Kinnowin is the captain of the O'rangers Marble League team. They are one of the original members of the team, alongside Clementin, Tangerin, and Mandarin. For Marble League 2019 they were named the captain of the O'rangers, and led them to a sixth place finish. They also managed to lead the team into 2nd place in Marble League 2020, just losing to the Savage Speeders by 7 points. Kinnowin also holds the most Marble League records of any Marble League athlete. They sit in third for total career points by getting 116 points over five years.

History

Pre-Marble League

Kinnowin is a member of the O'rangers, a team of five siblings from the southeast of North America. The five come from the O'Marbles family, who run an orange farm close to the city of Orlango and also specialize in bull-wrangling and off-road racing. Mandarin, the current head of the family, founded the O'rangers with their siblings Clementin, Kinnowin, Tangerin and Orangin in 2006, and participated in local competitions.

Over the first two years of competing, the O'rangers performed well enough to be noticed by Greg Woods, owner of the Fruit Circuit. In 2008, Woods visited the O'Marbles farm to verify that the O'rangers are a fruit-based team before inviting them to join the Fruit Circuit. The team accepted, and went on to compete in the Fruit Circuit for eight years before it shut down in 2016 due to the rise of the Marble League. In the final year of the Fruit Circuit, the O'rangers managed to earn enough points in the final race to beat the Raspberry Racers for the third spot. The team, along with the Limers and Mellow Yellow, qualified for Marble League 2016.[1]

2016

Initially, the O'rangers were skeptical of Marble League 2016, and so went to the first event, Balancing, under the names O1, O2, O3 and O4, coming in 9th. The team saw the seriousness of the competition. The four decided to reveal their true names before participating in the next event, the Relay Race. In said event, they finished 15th, but got a consolation point because of a construction defect in their lane. They earned their first points by finishing 5th in Event 3, Collision.

In Event 5, the Long Jump, Kinnowin broke the pre-existing Marble League record by 10 centimeters, winning the event and earning the O'rangers their first medal ever, a gold, and 10 points. They did not win any medals in the remaining events, but still finished strong with five top half finishes in a row. In this time Kinnowin finished 7th in Event 12, the Hurdles. This helped the team end Marble League 2016 in 5th overall with 31 points. Of course they were happy with the results, but wanted more. Mandarin decided to build the team's very own training ground close to the farm.[1]

2017

The O'rangers qualified for Marble League 2017 in third. Kinnowin had come 8th in the Sand Race. They started the main competition in the upper half of the field, scoring two 7th places and a 5th place finish in the first three events (Kinnowin came 7th in the Funnel Race). The O'rangers won a bronze medal in Event 5, the Hurdles. The team had continued their training even during the Marble League, but they eventually decided to stop so they could conserve their energy. However, the O'rangers had a few shaky performances in the first half of the season. As of Event 6, the Relay Run, the team had dropped to 9th in the overall standings.

But the O'rangers would soon make up for it by breaking a Marble League record and earning themselves a gold medal in Event 7, Block Pushing, moving up five spots in the standings into 4th place. Their fans were so ecstatic that they attempted to run onto the pitch to celebrate, only to be blocked by a security marble. This marked the start of the team's dominance in the remainder of the season as the O'rangers, boosted by the sheer energy of their fans who convinced them to keep pushing, proceeded to finish on the podium in three of the remaining five events.

In Event 8, the High Jump, Mandarin performed exceptionally, claiming a silver medal as they came in second behind Yellah of Mellow Yellow (who broke the Marble League record). In the second-to-last event, the Underwater Race, Kinnowin beat the Marble League record in the semifinal and, in the final, finished 2nd behind Wospy of the Midnight Wisps. This was enough to close the gap to the overall leaders and their rivals for the title, the Savage Speeders, to just 10 points.

