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Nick Stanbury
S12 Nick Stanbury
Contestant Profile
Born: July 21, 1980 (1980-07-21) (age 36)
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Occupation: Financial Sales
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Panama
Tribe(s): Viveros
► La Mina
Gitanos
Finish: 10/16
Alliance(s): La Mina Alliance
Challenge Wins: 6
Votes Against: 6
Days Lasted: 18
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Nicholas "Nick" Stanbury is a contestant from Survivor: Panama.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Nick Stanbury grew up in Riverton, Wyoming. He attended his freshman year of college at Montana State University in Bozeman. He transferred to Arizona State University his sophomore year and eventually received concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and supply chain management.

Stanbury is currently working as a waiter while he awaits word on his law school applications. In law school, he wants to study international and natural resources law, which he hopes will provide many different opportunities to see more of the world. He previously worked in radio sales and as an Operations Analyst at Parker Aerospace.

Stanbury's hobbies include basketball, golf, fly fishing, surfing, reading and traveling. He describes himself as curious, loving and overly analytical. He is proudest of his family, especially his sister Natasha and his boys in Tempe, who never cease to amaze him. He feels he'll be the Sole Survivor because of his willingness to try anything and his enjoyment of the learning that comes with both success and failure. He wants to be on SURVIVOR so he can travel, learn about himself in a difficult situation and meet smart, beautiful women.

Stanbury is currently single and residing in Tempe, Arizona. His birth date is July 21, 1980.[1]

Survivor: Panama

Nick started the game on the younger males Viveros tribe. At the first Reward Challenge of the season his tribe managed to win a reward of fire in theform of flint. When the tribe reached their camp he made strong connections with all his tribe mates. Viveros narrowly beat out Casaya for immunity, keeping Nick safe from Tribal Council.

After the Day 4 tribe switch Nick moved to La Mina along with ally Austin Carty. He quickly formed an alliance with original La Mina members Dan Barry and Terry Deitz. His alliance was not tested although since La Mina continued their winning streak by winning the following Reward and Immunity Challenges.

In Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners Nick enjoyed the comfort that came with winning the Reward Challenge. At the Immunity Challenge La Mina's winning streak ended when Casaya won immunity. Nick and his closest ally Austin talked to Misty Giles and Sally Schumann about voting out the tribes weakest member, Ruth-Marie Milliman. The men agreed to the alliance, unaware that Dan and Terry had made an alliance with Ruth-Marie. Eventually Dan and Terry convinced Nick and and Austin to vote for Misty since she was the biggest strategic threat, so Misty was voted out at La Mina's first Tribal Council. La Mina lost the next Reward Challenge followed by the next Immunity Challenge. Nick and his alliance deemed Ruth-Marie to be too much of a physical liability and although they had an alliance, she was voted out at the next Tribal Council.

La Mina lost again at the episode 5 Reward Challenge but was able to make a come-back from their losing streak and ended up winning the Immunity Challenge. After winning the combine Reward and Immunity Challenge in Salvation and Desertion Casaya won the right to choose a member from La Mina to head to Exile Island, thus becoming safe at the Tribal Council. Sally, who was the alliances next target, was selected, thus making the majority alliance turn on itself. Nick and Austin voted for Dan since he was the weakest remaining member of the tribe and after convincing Terry to do the same, Dan was voted off.

After the merge in the following episode Nick was in the minority. He revealed in a confessional that his Survivor dream was to make the jury. His head was on the chopping block because he was a large physical threat. After trying his hardest at the first Individual Immunity Challenge he was narrowly beat out by Terry. The Casaya alliance was split between voting out Nick and Austin. Despite Austin revealing his strategy to appear weak at the Immunity Challenge, Nick was voted out that night, narrowly missing out on fulfilling his dream of making the jury.

Voting History

Nick's Voting History
Episode Nick's
Votes
Voted Against
Nick
1 Viveros Tribe Immune
2 La Mina Tribe Immune
3 Misty -
4 Ruth-Marie -
5 La Mina Tribe Immune
6 Dan -
8 Shane Aras, Bruce, Cirie,
Courtney, Danielle, Shane
Voted Off, Day 18

Post-Survivor

  • On January 9, 2010, Nick attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • Since October 2014, Nick is a Associate Vice President for University Engagement.[2]

Trivia

  • Nick revealed in a confessional that his dream on Survivor is to be part of the jury. Unfortunately, he was eliminated one Tribal Council before the jury stage began.
  • Nick holds the record for the fewest days played among contestants who made the merge, with 18, tied with Julie McGee from Survivor: San Juan del Sur.

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