Greg Buis - Survivor: Borneo

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

  • Survivor 1: Borneo (2000) - 9th place, 8th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Thy Name Is Duplicity" (Day 24).

Greg Buis on social media: None found

Greg Buis - 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
S1: Borneo 2.56 5.07 0.50 1 6 5 0.17 0.56 - - - 0.67 3.12
Career 2.56 5.07 0.50 1 6 5 0.17 0.56 - - - 0.67 3.12

 

Greg Buis - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

99%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

13%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

40%

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.

 

Greg Buis - Challenge record
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Shipwrecked - Ep5 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

  • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Close race, Pagong wins
  • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired, unnamed, but similar to "Shoulder the Load") - Pagong wins again, apparently.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - Gervase loses the tie-breaker, and Pagong loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 RC: "In From the Deep" - Pagong is slow on the underwater treasure chest hauling, loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 3 IC: "Rescue Mission" - One of Pagong's primary stretcher carriers, Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 RC: "SOS Signal" - Pagong's smiley face loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 4 IC: "Buried Treasure" - Crosses the floating bridge and paddles, but Pagong loses.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 RC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Sits out all three rounds, as Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 5 IC: "Shipwrecked" - Early rescuee/paddler, and Pagong wins again.
  • Borneo Ep. 6 RC: "Abandoned Barracks" - Sits out, as Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 6 IC: "Obstacle Course" - Joins the race at the midpoint (with Gretchen), but Pagong loses.

 

Snake Island Relay - Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-3): (Mean % finish: 88.9%)

  • Borneo Ep. 7 IC: "Snake Island Relay" - Second in the first round, and Greg wins round 2 (1st/10).
  • Borneo Ep. 8 RC: "Survivor Archery" - With a single arrow shot, Greg wins a video from home (1st/9).
  • Borneo Ep. 8 IC: "End of the Line" - Gets lost (again) after the fourth of five stations (4th?/9).

 

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

  • Borneo: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 11
Win%: 0.36
Sat out: 2
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 3
Win%: 0.67
Mean% Finish: 88.9%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Greg Buis - Tribal Council record
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Ep6 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/5):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Ramona B.B. Andersen (voted out, 6-2) -
Ep4 Jenna Ramona Gray (voted out, 4-2-1) -
Ep6 Joel Joel Klug (voted out, 4-1-1) Yes
Ep7 Jenna Gretchen Cordy (voted out, 4-1-1-1-1-1-1) -
Ep8 Jenna Greg Buis (voted out, 6-3) -
5 TOTALS 1

