Roger Dow may not have the billion-dollar bracket, but he has definitely earned some bragging rights this March Madness.
Dow, president and CEO of the D.C.-based U.S. Travel Association, correctly picked each of the Final Four teams in the men’s NCAA tournament. According to ESPN, only 612 participants out of the 11 million who submitted a bracket were able to do so.
In other words, only one in every 18,000 participants predicted the Final Four, and Dow is one of them.
“We all laughed at him and told him he was nuts for picking a seven and an eight seed,” said a Travel Association aide, “but he’s the one laughing now. That’s why he’s the boss.”
Dow knows what it’s like to be a college athlete, although he did not play basketball. While attending Seton Hall University, Dow was the captain of the varsity wrestling team.
The NCAA tournament semi-finalists include the universities of Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky. Connecticut came into the tournament as the seventh seed and Kentucky was an eighth seed.
Wondering which members of Congress will be holding their breath as the Final Four kicks off this Saturday? Check out the Roll Call bracket, which matched members of Congress to the schools in the NCAA tournament that are located in their districts.