Scuttleball: Madness on display
Published on April 1st, 2019
Before the Sweet 16 round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 28-31, Yahoo Sports ranked the field from most likely to least likely to win the national championship.
Of the #1 seeds, Virginia was seen as the longshot, which explains why they will now be going to the Final Four while the other top seeds Duke, Gonzaga, and North Carolina watch it on television.
That’s why we call this March Madness.
The Scuttleball tournament pool also saw its share of madness as 8 of the top 10 fell out with a new crowd now joining Tim Dawson (#3) and Jonathan Bartlett (#7). However, the deck will soon be shuffled again as everyone in the top 13 has a predicted a loser to win it all.
Eyes are now on Jim Lodico (#15) who has Virginia beating Michigan State in the Finals. After the Cavaliers got bounced in the first round a year ago, Lodico is riding the feel-good story of the 2019 tournament.
While the ascent of Auburn and Texas Tech has helped to bust brackets and shatter dreams, there still remains great opportunity in Scuttleball, the tournament pool where sailors go to ball.
While winners earn bragging rights and prizes, Scuttleball 2019 proceeds go to The Warrior Sailing Program which provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.
Scuttleball participants have helped to amass $2300 but we’d love to see additional contributions to this very righteous cause. Donations can be made through PayPal by clicking here.
Scuttleball Standings (accumulated points, team to win)
1. Jeff Gentzen 1075, Duke
2. Mike Titgemeyer 1033, Gonzaga
3. Tim Dawson 1016, N. Carolina
4. Jay Mills 1013, N. Carolina
5. Skip Ryan 1001, N. Carolina
6. Anderson Reggio 995, Kentucky
7. Jonathan Bartlett 989, Duke
8. Alicia Main 988, N. Carolina
9. William McAllister 978, Gonzaga
10. Alix Hahn 972, Kentucky