Dragging the River (also known as A-Tension Span) is a recurring Survivor challenge that debuted in Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.


The tribes would race across a series of obstacles on both land and sea while transporting an item before getting to a slingshot at the end of the course. Using the slingshot and the provided ammunition, the tribes would attempt to knock down two targets. The first tribe to knock down both of their targets wins.


In Kaôh Rōng, the tribes had to transport a log which had the ammunition needed to operate their slingshot tied around it. After a tight race between all three tribes, Gondol knocked down both their targets first, followed by Chan Loh, sending To Tang to their second consecutive Tribal Council.

In Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, the tribes had to transport a buoy through an obstacle course before using the buoy to release their boats to reach the slingshots. Levu fell behind early when Desi Williams and Ashley Nolan had trouble with the buoy. This allowed Soko and Yawa to race forward and ultimately clinch the victory in the slingshot portion of the challenge.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Kaôh Rōng
"Kindergarten Camp"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S32 anna t.pngS32 caleb t.pngS32 julia t.png
S32 michele t.pngS32 nick t.pngS32 tai t.png
S32 aubry t.pngS32 debbie t.pngS32 joe t.png
S32 liz t.pngS32 neal t.pngS32 peter t.png
Chan Loh
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"This Is Why You Play Survivor"
Tribal Reward S35 ali t.pngS35 chrissy t.pngS35 jp t.pngS35 ryan t.png
S35 ben t.pngS35 cole t.png
S35 jessica t.pngS35 lauren t.pngS35 mike t.png



  • Both times this challenge has been used:
    • There were three tribes competing, colored red, yellow, and blue.
    • Two tribes won the challenge, one of which was the yellow tribe.


Recurring Challenges

A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me

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