Brendan Synnott - Survivor: Tocantins

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 9th place, 8th out - 1st juror.
  • Sent to Exile Island three times (5 days total).
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "The Biggest Fraud in the Game" (Day 24).

Brendan Synnott on social media: facebook

Brendan Synnott - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S18: Tocantins 1.19 3.99 0.30 2 4 3 0.61 2.33 - - - 0.91 3.53
Career 1.19 3.99 0.30 2 4 3 0.61 2.33 - - - 0.91 3.53
Brendan Synnott - Challenge record
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Sandstone Shootout - Ep6 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-11):

  • Tocantins Ep. 1 RC/IC: "A River, Run Through It" - Collects planks, then works the table maze with Erinn, and Timbira wins.
  • Tocantins Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Beach Brawl" - Scores no points in two matches, and eventually, Timbira loses (3-2).
  • Tocantins Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Paired with Jerry, Timbira doesn't even come close to winning.
  • Tocantins Ep. 3 IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates and guides the puzzle, but Timbira loses again.
  • Tocantins Ep. 4 RC: "Shoulder the Load" - Drops his weight as he gets to 220 pounds, and Timbira loses again.
  • Tocantins Ep. 4 IC: "Try Any Angle" - Retrieves two puzzle pieces, and Timbira wins on the word puzzle.
  • Tocantins Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness As Usual" - Puller (with Coach), but Timbira returns to its losing ways.
  • Tocantins Ep. 5 IC: "Water Mortar!" - Scores Timbira's first two points, then thanks to Tyson, Timbira wins (5-4).
  • Tocantins Ep. 6 RC: "When Pigs Fly" - Interior thrower, and Timbira wins (14-13).
  • Tocantins Ep. 6 IC: "Sandstone Shootout"- With Erinn, part of the puzzle team, and Timbira wins.
  • Tocantins Ep. 8 RC "Rock Block" - His throw eliminates the white team, gives him ( JT & Debbie) the team win, and a whitewater rafting trip.

 

Get a Grip - Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 59.4%)

  • Tocantins Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - Third person to drop out (8th/10).
  • Tocantins Ep. 8 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Third in the first round, finishes a close second in the finals (2nd/9).

 

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

  • Tocantins: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
Played: 11
Win%: 0.55
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 59.4%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Brendan Synnott - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (1/0)

