Shane Powers - Survivor: Panama - Exile Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

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Shane Powers - 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
S12: Panama 1.00 9.67 0.10 4 9 7 0.55 1.23 - - - 0.65 2.23
Career 1.00 9.67 0.10 4 9 7 0.55 1.23 - - - 0.65 2.23


Shane Powers - 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.


Shane Powers - Challenge record
S12 logo  S12: Panama challenges

Ep3 RC: Cross Fire

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-13; 1 2nd):

  • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - Older men are second to the puzzle, don't lose (2nd/4).
  • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Crosses obstacles, but Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Helps bail and haul, Casaya loses again.
  • Panama Ep. 3 RC: "Cross Fire" - Makes two catches, but Casaya loses, 5-4.
  • Panama Ep. 3 IC: "Battle Dig" - Battles Austin for a point, loses, but Casaya wins, 3-2.
  • Panama Ep. 4 RC: "Puzzle Paranoia" - Retrieves his piece, and Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 4 IC: "Sea Level Tree Level" - Fetches water with Courtney; Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 5 RC: "For Cod's Sake" - Retrieves and tosses fish; Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 5 IC: "Buried at Sea" - Works the puzzle with Bob Dawg, but Casaya loses.
  • Panama Ep. 6 RC/IC: "In-Cog-Neato" - Retrieves a puzzle piece, and Casaya wins.
  • Panama Ep. 8 RC: "Rock the Boat" - Teamed with Austin and Terry; barely loses.
  • Panama Ep. 9 RC: "Get Hooked" - With Aras, Danielle, Cirie on the losing team.
  • Panama Ep. 11 RC: "The Key of Sea" - With Aras and Cirie on the losing team.


Ep8 IC: Ups and Downs

Individual challenge record (0-for-7; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 31.8%)

  • Panama Ep. 7 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Drops at 13 min., after Probst says no food (6th/10).
  • Panama Ep. 8 IC: "Ups and Downs" - Eliminated in the second round (tie-4th/9).
  • Panama Ep. 9 IC: "Marine Memory" - Sits out to eat instead (tie-8th/8).
  • Panama Ep. 10 RC: "Voo Doo" - Fifth person eliminated (3rd/7).
  • Panama Ep. 11 IC: "Hold Your Own" - First person to drop, 13 min. in (6th/6).
  • Panama Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Eliminated in first round, gets reward (5th/5).
  • Panama Ep. 12 IC: "Perch" - Not close to contending for the win (5th/5).


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

  • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Does not participate.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
2nd place: 1
Played: 13
Win%: 0.42
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 7
Sat out: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 31.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Shane Powers - Tribal Council record
S12 logo  S12: Panama Tribal

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Panama: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):


VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Panama, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Cirie and Melinda.
  • Panama, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Austin, Nick, Sally, and Terry.
  • Panama, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Aras, Cirie, and Danielle (voted out, 3-1-1).


Jury votes made (0/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 7
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Shane Powers - Pictures
  • Shane Powers
    Panama intro shot
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    Panama intro shot
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    Bonus Panama intro shot
  • Shane Powers
    Full cast arrival at Exile Island, Day 1
  • Shane Powers
    With the "older men" tribe
  • Shane Powers
    Terry wins the Ep1 Hero RC for the "older men"!
  • Shane Powers
    Tending the fire, to avoid yelling at his tribemates
  • Shane Powers
    Thinking that maybe quitting smoking cold turkey wasn't the best plan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Checking out the puzzle
  • Shane Powers
    Watching Bruce toss the ring to secure second place
  • Shane Powers
    Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance campaign video
  • Shane Powers
    With Jeremy, waiting to see who made the Second Chance cut
  • Shane Powers
    *Sigh*, just Jeremy
Shane Powers - Interviews
S12 logo  S12: Panama interviews

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Polly Leider at (5/4/06): "It's All Over for Shane"
  • Allison Corneau at (5/11/06): "Survivor's Shane Smoked by Betrayal"
  • Dalton Ross at (1/18/21): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Shane Powers considered using cocaine before challenges"
Shane Powers - Bio
S12 logo  S12: Panama bio

Official Survivor: Panama - Exile Island bio page excerpts (1/9/06):

"Shane Powers was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. After finishing high school, Powers moved to Los Angeles.

In 1999, Powers and two business partners established a boutique specialty marketing company with the goal of effectively branding products. On the side, Powers makes time to coach his son's football team. Previous employment included work as a club promoter and restaurant manager.

Powers describes himself as witty, outgoing and funny. His most important accomplishment, still in progress, is raising his son. His hobbies include basketball, softball, writing and frequenting bookstores.

Powers believes he can be the Sole Survivor because of his unmatched communication skills. He believes he is also a physical threat and has the ability to manipulate people and not have them be resentful. If he wins, he wants to buy some real equipment and a great field for his son's football team.

Powers currently resides in Los Angeles under the watchful eye of his son, Boston. His birth date is November 28, 1970."