Luchsinger Makes the Difference in SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest Day 1

One day in, and we already have our first tie in the SwimSwam Pick ‘Em contest for the 2013 US World Championship Trials, with our coverage and the contest presented by Nike.

Using the ordained tie-breakers, the prize for the first day will go to “Ervinforthewin”. He and “ryster” each had the same number of first-place choices correct (5 of 6 – including the Luchsinger upset for Ervinforthewin), but the second tie breaker saw four correct second-place choices for Ervinforthewin and only two for ryster.

Ervinforthewin deserves this win, one might argue, on the basis that he was one of only two entries that picked Luchsinger in that men’s 200 fly (Miles M. was the other). That’s clutch. Out of over 500 valid entries, only two picked that one.

For those interested, picking strictly according to speed would’ve netted 25 points. 368, well over half, of our entries beat that. See, we knew our readers were the most informed in the land.

The event that our pickers did the best in was the women’s 800 free, where a fairly-predictable Ledecky-Sutton 1/2 resulted in 3815 points (or, 7 events per person). That was by far the most predicted women’s contest of the day; the 200 fly amassed only 1822 points, and the 100 free took only 1745 points (just over 3 points per person). That’s despite a nearly unanimous pick for the win in each (Adams and Franklin, respectively). Both had swimmers outside of the top 12 seeds finish 2nd, where the most points are to be had.

Overall though, a solid first day of picks from our readers. Best of luck, and remember that each daily winner will receive a a pair of Nike Remora Goggles, a Nike 80/20 Recycled Swim Cap, and a Nike Swim Sweatshirt; and the overall winner will receive a Nike Flex LT high-performance race suit, a Nike Swift Dome Cap, Nike Resolute Max goggles, a Nike Swim sweatshirt, and a Nike watch.

