Davie Rickenbacker - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - 6th place, 15th out - 8th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" (Day 36).

Davie Rickenbacker - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S37: David vs. Goliath 3.10 11.75 0.26 5 5 10 0.49 1.56 - - - 0.76 4.66
Career 3.10 11.75 0.26 5 5 10 0.49 1.56 - - - 0.76 4.66
Davie Rickenbacker - Challenge record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath challenges

    Ep11 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5.5*-for-13; 1 2nd):

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Crosses the obstacles and hauls tiles, but the Davids lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Paddles out to retrieve the bags, but the Davids lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Untangles ropes, hauls the sled, and finally, Davids win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Blindfolded, moves the cart with Alec, but Vuku loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - Helps knock down, then gather sandbags; Vuku wins (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses obstacles, and Vuku wins again (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Helps carry the coconuts, lands Vuku's only two rings; Vuku loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer, Vuku doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds his weight the full time, but the purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Crosses obstacles, yells distracting numbers; orange team wins.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 RC: "Back in Slack" - Crosses the line, lands the second rung, but the purple team loses.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 RC: "Beastie Buoys" - Lands three of the team's five baskets, and the orange team wins.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 RC: "Ringo Starz" - With Mike, lands his balls, but Mike doesn't. Team loses.

    *Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of the game count as half a win.


    Word Forward - Ep11 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-9): (Mean % finish: 60.0%)

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Out during the transition to the other hand (7th/13).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Fourth person to drop their buoy, fairly quickly (9th/12).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 IC: "Roll Away the Dew" - Not yet to the table maze as Alec wins (tie-7th/11).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Second to drop out, fairly quickly (6th/10).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 IC: "Word Forward" - Leaps into action after Carl is wrong, and Davie wins! (1st/9).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 IC: "A Hand Out" - Lasts well into the third stage, but final person to drop out (2nd/8).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 RC: "Pole Dancing" - First to throw, and after a showdown with Nick, Davie wins! (1st/7).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 IC: "Rollerball" - Lasts to the two-ball stage, but 3rd person to drop out (5th/7).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Step Brothers" - Second to the final puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/6).


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

    • David vs. Goliath: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.22
    Mean% Finish: 60.0%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Davie Rickenbacker - Tribal Council record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath Tribal

    Ep2 idol

    Idols held/played (2/2; 9 votes voided):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 2: Finds the Davids' idol, thanks to the attached string (Day 4).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 8: Plays his idol for Christian, voiding seven votes and saving him (Day 22).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 13: Finds a clue, then a single-use idol; opts not to play an idol-extending game (Day 34).
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 13: Plays his idol for himself, voiding two votes, but Christian is booted (Day 34).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/10):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 4: One vote, from Kara.
    • [David vs. Goliath, Ep. 13: Two votes, from Alison and Mike, both voided by Davie's idol.]
    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Four votes, from Alison, Angelina, Kara, and Mike (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Voted for Nick Wilson, who won, 7-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 2
    Played: 2
    Votes voided: 9
  • Voting record
    VFB: 5
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Davie Rickenbacker - Pictures
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath image gallery
Davie Rickenbacker - Interviews
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/20/18): "Alison and Davie on Fake Idols, Dragon Ball Z, and the Importance of a Good Season"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/20/18): "Davie reveals hidden meaning behind Tribal Council speech"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/20/18): "Alison Raybould and Davie Rickenbacker on the Brain and the 'Blerd'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/20/18): "Exit Interviews | Final Six from David vs. Goliath - 12/20/18"
Davie Rickenbacker - Bio
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath bio

    Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):


    "Pet peeves: I don't like people making decisions for me, especially without asking my opinion. Never expect a free ride with me if I see you being complacent. I will push you to get up and show initiative. There's nothing that bothers me more than a lazy person who acts privileged around those who've had to work for things their entire life. Oh, and calling me Dave or David instead of Davie, my momma named me that!


    What's your personal claim to fame? My online presence. I've always prided myself on my social media presence via various platforms. I wear my pages on my sleeve so to say that anything a person wants to know about me they can find on my multiple accounts. I've been proclaimed "the social media guru" among my closest friends because I know every trick and trinket to the game. Examples: Posting at peak hours to maximize the amount of "likes" you receive, guaranteed responses from females via Direct Messages (how to slide into them DMs), not to mention providing Grade A entertainment via video stories regularly. I've often also been told that my Instagram/Twitter/Facebook is "my favorite" from friends and even been called by my Instagram handle in public quite frequently (@iHateDavie) by strangers. Social media is also the reason I became employed with the top agency in the world for Public Health. I can say with confidence that it is my expertise and claim to fame undeniably.


    If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?  My harmonica. I believe in therapy and relaxation and making my own music will do just that. When I am stressed in the game, I can create this escape mentally and physically and maybe even look for idols in the process or entertain a few people and make friends along the way.


    My Davy Crockett hat. It's my lucky hat. I have worn it to tests and passed and I have worn it on dates and gotten lucky. When I wear this hat, I channel my best self.


    My Bible. I believe that Christ strengthens my being and it's important that I review his teachings, especially in times of chaos and struggle.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like?  Jeremy Collins. He was genuinely a good guy that knew when to speak and knew when to observe, that's my Obama! Also, Tony Vlachos, in that he was an innovative thinker to the game. Finally, Adam Klein in that he's a family man with a giddy sense of humor. They are all winners and so am I!


    What's your reason for being on Survivor? I want to prove to myself that I can do this. I was always teased for not playing popular sports like my friends so this would be my ultimate competition. I'm the middle child so almost the black sheep of the family. Both of my brothers are so accomplished so I want to have my own unique medal of self-accomplishment. My secondary motivation is my pack, my huskies. Recently, my beta wolf Luna Moon was hit by a car. I thought she was dead but we were able to save her. However, not without me being in debt. With my winnings, I want to create an insurance company for pet owners so that when things like this happen to us, we won't be faced with the hardest decision of our lives (putting a pet down).


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I understand how packs work. As a Siberian husky breeder, I know that in order to gain the trust of my pups, I have to feed them. I'm a skilled fisherman so as soon as I can get in the water to catch fish for my tribe, I will earn their trust. I also build doghouses and construct kennels for my pups and with my tribe, this would be no different. Creating new innovative, comforting types of shelter will show me as an asset. Lastly, with my pack, I have to be stern with them. I will mingle with the entire tribe, not just a few to show my sociability while also being assertive with them when it's time to put my foot down."