Occupation: construction foreman and
Since being voted off seventh on SURVIVOR:
MARQUESAS, Robert Mariano has appeared at many charity
functions, enjoyed traveling all over the world and acted as a
host for the Hawaiian Tropic Model Search Competition last
summer in Boston. Two of his most memorable adventures were
traveling to Italy last spring with his father and throwing out
the first pitch at the Red Sox game last Labor Day when the team
hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park.
Rob was born and raised in Boston. Growing up, he was very
involved in athletics, especially hockey, baseball and football.
He attended Xaverian Brothers High School, where he played on
the varsity hockey team and helped his golf team win the state
championship in 1991-92. Rob then attended Boston University,
where he boxed and played rugby. In 1999, he graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
Rob currently works as a construction foreman and part-time
bartender, while also serving as head coach for Boston
University's Inline Hockey Team (which he has done since its
inception in 1999). In 2001, he coached the team to victory at
their first League Championship followed by another victory at
their first National Tournament, where they proceeded to defeat
the two-time defending national champion Michigan State Spartans
in overtime. Always encouraging his team to give 110 percent,
Rob has since coached the team to two additional National
Tournament appearances and one League Championship.
Rob's hobbies include hockey, fishing and playing cards. In
2000, he woke up the day of the Boston Marathon and decided to
run it as an unofficial entry with absolutely no training. He
stopped along the way to eat burgers and drink beer. He ended up
walking the last 13 miles of the race and finished in 6 hours
and 20 minutes. He couldn't walk for three days afterwards.
Rob continues to call Boston home and his family remains most
important thing in his life. He has one brother, Mike, one
sister, Heather, and his parents are Bob and Linda. He is
currently single and living in Canton, Massachusetts. His birth
date is December 25, 1975