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Minty Flav is the captain of the Minty Maniacs. Alongside with Minty Drizzel, Minty Fresh, Minty Swirl and their reserve member Minty Mint, are all from Herbotamia, a region within Western Asia known for growing herbs and spices.

Minty Flav was well known as an excellent individual athlete as they have yet to place in bottom half in any individual events. They are also known for playing an important role in team events as they led the team to get 3rd in Marble League 2020

History

Pre-2016

The Minty Maniacs are a marble sports team from Herbotamia, a region within Western Asia. The five original members of the team are all candy fanatics. The five competed together in local "turf tournaments" which featured a variety events that utilized their surroundings. The Minty Maniacs led the first tournament. The next season, more teams from across the region joined them and officially became the Herbotamia Tournament. During the second year, marble sports started to grow in popularity worldwide. The lack of expense of the tournament let the Minty Maniacs decided to retire and go into the food industry, making homemade mint chocolate ice cream. However, just as they were about to retire, the team were approached by Jelle Bakker, who missed running a regional competition. They offered the Minty Maniacs a sponsorship to keep the Herbotamia Tournament running and the Minty Maniacs accepted, and the tournament was rebranded as the Hubelino Tournament, with the first competition, the Hubelino Tournament 2016, scheduled to start after Marble League 2016.

2016-2017

Minty Maniacs during the Block Push

The Hubelino Tournament differed from the Herbotamia Tournament as it was filmed for the internet. Eight teams competed in this tournament. The team had a strong start in the Hubelino Tournament 2016, winning three medals in the first four events The team were in 2nd overall at this point, behind the Black Jacks. However, their fortunes started to turn as they dropped them to fourth overall at the start of 2017. The team continued to finish in the middle to bottom half of the table and, at the end of Event 8, Combination, original ending of the tournament, they were still in 4th.

Minty Maniacs on the course in Relay Course

The tournament was suddenly extended by four more events, and the Minty Maniacs continued their middle to bottom half finishes. By the end of Event 10, the Relay Course, they had dropped to 6th. During the tournament, the eight teams had become close and so, during the short break from the tournament, they all went to watch Marble League 2017. The Minty Maniacs had never seen a competition like it and were inspired to work harder. Unfortunately, they finished the Hubelino Tournament 2016 with two bottom half finishes, dropping them to 7th overall. Jelle offered all eight of the Hubelino teams a chance to compete in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. The Minty Maniacs, along with the Black Jacks and the Golden Orbs accepted the offer, and were joined by the Raspberry Racers

2018

Marble League 2018

Minty Flav and Ruzzy from Raspberry Racers at the starting line of Speed Skating

The Minty Maniacs were seeded in Group A of the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers and qualify for Marble League 2018. All the other Hubelino teams, except the Raspberry Racers, failed to qualify. Minty Maniacs' hopes of a good start to Marble League 2018 were crushed after Minty Fresh finished last in the first event, 5 Meter Ice Dash. This was followed by some more middle of the table results and two fifth place finishes in Event 5 and 6, including Minty Flav's 5th place finish in Speed Skating, suggested the team might be on the rise.

Minty Maniacs losing to Midnight Wisps in Ice Hockey Final

Unfortunately, they stumbled again. Things got even worse for the team when they again came last in Event 10, Biathlon, dropping the team to 15th with only two events to go. The next event was Ice Hockey.The team managed to surprise everyone by making it to the final, only to lose to the Midnight Wisps there. As a result, the Minty Maniacs won their first medal, a silver, and the team rose to 13th overall. They managed to stay there at the conclusion of Marble League 2018.

After Marble League 2018, the Minty Maniacs were acutely aware how the Hubelino Tournament had not prepared them for the Marble League. The Minty Maniacs decided to retire from the Marble League, which was announced during the Amazing Maze Marble Race. They were joined by the Black Jacks and the Golden Orbs. They all decided to not take part in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers in favor of the Hubelino Tournament 2018.

Hubelino Tournament 2018

Minty Maniacs beating Golden Orbs in Relay Race Final

The Minty Maniacs' experience may not have helped them in Marble League 2018, but it did help them in the Hubelino Tournament 2018. The team won five medals, two golds, two silvers and one bronze. They only missed the podium in three event, Swing Wave, Halfpipes and the final event, Big Tower. They had been on the top of the standings going into the final event, but unfortunately they finished sixth in the event. Meanwhile, the Bumblebees, who took the place of the now-retired Team Phoenix, won their fourth gold medal and the championship in an underdog upset. The Minty Maniacs dropped to 2nd at the end of the tournament.

