'Shambo' Waters - Survivor: Samoa
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Samoa (2009) - 6th place, 15th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "Two Brains are Better than One" (Day 15).

'Shambo' Waters - 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 1.28 9.30 0.14 3 6 8 0.36 1.05 - - - 0.50 2.33
Career 1.28 9.30 0.14 3 6 8 0.36 1.05 - - - 0.50 2.33
'Shambo' Waters - Challenge record
  • S19 logo Samoa challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Canoe Dueling - Ep7 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-11; 4 sit-outs):

    • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Helps work the puzzle; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Participates; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Sits out, as Galu wins again.
    • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Sits out again, as Galu finally loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Downs her smoothie easily, Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Sits out, as Galu wins.
    • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Russ Swan collapses, is medically evacuated. Challenge not counted.]
    • Samoa Ep. 7 RC: "Brain Food" - Sits out, as Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Helps push the canoe, and Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - Retrieves and arranges the poles; purple team wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Pulls the ropes for the losing yellow team.
    • Samoa Ep. 13 RC: "Coco Plunk" - Drops 14 coconuts, but the yellow team wins.


    Square Peg Round Hole - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % finish: 46.1%)

    • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Hits it foul, no points, does not win (tie-4th/5).
    • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Reaches the finals, does not win (2nd/11).
    • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/10).
    • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop a Log" - First to drop out, with one knot left (9th/9).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Eliminated by Jaison (6-1) in the first round (tie-5th/8).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Walk on Water" - Lands one bag (tie-4th/7).
    • Samoa Ep. 13 IC: "Combo Platter" - Not up to six numbers when Brett wins (tie-5th/6).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-2): (Mean % finish: 75%)

    • Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Makes up ground on the puzzle, but Galu loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 4 RC: "Bocce in a Box" - Ineffective second thrower, but Galu wins.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 4
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 46.1%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.50
    Mean% Finish: 75%
'Shambo' Waters - Tribal Council record
  • S19 logo Samoa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Samoa, Ep. 3: Receives the second clue while visiting Foa Foa (Day 7).
    • Samoa, Ep. 5: Receives the third clue while re-visiting Foa Foa (Day 12).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/8):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Samoa, Ep. 12 (F8 vote): One vote, from Dave.
    • Samoa, Ep. 13: Five votes, from Brett, Jaison, Mick, Natalie, and Russell (voted out, 5-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Samoa:, Ep. 14: Voted for Russell Hantz, who finished second, 7-2-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 8
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
'Shambo' Waters - Pictures
  • S19 logo Samoa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
'Shambo' Waters - Interviews
  • S19 logo Samoa interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (9/15/09): "Shannon 'Shambo' Waters: 'I can't completely be myself because I will rub people the wrong way'"
    • CBS "Meet the cast" video (YouTube)


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (12/20/09): "Castaway Interview: Shannon 'Shambo' Waters"
    • Lynette Rice at EW.com (12/18/09): "Shambo to Russell: No hard feelings, ya big galoot!"
    • Marian Lu at the Seattle Times (12/18/09): "Survivor's Shannon Waters - 'I was wounded in every shape and form"
'Shambo' Waters - Bios
  • S19 logo Samoa bio (click to expand/collapse)

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


    "Shannon Waters is proud to be the first female Marine Sergeant to play the game of Survivor. Although she has completed her military service and is now in the world of sales, Shannon will always remain true to her roots as a second generation Marine.


    After serving her country for five years, Shannon went onto become a chef before changing gears to be a sales representative for a food service company. She credits her success to her industry knowledge and people skills. In her sales role, she feels connected to people soon after meeting them and is able to understand how to deliver what they genuinely need. This ability helped her achieve “Salesman of the Year” in 2008, along with the support of a great sales team.


    On the weekends, Shannon splits her time between riding her Harley, which she’s affectionately named “Chunky”, enjoying the companionship of her dogs and hanging out with family. As number 8 out of 9 kids, she has plenty of family in close proximity to keep her busy.


    Shannon is committed to preparing for the game. She has lost 4 pant sizes and 70 pounds but admits that she may have trouble staying under the radar. “I’m like this ball of energy just ready to explode, because I’m putting it out there and I think that rocks.”


    Shannon is a native of Renton, Wash., where she currently resides with her canine kids Bruce and Kali."