Blake Towsley - Survivor: Guatemala

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

  • Survivor 11: Guatemala (2005) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 5, "Crocs, Cowboys and City Slickers" (Day 14).

Blake Towsley on social media: Instagram

Blake Towsley - 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
S11: Guatemala 0.90 1.15 0.78 1 5 2 0.34 1.56 - - - 1.12 2.45
Career 0.90 1.15 0.78 1 5 2 0.34 1.56 - - - 1.12 2.45

 

Blake Towsley - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

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.

 

Blake Towsley - Challenge record
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Web Over Water - Ep2 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-9):

  • Guatemala Ep. 1 RC: "11-Mile Hike" - Gets impaled by a thorny branch, dehydrates, vomits, but after 24 hours, Nakúm wins.
  • Guatemala Ep. 1 IC: "Paddle Battle" - Paddles, then hauls the canoe, but Nakúm loses.
  • Guatemala Ep. 2 RC: "Web Over Water" - Somehow rallies from alleged near-death to compete twice, and beats Brian to snag the winning bag. Nakúm wins, 8-7.
  • Guatemala Ep. 2 IC: "Dragged Through the Mud" - Participates in the tribal stalemate; later, Nakúm wins, 3-0.
  • Guatemala Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Build" - Despite trailing on the blindfolded portion, Nakúm wins.
  • Guatemala Ep. 3 IC: "Holding Court" - Scores 2 of Nakúm's 5 points; Nakúm wins again, 5-3.
  • Guatemala Ep. 4 IC: "Rows and Throws" - Now with New Yaxhá, scores the second point, and Yaxhá wins.
  • Guatemala Ep. 5 RC: "Slave to the Grind" - Turns the crank, rides the cart, and Yaxhá wins a day at the pool.
  • Guatemala Ep. 5 IC: "What's For Launch?" - With Brandon and Amy, makes zero catches, and Yaxhá loses, 5-2.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Guatemala: None.

 

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

  • Guatemala: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
Played: 9
Win%: 0.78
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Blake Towsley - Tribal Council record
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Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Guatemala: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

  • Guatemala, Ep. 1: Jim Lynch (voted out, 8-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Guatemala, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Danni, Gary, Bobby Jon, Amy, and Brian (voted out, 5-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Guatemala: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Blake Towsley - Pictures
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    Guatemala intro shot
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    Guatemala intro shot
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    Nakúm greets Probst, Day 1
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    Listening to Probst
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    Greeting his shiny new tribemate, Bobby Jon
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC
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    Nakúm heads out, Ep1 RC
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    Not enjoying Night 1
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    Day 2, preparing to exit the canoe
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    Greeting Probst: Nakúm wins reward!
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    Not enjoying Day 2 much, either
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    Nakúm heads out to the Ep1 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Launching the canoes
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    Nakúm paddling, trailing
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    Hauling the rope
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    The losing Nakúms
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    Nakúm, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst about being dehydrated
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    I just can't catch my breath
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    Getting tended to by Margaret
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Magically recovering to make a second run and grab the winning bag, Ep2 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Hunched over, listening to Probst
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    Trying to pull Nakum to victory
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    Watching Gary tackle Judd, ensuring Nakum victory
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    Blindfolded, ready to go, Ep3 RC
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    Nakum tries to catch up on the tent puzzle
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    Nakum wins reward!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Watching Danni guard Brianna, Ep3 IC
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    Nakum wins immunity again!
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    Writing down names, Ep4 'reward challenge'
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    Yep, Danni most needs a bite to eat
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    Watching the picnic-goers depart
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    Well, great. One of us is still Nakúm, the rest are Yaxhá.
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    Heading out with New Yaxhá
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    Arriving at the new camp
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    Surprise, Gary and Amy!
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    New tribe meet-and-greet
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    Making an unbreakable pee deal with Bobby Jon
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Throwing stage, watching Brian swap out for Danni
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    Throwing for Yaxhá's second point
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    New Yaxhá wins immunity!
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    Hugs
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    Idoled
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    Watching crocs at sunrise, early Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    More listening to Probst
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    Yaxhá, already collecting the first pair of handles, Ep5 RC
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    Bobby Jon almost has the last set of handles free
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    Turning the winch to raise the cart
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    Almost there...
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    Everybody in! (except Danni)
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    Blowout victory!
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    Hooray, Yaxhá, etc.
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    Returning to a poolside party at camp
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    Cheers!
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    The Yaxhá swim team
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    Golden boy, sleeping through the rainstorm
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    Thrilling Gary with stories of dating older women
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    Thrilling the tribe with stories of frat life
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Just missed a catch
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    Ready for the next one
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    Sigh, Nakúm wins
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    Someone's getting voted out tonight
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    Yaxhá, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Golden boy!
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    Seeing a lot of Blake votes
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    Fifth person voted out...
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    Snuffed, Day 14 (Episode 5)
Blake Towsley - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rene Syler at the CBS Early Show (video, 10/14/05): "Survivor Castoff Talks"
  • Tatiana Morales at CBSNews.com (10/14/05): "Blake Golden Boy No More?"
  • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (10/20/05): "Was Survivor's Blake A Big Boob?"
Blake Towsley - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: Guatemala cast bio page:

"Blake Towsley was born in San Francisco and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied in Oxford, England for one summer. He eventually moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University, where he double-majored in finance and political science. He currently makes his living as a commercial real estate broker and model.

Towsley describes himself as romantic, driven and gutsy. His three favorite activities are skydiving, hunting and kissing (not necessarily in that order). He says he's been president of every organization that he has been a part of and considers Lance Armstrong his hero because "the drive of that man is incredible. I like people that get off their butt and make their dreams happen."

Towsley says he has what it takes to become the Sole Survivor because "I am so competitive it's ridiculous. While I am not the kind of person to scheme and backstab, I am less of the kind of person to accept second place. Survivor would be a true test of moral fiber and personal character, something I will find more challenging than any stunt."

In his spare time, Towsley likes hanging out with friends, cooking, watching NASCAR and hunting for quail. His birth date is May 5, 1981."