Dragonwagon Regional namesake Crescent Dragonwagon is up front about her name: She changed it from Ellen Zolotow when she was a 16-year-old counterculture bride. But the corners of the internet that supply our bracket fodder don’t always offer such clarity. This year’s Dragonwagon contenders contain some real mysteries:

We can, however, attempt to explain the meaning of the first name of the region’s top seed, Jizyah Shorts. The Texas community mental-health worker is an accomplished pageant contestant who in recent years was crowned Miss Sam Houston, Miss Sugar Land, and Miss Houston but alas fell, um, short in the competition for Miss Texas. According to Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged dictionary, a jizya or jizyah, is “a capitation tax formerly levied on non-Muslims by an Islamic state.” And with Tax Day fast approaching, that raises more questions about competitors in the Dragonwagon:

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Dan Wachtell is a lawyer, soccer enthusiast, and occasional writer living in Brooklyn.