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Best MPF, indiv. challenges - career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: January 9, 2021

Mean % finish, career - Joe Anglim-S30, S31

 

Joe Anglim

S30, S31, S38

84.5%

 

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MPF - Season

MPF, career leaders (min. 2 challenges in 2 seasons)
Rank Contestant Season MPF ChA
1 Joe Anglim, Worlds Apart, Cambodia Joe Anglim S30, S31, S38 84.5% 14
2 Lex van den Berghe, Africa, All-Stars Lex van den Berghe S3, S8 83.6% 13
3 Ozzy Lusth, S13, S16, S23, S34 Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 79.3% 19
4 Boston Rob Mariano, S4, S8, S20, S22, S40 Boston Rob Mariano S4, S8, S20, S22, S40 76.3% 24
5 J.T. Thomas, S18, S20, S34 J.T. Thomas S18, S20, S34 75.5% 12
6 Kim Spradlin, S24, S40 Kim Spradlin S24, S40 74.0% 18
7 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur, Cambodia Keith Nale S29, S31 72.5% 24
8 Natalie Anderson, S29, S40 Natalie Anderson S29, S40 72.1% 16
9 Candice Woodcock Cody, Cook Islands, HvsV, BvsW Candice Cody S13, S20, S27 69.8% 7
10 Malcolm Freberg, S25, S26, S34 Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 68.7% 15
11 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27, S40 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27, S40 68.4% 18
12 Brenda Lowe, Nicaragua, Caramoan Brenda Lowe S21, S26 67.7% 12
13 Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan, Cambodia Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 67.0% 22
14 Rupert Boneham, Pearl Islands, All-Stars, HvsV, BvsW Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 66.9% 19
15 Sophie Clarke, S23, S40 Sophie Clarke S23, S40 66.5% 15
16 Russell Hantz, Samoa, HvsV, Redemption Island Russell Hantz S19, S20, S22 66.3% 18
17 David Wright, S33, S38 David Wright S33, S38 66.2% 16
18 Nick Wilson, S37, S40 Nick Wilson S37, S40 65.8% 19
19 Gervase Peterson, Borneo, BvsW Gervase Peterson S1, S27 65.8% 16
20 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo, Cambodia Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 65.5% 17
21 Tony Vlachos, S28, S34, S40 Tony Vlachos S28, S34, S40 64.5% 20
22 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, S4, S8 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4, S8 64.2% 13
23 Laura Morett, Samoa, BvsW Laura Morett S19, S27 64.2% 7
23 Andrea Boehlke, Redemption Island, Caramoan Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 64.0% 20
24 Tai Trang, Kaoh Rong, Game Changers Tai Trang S32, S34 63.9% 21
25 Amanda Kimmel, China, Micronesia, HvsV Amanda Kimmel S15, S16, S20 63.1% 24
26 Eliza Orlins, Vanuatu, Micronesia Eliza Orlins S9, S16 62.9% 13
27 Tasha Fox, Cagayan, Cambodia Tasha Fox S28, S31 62.7% 19
28 Amber Brkich, Australia, All-Stars Amber Mariano S2, S8, S40 61.9% 19
29 Dawn Meehan, South Pacific, Caramoan Dawn Meehan S23, S26 61.5% 14
30 Jerri Manthey, S2, S8, S20 Jerri Manthey S2, S8, S20 61.4% 13
31 Wendell Holland, S36, S40 Wendell Holland S36, S40 61.4% 12
32 Stephenie LaGrossa, Palau, Guatemala, HvsV Stephenie LaGrossa S10, S11, S20 60.9% 14
33 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 60.8% 19
34 Parvati Shallow, Cook Islands, Micronesia, HvsV Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20, S40 60.6% 26
35 Jonathan Penner, S13, S16, S25 Jonathan Penner S13, S16, S25 58.8% 10

Complete through Winners at War. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do we mean by MPF?

 

MPF, or Mean Percent Finish in individual challenges, is a simple measurement of individual challenge proficiency. Someone with a 1.000 MPF has finished first in every individual challenge in which they've competed. Finishing in the middle of the pack every time will net you a score around 50%. And so on down from there.

 

While simply totalling challenge wins is a handy shortcut, we feel this is a more comprehensive measurement of challenge success. Maybe someone is good at standing still, or holding balls aloft, but can't solve a puzzle to save their life. That may be hidden when comparing challenge performance by simply adding up challenges won, or even calculating challenge win percentage. In contrast, MPF includes the challenges the contestant didn't win. So there may be a few surprises. For example, despite Kelly Wiglesworth memorably ending Borneo with a five-challenge win streak, that performance is only the 61st-best overall (!), because she under-performed in several early post-merge challenges (she still makes the career leaderboard, though). We've added MPF totals to all the single-season scoring data, so if you don't see someone you expect here, check that season's complete scores.

 

Career MPF notes: Only 64 contestants meet the minimum requirements of appearing in at least two individual challenges in two or more seasons. (We set the bar this high to avoid instances of someone setting a spectacular mark in their first season, then not affecting their career numbers by getting booted before appearing in an individual challenge their second. Mostly, this just screws over someone like Terry Deitz. Sorry.) The median sits at 64.3%, which is higher than the single-season median of 55%.

 

Glossary of terms

 

  • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges. Essentially how close the contestant comes to winning any random challenge (1.00 is a win; 1/[# of participants] is last place).
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.