Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on June 22, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Name: Jelger Wiegersma
Age: 26
Occupation: Tourist
Hometown: Eindohoven, the Netherlands

Previous magic accomplishments: Won Pro Tour Seatle and Grand Prix Gothenburg

Non-Magic accomplishments: Tontie Master

What decks did you draft today? GW all good cards and BW all bad cards and Incremental Blight

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 3-0, 1-0-2

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: Giant Baiting

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: Juvenile Gloomwidow

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Tim Aten

Name: Ben Rasmussen

Age: 27

Occupation: Software Support Technician

Hometown: Madison, WI

Previous magic accomplishments: Day 2 at some Grand Prix

Non-Magic accomplishments: Just bought a house

What decks did you draft today? Black-Red and Red-White

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 7-1-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: Aethertow

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: Mudbrawler Cohort

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Gaudenis because he's a friend. Jelger because he's on a roll.

Name: Gaudenis Vidugiris
Age: 23
Occupation: Law Student
Hometown: Madison, WI

Previous magic accomplishments: Top 16 Pro Tour: San Diego

Non-Magic accomplishments: Wisconsin Junior Chess Champion

What decks did you draft today? Blue/White, Red/Green, Red/Blue

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 4-1-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: [None Supplied]

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: [None Supplied]

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Jelger Wiegersma

Name: Jamie Park
Age: 26
Occupation: Trader
Hometown: NYC

Previous magic accomplishments: Top 8 Worlds 1999.

Non-Magic accomplishments: Pure Miser status.

What decks did you draft today? Some blue cards and some white cards.

Record in Sealed: 9-0

Record in Draft: 3-2-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: No.

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: Yes.

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? I'm not afraid.

Name: Tyler Mantey
Age: 24
Occupation: FedEx Ground
Hometown: Toledo, OH

Previous magic accomplishments: Top 8 2007 Standard States, Top 8 Grand Prix: Philadelphia, Top 32: Pro Tour Hollywood

Non-Magic accomplishments: [None Supplied]

What decks did you draft today? Tried to go Blue Black, succeeded with two of the three.

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 4-1-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: [None Supplied]

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: River's Grasp

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? All of them. I don't like my deck.

Name: Eric Franklin
Age: 27
Occupation: Med Tech
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Previous magic accomplishments: None.

Non-Magic accomplishments: Graduating from college, being a super dude on Team Smashface, and getting engaged to Keonna.

What decks did you draft today? B/R/u aggro and W/B

Record in Sealed: 9-0

Record in Draft: 2-1, 2-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: Oona, Queen of the Fae

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: Not sure - Barrenton Medic?

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Jelger. He beat me earlier.

Name: James Beltz
Age: 23
Occupation: Student
Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Previous magic accomplishments: Top 9 Grand Prix: Minneapolis, 2nd Place FNM 6/13/08, T8 MOL

Non-Magic accomplishments: [None Supplied]

What decks did you draft today? Green/Red, Green/White

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 5-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: "The Rod of Ruin card." [We think he means Gnarled Effigy.]

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: "Night of the Howl Pack AKA infy 2/2s."

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Doesn't matter.

Name: Randy Wright
Age: 28
Occupation: Delivery Driver
Hometown: Columbus, OH

Previous magic accomplishments: 2000 and 2003 Ohio State Champion

Non-Magic accomplishments: [None Supplied]

What decks did you draft today? Blue/White in the first draft, Red/Green in the second.

Record in Sealed: 8-1

Record in Draft: 4-1-1

Most overrated card in Shadowmoor: Steel of the Godhead

Most underrated card in Shadowmoor: Barkshell Blessing

Who do you least want to play in the Top 8? Jamie Park

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