Rudy Boesch - Survivor: Borneo, Survivor: All-Stars
Rudy Boesch (1928-2019)
Seasons: 2 | Days: 44 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Borneo (2000) - 3rd place, 16th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "The Final Four" (Day 38).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 17th place, 2nd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 2, "Panicked, Desperate, Thirsty As Hell" (Day 6).

Rudy Boesch - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S1: Borneo 1.62 16.10 0.10 10 8 11 0.90 2.12 - - - 1.01 3.74
S8: All-Stars 0.20 0.57 0.35 1 3 2 0.36 2.00 - - - 0.72 2.20
Career 1.82 16.66 0.11 11 11 13 0.84 2.49 - - - 0.95 3.01
Rudy Boesch - Challenge record
  • S1 logo Borneo challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Buried Treasure - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11; 3 sit-outs):

    • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Close race, but Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired, unnamed, but similar to "Shoulder the Load") - Tagi loses again, apparently.
    • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - Stacey wins the tie-breaker against Gervase, and Tagi wins.
    • Borneo Ep. 3 RC: "In From the Deep" - Tagi wins fishing gear.
    • Borneo Ep. 3 IC: "Rescue Mission" - One of Tagi's stretcher carriers, but Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 4 RC: "SOS Signal" - Does a lot of sitting, Tagi wins.
    • Borneo Ep. 4 IC: "Buried Treasure" - Digs with Hatch on the final leg, carries the chest, and Tagi wins again.
    • Borneo Ep. 5 RC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Sits out, Tagi loses.
    • Borneo Ep. 5 IC: "Shipwrecked" - Does not get rescued by Kelly before Tagi loses again.
    • Borneo Ep. 6 RC: "Abandoned Barracks" - Sits out, and thanks to Hatch, Tagi loses again.
    • Borneo Ep. 6 IC: "Obstacle Course" - Sits out as Tagi wins. Gets the idol from Snake Island, though.


    Squared Off - Ep9 IC
    Hands on a Hard Idol - F3 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-14): (Mean % finish: 45.5%)

    • Borneo Ep. 7 IC: "Snake Island Relay" - Sixth out in first round, at 1:18 mark (5th/10).
    • Borneo Ep. 8 RC: "Survivor Archery" - One of three people to completely miss the target (bottom 3/9).
    • Borneo Ep. 8 IC: "End of the Line" - Not among the leaders (bottom 5/9).
    • Borneo Ep. 9 RC: "Out on a Limb" - Not among the two leaders, apparently (bottom 6/8).
    • Borneo Ep. 9 IC: "Squared Off" - Somehow, Rudy wins! (1st/8).
    • Borneo Ep. 10 RC: "Bamboozled" - With Kelly & Colleen, eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/7).
    • Borneo Ep. 10 IC: "Fast Fire" - Better than Gervase, but not the winner (bottom 6/7).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 RC1: "Survivor Quiz" - With Colleen eliminated just before final round (tie-3rd/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 RC2: (weight loss guessing, unaired) - Rudy's guess is off by 6 lbs (4th/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 11 IC: "Walk the Plank" - First off, to avoid Hatch's singing, at 90 minutes (6th/6).
    • Borneo Ep. 12 RC: "Mud Pack" - Least mud gathered, at about 10 pounds (5th/5).
    • Borneo Ep. 12 IC: "Witch Hunt" - "I dunno" if Rudy would ever have finished (5th/5).
    • Borneo Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - Gets 5/9 right, one more than Hatch (3rd/4).
    • Borneo Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Hands on a Hard Idol" - Outlasts Hatch's quit, but absent-mindedly takes his hand off at 4 hrs, 11 minutes, losing to Kelly (2nd/3).


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

    • None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest For Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Float Your Boat - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-3):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Saboga loses big (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Saboga wins, gives reward to both other tribes (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Saboga is dead last once again (3rd/3).


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • All-Stars: None.


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.36
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.07
    Mean% Finish: 45.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Rudy Boesch - Tribal Council record
  • S1 logo Borneo Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    F3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11):


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Borneo, Ep. 1: Three votes, from Kelly, Stacey, and Sonja.
    • Borneo, Ep. 3: Two votes, from Kelly and Stacey.
    • Borneo, Ep. 5: One vote, from Sean.
    • Borneo, Ep. 7: One vote, from Gretchen.
    • Borneo, Ep. 13 (F3 vote): One vote, from Kelly (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 2: Three votes, from Jenna L, Jerri, and Ethan (voted out, 3-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11
    Tribals: 13
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Rudy Boesch - Pictures
  • S1 logo Borneo image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Rudy Boesch - Interviews
Rudy Boesch - Bios
  • S1 logo Borneo bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:


    "Rudy joined the Navy in April of 1945 and immediately volunteered for 'secret and hazardous duty' with the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders, highly classified naval commando units. In 1951, six years after Scout and Raider training at Fort Pierce, Florida, Rudy completed UDT (Underwater Demolition Teams) training in Little Creek, Virginia, and was assigned to UDT-2 (redesignated as UDT-21 in 1953). He remained in UDT-21 for the next 11 years. During this period, he completed numerous specialized schools and deployed routinely to the Mediterranean and Caribbean areas with the Naval Amphibious Forces. Rudy became a proficient combat swimmer and expert in small-boat operations. In 1962, Rudy was one of the 50 hand-selected officers of the original SEAL (Sea-Air-Land) Team TWO, becoming one of their most distinguished members.


    In 1967, Rudy was advanced to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and, between combat tours, served as the senior enlisted position of Command Master Chief. From 1968-1970, Rudy completed two combat deployments to Vietnam. Among his numerous awards, Rudy earned the Bronze Star Medal for heroic action during more than 45 combat operations. During and after his stint in Vietnam, Rudy was delegated the "Chief SEAL," and set physical and operational standards at SEAL Team TWO.


    In the late 1980's, Rudy became the Naval Special Warfare Community "Bull Frog," a distinguishing award presented to the SEAL serving the longest time on active duty. Instead of retiring, Rudy was selected as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to USSOCOM. In August of 1988, Rudy headed to Tampa, Florida and entered into the "inner circle" of the Special Operations Command to advise on all enlisted matters of the Joint command. For his extraordinary performance, Rudy was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal - an award not often given to an enlisted man.


    Master Chief Rudy retired from the U.S. Navy after completing over 45 years continuous activity. He was honorably discharged on August 1, 1990. Rudy and Marge, his wife of 42 years, are now involved in extensive volunteer work. In 1992, Rudy captained a 38' power boat during the Americas Cup 1992 event. In 1996, he captained a support boat at the Summer Olympic Games. He continues as a Red Cross Volunteer and drives support vehicles and performs essential services during disaster-relief operations. He is also a volunteer for the Virginia Beach Police Department. Involved with many organizations, Rudy is a founding member of the UDT-SEAL Association and a founding member of the Association's Board of Directors, having once served as their President. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Special Operations Fund.


    Rudy currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He and Marge have three children, Ellen Marie, Patricia Ann and Barbara Jean, and one granddaughter, Kelsey. His birth date is January 20, 1928."

  • S8 logo All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS All-Stars bio page: (No changes from the Borneo one, above).