2015 World Championships Pick ‘Em: Peaty, Sjostrum, Hosszu yield big first-place points

Day two of the 2015 FINA World Championships Pick ‘Em Contest (presented by TYR) was highlighted by clear-cut favorites to win 3 of 4 finals events, followed by a lot of uncertainty.

TYROur day two contest went to Sprintswammer1992, who scored 47 points, anchored by behind sweep picks in the women’s 100 fly and men’s 100 breast (the only entrant to hit both events perfectly).

Some numbers behind day two:

Total possible points: 60 (ideally 65, but in our Pick ‘Em, as readers can only select “other” once per event)
Contestant average:
26.3
Standard deviation: 
5.5 (meaning 66% of contestants were between 20.8 and 31.8 points)

  • World record holders Sarah Sjostrom and Adam Peaty were big favorites by our readers’ standards; 426 and 422 of our 450 contestants, respectively, picked them to win the women’s 100 fly and men’s 100 breast
  • Katinka Hosszu was another big favorite, with 375 of 450 correctly selecting the Iron Lady for the win in the 200 IM
  • The men’s 50 fly was the biggest toss-up in the eyes of our readers; three swimmers (Florent Manaudou, Nicholas Santos, and Cesar Cielo) all had >80 first place votes, and four swimmers (Manaudou, Santos, Cielo, and top seed Andrii Govorov) receiving >80 second place selections

Full results, sorted by day 2 scores, are below:

