Gary Stritesky - Fiji
Gary Stritesky on social media: None found?
Seasons: 1 | Days: 10 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: 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 - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
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 - Challenge record
  • S14 logo 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.


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

    • Fiji: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.80
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Gary Stritesky - Tribal Council record
  • S14 logo 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 Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: --
    VAP: --
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Gary Stritesky - Pictures
  • S14 logo Fiji image gallery
Gary Stritesky - Interviews
  • S14 logo Fiji interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found.


    Post-game interviews

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