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Ian Rosenberger
S10 Ian Rosenberger
Contestant Profile
Born: August 24, 1981 (1981-08-24) (age 35)
Hometown: Key West, Florida
Occupation: Dolphin Trainer
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Koror
Finish: 3/20
Alliance(s): Koror Alliance
Challenge Wins: 15
Votes Against: 5
Days Lasted: 38

Ian Anthony Rosenberger[1] is a contestant from Survivor: Palau.

He is one of the more well known players from Palau, especially for his alliance with Tom Westman, which lasted until Ian gave up in the Final Immunity Challenge and asked Tom to vote him out in order to reaffirm his friendship with Tom and Katie Gallagher.


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Born and raised on a horse farm in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, Ian Rosenberger attended Quigley Catholic High School in Baden. While there, he lettered in soccer and spent his summers as a camp counselor. He also volunteered his time with the McGuire Home, an organization that helps children with mental and physical disabilities.

Rosenberger will soon be a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in agricultural extension and educational leadership. Last year, he served as the president of the university's Undergraduate Student Government and as Penn State's Homecoming King. Currently, Rosenberger works as a dolphin trainer and dolphin-assisted therapist for children with disabilities in Key Largo, Florida. He was previously employed as an outdoor adventure group dynamics facilitator, wedding disc jockey, street performer at a major amusement park and construction worker.

Rosenberger enjoys being outside, playing good music with his friends and reading. He describes himself as gregarious and passionate. He is most proud of participating in Penn State's Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, where he did not sit or sleep for 48 hours and helped raise $3 million for children with cancer.

Rosenberger is currently single and living in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He has one younger sister, Kahla (12). His birth date is August 24, 1981.[2]


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Voting History

Ian's Voting History
Episode Ian's
Voted Against
1 Koror Tribe Immune
2 Koror Tribe Immune
3 Koror Tribe Immune
4 Koror Tribe Immune
5 Willard -
6 Koror Tribe Immune
7 Koror Tribe Immune
8 Koror Tribe Immune
9 Coby -
10 No vote
11 Stephenie Individual Immunity
12 Gregg Individual Immunity
13 Caryn Caryn
14 Jenn;
Jenn, Tom;
Ineligible Tom
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In The Ultimate Shock, the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Ian and Jenn, forcing a revote. Nobody changed their vote on the revote, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Ian won the tiebreaker and remained in the game.


  • On January 9, 2010, Ian attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • Ian got married to Samia Brahimi on April 30, 2016.[3]



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