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Survivor: Guatemala
Guatemala NB
Season 11
Filming Location Laguna Yaxhá,
Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo National Park,
El Petén, Guatemala
Season Run September 15, 2005 – December 11, 2005
Filming Dates June 27, 2005 – August 4, 2005
Survivors 18
Winner Danni Boatwright
Runner(s)-up Stephenie LaGrossa
Tribes ██ Nakúm
██ Yaxhá
██ Xhakúm
Returnees Stephenie LaGrossa (20)
Cast
Guatemala Cast
Opening Sequence
Survivor Guatemala intro01:03

Survivor Guatemala intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season Palau
Next Season Panama

Survivor: Guatemala - The Mayan Empire (known simply as Survivor: Guatemala) is the eleventh season of the US reality show Survivor.

Danni Boatwright was crowned the Sole Survivor after beating fellow finalist Stephenie LaGrossa in a 6-1 landslide, only losing the vote of Rafe Judkins.

Production/CastingEdit

Applications were due January 14, 2005. Around March, 800 applicants were selected for an interview by CBS. Out of these 800, 48 semi-finalists were selected to go to Los Angeles sometime around April 2005. There, 16 of the nominees were chosen to participate on the show. Shooting began in June and ended in August.

This season also features the return of Survivor: Palau fan favorites Stephenie LaGrossa and Bobby Jon Drinkard, raising the number of contestants to 18. Other notable contestants include former beauty queen and model-turned radio announcer Danni Boatwright and ex-NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom.

Alternates include Survivor: The Australian Outback contestants Michael Skupin and Rodger BinghamSurvivor: Palau contestants Jonathan Libby and Wanda Shirk, and Survivor: Marquesas contestant Hunter Ellis. But, Hunter declined and Michael, Rodger, Jonathan, and Wanda were cut.

Twists/ChangesEdit

  • One returnee per tribe: Two former contestants return for another chance to win, one for each tribe.
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 10, a tribe switch occurred.
  • Double Tribal Council: On one occasion, both tribes have to attend Tribal Council. They play for reward, with the winners competing for individual immunity and the opportunity to observe the losing tribe's Tribal Council, and vote for one person to receive immunity.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: Located around the Xhakúm campsite is a small wooden totem that can be used as a form of individual immunity. Clues are given to winners of challenges. The Idol is played before the vote to detract particular voting blocs from targeting the player in question. Once the idol is played, it is discarded.

CastawaysEdit

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
S11 jim t Jim Lynch
63, Northglenn, CO
Nakúm 1st Voted Out
Day 3
8
S11 morgan t Morgan McDevitt
21, Decatur, IL
Yaxhá 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
8
S11 brianna t Brianna Varela
21, Edmonds, WA
Yaxhá 3rd Voted Out
Day 8
7
S11 brooke t Brooke Struck
25, Hood River, OR
Nakúm Nakúm 4th Voted Out
Day 11
5
S11 blake t Blake Towsley
24, Dallas, TX
Nakúm Yaxhá 5th Voted Out
Day 14
5
S11 margaret t Margaret Bobonich
43, Chardon, OH
Nakúm Nakúm 6th Voted Out
Day 15
7
S11 brian t Brian Corridan
22, New York, NY
Yaxhá Yaxhá 7th Voted Out
Day 15
7
S11 amy t Amy O'Hara
39, Revere, MA
Yaxhá Yaxhá 8th Voted Out
Day 18
4
S11 brandon t Brandon Bellinger
22, Manhattan, KS
Nakúm Yaxhá Xhakúm 9th Voted Out
Day 21
6
S11 bobbyjon t Bobby Jon Drinkard
28, Troy, AL
Palau
Nakúm Yaxhá 10th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
8
S11 jamie t Jamie Newton
24, North Hollywood, CA
Yaxhá Nakúm 11th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
10
S11 gary t Gary Hogeboom
46, Grand Haven, MI
Yaxhá Yaxhá 12th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
8
S11 judd t Judd Sergeant
34, Ridgefield, NJ
Nakúm Nakúm 13th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
5
S11 cindy t Cindy Hall
31, Naples, FL
Nakúm Nakúm 14th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
6
S11 lydia t Lydia Morales
42, Lakewood, WA
Yaxhá Nakúm 15th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
10
S11 rafe t Rafe Judkins
22, Providence, RI
Yaxhá Nakúm 16th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
2
S11 stephenie t Stephenie LaGrossa
25, Philadelphia, PA
Palau
Yaxhá Nakúm Runner-Up 2
S11 danni t Danni Boatwright
30, Tonganoxie, KS
Nakúm Yaxhá Sole Survivor 1

Season SummaryEdit

Sixteen players were split into two tribes named Nakúm and Yaxhá after two Mayan cities. Each tribe was joined by a contestant from Survivor: Palau, Bobby Jon Drinkard (Nakúm) and Stephenie LaGrossa (Yaxhá).