  • Tocantins, Ep. 3: Using the second clue, quickly finds Timbira's idol, but never plays it (Day 9).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Tocantins, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Stephen, Taj, Coach, and Debbie (voted out, 4-3-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Tocantins, Ep. 13: Voted for J.T. Thomas (who won, 7-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 3
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Brendan Synnott - Pictures
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    Tocantins intro shot
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    Tocantins intro shot
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    Day 1, on the truck
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    On the truck with Timbira
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    Day 1, fresh off the truck
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    With Timbira, listening to Probst
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    Watching the Timbiras 'vote out' Sierra
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    Learning what the vote thing was actually about
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    Timbira, heading off to camp
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    Mid-hike, forming a Day 1 Strong Guys alliance with Coach
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    Not totally buying Coach, but whatever
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Retrieving planks from the river
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    Starting work on the stair puzzle
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    Watching the placing of the planks
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    With Erinn, starting on the table maze
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    Timbira wins immunity and reward!
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    Accepting the flint and idol
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    Ep2, learning about Sierra's idol clue
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    Excited about searching for an idol
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    Digging for the second clue, just got busted by Debbie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Debbie volunteers to sit out
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    Challenge lost... AND exiled. Yay.
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    Heading to Exile Island with Taj
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    Liking the opportunity to bond with Taj
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    Just got an idol clue
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    Reading the clue in private
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    Sharing the clue with Taj
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    Timbira, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Candace
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    Sounds like a plan, Jerry. Early Ep3.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Listening to Probst.
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    More listening to Probst.
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    Starting line
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    At the end of the slow-moving Timbira centipede.
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    Heading back to Exile again (with Taj)
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    Opening urns again
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    Taj shares her clue
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    Elaborating on the cross-tribal alliance plans
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    Cross-tribal alliance officially formed
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC.
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    Ha ha, not likely Jalapao is getting that idol back. Ha ha.
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    Starting line.
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    Rolling a crate with Debbie
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    Rolling another crate with Jerry
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    Discussing the staircase puzzle
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    Trying to lift the last piece
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    And Jalapao wins immunity.
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    Taking the few minutes left before Tribal to go look for the idol
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    Success!
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    Timbira, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst about leadership
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    Timbira re-discusses leadership, early Ep4
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    About to head to the RC - 'Whoops! I forgot to tell Sierra about the exile plan! I hope it doesn't come up.'
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Timbira, excited at the prospect of a camp raid
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    Ep4 RC, getting loaded
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    ...and done, at 220 lbs.
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    Hoping Debbie can hold on
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    Watching Taj and Sierra leave for Exile
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    Joe and JT arrive to raid Timbira's camp
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep4 IC
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    Starting line
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    Timbira gets to work on the puzzle
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    Almost there...
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    Timbira wins immunity!
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    Receiving the idol
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    Talking to Sierra, early Ep5
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    Phew, finally got to give Sierra an update
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    Correction: *was* inside treemail. Now I have it.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Oh great, someone gets exiled after this again?
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    Yay, Tyson scored!
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    Hooray, headed back to Exile again, albeit with Stephen
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    Welcome to Exile Island, Stephen!
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    We have both idols? Let's skip the urns, then.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Ready to go, matched up with Taj
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    Brendan scores Timbira's first point!
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    Giving Probst JT's half-tooth
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    Timbira wins immunity!
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    Victory (plus the idol) is Timbira's
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    Timbira debates bean preparation, early Ep6
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    One of those Coach moments
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Setting up barriers for the other tribe
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    Tossing pigs
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    Timbira wins reward!
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    Watching Erinn and Joe leave for Exile
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    Wow, getting rewards is much more fun than going to Exile Island!
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    Relaxing in the water with Timbira
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Ready to go, Ep6 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Erinn
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    More puzzling
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    Timbira wins!
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    Making fun of Coach, early Ep7
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    Reading the merge treemail
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    With Debbie and JT, learning they've officially merged
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    Cheers!
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    Talking about keeping the Exile Alliance under wraps for a while
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Liking the sound of individual immunity
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    Merge IC, now underway
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    Still holding on, barely
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    Probst is in camp? That's never good.
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    Learning Joe has been removed
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    Not believing Coach's captured-by-Amazon-natives story, early Ep8
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Black team, ready to go
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    We're throwing underhand and breaking tiles! None of us have ever done this before!
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    The end is nigh
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    Just exiled Stephen again. Woo!
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    White-water rafting with JT and Debbie, Ep8 reward
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    Trying to lure in JT
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    Telling Sierra about his plans for an alliance with JT
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    Finally re-connecting with Taj, six days post-merge
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Almost to the second round, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line, second round
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    With the other non-winners, post-Ep8 IC
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    Trying to sell JT and Stephen on an alliance
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Forza, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Stephen
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    *I* have an idol, Jeff!
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    This vote is not going the way it was supposed to
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    First member of the jury...
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    Saying goodbye, mid-snuff.
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    Jury debut, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Full jury, final Tribal Council
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    Listening to Stephen's opening statement
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    Asking the Final Two a question
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    At the reunion show, waiting for the final vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Brendan Synnott - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/4/09): "Brendan Synnott: 'I want to win; when I play games, I love to win'"
  • Jeff Probst's Tocantins pre-season cast assessment.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (4/17/09): "Brendan giving away 50,000 burritos, but only until 'amusing,' 'harmless' Coach voted out"
  • Tim Molloy at TVGuide.com (4/17/09): "Brendan Synnott: Ex-Teammate Not 'Grounded In Reality'"
  • John Bracchitta at Reality TV World (4/17/09): "Brendan Synnott talks about his time on Survivor: Tocantins"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (4/20/09): "Castaway Interview: Brendan Synnott"

 

Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling these links.

Brendan Synnott - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: Tocantins cast bio page:

"Brendan Synnott is all about playing the game. Whether it is in front of a classroom teaching entrepreneurial success or taking part in outdoor extreme adventures, he knows how to read the odds.

Raised by a single mom in Connecticut, Brendan pulled himself up by the bootstraps to be the co-founder and CEO of Bear Naked, a natural food brand that was recently acquired by a major corporation. Despite his financial success, he is not all about the money.

Success to him, however, is about more than simply creating, building and selling a thriving business; it's about hard work, passion, fun and surrounding yourself with the best people. 

Synnott has always wanted to combine his love of the outdoors with his skills as a leader. In school, he played both football and baseball, and still stays active as much as possible. He loves to compete and says it's a driving force, even in business. It will especially be a driving force on Survivor.

Brendan is single and currently resides in Vail, Colo. His birth date is Sept. 28."