Sarge Masters - Survivor: Vanuatu
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 9th place, 10th out - 1st juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly" (Day 24).

Lea 'Sarge' Masters - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 2.07 5.99 0.35 4 7 6 0.64 1.70 - - - 0.99 3.77
Career 2.07 5.99 0.35 4 7 6 0.64 1.70 - - - 0.99 3.77
Sarge Masters - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    By the Numbers - Ep2 RC
    Strung Out - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of seven Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Caller for Lopevi, and finally, Lopevi wins!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates; Lopevi wins reward.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Makes one of only two Lopevi matches (shown); Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Places tiles for Lopevi, which loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now with New Lopevi, Masters dives, and Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Paired with Twila, retrieves the frame; new Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, new Lopevi wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - New Lopevi wins once again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Sits out, and New Lopevi finally loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - While they break a fair number of plates, Lopevi narrowly loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Lopevi wins the last tribal challenge.


    Jumper - Ep8 IC
    Head Hunter - Ep9 RC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % Finish: 44%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not among the challenge leaders (bottom 5/8).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - Wins the first of the two, opening 5-person heats, and refreshed and rested, easily wins the final 4-person competition (1st/10).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 RC: "Head Hunter" - Shockingly, targeted by the women and out immediately (9th/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 IC: "Memory Mosaic" - One of three eliminated in the first round (tie-7th/9).


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

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 44%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Sarge Masters - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Chris, Twila, Scout, Eliza, Julie, Ami, and Leann (voted out, 7-1-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 6
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Sarge Masters - Pictures
  • S9 logo Vanuatu image gallery
Sarge Masters - Interviews
  • S9 logo Vanuatu interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?


    Post-game interviews

    • Beth Perry at (11/15/04): "Lea 'Sarge' Masters"
    • Angel Cohn at (11/17/04): "Survivor's Sarge Discharged"
    • David Bloomberg at (11/23/04): "'I Feel Good About How I Played': An Interview with Survivor's Sarge"
Sarge Masters - Bio
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:


    "Lea 'Sarge' Masters was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended school at the University of Maryland, City Colleges of Chicago and Central Texas University, where he eventually earned a master's degree in chemical engineering. He also he attended the Savannah Barber Institute in Savannah, Georgia. Masters has previously been employed as a department manager of a wholesale store and a manager at a grocery store. He is a trained EMT, a master barber and a deputy sheriff and has credentials in scuba diving, advanced mountaineering/rapelling and is a nuclear weapons specialist.


    Masters enlisted in the US Army in 1986, where he became a cannon crewmember. He then held various jobs ranging from section chief to chief of firing battery (chief of smoke). He is currently a drill sergeant and an officer (NCO). He has traveled all over the world, including Korea, Germany and Greece. He has served in various contingency locations including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and, most recently, Iraq. 


    He describes himself as an All-American family man who considers his greatest accomplishment to be his son, Kris, 18. He says his hero is his mom because she has been through a lot but still managed to raise three fine children throughout it all. He enjoys fishing, watching NASCAR and professional racer Ricky Rudd and bowling. Masters describes his perfect day as waking up at Charlotte Motor Speedway and getting Ricky Rudd ready for the race by test-driving the #21 car around the track at 185 miles per hour.


    Masters says that while he would run throughout Times Square naked to get a $1 million, he wouldn't do anything that involved lethal consequences for the money. If he does win a million, he'd use the money to send his son to college. He describes himself as having a never-quit attitude, adept at getting by on nothing and believes he can be the Sole Survivor because 'I never quit, and I feel if you live by values, then everything else will work itself out.'


    Masters currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife of 20 years, Lupe, and their son. They have one dog, Chow Chow, and two cats, Tigger and Fluffy. His birth date is March 28, 1964."