Boston Rob Mariano - Survivor: Marquesas, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Redemption Island
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Seasons: 4 | Days: 117 | Wins: 1 | Final Two: 1 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Marquesas (2002) - 10th place, seventh person out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "True Lies" (Day 21).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - Second place, lost jury vote

  • Received three jury votes to finish 2nd (4-3), in Episode 15, "The Sole Surviving All-Star" (Day 39).

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) - 13th place, 8th person out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "I'm Not a Good Villain" (Day 18).

Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) - Winner, 8-1-0.

  • Received eight jury votes, to win (8-1-0), in Episode 14, "Seems Like a No-Brainer" (Day 39).
Boston Rob Mariano - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S4: Marquesas 0.25 3.85 0.06 4 8 5 0.76 1.87 - - - 0.82 2.12
S8: All-Stars 7.07 12.81 0.55 8 1 8 1.00 5.60 3 7 0.43 1.98 15.24
S20: Heroes vs. Villains 2.80 3.43 0.82 1 5 3 0.27 1.04 - - - 1.09 3.84
S22: Redemption Island 4.64 11.02 0.42 12 6 13 0.92 2.58 8 9 0.89 2.23 12.56
Career 14.76 31.11 0.48 25 20 29 0.86 4.02 11 16 0.69 2.02 8.75
Boston Rob Mariano - Challenge record
Survivor: Marquesas - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-10; 2 sit-outs):

  • Marquesas Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Outrigger Fire Quest" - Maraamu loses.
  • Marquesas Ep. 2 RC: "Do or Dive" - Maraamu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 2 IC: "Marquesan Menu" - Rob meets his nemesis, fafaru; Maraamu loses its third straight.
  • Marquesas Ep. 3 RC: "Raft Rescue" - Four-peat! Maraamu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 3 IC: "Coconut Maze Race" - A fifth straight loss for the hapless Maraamus.
  • Marquesas Ep. 4 IC: "Life's a Tapestry" - Now switched to new Rotu; sits out as Rotu wins.
  • Marquesas Ep. 5 RC: "Tiki Towers" - Rob sits out again, and somehow, Rotu finally loses a challenge.
  • Marquesas Ep. 5 IC: "Distress Signal" - Rotu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 6 RC: "Jungle Relay" - Rob runs first two legs, but thanks to a bunch of rules, Rotu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 6 IC: "Maze" - Rob leads the charge as Rotu finally wins, 5-2.


Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 70%)

  • Marquesas Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Legs" - Rob screws around, trying to splash, becomes seventh person out (4th/10).


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

  • None.


Survivor: All-Stars
Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
Float Your Boat - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (10.5*-for-14):

  • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Chapera wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Chapera does not win, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Thanks to Rob's boat-flipping idea, Chapera wins again (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Rob's designs = another Chapera win (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Makes two matches, and Chapera wins again (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - First to start the puzzle, but Chapera totally blows it (3rd/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwrecked Raft Rescue" - Chapera finishes second, picks Rupert, Jenna from Saboga (2nd*/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Battles Kathy for the winning flag, Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Chapera loses Sue to a quit, then loses the challenge.
  • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Chapera wins again.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Beats Jerri, then Kathy for the final point; Chapera wins again, 5-3.
  • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Chapera wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - Switched to Mogo Mogo, which promptly wins.
  • All-Stars Ep. 11 RC: "Big Bad O' Course" - Leads the winning team, with Amber, Alicia, and Shii Ann.

*Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as a half-win.


Individual challenge record (5-for-10): (Mean % finish: 79.8%)

  • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Rupert (2nd/9).
  • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - Makes the final round for men, passes Lex to win (1st/4).
  • All-Stars Ep. 11 IC: "Big Bad O' Course" - Wins the individual immunity portion fairly easily (1st/4).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 RC: "Face Off" - Fifth person eliminated (3rd/7).
  • All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Fifth person out, swatting a bug (3rd/7).
  • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Rob's brother out in final round (2nd/6; not counted)].
  • All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: "Fire and Rain" - First to make fire, but runs out of matches, does not win (6th/6).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: "Second Chance" - Makes it to the final round, and wins vs. Amber. Gives her a car. (1st/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: "Survivor Scramble" - Rob is second to 17 tribe names, passes Amber, wins (1st/5).
  • All-Stars Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Obstacle Puzzle Maze" - Gets seven of eight rungs, but behind Amber & Rupert (3rd/4).
  • All-Stars Ep. 15 F3 IC: "Hand On a Hard Idol" - Against Amber and Jenna, Rob wins one last time (1st/3).


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

  • None.


Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 RC/IC
Sumo'an Mud - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-10):

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Tyson, loses the winning point to James; Villains lose (3-2).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.1 IC: "Lock & Load, Light" - Works the puzzle, erasing a deficit, and the Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates with Danielle, places final piece; Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.3 RC/IC: "Sumo'an Mud" - Beaten by Colby, Villains lose big (8-0).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.4 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Doesn't get a chance to compete, as the Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.4 IC: "Roll With It" - Gets rolled in the sphere & directs the table maze, and Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.5 RC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Scores no points, but Villains win again.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.5 IC: "Blind Cube Crisis" - Paired with Courtney, Villains win on the puzzle.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.7 RC: "Basket Brawl" - Scores no points as Colby and Candice dominate, Villains lose.
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep.7 IC: "Caught in the Web" - Blows the puzzle with Sandra, Villains lose.


