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Schwab Edges Riccobono, Cole for Team OddsShark Super Contest Title

In one of the most competitive fields in recent memory at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the 2016 Super Contest did not disappoint – except for those who just missed out on the money. Unfortunately, one of those contestants who fell only a half-point away from winning a share of the $20,000 Mini Contest prize was Mike Cole of Team OddsShark. Cole’s Team NESN entry went 12-2-1 over the final three weeks of the NFL season but was topped by two others who were 13-2 to win $10,000 apiece.

One of the two entrants who won the Mini Contest, named POPS2008, used that incredible closing run to capture first place overall in the Super Contest as well and earn more than $900,000 in winnings total. POPS2008 (54-28-3) scored 55.5 points out of 85 after going 5-0 in Week 17 to finish one point ahead of previous leader ORANGE CRUSH (53-29-3), who went 2-3 but will still take home more than $358,000 for second place. Six other contestants tied for third with 53.5 points and won over $116,000.

For Team OddsShark though, it was Frank Schwab of Shutdown Corner who won the group title in his first year with 46 points (44-37-4). Schwab edged Cole and previous leader Anthony Riccobono by a half-point each, ending up with a winning record of 3-2 or better in nine of the last 10 weeks after posting only one in the first seven. Riccobono went 2-3 in Week 17, one of two team members to have a losing record in the Top 6 of the group standings. The other was Dan Katz (a.k.a. Barstool BigCat) of Barstool Sports, who also went 2-3 and placed fifth in the group, one spot behind Barstool’s Hank Lockwood and one ahead of PFT Commenter. Barstool’s Larry the Goldfish bested everyone on the team but needed another half-point to place in the Top 50 overall. Larry (49-34-2) ended up with 50 points to tie for 55th in the record field of 1,854 contestants.

POPS2008’s winning point total of 55.5 is the lowest since 2010 and did not qualify for the additional $20,000 bonus for hitting 67 percent winners or more. The Top 5 Consensus Picks went 2-3 in Week 17 too, ending up at 38-43-4 for the season.

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