Benjamin "Coach" Wade



Benjamin Wade is one of 16 castaways aiming to outwit, outplay, and outlast the rest in Survivor: Tocantins.

The 37-year-old Bolivar, Montana native has done many things in his life. He currently acts as the coach of the women’s soccer team at the Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, as well as an artistic director and conduction of a symphony orchestra based in California. He’s also played trumpet since he was a child. But he also has a competitive streak, having set the world record for the longest solo kayak expedition in the ocean—traveling 6,132 miles from California to Colombia.

The currently-single Wade aims to be a dominant personality in a game which should be about survival of the fittest. He reckons his skills as a coach—a means, he says, of manipulating his environment—and his savvy with the outdoors would give him a shot at winning Survivor.

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