I haven’t seen this thread on here yet, but figured some people might be interested.
As it stands, 5 Americans have made it to the finals, out of 10 spots available. Everyone knew it was going to be a good year for the US, but that’s just rediculous.
In the finals:
Derek Poundstone (US, my original pick to win)
Jason Bergmann (US, came from behind for this spot)
Phil Pfister (US, 2007 champion, DOMINATED his group)
Terry Hollands (UK)
Mariusz Pudzianowski (4x champ, man to beat)
Aril Haugen (possibly the strongest man at the competition this year)
Travis Ortmayer (US, texas stoneman)
Dave Ostlund (US, one of few to beat Ortmayer on stones)
Derek is nursing a twisted ankle but is walking again, and Mariusz may or may not have torn his calf (cow).
Finals start on Friday, I’ll post updates then, unless people want a recount of how the qualifiers went.