Brendan Synnott - Survivor: Tocantins
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 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 - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
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
  • S18 logo Tocantins challenges

    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%)

    • 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).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 59%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Brendan Synnott - Tribal Council record
  • S18 logo Tocantins Tribal

    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 Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Brendan Synnott - Pictures
  • S18 logo Tocantins image gallery
Brendan Synnott - Interviews
  • S18 logo Tocantins interviews

    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 (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 (4/20/09): "Castaway Interview: Brendan Synnott"


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

Brendan Synnott - Bio
  • S18 logo Tocantins bio

    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."