Survivor 22: Mike Chiesl

Mike Chiesl

31 year-old realtor and ex-marine from California.

And here is the muscle man of this season. Just like any muscle man, I’m afraid this one will confuse being good at Survivor with winning a lot of challenges. We’ll see. Oh and can he talk about anything else apart from being an ex-marine?

What are his strong points in my opinion?
  • He has muscles.
  • He could be fun (and that would be his secret weapon)..
  • Er… Anything else? Can you help me here?

What are his weak points?

  • Does he have brains?
  • He says he’s willing to “step into the grey” but I don’t buy it. I think he’ll have the “Captain America” syndrome, Terry Deitz style.
  • He says that his favorite contestants are Rupert Boneham and Rudy Boesh. I think that says a lot about his strategy skills.

How will he do?

  • I’d like to say that he will do well pre-merge and be an early boot post-merge, but Chase Rice showed us how to be a very bad player with all muscles and no brain and almost win the game. And Mike seems to have a bit more brains than Chase. Seriously, I don’t see how he could win.

What do I think of him so far?

  • More or less nothing. I usually consider guys like him on Survivor to be part of the background. He’s there, and then one day he’s not there anymore and you realized that you had already forgotten about him.

6 Responses

  1. jovana says:

    not a fan! he will be booted out as soon as Russell comes back into the game from Redemption Island 🙂

  2. David says:

    Even if Russell comes back, I don't see how he'll have any power or leverage to boot anyone. He'll be voted out again right away by everybody (unless Stephanie managed to survive somehow, which won't happen)

  3. Anonymous says:

    You guys make extremely amusing comments but have not done your homework, this gentleman and I do mean gentleman in the sense of his resume…. Naval Academy Grad, Navy Football player, Marine deployed in Iraq (can't go far enough to explain what that means). This person can certainly "play the game" if he chooses because he actually is very intelligent and has navigated through a lifetime of "minefields" but if he falters on the island I would offer it up to a sense of pride in something more than scamming these other people for a million dollars… he might might not have the "dishonor" to win this game.

  4. David says:

    Seriously? Did "you" just write that?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mike Chisel is my favorite guy so far ever in Survivor he is VERY intelligent and I think has a very good chance at winning survivor. I love his attitude and determination and he is going to come back from redemtion island. His christian attitude and marine backround will no doubt help him at redemtion island. Mike is the best.

  6. David says:

    Wow, apparently Mike is getting a lot of love around here.
    But why stay anonymous? Are you embarrassed to profess your love about him?

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