And then there were 16! What started as a star-studded field of 64 Wisconsin-born celebrities has been reduced to a quarter of its original size. Round 2 featured a few landslides by favored famous folks, some extremely close calls, a handful of upsets, and the continued dominance of Dunkey. Over the course of the tournament’s first two rounds, more than 150,000 total votes were cast. Now it’s time to trim the cast of Badger State standouts down to only eight.

As was the case last round, the competitors have been separated into the following regions: Sports, Music, TV/Film, and Other. Round 3 started December 16 and runs through December 22. Subsequent rounds will take place December 23-27, December 28-30, and the winner will be determined at 11:59 p.m. on December 31. Vote early and vote as many times as you’d like. Round 3 of Milwaukee Record‘s Wisconsin-Born Celebrity Bracket (and a JPG of the bracket itself to this point) can be found below!


Curly Lambeau vs. J.J. Watt

Reginald "The Crusher" Lisowski vs. Ernie Johnson


Liberace vs. Les Paul

Justin Vernon vs. Al Jarreau


Gene Wilder vs. Mark Ruffalo

Chris Farley vs. Willem Dafoe


Bob Uecker vs. Dunkey

Frank Lloyd Wright vs. John Gurda

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