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  • J.D. On "Survivor"

    I am a fan of the TV show "Survivor" and one of this season's competitors was this guy:

    https://survivor.fandom.com/wiki/JD_Robinson

    He says he was a 2-time state champion in high school in Oklahoma. I tried to verify this but all I found was this:

    https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndFie...ID=7295&S=2018

    Now, his high school, Carl Albert, did win the 4x4 and 4x8 at the OSSAA State champs outdoors in 2018. Could he have been a member of both teams? Or is he referring to the team championship which the Carl Albert boys won in 2018 and perhaps another championship?

  • #2
    He also ran cross-country so he may have gotten some team awards from these events.

    https://www.centraloklahomaweeklies....-championship/

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    • #3
      I watch Survivor and did/do not recognize JD as having been a local HS track athlete.... but I am not as tuned in to OKC track as I once was.
      I am having trouble getting into this season's format and rules identifying the players.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't be surprised if the producers embellished his bio. For example, 2 time state champ always sounds better than 2 time state qualifier. I know that when Matt Hickl was on The Bachelor, he submitted on his bio that he was the NCAA DII pole vault champ at TAMU-Kingsville and the producers changed it to NCAA champ at Texas A&M University. That really bugged him at the time it aired since it looked like he told them that info.

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        • #5
          Very odd description of his high school experience in the Fandom bio: "running with the fastest people in the state running sub five minute miles and pole vaulting is a story of its own." Sounds like the uninformed language that some PR copy writer might use.

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          • #6
            Sub five-minute miles?? Whoopee!!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cooter Brown View Post
              he was the NCAA DII pole vault champ at TAMU-Kingsville and the producers changed it to NCAA champ at Texas A&M University.
              To us (and him) there's a huge distinction. To the show's audience, probably not so much. I will allow it.

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