Gary Stritesky - Survivor: Fiji

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 10 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 14: Fiji (2007) - 16th place, 4th out.
  • Removed for medical reasons in Episode 4, "Let's Just Call Jeff on the Jeff Phone" (Day 10).

Gary Stritesky on social media: None found?

Gary Stritesky - 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
S14: Fiji 0.46 0.60 0.76 - - - N/A* N/A* - - - -0.24 0.46
Career 0.46 0.60 0.76 - - - N/A* N/A* - - - -0.24 0.46

 

Gary Stritesky - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

N/A

Tribal: rVAP percentile

N/A

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.

 

Gary Stritesky - Challenge record
Survivor 14 logo  S14: Fiji challenges

Ep3 IC - U Pick I Chews

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-5; 1 sit-out):

  • Fiji Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Chariots of Mire" - Pulls the chariot, and eventually, Moto wins.
  • Fiji Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Supply Ships" - Paddles the canoe, assembles the puzzle, Moto wins.
  • Fiji Ep. 3 RC: "Slip, Slide, and Score" - Scores a point vs. Anthony; Moto wins, 6-2.
  • Fiji Ep. 3 IC: "U Pick I Chews" - Wins final point vs. Anthony; Moto wins 4-2.
  • Fiji Ep. 4 RC: "By the Numbers" - Sits out with Cassandra, as Moto wins again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Fiji: None.

 

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

  • Fiji: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 5
Win%: 0.80
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Gary Stritesky - Tribal Council record
Survivor 14 logo  S14: Fiji Tribal

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Fiji: None.

 

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

  • Fiji: None. (Gary was removed before Moto attended Tribal Council.)

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Fiji: None.

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Fiji: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 0
VAP: --
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Gary Stritesky - Pictures
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    Fiji intro shot
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    Fiji intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Not thrilled with Sylvia taking over the construction efforts
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    Time to line up, Day 3
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    Listening to Yau-Man
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    Joining the Moto tribe
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    Seeing Sylvia off to Exile Island
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Moto, trailing
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Moto wins!
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    Cheers to Moto's luxury camp, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Paddling out
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    Carrying crates
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    Almost there...
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    Moto wins immunity!
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    Sending Earl to Exile
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Starting line
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    Running out, vs. Anthony
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    Moto wins reward!
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    Getting checked on by medical, can't take a full breath
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    Pre-challenge sit-down, Ep3 IC
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    Watching Alex beat Earl
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    Ready to take on Anthony in pig snouts
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    Moto wins immunity!
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    Things are not looking good, Ep4
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    I've been through a lot of tough things, but this is the worst
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    Conferring with Cassandra
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Still feeling terrible, despite the win
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    Getting on the boat, medevac time, Day 10
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    Full cast, reunion show
Gary Stritesky - Interviews
Survivor 14 logo  S14: Fiji interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Staci Krause at IGN.com (3/5/07): "Survivor: Fiji Interview: Gary"
  • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (3/8/07): "Is 'Papa Smurf' feeling blue about his Survivor exit?"
Gary Stritesky - Bio
Survivor 14  logo  S14: Fiji bio

Official CBS Fiji bio excerpts (circa January, 2007):

"Born and raised in Silver Lake, Minnesota, Gary Stritesky attended Silver Lake High School where he participated in football, basketball, track and baseball. He then attended St. Cloud State University and also trained at Brooks Barber School which ignited a 14-year career as a barber. He also participated in a real estate program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Stritesky currently works as a school bus driver and carpenter. He recently built a six-unit townhome complex for senior citizens in Silver Lake, Minnesota. He was previously in the military, stationed in Vietnam for eight months in 1971. He has also worked as a taxi cab driver and landscaper. In 1990, Stritesky spent a year living in Melbourne, Australia, with his family during his wife's teacher exchange program. In 2002, they returned to Perth, Australia, for another year as a result of his wife's second teacher exchange program.

Stritesky has competed in multiple inline skate marathons. He also enjoys biking, canoeing and coaching. He spent many years coaching his children's soccer, baseball, basketball and football teams. At least once a year, Stritesky travels to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, taking part in portaging, canoeing, fishing and enjoying the solitude of the northern Minnesota lakes. He has biked in many areas of Minnesota, including leading a scout group to camp and family trips. He also participated in a cross-country biking adventure while in Australia.

Stritesky currently resides in Ramsey, Minnesota with his wife of 34 years, Diane. They have four children, Aaron, Alison, Leah and Kara and two grandchildren. His pet bulldog, Dobber, recently passed away. They have since adopted Harley and Blaze, two miniature dachshunds, and just returned their pet snapping turtle, Snappy, to the wilderness. Stritesky's birth date is September 16, 1951."