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Tina Scheer is a contestant from Survivor: Panama.

The leader of the "Older Women" Casaya tribe, Tina was a workhorse around camp, initially gaining the respect of her tribemates. Following the tribe's loss at first Immunity Challenge, Tina targeted Cirie Fields, but a questionable remark she made at Tribal Council turned the rest of the tribe against her, making her the first person voted out of the game.


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The youngest of six children born into a logging sports family, Tina Scheer learned how to log roll in Northern Wisconsin when she was seven years old. She feels all of her childhood memories are good ones and credits her mother for raising six children by herself.

Scheer is the owner of the World Champion Lumberjills, "Chics with Axes," a traveling group of female lumberjacks. She is also owner of The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, which is based in Trenton, Maine. She competes regularly as a lumberjill and is also a logging sports promoter. In addition to touring the country, she has traveled to Australia ten times with her exhibitions. She also traveled to South Africa, Germany and New Zealand. She has been featured in CBS's Challenge of the Sexes, MTV's Real World, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and Women's Sport & Fitness.

After Scheer was accepted to participate in Survivor: Guatemala, her only child, Charlie, 16, was killed in an auto accident one week before she was expected to leave. In spite of this tragedy, Scheer was determined to complete the Survivor adventure that they had started together. She describes herself as outgoing, funny and adventurous. Scheer feels her greatest achievement, apart from the privilege of being Charlie's mom, is promoting women in a man's sport.

Having grown up in the woods, Scheer is most comfortable in the outdoors. She is an avid hiker and biker, kayaks regularly and does X-C skiing.

Scheer currently splits her time between Hayward, Wisconsin, and Trenton, Maine. Her birth date is November 17, 1960.[1]


Being one of the four eldest female contestants, Tina was placed on the purple Casaya tribe where she assumed the role of tribe leader because of her uncanny outdoor skills. Her leadership gave the tribe a considerable degree of success, having started fire and built a livable shelter on the first day. She noticed Cirie Fields's lack of outdoor experience, branding her immediately as a liability.

After Casaya lost the first Immunity Challenge, Tina lobbied to to vote Cirie out because of her perceived physical weakness and lack of outdoor experience. On the other hand, knowing she was being targeted by her, Cirie campaigned to eliminate Tina as well, citing her as a threat, despite the advantage of having her around. That afternoon, Cirie, Ruth Marie, and Melinda Hyder were at the bonfire gossiping about Tina while she was alone sitting by the shoreline. Unbeknownst to the tribe, Tina was secretly grieving due to her son's death. On her way back to Casaya's shelter, Tina apparently further improved her standing with the tribe by finding a large fish that washed up on shore.

At Tribal Council, though Tina was praised for bettering camp life, she accused the other three women of having a poor work ethic. Hurt by her allegations, Cirie, Ruth Marie, and Melinda sent Tina packing in a unanimous 3-1 vote.

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Casaya Skull Crush Reward Yes 3rd
4x4 Immunity No Lost
Voted Out, Day 3

Episode Tina's
Voted Against
1 Cirie Cirie, Melinda,
Ruth Marie
Voted Out, Day 3


  • Tina competed in the second season of the National Geographic's Ultimate Survival Alaska as a part of the Woodsmen team.[2]
  • On January 9, 2010, Tina attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.


  • Tina was originally cast for Guatemala, but withdrew due to her son's death. She was replaced by Amy O'Hara. The casting producers informed her that she could skip the application process for the following season and they would put her on immediately.
  • Tina is the first of three castaways to be voted out with four active tribes. She would be followed by Sekou Bunch and Billy Garcia on Cook Islands.
  • Tina's brother Rob competed on The Amazing Race 21 with his fiancée, Sheila. They were the first team eliminated, placing 11th.
  • Her sister-in-law, Sheila died on June 19, 2016. She unexpectedly passed away at the age of 48 of an aneurysm.


Survivor: Panama Castaways
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 Ruth Marie
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