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Voting starts in the 2011 King of the Hardwood hot jock contest

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Voting has started in the 2011 King of the Hardwood contest, run by longtime Outsports poster Mariner Duck Guy. The premise is simple: 64 jocks in eight brackets similar to the NCAA tournament. Pick your favorite each round until we have a winner.

This year, the "regions" are being divided by sport. In Round 1, it's tennis and soccer; baseball, hockey and basketball; rugby and other sports; and football and other sports.

Vote here for the first eight matchups featuring 16 jocks. Mariner Duck Guy has included photos for each athlete. The complete field:

Region 1 - Tennis/Soccer

1. Andy Roddick - Tennis
2. Tommy Haas - Tennis
3. Yoann Gourcuff - Soccer
4. Arnaud Clement - Tennis
5. Landon Donovan - Soccer
6. Kaka - Soccer
7. Gilles Simon - Tennis
8. Frank Lampard - Soccer

Region 2 - Tennis/Soccer

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - Soccer
2. Rafael Nadal - Tennis
3. Gerard Pique - Soccer
4. Andy Murray - Tennis
5. Alexandre Pato - Soccer
6. Novak Djokovic - Tennis
7. Cesc Fabregas - Soccer
8. Feliciano Lopez - Tennis

Region 3: Baseball/Baseketball/Hockey

1. David Wright - Baseball
2. Evan Longoria - Baseball
3. Rick DiPietro - Hockey
4. Taylor Pyatt - Hockey
5. Mark DeRosa - Baseball
6. Kellena Azubuike - Basketball
7. Antoine Vermette - Hockey
8. Andre Ethier - Baseball

Region 4: Baseball/Basketball/Hockey

1. Joe Mauer - Baseball
2. JJ Reddick - Basketball
3. Sidney Crosby - Hockey
4. Joey Votto - Baseball
5. Ryan Theriot - Baseball
6. Arron Afflalo - Basketball
7. Nick Markakis - Baseball
8. Patrick Sharp - Hockey

Region 5: Rugby/Miscellaneous Sports

1. David Williams - Rugby
2. Nick Youngquest - Rugby
3. Andreas Thorkildsen - Javelin
4. Drew Mitchell - Rugby
5. Tom Reynolds - Decathlon
6. Sonny Bill Williams - Rugby
7. Bryan Clay - Decathlon
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Nascar

Region 6: Rugby/Miscellaneous Sports

1. Ben Cohen - Rugby
2. Trey Hardee - Decathlon
3. Jose Maria Mazanares - Bull Fighting
4. Tom May - Rugby
5. Lance Franklin - Rugby
6. Romain Barras - Decathlon
7. Gareth Thomas - Rugby
8. Robson Palermo - Bull riding

Region 7 - Football/Miscellaneous Sports

1. Wes Welker - Football
2. Alexandre Despatie - Diving
3. Kristian Kjelling - Handball
4. Adrian Peterson - Football
5. Aaron Rodgers - Football
6. Darren Sharper - Football
7. Jason Rogers - Fencing
8. Sven Kramer - Speed Skating

Region 8: Football/Miscellaneous Sports

1. Eric Decker - Football
2. Jake Dalton - Gymnastics
3. Reggie Bush - Football
4. Matthew Mitcham - Diving
5. Dez Bryant - Football
6. Ryan Lochte - Swimming
7. Scott Fujita - Football
8. Mauricio Rua - UFC