In the second annual Perrysburg March Madness competition, the winner was determined by a tiebreaker, with Perrysburg Schools Superintendent Tom Hosler declared the victor and the recipient of a Mr. Freeze prize.
Rose Mills, visual and graphic design specialist for Way Public Library, tied Mr. Hosler as both picked Wisconsin and Florida in the Final Four. Ms. Mills thought Monday's championship game would be higher scoring than Mr. Hosler, so the total scoring tiebreaker went to the superintendent.
Four of the other six featured community members had another Final Four team picked, but no one correctly picked a team in the title game.
The contest was scored by giving two points to someone correctly picking a Final Four team and four points for selecting a team which played for the national title, and six points for correctly picking the champion.
Former Mayor Nelson Evans won Mr. Freeze last year after correctly picking Louisville to win the tournament. Three others also did so, but he won the tiebreaker. This year it took picking just two Final Four teams to win.
Three readers made Final Four picks by commenting on the initial blog post about the competition three weeks ago. Nick Pelon was the only person with multiple Final Four teams correct - tying with Ms. Mills and Mr. Hosler. He is a friend of mine from home, though, and was not eligible to win the contest. Although, if he ever visits, maybe I owe him.
Thanks to all the contestants and people who commented in picks. I'm 1-for-8 with my Final Four picks in two years. Does that mean I'm due for luck next year? Please, don't answer that.
Congrats to Mr. Hosler.