Pete Yurkowski - Survivor: Philippines
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Philippines (2012) - 8th place, 11th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Whiners are Weiners" (Day 27).

Pete Yurkowski - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S25: Philippines 1.50 6.36 0.24 2 9 4 0.44 1.08 - - - 0.68 2.58
Career 1.50 6.36 0.24 2 9 4 0.44 1.08 - - - 0.68 2.58
Pete Yurkowski - Challenge record
  • S25 logo Philippines challenges

    Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.0*-for-11)

    • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does rowing stage, Tandang blows the lead, finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauler, does puzzle. Tandang wins! (1st/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Dives, Tandang second (2nd*/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Competes, and Tandang wins. (1st/3).
    • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Wins against Carter, and Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes, Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - On the field as Tandang negotiates surrender.
    • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - One catch shown (against Jeff Kent), Tandang wins.
    • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Part of the losing team (with Skupin, Carter, Artis, Abi-Maria).
    • Philippines Ep. 9 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Pete and his team (Skupin, Lisa, Artis) loses.
    • Philippines Ep. 10 RC: "Snare the Drum" - Pete and his team (Malcolm, Carter, Abi-Maria) wins.

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


    Paddle Out - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 57%)

    • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Second man out (6th/7).
    • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - First to advance to the finals, but blows the puzzle (3rd/10).
    • Philippines Ep. 9 IC: "Paddle Out" - Shown as main competition to Skupin, but lost (2nd/9).
    • Philippines Ep. 10 IC: "Push Your Luck" - One of three people eliminated in first stage (tie-6th/8).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7.0*
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 57%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Pete Yurkowski - Tribal Council record
  • S25 logo Philippines Tribal

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Philippines: None. Although he did play with an idol clue.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Philippines, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Penner and RC.
    • Philippines, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Malcolm, Denise, Carter, and Jeff Kent.
    • Philippines, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Malcolm, Penner, and Carter (voted out, 3-2-[0]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: -
Pete Yurkowski - Pictures
  • S25 logo Philippines image gallery
Pete Yurkowski - Interviews
  • S25 logo Philippines interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/26/12): "Survivor Exit Interview with Pete Yurkowski"
    • Gordon Holmes at (11/26/12): "Survivor: Philippines Castaway Pete: Abi Is a ‘Brazilian Time Bomb’"
    • Steve Helling at (11/27/12): "Pete Yurkowski: I Fumbled the Game"
    • Daniel Fienberg at (11/28/12): "Pete Yurkowski talks Survivor: Philippines"
Pete Yurkowski - Bio
  • S25 logo Philippines bio

    Excerpts from his Survivor: Philippines bio page (8/24/12):


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating with an engineering degree and putting it on the back burner. Gotta' do what you love.
    Hobbies: Going to bars and meeting girls, going to the gym and making beats.
    Pet Peeves: Stupid people definitely sit at number one. But, here goes the list: ditsy girls, girls that wear tiaras to bars on their birthdays, meat heads, people that are happy all the time, people that beat around the bush, bad ideas, traffic circles, buildings that are structurally unsound and escalators – especially when they don’t work.
    3 Words to Describe You: Crazy, funny, manipulative and intelligent.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
    1) My stuffed pillow pet turtle named Hambone. He is coming because Hambone goes where I go. He will be an icon for the show. Plus, how can girls not melt when they find out that one of the things I brought was a stuffed animal. 
    2) A bottle of rum.
    3) Ukrainian Flag… Grandpa would be proud. 
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Russell Hantz, because he manipulated everyone and was a boss the entire time. Puppet mastery is the name of the game.  
    Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to be the alpha male. This show is predominately about who is the leader of the pack and that’s me. I’ve been busy with school and graduation but now that’s all over. It’s my time to dominate this game and win it. Plus, I want a million dollars. 
    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I’m strong, I’m agile, I have excellent balance, I’m intelligent, I can empower you through the use of speech, I can strategize like Napoleon and I’m a leader. 
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I take charge of situations and am willing to put my reputation on the line to manipulate and make it to the end. I am not on the island to make friends. I want to win. I have the athletic and intellectual means to conquer anything and anyone you throw at me."


    From his pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

    "Wait, I didn't know Taylor Lautner was playing Survivor this season! But the Twilightlookalike has a plan for how to deal with returning players. 'You have to use them to the merge,' says Team Jacob. 'Learn what you can from them as fast as you can and then get rid of them. Because if you keep them around, they win fan favorite. I want $100,000!'"