David Samson - Survivor: Cagayan
David Samson on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor 28: Cagayan (2014) - 18th place, 1st out.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Hot Girl with a Grudge" (Day 3).

David Samson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 0.00 0.17 0.00 0 4 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - -0.67 0.00
Career 0.00 0.17 0.00 0 4 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - -0.67 0.00
David Samson - Challenge record
  • S28 logo Cagayan challenges

    Draggin' the Dragon - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

    • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pushes the cart for Luzon, which finishes last (3rd/3).


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cagayan: None.


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

    • Cagayan: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
David Samson - Tribal Council record
  • S28 logo Cagayan Tribal

    Ep1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Cagayan: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • Cagayan: None.


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Cagayan, Ep. 1: Four votes, from Spencer, Tasha, J'Tia, and Garrett (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Cagayan: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 1
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
David Samson - Pictures
  • S28 logo Cagayan image gallery
David Samson - Interviews
  • S28 logo Cagayan interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None, apart from the CBS one, embedded below.


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/27/14): "David Samson - J'Tia 'Is the Mayor of Crazytown'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (2/27/14): "Talking with the First Two Players Voted off Survivor: Cagayan"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (3/1/14): "Marlins President David Samson Talks Survivor: Cagayan"
David Samson - Bio
  • S28 logo Cagayan bio

    From his CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Got local government in Miami to contribute over 350 million dollars to a new baseball park during the recession.
    Inspiration in Life: My grandfather, who taught me how to both make money and be charitable.
    Hobbies: Running, watching movies and traveling.
    Pet Peeves: Laziness, entitlement and those who are not charitable.
    3 Words to Describe You: Persistent, witty and aggressive.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? Ambien so I could sleep, lotion/sunblock so I would not burn but tan, and a baseball so I could have a catch.
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Boston Rob. He won the game before others thought it had started.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: Winning! The desire to be extraordinary and doing what all say they could not do.
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: My persistence in getting tasks done and by leading without actually being a leader.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I always win, because people underestimate me.
    Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I consider myself 60% brain, 35% beauty and 5% brawn. While I have been able to accomplish certain athletic feats like being the only Team President to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, those feats are generally more a test of the mind than the body. The very hardest thing to accomplish is to convince your brain to keep going when your body is telling you to stop. I have been able to control my brain to maximize whatever talents I may have both on and off the field.
    Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? I believe Brawn has the best chance because in Survivor, any inkling of a Brain is an automatic target due to the inherent insecurity of Brawn and Beauty."