After their successes, fans were calling for the Minty Maniacs to take part in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers, but the team were looking forward to the next Hubelino Tournament. Unfortunately, it never came. Rumors of teams such as the Green Gang and the Valiant Violets retiring, coupled with a lack of ticket sales and interest from the fans, led to the disbandment of the Hubelino Tournament, despite Jelle's best efforts.

2019

With no competition available for them, the Minty Maniacs decided to disband in early 2019 as they returned to Herbotamia. When the Marble League Showdown 2019 was announced, the Minty Maniacs regrouped and had a discussion about the tournament, deciding whether to come out of retirement and take part. They were guaranteed a spot in the tournament due to their second place finish in the Hubelino Tournament 2018. With the encouragement of the Black Jacks and the Golden Orbs, the Minty Maniacs decided to reunite and compete. Minty Flav was voted to be team captain, and Minty Hint joined the team as their coach.

Marble League Showdown 2019

Minty Maniacs in the starting gate of Collision

The team faced fierce competition from old teams and newcomers alike. Halfway through the competition, the team were in 11th overall. They realized they needed a good result to qualify.Then came Event 3, Funnel Race. Minty Swirl swirled around in mint condition, winning them a silver medal. The team jumped to 6th. Despite their best efforts, the Minty Maniacs could not get back to their Hubelino 2018 form in the final event, Balancing. They finished in ninth place, two centimeters ahead of Shining Swarm. The Minty Maniacs ended the Showdown with 22 points, the same as the Shining Swarm, but their silver medal put them just ahead. The team finished in 8th overall and thus qualified for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers in the final spot.

2020

Marble League 2020

The Minty Maniacs were ready to start fresh in 2020 with the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers and were feeling confident going into the final event, the 5 Meter Sprint. All they needed to do was maintain their position and hold on. Minty Fresh came in last in the heat, with a time of 5.259. Things were looking grim, but somehow, Minty Fresh came in 5th for the team which bumped up the Minty Maniacs' position to 6th overall, and they had qualified for the 2020 Marble League.Their start to Marble League 2020 has been the best start in Marble League's history. They got 1st in the first event Balancing, and got two medals in the next two events. Minty Flav and Minty Fresh pulled out a 6th-place-finish and the team stayed at top. By the fifth event Minty Maniacs are top of the Marble League with a record-high 83 points.

Minty Flav crossing the finish line in third in Sand Mogul Race Final

Minty Flav participated in 5 Meter Hurdles and got 8th in this event. Minty Maniacs began to slow down and the team dropped to 4th after Triathlon. Minty Flav participated in their third non-team event, Sand Mogul Race, a event the team didn't do well back in 2018. Minty Flav was able to turn around the tables and qualified for the final, where they failed to make the move to get past Ocean from Oceanics and got bronze in this event. The team returned to top of the standings after another gold. But then they lost momentum again and was in 4th with two events to go. Unfortunately for the team, despite a 3rd place finish in the Collision event, they were unable to win Marble League 2020. However, Minty Fresh managed to clinch a gold at the final day of the 2020 season, finishing 3rd, just one point behind 2nd place O'rangers, and therefore qualifying for the 2021 Marble League.

2021

Marble League Winter Special

Minty Maniacs at the starting line of Bobsled

The Minty Maniacs were invited to participate in the Marble League Winter Special and accepted. The team got off to a slow start, Minty Drizzel only managed to get 10th in Ice Dash and Minty Flav getting only 11th in Snowboard Cross. The tables turned after Minty Fresh delivered a score of 30.24 sec in Speed Skating, which was enough to get 3rd, elevating the team up to 8th in the standings. In the next event, Bobsled, the team managed to get 2nd and moved up into 5th, being one of the seven teams eligible for the championship with only one event left. Minty Maniacs faced former Ice Hockey champion Midnight Wisps in the round of 16 and managed to move onto the quarter-finals and lost to the O'rangers. They placed 7th in this event and finished 6th this season.

