Thirty past Survivor players have been revealed on Russell Hantz’s list of the greatest ever. Who will be the next ten we see?
The latest edition of the greatest Survivors ever – which can be found on Russell Hantz’s YouTube channel – opens up with Jonathan Penner explaining how his wife is battling ALS and how people can help.
70. Erik Reichenbach (Micronesia, Caramoan)
Unfortunately the only thing Erik Reichenbach will be remembered for will be when he willingly gave up individual immunity to Natalie and was promptly voted out by the remaining members of the Black Widow Brigade. Prior to that, he was dominating in the challenges and seemed like such a nice guy.
Erik was the only fan from the original Fans vs Favorites season to remember for version 2.0 of that format where he finished in fifth place when he was medically evacuated.
As Phil Wood notes in the video, Erik giving up immunity allowed for the Black Widow Brigade to be looked at in such high regard. Without that move, their legacy probably isn’t anywhere close to the same.
69. Rick Devens (Edge of Extinction)
Rick Devens seems like a really nice guy so seeing him get voted off as early as he did was a bummer. He ended up winning his way back into the game thanks to the Edge of Extinction twist and nearly made it to the end.
The only thing that prevented him from making it to the end was Chris Underwood giving up his immunity necklace to face Devens in fire. Chris knew he wouldn’t win the million bucks if Devens made it to the end with him, so he had to make that move.
While Devens became extremely popular, the fact that he was voted out so early on forced me to root against him, which was unfortunate since he really seems like a wonderful person. The Edge of Extinction twist sucks.
68. Andrea Boehlke (Redemption Island, Caramoan, Game Changers)
Andrea Boehlke should be much higher on this list, but I get that she hasn’t made it to the end in any of the three times she’s played. She’s one of the best women when it comes to individual immunity challenges and very strategic. As Peridiam notes in the video, there’s always something that comes about that ends up catching up to Andrea and that’s unfortunate.
Andrea made it to the merge and the jury in each of her three seasons and honestly could have won any of them. She’s been blindsided a handful of times because of how dangerous she is. If Andrea makes it to the end of Redemption Island or Caramoan, she wins it, hands down.