Individual challenge record (2-for-2): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Beats out Tyson for the immunity win (1st/9).
  • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 6 RC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Beats Candice to win reward for the Villains (1st/2).


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

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.


Survivor: Redemption Island
Smoko - Ep5 RC/IC
Crash Course - Ep7 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7)

  • Redemption Island Ep.1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Competes, and Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Retriever for Ometepe, and again, Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - Ometepe 'wins' (Zapatera throws the challenge).
  • Redemption Island Ep.4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - Uses the crowbar, chops logs, but Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep.5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Caller, does the final puzzle stage, Ometepe wins.
  • Redemption Island Ep.6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls"- Catches one ball (to Grant's four), Ometepe wins, 5-0.
  • Redemption Island Ep.7 RC/IC: "Crash Course" - Thanks again to Grant, Ometepe wins.


Step On It - Ep12 IC
Meso Maze - Final 4 IC

Individual challenge record (4-for-10): (Mean % finish: 75.2%)

  • Redemption Island Ep.8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Seventh out, in the two-ball phase (6th/12).
  • Redemption Island Ep.9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Eliminated in the second round, just behind David (4th/11).
  • Redemption Island Ep.9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - First person to drop out (8th/10).
  • Redemption Island Ep.10 IC: "Mayan Pizza"- Given two puzzles, Rob sweeps both, wins immunity (1st/9).
  • Redemption Island Ep.11 (F8) IC: "Log Jam" - Has to beat Grant in first round, fails (tie-5th/8).
  • Redemption Island Ep.11 (F7) IC: "Memory" - Remembers at least 6 tiles, and Rob wins (1st/7).
  • Redemption Island Ep.12 IC: "Step On It"- "Literally carrying his family on his back," Rob wins (1st/6).
  • Redemption Island Ep.13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Finishes just behind Ashley (2nd/5).
  • Redemption Island Ep.14 (F5) IC: "A Numbers Game" - Finishes just behind the pesky Ashley again (2nd/5).
  • Redemption Island Ep.14 (F4) IC: "Meso Maze" - For one last time, Rob wins (1st/4).


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

  • Redemption Island: None.


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 21.5*
    Played: 41
    Win%: 0.52
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 11
    Played: 23
    Win%: 0.48
    Mean% Finish: 79.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Boston Rob Mariano - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Marquesas

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):

  • Marquesas, Ep. 1: Peter Harkey (voted out, 5-2-1).
  • Marquesas, Ep. 2: Patricia Jackson (voted out, 4-3).
  • Marquesas, Ep. 3: Hunter Ellis (voted out, 4-2).
  • Marquesas, Ep. 5: Gabriel Cade (voted out, 7-1).


VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Marquesas, Ep. 5: One vote, from Gabriel.
  • Marquesas, Ep. 7: Seven votes, from Vecepia, Neleh, Paschal, Robert, Tammy, Zoe, and John (voted out, 7-2-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Marquesas: None.


Survivor: All-Stars

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.


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

  • All-Stars, Ep. 4: Rob Cesternino (voted out, 5-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Lex van den Berghe (voted out, 7-2).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 11: Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien (voted out, 6-2).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 12: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 6-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 13: Shii Ann Huang (voted out, 5-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 14: Big Tom Buchanan (voted out, 4-1).
  • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F4 vote): Rupert Boneham (voted out, 3-1).


VAP - Votes against (1):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F4 vote): One vote, from Rupert.


Jury votes received (3/7):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 15: Received 3 jury votes, from Jenna L., Rupert, and Kathy, to finish second, 4-3.


Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Ep3 Tribal Council
Ep6 Villains Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3: Randy Bailey (voted out, 9-1).


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3: One vote, from Randy.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Parvati, Russell, Jerri, and Danielle (voted out, 4-3-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.


Survivor: Redemption Island
Ep1 Tribal Council
Final Three

Idols held/played (1/1; 1 vote voided):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 4: Rob finds Ometepe's idol, while distracting his tribe with beach games.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Rob plays his idol, canceling out Andrea's single vote against him.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (12/13):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 1: Francesca Hogi (voted out, 4-3-2).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 2: Matt Elrod (voted out, 4-2-[0]).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 8: Matt Elrod (voted out again, 6-5-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F11 vote): Mike Chiesl (voted out, 6-5).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F10 vote): David Murphy (voted out, 6-4).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 10: Julie Wolfe (voted out, 6-3).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Ralph Kiser (voted out, 6-2).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F7 vote): Steve Wright (voted out, 6-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 12: Andrea Boehlke (voted out, 5-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 13: Grant Mattos (voted out, 4-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Andrea Boehlke (voted out again, 4-[0]).


VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F10 vote): Four votes, from Steve, Ralph, Julie, and David.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Two votes, from Steve and Ralph.
  • [Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): One vote, from Andrea. Does not count due to Rob's idol play.]


Jury votes received (8/9):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: Received 8 votes, from Ashley Underwood, Andrea Boehlke, Mike Chiesl, Matt Elrod, Grant Mattos, Steve Wright, Julie Wolfe, and David Murphy, to win, 8-1-0.


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 1
  • Voting record
    VFB: 25
    Tribals: 20
    VAP: 29
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    Received: 11
    Total jurors: 16
Boston Rob Mariano - Pictures
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Boston Rob Mariano - Interviews
Survivor: Marquesas

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews

  • Jane Clayson at CBS's The Early Show (2002): Exit interview (YouTube)


Survivor: All-Stars

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews


Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Pre-game interviews

  • Jeff Probst's Heroes vs. Villains pre-season cast assessment (1/6/10) - YouTube


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (4/2/10): "Ousted Villain admits: 'Russell got the better of me'"
  • Mara Reinstein at (4/2/10): "Survivor's Rob Mariano: Why I Was Voted Off"
  • Gordon Holmes at (4/2/10): "Castaway Interview: 'Boston' Rob Mariano"
  • Eric Goldman at (4/7/10): "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Interview: Boston Rob"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (4/3/10): "Rob Mariano talks Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"


Survivor: Redemption Island

Pre-game interviews

  • Jeff Probst's Redemption Island pre-season cast assessment (1/25/11) - YouTube


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (5/16/11): "Boston Rob talks about lying to his wife, why Grant is so mad at him, and being done with the show forever"
  • Gordon Holmes at (5/16/11): "Winner Interview: 'Boston' Rob Mariano"
  • Patrick Gomez at (5/16/11): "Survivor Winner: Winning Is Better Than $1 Million Prize"
  • (5/16/11): "Survivor Winner Boston Rob Gets His $1M"
  • Kate Stanhope at (5/16/11): "Survivor Winner Boston Rob: 'I'm Happy to Leave With the Way I Played'"


Boston Rob Mariano - Bios
Survivor: Marquesas

From his official CBS Survivor: Marquesas bio page:


"Robert Mariano was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. An avid sportsman, he attended Xaverian Brothers High School where he played on the varsity hockey team and helped his golf team win the state championship in 1991-92. 

He currently works as a foreman for a construction company while also serving as head coach for Boston University's Inline Hockey Team. In 2001, he coached the team to their first League Championship followed by their first National Tournament where they proceeded to defeat the two-time defending national champion Michigan State Spartans in overtime. 

Mariano attended Boston University where he boxed and played rugby. In 1999, Mariano graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He aspires to one day become a doctor. His hobbies include hockey, fishing and playing cards. In 2000, he woke up the day of the Boston Marathon and decided to run it as an unofficial entry with absolutely no training. He stopped along the way to eat burgers and drink beer. He ended up walking the last 13 miles of the race and finished in 6 hours and 20 minutes. He couldn't walk for three days afterwards. 

Robert Mariano currently lives in Canton, Mass., with his cat, Fred. He has one brother, Mike, and one sister, Heather. His birthdate is Dec. 25, 1975."


Survivor: All-Stars

From his official CBS Survivor: All-Stars bio page:


"Since being voted off seventh on Survivor: Marquesas, Robert Mariano has appeared at many charity functions, enjoyed traveling all over the world and acted as a host for the Hawaiian Tropic Model Search Competition last summer in Boston. Two of his most memorable adventures were traveling to Italy last spring with his father and throwing out the first pitch at the Red Sox game last Labor Day when the team hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park. "


Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

From his official CBS Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains bio page (1/6/10):


"Personal Claim To Fame: “My marriage and birth of my child.”
Inspiration in Life: “My family.” 
Previous Finishes: Marquesas: 7th out; All-Stars: Runner-Up
Favorite Past Moment: “Proposing to Amber at the live finale.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Amber Brkich (The Australian Outback, All-Stars)
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “Nobody.”
Why Did He Come Back?: “To win!”"



Survivor: Redemption Island

From his official CBS Survivor: Redemption Island bio page (1/11/11):


"Rob Mariano, more commonly know as "Boston" Rob, returns to Survivor: Redemption Island with one goal in mind: to win. "It's like I have been climbing this mountain for almost ten years now, and I'm not gonna quit until I get to the top." One of Rob's most defining characteristics is his determination. In 2000, he woke up the day of the Boston Marathon and decided to run it as an unofficial entry with absolutely no training and finished.

After growing up in Boston and graduating from Boston University, Rob met his wife, fellow castaway Amber Brkich, during Survivor: All-Stars and proposed to her during the live finale. Rob and Amber are happily married and living in Pensacola, Florida with their two daughters, Lucia Rose and Carina Rose.

Why will Survivor: Redemption Island be different? "I feel like I have done my best every time I played and I have always done what I said I was gonna do. I mean, I played this game three times. A lot has gone wrong every time. I’m hoping that this time I can make something go right.""