Spencer Bledsoe - Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 76 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Cagayan (2014) - 4th place, 15th out - 8th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "It's Do or Die" (Day 37).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 2nd place (tie), no jury votes.

  • Received zero jury votes to tie for 2nd (10-0-0) in Episode 14, "Lie, Cheat and Steal" (Day 39).

Spencer Bledsoe - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 4.41 11.94 0.37 6 8 12 0.49 1.17 - - - 0.86 5.58
S31: Cambodia 3.95 14.93 0.26 9 11 14 0.64 1.20 0 10 0.00 0.90 5.15
Career 8.36 26.87 0.31 15 19 26 0.57 1.18 0 10 0.00 0.88 5.36
Spencer Bledsoe - Challenge record
  • S28 logo Cagayan challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Octopus' Garden - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5.5*-for-13):

    • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pushes the cart for Luzon, which finishes last (3rd/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Phish Farm" - Single-handedly blows a gigantic lead, as both opposing tribes easily pass her on the puzzle stage; Luzon finishes last (3rd/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Mazed and Confused" - Tosses water & works the maze with Kass; Luzon manages second (2nd*/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 4 RC: "Haulin' Oats" - With Kass, blindfolded and collecting items for Luzon, which blows a lead on the final item and loses again (3rd/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 4 IC: "Octopus' Garden" - Swims and shoots baskets for Luzon, which, thanks to poor rebounding, finishes dead last, despite Aparri's attempts to throw the challenge (3rd/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 5 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Now with Aparri, fails (with Jeremiah) to remove Cliff from Solana's pole in consecutive bouts, and Aparri loses, 2-1.
    • Cagayan Ep. 5 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Participates for Aparri, and Aparri wins.
    • Cagayan Ep. 6 RC: "Idol Hands" - Beats Woo in the first bout, but loses to him in the final one. Aparri loses, 4-2.
    • Cagayan Ep. 6 IC: "Styx" - Helps Sarah with the puzzle, as Aparri loses again.
    • Cagayan Ep. 8 RC: "Rise and Shine" - Helps LJ with the puzzle for the winning team.
    • Cagayan Ep. 9 RC: "Supertramp" - With Tony & Jeremiah, enjoys a spa retreat as part of the winning team.
    • Cagayan Ep. 10 RC: "Rove, Rove, Rove Your Boat" - Rows & works the puzzle for the winning team (with Tasha, Jeremiah, and Jefra).
    • Cagayan Ep. 12 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Works the puzzle, with Woo and Kass, part of the winning team that delivers school supplies to local kids.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of Cagayan count as half a win.


    Keep On Your Toes - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-9): (Mean % finish: 60%)

    • Cagayan Ep. 7 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - First to drop out, part of the mass fall-off at the Rd.3 transition (11th/11)
    • Cagayan Ep. 8 IC: "Keep On Your Toes" - Lasts 90 minutes, and Spencer wins! (1st/10).
    • Cagayan Ep. 9 IC: "Living Color" - One of four people eliminated in Rd. 2 on the 6th tile (tie-4th/9).
    • Cagayan Ep. 10 IC: "Hard to Handle" - Outlasts all but Tasha, into round 3 (2nd/8).
    • Cagayan Ep. 11 IC: "Inside Track" - Has one ball placed when Tasha wins (tie-3rd/7).
    • Cagayan Ep. 12 IC: "Combo Platter" - Eventually, after repeated tries, Spencer wins! (1st/6).
    • Cagayan Ep. 13 RC: "Mud Run" - Apparently finishes second, slightly ahead of Woo (2nd/5).
    • Cagayan Ep. 13 IC: "Jacob's Ladder" - Passes Tony on the slide puzzle, and Spencer wins again (1st/5).
    • Cagayan Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Vertigo" - Second to reach the puzzle stage, but all are passed by Kass (tie-2nd/4).


