Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 13th place, sixth out.
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats|
Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-8; 1 sit-out):
Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)
Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played: (0/0)
VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):
VAP - Votes against (6):
Jury votes made (0/0):
Vanuatu intro shot
Vanuatu intro shot
On the boat, pre-arrival, Ep1
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
Watching the Lopevis complete the table maze
Telling JP he's a threat, early Ep2
Waiting as Brady navigates the bar, Ep2 RC
Disbelief at another Lopevi loss
Crashing into Julie & Mia, Ep2 IC
Adventures with Brady
Lopevi listens to Probst, prior to the immunity part of the Ep3 RC/IC
Starting line, immunity leg
Lopevi, Ep3 Tribal
Getting yelled at by Rory, Ep4 IC
Talking John K. into voting with the Fat Five alliance, Ep4
Lopevi, Ep4 Tribal Council
More Ep4 Tribal
Yep, it's an individual game
Whoa, was that an earthquake? Ep5
Newly swapped, getting a front-row seat for the Ep5 RC
Untying the frame (with Ami), Ep5 IC
And now, we wait
Praying with Rory for an outcome they both know isn't coming
Sigh. Snuffed, Day 12 (Episode 5)
From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:
"Travis 'Bubba' Sampson was born and raised in Blountville, Tennessee, where he spent a lot of time working on his grandfather's farm. As a child, Sampson spent a lot of his time with his grandfather, watching wrestling and The Price is Right. He attended Sullivan Central High School, where he played football all four years. He then attended three years of college at Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville. He obtained employment at a sales plant and eagerly pursued a career in wrestling on the side. Sampson was granted a tryout match with the National Championship Wrestling (NCW) in Cornelia, Georgia. NCW became the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) when Sampson began doing shows for the World Championship Wrestling and then with World Wrestling Entertainment. He was known to the wrestling community as 'Romeo Bliss.'
Two years after Sampson was married, he decided to retire from wrestling to make his family his priority. In 2002, Sampson attended Walter State Police Academy, where he received a certificate of basic law enforcement in officer education. He currently lives in Johnson City, Tennessee, with his wife, Jennifer and their four boys, Aaron, 11; Erick, 8; Trevor, 7 and Gabriel, 2 ½.
Sampson currently works in loss prevention at Wal-Mart and also coaches football at the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club. He describes himself as aggressive, persistent and outspoken and enjoys critiquing other people's flaws, showing off when weight training and playing video games. He says his proudest accomplishment is his four sons. His wife is his hero because she went through 38 months of pain to bring them all into this world. He is a member of the NRA, Civil War Historical Society and Police Benevolent Association and is very active with his church.
Travis believes he will bring his leadership, aggressiveness and inventiveness to Survivor: Vanuatu, and his primary reason for participating is to live a life that isn't so ordinary. He believes that he could be the Sole Survivor because he has 'learned how to adapt to different people and different situations. I can schmooze anybody, become their best friend then take their butt…and vote them off.'
Sampson's birth date is February 19, 1971."