2014 Bracket of Steez: Regional champions announced

Congratulations to our four regional champions!

They are champions for a day, but the difference between these four finalists and the NCAA Final Four is that no threads will be cut today. Anyways, let’s take a look at our four regional winners.

In the Houghton Region, it was the No. 1 seed, the favorite, who swept through with little competition. That is Stef P., who has the only remaining selfie. And what a selfie.

“There’s really not much of a story behind the photo,” she said. “I had just arrived in Johannesburg on a business trip, and that was a “selfie” from the balcony of my hotel room.”

The lightning bolt?

“Just a lucky catch.”

Well that lucky catch has earned Stef P. a spot in the 2014 Bracket of Steez semifinals. “The only thing that can stop me, is a better photo.”

Her competition in the semis is the Ironwood Region champion Joel Fraki, who’s photo shows a beautiful vista in Yosemite National Park. Joel defeated birthday girl Claire K. in the regional title game.

“There’s really no better way to celebrate March Madness than through our love for the Yoop!” said the regional semifinalist, who will look to 2015 with hopes of an even further run.

On the other side of the bracket we have two more favorites clicking their tickets, Alyse H. and PATTYFOGGRPH.

Alyse has the amazing backing of the CrossFit community, and there’s no reason to think that community won’t continue the momentum that earned her a sweep of the loaded Escanaba Region.

PATTYFOGGRPH escaped the Mackinac Regional championship in what ended up being the tightest regional final. The rainbow suspenders seem to be a fan favorite, but the ultimate test will come now.

Remember, vote early and vote daily. The winners won’t just be those that are participating, several of you voters will be awarded as well!

Suggested reading:
Babcock’s 2014 bracketology analysis
Babcock’s 2013 bracketology analysis

Michael H. Babcock is Yooper Steez’s senior bracketologists. His writing and opinions come from years of experience in the field. Aside from being an expert in U.P. shirt brackets, Michael is a marketing professional, writer and freelancer in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.