Smasher:Josh Brody

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Josh Brody "BarkSanchez" "Bark the Shark" "Brody"
Character info
Smash 64 main Pikachu
Team info
Sponsor(s) ATK Mode
Crew(s) Barktimore
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 2021-2022 Smash 64 Power Rankings: 7th
Personal and other info
Real name Josh Brody
Birth date (age 36)
Location Baltimore, Maryland USA

Josh Brody or Brody, formerly known as BarkSanchez, or Bark the Shark is a Super Smash Bros. Pikachu main from Baltimore. He is currently ranked 7th on the 2021-2022 Smash 64 Power Rankings.

Tournament history[edit]

Josh Brody, formerly known as BarkSanchez, entered the scene with his brother, Darkhorse, as a random player found at a bar tournament in Baltimore. After teaming with Shears and VGBootcamp to build Smash 64's first well known weekly event, Brody quickly established himself as a rising star, notching wins against Nintendude and LD.

His breakout performance came at Smash of Ages 2015. Following a win against B-rex, Brody pulled off a monumental upset against KeroKeroppi, one of the strongest players in North America. This is still considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of competitive Smash 64. In his next match, BarkSanchez almost pulled off another upset against JaimeHR, one of the top Mexican players in a close 2-1 set. In loser's, he defeated Eggmode before narrowly losing a 2-1 set against Kyle Tree, one of the top players of the West Coast. These spectacular performances against incredibly talented players notched BarkSanchez a 7th place spot.

BarkSanchez also fared quite well at Operation Desert Smash, facing off against many of Los Angeles's top players. He took down Madrush in winner's bracket, before being sent to loser's after a close set with Tacos, a perennial top 3 player. In loser's, BarkSanchez took down SotoH, earning him the chance to exact revenge on Kyle Tree. His next match was yet another Smash of Ages rematch, against Jaime. Streaky play following two unfortunate mistakes forced by Wispy, Dreamland's only hazard, gave Jaime the edge in yet another close set.

Bark is notorious for his ability to adapt, and play up to top level talent very early in his competitive career.

At Frame Perfect Series 2, he was able to take a set off of Wizzrobe, earning him a place in Grand Finals against SuPeRbOoMfAn, where he took a game and got 2nd.

At CEO Dreamland, Bark continued a successful 2017 with a 3-2 upset against Alvin in set 1 of Grand Finals (although Alvin mainly sandbagged). However, he could not hold onto the win later in set 2, where he lost 1-3.

At the end of 2017, he announced the decision to abandon the gamertag BarkSanchez, opting to continue his competitive career under his own name.

Despite a difficult 2018, Brody has over the years established himself as one of the best players in the United States, with wins including Alvin, Wizzrobe, Isai, Prince, Kerokeroppi, Tacos, and many more top level players.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Apex 2015 January 31st-February 1st, 2015 33rd 17th Darkhorse
Beast of the Northeast May 16th, 2015 5th 1st Revan
Smash of Ages 2015 June 6th, 2015 7th 5th Darkhorse
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 9th 5th Darkhorse
Operation Desert Smash August 29th, 2015 5th 3rd Darkhorse
Hitstun 3 December 12th, 2015 3rd 2nd Darkhorse
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 25th 9th Darkhorse
Boss Battle January 30th, 2016 1st 1st Madrush21
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 4th
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 5th 3rd Darkhorse
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 7th 3rd Shears/Lvl 9 Kirby CPU
Smash 'N' Splash 2 June 11th-12th, 2016 2nd 2nd Meerkat
Snosa II June 18th-19th, 2016 7th 5th Darkhorse
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 25th 9th Darkhorse
Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 3rd 3rd Madrush21
Operation Desert Smash II September 9th-11th, 2016 5th 4th Shears
SuperBoomed October 22nd-23rd, 2016 3rd Shears
Don't Park on the Grass December 17th-18th, 2016 4th 4th Madrush21
Smash Conference LXIX January 7th, 2017 4th
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 13th 7th Darkhorse
B.E.A.S.T 7 February 17th-19th, 2017 3rd 1st Shears
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 2nd 2nd Shears
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 2nd 2nd Nintendude
Let's Go! April 28th-30th, 2017 9th 7th Darkhorse
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 5th 3rd Shears
Snosa III June 17th-18th, 2017 9th 7th Darkhorse
Get On My Level 2017 July 28th-30th, 2017 5th 5th Darkhorse
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 7th 7th Darkhorse
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 4th 2nd Darkhorse
Boss Battle 3 September 30th-October 1st, 2017 3rd 3rd Shears
The Empire Smashes Back November 4th-5th, 2017 2nd 7th Darkhorse
Hitstun 5 December 9th-10th, 2017 4th 2nd Darkhorse
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 13th 4th Darkhorse
Keystoned II March 10th-11th, 2018 9th 9th Darkhorse
Sunset Blast April 20th-22nd, 2018 5th 2nd Darkhorse
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 4th 4th Darkhorse
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 4th 1st Darkhorse
Called Out 3 June 23rd, 2018 3rd 3rd Shears
The Even Bigger Balc July 6th-8th, 2018 2nd 2nd Madrush
Operation Desert Smash 3 July 13th-15th 2018 5th 3rd Darkhorse
Low Tier City 6 July 27th-29th 2018 4th 3rd Loto
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 17th
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 3rd 2nd Madrush
Boss Battle 4 September 28th-30th, 2018 3rd 1st Derek
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 2nd 1st Shears
GameTyrant Expo 2018 November 2nd-4th, 2018 5th 1st Shears
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 1st 1st LETSGO
Brussels Smash 64 Meetup January 11th-13th 2019 1st 3rd DareDemon
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 2nd 2nd Darkhorse
Keystoned III March 9th-10th, 2019 5th 4th Shears
Snosa IV March 16th-17th, 2019 2nd 2nd Darkhorse
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 3rd
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 4th 1st Darkhorse
Inka Fest 2019 July 13th-14th, 2019 9th 13th Darkhorse
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 7th 4th Darkhorse
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 1st 1st Darkhorse
Smashtoberfest October 26th, 2019 3rd 1st Revan
Snosa 5 January 4th, 2020 1st 2nd Darkhorse
Winter Tourney 2021Online February 7th, 2021 3rd
Kansai 2020 February 23rd, 2020 9th
Keystoned IV March 14th, 2020 1st 1st Stranded
Quarantined Rapport East Online March 28th-29th, 2020 2nd
Spring Tourney 2021Online May 1st, 2021 1st
RAINN Charity Tournament East Online July 11th, 2020 3rd
Low Tide City 2021 October 1st-3rd, 2021 1st 2nd Darkhorse
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest October 15th-17th, 2021 1st
Keystoned V March 19th-20th, 2022 5th
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 13th 13th Darkhorse
Lost Tech City 2022 September 30th-October 2nd, 2022 1st 2nd Smashfather
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 1st 2nd Andykins
Apex 2022 November 18th-20th, 2022 3rd 4th Darkhorse
Xanadu Origins May 6th-7th, 2023 4th 5th Darkhorse
Simbarumba IV June 23rd-26th, 2023 1st
Smash 64 at the Cave August 7th, 2023 1st
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-14th, 2023 25th 9th Darkhorse
Smash 64 at the Cave September 18th, 2023 2nd
SmashtoVerfest September 29th-30th, 2023 3rd 3rd SotoH

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