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Borneo, Ep. 8: Six votes, from Richard, Kelly, Rudy, Sue, Sean, and Jenna (voted out, 6-3).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 5
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Greg Buis - Pictures
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    Borneo intro shot
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    Setting up Pagong camp, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pagong, listening to Probst
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    Pagong gathers at its raft, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Pagong wins first immunity!
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    Pagong eats some fruit, early Ep2
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    Enjoying Pagong camp life
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    Emceeing the nocturnal entertainment
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    Pagong arrives, Ep2 IC
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    With Colleen, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Pagong, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Checking out Pagong's mud volcano, with Colleen, early Ep3
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    Getting dirty
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Starting line, Ep3 RC
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    Unfazed by Pagong's impending rat feast
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    Pagong heads to the Ep3 IC (they win)
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    Cheerfully noting that the rainstorm also turned their camp into sand flea heaven, early Ep4
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    Gretchen tries to convince Pagong to move their shelter away from the beach
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    Demoing the beachfront shelter
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    Taking a break to make a call on his coconut phone
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    Trying to attract Probst's (and the plane's) attention, Ep4 RC
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    We're over here
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    Listening to the Ep4 IC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Running across the floating bridge, Ep4 IC
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    Pagong, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Watching Gretchen in the slingshot round, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Joel in the final (spear) round
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    Pagong wins fruit and chickens! Ep5 RC
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    Pagong enjoys their watermelon by spitting seeds at each other
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    Talking about building nests away from camp for sleeping
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    Like a mama bird. Or a daddy bird.
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    Wandering away from camp with Colleen
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    Entertaining Colleen
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    Reading the Ep5 IC treemail
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    Discussing the treemail (in song, and later, dance)
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    Pagong takes a huge lead, Ep5 IC
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    Paddling with Pagong
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    Pagong wins immunity!
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    Oh, hello. I didn't see you there. Ep6.
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    Watching Jenna explore the exciting dog food/ Ep6 RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Hooray for disqualification!
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    So long, Tagi! I raise my hard-won chocolate to you!
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    Watching Joel talk to the ladies.
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    Pagong arrives at the Ep6 IC.
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    With Gretchen, waiting for the Ep6 IC to get to them
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    Ah, here they come
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    Planning to cross the Blown Bridge, Ep6 IC
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    Raising the final flag
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    Sigh, so close
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    Listening to Probst, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied
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    Giving Ambassador Sean a tour of Pagong camp, early Ep7
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    Check out our facilities!
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    Treating Sean to some delicious sugar cane
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    Moving on to exciting rice
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    Sending Ambassador Sean off to the sand spit for merge negotiations
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    Still waiting for word of the merge, Day 20
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    Not worried about the merge. Whatever happens. Eh.
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    Oh yes, Jenna. Please DO go on about your lobster and wine dinner and comfy bed
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    Pagong, packing up to merge
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    Paddling off to the soon-to-be Rattana camp
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    Arriving at the new camp
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    Getting a tour from Hatch
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Survivors ready...
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    Second place in the first round, Ep7 IC
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    Getting instructions on the final round from Probst, with Gervase and Sean
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    Starting line, final round, Ep7 IC
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    Racing Sean to the finish
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    He just barely beat me!
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    Greg wins individual immunity, Ep7 IC
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    I don't care for alliances... ooh! Flying fish!
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    Ringing the gong to open the first post-merge Tribal Council
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    Rattana tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pagong realizes they've been outplayed, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Ep8 confessional (as aired), talking about the post-merge game
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    Chatting with Hatch about religion
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    He sees you when you're sleeping...
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    Hey, Probst is coming to camp
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    Helping move the crate (with TV and VCR) off the boat, pre-Ep8 RC
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    Yay, TV's warm, glowing, warming glow
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    Watching the preview snippets of the videos from home
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    Except... Jenna's, which was missing
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    Assembling feet from camp for the Ep8 RC
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    Greg takes aim...
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    Watching Kelly, Ep8 RC
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    Greg wins reward (after shooting one arrow)!
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    I thought everyone would enjoy my video, since it's probably funny
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    Watching his sister's video
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    Recording his return video
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    We're stuck with Greg for two more weeks, then we might have to kill him. (Thanks, Rudy!)
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    Watching Rudy make rice, Ep8
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Whoops
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    Post-challenge pondering, Ep8 IC
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    Rattana tribe, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Thanks, Mr. Alphabetical Voting
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    The third time is because my ear infection is clearing up
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    Waiting for the votes to be tallied
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    Seeing his name come up for the first time
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    And that's enough...
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    Snuffed, Ep8. The fake tears are flowing.
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    First-ever juror, Ep9 (still barefoot and wearing the same shirt)
Greg Buis - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.

 

Post-game interviews

  • CBSNews.com article (partial transcript of The Early Show, 7/20/00): "Dishing Survivor"
  • SurvivorOz podcast interview (6/22/12)
Greg Buis - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:

"Born in Plano, Texas, Greg Buis is one of four siblings (two brothers and a sister). He studied anthropology at Brown University, graduating in 1999. He is currently based in Gold Hill, Colorado, although he continues to travel around the world. He has lived in Ridgewood, New Jersey; Providence, Rhode Island; Boulder, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California and Australia. Along the way, he has been employed as a survival skill program director, boat mechanic, a stone mason and a restaurant manager.

Greg describes himself as energetic, hardworking and dedicated. His favorite color is green and he loves the smell of a pine forest. He says his perfect day would entail stalking a wild animal slowly and quietly enough to surprise it by touching it. His birth date is Dec. 31, 1975."