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!
With such a positive response to our Man Crush nand Model Behavior Showdowns (courtesy of Donovan), I figured it’s only right that I put together a 2011 Showdown for for all of the athletes that I’ve highlighted in my weekly Sports Studs. This round will be the first of three where you’ll vote to find 2011′s Sexiest Sports Stud. After each of the three rounds, the two athletes with the most votes will move on to the finals. The final six will battle it out for the title of 2011′s Sexiest Sports Stud. Sound good?
This first batch of muscled men contains athletes from all different types of sports, including Rugby, Water Polo, Baseball, Soccer, and Diving to name a few. These men were between January and April of 2011 and make up the first round of the competition. Which of these guys would you want on the top of your podium? Check out the candidates and vote below!
This week’s Sports Stud is one sexy decathlete. Meet Trey Hardee, a 27-year-old Alabama native. This boy keeps very busy in the world of track & field and was recently picked up by Red Bull to be one of their spokesmen. However, with a body like Trey’s, I don’t think he needs Red Bull to give him wings. I think he does just fine on his own merit.
Trey has won quite a bit of hardware representing America in his sport. He won gold at two World Championships; the first in 2009 in Berlin and this year in Daegu. In 2010, Trey won silver in the heptathlon at indoor championships in Doha. However, this year’s gold came at a price.
During his final javelin throw in Daegu, he felt an immense amount of pain. After the doctor checked him out, it was discovered that Trey blew the ACL in his elbow. Hardee immediately went into surgery and is currently recovering ahead of schedule. He’s been keeping his fans updated on Facebook posting photos showing his extension progress. Now, Trey will be getting all trained up to represent America in the Olympics in London, 2012. Check out some studly photos of Trey below.
We haven’t highlighted a baseball player for quite some time, so this week’s Sports Stud is MLB hottie, CJ Wilson. Before you ask, he’s a pitcher (so that answers that question – wink). His pitching repertoire includes a fastball, cutter, slider, and changeup, thrown from both overhand and low 3/4 arm angles. Tricky, tricky, tricky.
CJ Wilson has played for the Texas Rangers from 2005 to 2011 and is currently the man in demand, now acting as a free agent. As such, many other teams want a piece of him and are interested in signing him, including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. This is allowing him to get more money from the Texas Rangers if they want to keep him.
An interesting fact about Wilson is that he is a devoted Taoist and adheres to a “Straight Edge” way of life (abstaining from alcohol, illegal drugs, and promiscuous sex in order to maintain health). He even has the words “Straight Edge” tattooed along the length of his torso, Japanese characters on his shoulder that read “Poison Free” and “XXX” stitched on his blue glove as a straight edge symbol.
For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to throw a well known mixed martial artist into the mix. To tell you the truth, I’m very surprise I hadn’t written about him yet. Canada’s very own Georges St. Pierre is one of the hottest MMAs there is. In addition, he’s also the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC and is ranked as the No. 1 Welterweight in the world according to various publications. To top that off, in 2010 he was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet.
The 30-year-old stud is from Quebec and is more commonly referred to as GSP for short. His body is in impeccable shape – this guy even has his own calendar! GSP also made the cover of the Men’s Health April 2011 Issue, and I’ve included a behind the scenes video below so you can hear his French accent. My favorite part of the interview is when GSP says, “I do like a banana at the end of the day.” Oh, speaking of videos, I’ve also included a video of competitor Josh Koscheck saying that he is gonna “motor boat GSP’s ass” – LOL. We know what he meant, but of course it completely didn’t come out that way, nor did he help the situation with his action & sound effect. Enjoy the videos and sexy photos below!
Earlier this week, 30-year-old American soccer player David Testo came out of the closet. He is a former MLS player with the Columbus Crew, and more recently, a player for the Montreal Impact team. In an interview that took place earlier this week, he told CBC-Radio Canada that he is gay and that he regrets not coming out earlier.
“It’s hard, like living the life of a professional athlete and being gay is incredibly hard. It’s like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself.” His family, friends, and teammates all knew his sexuality, but he struggled with whether or not he should be public with it.
“I’m homosexual. I’m gay. I did not choose. It’s just part of who I am. And it has nothing to do with the talent of a soccer player. You can be both an excellent soccer player and be gay,” Testo told CBC. Whether he’s an eligible bachelor or not, I’m not so sure. For now, enjoy some of his sexy pictures, many of which showing him in action playing the sport he loves most.
“Say cheese!” This week, I’ve decided to highlight the incredibly sexy and talented 23-year-old Alexander Cheesman, a rugby player for the London Wasps. Aside from his athletic ability, his good looks have landed him some modelling gigs, including getting featured (with little clothing on) in the Rugby’s Finest Calendar. He’s also done some AussieBum and Abercrombie & Fitch modelling as well.
The hottie studies conservation management at Oxford University and is also fluent in Spanish. He certainly made some delicious eye candy when he attended London Pride last year. He was spotted shirtless in a walk from Baker Street to Trafalgar Square through Central London. Not sure if he’s gay or just gay friendly (probably the latter), but he’s definitely welcome to come to Vancouver Pride next summer!
Having watched the men’s world gymnastics championships that took place in Tokyo a couple weekends ago, I thought I’d highlight another gymnast this week, since these hot muscular men in tights are still fresh in my mind. This week we have 20-year old a Cuban-American artistic gymnast, Danell Leyva. Actually, as I write this, he’s only 19, but his birthday is on October 30th I’m rounding up (Happy Birthday, Danell!) This stud is the 2011 U.S national all-around gold medalist and the 2011 world champion on the parallel bars. Needless to say, he’s well on his way to being part of the Summer 2012 Olympics in London.
Leyva started gymnastics in 1995, and both of his parents were both members of Cuba’s national gymnastics team. Another random fact about his family is that his mom’s cousin once held the world record in holding his breath underwater : 7 minutes and 15 seconds). That’s incredible!
Needless to say (since he’s a gymnast), the handsome guy’s body is in incredible shape and I’m sure you’ll appreciate some of the birthday boy’s photos below!