Challenges: MPF percentile
Seasons: 1 | Days played: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1
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Challenges: MPF percentile
Tribal: VFB% percentile
Tribal: rVAP percentile
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.
Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-8; 2 2nds):
Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 60%)
Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1*):
*Matt was present for, but unable to vote at the Ep3 and Ep6 Tribals
VAP - Votes against (3):
Jury votes made (0/0):
Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at Parade.com:
"3 Words to Describe You: Joyful, empathetic, persistent
Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? Ten years ago (wow!), I told everyone that would listen I was made for SURVIVOR. When it came to applying though, I chickened out. Now I want to close the loop on this unfinished business and I’m excited for the opportunity!
What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Honestly? Failing at stuff. Failing to get a job, into college, into SURVIVOR (the first time). In all those cases, I had to pick myself up and try again, and I think the best Survivors are defined by how they respond to setbacks.
Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I aspire to combine the listening and consensus-building strengths of Yul with some goofiness and youthful energy, a la Maryanne.
Favorite Hobbies: Taiko, music, running
Pet Peeves: People who interrupt other people
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Running a marathon. No other time in my life has so much time, sweat, and willpower coalesced into one awesome event. At least...not yet.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? Not a fan of peanut butter.
Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I’ve got the 1-2 punch of a goofy grin and a strategic brrain, with an ultra-competitive hot streak. I’ll be the last one standing."
"Meet Matt" tweet/video (2/9/23):
Meet Matt, a security software engineer and self-proclaimed nerd who hopes to emerge from this victorious!🏆 #Survivor pic.twitter.com/QPNOQeQf6t— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) February 7, 2023