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Hello everyone. In a wrestling competition, ten wrestlers are competing in 50+ At the end of the competition, John won everyone. and Andrew won everyone but one wrestler and Christopher won everyone but two wrestlers. Then What do you call john, Andrew and Christopher based on their position?

1. John is the first place.
2. John is the first placer.
3. anything else?
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John won. John is in first place.
Andrew came in second. Andrew is in second place.
Christopher came in third.
AlpheccaStarsJohn won. John is in first place.Andrew came in second. Andrew is in second place.Christopher came in third.
Alpheca, Andrew came in second. then ...

1. Andrew is in second place. But is it also correct to say ....

2. Andrew is the second placer.
I saw the word "placer" in the following example sentence.

"last year's fifth placer had a good run"
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In the US, the word "placer" is usually used only in the context of those places that score points for a team. Thus, if only the first, 2nd, and 3rd places score points, you might hear the following:

"Tyler High School had four placers (that is, competitors who placed first, 2nd, or third in a weight class): one at 57 kg., two and 70 kg., and one at 97 kg."

However, you would not say: "At 57 kg. John is the first placer, Andrew the second placer, and Christopher the third placer." You'd say: "At 57 kg., John took first place, Andrew 2nd, and Christopher third."
sunny123"last year's fifth placer had a good run"
I have only seen the word "placer" used in the context of panning or mining for gold and silver.
Even though it is strange usage, I would not have trouble interpreting "fifth places" as "one who placed fifth" as a derivation of the verb "place."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/placer?s=t
AlpheccaStars sunny123"last year's fifth placer had a good run"I have only seen the word "placer" used in the context of panning or mining for gold and silver.Even though it is strange usage, I would not have trouble interpreting "fifth places" as "one who placed fifth" as a derivation of the verb "place." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/placer?s=t
When you say ....

Even though it is strange usage, I would not have trouble interpreting "fifth places" as "one who placed fifth" as a derivation of the verb "place."
probably you mean ....
Even though it is strange usage, I would not have trouble interpreting "fifth placer" as "one who placed fifth" as a derivation of the verb "place."
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sunny123right?
Yes. It was a typo. I am not typing well because I had surgery on my right hand and it is far from being healed.

1. John is the first place.
2. John is the first placer.
3. anything else?