Username Day 1 Points Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Total
1. Ervinforthewin 41 41
2. ryster 41 41
3. TriStarmie 40 40
4. swimer 38 38
5. Mexattack 38 38
6. pcbrooky 38 38
7. Graber999 38 38
8. ah90 37 37
9. Msully282 37 37
10. willbros 37 37
11. Kmargheim85 37 37
12. FrankMoo 37 37
13. Swimmerfan78 36 36
14. GRIZZLY B 36 36
15. LHRYSWIM 36 36
16. WillM523 36 36
17. Loren 36 36
18. Prairie 36 36
19. ash505 35 35
20. Lucas Hetzel 35 35
21. osd 35 35
22. Niemannator 35 35
23. Dan Dingus 35 35
24. Max.Spencer 35 35
25. Poropat 35 35
26. Olsswim 35 35
27. AKswim 34 34
28. Alex 34 34
29. fuzzy 34 34
30. Austin Byrd 34 34
31. SeanM 34 34
32. Vanderlazant 34 34
33. no1swimfreak 34 34
34. K-Lo 34 34
35. kywil0327 34 34
36. bobaz 34 34
37. Booth17 34 34
38. gosharks 34 34
39. KeithM 34 34
40. PsychoDad 34 34
41. Schefty 34 34
42. Brent Noble 34 34
43. smckenzi 34 34
44. YABOYJOHN69 33 33
45. aaa 33 33
46. JP Patches 33 33
47. NotMorganPriestley 33 33
48. vatdoro 33 33
49. NLACSWIMMER1 33 33
50. danab 33 33
51. KingCTutt 33 33
52. kip 33 33
53. Mac Machine 33 33
54. calbear78 33 33
55. RA 33 33
56. j.ericksen 33 33
57. NyuSwimmer 33 33
58. Andrew 33 33
59. jpdesc 33 33
60. jyoshi 33 33
61. BCNswimfan 33 33
62. Cheese49 32 32
63. R&R 32 32
64. Mr. Limpet 32 32
65. steve 32 32
66. kmdswim89 32 32
67. hkswimmer 32 32
68. missb_33 32 32
69. jfb51 32 32
70. bossonaboat 32 32
71. DWY 32 32
72. Riley 32 32
73. Jiggs 32 32
74. This Guy 32 32
75. AdamB 32 32
76. Arty 32 32
77. #YOLOSWIMSWAG 32 32
78. Msully282 32 32
79. Coach CJ 32 32
80. markk124 32 32
81. Greeny12 32 32
82. Omar 31 31
83. JohnC 31 31
84. mxskier 31 31
85. mkSmith30 31 31
86. JonI 31 31
87. SoCalAdvRacer 31 31
88. Sivan 31 31
89. Miles M. 31 31
90. SWIMGUY123 31 31
91. koda 31 31
92. Aspidites 31 31
93. BKY*808* 31 31
94. MattBrad 31 31
95. AK 31 31
96. Porter 31 31
97. swimfan25 31 31
98. CASwimFan 31 31
99. Boomerang 31 31
100. Noleswimmer 31 31
101. ZouTiger 31 31
102. Nostradamus 31 31
103. YMA 31 31
104. jhoin121 31 31
105. eSwim 31 31
106. Mackenzie 31 31
107. texasfight 30 30
108. RalphyJay 30 30
109. Swimmermama 30 30
110. swimmgr 30 30
111. TexasDave 30 30
112. Eisforinnovate 30 30
113. BJC 30 30
114. HHensley97 30 30
115. jamesm 30 30
116. swimmiemom 30 30
117. VoraciousDriley 30 30
118. NSEvans 30 30
119. NYCswim 30 30
120. jdaugherty713 30 30
121. max 30 30
122. Cabmax 30 30
123. Kris 30 30
124. Joel C 30 30
125. RickDog 30 30
126. Morgan02 30 30
127. OSUfan333 30 30
128. yankeenancy 30 30
129. val.gm 30 30
130. Jessswim 30 30
131. KP 30 30
132. hollaaaah 30 30
133. Andy 30 30
134. The wills 30 30
135. Lenny. 30 30
136. a_trojan 30 30
137. billyjpappas 30 30
138. Tea 30 30
139. ehausma1 30 30
140. Junker23 30 30
141. EMUSwimmer 30 30
142. RickDog 30 30
143. Puddin 30 30
144. bryanswim13 30 30
145. squiggles255 30 30
146. Chris21897 29 29
147. CB 29 29
148. Frogs21 29 29
149. Pansy 29 29
150. csheerer 29 29
151. perfect 29 29
152. perfect 29 29
153. abbullock 29 29
154. Dick Dock 29 29
155. harris 29 29
156. Jack 29 29
157. ReallyMillie 29 29
158. Amanda 29 29
159. SueSueStaabOsborn 29 29
160. ccac98 29 29
161. Jvereb 29 29
162. Swimmergirl 29 29
163. JP 29 29
164. Rob 29 29
165. UICSwim 29 29
166. WTN 29 29
167. Pipo1980 29 29
168. Stephen A. Smith 29 29
169. 15meters 29 29
170. lad 29 29
171. Richard 29 29
172. grantg 29 29
173. sillylilly 29 29
174. tarpons 29 29
175. CWC 29 29
176. bobertwd4 29 29
177. pv 29 29
178. NDB 29 29
179. moodyrichardson 29 29
180. Coachmikeswim 29 29
181. OldSwimmer1500 29 29
182. Sylle 29 29
183. alum 29 29
184. Tig3r 29 29
185. Turcanusava 29 29
186. Marc 29 29
187. jumboswimmer 29 29
188. GoCubsGo 29 29
189. Donsterr 29 29
190. swimmom 29 29
191. WinRio 29 29
192. MANX 29 29
193. littlemirmaid 29 29
194. Frequentflyer 29 29
195. John Sampson 29 29
196. Greeny12 29 29
197. BiggApps 29 29
198. CamF 29 29
199. simjohan 28 28
200. gearing96 28 28
201. wise one 28 28
202. TKF17 28 28
203. Joe 28 28