Rank Day 1 score Day 2 score TOTAL score Contestant
1. 19 47 66 Sprintswammer1992
2. 19 43 62 NatCole
3. 13 43 56 FRANDA
4. 24 42 66 swimmer805
5. 17 40 57 SwimSam
6. 33 39 72 zazamoul72
7. 27 39 66 Duriel123
8. 22 39 61 beeayeem
9. 33 38 71 swimdork
10. 28 38 66 tarlo
11. 25 38 63 Akazzz
12. 23 38 61 logdog97
13. 17 38 55 mista lahey
14. 14 38 52 SwimBros
15. 30 37 67 Sean S
16. 24 37 61 Tedward070
17. 23 37 60 SwimmFan17
18. 22 37 59 bpg109
19. 20 37 57 CraigH
20. 19 37 56 bulldogswimmer
21. 19 37 56 PigBallRed
22. 19 37 56 JOBOBBY
23. 34 36 70 Rumbuns
24. 29 36 65 NickH
25. 24 36 60 JennyDog
26. 14 36 50 wito
27. 28 35 63 Pucsdt
28. 23 35 58 Dingo
29. 22 35 57 Flyin’
30. 22 35 57 mpazanski
31. 20 35 55 mlong
32. 27 34 61 DoMoreDavid
33. 27 34 61 conjg322
34. 26 34 60 mrho
35. 26 34 60 Patrick S
36. 25 34 59 Ferb
37. 24 34 58 johnkmac
38. 23 34 57 dnelson05
39. 22 34 56 marc-s89
40. 22 34 56 Aquaticus_Porter
41. 19 34 53 mfowler
42. 17 34 51 MarMar
43. 16 34 50 G3
44. 28 33 61 eadgifu
45. 26 33 59 JustPlasch
46. 26 33 59 tuzzii200
47. 25 33 58 Daven
48. 24 33 57 SwimPhil
49. 23 33 56 MrFahrenheit
50. 21 33 54 appletime
51. 20 33 53 Fisch
52. 20 33 53 rickparrit
53. 18 33 51 kajun
54. 33 32 65 nickm
55. 32 32 64 wateronthebrain
56. 32 32 64 Hoya13
57. 29 32 61 JanetFan429
58. 29 32 61 MsUnderstood
59. 27 32 59 James Sutherland
60. 27 32 59 frequentflyer
61. 26 32 58 Snake Eyes
62. 26 32 58 Blake
63. 25 32 57 I Don’t Know!
64. 25 32 57 JasonUSA
65. 24 32 56 CoreyMc21
66. 24 32 56 tm71
67. 24 32 56 brewster
68. 23 32 55 bieltd
69. 22 32 54 mballenger
70. 21 32 53 natee
71. 21 32 53 ivyswim
72. 19 32 51 Giankarl
73. 37 31 68 swimwild13
74. 31 31 62 Markster
75. 31 31 62 vicvator
76. 30 31 61 voll_basti
77. 29 31 60 konscott
78. 28 31 59 Hamiltondxb
79. 27 31 58 Dee
80. 26 31 57 sprinkleszn
81. 24 31 55 swimmer101
82. 23 31 54 bobthebuilderrocks
83. 23 31 54 M Palota
84. 23 31 54 TheGupB
85. 22 31 53 skipper
86. 22 31 53 ou_anders
87. 21 31 52 ivyswim1
88. 21 31 52 EmZee
89. 21 31 52 RG59
90. 20 31 51 JBL90
91. 19 31 50 mgb5193
92. 19 31 50 CaptGrubCat
93. 30 30 60 swimswamsam
94. 28 30 58 Deraj
95. 26 30 56 gousa12345
96. 26 30 56 SeaScooter
97. 26 30 56 jkeogh2015
98. 23 30 53 CarterOCY
99. 23 30 53 reststop113
100. 23 30 53 johnl
101. 23 30 53 PittFan1409
102. 22 30 52 3.14159
103. 22 30 52 GARKGARK
104. 22 30 52 msullivan22
105. 22 30 52 tmoore184
106. 20 30 50 ekeenan
107. 20 30 50 pilkka777
108. 18 30 48 LochtesFan
109. 18 30 48 AArechy
110. 18 30 48 JonGagne
111. 17 30 47 swim1999
112. 31 29 60 CsrFSeiei
113. 30 29 59 swimdan949
114. 30 29 59 Flash
115. 30 29 59 LaurenNeidigh23
116. 29 29 58 RTB
117. 29 29 58 tmdera
118. 21 29 50 RTB
119. 29 29 58 McGillrox
120. 28 29 57 Crannman
121. 28 29 57 Ace I Know
122. 27 29 56 Gold Medal Mike
123. 26 29 55 Jperdue137
124. 26 29 55 pree
125. 25 29 54 Duckkie
126. 24 29 53 no1swimfreak
127. 23 29 52 flyingfrog
128. 23 29 52 ScottHolder
129. 23 29 52 KKY808
130. 23 29 52 mina1297
131. 22 29 51 brownswim
132. 22 29 51 swimPop
133. 21 29 50 CCCarl
134. 21 29 50 Thorlm91
135. 21 29 50 lvb1995
136. 20 29 49 arminta7
137. 20 29 49 randomuser
138. 20 29 49 jpnossav55
139. 19 29 48 riley
140. 19 29 48 clubmaster
141. 18 29 47 swimmer444
142. 18 29 47 JackEph
143. 17 29 46 MaxOzUK96
144. 36 28 64 jd14
145. 30 28 58 bianca
146. 30 28 58 MarkHun
147. 30 28 58 CJWFLY
148. 29 28 57 CJWFLY
149. 27 28 55 bryanswims13
150. 27 28 55 woods
151. 26 28 54 kmg0055
152. 26 28 54 DJBOBO
153. 26 28 54 Toro
154. 25 28 53 Sid Farkus
155. 25 28 53 Roll Tide
156. 24 28 52 MYA
157. 24 28 52 LloydChristmas
158. 23 28 51 Tyrece
159. 23 28 51 davidmurphy
160. 23 28 51 mikey