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

    • None.
  • S31 logo Cambodia challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Blind Leading the Blind - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.5*-for-11):

    • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the torch, makes a too-late last-ditch effort to retrieve the key after Kelly swaps out; Ta Keo loses.
    • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Helps haul the crate, work the puzzle, but Ta Keo loses again.
    • Cambodia Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Retrieves keys and works the puzzle for New Bayon, which somehow manages to avoid losing (2nd*/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Collects pieces, works the puzzle, and Bayon wins (1st/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 RC: "In the Barrel" - Rolls the barrel, swaps in to place three balls, but Bayon loses (3rd/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 5 IC: "Air Raid" - Hits two of Bayon's targets, but Bayon loses again (3rd/3).
    • Cambodia Ep. 6 RC: "Slip, Slide & Score" - Now with new New Ta Keo, not shown competing, but Ta Keo wins.
    • Cambodia Ep. 6 IC: "Cambodian Catering" - Wins (with Woo) at eating tarantulas,but thanks to Ciera and Kass, Ta Keo loses, 4-3.
    • Cambodia Ep. 8 RC: "Boats, Brains & Brawn" - Part of the losing team, with Jeremy, Stephen, Spencer, Savage, and Abi.
    • Cambodia Ep. 9 RC: "Styx" - Works the puzzle for the winning team, with Ciera, Joe, Tasha, and Stephen.
    • Cambodia Ep. 10 RC: "Basket Brawl" - Appears twice, scores one point, and part of the winning team, with Ciera, Joe, Tasha, and Abi.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of Cambodia count as half a win.


    Step On Up - Final 6 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-13): (Mean % finish: 62%)

    • Cambodia, Ep. 7 IC: "Hard to Handle" - Twelfth to drop out, behind only Joe (2nd/13).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 8 IC: "Take the Reins" - Tenth to drop out, in the third round (3rd/12).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Jumps in the first round to race Stephen for advantage, loses (11th/11).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 10 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - One of eight people who opt to sit out for improved shelter (10th/10).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11 RC: "Folklore" - Gets all five medallions, but just seconds behind Stephen (2nd/9).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 11 IC: "The Game Is Afoot" - Narrowly ahead of Joe after starting last, and Spencer wins (1st/9).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 12 RC: "Jungle Love" - One of 3 to toss sandbags but not hit anything (tie-3rd/7).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 12 IC: "Over Extended" - Second to the puzzle, but solves it immediately; Spencer wins (1st/7).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Step On Up" - First to the puzzle table, and Spencer wins again! (1st/6).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Last to retrieve all 6 bags, places no puzzle pieces (5th/5).
    • Cambodia, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Reaches the five-ball stage, falls just short (2nd/4).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 10.0*
    Played: 24
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 22
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.27
    Mean% Finish: 67%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Spencer Bledsoe - Tribal Council record
  • S28 logo Cagayan Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/1; 0 votes voided)

    • Cagayan, Ep. 8: Finds an idol clue in his napkin at the Outback Steakhouse reward. Despite Woo stealing the clue and showing it to everyone, Spencer still manages to find the idol, undetected.
    • Cagayan, Ep. 10: Plays his idol for himself, but receives no votes against him, as Jeremiah is voted out instead.


    VFB: Votes for the person booted (6/11):


    VAP: Votes against (8):

    • Cagayan, Ep. 4: One vote, from J'Tia.
    • Cagayan, Ep. 9: One vote, from LJ.
    • Cagayan, Ep. 11: Three votes, from Trish, Kass, and Jefra.
    • Cagayan, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Three votes, from Tony, Kass, and Woo (voted out, 3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Cagayan, Ep. 14: Voted (and stumped) for Tony Vlachos (who won, 8-1).
  • S31 logo Cambodia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.


    VFB: Votes for the person booted (9/14):


    VAP: Votes against (11):

    • Cambodia, Ep. 2: Four votes, from Abi-Maria, Kelley, Shirin, and Terry.
    • Cambodia, Ep. 5: One vote, from Monica.
    • Cambodia, Ep. 6: Three votes, from Kelly, Savage, and Woo.
    • Cambodia, Ep. 14 (Final 5 vote): Two votes, from Kelley and Keith.
    • Cambodia, Ep. 14 (Final 4 vote): One vote, from Kelley.