204. littlebird 28 28
205. BridgetB 28 28
206. MattSabal 28 28
207. Sophia 28 28
208. SeahawkSwammer 28 28
209. crom24 28 28
210. biGuPS 28 28
211. Thomas 28 28
212. brc 28 28
213. Altrex 28 28
214. JPswim 28 28
215. TC 28 28
216. Swimmerspeakman 28 28
217. Sean Virden 28 28
218. lawrence5165 28 28
219. byrdistheword 28 28
220. UnderwaterKing 28 28
221. Daaaave 28 28
222. torpedo 28 28
223. SwimmerBen 28 28
224. BackstrokeNovice 28 28
225. CH3ezeC4KE 28 28
226. Rich 28 28
227. CarusDominus 28 28
228. TheShaman 28 28
229. Rumbuns 28 28
230. stevenz 28 28
231. Matt Mauriello 28 28
232. mkswim44 28 28
233. TPK 28 28
234. 200Backstroke 28 28
235. Trent Richardson 28 28
236. jos 28 28
237. kfortegon 28 28
238. MommaDon 28 28
239. Scooter 28 28
240. G_J_SP 28 28
241. Danm133 28 28
242. swimming88 28 28
243. peterb 28 28
244. Bennie 28 28
245. Jamesl 28 28
246. pilkka777 28 28
247. nextlevelswim 28 28
248. mlzgator 28 28
249. onolamar 28 28
250. Todd 28 28
251. PickEm 27 27
252. WMTSC 27 27
253. Rip 27 27
254. joebwise 27 27
255. A_MUNAYY 27 27
256. IChoi 27 27
257. SwimLife15 27 27
258. FreddytheFish92 27 27
259. swim1852 27 27
260. a_sanch33 27 27
261. Chief 27 27
262. RickoAus 27 27
263. JustSprint 27 27
264. swimdk 27 27
265. Brendan 27 27
266. jessgrab 27 27
267. swimfanatic 27 27
268. CoachG 27 27
269. swimwild13 27 27
270. Gianna 27 27
271. jf 27 27
272. Wonkabar23 27 27
273. Alice 27 27
274. HerbieBehm 27 27
275. DBswim13 27 27
276. Ch-abba 27 27
277. Reid 27 27
278. Schyke 27 27
279. efukumoto17 27 27
280. BTex 27 27
281. Neon 27 27
282. Jamespm 27 27
283. Dumbasscoach 27 27
284. Andy 27 27
285. Grand Moff Larkin 27 27
286. slhevey 27 27
287. LNeidigh 27 27
288. NE Swim Fan 27 27
289. gobears 27 27
290. rawn 27 27
291. Smnagle 27 27
292. kingfish 27 27
293. Jack 27 27
294. GSDMU18 27 27
295. LeeY 27 27
296. alkek 27 27
297. WatrMonstr 27 27
298. echerman 27 27
299. Jeff 27 27
300. Scohen 27 27
301. Grand Moff Larkin 27 27
302. Naya Missy 27 27
303. noshirtmike 27 27
304. katstevens 26 26
305. Davidlambert515 26 26
306. Breezus 26 26
307. swimmer382 26 26
308. ryan_pini 26 26
309. Dogordon 26 26
310. RMZ 26 26
311. HYVCoachNICK 26 26
312. Tyler 26 26
313. JennyG152 26 26
314. Chatou 26 26
315. swimim 26 26
316. Daniel B 26 26
317. anthonyz 26 26
318. RetireEarly 26 26
319. AE28 26 26
320. itsnotbreaststrokeanymore 26 26
321. ArjanHanse 26 26
322. LandLover 26 26
323. Zooom 26 26
324. AUswimmer 26 26
325. DrYao94 26 26
326. DaRomo 26 26
327. petriasfan 26 26
328. Jane 26 26
329. HShorty 26 26
330. Rumbuns 26 26
331. johnrja45 26 26
332. andrewspc 26 26
333. bonaswim 26 26
334. mlh7700 26 26
335. Alexander Pronzato 26 26
336. Timbo22 26 26
337. Cocochichi 26 26
338. nicg 26 26
339. tombison 26 26
340. Chapmanj2742 26 26
341. PowerHouse 26 26
342. Brandon 26 26
343. Jarrod 26 26
344. benfken 26 26
345. swimswimswimswim 26 26
346. wicki 26 26
347. ZB 26 26
348. Q 26 26
349. Burdang 26 26
350. rfd425 26 26
351. BillnAZ 26 26
352. chupi130 26 26
353. Hoya Saxa 26 26
354. rswim101 26 26
355. jvincent 26 26
356. SUPERCAM 26 26
357. frachin123 26 26
358. malvolio 26 26
359. aremde 26 26
360. tedward070 26 26
361. Hoj 26 26
362. Q Bishop 26 26
363. Hartley 26 26
364. mgl10306 26 26
365. theel 26 26
366. Lann 26 26
367. Drock 26 26
368. kfortegon 26 26
369. RA 25 25
370. DMC 25 25
371. nalame83 25 25
372. Catherine 25 25
373. lg shine 25 25
374. JG818 25 25
375. Luke 25 25
376. BenSwim 25 25
377. OHswimmer 25 25
378. Connor.unger 25 25
379. Swim girl 25 25
380. SeanMahoney28 25 25
381. Snorkel 25 25
382. johndavison73 25 25
383. hn2245 25 25
384. Rumbuns 25 25
385. zebrafeet 25 25
386. McCabeSwim 25 25
387. Danny 25 25
388. AM 25 25
389. Wyllz 25 25
390. winwinwin 25 25
391. SwimRioRancho 25 25
392. christoob 25 25
393. tgw33 25 25
394. ISen 25 25
395. Maverick 25 25
396. ajhigdon 25 25
397. swimnut51 25 25
398. LMHutch 25 25
399. waterj9 25 25
400. datruth 25 25
401. presidential 25 25
402. Swimfreak1 25 25
