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Bodybuilding contest ranking

Jessica De Silva, Andrei Prokhorov

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Bodybuilding contest data is published on NPC News Online. The project goal is to use the Elo Rating System (which uses Logistic regression) to rank competitors against one another. We can then see how well our rating system works in predicting the outcomes of each Olympia (like the Super Bowl for bodybuilding). I've already built a web scraper, so we only need to clean the data and apply the model. My web scraper also scrapes images of the scorecards, but I have found that the OCR methods aren't accurate enough to get the scorecard data. There's a lot more we can do with this data beyond the rating system, but these are some initial ideas.

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