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Ian Anthony Rosenberger[1] is a contestant from Survivor: Palau.

After winning the opening Immunity Challenge, Ian played a vital role as he initiated the selection of the Koror tribe, which would prove to be one of the most dominant tribes in Survivor history. He became an integral member of the Koror Alliance, forming particularly close bonds with Katie Gallagher and Tom Westman, and often played second-in-command to Tom. However, Ian's game began to unravel from the final five onwards, when he first got into a fight with Katie, then later at the final four, when he was caught trying to betray Tom. Ian later decided to throw the Final Immunity Challenge to Tom so that the latter could vote him out and take Katie to the Final Two in an attempt to mend their friendship.


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Born and raised on a horse farm in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, Ian Rosenberger attended Quigley Catholic High School in Baden. While there, he lettered in soccer and spent his summers as a camp counselor. He also volunteered his time with the McGuire Home, an organization that helps children with mental and physical disabilities.

Rosenberger will soon be a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in agricultural extension and educational leadership. Last year, he served as the president of the university's Undergraduate Student Government and as Penn State's Homecoming King. Currently, Rosenberger works as a dolphin trainer and dolphin-assisted therapist for children with disabilities in Key Largo, Florida. He was previously employed as an outdoor adventure group dynamics facilitator, wedding disc jockey, street performer at a major amusement park and construction worker.

Rosenberger enjoys being outside, playing good music with his friends and reading. He describes himself as gregarious and passionate. He is most proud of participating in Penn State's Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, where he did not sit or sleep for 48 hours and helped raise $3 million for children with cancer.

Rosenberger is currently single and living in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He has one younger sister, Kahla (12). His birth date is August 24, 1981.[2]


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Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 None Race to Shore Immunity Won
Koror Supply Dump Reward/Immunity No Won
2 The Gauntlet Reward No Lost
Heads Up Immunity No Won
3 By Any Means Necessary Reward No Lost
Hot Pursuit Immunity No Won
4 Build a Better Bathroom Reward No Won
Sumo at Sea Immunity Yes Won
5 Sea Salvage Reward No Won
6 Shooting Gallery Reward Yes Lost
Build It Up, Break It Down Immunity No Won
7 S.O.S. Reward Yes Won
Floating Puzzle Immunity Yes Won
8 Cool Hand Balut Reward No Won
Under Current Immunity Yes Won
9 Perch Immunity Lost
10 Water Tower Reward Lost
Last Gasp Immunity Lost
11 Missing in Auction
Kamikaze Immunity Won
12 First Quencher Q&A Reward Lost
Second Chance Immunity Won
13 Raft Rally Reward Won
R.A.M. Immunity Lost
14 Tower of Domination Immunity Lost
Bob-Bob Buoy Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 38

Episode Ian's
Voted Against
1 Koror Tribe Immune
2 Koror Tribe Immune
3 Koror Tribe Immune
4 Koror Tribe Immune
5 Willard -
6 Koror Tribe Immune
7 Koror Tribe Immune
8 Koror Tribe Immune
9 Coby -
10 No Vote
11 Stephenie Individual Immunity
12 Gregg Individual Immunity
13 Caryn Caryn
14 Jenn;
Jenn, Tom;
Ineligible Tom
Voted Out, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "The Ultimate Shock", the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Ian and Jenn, forcing a revote. Nobody changed their vote on the revote, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Ian won the tiebreaker and remained in the game.


  • On January 9, 2010, Ian attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • In 2010, in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Ian founded Team Tassy, which "unlocks the inherent power in every person to end global poverty," and Thread, which "takes trash from poor neighborhoods and turns it into jobs and useful stuff people love."[3]
  • Ian got married to Raashi Bhalla and they have one daughter.[4][5]



Survivor: Palau Castaways
S10 angie t
S10 ashlee t
 Bobby Jon
S10 bobbyjon t
S10 caryn t
S10 coby t
S10 gregg t
S10 ian t
S10 ibrehem t
S10 james t
S10 janu t
S10 jeff t
S10 jenn t
S10 jolanda t
No tribe
S10 jonathan t
S10 katie t
S10 kim t
S10 stephenie t
S10 tom t
No tribe
S10 wanda t
S10 willard t