Putting the Proposed Points System to the Test

The 2008 U.S. Men's Olympic Team will go down as one of the most memorable ever...almost on a par with the team that won gold in 1984. After losing BOTH of the Hamms, putting out the weakest pommel horse team of the entire Olympic Games, and using several gymnasts who were unpredictable at best, the USA came away with a bronze medal that stunned the world. Not to take ANYTHING away from that phenomenal team, but let's use my proposed selection points system to see how it would work using real competition results. One fascinating question...Would national champion David Sender's Olympic fate have been different?