The Jungle Jumpers are a slightly translucent green team introduced in Marble League 2017 and are represented by Hop, Leap, Jump, and Skip. The Jungle Jumpers tied for eighth in the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers, but ended in fifteenth place overall at the end of the season. The team did not qualify for Marble League 2018, but did qualify for Marble League 2019.

Team Members

Athletes

Jump, Hop, Leap and Skip were the original members of the team and are the current members of Jungle Jumpers. Bounce was introduced to the team in 2019. Jump became team captain in 2019.

2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
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Hop Hop Hop Hop
Leap Leap Leap Leap
Skip Skip Skip Skip
Bounce Bounce Bounce
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Timeline

Coaches

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Tarzan 25 February 2019[1] present 16 2 0 1 3 ML Showdown 2020 - Runners Up

History

Pre-Marble League

The Jungle Jumpers come from Lewara, a village hidden beyond the South American rainforest, bordered by the Lewara River with a lush basin. The four original members, Hop, Skip, Jump and Leap grew up exploring the rainforest and admiring all of its beauty and diverse fauna and flora. The four enjoyed climbing tress and jumping to the ground using a wingsuit, as well as BASE jumping. Their skills were praised by village locals and, when Atlas Marbura presented a featurette on the village, they made sure to include their talents. The segment trended on MarBook and, days later, the four were contacted by agents from the Surculo, who were looking for teams to compete in an exhibition race in Numerun, thinking the four would be suitable.

The four accepted the invitation, adopted the name "Jungle Jumpers", and took a flight to Numerun, leaving their village for the first time in their lives. Once they arrived in the city, the four attended a dinner with the other competitors to raise money for the Colina Umerun, the sight of the race. They then went and explored the city late into the night and nearly overslept the next morning. They only made it to the race after fans got them to wake up by singing The MarBeats song Roll Over and Roll Out aloud outside their hotel.

The race allowed four members per team, and points were awarded on the order competitors crossed the finish line. To everyone's surprise, the Jungle Jumpers won the race, even though this was their first time competing in professional marble sports. Hop claimed that this was due to his team's BASE jumping skills of speed, timing and precision. To celebrate their victory, the team were allowed by city officials to go BASE jumping in the modern city center. They then returned to Lewara, promising to their fans they would be back.

The next year, the Jungle Jumpers entered the Surculo as an official team, retiring from BASE jumping. They were joined by the Jawbreakers, who had also participated in the exhibition race. The Jungle Jumpers continued to do well and rose through the ranks to the elite league. In 2015, the Jawbreakers, who saw them as their rivals, won the tournament. The Jungle Jumpers, who finished fourth, were invited to take part in Marble League 2016 after the third-placed Quicksilvers declined their invitation, but declined so they could have one more shot at winning the Surculo.

The Jungle Jumpers had a rough start to the 2016 Surculo due to a power outage resetting their alarm clocks, causing them to miss out on the first event. However, they came back and won the championship, beating the Quicksilvers. Their strength in the second half of the competition was unprecedented in the Surculo's history, as they won multiple medals in a row.

2017

Both the Jungle Jumpers and the Quicksilvers were invited to take part in Marble League 2017, and they both accepted. The Jungle Jumpers struggled in the first two events of the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers, but managed to win the third event, Block Pushing, taking the team from 14th up to 5th overall. Despite finishing 11th in the final event, Funnel Spin, the team still managed to qualify for Marble League 2017 in ninth.

Unfortunately, the Jungle Jumpers did not perform very well in Marble League 2017. In the first nine events, the best result the team could achieve was 10th in Event 5, Hurdles, and Event 8, High Jump. As of Event 9, Steeplechase, the team were in last place overall and could no longer finish the tournament within the top three, let alone win it. The Quicksilvers, who were sitting just ahead of them in the standings, were also doing poorly. The Jungle Jumpers realized they needed a breakthrough in the remaining events.

Then came Event 10, Archery, and the Jungle Jumpers were the last to go. To everyone's surprise, the team won the event and their first medal. Their training in precision and accuracy helped them stay on the center of the targets. Jump scored a bullseye, while his teammates did really well too, scoring 9.5 points each. Hop then surprised everyone further by winning a bronze medal in the next event, Underwater Race.

A representation of the infamous night out, made by Jack Ironhide

Fans were starting to hope the Jungle Jumpers would continue their streak and finish the games well. Unfortunately, after their recent success, the team went out for dinner to celebrate, overslept and missed the transportation to Doornse Gat for the final event, Sand Rally. As a result, the team finished Marble League 2017 in 15th overall, just ahead of the Quicksilvers. The team were sure disappointed, realizing they had failed to show off what had made them the champions of the Surculo in the first place.

