Ranking every four-time player in Survivor history

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Survivor, Tyson Apostol, Survivor: Winners at War
Survivor star Tyson Apostol – (Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS Entertainment ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.) /

Ranking Four-Time Survivor Players: Number 4 – Tyson Apostol

The first two players to appear on this list are likely going to land in those spots on the majority of fans’ rankings, but these next four are much tougher to rank and a case could be made to have them in any order honestly.

Fourth on these rankings, however, is Tyson Apostol, who we first met in Survivor: Tocantins in 2009. Tyson was introduced to us as a witty, goofy Mormon from Utah who didn’t mind stripping in front of his tribe or making fun of people behind their backs.

Tyson appeared just two seasons later as a villain on Heroes vs Villains and was largely ignored that season so that Russell could have 42 confessionals throughout the pre-merge (exaggerating… or am I?).

Three years later, Tyson returned for Blood vs Water and played alongside his girlfriend (now wife) Rachel and his victory that season allowed for him to return for a fourth time in Winners at War.

Now, let’s look at how Tyson did in all of his seasons. The reason I have him this low on the list of four-time players is that prior to his win on Blood vs Water, Tyson really wasn’t that good at Survivor.

He was blindsided in Tocantins on Day 27 for being a physical threat, but his berating of Sierra probably didn’t help his case. He was not very nice to people in Tocantins and his blindside that season was hilarious.

When Tyson returned in Heroes vs Villains, he made history in the dumbest moves category by essentially voting himself out on Day 15.

What happened was Boston Rob’s alliance, which Tyson was a part of, was going to take out either Russell or Parvati and had planned to split the votes. Russell told Tyson he was going to vote for Parvati out of desperation and that inspired Tyson to switch his vote, which led to his elimination.

A lot of people have Tyson’s win in Blood vs Water ranked fairly high, but I’m someone who docks people points if it takes them three or more times to win (so yes, Rob falls into this category too). Tyson played a good game, but his first two appearances left a bad mark on his resumé for sure.

Lastly, Tyson’s appearance on Winners at War, which saw him get booted twice thanks to the Edge of Extinction twist. He was initially voted out on Day 11, but re-entered the game on Day 19, only to be booted again six days later.

People might be mad that I have Tyson ranked in the bottom half of four-time players, but when it comes down to it, this is a good spot for him.