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10 Years of Boston College Alumni “Reality” Reunions

September 1, 2015
Boston College Alumni Amazing Race San Francisco aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

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It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with “Survivor” and reality TV game shows (I’m actually wearing a “Survivor” buff writing this…) and one of the best things that has resulted from my superfan status is having the best group of friends of Boston College Alumni I could ever ask for.

This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco to compete in a 2-day “Amazing Race” game against 11 other teams made up of friends from all over the country. My “Boston College Reality Crew” – as I like to call us – reunites annually to compete in a reality TV game and this year marked our 10th Anniversary.

Boston College Alumni reunion Amazing Race San Francisco aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

The Tribe Has Spoken
It all began on May 31, 2000 when CBS aired a little show called “Survivor.” Two years later an R.A. at Boston College named Pat decided to run a semester-long game for his freshman known as “Survivor: Newton.” In that same year in Chicago, I ran my first full-scale “Survivor” (check it out).

Survivor Chicago suburbs Naperville aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

At the start of my sophomore year at Boston College I heard a group of seniors watched “Survivor” together so I emailed one of them to join. We quickly became friends and many of them played in “Survivor: Newton.” When I learned about this, I finally realized why I had been rejected from Notre Dame – so I would become friends with these people. That year, in 2005, I ran “Survivor: Beverly” as a reunion game for “Survivor: Newton” players along with their family and friends… and the rest is history!

Boston College Alumni reunion Notre Dame Football Game aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

10 years later, this “Reality Crew” of Boston College Alumni is still a group of best friends that flies across the country (and world) to still play games… it’s why I love “Survivor” so much! Beyond the actual game, it has been the catalyst and glue to a group of crazy, competitive, colorful people that I’m beyond grateful to have as lifelong friends.

Reality Reunions
Here’s a look at our games over the past 10 years! To my “Reality Crew” – Love you guys!! #Villains4Life

SURVIVOR: BEVERLY, MA  (2005)
Boston College Alumni reunion aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

SURVIVOR: ANNA MARIA, FL (2007)
Boston College Alumni reunion Anna Maria Florida aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

BIG BROTHER: CHICAGO, IL (2008)
Boston College Alumni reunion Big Brother Chicago aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

AMAZING RACE: WASHINGTON DC (2008)
Boston College Alumni reunion Amazing Race Washington DC aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

SURVIVOR: BRYANT LAKE, MN (2009)
Boston College Alumni reunion Bryant Lake MN aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

The Mole: Chicago, IL (2010)
Boston College Alumni reunion aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

Big Brother: Anna Maria, FL (2011)
Boston College Alumni reunion aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

SURVIVOR/BIG BROTHER: ANNA MARIA, FL (2012)
Boston College Alumni reunion aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

AMAZING RACE: WALT DISNEY WORLD (2013)
Boston College Alumni reunion Amazing Race Walt Disney World aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

BLURRED LINES: ANNA MARIA, FL (2014)
Boston College Alumni reunion aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

AMAZING RACE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2015)
Boston College Alumni reunion Amazing Race San Francisco aroundtheworldwithjustin.com

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4 Comments

  • Reply Gerard September 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    So many good posts I read here.

  • Reply Living My "Survivor" Superfan Dream Of Visiting Pulau TigaAround the World with Justin December 2, 2015 at 12:27 am

    […] events, I do a podcast analyzing the show, I’m in “Survivor” fantasy leagues, my college friends annually reunite to compete in “Survivor” games, I wear buffs to bed, Jeff Probst is my go-to […]

  • Reply Kristin L. May 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I love that you have so much passion for Survivor! It makes me love you even more =)

    • Reply Justin Walter May 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      This puts a smile on my face. Thanks for reading and love you!

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