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Nearly all of 90 entrants ‘still alive’ in Bracket Challenge

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:27 a.m. CDT

Ninety readers participated in this year’s Newton Daily News Bracket Challenge, hosted by the newsroom staff. And, after the completion of the second and third rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, 88 of them are still mathematically in the hunt for one of the three cash prizes.

Going into this week’s Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games, which begin Thursday, this is the current leaderboard.

1. 51 pts. — Doug Bronner

2. 50 pts. — Dave Zellinger

3. 49 pts. — Sailor Blu Bronner, Steve Holwerda

5. 48 pts. — Dave DeBruyn

6. 47 pts. — Norman Dille, Dale Raridon

8. 46 pts. — Carrie Baird, Isaac Bebout, Michael Bradley, Rick Raridon, James Spencer, Craig Weston, Bob Vander Veer

15. 45 pts. — nine others

24. 44 pts. — nine others

33. 43 pts. — 14 others

47. 42 pts. — 10 others

57. 41 pts. — 11 others

68. 40 pts. — eight others

76. 39 pts. — two others

78. 38 pts. — six others

84. 37 pts. — two others

86. 35 pts. — one other

87. 34 pts. — two others

89. 31 pts. — one other (mathematically eliminated)

90. 12 pts. — one other (mathematically eliminated)

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