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Team Momo is the dark green, blue, and yellow team introduced in Marble League 2016, consisting of marble athletes Mo, Momo, Momomo, Momomomo, and Mimo. Its name, Momo, originates from the Tibetan word for dumpling.

The team appeared in the first three Marble Leagues, but fell short of qualifying for Marble League 2019. Team Momo then competed in the Marble League Showdown 2019 and secured a spot in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

Team MembersEdit

Mo, Momo, Momomo, Momomomo are the original members of Team Momo. Mimo joined the team in 2017 and since then stayed as reserve member. Momomomo became team captain in 2019.

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo
Momo Momo Momo Momo Momo
Momomo Momomo Momomo Momomo Momomo
Momomomo Momomomo Momomomo Momomomo Captain Momomomo Captain
Mimo Mimo Mimo Mimo

Momomomo was injured in the Collision event and was ruled out of the team for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Momomo suffered altitude sickness in the Bobsled event and was ruled out of the team for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Momomomo suffered a concussion in the Bobsled event and was ruled out of the team for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Members timeline Edit

CoachesEdit

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honours
Momomomomo 25 February 2019[1] present 12 0 0 1 1

Note: Events include every kind of events (friendlies, other tournaments, ...).

History Edit

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The four original members of Team Momo

Team Momo come from the villages around Om, one of the oldest cities in the world. The four original members, Mo, Momo, Momomo, and Momomomo, first met in 2011 at Temple of Om, one of the most popular restaurants in the city, where they talked about their passion for marble sports over a plate of dumplings. They ordered so many dumplings that the restaurant ran out. A few days later, they decided to form Team Momo, named after the dumplings they had eaten.

The team began training and in 2012 they started to compete in the Ramen Bowl, a marble sports competition held in downtown Om. Within the year they had made it to the championship league and, in 2013, they won their first Golden Noodle. They won a Bronze Noodle in 2014 and then another Golden Noodle in 2015. Due to their repeated success in the Ramen Bowl, Team Momo were invited to take part in Marble League 2016, and they accepted without hesitation.

Team Momo started off well in Marble League 2016, winning the competition's first ever bronze medal in Balancing. They went on to win two more bronze medals in Event 5, the Long Jump, and Event 7, the High Jump. This was followed by their first gold medal in Event 10, Precision Slalom. The team performed well enough in the other events to end in fourth place overall, was enough for them to automatically qualify for Marble League 2017. Due to their unique name and early success, Team Momo became one of the most popular teams in the competition.

MomomomoInjury

Momomomo in surgery after his injury

Where 2016 was perhaps one of the best years Team Momo could have hoped for, Marble League 2017 brought one of the most difficult years that Team Momo could have imagined. The team did relatively well in Event 1, Funnel Race, placing in fifth, but came in dead last in Event 2, Long Jump. In the third event, the now infamous Fidget Spinner Collision, Momomomo suffered a debilitating injury when he was flung into Wispy of the Midnight Wisps by a fidget spinner, and a chunk of his glass broke apart from him. The team immediately withdrew from the rest of the event as they cared for Momomomo.

Momomomo was unable to compete for the rest of Marble League 2017 as a result of his injury, but thankfully Team Momo had a new team member who would replace him: Mimo. Mimo made Marble League history by being the first alternate to ever compete in the games. Mimo was one of the best athletes competing in the individual division of the Ramen Bowl, and his recruitment gave Team Momo the much-needed mo-motivation to continue.

In Relay Run, Mimo's first event in the Marble League, Team Momo obtained their first medal of the season, a silver. Momomomo returned to the stands to watch the team. Team Momo got a second silver in Event 7, Block Pushing, followed by a bronze medal by Mimo in Event 8, High Jump. Despite their run of medals, the team had a mediocre performance in the final four events and finished in 9th place overall.

MomoCrutches

Momomomo on crutches with his teammates

During the 2017 offseason, Team Momo received many donations from across the marblebase, including the Midnight Wisps, to afford the medical care necessary for Momomomo's recovery. The team regularly checked in on him while they trained with Mimo. The team also received complaints about their logo, which fans claimed reminded them of a smelly green trash bag.

Team Momo appeared in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, where they were seeded in Group B. Momomomo had fully recovered from his injury, much to the fans' delight after a nearly silent off-season from the team. With two top three finishes throughout the Qualifiers, they scored twenty points, just enough to qualify and get the marbles rolling for their appearance in Marble League 2018.

Team Momo 2018

Mo, Momo, Momomo, Momomomo and Mimo

However, like the 2017 season, this season proved difficult for Team Momo. The team placed in thirteenth in the first two events, 5 Meter Ice Dash and Ski Jump, and were dead last overall after the second event. They got ninth place in the third event, Halfpipe, and rose to fifteenth overall. The team wished to get themselves back to form, but the worst of their times was about to come in the next event, Bobsled.

