Ron Clark - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 8th place, 11th out - 9th juror.

  • Idoled out in Episode 12, "Awkward" (Day 31).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 31 days; Edge of Extinction - 4 days.

Ron Clark - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S38: Edge of Extinction 2.33 11.14 0.21 5 3 7 0.71 2.86 - - - 0.92 5.19
Career 2.33 11.14 0.21 5 3 7 0.71 2.86 - - - 0.92 5.19
Ron Clark - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep3 IC - Beyond the Wheel

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses obstacles, watches the puzzle, and Kama wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the snake, opens the combo lock, and Kama wins again.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Sits out with Aubry, and finally, Kama loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat, then works the puzzle, and Kama wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, works the puzzle with Joe, and Kama wins (1st/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, lands his bolo, and Kama wins (1st/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Swims and helps with the puzzle, and Kama wins (1st/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Helps transfer sandbags, as Kama wins again (1st/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Sits out, as Kama wins again.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Works the plank puzzle with David, but the yellow team loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Swims to retrieve rings, but the yellow team loses.


    Ep8 IC - Keep on Your Toes

    Individual challenge record (1-for-9; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 44.8%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - First person to drop out, fairly quickly (13th/13).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Lasts a while, but seventh person to drop out (6th/12).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts into the final stage, 3rd to drop out (9th/11).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Sits out to eat pizza instead (tie-10th/10).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F9 IC: "Paddle Out" - Places three balls, not enough to win (tie-2nd/9).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 IC: "Star Man" - One of many people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 RC: "Stuck in Love" - Paired with Lloyd, Ron wins! (1st/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweeps" - Second person to drop out (6th/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 14 RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - One of 5 with no balls placed on the table maze (tie-4th/11).


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

    • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.11
    Mean% Finish: 44.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ron Clark - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep9 Tribal Council

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

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: Finds a clue during the marooning; uses it to dig up the "Advantage Menu" in camp (Day 1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Menu expires without being used.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10: Aurora gives Ron her extra vote advantage, to hold (F9 Tribal, Day 27).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 11: Ron gives Aurora her extra vote back again (Day 28).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/7):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Gavin, Lauren, and Aurora/Gavin (idoled out, [0]-3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages held/played: 1/0
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 5
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 3
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Ron Clark - Pictures
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction image gallery
Ron Clark - Interviews
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Ron Clark Will Do Whatever It Takes To Win Survivor" (YouTube)
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Kama Tribe"


    Post-game interviews

    • None yet.
Ron Clark - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

    Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):


    "Hobbies: Life doesn't get any better than giving my Chow Chow pups belly rubs! I also get a kick out of watching the roulette ball spin and land in the single zero, but I think my main hobby is surprising people by making really unique moments for them. When I was a kid my family didn't have money, but my parents put a lot of effort into making simple moments magical. I now try to follow in their footsteps and try my best to do that for my students, friends, and family. I also like telling stories and participating in anything competitive such as poker, pool, trivia, basketball, tennis and "Bamboo Stick Speller," a game my friends and I created.


    Pet peeves: I'm a sore loser. Like really sore. I'll stew over a Monopoly loss for weeks, wondering, "just where did I go wrong." Also, I hate when people slurp food (like soup) or smack chew gum. People, we can hear you!


    Three words to describe you: Visionary, compassionate, "mean girl."


    What is your personal claim to fame?  I co-founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta where we teach using passion, innovative strategies, and creative methods to inspire all of our students to reach success. Each week, we also train educators from around the world so that they can incorporate our strategies in their schools. To date, over 50,000 educators have visited RCA to receive training, and we are starting a revolution! I hope that doesn't overshadow the fact that back in 2002 I won the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My students inspire me to do more and be a better person! I love the way they forgive easily, laugh heartily and bounce back. They are great role models! Also: Antoni Gaudí gives me life! He is the most creative genius to ever walk the earth!!


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 

    A recording device that I could leave under the shelter so that I would always be in the know.

    A returning player that others would focus on voting out so that the target wouldn't be on me.

    My wedding ring so I'd be inspired by the love waiting for me at home.


    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  I'm a compassionate person, but everyone who knows me well says that during competitions I turn into a villain. I also over analyze everything. For those reasons, I don't think there's a past contestant that is a perfect fit for me, but I think my gameplay will be most like Spencer Bledsoe.


    What's your reason for being on Survivor?  Since Survivor: Borneo I have been hooked. My friends and I have hung on every episode, pausing constantly to debate moves and re-watching our favorite episodes again and again. I tell my students all the time that life is for living and that they should seek to never have regrets. "Dream Big!"After watching Survivor for most of my adult life, I finally decided to take my own advice and apply. I want to live the experience and share my journey with the ones I love. It would be a monumental moment in my life! "