During this year, he was mentored by Ivo Lockhearst, another victor from the same district. He gave Justin the idea of camouflage. During the tribute parade, he is naked and drenched in a black substance that was supposed to be oil. Because of this, he received no sponsors. His odds of winning were 12 - 1.
Justin used Ivo's idea in the Games. He also hid until everyone else was dead, crowning him the victor that year. As mentioned earlier, the mutts this year were probably the most aggressive mutts in any Hunger Games. They ultimately killed most of the tributes that year.