Sifu Alsup - Survivor 45

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 45 (2023) - 12th place, 7th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 7, "The Thorn in My Thumb" (Day 14).

'Sifu' Alsup on social media: twitter | Instagram

'Sifu' Alsup - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 45 1.04 2.65 0.39 1 6 3 0.24 0.93 - - - 0.64 1.98
Career 1.04 2.65 0.39 1 6 3 0.24 0.93 - - - 0.64 1.98

 

'Sifu' Alsup - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

34%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

26%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

25%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

'Sifu' Alsup - Challenge record
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Ep3 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-8; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 RC: "Barge Simpson" - Unloads crate with Austin, and Reba wins!
  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 IC: "Mud Crutch" - Tosses coconuts, helps on wall, and Reba doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" - Sits out as Reba wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 RC: "Running Down a Dream" - Catches his ball, and Reba takes 2nd (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles the puzzle, and Reba wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.4 IC: "Turn the Cage" - Lands two shots, but Reba loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.5 RC/IC: "Knock One Back" - Collects keys, hits final target, and Reba wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.6 RC/IC: "Super Ramp" - Crosses obstacles, and blue team wins.

 

Get a Grip - Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

  • Survivor 45 Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - Third out on the blue team (4th/6).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 45: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: 2
Played: 8
Win%: 0.63
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 50%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
'Sifu' Alsup - Tribal Council record
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Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 45: None.

 

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

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Survivor 45, Ep. 4: One vote, from Dee.
  • Survivor 45, Ep. 7 (F12 vote): Five votes, from Bruce, Drew, Emily, Kellie, and Kendra (voted out, 5-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 45: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 3
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
'Sifu' Alsup - Pictures
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    Survivor 45 intro shot
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    Survivor 45 intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional, about music
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    Greeting Probst
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    Piling stuff on the table, Ep1 RC
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    Reba wins!
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    Reba tribe meet-and-greet
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    Confessional about idol hunting and spy shacking
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    In his spy shack
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Tossing coconuts
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    Reba takes second place!
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    Listening to Drew's journey story, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Reba takes second place
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Working the block puzzle
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    Reba wins!
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    Post-swap lineup, Ep4 (still Reba)
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Reba trailing
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    The losing Rebas
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    I think they might be coming for Sifu
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    Listening to Probst, Ep4 Tribal
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    So ... who voted for Sifu? Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Reba wins!
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    Just got the merge treemail, Ep6
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    Yay, new tribemates!
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    Everyone at one camp
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    Enjoying his machete and the rain
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    I love the rain!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Blue team, leading
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    Blue team wins!
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    Got the merge buff!
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    Listening to Bruce, Ep6 Tribal
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    Kaleb is safe!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Sifu has gotten a grip
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    The losing blue team
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    Heartbroken that he might miss the jury
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    Blue team, Ep7 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Seventh person voted out, and our final pre-juror
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    Snuffed, Day 14 (Episode 7)
'Sifu' Alsup - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/12/23): "Nicholas 'Sifu' Alsup Carries a Double-Edged Sword of Helping Others"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/13/23): "Survivor 45 | Cast Preview Part 2"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/9/23): "Sifu Alsup goes inside his 'gut-wrenching' pre-jury Survivor 45 ouster"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/9/23): "Nicholas 'Sifu' Alsup Says Leaving His Bag Back at Camp Sealed His Elimination"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/9/23): "Survivor 45 | Exit Interview w/ the 7th + 8th Players Voted Out - Ep 7"
'Sifu' Alsup - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 45 bio excerpts (from Mike Bloom's Parade.com gallery, 9/7/23):

3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, loving and empowering

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? I want to test myself mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I also want to have a massive impact on the world with all the programs and outreach I do, whether it’s for kids I work with, for autism or my mentorship program helping underprivileged kids.

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Being a martial artist my whole life, started Yang-style tai chi when I was six. It’s taught me so much about mental toughness.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? Tony V. I like the ferocity he played with and his reason--to help his family grow and be sustainable. Him and I are equally as crazy!!

What will you value in an alliance partner? Honesty, focus and determination.

Favorite Hobbies: Playing guitar, practicing Tai-chi, cooking (I’m a grill master), and going on dates with my fiancé (we do some cool stuff).

Pet Peeves: Liars and mean people

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Becoming a world champion in Push Hands. Undefeated and recognized worldwide.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I love Dragonball Z!

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My father. He was brave enough to fight for our country in the Vietnam war. He taught me Tai Chi.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? Because I will be undeniably myself. I will be unwavering in my pursuit. I am willing to suffer, I am willing to do whatever it takes. I am the Sole Survivor.