The first challenge was an 11 mile overnight trek through the jungle to the Mayan ruins, with the tribe to get there first winning additional supplies and the right to to stay at the site, while the losers have to travel to another location to establish their camp. The long trek was hard on both tribes, and continued to affect the contestants' health for the following days. The men of Nakúm were affected the most: Judd Sergeant was nauseous, Jim Lynch tore his biceps, Blake Towsley embedded needles of a poisonous plant, and Bobby Jon collapsed from dehydration and fatigue. Despite all the setbacks, Nakúm was more successful at the challenges in the first nine days, losing only one tribe member (Jim), while Yaxhá went to Tribal Council twice, where they eliminated the least productive members - Morgan McDevitt and Brianna Varela.

Meanwhile, Gary Hogeboom of the Yaxhá tribe was trying to hide his true identity. He knew that he might get voted off if the others find out he was a former NFL player. During one challenge, however, Danni Boatwright, being a sportscaster, identified him. Gary continued to deny it, and claim he was a landscaper, and that his last name is Hawkins, not Hogeboom.

A Tribe Switch occurred on Day 10, leaving Bobby Jon, Danni, Blake, and Brandon Bellinger in the majority at their new tribe - Yaxhá. The new Nakúm had four original members left, and they were joined by four Yaxhá. Immediately after the swap, Stephenie and Jamie Newton formed an alliance with Judd to take control of Nakúm. Rafe Judkins, Cindy Hall, and Lydia Morales also joined this new group. Though the two tribes performances were fairly even in wins and losses, a crucial Immunity Challenge won by Nakúm put them in a decisive 6-4 lead going into the merge. It occurred on Day 18, right after the last pre-merge Tribal Council. The merged tribe's name was Xhakúm a portmanteau of the original tribes' names. Upon merging, the new tribe was informed that a Hidden Immunity Idol was located in the jungle. The advantage Stephenie's alliance had helped them eliminate two of their rivals - Brandon and Bobby Jon - at the first post-merge Tribal Councils.

Judd received a clue to the whereabouts of the Hidden Immunity Idol after winning a Reward Challenge. It said that the Idol was hidden somewhere above the ground. To distract the other players, Judd told the other contestants the opposite of what the clue said. Gary, however, wasn't fooled. He followed Judd into the jungle, and saw where he was looking for the Idol. Gary then found it before Judd could, and used it to save himself from being eliminated. Meanwhile, Jamie was becoming increasingly paranoid, and the majority alliance decided to turn against him and spare Gary one more time. Using Judd's lie to his advantage, Gary tried to convince Stephenie's alliance to keep him in the game, but this time it didn't help, and he was the next out. Gary's words did convince the former Nakúm members that Judd could not be trusted. This, combined with his obnoxious behavior, got him blindsided at the next Tribal Council.

With five contestants remaining, Cindy was given an opportunity to gain everybody's favor at a car reward challenge. Jeff Probst reminded Cindy of the infamous "Car Curse", and offered her to give up the car she just won, and give a car to everybody else. Cindy refused and opted to keep her reward. This act did not sit well with Danni and Rafe, and they convinced Stephanie and Lydia to vote her out. Lydia, the most likeable of the final four, was next to go. At the final Immunity Challenge, Stephenie was unable to beat Danni, leaving Danni to decide whether to take her to the final instead of Rafe. Danni was told by Rafe that she did not have to stay true to a deal they agreed upon earlier, according to which she would take him to the Final Two. Danni decided that she would fare better against Stephenie, and eliminated Rafe. Danni, with six votes to one, was crowned the 11th Sole Survivor.

Episode GuideEdit

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
1 "“Big Trek, Big Trouble, Big Surprise”" September 15, 2005 Nakúm Yaxhá Jim 8–1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 "“Man Down”" September 22, 2005 Nakúm Nakúm Morgan 8–1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 "“The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious Don't Live at All”" September 29, 2005 Nakúm Nakúm Brianna 7–1 3rd Voted Out
Day 8
4 "“To Betray or Not to Betray”" October 6, 2005 None Yaxhá Brooke 5–3 4th Voted Out
Day 11
5 "“Crocs, Cowboys and City Slickers”" October 13, 2005 Yaxhá Nakúm Blake 5–2 5th Voted Out
Day 14
6 "“Big Ball, Big Mouth, Big Trouble”" October 20, 2005 Nakúm Rafe Margaret 6–1 6th Voted Out
Day 15
(Gary) Brian 5–1 7th Voted Out
Day 15
7 "“Surprise Enemy Visit”" October 27, 2005 Yaxhá Nakúm Amy 4–1 8th Voted Out
Day 18
8 "“The Hidden Immunity Idol”" November 3, 2005 None Gary Brandon 6–4 9th Voted Out
Day 21
9 "“Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise”" November 10, 2005 Judd Jamie Bobby Jon 6–2–1 10th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
10 "“Eating and Sleeping with the Enemy”" November 17, 2005 Danni, Gary, Judd, Stephenie Rafe Jamie 6–2 11th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
11 "“Everything Is Personal”" November 24, 2005 Cindy
[Rafe]
Rafe Gary 6–1 12th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
12 "“Price for Immunity”" December 1, 2005 Survivor
Auction
Danni Judd 4–2 13th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
13 "“Big Win, Big Decision, Big Mistake?”" December 8, 2005 Cindy
[Stephenie]
Stephenie Cindy 4–1 14th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
14 "“Thunder Storms and Sacrifice”" December 11, 2005 None Rafe Lydia 3–1 15th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
Danni Rafe 1–0 16th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Reunion Show Jury Vote Stephenie 6–1 Runner-Up
Danni Sole Survivor

Voting HistoryEdit

Survivor: Guatemala Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Eliminated: S11 jim t
Jim
S11 morgan t
Morgan
S11 brianna t
Brianna
S11 brooke t
Brooke
S11 blake t
Blake
S11 margaret t
Margaret
S11 brian t
Brian
S11 amy t
Amy
S11 brandon t
Brandon
S11 bobbyjon t
Bobby Jon
S11 jamie t
Jamie
S11 gary t
Gary
S11 judd t
Judd
S11 cindy t
Cindy
S11 lydia t
Lydia
S11 rafe t
Rafe
S11 stephenie t
Stephenie
S11 danni t
Danni
Vote: 8-1 8-1 7-1 5-3 5-2 6-1 5-1 4-1 6-4 6-2-1 6-2 6-1 4-2 4-1 3-1 1-0 6-1
Danni Jim Blake Brian Amy Jamie Stephenie Jamie Gary Judd Cindy Lydia Rafe Jury Vote
Stephenie Morgan Brianna Brooke Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Jamie Gary Judd Cindy Lydia
Rafe Morgan Brianna Brooke Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Jamie Gary Judd Cindy Lydia Stephenie
Lydia Morgan Brianna Brooke Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Jamie Gary Judd Cindy Danni Danni
Cindy Jim Lydia Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Jamie Gary Lydia Rafe Danni
Judd Jim Brooke Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Gary Gary Lydia Danni
Gary Morgan Brianna Blake Brian Amy Jamie Cindy Jamie Cindy Danni
Jamie Morgan Brianna Brooke Margaret Brandon Bobby Jon Gary Danni
Bobby Jon Jim Blake Brian Amy Jamie Stephenie Danni
Brandon Jim Brian Brian Amy Jamie
Amy Morgan Brianna Blake Brian Bobby Jon
Brian Morgan Brianna Blake Bobby Jon
Margaret Jim Lydia Judd
Blake Jim Brian
Brooke Jim Lydia
Brianna Morgan Lydia
Morgan Lydia
Jim Margaret

Notes:

  • Gary became the first contestant ever to play a Hidden Immunity Idol on the tenth Tribal Council.

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first season of Survivor to include both new players and returning players.
    • This is the first season of the "one returnee per tribe" format.
    • Guatemala is one of two seasons in which both returnees of this format made the merge (the second one is Survivor: South Pacific).
  • This is the only season in which all the returning players improved upon their placements compared to their previous seasons.
  • This season has the most unanimous votes at tribal council with ten.
  • This is the first season of Survivor to feature the Hidden Immunity Idol.
    • This is the first time someone found and played an Idol.
  • Wanda Shirk, Jonathan Libby, Michael SkupinRodger Bingham, and Hunter Ellis were considered as returnees, before the decision was made to recall Stephenie and Bobby Jon.
  • This is the only season so far with no African-American contestants.
  • This is the first season where a new player defeated a returning player in the final Tribal Council.
  • Currently, this season along with Survivor: Caramoan, Survivor: Blood vs Water, and Survivor: Cagayan are the only seasons to have no first-time contestants return in a future season.

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