Well, we’re now into the final stretch of the Sports Stud 2012 Showdown and we have a group of ten finalists based on your votes for you to choose from. If you haven’t voted in our Man Crush and Model Behavior finals (although I think most of you have – LOL), be sure to do so as well!

There were so many hotties all year long – I’m so glad that I actually don’t have to determine a winner… that’s your job. Any of the guys below could be the top pick so I have no idea how it’s going to turn out. As a side note, as we move into the New Year, feel free to leave suggestions in comments for athletes you’d like to see us cover in these weekly posts. I have done a few years worth of these posts so for some of the well known athletes, chances are I have covered them. That being said, share anyway because there are so many more men to tackle in 2013 ;) Happy voting!

Sports Stud Showdown Dates:
The Top 2 from each round automatically advance to the finals. Four wildcard spots will be given to the athletes who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).

  • Round 1: Dec 15-21, 2012 (results announced Dec 22)
  • Round 2: Dec 22-28, 2012 (results announced Dec 29)
  • Round 3: Dec 29-Jan 4, 2012 (results announced Jan 5)
  • Finals: Jan 5-11, 2013 (Final Results announced Jan 12, 2013)

Lance Parker

Original Feature: Jan 7, 2012

Sport: Soccer

Why I Chose Him: I had to kick off 2012 with someone delicious, and this soccer player fit the bill perfectly with his super sexy pictures.

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 1st in Round 1

J.P. Calderon

Original Feature: Feb 4, 2012

Sport: Volleyball

Why I Chose Him: He’s incredibly hot, openly gay, and was a contestant on Survivor in 2006. I don’t think I need any more reasons to feature him – haha.

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd In Round 1

Jake Dalton

Original Feature: Jun 30, 2012

Sport: Gymnastics

Why I Chose Him: He was another Olympic gymnast I featured because the Olympics were coming up and when I came across his photos, it was a no brainer. Yum!

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 1st In Round 2

David Boudia

Original Feature: May 12, 2012

Sport: Diving

Why I Chose Him: At this point I was really starting to get into highlighting Olympic hopefuls, and Boudia was definitely a hottie I wanted to feature.

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd In Round 2

David Pocock

Original Feature: Oct 27, 2012

Sport: Rugby

Why I Chose Him: I’m pretty sure it was his bootylicious butt that sold me, but I also loved that he speaks out as a gay ally as well.

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 1st In Round 3

Danny Care

Original Feature: Aug 25, 2012

Sport: Rugby

Why I Chose Him: Having modelled for the Rugby’s Finest Calendar, it was a no brainer to feature him as a Sports Stud. Woof!

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 2nd In Round 3

James Magnussen

Original Feature: May 19, 2012

Sport: Swimming

Why I Chose Him: I wanted to highlight another hottie that would be competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics and let’s just face it, the swimmers and divers have great bodies and give us more to look at ;)

How He Got To The Finals:

Thom Evans

Original Feature: Jul 21, 2012

Sport: Rugby

Why I Chose Him: He was on the cover of Attitude Magazine that month and his pictures are majorly hot. I have a feeling he’ll be a finalist in this competition, if not the top sports stud of the year. I could be wrong, but that’s my prediction. **Update: I was right!

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 3rd In Round 2

Sonny Bill Williams

Original Feature: Aug 18, 2012

Sport: Rugby

Why I Chose Him: Sexy photos, sexy tattoos, and a bit of a bad boy. I guess that’s what I was in the mood for that weekend!

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 4th In Round 2

Dan Carter

Original Feature: Oct 6, 2012

Sport: Rugby

Why I Chose Him: Super handsome, sexy underwear modelling pictures, a kilt… need I say more?

How He Got To The Finals: Placed 3rd In Round 1

Sports Stud 2012 Showdown (The Finals): Who Are The Hottest?

  • David Pocock (3,221 Votes)
  • Jake Dalton (1,108 Votes)
  • Danny Care (464 Votes)
  • Lance Parker (384 Votes)
  • Dan Carter (372 Votes)
  • Thom Evans (319 Votes)
  • J.P. Calderon (239 Votes)
  • Sonny Bill Williams (204 Votes)
  • James Magnussen (178 Votes)
  • David Boudia (123 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,130

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Previous Results

2012 Sports Stud Showdown Round 1: Who Were My Sexiest Sports Studs?

  • Lance Parker (622 Votes)
  • J.P. Calderon (453 Votes)
  • Eden Hazard (358 Votes)
  • Christopher Mears (302 Votes)
  • Nathan Adrian (293 Votes)
  • Stuart Reardon (249 Votes)
  • Blake Griffin (193 Votes)
  • Michael Osborne (110 Votes)
  • Arnaud Clement (106 Votes)
  • Seb Stegmann (88 Votes)
  • Joey Ryan (79 Votes)
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo (73 Votes)
  • Yohan Cabaye (61 Votes)
  • Steve Weatherford (54 Votes)
  • Yuri van Gelder (26 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,801

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2012 Sports Stud Showdown Round 2: Who Were My Sexiest Sports Studs?

  • Jake Dalton (1,081 Votes)
  • David Boudia (866 Votes)
  • Thom Evans (801 Votes)
  • Sonny Bill Williams (769 Votes)
  • James Magnussen (489 Votes)
  • Jonathan Horton (266 Votes)
  • Mario Gomez (237 Votes)
  • Troy Dumais (188 Votes)
  • Danny Amendola (188 Votes)
  • Maxime Mermoz (127 Votes)
  • Clemente Russo (91 Votes)
  • Ashton Eaton (89 Votes)
  • Mario Götze (87 Votes)
  • Mark Oldershaw (69 Votes)
  • Brandon Wynn (41 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,738

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2012 Sports Stud Showdown Round 3: Who Were My Sexiest Sports Studs?

  • David Pocock (1,314 Votes)
  • Danny Care (416 Votes)
  • Dan Carter (389 Votes)
  • Ben Foden (323 Votes)
  • Rob Gronkowski (170 Votes)
  • Lance "Buddy" Franklin (136 Votes)
  • Ryan Sheckler (132 Votes)
  • Campbell Brown (125 Votes)
  • Mattia Destro (114 Votes)
  • Gavin Henson (85 Votes)
  • Steven Gerrard (81 Votes)
  • Francesco Totti (78 Votes)
  • Caine Eckstein (71 Votes)
  • Luke Campbell (57 Votes)
  • Ashley Sexton (57 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,303

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