Josh Canfield - Survivor: San Juan del Sur

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 21.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor: San Juan del Sur (2014) - 11th place, 8th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Wrinkle in the Plan" (Day 21).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 20.5 days; Exile Island - 1 day (1 visit).

Josh Canfield on social media: twitter | Instagram

Josh Canfield - 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
S29: San Juan del Sur 0.48 3.08 0.15 2 6 4 0.46 1.40 - - - 0.61 1.88
Career 0.48 3.08 0.15 2 6 4 0.46 1.40 - - - 0.61 1.88

 

Josh Canfield - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

98%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

32%

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.

 

Josh Canfield - Challenge record
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Game of Throw-Ins - Ep3 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):

  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 1 IC: "Temple of Syrinx" - First to scale the peg wall, works puzzle, but Coyopa loses.
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 2 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses in his bout against Reed, and Coyopa loses again, 5-4.
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 3 IC: "Game of Throw-Ins" - Paired with Baylor, lose twice, vs. Jon/Natalie and Jeremy/Kelley, and Coyopa loses again, 3-2.
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 4 IC: "The Cruel Sea" - Tosses rings (with Dale) for Coyopa, and thanks to Drew's shenanigans, Coyopa wins!
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 5 IC: "Shakedown Street" - Now with New Hunahpu, which wins, easily.
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 6 IC: "Flips, Flops & Flags" - With Reed, races through the puzzle stage, and Hunahpu wins.
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 8 RC: "Long Road to Ruins" - With Alec, Jon, Jaclyn, and Baylor, loses by a lot.

 

My Poor Brain - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 83.0%)

  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 7 IC: "Take the Reins" - Ninth to drop out, makes final, 2-ball round (4th/12).
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 8 IC: "My Poor Brain" - Makes it to a final showdown with Jeremy, but misses the fifth item in the 2nd round (2nd/11).

 

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

  • San Juan del Sur: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: --
Played: 7
Win%: 0.43
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 83.0%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Josh Canfield - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • San Juan del Sur: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):

  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 2: Val Collins (voted out, 4-4 [5-1 on revote]).
  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 3: John Rocker (voted out, 5-2).

