Cole Medders - Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers

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

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Cole Medders - 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
S35: HvHvH 2.98 5.53 0.54 0 7 3 -0.07 0.00 - - - 0.47 2.98
Career 2.98 5.53 0.54 0 7 3 -0.07 0.00 - - - 0.47 2.98

 

Cole Medders - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

99%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

19%

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.

 

Cole Medders - Challenge record
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Ep9 RC - Hear About It Ladder

Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-12; 3 2nds):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 RC: "Quest for Fire" - Healers hit the beach first, and Healers win! (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 1 IC: "Tracks of My Tears" - Hauls carts for the Healers, and they win again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crossroads" - Dives for puzzle pieces; Healers win again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Rock In a Hard Place" - Tosses sandbags, Healers don't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up" - Now with new Yawa, untangles, hauls the sled; Yawa wins!
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 4 IC: "The Color and the Shape" - Hauls, works the puzzle; Yawa wins again (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 RC: "Head Long Flight" - Shoots the 5 baskets at the end, Yawa doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 5 IC: "Rice Race" - Walks the beam, places the final ball, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 RC: "A-Tension Span" - Carries the ball with Ben, helps pull the boat (2nd*/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Holds the rope, stacks blocks, and Yawa wins (1st/3).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 8 RC: "Air Raid" - Misses his shot, swaps out for Devon (who hits), blue team wins.
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Ep. 9 RC: "Hear About It Ladder" - Climbs the ladder, retrieves a buoy; red team wins.

 

Ten Foot Pole - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 88.3%)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 7 IC: "Will It Go Round" - Ninth to drop out, circa 10 minutes in (4th/12).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 8 IC: "Ten Foot Pole" - Outlasts JP and all the others; Cole wins! (1st/11).
  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Lasts an impressive 20 minutes, but loses to Lauren (2nd/10).

 

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

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 9
2nd place: 3
Played: 12
Win%: 0.88
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 3
Win%: 0.33
Mean% Finish: 88.3%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Cole Medders - Tribal Council record
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Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 2: Decoded the clue and helped dig for the idol, which Joe kept (Day 5).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/3):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Ashley, Ben, Devon, Joe, Lauren, Mike, and Ryan (voted out, 7-[0]-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Heroes v Healers v Hustlers, Ep. 14: Voted for Ben Driebergen (who won, 5-2-1).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 3
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Cole Medders - Pictures
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Healers tribe, questing for fire, Ep1 RC
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    Made it to the beach, trying to light the torch
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    Healers win!
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    Healers tribe meet-and-greet
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    In camp, with Joe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Waiting for Joe to do more hauling
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    Watching the table maze
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    Healers win!
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    Talking about fishing with Jessica, Ep2
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    On the raft
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    Learning about Joe's idol clue
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    Just missed out on the idol
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    Removing the clue from the side of the tree
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    Getting a look at the new Heroes tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Diving for puzzle pieces
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    Healers win!
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    On the raft again, Ep3
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    Telling Jessica about Joe's idol
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    She's super cute!
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    Plotting with Jessica
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    Telling Roark about the idol, and plan to blindside Joe
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    Also telling Desi
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Crossing obstacles
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    Tossing sandbags
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    Watching Joe toss
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    Helping re-stack the blocks
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    Healers don't lose!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep4
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    Picking new buffs
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    Yay, it's red?
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    The new Yawa tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Starting line
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    Getting ready to haul the sled
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    Yawa wins reward!
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    Mmm, food
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    Eating with the new tribemates
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    Chatting while Jessica checks out her advantage
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    Learning about the advantage
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    Cool! I can use this to make people trust me!
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    Telling Ben
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    Telling Lauren (and Ben again)
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    Busted
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Starting line
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    Moving the puzzle pieces
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    Going under the net
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    Getting a look at the new Levu tribe, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Starting line
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    Shooting the final basket (for second place)
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    Having a snack
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    Mmm
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Ben place a ball
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    Placing the winning ball
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    Yawa wins!
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    Talking about needing to eat more, Ep6
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    Flirting with Jessica
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    Starting line, Ep6 RC
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    Racing to the dock
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    Yawa takes second!
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    This seems bad
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    Getting tended to by the in-tribe medical team
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Yawa wins!
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    Talking about keeping the Yawa five together after the merge, Ep7
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    Pre-merge lineup
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    Getting new buffs
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    Cheers!
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    Mmm, salady
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    Talking about the feast
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    Merge feasting
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    Watch out, JP
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Listening to Probst, beatifically
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    Starting line
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    Still going...
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    Watching Desi get her necklace
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    I really could have used that
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    Apologizing to Ben for eating so much
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    Planning stuff with Joe
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    Solewa, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Starting line
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    Shooting (poorly)
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    Blue team wins!
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    Learning about the reward twist
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    Joe decides the eating order
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    Talking about discovering the idol clue
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    And there it is
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    Foiled in his idol retrieval attempt
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    Uh... no?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    So far, so good
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    Cole wins immunity!
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    Phew!
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    Sorry Joe, I don't have an idol
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    Solewa, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ashley
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Red water team, standing by
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    Climbing the ladder
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    Getting a slug from Mike
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    Joe and Mike get to work on the locks
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    Red team wins!
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    Ready for the yacht
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    Seems adequate
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    Yay, food, etc.
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    Reward feasting
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    Amused by the non-winners' mooning of the yacht
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line
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    So far, so good
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    Down to a showdown with Lauren
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    Dang
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    Watching Lauren get the necklace
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    Well, hopefully everybody remembers that Joe annoys them
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    Solewa, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Joe
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    Watching Mike play his idol
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    Thanks, Mike
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    Snuffed, Day 24 (Episode 9)
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    Full jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Listening to the finalists
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    The cleaned-up jury, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Cole Medders - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/27/17): "Cole Medders on an Idol Feint and his Idle Faint"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/27/17): "Cole says Mike also showed fake idol before vote"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/27/17): "Exit Interview #9: Latest Boot Interview - 11/27/17"
Cole Medders - Bio
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Excerpts from his official CBS Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers bio page (8/30/17):

"What's your personal claim to fame? I have climbed the two tallest peaks in the Western Hemisphere—Denali and Acacongua.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? Tommy Coldwell—this man is a professional climber who lost his ring finger and has a family. This man has it all just by pursuing his passions. His motto is "no excuses."

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Weights to work out every day, a giant box of Legos for endless possibilities of fun, and a beach volleyball set because I could destroy everyone at it.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Spencer from Season 28. He came across as a nerd or just a little awkward but he ended up being really dominant in challenges and in the mental/social game and that's how I see myself.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I have the kind of mental fortitude and strength it takes to survive. I have the kind of fearlessness and problem solving skills it takes and I have the smarts. No one will come close to being as well rounded as I am."