer Stomp" - Places all five balls with the catapult, and Nuku wins.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 IC: "Plunge, Pop, Pull" - Gives Nuku a huge lead diving for buoys, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - With Troyzan, unties and hauls the net for the winning team.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of Game Changers count as half a win.

     

    Keep On Your Toes - Ep8 IC
    Get a Grip - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 72.8%)

    • Game Changers, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Seventh person to drop out (7th/13).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 9 IC: "Get a Grip" - In his third try at this challenge, Ozzy falls just short at 1:35 (2nd/12).

     

    Hero challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 33.3%)

    • Game Changers Ep. 4 RC: "Ram-Ball On" - Carries balls over obstacles well, but Troyzan blows the lead, and Tavua loses (3rd/3). (Officially a hero challenge; scored like a duel, because only two people per tribe competed.)
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 25.5*
    Played: 45
    Win%: 0.56
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 15
    Win%: 0.55
    Mean% Finish: 82%
  • Duels/ hero challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.88
    Mean% Finish: 91.7%
Ozzy Lusth - Tribal Council record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands Tribal
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/10):

     

    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 2: One vote, from Billy.

     

    Jury votes received (4/9):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 15: Received four jury votes, from Parvati Shallow, Nate Gonzalez, Jenny Guzon-Bae, and Rebecca Borman, to finish second, 5-4-0.
  • S16 logo Micronesia Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep4 idol

    Idols held/played: (1/0)

    • Micronesia, Ep. 4: Exiled, follows the series of clues while Kathy rests, digs up the hidden idol (Day 6).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 4: Makes and re-hides a fake hidden idol, which Jason later finds (Day 7).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 10: Voted out, with the real idol safely stored back at camp (Day 27).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/8):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1: Jonny Fairplay (voted out, 9-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 3: Yau-Man Chan (voted out, 6-2-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 5: Joel Anderson (voted out, 6-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Chet Welch (voted out, 5-2).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 7: Tracy Hughes-Wolf (voted out, 5-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 8: Ami Cusack (voted out, 4-1).
    • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Eliza Orlins (voted out, 8-2).

     

    VAP - Votes against (9):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1: One vote, from Fairplay.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 7: One vote, from Tracy.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Two votes, from Eliza and Jason.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 10: Five votes, from Parvati, Cirie, Natalie, Alexis, and Jason (voted out, 5-4).

     

    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 14: Voted for Amanda Kimmel (who lost, 5-3).
  • S23 logo South Pacific Tribal
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • South Pacific: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/8):

     

    VAP - Votes against (17):

    • South Pacific, Ep. 7: Five votes, from Cochran, Whitney, Dawn, Jim, and Keith (voted out, voluntarily, 5-1).
    • South Pacific, Ep. 9 (F11 vote): Nine votes, from Sophie, Coach, Albert, Rick, Brandon, Edna, Cochran, Whitney, and Dawn (voted out again, 9-2).
    • South Pacific, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Three votes, from Sophie, Coach, and Albert (voted out for the third time, 3-1).

    RECORD: Ozzy's three times being voted out in South Pacific is the all-time record for a single season.

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • South Pacific, Ep. 14: Voted for Sophie Clarke (who won, 6-3-0).
  • S34 logo Game Changers Tribal

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Game Changers: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):

     

    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Game Changers, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Brad, Debbie (x2), Sarah, Sierra, Tai, and Troyzan (voted out, 7-4-1-1).

    RECORD: Ozzy's 34 lifetime Votes Against is the all-time record for most career VAP.

     

    Jury votes made (n/1):

    • Game Changers, Ep. 14; Voted for ****.

     

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 20
    Tribals: 30
    VAP: 34
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 1
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 9
Ozzy Lusth - Pictures
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Ozzy Lusth - Interviews
  • S13 logo Cook Islands interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Julie Chen at CBS's The Early Show (12/18/06): "Yul Gets $1M Survivor Check" (YouTube)
    • Staci Krause at IGN.com (12/18/06): "Exclusive Survivor: Cook Islands Interview: Ozzy"
  • S16 logo Micronesia-FvF interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Joe Legge at WDEF News 12 (4/18/08): "Survivor: Micronesia Interview: Ozzy" (YouTube)
    • Christine Seghers at IGN.com (4/22/08): "Survivor: Micronesia Interview - Ozzy"
    • Rhoda Charles at TVGuide.com (4/23/08): "Ozzy: 'I Didn't See It Coming'"
  • S23 logo South Pacific interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (9/12/11): "Pre-Game Interview: Ozzy Lusth"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (9/12/11): "Ozzy on what went wrong with Amanda and whether there will be 'jungle love' this time around"