Team Momo got stuck on the bobsled track. It was later revealed that Momomo had an altitude sickness and could not restart with the team. She was replaced by Mimo in the heat restart. After the restart, Momomomo was knocked into a corner while on the bobsled the second time, and remained incapacitated for the rest of the ride. The team finished the event in twelfth. Doctors quickly assisted Momomo and Momomomo, and concluded they were unfit to compete further in Marble League 2018.

When Team Momo heard about this, they reached out to several teams, including the Green Gang, one of the Hubelino Tournament competitors. Ultimately, the team ended up merging with their friends from Team Primary to form Team Momary. This was the first team merger in Marble League history. This caused controversy in the marblebase (especially among fans of the Balls of Chaos) because Team Primary had failed to qualify, but the IMC approved the merger anyway. Team Momo would thus compete under the name of Team Momary, consisting of Mo, Momo, Prim and Mary, as well as Mimo, for the rest of the season.

Team Momary Logo

The logo of Team Momary

After the merger, Team Momary saw a much-desired gold medal in the Snow Rally event, where Momo narrowly defeated Whizzy of the Savage Speeders, which took the team out of last place to twelfth overall. The team also got a silver medal in Curling, which finally put the team back into the top ten of the standings overall. However, the team struggled in the other events and finished in twelfth at the conclusion of the season.

After the games, Team Momary amicably split up back into Team Momo and Team Primary. The team took part in two off-season events, the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race, with Momomo and Momomomo returning to compete in the latter. They reached the semifinals of the Maze race, showing that they had recovered from their injuries.

Unfortunately, despite the newfound confidence from their strong performances in those two events, Team Momo failed to qualify for Marble League 2019. Momomomo started off the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers with an 8th place finish in the Funnel Race event. The team couldn't keep their mo-momentum and finished in 14th, eleven points away from qualifying.

Team Momo started their extended offseason by going on vacation around the world, which they had not been able to do since 2015. While they were visiting Prim and Mary in Van Gotterdam, the Marble League Showdown was announced. The team quickly returned to Om to start training. The fans had mixed opinions about the teams chances. Many expected the team to be injured again, if not coming within the dreaded bottom four at the end, which bothered the team.

Team Momo had a strong start to the Showdown with Momomomo coming in 4th in Event 1, the Sand Rally, but they experienced a downturn, coming 7th in Event 2, Collision, followed by an 11th-place finish in the Funnel Race, putting the team into 9th. Using their experience from Marble League 2016, the team succeeded in turning things around with a 4th-place finish in the final event, Balancing, jumping to 6th overall, and securing their place in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

Team Momo went to Temple of Om to celebrate their most recent success. Suddenly, during dinner there, coach Momomomomo revealed to the team that they had been invited to take part in Marbula One 2020. The team accepted the invitation without hesitation and had Momo and Mimo represent them. They were hopeful that, by participating in Marbula One, they would be able to remind the marblebase that, despite their multiple downturns (including all the injuries their members survived), they still got it. In fact, Team Momo had been selected to host the third Grand Prix at their track, the Momotorway.[2]

Marble League 2016 Edit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 307 cm 3rd 5 3rd
Relay Race All 24.17 sec. 11th 0 7th
Collision All Consolation Round Loss 4th 4 5th
Sand Rally Momomomo 0.58.25 5th 3 6th
Long Jump Mo 97.3 cm 3rd 5 5th
Water Race Momomo 1:21.39 10th 0 6th
High Jump Momomomo 52 cm 3rd 5 5th
10 Meter Sprint Momo 5.525 sec. 16th 0 5th
Team Pursuit All 27.63 sec. 16th 0 6th
Precision Slalom All 42 pts 1st 10 3rd
Quartet Diving All 34.70 pts 6th 2 4th
Hurdles Momo 5.78 sec. 4th 4 4th

Marble League 2017 Edit

Team Momo pre-qualified for Marble League 2017.

Main Tournament Edit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Momomo 1:24.55 5th 11 5th
Long Jump Mo 65.5 cm 16th 0 12th
Fidget Spinner Collision All INJURED 16th 0 13th
5-meter Sprint Momo 7.22 sec. 7th 9 13th
Hurdles Momomo 9.22 sec. 6th 10 13th
Relay Run All 11.89 sec. 2nd 20 10th
Block Pushing All 69.9 cm 2nd 20 6th
High Jump Mimo 37.5 cm 3rd 15 5th
Steeplechase All 43.42 sec. 9th 7 4th
Archery All 31 pts 14th 2 6th
Underwater Race Mo 13.86 sec. 6th 10 6th
Sand Rally Momo 1:28.67 14th 2 9th

Marble League 2018 Edit

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Team Momo logo in 2018

QualifiersEdit

Team Momo competed in Group B.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All First Round Loss 7th 2 7th
Snow Race Momo 23.04 sec. 2nd 7 4th
5 Meter Ice Dash Mo 4.90 sec. 1st 8 1st
Halfpipe All 36.73 sec. 6th 3 3rd

Main Tournament Edit

After picking up multiple injuries, Team Momo merged with Team Primary to form Team Momary from Event 5 on.