161. 23 28 51 Grom
162. 23 28 51 jswim
163. 22 28 50 Cooco419
164. 22 28 50 ekilgore
165. 22 28 50 Olsswim05“
166. 21 28 49 nikolat94
167. 21 28 49 AJ42
168. 21 28 49 luis_swim
169. 20 28 48 S
170. 20 28 48 Steve
171. 20 28 48 Mackenzie
172. 19 28 47 RedFish
173. 19 28 47 mez98
174. 19 28 47 U Wot
175. 19 28 47 coop
176. 19 28 47 DevilDawg
177. 19 28 47 Nance
178. 17 28 45 SamSun
179. 17 28 45 PACFAN
180. 17 28 45 tigertiger
181. 16 28 44 Cloudrunner
182. 16 28 44 pwdockery
183. 14 28 42 sarebearh
184. 12 28 40 brandowin
185. 33 27 60 BDL Swim
186. 31 27 58 Morals
187. 30 27 57 flee
188. 30 27 57 mgl10306
189. 30 27 57 DLapsley
190. 29 27 56 john26
191. 28 27 55 DRUKSTOP
192. 28 27 55 FunkoChuckman
193. 28 27 55 TrinitySwim
194. 27 27 54 JpnGator
195. 27 27 54 petriasfan
196. 27 27 54 Jumbo
197. 26 27 53 jvincent
198. 25 27 52 fantoj88
199. 24 27 51 kfred23
200. 24 27 51 fattdans
201. 24 27 51 dyl1994
202. 24 27 51 paytonc34
203. 23 27 50 JustinThompson
204. 23 27 50 KT
205. 22 27 49 pooholla
206. 22 27 49 Mauri Uranga
207. 21 27 48 Alexa
208. 20 27 47 LeeY
209. 19 27 46 TonyTheTiger
210. 19 27 46 DaRomo
211. 19 27 46 ajanszen
212. 19 27 46 amann99
213. 17 27 44 ajanszen
214. 17 27 44 SwimGeek
215. 33 26 59 K.A
216. 32 26 58 MichaelWinget
217. 30 26 56 rolandher
218. 30 26 56 JTSwim
219. 30 26 56 Susan
220. 28 26 54 Reid
221. 27 26 53 rolh26
222. 27 26 53 Gam12
223. 26 26 52 swimdawg32
224. 26 26 52 dmswim
225. 26 26 52 DutchFly95
226. 26 26 52 jred
227. 25 26 51 Rush
228. 25 26 51 cottlej
229. 25 26 51 Swimislife
230. 24 26 50 Dirtymike
231. 23 26 49 CoachJohnnyMac
232. 23 26 49 aaaaaa1995
233. 20 26 46 marcus
234. 20 26 46 kingjc7
235. 20 26 46 vatdoro
236. 19 26 45 macslewis25
237. 19 26 45 WMSWIM
238. 19 26 45 littlebird89
239. 19 26 45 TommyL
240. 19 26 45 kingkunta
241. 18 26 44 willnagle
242. 18 26 44 ozsu
243. 18 26 44 200flydjm
244. 17 26 43 bb
245. 14 26 40 Hahahaha
246. 36 25 61 ejdec
247. 33 25 58 Unicornsand Swimbows
248. 32 25 57 SwimDan
249. 31 25 56 CdnShark
250. 31 25 56 Mulle
251. 30 25 55 SNSwimmer
252. 29 25 54 creedbratton
253. 28 25 53 HeyMates
254. 28 25 53 swimz14
255. 27 25 52 Aus Swimmer
256. 27 25 52 neffry
257. 26 25 51 KBT
258. 26 25 51 JamesZ44
259. 26 25 51 MaineSwimming152
260. 25 25 50 cabe
261. 25 25 50 Rafael
262. 25 25 50 Woetie
263. 25 25 50 stoughtonbrett
264. 24 25 49 Dyl
265. 23 25 48 bweibel7
266. 23 25 48 Dabacho
267. 22 25 47 USA343
268. 22 25 47 TxBkstroke
269. 21 25 46 Starchild
270. 21 25 46 pineapple
271. 20 25 45 Bayliss
272. 19 25 44 Chip
273. 19 25 44 Masterguesser
274. 19 25 44 CarolSwim
275. 15 25 40 Ozzie67
276. 13 25 38 marley0009
277. 37 24 61 squiggles255
278. 30 24 54 Fraseos
279. 29 24 53 DanielMexico
280. 28 24 52 CarpeDiem
281. 28 24 52 RCW19
282. 28 24 52 swimma
283. 27 24 51 Brando
284. 26 24 50 BJC
285. 26 24 50 hswimmer
286. 26 24 50 Aedanc99
287. 26 24 50 IAMTHEHYPE
288. 26 24 50 MYNAMEJOEBROWN
289. 25 24 49 RickTR
290. 24 24 48 lane11
291. 24 24 48 Desert_Trojan
292. 23 24 47 RyanSwims
293. 23 24 47 CarterOzzy
294. 22 24 46 Cole
295. 22 24 46 Cigarra
296. 22 24 46 omni2015
297. 21 24 45 PeachyBum
298. 21 24 45 pkhaden
299. 21 24 45 usausa
300. 19 24 43 Ben
301. 19 24 43 JessRich
302. 19 24 43 sase
303. 19 24 43 2pac
304. 19 24 43 Glenny
305. 19 24 43 Jandro15
306. 17 24 41 Grizzly94
307. 17 24 41 ts12398
308. 16 24 40 Huelswim
309. 16 24 40 Jarrod
310. 15 24 39 ira
311. 15 24 39 seth20151
312. 13 24 37 millwill
313. 12 24 36 Ct5000
314. 12 24 36 ppp7777777
315. 35 23 58 HKSWIMMER
316. 32 23 55 vitozou
317. 31 23 54 T5
318. 29 23 52 parravic
319. 27 23 50 Jak
320. 27 23 50 pigz
321. 27 23 50 AlexK
