Rory Freeman - Survivor: Vanuatu

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 9: Vanuatu (2004) - 10th place, 9th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Now the Battle Really Begins" (Day 21).

Rory Freeman on social media: facebook

Rory Freeman - 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
S9: Vanuatu 0.65 3.99 0.16 5 14 6 0.78 1.30 - - - 0.95 1.95
Career 0.65 3.99 0.16 5 14 6 0.78 1.30 - - - 0.95 1.95


Rory Freeman - Performance ranks

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.


Rory Freeman - Challenge record
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Jo Coconut - Ep7 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-13):

  • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of seven Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Blindfolded, paired with Chad and Chris, collects pieces, and Lopevi wins!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates; Lopevi wins reward.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Does not make a match (that's shown, anyway); Lopevi loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Caller/ puzzle director for Lopevi, which loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now switched to Yasur, which promptly loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Retrieves the outrigger with Lisa; new Yasur loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, another new Yasur loss.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Guess what? New Yasur lost again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Through some miracle, new Yasur wins a reward (coffee!)
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - Rory slingshots some plates, saving himself; Yasur wins.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Yasur saves one final loss for last.



Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % Finish: 85.0%)

  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not among the challenge leaders (tie-4th/8).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - Wins the second of the two opening 5-person heats, but unlike Sarge, does not get a lot of rest before the finals, where Sarge beats him easily (2nd/10).


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

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 13
Win%: 0.31
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 85.0%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Rory Freeman - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):


VAP - Votes against (14):

  • Vanuatu, Ep. 1: One vote, from Brady.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 3: Three votes, from John K., Brady, and John P.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 4: One vote, from Brady.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 5: One vote, from Bubba.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Scout and Lisa.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 7: Six votes, from Twila, Scout, Eliza, Julie, Ami, and Leann (voted out, 6-4).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Vanuatu: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 6
VAP: 14
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Rory Freeman - Pictures
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    On the boat, pre-arrival, with Eliza
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    More boat, with John K.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Watching the Lopevis complete the table maze
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    Waiting for Chris to (never) cross the balance beam
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    Watching Brady pass Sarge, Ep2 RC
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    Dropping pieces off, with Chad and Chris, Ep2 IC
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    Now playing blindfolded football?
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    Not thrilled with Sarge's orders, Ep2
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    Lopevi listens to Probst, prior to the immunity part of the Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line, immunity leg
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    More digging
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    Lopevi, Ep3 Tribal
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    Directing the puzzle, Ep4 IC
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    Now Sarge is taking orders from Rory
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    Well, it was fun while it lasted
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    Yeah, Jeff. Getting voted against at every Tribal isn't as fun as you'd think.
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    With Sarge, who just became chief, apparently. Ep5
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    Now with new Yasur: diving, losing, Ep5 RC
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    Waiting for the paddles, Ep5 IC
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    More waiting
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    Praying with Bubba
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    Ready to go catch some pigs, Ep6 RC
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    Watching Ami, Ep6 IC
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    Consoling Leann after another challenge loss
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    Watching Eliza, Ep7 RC
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    Yasur! Actually won something! Ep7 RC
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    Happy Yasurs
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    Watching Leann break plates, Ep7 IC
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    Close to victory, Ep7 IC
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    Squeezing his shirt out for any possible advantage, Ep8 RC
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    About to get merged, Ep8
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    Yup, a merge would be good about now
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    Jumping, Ep8 IC
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    Snuffed, Day 21 (Episode 8)
Rory Freeman - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews

  • Angel Cohn at (11/10/04): "Survivor Pyro Snuffed Out"
  • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (11/22/04): "'The Men Couldn’t Think Clearly Enough': An Interview with Survivor’s Rory"
Rory Freeman - Bio
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From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:

"Rory Freeman was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He has three brothers, Richard, James and Olabanji (OJ), and one sister, Dahomey.

Freeman attended boarding school in Connecticut before graduating from Washington High School in Kansas City. He went on to attend Georgetown University School of Foreign Services, where he studied African government and history. He left college before graduation in order to accept a position as a television reporter for the Nigerian Television Authority. He remained in Nigeria for 18 months prior to returning to the U.S. to work for an inner-city social service agency back in Des Moines. He remained there for seven years as a counselor specializing in substance abuse, mental health evaluations and drug testing. Most of his professional career has been spent working in adult and adolescent corrections and detention centers. He is currently employed by the City of Des Moines as an S8 housing case manager.

Freeman's hobbies include reading, golf, hiking, camping, traveling and attending professional sporting events (he's a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs). He collects Negro League Baseball memorabilia and jerseys. He enjoys reggae, Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop and gospel music. 

Freeman lives with his wife of six years, Simone, their three-year-old son, Zion, and their two dogs. They are members of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. His birth date is October 30, 1968."