Team Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Team Momo 5 Meter Ice Dash Mo 5.14 sec. 13th 3 13th
Ski Jump Momomo 112.8 cm 13th 3 16th
Halfpipe All 27.40 sec. 9th 7 15th
Bobsled All 15.06 sec. 12th 4 15th
Team Momary Speed Skating Mimo 32.43 sec. 15th 1 15th
Team Pursuit All 32.20 sec. 8th 8 16th
Snow Rally Momo 45.86 sec. 1st 25 12th
Snowboard Cross Mary 53.90 sec. 13th 3 12th
Curling All Runners Up 2nd 20 10th
Biathlon All 24.16 sec. 9th 7 11th
Ice Hockey All Quarterfinal Loss 8th 8 12th
Sand Mogul Race Mo 6.75 sec. 15th 1 12th

Other 2018 Competitions Edit

Team Momo took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Mimo 4:02.62 9th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 25 pts 8th

Marble League 2019 Edit

Team Momo Logo

Team Momo original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

QualifiersEdit

Team Momo failed to qualify for Marble League 2019.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Momomomo 1:13.05 8th 11 8th
Block Pushing All 97.5 cm 13th 6 12th
Relay Race All 10.52 sec. 11th 8 13th
Underwater Race Mo 30.00 sec. 16th 3 14th

Marble League Showdown 2019 Edit

Team Momo qualified for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Sand Rally Momomomo 2:14.78 4th 9 4th
Collision All Quarterfinal Loss 7th 5 5th
Funnel Race Mo 1:19.56 11th 1 9th
Balancing All 346 cm 4th 9 6th

Marbula One Season 1Edit

Team Momo took part in Marbula One Season 1. Their team consisted of Momo and Mimo.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Momo 12th 16th 6th 6th 22nd (16) 11th (39)
Mimo 11th 9th 7th 3rd 16th (23)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Momo
Standing
Mimo
Standing
Savage Speedway Momo 3rd 5:36.50 12th 0 12th 12th -
O'raceway Mimo 11th 5:28.32 11th 0 15th 23rd 21st
Momotorway Momo 13th 5:51.36 16th 0 16th 26th 24th
Hivedrive Mimo 16th 5:39.78 9th 2 16th 30th 23rd
Greenstone Momo 4th 6:05.32 6th 8 15th 20th 24th
Short Circuit Mimo 4th 5:32.88 7th 6 15th 23rd 25th
Razzway Mimo 1st 5:33.06 3rd 15 12th 26th 15th
Midnight Bay Momo 2nd 7:59.10 6th 8 11th 22nd 16th

ResultsEdit

Marble League ResultsEdit

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 1 0 3 4 4th 38
2017 12 0 2 1 3 9th 106
2018 4 0 0 0 0 WD[3]
2019 Did not qualify

Marble League Showdown ResultsEdit

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2019 4 0 0 0 0 6th 24

Marbula One ResultsEdit

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 0 0 1 1 11th 39

Team Members' Individual ScoresEdit

Momember Competed in Individual events

participated in

Medals Won Total Individual Points
Mo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Long Jump (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
18 pts
Momo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Hurdles (2016)
5 Meter Sprint (2017)
Sand Race (2017)
Snow Rally (2018)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
40 pts
Momomo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Funnel Spinning (2017)
Hurdles (2017)
Ski Jump (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
26 pts
Momomomo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Sand Rally (2016)
High Jump (2016)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
8 pts
Mimo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
High Jump (2017)
Speed Skating (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
21 pts

Italics - As reserve member, Bold - Team Momary, Bold & Italics - Injury

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • With three injuries total, Team Momo currently has the most injuries out of any team in the Marble League.
    • Team Momo is also the only team thus far to have injuries.
  • Team Momo was the first team in Marble League history to have a reserve, on account of Momomomo's injury in the 2017 season.[2]
    • Team Momo is also the first team to merge with another team, forming Team Momary with Team Primary due to Momomo and Momomomo's injuries in the 2018 season.[2]
  • Despite numerous allegations, Team Momo and the Midnight Wisps do not have a rivalry because of Momomomo's injury against the two teams in the Fidget Spinner Collision. In fact, the Midnight Wisps gave a generous sum of donation to help cover Momomomo's medical bills.[2]
  • Team Momo faced backlash over its original logo by fans who thought that it resembled a smelly green trash bag. The team finally moved away from the logo in 2019.[2]
  • In Team Momo's announcement poster for Marbula One, Momo and Mimo are seen either sitting or rolling on top of a Temple of Om dumpling basket. This particular basket was designed to depict 'racing dumplings'.[2]

References Edit

  1. LittleMighty_ (25th February 2019). Captains voting results!. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Stynth (28th February 2020). RetRollSpective – Team Momo. Marble Sports.
  3. After the 4th event Team Momo merged with Team Primary to become Team Momary. They finished the Marble League under that name
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