^This. Kessler is ahead of Hocker at this point.
1) Nick Symmonds/Nuguse
I’d almost bet my life savings Centro doesn’t get DFL in the final. He shows up on the day.
This is for all of you who can't think correctly.
Centro has been rock solid but eventually there comes a time when the pattern breaks. I think this is the year. He hasn't been able to be consistent and it's just gotten too competitive. If it was anyone but Centro I'd say he pulls out before USAs and claims injury but Centro has balls and will put himself on the line.
I could see a redemption arc for Centro, making the Oly Team next year if he stays healthy but I think this is the year that the competition is too much for him.
Centro has never finished lower than 2nd in ~ 11 years of USA meets. And in the cases where he finished 2nd, I believe every time he was coming off injury.
Now, I agree with you, I’m not saying he will get 1st or 2nd, which would be the pattern breaking.
I just have a hard time seeing him finish DFL. Even if he’s the least fit dude in the final, I would bet on someone else having a struggle day.
Centro gets onto teams, does well in rounds and is improving. Hocker if healthy and Nguse same locks
Squash alllllldat. I'm going with...
1. Big Bird
2. Mr. Snuffleupagus
3. Cookie Monster (will set a new WR for 1500m cause that mahfka gonna get his cookies and will be running fast to get them)
1. Isaac Basten
2. Colin Sahlman
3. Drew Hunter
Mark my words