In late 2017, the Jungle Jumpers recruited Bounce as their reserve member. Bounce hails from the city of Greshen, known for its studies in ecology and for having among the freshest airs in the world. The team trained for months. In the mornings, they would exercise in the rainforest to work on their speed and endurance. In the evenings, they would go out.

2018

The Jungle Jumpers were seeded in Group B for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. Despite Hop coming third in Snow Race, the team finished seventh in the group, failing to qualify for Marble League 2018. They watched the main competition from the stands alongside fellow Surculo teams, including the Rojo Rollers and the Chocolatiers. The team realized something needed to change. Jump contacted some sports professionals in Numerun in an attempt to help his team overhaul their training.

Tarzan joined the Jungle Jumpers as their coach at the end of Marble League 2018. The team started preparing for the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race, the first of three offseason events. In said event, Hop managed to impress by finishing in third. Not to be outdone by his teammate, Skip won the 100 Meter Water Race by two tenths of a second after swapping back and forth with Sublime of the Limers for the final quarter of the race. The team made it into the semifinals of the Amazing Maze Marble Race and missed out on the finals by just two points.

2019

Even after their recent performances, the Jungle Jumpers knew they had a lot to prove going into Marble League 2019. They decided to quit partying at the end of 2018 and continued to train. The team started the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers with a ninth place finish for Skip in Funnel Race. This was followed up by a third place finish in Block Pushing. Unlike the previous year, the team continued to finish in the top half of the standings and qualified in fifth overall.

Because of their preseason domination, expectations were high for the Jungle Jumpers. Unfortunately, the team had a poor start to Marble League 2019, with Skip coming in 15th in the first event, Underwater Race. In the next event, Funnel Race, Leap managed to make it into the final, only to come last there and thus finish the event in eighth overall. The team got a last place finish in Balancing, dropping the team to 14th. They later made up for it by winning their first medal in two years, a bronze, in the next event, Gravitrax Slalom, boosting them into 11th overall.

Despite showing signs of improvement, the Jungle Jumpers remained inconsistent with their results in the next three events, ranging from a sixth place finish in Relay Run to a fourteenth place finish in Block Pushing, the latter of which was surprising given their performance back in the Qualifiers. In the next event, Summer Biathlon, Hop made it into the final and ended up beating Bonbon of the Chocolatiers by one of the closest photo finishes ever at three-thousandths-a-second. This gold medal brought the team to ninth overall at the midway point.

The Jungle Jumpers continued to struggle with their consistency issues during the second half of the season. Over the next five events, the team ranged from a fifteenth place finish in Rafting to a fifth place finish in Dirt Race and Elimination Race, showing that their speed and endurance training was starting to pay off. Unfortunately, the team were no longer able to win Marble League 2019 as they rose back to ninth. But they were not done yet.

The next event was Surfing. Skip was chosen to represent the Jungle Jumpers due to his expertise in skipping across the Lewara River. In the second round, Skip managed to get far ahead of Wospy of the Midnight Wisps, resulting in a score of 53.48. This earned his team their second gold medal of the season, taking them into sixth place overall. This marked the first time the team had made it into the top half of the standings.

Unfortunately, the Jungle Jumpers seemingly started to falter in the next two events, with the team eliminated in the quarterfinals of Event 15, Collision, and Jump finishing 12th in Event 16, Sand Rally. Even then, the team were able to retain their top half position in the standings. They concluded Marble League 2019 in seventh overall. Team coach Tarzan was very proud of the team's most recent achievement, and how they had improved from their 2017 debut. He noted that their second gold medal of the season had made them happier than any night out had.[2]

2020

Going into the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, the Jungle Jumpers were optimistic. They had improved significantly in the previous season, and were ready for a chance to improve even further. However, during the second event, Funnel Endurance, disaster struck when Leap, due to a track malfunction, fell off of the course. As a result, she failed to finish the race, but the team did receive two consolation points.

The Jungle Jumpers finished the qualifiers in a four-way tie with Team Momo, Team Primary, and the Bumblebees. However, due to the team having no medals, they were placed at the bottom of the tie. Thus, the team did not qualify for Marble League 2020, although they would likely have qualified had the incident in the Funnel Endurance event not happened.

The Jungle Jumpers pushed on and prepared for Marble League Showdown 2020, coming to terms with what had happened. They started out the showdown beautifully, earning a gold medal in the Relay Run and a silver in Halfpipe. The team faltered a bit during the Black Hole Funnel, placing last, but recovered and earned a bronze medal in the Mogul Race. After earning the most medals out of all teams in the showdown, they placed second overall, just behind the Kobalts, and secured a spot in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.