403. Macdog 25 25
404. swimmer13 25 25
405. long time swimmer 25 25
406. Brianv 25 25
407. jbott17 25 25
408. Swim fast 25 25
409. GunnerA17 25 25
410. Jimmy 25 25
411. doublestop 25 25
412. GoYotes! 25 25
413. NickH 25 25
414. klrasta 25 25
415. Higgo 25 25
416. alanlam0508 25 25
417. SamD 25 25
418. yahunk 25 25
419. bbswim 25 25
420. NYSwimmer17 25 25
421. Test 25 25
422. nickmooreswims 25 25
423. therelayswimmer 25 25
424. Jack19 24 24
425. beavers 24 24
426. DrSwimPhil 24 24
427. Not It 24 24
428. Gdaddio 24 24
429. eenermai 24 24
430. MikeyP 24 24
431. Mach 5 24 24
432. Chip 24 24
433. pooholla 24 24
434. RedFish 24 24
435. MG 24 24
436. Marky 24 24
437. esiroit 24 24
438. AGPCO 24 24
439. dustran 24 24
440. Sarah 24 24
441. Swimduck 24 24
442. Coach Lau 24 24
443. oac85 24 24
444. Swimsauce51 24 24
445. paulleywalnuts 24 24
446. GSS07 24 24
447. macswim91 24 24
448. Ollipop 24 24
449. Kim24 24 24
450. MelissaMac 24 24
451. Swimmer Jane 24 24
452. ethansmom00 24 24
453. AZALUMNI 24 24
454. ShimSwam 24 24
455. MOGARKANI 24 24
456. ryankao 24 24
457. savethelion 24 24
458. ILFLMom 24 24
459. anthonyz 23 23
460. Cyberia 23 23
461. DSchiebs 23 23
462. dcm1128 23 23
463. karagordon 23 23
464. JH 23 23
465. rmg84 23 23
466. ChristianIFly 23 23
467. briittany 23 23
468. Pointshaver 23 23
469. chrisdavison97 23 23
470. nagle 23 23
471. Super Squirrel 23 23
472. Turdette 23 23
473. lkmiller 23 23
474. SpudChen 23 23
475. EE 23 23
476. laurcase 23 23
477. Flamenco 23 23
478. Tox 23 23
479. Evans1996 23 23
480. Olivia 23 23
481. josiebrez 23 23
482. Ariensj 23 23
483. theDizz 22 22
484. gaucho15 22 22
485. BGBTV 22 22
486. GASWM 22 22
487. Mach 5 22 22
488. Nick 22 22
489. laurcase 22 22
490. Emmy 22 22
491. MossyMe 22 22
492. qwerty07 22 22
493. gcdodge99 22 22
494. hischqm 22 22
495. jarrettbrown 22 22
496. supercoach 22 22
497. aznyjay 22 22
498. Andrew 22 22
499. erinmbshields 22 22
500. swimdoc 22 22
501. Mitch Swimming 22 22
502. TMD_ERA 22 22
503. pdub 22 22
504. coachtk2 22 22
505. MalibuShark 21 21
506. Kurt 21 21
507. swimmergirl23 21 21
508. Sehmans 21 21
509. Kristi 21 21
510. ELST123 21 21
511. Swimmer from EAJ (JB) 21 21
512. haydendup2015 21 21
513. PWB 21 21
514. Flipper 21 21
515. Jeena 21 21
516. CDN82 21 21
517. Nance 21 21
518. DBS DBS DBS 20 20
519. swimcoachdjm 20 20
520. Paella747 20 20
521. Lulu 20 20
522. OHSwimFan1 20 20
523. dronken13 20 20
524. Mrsanders1127 20 20
525. AMSG 20 20
526. gillen 20 20
527. Nobody 20 20
528. matysekj 20 20
529. BB 19 19
530. Alyson_Lindley 19 19
531. galindoblue05 19 19
532. katemf 19 19
533. Scottmacdon 19 19
534. swymtoms 19 19
535. toripedo 18 18
536. kecswim 17 17
537. swim2345 16 16
538. RDSwim 16 16
539. Shanmc86 16 16
540. ATL64 14 14
541. dome 13 13
542. Michele 12 12

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22 Comments on "Luchsinger Makes the Difference in SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest Day 1"

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What would picking only the favourites (in order of their entry times) have gotten you?

itsnotbreaststrokeanymore

This is rigged! I can’t be that awful at picks. I want my money back! Or, I guess I could always just accept that I stink at this picking stuff and just enjoy the world record Cordes drops on everyone tonight!

Thanks for hosting (and posting) the Pick ’em Contest. Seems this grand poll would generate data for a huge variety of metrics … a bell curve of expected places in any one event, the most expected and and the unique upsets, to name just a few … wow! I really like totals that each event yielded. Congrats to the top finishers in this contest thus far!

This is my first Pick ’em; it really adds to becoming acquainted with, and cheering for the up and comers that are enjoying premier swims!

Overall, THANK YOU SwimSwam team for your passion for swimming: All y’all rock the natatorium!

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