Appearances

Year Competition Event Event Type Place Result Points
2016 Hubelino Tournament 2016 Catwalk Team 5th 23 pts 4
Halfpipe Crash Team 2nd 15 pts 10
Quartet Jump Team 4th 20 pts 5
2017 Pursuit Slalom Team 6th 16.34 sec. 3
Swing Wave Team 4th 14 pts 5
Relay Course Team 5th 12.36 sec. 4
Block Push Team 5th 9.0 pts 4
Ball Battle Team 6th Heat Loss 3
Marble League 2018 Qualifiers Curling Team 6th Heat Loss 3
Halfpipe Team 3rd 39.77 sec. 7
2018 Marble League 2018 Halfpipe Team 8th 27.42 sec. 8
Bobsled Team 11th 14.97 sec. 5
Speed Skating Individual 5th 30.88 sec. 11
Team Pursuit Team 5th 30.66 sec. 11
Curling Team 14th Heat Loss 2
Biathlon Team 16th 25.49 sec. 0
Ice Hockey Team 2nd Runner up 20
Hubelino Tournament 2018 Swing Wave Team 5th Heat Loss 4
Catwalk Team 1st Winners 15
Block Bumping Team 3rd 23 pts 7
Relay Race Team 1st 15.96 sec. 15
2019 Marble League Showdown 2019 Collision Team 12th Heat Loss 0
Balancing Team 9th 214 cm 3
2020 Marble League 2020 Qualifiers Balancing Team 8th 347 cm 12
Block Pushing Team 11th 59.6 cm 9
Marble League 2020 Balancing Team 1st 380 cm 25
Halfpipe Team 3rd 59.43 sec. 15
Newton's Cradle Duo 6th 102.40 cm 10
5 Meter Hurdles Individual 8th 9.041 sec. 8
Block Pushing Team 14th 72.30 cm 2
Sand Mogul Race Individual 3rd 9.164 sec. 15
Relay Run Team 15th 8.901 sec. 1
Team Aquathlon Team 9th 18.57 sec. 7
Collision Team 3rd 3rd Place Match Winners 15
2021 Marble League Winter Special Snowboard Cross Individual 11th 21.00 sec. 5
Bobsled Team 2nd 6.761 sec. 20
Ice Hockey Team 7th Quarterfinal Loss 9
Marble League 2021 Friendly Round Wave Team 3rd 20 pts 2
5 Meter Relay Team 4th 8.888 sec. 1
Marble League 2021 Wave Team 9th 28 pts 7
Balancing Team 9th 241 cm 7
5 Meter Relay Team 6th 8.805 sec. 10
5 Meter Hurdles Individual 9th 9.162 sec. 7
Block Pushing Team 13th 142.25 cm 3
Steeplechase Team 11th 23.90 sec. 5
Sand Mogul Race Individual 9th 57.09 sec. 7
Diving Team 15th 4.76 pts 1
Football Team 6th Quarterfinal Loss 10

Note: This a list of all known appearances. Most of the individual events of the Hubelino Tournament did not specify which marble competed for the team so there may be some missing.

Career Events

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Podiums
2016* 3 0 1 0 1
2017* 7 0 0 1 1
2018* 11 2 1 1 4
2019 2 0 0 0 0
2020 11 1 0 3 4
2021 14 0 1 1 2
Total 48 3 3 6 12

Note: Events include any kind of individual & team events (friendly events, other tournaments etc.)

*The individual competitors were not shown in all Hubelino Tournament events so this number may not be accurate as some appearances may be unaccounted.

Individual Career Points

Summary

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Points
2016* 0 0 0 0 0
2017* 0 0 0 0 0
2018* 1 0 0 0 11
2019 0 0 0 0 0
2020 3 0 0 1 33
2021 3 0 0 0 19
Total 7 0 0 1 63

*The individual competitors were not shown in all Hubelino Tournament events so this number may not be accurate as some appearances may be unaccounted.

Marble League

# Events Gold Silver Bronze Points
2018 1 0 0 0 11
2019 Did not participate
2020 3 0 0 1 33
2021 2 0 0 0 14
Total 6 0 0 1 58

Marble League Showdown

# Events Gold Silver Bronze Points
2019 0 0 0 0 0
2020 Did not participate
2021 Did not participate
Total 0 0 0 0 0

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