Angler & Rookie of the Year

Competitors in the Carolina Kayak Anglers Tournament Series earn points toward Angler of the Year standings. new anglers to CKA are also recognized in their Rookie seasons. Both races provide excitement and suspense while providing a forum for friendly competition. This section of our site explains the AOY and ROY points systems and also celebrates the accomplishments of the series’ top anglers in previous years.

Angler of the Year Prizes for 2021

Rookie of the Year Prizes for 2021

Overview: This page explains scoring and tabulation of points that determine both the AOY and ROY.

AOY 2014-Present: these pages display past winners and the top anglers of the CKA field for those years. Hover your cursor over the AOY and ROY tab on the top menu, then select AOY from the drop down menu.

ROY 2017-present: these pages display past ROY winners. Hover your cursor over the AOY and ROY tab on the top menu, then select ROY from the drop down menu.

Final Angler of the Year standings as of September 18, 2021

Rank

Angler

Harris

Burlington

Kerr Scott

Badin

Falls

Randleman

East/West

Gate City Classic

Total Points

1

Ricky Rowland*

20

145

192

193

200

194

174

180

1133

2

Henry Veggian*

200

179

182

141

186

193

166

187

1127

3

Rick Morris

0

174

188

197

20

187

194

178

1118

4

Shelly Efird

193

152

179

173

167

197

0

190

1099

5

Ryan Freeman

20

186

173

190

166

188

192

165

1094

6

Eric Nelson

20

164

162

169

191

185

189

186

1084

7

Garriett Chavis

0

172

150

180

184

171

188

189

1084

8

Jereme Olshefski*

20

180

172

157

174

174

197

185

1082

9

Luke Greco

0

192

189

161

172

168

187

169

1077

10

Brian Falbe

0

171

166

168

181

181

179

181

1061

11

Bryan Tsiolkas

20

156

185

150

163

190

170

192

1056

12

Nick Huddleston

0

0

200

179

173

157

175

170

1054

13

Bobby Bowers

20

189

167

165

188

163

167

158

1034

14

Dustin Matthews

20

176

170

153

183

164

0

188

1034

15

Trent Gatewood

20

184

151

177

171

183

163

154

1032

16

Calvin Keller

20

166

175

171

189

169

0

161

1031

17

Denny Romero

20

181

0

144

169

192

186

157

1029

18

Melvin Yang

20

194

197

191

20

20

193

171

966

19

Marcus Smith*

20

193

183

155

0

200

0

176

927

20

Will Lambert

0

169

180

175

193

0

0

175

892

21

Wyatt Novak

0

167

156

176

182

0

177

0

858

22

Joey Sullivan

20

150

0

194

197

0

0

193

754

23

Christopher Decker*

20

200

0

188

0

0

182

163

753

24

Keith McGee*

20

185

155

162

0

0

0

194

716

25

Dontrell Sullivan

192

191

0

0

0

156

0

164

703

26

Parker Carnes

0

148

169

20

192

20

0

0

549

27

Brandon Baine

0

170

193

182

0

0

0

0

545

28

Bob Dainton

20

162

0

0

180

0

0

172

534

29

Gil Horton

20

177

157

0

179

0

0

0

533

30

Sammy Wilson

0

188

0

142

185

0

0

0

515

31

Chris Linville

20

20

20

0

0

162

158

20

400

32

Stephen Bell

20

0

159

0

20

20

0

167

386

33

Jack Chambers

0

20

0

163

175

20

0

0

378

34

Teng Vue

191

0

0

0

0

0

164

20

375

35

Jacob Ly

0

20

163

0

0

0

191

0

374

36

James Wevers

20

154

154

0

20

0

0

20

368

37

Rick Chism

0

175

20

0

0

0

0

153

348

38

James Smith

20

158

160

0

0

0

0

0

338

39

Jeremy Hicks

20

0

0

0

0

20

0

182

222

40

Mitchell Lassiter

20

20

20

137

0

20

0

0

217

41

Lance Berry

20

0

0

189

0

0

0

0

209

42

Justin Hinshaw

20

168

0

0

0

0

0

20

208

43

Ken Teague

20

0

0

0

178

0

0

0

198

44

Matthew Dunn

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

168

188

45

Robert Clements

20

157

0

0

0

0

0

0

177

46

Garrett Gincley

20

153

0

0

0

0

0

0

173

47

Paul Roberts

20

147

0

0

0

0

0

0

167

48

Chris Taylor

0

146

0

0

0

0

0

0

146

49

Mathew Ortensie

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

20

60

50

Bernie Garrett

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

51

James Capps Jr

0

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

40

52

James Janiczek

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

53

Jon Roe

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

54

Cecil Stringer

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

55

Will Hostetler

0

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

56

Justin Faircloth

20

149

187

147

165

186

169

197

1053

57

James Quinn

0

182

194

174

20

20

178

174

922

58

Jared Stanley

0

0

190

0

187

175

183

184

919

59

Dave Hart

20

20

174

158

0

0

181

177

730

60

Kaleb Davis

20

163

171

152

0

0

0

0

506

61

James Burns

0

183

177

143

0

0

0

0

503

62

Seth Lubinski

20

173

0

0

194

0

0

0

387

63

Sean Boorsma

20

161

20

172

0

0

0

0

373

64

Ryan Randolph

20

0

153

0

0

20

160

0

353

65

Daniel Caison

0

142

164

20

0

0

0

20

346

66

Rob Mixon

20

20

149

139

0

0

0

0

328

67

Chris Dragotta

197

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

257

68

Robert Blackwell

20

178

0

0

0

0

0

0

198

69

Richard Vanmeter

194

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

194

70

Heath Tatum

0

20

147

0

0

0

0

0

167

71

Jeff Buckner

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

60

72

Susie Buckner

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

60

73

Jason Lipnick

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

Final Rookie of the Year standings as of September 18, 2021

 

Angler

Harris

Burlington

Kerr Scott

Badin

Falls

Randleman

East/West

Gate City Classic

ROY

1 Jared Stanley

0

0

190

0

187

175

183

184

744

2 Justin Faircloth

20

149

187

147

165

186

169

197

739

3 James Quinn

0

182

194

174

20

20

178

174

728

4 Dave Hart

20

20

174

158

0

0

181

177

690

5 James Burns

0

183

177

143

0

0

0

0

503

6 Kaleb Davis

20

163

171

152

0

0

0

0

486

7 Seth Lubinski

20

173

0

0

194

0

0

0

387

8 Sean Boorsma

20

161

20

172

0

0

0

0

353

9 Daniel Caison

0

142

164

20

0

0

0

20

346

10 Ryan Randolph

20

0

153

0

0

20

160

0

333

11 Rob Mixon

20

20

149

139

0

0

0

0

308

12 Chris Dragotta

197

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

237

13 Robert Blackwell

20

178

0

0

0

0

0

0

198

14 Richard Vanmeter

194

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

194

15 Heath Tatum

0

20

147

0

0

0

0

0

167

16 Jeff Buckner

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

60

17 Susie Buckner

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

60

18 Jason Lipnick

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

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