In the final event, Sand Rally, Swifty of the Savage Speeders was eliminated in the first heat, leaving the door to the championship wide open for the O'rangers. In fact, Clementin comfortably finished in the top 4 in their Heat race. Even though they finished second to Starry of Team Galactic, the O'rangers were able to steal the lead in the overall standings from the Savage Speeders to win Marble League 2017. But that's not all, they also automatically qualified for Marble League 2018. The team followed this up with a world victory tour. It was such a big deal that they closed the O'Marbles farm for a month and invited their entire family on the trip, causing a month-long decline in orange production.[1]

2018

Orangin joined the team as the reserve in 2018. The year started with the Friendly Round, where the O'rangers came in third (Kinnowin came 4th in the 5 Meter Ice Dash). That didn't matter much as the team emerged as the most consistent of all competing teams in Marble League 2018, finishing within the top half in ten out of the twelve events. In the first nine events, they only scored a bottom half finish once in Event 3, the Halfpipe. During this time Kinnowin came 6th in Event 1, the 5 Meter Ice Dash. Just like the previous year, the team used the strategy of conserving their energy. They eventually claimed their only medal of the season, a silver, in Event 10, the Biathlon, taking them to 2nd place overall.

Unfortunately, the O'rangers could not keep it up in the final event, the Sand Mogul Race. The team still had a chance of winning the League, but Kinnowin came in third in their heat and was thus eliminated. The team dropped to 4th overall at the end of Marble League 2018 and were nine points behind the Oceanics, seemingly missing out on pre-qualifying for Marble League 2019, despite their consistency throughout the season.

During the offseason, the O'rangers trained at their O'raceway track and participated in the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race. Mandarin couldn't replicate their previous success in the water, coming in 20th, but the team managed to come in second in the maze.[1]

2019

The team had put in a bid to host Marble League 2019, which they lost to the Oceanics. But this left open one pre-qualifying spot for the O'rangers to claim. The team managed to come second in the Friendly Round, just one point behind the first-placed Oceanics. Kinnowin came 1st in the Underwater Race.

The O'rangers started Marble League 2019 with a new coach: Rango. Kinnowin, who was now the captain of the team, started the competition off poorly with a 14th place finish in Event 1, the Underwater Race. This was followed by Clementin crashing into the wall at the start of the next event, the Funnel Race, leading them to stop due to head trauma. They were unable to finish, and the team dropped to dead last overall for the first time in their history. The doctors confirmed Clementin's injury was minor, and recommended them to stay off the roster for a couple of events.

The O'rangers followed this up with three middle of the pack finishes. However, in Event 6, the Relay Run, the team earned a silver medal after beating the Pinkies in a tiebreaker race-off in the semifinals, moving the team up to 9th overall. Despite their strong performances in the next three events, including a 4th place finish for Kinnowin in the Hurdles Race, the team fell to eleventh. After Event 10, the Hubelino Maze, the team rose back to ninth, but a streak of poor results followed. In Event 13, the Elimination Race, Mandarin crashed out of their heat, making the team fall back to 11th. However, they did earn an extra two consolation points due to a track defect.

Unfortunately, a disappointing 11th place finish in Surfing confirmed the O'rangers would no longer be able to finish in the top three. The next event was Collision, where the team admittedly had never got past the quarterfinals. However, they impressed the fans by winning the event, earning their first gold medal since 2017. The team jumped to 7th place overall. Along with this gold medal, they had a strong end to the season with a fourth place finish for Kinnowin in the final event, the Sand Rally, finishing in 6th place overall. Through the struggles, the team had grown even stronger.[1]

2020

While training for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, the O'rangers received an invitation to participate in Marbula One Season 1. Interested, they accepted it, and chose Clementin, "Our Darling", and Orangin, "True Orange", to represent them. The O'rangers quickly became a much-favored champion candidate in Marbula One as the fans believed that their strong overall performance in Marble League could be extended here. The team would be hosting the second Grand Prix at the O'raceway in Orlango. The O'rangers finished in third overall, setting three out of eight of the fastest laps.[1]

The O'rangers held their same five members approaching Marble League 2020, and entered the Marble League qualifiers for the first time in their history. At the beginning, they did terrible as they were just hovering above the line between qualifying and not qualifying. However, their form picked back up and eventually finishing 8th in the Qualifiers. The O'rangers started Marble League 2020 with a 10th place finish in Balancing. However, a 3-event long winning streak brought them to the top of the Marble League, surpassing the Minty Maniacs, who had the best start to a Marble League in history. Two back-to back bronze medals sent them top of the Marble League, although a 12th place finish caused the O'rangers to drop to second with a 9 point gap between them and first place. But then, in the High Jump event, Mandarin won the event as their title contenders Savage Speeders finished last, causing the lead to be extended to 35 points. However, a terrible 11th place finish in the Team Aquathlon, losing out to the Oceanics, whom was notorious for their poor performance in water events, followed up by an abysmal 16th place finish in Collision, saw them dropping to 2nd, 5 points behind the now-leaders and bitter rivals, Savage Speeders. In the last event, Kinnowin is unable to successfully to assert control in the Marathon event, and they lost out to the Savage Speeders by 7 points, finishing in 2nd.

