Geertsen, a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Copenhagen, Denmark, played a mono-green deck known affectionately as "Senor Stompie". Of the eight finalists, Geertsen had the best record in the Standford (Type II) portion of the tournament, going 6-0-1. This deck overloaded with fast green creatures, thirty-three in all. The only noncreature cards are Giant Growth, Bounty of the Hunt, and Winter Orb. The deck also exploits the interaction between Rogue Elephant, Harvest Worm, and Heart of Yavimaya.