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • San Juan del Sur Ep. 8: Six votes, from Jeremy, Natalie, Missy, Baylor, Jon, and Jaclyn (voted out, 6-5).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 4
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Josh Canfield - Pictures
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    San Juan del Sur intro shot
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    San Juan del Sur intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview, with Reed
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    Reading the Day Zero treemail, with Reed
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    Making fire, Day Zero
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    Arriving at the Set Formerly Known As Redemption Arena, day 1
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    Raising his hand about having made fire, Day 1
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    Opening buff packages
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    Exile Island is back? Why?
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    Coyopa, cheering on Val, pre-Ep1 RC
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    Whoa, that didn't go so well
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    Talking with the young people at Coyopa camp, Day 1
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    Assisting the non-glasses firemaking effort
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    Happy that someone made fire
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    Hanging out with John Rocker at Coyopa camp, Ep1
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    Chatting with Baylor
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    Now talking with Dale
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    Just a small run-in with some poison sap, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Go!
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    Standing back as Rocker prepares to hoist Baylor, Ep1 IC
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    Looking away as Baylor dumps a bag on Rocker's head
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    Working the puzzle, Ep1 IC
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    ...and not quite right
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    Coyopa, about to lose, Ep1 IC
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    Arriving back in camp
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    Listening to Dale's plan to target Nadiya, Ep1
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    Pledging to work with Nadiya
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    Conferring with Baylor, Ep1
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    Coyopa heads to the first Tribal Council
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    Coyopa, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Am I really the person everyone thinks is their friend? Gosh!
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    Uh... sorry about that
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    Early Ep2 confessional, explaining his Ep1 vote for Baylor was strategic
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    Coyopa checking out the reward, pre-Ep2 RC
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    Listening to Dale's stories about John Rocker's past, Ep2
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    But that just means I WANT to work with him
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Watching the initial Kelley-vs-Jaclyn bout, Ep2 IC
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    Yay, Jaclyn won
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    Jon-John is on
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    Facing off against Reed
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    Battling?
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    Not thrilled with another Coyopa loss, post-Ep2 IC
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    Oh, really?
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    That sounds a bit off
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    Ep2 confessional, suspicious about Rocker and Val going off to talk for the first time
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    Heading out to Tribal again
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    Coyopa, Ep2 Tribal
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    Heh, good one, Probst
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    Yay, more voting
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    So long, Val
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    Talking over the last-minute switch to save Baylor with Rocker, early Ep3
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    Hoping Rocker bought it
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    OMG! Rocker just told Jeremy he tried to save Val! In front of everyone at the Arena!
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    Coyopa, looking over at the Ep3 reward
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    Wes volunteers, pre-Ep3 RC
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    Watching Wes vs. Keith
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    Yay! Wes won!
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    Getting sent to Exile with Keith, post-Ep3 RC
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    Somewhat grudgingly agreeing to share his clue with Keith, Ep3 Exile
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    In retrospect: phew!
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    Just sitting around, eating snails with Keith
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    More bonding
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Ready to compete, with Baylor, Ep3 IC
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    Relaxing while Baylor shoots and misses
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    Post-challenge arguing
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    More arguing
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    Heading back to camp, Ep3
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    Rocker, you have an idol? You don't say!
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    Planning the coup
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    Coyopa, heading out to Tribal Council
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    Coyopa, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Wes
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    Defusing Jaclyn's almost-reveal of the blindside
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    Coyopa post-Tribal discussion, early Ep4
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    Coyopa arrives, minus Rocker, Ep4 RC
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    Cheering for Jaclyn, Ep4 RC
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    Listening to Baylor re-read the Ep4 IC treemail
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    Coyopa, contemplating
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Watching Dale score Coyopa's first point
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    ...and the final one! Coyopa finally wins! (sort of)
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    So did Jaclyn!
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    Excited about the Ep5 RC/swap treemail
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    What? Drew's gone from Hunahpu?
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    Pre-swap discussion with Probst
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    Buff dropped, ready to swap
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    Getting a whiff of that NuHunahpu scent
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    Happy about at least one of his new tribemates
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    Yay, new camp.
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    No rice, but at least there's Reed
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    First post-swap confessional, Ep5
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    Walking on the beach with Reed
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    Just got surrounded and drowned, Ep5
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    Hunahpu, heading to the Ep5 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Go!
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    Digging for something
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    Hunahpu takes an insurmountable lead
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    Watching the sandbag toss
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    New tribe, with idol
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    Thinking about Hunahpu's rice shortage, early Ep6
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    Getting lectured by Probst
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    Paying Probst's rice ransom
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    Looking at the (BBQ) reward, pre-Ep6 RC
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    About to watch Baylor vs. Reed, Ep6 RC
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    Silently rooting for Reed
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    Almost there!
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    Probst checks Reed's puzzle, Ep6 RC
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    Yay, Reed won!
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    Hunahpu, clapping
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    Yeah, my guy won reward!
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    Congrats
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    Waiting for the meat to be ready
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    Yay, no tarp
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    Hunahpu, shivering
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    Trying to get Julie through the night
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Pushing cubes, Ep6 IC
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    Waiting for Jeremy to get un-stuck
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    Working the puzzle, with Reed, Ep6 IC
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    Extreme puzzle close-up
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    Hunahpu wins again!
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    With the idol, post-Ep6 IC
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    Just got treemail about the merge, early Ep7
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    Sure...
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    Hauling stuff to the merge feast
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    Merge feasting, Ep7
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    Sharing a brownie with Reed
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    Talking about the feast
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    Remembering Wes's birthday, Ep7
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    Conferring with Reed, preparing to talk to Baylor
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    She doesn't look all that excited
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    Seems legit
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    Looking for other options, Ep7
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    Trying to dissuade Jon & Jaclyn from joining Jeremy
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    Well... they're more welcoming than Baylor
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    Splitting Julie's trail mix stash
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Ready to go, Ep7 IC
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    Go!
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    Still in it...
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    Post-Julie's quit, meeting with Probst, Ep7
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    Too bad, Jeremy just lost a number!
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    Actually a bit disappointed, since Jeremy should have been out
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    Opposing ends of the battle for power, Ep7
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Team blue, ready to go
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    Racing to get another piece
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    Not looking good for team blue
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    Post-challenge Exile picking
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    The losing team
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    Back at camp, ready to try talking Baylor into joining him again
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    No sale
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    Making sure he still has Jon & Jaclyn
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    Well that's encouraging!
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    With Reed, listening to Keith rant about Baylor
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Ready to go, Ep8 IC
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    Doing better than Natalie...
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    Still in it...
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    Ep8 IC, down to Josh vs. Jeremy
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    Nooooooooo!
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    The Ep8 IC non-winner stands
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    Not looking good, still trying to bring back Jon & Jaclyn
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    Not so good
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    Just learned the other alliance is voting for Josh
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    Huyopa, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    With Reed, Ep8 Tribal
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    Sweating the vote reveal
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    Sigh
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    Snuffed, Ep8. First member of the jury.
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    Final Tribal Council, the jury assembles
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    Asking his question
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    Reunion, waiting for the final vote reveal
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    Reunion Q&A with Probst
Josh Canfield - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (8/27/14): "New Survivor casts boasts MLB player John Rocker, Spider-Man actor, and Amazing Race twins"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (11/13/14): "Josh on Jon and Jaclyn: 'I Knew They Were Lying'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/13/14): "Josh on how he got 'screwed' by Julie quitting"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/13/14): "Talking with the Latest Player Voted off San Juan del Sur - 11/13/14"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (11/13/14): "Josh Canfield Tells All About His Survivor Curtain Call"
Josh Canfield - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: San Juan del Sur cast bio page (8/27/14):

"Occupation: Singer, Actor, Writer

Personal Claim to Fame: Writing and directing my first musical in London and being the first person in my family with a Master’s degree.

Inspiration in Life: My dad. He has always treated my mother with respect and admiration and through selflessness has shown what marriage was intended to look like.

Hobbies: Writing songs, going to the gym, Settlers of Catan, movies and going to the dog park with our dog.

Pet Peeves: Idiots, loud Americans in foreign countries, most audition waiting rooms, people who will only see one side of an argument and many more.

3 Words to Describe You: Confident, energetic and compassionate.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Bible – the Scripture would help in dealing with difficult circumstances 2) Piano – so that I could write songs and sing. 3) iPod – life without music is just depressing.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: There hasn’t been any one like me. I’m going to pave my own way.

Reason for Being on Survivor: After each episode I watch from home I say “I want to do that!” The challenges, the mind games, the pushing your body to its limits, it all get me so excited!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I can make fire, I’m very organized and detail focused which would help in numerous challenges. I’m also strong and have a lot of endurance.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have the stamina to make it through the challenges, I have the mental grit to get past the mind games and the gutsiness to make the big moves when they need to be made. I am Survivor.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? I'm so excited that I get to play with Reed! This will be a memory that we will share for life. Having someone to go through this with who can help you find strength when you really need it will be invaluable in this game. I'll be stronger having Reed by my side...it also helps that he's great to look at as well."