Survivor: Vanuatu (Season 9)- 11th voted out
Chad Crittenden Biography:
Born on August 8, 1969 in Oceanside, California, James “Chad” Crittenden first became interested in soccer and fishing when he was a young boy in Half Moon Bay, California. He made sure to play a variety of sports, such as soccer, tennis, bowling, fishing, running and mountain biking, while he was a student at Half Moon Bay High School. Before he majored in International Relations, with concentrations on world resources, the environment and Spanish, at the University of California (in Davis), Crittenden was employed at a local community college. Some years following his graduation, Crittenden landed a teaching job in San Salvador, El Salvador, where he chanced upon his wife, Dyann. When he returned to the United States, he brought his family to the San Francisco Bay Area. One of Crittenden’s greatest achievements is overcoming Synovial Sarcoma, rare form of cancer that caused him his right leg.
Despite his disability, Crittenden persevered and even went on to compete at a nine-month long triathlon and in Survivor: Vanuatu. On the reality series, Crittenden was originally part of the Lopevi tribe, and was voted out of the merged tribe, Alinta, on Day 27.
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