After three rounds of voting, we’re now down to the final round of the 2011 Sports Stud Showdown. You went through every single athlete that I wrote about this year and voted on your favorites. I have to say that the ones in this final list definitely do seem to have a loyal following. It will certainly be interesting to see who comes out on top. They are all worthy in my humble opinion. The athlete finalists include a handful of rugby players, a decathlete, a baseball player, a champion fighter, and a soccer player.
So how did these ten finalists earned their spots? Here’s how: The top two vote-getters from each of the three rounds automatically advanced to the finals. The remaining four wild card slots were given to the four highest vote-getters from all the rounds.
Each week I picked who I wanted to feature as the Sports Stud for the week, but you’ll be deciding who comes out on top! Pick your favorite Sports Stud for 2011 below. Vote for your favorites (and vote often) if you want them to win.
With just a few days before we ring in the New Year, I thought I’d share some of the hottest 2012 calendars I’ve come across. Today, I bring you a calender filled with hunky guys who like to maul, ruck and scrum. For all you sports-challenged people out there, those are simply rugby terms. Sounds dirty, right? Seriously, why more gay men don’t partake in rugby is beyond me. Think about it. You get to form massive huddles, manhandle each other on the field and then take showers together. Sign me up.
Pound for pound, rugby definitely has the hottest guys in the athletic world. Just ask Patrick, who often includes studs from this sport in his weekly Sports Stud series. In fact, a few of the guys featured in this calendar have been highlighted by Patrick in the past. Some of this year’s tasty dozen were monthly cover boys for last year’s scorching 2011 Rugby’s Finest Hunks Calendar. See if your favorites were invited back to show off their extremely toned physiques once again. Sadly, Danny Care didn’t take part this year. Perhaps we should start a petition to get him back for 2013?
Last night, Round 1 of voting wrapped up for the Sports Stud 2011 Showdown, and as I mentioned in that previous post, the two top studs will move on to the final round after three rounds. The top hottie for Round 1 turned out to be sexy rugby player, Kayne Lawton. He actually made up a whopping 45% of the votes. Looks like Lawton’s got some loyal fans! Following his lead, in second place with 31% of the votes was the sexy Daniel Conn. Like Lawton, he is also a rugby player and the two of them don’t shy away from sexy photo shoots. I’m certain that definitely helps them in situations like this.
We now move into the second round of voting with a whole new batch of eye candy candidates – 16 more to be exact. These men were featured roughly between May and August of this past year, making my summer just a little bit hotter. I think you guys may have a bit more difficulty with these ones as there are many hot ones to choose from. Best of luck and enjoy!
Before we get to the hottie, just want to say that I know that lately its seems that I’m always “tackling” someone from rugby or soccer each week (I can’t help myself – it’s the legs!). So, if you have any suggestions of hot male athletes, comment on the article with their name and I’ll consider them for upcoming posts if I haven’t covered (actually “uncovered”) them in past posts.
This week’s Sports Stud is Dom Waldouck. His name first came up on Homorazzi when Donovan wrote about the 2011 Rugby’s Finest Hunks Calendar. He definitely stood out, making the temperature in February a lot hotter than usual. The 23 year old rugby player currently plays centre for the London Wasps. In addition to rugby, he’s also a great soccer player, cricket player, and one hell of a fast sprinter. His current contract with the Wasps keeps him playing up until then end of the 2012/2013 Season.
Now, check out some of this sexy pictures below, including him as Mr. February in the calendar. I wonder if he’ll be doing the calendar again for 2012? One can only hope!
For the month of December, we’ve shared a few of the hottest 2011 calendars out there. From firefighters, to models, to rowers to straight guys against hate, we’ve featured a lot of sexy hunks in little or no clothing. While they were all hot, I have to say the boys in “Rugby’s Finest Hunks 2011 Calendar” blow them all out of the water. Compared to these wet dreams, all the others are fugly hookers.
Throughout the year I follow a few sports casually, but after seeing these big muscly rugby players, I really need to add the English Rugby league to my viewing schedule. The sport of rugby probably has the hottest guys in the sporting world. Just check out my selection for this week’s weekly crush, David “Wolfman” Williams as Exhibit A. No disrespect to models, but there’s just something extra appealing about a good looking guy who excels in their sport. Perhaps it’s their bodies sweating during competition or the idea of group showers. Whatever it is, athletes are super sexy. Check out the following English rugby players to prove my point.