Leahy, Utah-The NCAA Men’s Championship is an emotional roller coaster for many people, but there may not be a lucky Utah man.
Lehi’s dentist Chris Jacobsen defeated more than 14 million others and won the championship in ESPN’s 2021 Championship Challenge.
Jacobson said he had some strategies, but he had good luck when he filled out his near-perfect “March Madness” band.
After the second round, Jacobson (the username of the game is “chrizzlybear”
But since then, he has never missed a winner.
The final four thriller on Saturday night (between No. 1 Gonzaga and 11)day-UCLA, the seeded weaker, is a fatal problem for Jacobsen.
“The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) made such a decision, I thought,’I can’t double overtime. I can’t double mentally or physically!” he said. “Then Suggs drove down and took an incredible shot. My wife and I just opened our eyes a bit and looked at each other. I yelled and she reminded me that our one-year-old is sleeping.”
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This feeling is surreal.
“I won’t lie to you-I’m numb,” he said with a smile. “It’s like,’Why do I care so much?’ I was reassessing my life at the time, why would I care so much?”
Jacobson’s hunch was almost perfect, so much so that his prediction of the final result of the championship was only eight points away.
Although he is a clear winner, there is no guarantee that he will win. Instead, he will participate in a lottery with other top 1% owners of the highest bracket and win a grand prize: a two-person all-inclusive trip to Hawaii, participation in the 2021 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Basketball Championship, and a $10,000 Amazon gift card.