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Getting Barrelled
Getting barrelled nicaragua espada
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring accuracy challenge.
Appearances: Nicaragua
South Pacific

Getting Barrelled (also known as Sandbagging) is an accuracy challenge that originated in Survivor: Nicaragua, and was modified for a Duel in South Pacific.


Each tribe races to retrieve ten barrels from a field and roll them back to a designated platform where the barrels are placed upright. Once all the barrels are in place, one contestant at a time will attempt to throw sandbags onto the top of the barrels. The first tribe to land a sandbag on each barrel would win the challenge.

The individual variant excludes the barrel retrieval, with the first person to land a sandbag on each of the designated set of barrels winning the challenge.


The challenge debuted in Survivor: Nicaragua as a combined Reward/Immunity Challenge. The Medallion of Power was still in play, with an advantage to start the challenge with two barrels already in place, with a sandbag on top. La Flor, in possession of the medallion, chose not to use it, but still managed to win the challenge when Espada struggled to communicate in the final stage of the challenge. La Flor took home immunity, as well as a basket of fruits, spices and herbs (A clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol was also hidden in the basket).

In Survivor: South Pacific, the first stage of the challenge was eliminated to accommodate a Duel. The first person to land a sandbag on each of the ten barrels won the duel and the right to remain at Redemption Island. Christine Shields Markoski narrowly beat Mark Caruso (10-9), eliminating him from the game.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
Glitter in Their Eyes
Tribal Immunity/Reward S21 alina tS21 benry tS21 brenda t
S21 chase tS21 fabio tS21 kellyb t
S21 kellys tS21 naonka tS21 sash t
La Flor
South Pacific
Duel S23 christine t
Christine Shields Markoski




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