    Jury votes received (0/10):

    • Cambodia, Ep. 14: Received zero jury votes, finished tied for second behind Jeremy Collins, 10-0-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 0
  • Voting record
    VFB: 15
    Tribals: 26
    VAP: 19
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: 10
Spencer Bledsoe - Pictures
  • S28 logo Cagayan image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Spencer Bledsoe - Interviews
  • S28 logo Cagayan interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • None, apart from the CBS one, embedded below.


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/22/14): "Cagayan Final Four Interviews with Tony, Woo, Kass, and Spencer"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/23/14): "Spencer: 'I Had A Goal to See the Right Person Win'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (5/23/14): "Spencer Bledsoe on the Highs and Lows of Survivor"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/24/14): "Spencer Bledsoe Talks Survivor: Cagayan"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/26/14): "A Sitdown with Spencer to Recap All of Cagayan"
    • Dom Harvey & Colin Stone at the Dom & Colin Podcast (6/22/14): "Examining Cagayan with Spencer Bledsoe"
  • S31 logo Cambodia interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/15/15): "Survivor: Second Chances | Spencer Bledsoe Interview"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (8/27/15): "Spencer: 'People... Think Kass and I Are Secret Friends'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (9/15/15): "It's Time for Spencer Bledsoe's Survivor Second Chance"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (9/17/15): "Spencer Bledsoe on if he'll provide more or fewer temper tantrums this season"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/17/15): "Spencer: 'Jeremy Got Me to Shoot Myself In the Foot'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/17/15): "Exit Interviews with the Winner + Players from the Final 6 - 12/17/15"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/17/15): "Spencer Bledsoe weighs the costs of his Tribal Council threats to Jeremy'"
Spencer Bledsoe - Bios
  • S28 logo Cagayan bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Captain of my high school cross country and track teams, Georgia’s 2009-2010 High School Chess Champion, tying for 1st at the World Open Chess tournament for a prize of $6,609 and becoming a U.S. Chess Expert.
    Inspiration in Life: The former governor Mitt Romney has been successful in everything he’s ever attempted, be it private equity, business/law school or running the Olympics. He has accumulated enormous wealth in starting several successful business ventures and constitutes the perfect embodiment of capitalism.
    Hobbies: Chess, ultimate frisbee and partying.
    Pet Peeves: People who are stupid but still voice their opinions, incompetent leaders, those who don’t respect intelligence and those who expect handouts in life. 3 Words to Describe You: Brilliant, competitive and arrogant.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? A chess board – with a chess board present, I know I have the ability to impress whoever I’m with. Regular practice is also important. The American Flag – perhaps my biggest source of pride is being an American; and The Economist – This is my preferred news source (despite the fact that it’s perceived as “snobbish”).
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: The cleverness and strategic planning of Stephen, but the personality of Marty. Like Marty, I am a natural leader and can come off as pompous or bombastic. Also, I shared Marty’s disdain for Jane on S21.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: The competition. I’m insanely competitive in chess, pursuing a career in investment banking, and everything I do. I want to play the game of Survivor for the challenge, the competition and the chance to prove myself in such an epic game, under such trying circumstances. Also, the money. The expected value of playing Survivor is, monetarily alone, worth more than most peoples’ salaries. I love $1,000,000 almost as much as winning.
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’m a strong leader despite my young age, and have worked well in a team in a number of different academic, athletic and chess-related capacities. I’m also extremely competitive and would be a large asset to a tribe in puzzles and endurance-related challenges, as well as strategic competitions.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I’m the chess expert who can plan my victory 10 moves in advance. I can use economic game theory to know the incentives of those around me. I’m the only guy who has these skills and is still personable enough to win. Think of me as a John Cochran who doesn’t suck.
    Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? A Brain, in both life and Survivor super fandom. I've seen every episode. I know the game inside and out. I'll know what I'm doing in camp life; I could probably even build a shelter just using rocks. When my body is withered and I'm left with only my t-shirt and tighty whities, I won't be a little boy out there. I'll rely on my mind.
    Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? What type of person excels in Survivor? The person who pushes the game forward strategically - the Rob Cesternino, Yul Kwon or Todd Hertzog [sic.]. A Parvati or Ozzy may slip through the cracks, but this is a brain game."

  • S31 logo Cambodia bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (nothing to see there):


    Official CBS pre-game interview: