By Eric Evonsion
The 3 stars will be a blog written after each and every event of the Marblelympics. The three stars won’t always go to who won, but rather it will go to the teams that have impressed me the most in that event.
It was another fun one up at the Arctic Circle. While both my teams, Hazers and Team Momary, performed poorly, the race was quite enthralling. This event allowed for a lot of great come from behind wins which is always fun to watch. From this point forward, many of the three stars will most likely go to teams picking up their first medals or those that are striking for the top spot.
1 Star - Balls of Chaos
The Balls of Chaos have faltered as of late. After a strong start, BoC couldn’t find a way to get themselves on the medal stand. This time was different as the BoC was able to advance on to the final round. It was impressive to see them win. I think they have a great shot at catching a medal after a performance like this. A few more good finishes accompanied by a Gold would likely set BoC up for an overall win. Regardless of what happens in these final 4 events, the BoC will have a top half finish and a final standing to be proud of.
2 Stars - Midnight Wisps
The Midnight Wisps have not made any noise this year. They have been collecting hardware silently as they are up to 3 medals in their medal count. Sadly, all three of these medals have been Bronze. This is tough as we all know that Gold is what really wins the Marblelympics, but the Midnight Wisps could still reach the medal stand if they have a few more Bronze additions to their collection. Additionally, the Wisps are a team with great continuity, so this should aid them in the future while they strengthen up in the future. Momentum to get their fans excited for next year is most likely their major focus.
3 Stars - Limers
The end of the Marblelympics is near and that means one thing, and one thing only: Medal Hunting. Yes, folks it IS that time of year again. Teams like the Limers and many others have failed in their chance to win it all, but these teams do have one last saving grace. Getting a medal now and being able to ride that into the offseason will surely help some teams and please some fan bases. The Limers are going to do just that. The Limers were impressive as they were able to not exert too much energy, and they saved it up for the most important run of the night. The Limers had yet to get a medal, yet this gold may have just saved their season. While it might be too little too late for the Limers, this should be a good consolation prize to bring back home to the fans. Even though the one medal is good, a second medal would be an even bigger morale booster to instantiate the Limers as a possible top contender next year!