Yank Your Hank (also known as Yank Yer Hank) is a recurring challenge in Survivor. First appearing in Survivor: Samoa, it later reappeared in Survivor: Cambodia.


Members from each tribe would race across a series of three wooden A-frames carrying three coils of rope. At the end of the course, a few members would use the rope to pull a heavy wooden crate across a ramp and up to the finish platform. The remaining tribe members would then disassemble the crate to use as puzzle pieces. The first tribe to solve their puzzle would win.


In Survivor: Samoa, the challenge appeared as the first Immunity Challenge of the season. Galu was the first to spell out the phrase, "Without victory there is no survival," sending Foa Foa to Tribal Council

The challenge later reappeared in Survivor: Cambodia. However, the puzzle was changed to a vertical puzzle similar to the one from Buoy Oh Buoy, a challenge from Survivor: Blood vs. Water. In a close race, Bayon narrowly defeated Ta Keo, sending Ta Keo to their second Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"The Puppet Master"
Tribal Immunity S19 brett tS19 dave tS19 erik t
S19 john tS19 kelly tS19 laura tS19 monica t
S19 russells tS19 shambo tS19 yasmin t
"Survivor MacGyver"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S31 andrew tS31 ciera tS31 jeremy t
S31 joe tS31 kass tS31 keith tS31 kimmi t
S31 monica tS31 stephen tS31 tasha t



  • Monica Padilla is the only person to compete in this challenge twice. The tribes she was on won both times.
  • Both tribes that won this challenge had 10 members remaining.