Appearances

Competition Event Event Type Place Result Points
Marble League 2016 Balancing Team 9th 244 cm 0
Relay Race Team 15th 25.09 sec. 1
Collision Team 5th Quarterfinal Loss 3
Long Jump Individual 1st 103.8 cm (MR) 10
Team Pursuit Team 4th 26.68 sec. 4
Precision Slalom Team 5th 23 pts 3
Quartet Diving Team 4th 36.68 pts 4
Hurdles Individual 7th 5.56 sec. 1
Marble League 2017 Qualifiers Relay Race Team 3rd 10.11 sec. 10
Sand Race Individual 7th 1:19.08 9
Block Pushing Team 6th 63.3 cm 7
Marble League 2017 Funnel Race Individual 5th 70.3 cm 11
Fidget Spinner Collision Team 7th Quarterfinal Loss 9
Relay Run Team 14th 12.42 sec. 2
Block Pushing Team 1st 82.6 cm (MR) 25
Steeplechase Team 4th 42.13 sec. 12
Archery Team 8th 33.5 pts 8
Underwater Race Individual 2nd 13.34 sec. 20
Marble League 2018 Friendly Round 5 Meter Ice Dash Individual 4th 5.02 sec. 1
Curling Team 1st - 5
Halfpipe Team 4th 35.48 sec. 1
Marble League 2018 5 Meter Ice Dash Individual 6th 5.18 sec. 10
Halfpipe Team 13th 26.99 sec. 3
Bobsled Team 8th 14.60 sec. 8
Team Pursuit Team 7th 31.69 sec. 9
Curling Team 4th 3rd Place Loss 12
Biathlon Team 2nd 23.06 sec. 20
Ice Hockey Team 5th Quarterfinal Loss 11
Sand Mogul Race Individual 11th 6.45 sec. 5
Amazing Maze Marble Race 2018 Maze Team 2nd Runners Up -
Marble League 2019 Friendly Round Block Pushing Team 1st 97.0 cm 7
Relay Run Team 4th 11.03 sec. 1
Underwater Race Individual 1st 29.55 sec. 7
Marble League 2019 Underwater Race Individual 14th 16.36 sec. 2
Balancing Team 9th 226 cm 7
Gravitrax Slalom Team 13th 9.92 sec. 3
Relay Run Team 2nd 9.823 sec. 20
Block Pushing Team 5th 63.2 cm 11
Hurdles Race Individual 4th 9.061 sec. 12
Hubelino Maze Team 6th 49 pts 10
Rafting Team 12th 39.69 sec. 4
Collision Team 1st Winner 25
Sand Rally Individual 4th 2:00.93 12
Marble League 2020 Qualifiers Balancing Team 18th 244 cm 2
Funnel Endurance Individual 3rd 2:16.40 18
Block Pushing Team 4th 65.9 cm 16
Marble League 2020 Balancing Team 10th 265 cm 6
Halfpipe Team 1st 66.00 sec. 25
Funnel Endurance Individual 2nd 2:04.91 20
5 Meter Hurdles Individual 6th 8.682 sec. 10
Block Pushing Team 3rd 82.40 cm 15
Relay Run Team 2nd 8.403 sec. 20
Team Aquathlon Team 11th 19.15 sec. 5
Collision Team 16th Heat Loss 0
Marble Marathon Individual 11th 10:45.46 5

Trivia

  • Kinnowin currently holds the most Marble League Records.
  • Kinnowin was the first marble athlete to reach 100 total individual Marble League points.
  • Kinnowin has the most career total points among all captains.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Stynth (21st February 2020). RetRollSpective – O’rangers. Marble Sports.
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