Nick Iadanza - SurvivorAU: 2016, SurvivorAU: All-Stars
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 65 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorAU: 2016 (2016) - 11th place, 14th out - 1st juror

  • Voted out in Episode 17 (Day 37).

SurvivorAU: All-Stars (2020) - 12th place, 12th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 13 (Day 28).

Nick Iadanza - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
AU1: 2016 - - - 1 16 5 - - - - - - -
AU5: All-Stars 1.33 3.70 0.36 4 10 8 0.48 1.00 - - - 0.84 2.33
Career - - - 5 26 13 - - - - - - -
Nick Iadanza - Challenge record
  • SAU1 logo SurvivorAU: 2016 challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2016: None yet.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2016: None yet.


    Duel/ hero challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2016: None yet.
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep10 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (11-for-22; 3 sit-outs):

    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 1 RC: (Sled, bonfire) - Helps haul the sled, stacks sticks, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 1 IC: (Obstacles, balls) - Crosses obstacles to the final platform; but Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: (Team wrestling) - Part of a point-losing team (thanks, Zach); Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: (Barrels, sandbags) - Navigates the obstacles, walks on a barrel, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: (Three-in-one) - Not shown competing, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 3 IC: "Chinese Checkers" - Part of a point-losing team (to Locky), but Mokuta wins, 2-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: (Push the crate) - Not shown competing; Mokuta loses, 3-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: (Hold up the barrel) - Holds on to his barrel (sometimes two) throughout, but Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Not shown competing; Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: (Logs, spikes, catapult) - Moves logs, crosses obstacles, but Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: Pairs tethered "Backed Up" - Helps stack tiles, but Mokuta loses again.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 6 IC: (Water obstacles, balls) - Swims and dives, but thanks to John & Abbey, Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 7 RC: (Tug of war) - Still with Mokuta; part of one winning team; Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 7 IC: (Cart, cube puzzle) - Hauls the cart and works the puzzle; Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: Pairs seated "When It Rains" - Sits out, as Mokuta wins again.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: (Swim to the flag) - Scores a point vs. AK; Mokuta wins, 3-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: (Staircase, keys, puzzle) - With Sharn, speeds through the puzzle, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 11 RC: (Tug-of-war, pool) - Sits out, as Mokuta loses, 3-2.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 11 IC: (Pairs arch over mud) - Second-to-last Mokuta pair, with Phoebe; but Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: (Obstacles, slingshot) - Crosses the obstacles, and thanks to a big lead, Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: (Water obstacles, puzzle) - Works the puzzle with David, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: Team "A Bit Tipsy" - Sits out, as Mokuta loses.


    Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 55.6%)

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 8 IC: "This Much" - Lasts over 30 minutes, but 5th Mokuta to drop out (5th/9).


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

    • AU: All-Stars: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 11
    Played: 22
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 55.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Nick Iadanza - Tribal Council record
  • SAU1 logo AU: 2016 Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Idols found/played (1/1; 4 votes voided):

    • AU: 2016, Ep. 15: Buys an advantage at the auction, which turns out to be an idol clue, then finds the idol (Day 32).
    • AU: 2016, Ep. 16: Played his idol, voiding four votes against him (Day 35).


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

    • AU: 2016, Ep. 15: Conner Bethune (voted out, 6-4-1-1-1).


    VAP - Votes against (16):

    • AU: 2016, Ep. 3: Five votes, from Andrew, Barry, Craig, Jenna-Louise, and Sue (*not* voted out, 5-3).
    • AU: 2016, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Brooke and Flick.
    • AU: 2016, Ep. 15: One vote, from Conner.
    • [AU: 2016, Ep. 16: Four votes, from Kate, Kristie, Sam, and Sue, all voided by Nick's idol play.]
    • AU: 2016, Ep. 17: Eight votes, from Brooke, El, Flick, Jennah-Louise, Kristie, Kylie, Sam, and Sue (voted out, 8-3).

    *Instead of being voted out, Nick was switched to Saanapu.


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • AU: 2016, Ep. 26: Voted for Kristie Bennett, who won, 8-1.
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 7: Finds the key first, then opens Pandora's box, taking the extra vote advantage (Day 15).
    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 11: Uses the extra vote against Moana, which works in the first round, but not the re-vote (Day 24).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/8*):

    *Voted twice for Moana in Ep.11 (forcing a tie, but she's safe on re-vote), counts as two TCA


    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 8: Three votes, from David, Tarzan, and Zach.
    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 13: Seven votes, from David, Jacqui, Lee, Moana, Sharn, Tarzan, and Zach (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • AU: All-Stars: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols/ advantages
    Advantages held/played: 1/1
    Idols found: 1
    Idols played: 1
    Votes voided: 4
  • Voting record
    VFB: 5
    Tribals: 13
    VAP: 26
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Nick Iadanza - Pictures
  • SAU1 logo AU: 2016 image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Nick Iadanza - Interviews
Nick Iadanza - Bios
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2016 bio excerpts (July, 2016):


    "There are Survivor super fans and then there is 28-year-old Nick. A high school English teacher from Adelaide, he has watched every episode of every series of the US version multiple times. Nick even had a Survivor-themed 21st birthday party.


    Admitting he was a “blubbering mess” when he was told he would be a castaway, Nick says: “My goal is simply to win, at all costs. In every day life you don’t betray people, you don’t end people’s dreams, you don’t snatch a huge sum of money from their hands and stuff it in your own pocket. But that’s what Survivor is all about.


    “I’m waiting to pull the trigger. That’s what makes a good castaway – someone who will pull the trigger and when the recoil hits you, you are ready to pull the trigger again.” Knowing it will be a whole new game competing, compared to watching it from his couch, Nick says one of the highlights of the whole experience will be watching it on television with his family and he hopes to make them proud.


    “I have had Survivor nights for years with my fiancé, sisters and dad. We always watch together and cheer on our favourites, so it will be that times 1,000 when I am playing. We have a group chat where we discuss strategy and even have Survivor fantasy polls every season. My whole family are huge fans.”


    Nick wants to do it for his mother who passed away a few years ago. Survivor was their weekly ritual and he says: “I would sit at my Mum’s feet in the lounge room and she would tell me how good I would be at the challenges, even though we both knew I was a skinny little runt. So I am doing it for me, but I am also doing it for her.”"


  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: All-Stars bio excerpts (February 3, 2020):


    "In the real world, Nick is a sweet school teacher and new dad. But in Australian Survivor, he is the original snake and villain from the first season.


    Acknowledging his role in the series, Nick said: “I’m Nick the snake. I know that and I love it. I’m a loud mouth and I think I was one of the few real players in the first season, who wanted to play.”


    Leaving a new born baby at home was the biggest challenge Nick faced in coming back. But, the chance to return as an All Star was too good for this superfan to ignore. “I have a baby daughter and I am leaving her. I feel like a terrible father because I might miss so many milestones. But it’s all for her, she needs that $500k! I ticked off so many things on my Australian Survivor Bucket List last time, but I couldn’t not do it.


    “I have to get that huge trophy blindside. I have to win Individual Immunity. I have to make good alliances and most importantly, I need to make it to a single digit placement – hopefully one!”


    While he may have settled into being a Dad and even admitting the greatest thing he’ll miss is the heat bag he sleeps with, the devious Nick is still in there. He’s thrilled to see so many game players come through the ranks after his time and wants to play with people like AK, David and Sarah Tilleke."