Marble League 2017

Main article: Marble League 2017

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Qualifiers

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 11.10 sec. 11th 2 11th
Sand Race Hop 27.29 sec. 12th 1 14th
Block Pushing All 73.3 cm 1st 15 5th
Funnel Spin Jump 0:45.47 11th 2 9th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Leap 1:00.67 15th 1 15th
Long Jump Jump 68.5 cm 11th 5 14th
Fidget Spinner Collision All Heat Loss 15th 1 15th
5-meter Sprint Hop 7.93 sec. 14th 2 16th
Hurdles Skip 9.86 sec. 10th 6 16th
Relay Run All 11.97 sec. 13th 3 16th
Block Pushing All 107.4 cm 16th 0 16th
High Jump Leap 36.5 cm 10th 6 16th
Steeplechase All 45.30 sec. 14th 2 16th
Archery All 38.5 pts 1st 25 15th
Underwater Race Hop 13.41 sec. 3rd 15 14th
Sand Rally - DNS 16th 0 15th

Marble League 2018

Main article: Marble League 2018

Qualifiers

The Jungle Jumpers failed to qualify for Marble League 2018. They competed in Group B.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All 3rd Place Loss 4th 5 4th
Snow Race Hop 23.07 sec. 3rd 6 3rd
5 Meter Ice Dash Skip 5.09 sec. 7th 2 6th
Halfpipe All 36.55 sec. 7th 2 7th

Other 2018 Competitions

The Jungle Jumpers took part in three other competitions in 2018: the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race, the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2018 Consolation Race Hop 44.71 sec. 3rd
100 Meter Water Race Skip 3:55.12 1st
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 34 pts 5th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Jungle Jumpers' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Betawolfs.

Jungle Jumpers' logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

Qualifiers

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Skip 1:08.29 9th 10 9th
Block Pushing All 109.5 cm 3rd 17 3rd
Relay Race All 10.34 sec. 8th 11 4th
Underwater Race Hop 29.51 sec. 7th 12 5th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Skip 16.57 sec. 15th 1 15th
Funnel Race Leap 1:39.89 8th 8 12th
Balancing All 154 cm 16th 0 14th
Gravitrax Slalom All 8.94 sec. 3rd 15 11th
5 Meter Sprint Hop 6.219 sec. 10th 6 12th
Relay Run All 9.660 sec. 6th 10 10th
Block Pushing All 55.8 cm 14th 2 13th
Summer Biathlon Hop 31.444 sec. 1st 25 9th
Hurdles Race Leap 9.085 sec. 7th 9 9th
Hubelino Maze All 31 14th 2 11th
Dirt Race Jump (C) 1:25.04 5th 11 8th
Rafting All 41.61 sec. 15th 1 10th
Elimination Race Hop 20.31 sec. 5th 11 9th
Surfing Skip 53.48 1st 25 6th
Collision All Quaterfinal Loss 8th 8 6th
Sand Rally Jump (C) 2:03.82 12th 4 7th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

Qualifiers

The Jungle Jumpers failed to qualify for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 272 cm 15th 5 15th
Funnel Endurance Leap DNF 20th 2* 19th
Block Pushing All 61.2 cm 8th 12 18th
5 Meter Sprint Skip 5.242 sec. 4th 16 14th

*2 extra consolation points due to track defect

Marble League Showdown 2020

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2020

The Jungle Jumpers placed 2nd overall, securing a spot in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers. They earned the most medals out of all teams, and were able to maintain first for most of the competition, but they were eventually overtaken by the Kobalts in the final event.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Run All 8.840 sec. 1st 20 1st
Halfpipe All 58.33 sec. 2nd 15 1st
Black Hole Funnel Jump (C) & Leap 59.53 sec. 12th 0 1st
Sand Mogul Race Hop 8.879 sec. 3rd 12 2nd

Results

Marble League

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2017 12[3] 1 0 1 2 15th 66
2018 Did not qualify
2019 16 2 0 1 3 7th 138
2020 Did not qualify

Marble League Showdown

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2020 4 1 1 1 3 2nd 47

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bounce Marble League 2019 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Hop Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
5-Meter Sprint (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
59 pts
Jump Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Long Jump (2017)
Dirt Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
20 pts
Leap Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Funnel Spin (2017)
High Jump (2017)
Funnel Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
24 pts
Skip Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Hurdles (2017)
Underwater Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
32 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marble League Showdown

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bounce Marble League Showdown 2020 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Hop Marble League Showdown 2020 Sand Mogul Race (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
12 pts
Jump Marble League Showdown 2020 Black Hole Funnel (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Leap Marble League Showdown 2020 Black Hole Funnel (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Skip Marble League Showdown 2020 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Gallery

References

  1. LittleMighty_ (25th February 2019). Captains voting results!. Reddit.
  2. Stynth (25th May 2020). RetRollSpective – Jungle Jumpers.
  3. Jungle Jumpers didn't show up for the last event, they overslept
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