322. 27 23 50 Tim051296
323. 26 23 49 Daanvbr1991
324. 26 23 49 kylecw
325. 24 23 47 BillN
326. 24 23 47 SwimSonny
327. 22 23 45 Jeff
328. 22 23 45 swimfanwa
329. 22 23 45 WSwimmer15
330. 21 23 44 BWswimming
331. 21 23 44 AvantSwim
332. 20 23 43 PVS Swimmer
333. 20 23 43 spa1280
334. 20 23 43 Lloyd
335. 20 23 43 Nondo3
336. 19 23 42 ShimSwam
337. 19 23 42 Addie
338. 19 23 42 fineapple
339. 19 23 42 Cher
340. 18 23 41 lgmz12
341. 18 23 41 Santos
342. 17 23 40 PS78
343. 17 23 40 Andysup
344. 16 23 39 gbabydagreat
345. 14 23 37 Patrick
346. 32 22 54 Broseph
347. 30 22 52 Wallace666
348. 29 22 51 Lokermotion
349. 28 22 50 MbClassic
350. 27 22 49 xfft
351. 26 22 48 wheatie333
352. 26 22 48 MBB001
353. 26 22 48 sbd456
354. 25 22 47 Melmac
355. 24 22 46 RobbyD
356. 24 22 46 H2O
357. 24 22 46 Hyldgaard
358. 24 22 46 Oscar
359. 24 22 46 mcmflyguy
360. 24 22 46 bhodsonrfc
361. 24 22 46 DWY
362. 23 22 45 jdsmitty1
363. 22 22 44 donsterr
364. 21 22 43 davidkraske
365. 21 22 43 S__HOES
366. 20 22 42 JCruz1103
367. 19 22 41 MMDC
368. 18 22 40 formerswimmer
369. 17 22 39 AlwaisBlessed
370. 15 22 37 AKZips
371. 34 21 55 Ryhore
372. 30 21 51 Catherine
373. 28 21 49 95swimhere
374. 26 21 47 breaststrokeben
375. 25 21 46 Erkyman
376. 22 21 43 purplepounder
377. 22 21 43 mistrycy1
378. 22 21 43 Ruddy2guess
379. 22 21 43 Max
380. 21 21 42 JRLswim
381. 19 21 40 fish.sticks
382. 19 21 40 lincdoge
383. 19 21 40 sikarom
384. 18 21 39 pheebs
385. 17 21 38 DannyF
386. 17 21 38 SlivOhacks
387. 16 21 37 RossM
388. 30 20 50 cabmax
389. 30 20 50 dddtn550
390. 27 20 47 Dinoco88
391. 26 20 46 Bardo7712
392. 25 20 45 YesSwim
393. 25 20 45 Lane 0
394. 23 20 43 HulkSwim
395. 23 20 43 PKDDS
396. 23 20 43 ryannagle1
397. 23 20 43 M0nty
398. 22 20 42 klt16
399. 22 20 42 Ephswimdive
400. 22 20 42 RUPERT
401. 21 20 41 KeithM
402. 21 20 41 rachel825234
403. 20 20 40 swimIM
404. 20 20 40 TIGGERTOO
405. 16 20 36 Spirulina
406. 32 19 51 BKFW
407. 28 19 47 RiDeUpton
408. 26 19 45 navi
409. 25 19 44 Swim4life
410. 24 19 43 Nick
411. 22 19 41 elnadador
412. 22 19 41 Scotty
413. 22 19 41 kona3396
414. 20 19 39 njames08
415. 19 19 38 prince renly
416. 19 19 38 swimmersam18
417. 18 19 37 op
418. 18 19 37 kkertesz5151
419. 18 19 37 melssdad
420. 16 19 35 Poropat
421. 30 18 48 miws
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424. 25 18 43 aleja1991
425. 25 18 43 baller
426. 22 18 40 mdenave
427. 19 18 37 GWUPeaches
428. 17 18 35 miltondgarcia
429. 16 18 34 desertfish
430. 15 18 33 GoldenB
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433. 13 17 30 Blueash
434. 27 16 43 SwimPunk21
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436. 23 16 39 LMH
437. 20 16 36 jesssinsc
438. 20 16 36 Slow Swimmer
439. 17 16 33 swimbro22
440. 21 15 36 Amorris
441. 16 15 31 JoeyC
442. 14 15 29 SueSue
443. 23 14 37 andrew_5466
444. 17 14 31 dd
445. 15 14 29 LAswimmer17
446. 11 14 25 afoulds1984
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448. 21 13 34 Snod
449. 16 11 27 swimfamily
450. 12 10 22 pduval95

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SamH

When it comes to NCAA men’s pick ’em contest, I’m your guy, but with Worlds there are just to many swimmers, not enough access to foreign meet results, WAY too many factors (such as personal program, time adjusting, etc.), and lastly just too damn much American pride.

Hulk Swim

I was nearly last place on day 2. And I spent time thinking about it. Yikes.

Lokermotion

How come my day one score has changed? Yesterday it was down as 33 points and now it’s down as 29.
Not that it matters much as I was terrible on day two!

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