You are quite welcome. I'm tired of raging. LOL Seems like it will be a good show once it airs. I expect there will be some magical editing making the Japanese grouchy sitting in their seats. That's the one thing that really ticked them off last year.. they were openly cheering everyone but the tv production made them look like a**es just wishing people failed. I found it interesting given how badly they were cheated last year that the only thing they really were upset about was not the result but the way they were portrayed. I just hope this year they don't do that.
Post by narcissus1916 on Jun 29, 2015 21:10:49 GMT -5
What were the allegations about last year again? That the japanese were basically not given test runs or the obstacles were tougher or something (I remember something about rope junction being set up a certain way)?
Somebody said something about the timing being really screwy and causing the japanese to come in last. Anyone want to remind me? My memory is quite fuzzy when it comes to this sort of stuff
I probably won't get full details for a while but unlike last year, the event was legit or at least legit on the surface which is all I ever wanted. They had a clock that was visible to everyone involved. So no shenanigans this year with it.
Results wise, USA won with Europe in 2nd and Japan in 3rd again. Morimoto being the highlight again for Team Japan for those interested. USA won it in the 3rd stage not requiring the 4th.
If I find out more I'll post about it. If anyone knows and don't want post it you can send it to me and I'll post it.
I am very happy to hear that things appear to be legit this year. Hearing about the rigging of stage 3 last year was really upseting all I want is fair contest as long as it's legit I really don't care who wins. But hearing how well Morimoto did I believe he is the 4th champion.
Issac Caldiero Kevin Bull Drew Dreschel Ian Dory Joe Moravsky (Alt #1, replaced Geoff Britten who apparently collapsed from dehydration before the comp...I don't really have details on it but I heard he was in fine spirits, just *dead* from the night before)
Team Europe: Tim Sheiff Aleksander Mars (SNW winner, not sure on name spelling) Sean McColl Tim Champion ??
USA won Stage One 2-1-0, Europe had the other point. Drew beat Sheiff in an insane showdown. Europe won Stage Two 4-2-0, USA had the other points. USA won Stage Three 6-3-0, Europe had the other points. Issac won the heat where all three teams cleared (Issac, Sean, Morimoto, from fastest to slowest).
USA won the event 10-8-0, Europe in 2nd.
Morimoto beat Ian Dory in the exhibition climb-off by a few tenths of a second, which was awesome. Otherwise, another disappointing year for Japan, having only one clear in the whole tournament. Everyone was awesome, though, and I hope the newcomers enjoyed it. Hioki really seemed to love the support some Americans were showing, and we even got a smile out of Tomohiro at one point
Joe was second alternate Able was supposed to be 1st. Don't know full story, but Able was in Lobby waiting or something waiting and Joe was on set in wardrobe. This After Joe was heard telling Geoff that he deserved to be on USA vs World more than he did.