|Captain:||Matthew Algiers Simon|
Joined in Beta 2006.
Participated Beta, '06, '07, '13 - '15, '17, '19
2nd Place Finish: '13,'17
2019 Season Stats
Bout Totals: 8W - 8L
Points For: 84
Points Against: 98
Avg. Team PDPB: -0.93
Regular Season Overall Record: 2-2 (0.50 winning %)
Overall Record Including Playoffs: 2-3
Standings Position: 3rd
Out: Bailey Raptis (1-1, -1.50 PDPB); Blondie Eastwood (1-1; -0.50 PDPB); Runt (2-1, 1.67 PDPB); Grak (1-1, -2.00 PDPB)
In: Ria Graziano (No team in 2019); Crunchem (No team in 2019); Neekylah Lang (No prior IFL experience); Cade Washington (No prior IFL experience)
In the 2020 version of Team Fist, Matt Simon (1-2, -2.67 PDPB) adds an eclectic mix of rookies and former IFL participants to the team’s recent core consisting of himself, Koyliak VanDuran-Simon (1-1, 0.50 PDPB) and Dean Reighland (1-1, -2.00 PDPB). With their lone IFL championship now a distant five-year memory and only two members of that team (Matt & Koy) still on the roster, this team’s not looking poised to overcome the class of the IFL field: Real Rhydin & King’s Gambit, in 2020.
Joining the team this year are two IFL rookies, Cade Washington and Neekylah Lang. Reaching deep into the past, Matt also signed his former Outback Assistant Coordinator, Ria Graziano (lifetime 5-7, -0.75 PDPB) who last fought in the league with Wrecking Crew in 2007. In a surprise move, and perhaps to replace Runt’s ample size and weight, Matt rounds out the roster with Crunchem (lifetime 2-3, -1.60 PDPB) who had a one-season stint with Great of Strength, also in 2007.
To just make the playoffs, Matt will need the entire team, including his Trainees, to perform at a very high level, especially since nobody opens the season higher than MiddleWeight. To do anything beyond that, Matt has to once again ditch the Captain Futility moniker, specifically when it comes to his most recent IFL stumbling block: Real Rhydin. Matt’s guided Team Fist to an 0-4 lifetime record against them, including a loss in the Season 6 IFL Finals and two match-sweep losses in 2019. Until he can figure out a way over, around or through Real Rhydin, Team Fist will come up short yet again this season.
2020 Season Prediction: 2-3, 3rd place regular season
Matthew Algiers Simon