U.S. Nationals Pick’em Final Results

by Andrew Mering 10

July 29th, 2018 National, News

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Favorites Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith threw a hand grenade into everyone’s 1500 picks by scratching. Ashely Twitchell the actual winner was picked by only 2 people to win (a few people correctly guessed the Ledecky and Smith scratches). Second place finisher Ally McHugh was about as popular a pick as she was chosen to place second by only 1 person (well done Teadrinker). People did better with with lower places. Erika Sullivan was picked 3rd by 44% and Haley Anderson was picked 4th by 9%.

Kathleen Baker (2%) won the 200 IM over favorite Melanie Margalis (14%). The people brave enough to pick mono stricken Ella Eastin (18%) 3rd were rewarded. Evie Pfeifer (1%) was a bit of a surprise in 4th.

Chase Kalisz (94%) was one of the strongest favorites of the meet in the men’s 200 IM and he delivered. Abrahm Devine (35%) and the third place tie of Gunnar Bentz and Andrew Seliskar weren’t big shocks either.

Zane Grothe (82%) won the men’s 800, but the swimmer’s behind him were unexpected. Jordan Wilimovsky (3%), Robert Finke (1%), and Nick Norman (1 person, well done Teadrinker, again) were all under 5%.

Simone Manuel (96%) came through in the women’s 50 free for the majority of pick’em entries. Behind was pretty predictable as well. Abbey Weitzeil (46%), Margo Geer (29%), and Grace Ariola (5%) were reasonably popular choices in their slot.

The top two choices in the men’s 50 free switched places with Michael Andrew (1%) winning over Caeleb Dressel (3%). The next two spots saw better results for contestants with Nathan Adrian (45%) and Michael Chadwick (25%) taking 3rd and 4th.

Standings

The Day 5 winner was SwimSam with 64.5 points. They were followed by SHUstork with 62, Stephen A with 59.5, and Ana S with 58.

Day 5 Points
1 SwimSam 64.5
2 SHUstork 62
3 Stephen A 59.5
4 Ana S 58
5 Nick 57.5
5 greenblue 55.5
5 Rubix911 55.5
5 bethanyyyy18 55.5
9 yanchuno 54.5
9 msch22 54.5

The overall winner was Day 4 leader Swimswamswum24. Congratulations. Next, 3.5 points behind were greenblue and thezwimmer with 321.5. Rounding out the top 5 were SHUstork with 321 and RR Surge with 320.5. The final rankings for everyone can be viewed here. Thanks to everyone for playing. If you had fun, there is pick’em live right now for Euros and there will be another contest for Pan Pacs.

Total Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
1 Swimswamswum24 325 60 71 77 72 45
2 greenblue 321.5 59 62 71 74 55.5
2 thezwimmer 321.5 58 67 72 72 52.5
4 SHUstork 321 55 62 81 61 62
5 RR Surge 320.5 63 72 74 67 44.5
6 Nathan Dressel 319 51 79 75 65 49
7 sal 318 59 74 75 64 46
8 jlyr 317.5 57 70 86 64 40.5
9 smurphyswimmer 316.5 51 68 83 69 45.5
10 Chantz 315.5 58 73 67 71 46.5

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thezwimmer

So close…

PVSFree

How did SwimSwam’s own predictions fare?

55th place.

SwimSwam Official Picks took 55th.

EMH16

I got 20th!! definitely didn’t think my pick’ems would be that good!

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