Mick Trimming - Survivor: Samoa
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: Samoa (2009) - 3rd place, no jury votes.

  • Received no jury votes, to finish 3rd (7-2-0) in Episode 14, "This Game Ain't Over" (Day 39).

Mick Trimming - 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
S19: Samoa 1.17 11.18 0.10 13 4 14 0.93 3.25 - - - 1.03 4.42
Career 1.17 11.18 0.10 13 4 14 0.93 3.25 - - - 1.03 4.42
Mick Trimming - Challenge record
  • S19 logo Samoa challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Canoe Dueling - Ep7 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-11):

    • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Crosses barriers, hauls the crate; Foa Foa loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Participates, but Foa Foa loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Gathers crates with Jaison, but Foa Foa loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Helps gather and stack blocks; Foa Foa wins!
    • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Downs his giant clam smoothie, but Foa Foa loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Shoots coconuts into Galu's net, Foa Foa loses.
    • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Russ Swan collapses, is medically evacuated. Challenge not counted.]
    • Samoa Ep. 7 RC: "Brain Food" - Makes one match, and Foa Foa loses, 7-4.
    • Samoa Ep. 7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Pushes the canoe, works the puzzle; Foa Foa loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - Retrieves and arranges the poles, yellow team loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Pulls the ropes for the losing yellow team.
    • Samoa Ep. 13 RC: "Coco Plunk" - Drops 21 coconuts, the purple team loses.


    Spear Me the Details - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-9): (Mean % finish: 64.9%)

    • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Lands on two points, does not win (4th/7).
    • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Reaches the finals; does not win (3rd/11).
    • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Best final-round shot; Mick wins! (1st/10).
    • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop a Log" - Sixth to drop out, past the final knot (4th/9).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/8).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Walk on Water" - Lands two bags, just short of Brett (2nd/7).
    • Samoa Ep. 13 IC: "Combo Platter" - Gets six numbers, but two are wrong (tie-2nd/6).
    • Samoa Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Tentacle" - Racing Brett on the puzzle, does not win (tie-2nd/5).
    • Samoa Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Keep It Up" - First person to drop, at around 6 feet (4th/4).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

    • [Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Does not participate, but Foa Foa wins.]
    • Samoa Ep. 4 RC: "Bocce in a Box" - Gives Foa Foa a lead as first tosser; Foa Foa loses.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.09
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.11
    Mean% Finish: 64.9%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50%
Mick Trimming - Tribal Council record
  • S19 logo Samoa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Samoa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (13/14):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Samoa, Ep. 11: One vote, from John.
    • Samoa, Ep. 13: One vote, from Shambo.
    • Samoa, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): One vote, from Jaison.
    • Samoa, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): One vote, from Brett.


    Jury votes received (0/9):

    • Samoa, Ep. 14: Received zero jury votes, to finish third (7-2-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 13
    Tribals: 14
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: 9
Mick Trimming - Pictures
  • S19 logo Samoa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Mick Trimming - Interviews
Mick Trimming - Bios
  • S19 logo Samoa bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio page excerpts (8/27/09):


    "Smart, funny, charming and a doctor, Mick is every single woman’s dream and every single man’s nightmare. At 33 years old, this Idaho import is a resident anesthesiologist at UCLA who takes great pride in his intense occupation.  He is highly motivated to do whatever it takes to win the million dollar prize in order to pay off the hundreds of thousands that he owes in student loans.


    With all of the stress in his life, he candidly describes his perfect day being one where he is able to sleep in until 7:30 (or maybe 8:00) a.m. In addition to reading trade magazines, he enjoys the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and the ones hidden underneath his mattress.


    A man of humor, another one of Mick’s pet peeves is when people cannot admit they are wrong.  He also admits that the quickest way to get him angry is to throw dirt clods at him.  Definitely a conversationalist, topics that are off limits to Mick are ridiculous situations that people find themselves in, and he absolutely refuses to talk about the sexual escapades of people’s grandparents.


    In addition to his desire to pay off student loans, he hopes to buy a vacuum cleaner with the winnings. Oddly enough, the wildest thing he would do to win would be to “give a homeless person a tongue bath” but he would never go as far as disabling someone … well at least not permanently.


    Currently, Mick resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His birthday is May 10th."