Survivor record holders
Most challenges sat out - career
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: August 27, 2021

The Survivor contestants who sat out the most challenges, career - Sandra Diaz-Twine

Sandra Diaz-Twine, S7, S20, S34, S40

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Sit-outs - Season

Most sit-outs, career
Rank Contestant Season SO ChA
1 Sandra Diaz-Twine, S7, S20, S34 Sandra Diaz-Twine S7, S20, S34, S40 13 63
2 Courtney Yates, S15, S20 Courtney Yates S15, S20 12 38
3 Abi-Maria Gomes, S25, S31 Abi-Maria Gomes S25, S31 8 41
4 Janu Tornell, Palau Janu Tornell S10: Palau 7 18
5 Katie Gallagher, Palau Katie Gallagher S10: Palau 7 25
6 Cirie Fields, S12, S16, S20, S34 Cirie Fields S13, S16, S20, S34 7 73
7 Caryn Groedel, Palau Caryn Groedel S10: Palau 6 23
8 Jenn Lyon, Palau Jenn Lyon S10: Palau 6 24
9 Shii Ann Huang, S5, S8 Shii Ann Huang S5, S8 6 31
10 Corinne Kaplan, S17, S26 Corinne Kaplan S17, S26 6 33
11 Parvati Shallow, S13, S16, S20 Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20 6 78
12 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10: Palau 5 25
13 Big Tom Buchanan, S3, S8 Big Tom Buchanan S3, S8 5 43
14 Danielle DiLorenzo, Panama, HvsV Danielle DiLorenzo S12, S20 5 44

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

SO - Most challenges sat out

Sitting out challenges is a pretty straightforward stat to track: Was the contestant sitting out? Okay, chalk one up to the tally board. Even if the player is just standing around, useless, during a challenge, they're still "competing." For placement, we sorted first by most sit-outs, then by fewest challenge appearances (a.k.a. sit-out opportunities).

There are only a couple of exceptions:

(1) If the contestant is somehow exiled and not even present during a challenge, they don't get charged with a sit-out.

(2) Hero challenges (also duels) in which the contestant does not participate aren't counted, either.

Glossary:
  • SO: Challenges sat out.
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges for which contestants were eligible to compete.