2023 RamNation Bracket Contest Sponsored by SCHEELS

SCHEELS - RamNation.comWelcome to the 2023 RamNation Bracket Contest, presented by SCHEELS!

FCRam2 takes home the title! ROSS21J surges into second place

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4/4/23–UConn beat San Diego State 76-59 to win the national championship Monday night. And we knew who the RamNation Bracket Contest, presented by SCHEELS, was before the Final Four even tipped off. FCRam2 went into the weekend in sole possession of first place at 39 points, and had no remaining teams in his bracket. But with the surprising four participants in the Final Four, only one contestant (ROSS21J) had any teams left in their bracket and even he was just out of range to catch FCRam2. So, FCRam2 finished in first place at 39 points and wins the $225 gift card from SCHEELS. Congratulations! (Please email us at [email protected] to arrange collecting your prize!)

So the only suspense going into the weekend was who would take runner up and the $60 gift card. With ROSS21J entering the weekend with 36 points and having the only Final Four participant in his bracket — UConn winning it all — he remained alive with a chance at second place. Ktap7-2 entered the weekend alone in second place at 38 points, while TXAggieRAMDoc89 entered the weekend in third place at 37 — but neither had teams left to help them improve their standing. Babybull11, ROSS21J, and Blaine72Kram entered the weekend tied at 36 points, with Babybull and Blaine out of teams, so they could not leapfrog into second place. But ROSS21J had UConn left and watched them win two games to improve his score to 38 points and jump into a tie of second place with Ktap7-2.

That meant the tie would be broken by the total points tiebreaker in the National Championship game. Ktap7-2 predicted 155 total points, while ROSS21J predicted 133. Actual total was 135, so ROSS21j completes the comeback and officially takes the runner-up spot and the $60 gift card from SCHEELS. Congrats! (Again, please email us at [email protected] to arrange collecting your prize!)

For full standings visit the contest home page and navigate to “Standings”. 

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for playing! If you’re looking for great Ram gear, or sporting goods in general, you will love your shopping experience at SCHEELS!


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2022 Results

gRAMS10 wins the 2022 Bracket Contest thanks to the Kansas Jayhawks’ stunning second-half comeback over North Carolina 

Thus, gRAMS10, a long-time RamNationer and contest participant won the contest to earn the $200 gift card to SCHEELS, along with a filled growler with the beer of his choice from Mighty River Brewing Company. Ramalackin and Andrew Cuomo finished second- and third-place, respectively and each earned their own filled growlers from Mighty River. The final top 10 looked like this:

1)  gRAMS10 (41 points)
2) Andrew Cuomo (39)
3) Ramalackin (39)
4) RAM Texas (38)
5) Ramalambadingdong (38)
6) AshlynPRam (38)
7) jeppsonr (37)
8) durwardram (37)
9) GibbonJockey (37)
10) montanaram

For additional results, please check the 2022 contest home page.

2021 Results

Ramalambadingdong surges to the title on the strength of Baylor’s Championship win

Ramalambadingdong won the championship, the shopping spree to SCHEELS, as well as a free growler filled with the beer of his choice at Mighty River Brewing Company. Color2 and pccoit finished second and third and won a filled growler from Mighty River Brewing Company. The rest of the top 10, who all won free beer taster flights from Mighty River Brewing Company, was as follows:

  1. Ramalambadingdong (40 points)
  2. color2 (40)
  3. pccoit (40)
  4. TheFastForester (39)
  5. RamU23-3 (39)
  6. jjeppson (38)
  7. row19gopher (38)
  8. montanaram (38)
  9. Ramalambadingdong2 (37)
  10. FCRam2 (37)

For additional results, please check the 2021 contest home page.

2019 Results

ktap7 wins the title!

The two contestants who came out of the gates the hottest on the first Thursday/Friday of the NCAA Tournament led nearly wire to wire and finished first and second, respectively in the final standings of the RamNation March Madness Contest, sponsored by Rams Book Store. Ktap7 and bcongleton both recorded an amazing 27 points in the Round of 64 and stayed near the top of the leaderboard for the duration, despite having no teams in the Final Four. In the end, ktap7 won the title with 47 total points. He wins the $100 store credit to Rams Book Store. 

Bcongleton finished one point behind at 46 — tied with Rebelram and TheRealCSURamFan — but officially took the runner-up spot thanks to his tiebreaker guess of 157 total points in the National Championship game (actual total was 162). He earns the $50 store credit to Rams Book Store. Rebelram guessed 148, while  TheRealCSURamFan guessed 142, and thus, Rebelram took the third place spot and the $25 store credit. Had Texas Tech pulled out the victory in the National Championship, Rebelram would have been our champ. 

The top 10 standings looked like this:

  1. ktap7 (47)
  2. bcongleton (46)
  3. Rebelram (46)
  4. TheRealCSURamFan (46)
  5. RamStraight (45)
  6. tylergordon14 (45)
  7. Alpe (45)
  8. PeanutstheBulldog (45)
  9. jcl508 (44)
  10. sacRAMento (44)

For additional results, please check the 2019 contest home page.

 2018 Results

DRZRAM wins the title!

DRZRAM edged the field with 42 total contest points to pull out the title. He held on thanks to his one Final Four team, Michigan, playing in the National Championship game, as well as the strength of his early rounds. He collected 24 points (out of a possible 32) in the Round of 64, 10 points in the Round of 32, 4 points in the Sweet 16, and 3 in the Elite Eight.

He edged gRAMS10 and Carnero, who tied at 41 points, with gRAMS10 officially taking the runner-up spot thanks to his spot-on tiebreaker score of 141 total points in the National Championship game.

The final Top 10 looked like this:

  2. gRAMS10
  3. Carnero
  4. russell80220
  5. row19gopher
  6. CSGon
  7. JBla
  8. thosedernramz
  9. 72kram
  10. EvaJ

For full results, please check the 2018 contest home page.

2017 Results

Big Horned Sheep wins the title!

The top three winners: 

  1. Big Horned Sheep (145 points)
  2. Pau2000 (143)
  3. brett (127)

For full results, please check the 2017 contest home page.

2016 Results

The top three winners:

  1. Oswego ram
  2. Pau2000
  3. Yoderram

For full results, please check the 2016 contest home page.

2015 Results

The top three winners:

  1. Zjb58 (127 points)
  2. Rock n Ram (126)
  3. Hot In Cleveland (123)

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