Scheming Tyson Outlasts Competition To Win ‘Survivor’

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Photo: Trae Patton/CBS

Photo: Trae Patton/CBS

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — In the end, the guy who schemed with reckless abandon walked away the winner.

Tyson Apostol, who made and broke alliances without ever looking back, won “Survivor: Blood Vs. Water” and the cool $1 million prize.

This season, returning contestants (including former winners and fan faves like Aras Baskauskas and Tina Wesson) in a wild twist, played against family and loved ones.

When he wasn’t scheming, Tyson was also adept at finding hidden immunity idols. On a few occasions, several other players (notably former “Big Brother” winner Hayden Moss and Vytas Baskauskas, Aras’ older brother, made moves against Tyson that backfired.)

Tyson edged out fellow returning players Gervase Peterson (3rd jury member in “Survivor: Borneo”) and Monica Culpepper (“Survivor: One World” voted out 5th.) Monica, incidentally, is married to retired NFL player Brad Culpepper who, like Tyson, played the villain role this season. Tyson won 6 jury votes to Monica’s one. Gervase was shut out.

Tyson, a long-haired 34-year-old Utah native, previously played in “Survivor: Tocantins” (the 2nd jury member) and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” (voted out 6th.)

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