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/19/11): "Post-Finale Interviews with Sophie, Brandon, Rick, Albert, Coach & Ozzy"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/19/11): "Is Ozzy arrogant? Let's ask him!"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (12/20/11): "Ozzy Lusth talks Survivor: South Pacific"
  • S34 logo Game Changers interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (2/14/17): "Ozzy Lusth Is Wishing and Fishing for the Win"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/20/17): "Ozzy: 'I've Got to Make Sure That I'm Friends with Everybody'"
    • Erin Cebula at ETCanada: "Ozzy Lusth - ETCanada Interview"
    • CBS Game Changers pre-game interview (YouTube)

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (4/20/17): "Ozzy: 'Debbie Is Like a Crazy Cat Lady Without the Cats'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (4/20/17): "Ozzy Lusth Recalls His Hard Fall"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/20/17): "Exit Interviews | Latest Players Voted Out - 4/20/17"

     

    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Ozzy Lusth - Bios
  • S13 logo Cook Islands bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Cook Islands bio page (8/23/06):

     

    "Born in Mexico, Oscar 'Ozzy' Lusth moved 10 times in his teen years to seven U.S. States and Central America while his mother remarried. He attended two years of college at Santa Barbara City College before moving to the Los Angeles area.

     

    Lusth is currently a waiter and was formerly a restaurant manager. He enjoys big wave surfing, skateboarding, sailing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, gymnastics and motorcycle riding. He owns land in Panama and enjoys going there to spearfish. He can dive to 30 feet and can hold his breath under water for three minutes. He is skilled at building traps, forts, shelter and surviving in the wilderness on his own. In the summer of 2005, he camped all the way from Panama to San Diego over the course of five months.

     

    He enjoys reading and writing.

     

    Lusth currently resides in Venice, California with his German Shepard mix, Buddha (who also accompanies him on his board while surfing). His birth date is August 23, 1981."

  • S16 logo Micronesia bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Micronesia bio page (1/3/08):

     

    "Lusth is currently working as a freelance photographer and writer. He enjoys big wave surfing, skateboarding, sailing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, gymnastics and motorcycle riding. He owns land in Panama and enjoys going there to spearfish. He can dive to 30 feet and can hold his breath under water for three minutes. He is skilled at building traps, forts, shelter and surviving in the wilderness on his own. In the summer of 2005, he camped all the way from Panama to San Diego over the course of five months. Over the past year, Lusth has begun to develop a non-profit organization to build skate parks in Mexico."

     

  • S23 logo South Pacific bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page (8/26/11):

     

    "Ozzy Lusth may be a surfer from Venice, Calif. but he takes the game of Survivor seriously. 'I’m here to play in a humble way, but I’m also here to win.' This will be his third time playing Survivor, and he believes the game has made him a stronger person. 'For the last two seasons, I feel it has really changed me for the better. And, I’m looking for this last, this third experience, to really be the end to it all, the redemption.'

     

    In previous seasons, Ozzy dominated in challenges but did not have the best social game and was even voted out of Survivor: Micronesia with an idol in his possession. He has grown a lot since the last time Jeff Probst snuffed his torched and is ready to give the game another shot. 'The last Tribal Council that I went through, the one that voted me off, I’ve got to let that go, but I have to be able to remember and go back and say there were signs.'

     

    Not only has Ozzy matured as a player, but he has also transformed his personal life. Born in Mexico, Ozzy takes pride in his heritage and his community. In 2009, he started the non-profit organization, MexicoSkateProject.org, to help grow the popularity of skateboarding and build skate parks in every town or pueblo in Mexico.

     

     What does he think of Coach, his competition? 'Honestly, I’m actually pretty excited that Coach is here. He can be a polarizing character but I think that he respects the way that I play the game, and I respect the way he plays.'"

     

  • S34 logo Game Changers bio

    Excerpts from his official CBS Game Changers bio page (2/8/17):

     

    "How have you changed since the last time you played? 
    I’m older and wiser. I’ve experienced some major family loss so I’m more “in the moment.”

     

    What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played?
    Patience, listening, and the ability to get along with others.

     

    What, if anything, do you most regret?
    Choking on the final challenge.

     

    How will you play differently this time?
    I will build my original alliance more carefully."

     

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