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.

Current standings as of April 19, 2021

Rank

Angler

AOY/ROY

Harris

Burlington

Kerr Scott

Total Points

1

Henry Veggian*

A

200

179

182

561

2

Shelly Efird

A

193

152

179

524

3

Melvin Yang

A

20

194

197

411

4

Marcus Smith

A

20

193

183

396

5

Dontrell Sullivan

A

192

191

0

383

6

Luke Greco

A

0

192

189

381

7

Ryan Freeman

A

20

186

173

379

8

Bobby Bowers

A

20

189

167

376

9

James Quinn

A

0

182

194

376

10

Jereme Olshefski

A

20

180

172

372

11

Dustin Matthews

A

20

176

170

366

12

Brandon Baine

A

0

170

193

363

13

Rick Morris

A

0

174

188

362

14

Calvin Keller

A

20

166

175

361

15

Bryan Tsiolkas

A

20

156

185

361

16

Keith McGee

A

20

185

155

360

17

James Burns

A

0

183

177

360

18

Ricky Rowland

A

20

145

192

357

19

Justin Faircloth

R

20

149

187

356

20

Trent Gatewood

A

20

184

151

355

21

Gil Horton

A

20

177

157

354

22

Kaleb Davis

A

20

163

171

354

23

Will Lambert

A

0

169

180

349

24

Eric Nelson

A

20

164

162

346

25

James Smith

A

20

158

160

338

26

Brian Falbe

A

0

171

166

337

27

James Wevers

A

20

154

154

328

28

Andrew Sullivan  

0

165

161

326

29

Mark Phillips  

0

160

165

325

30

Wyatt Novak

A

0

167

156

323

31

Garriett Chavis

A

0

172

150

322

32

Parker Carnes

A

0

148

169

317

33

Daniel Caison

R

0

142

164

306

34

Travis Rogers  

0

155

146

301

35

Chris Dragotta

R

197

20

20

237

36

Christopher Decker*

A

20

200

0

220

37

Dave Hart

A

20

20

174

214

38

Mike Wimmer  

20

187

0

207

39

Sean Boorsma

R

20

161

20

201

40

Denny Romero

A

20

181

0

201

41

Nick Huddleston  

0

0

200

200

42

Shawn Worrell  

20

159

20

199

43

Robert Blackwell

R

20

178

0

198

44

Brooks Lanier  

0

197

0

197

45

Rick Chism

A

0

175

20

195

46

Richard Vanmeter

R

194

0

0

194

47

Seth Lubinski

R

20

173

0

193

48

Teng Vue

A

191

0

0

191

49

Matt Hawj  

0

0

191

191

50

Justin Finger  

0

190

0

190

51

Jared Stanley  

0

0

190

190

52

Rob Mixon

R

20

20

149

189

53

Sammy Wilson

A

0

188

0

188

54

Justin Hinshaw

A

20

168

0

188

55

PC Hawj  

0

0

186

186

56

Preston Hampton  

0

0

184

184

57

Jacob Ly

A

0

20

163

183

58

Bob Dainton

A

20

162

0

182

59

Jay Park  

0

0

181

181

60

Stephen Bell

A

20

0

159

179

61

Benjamin Peel  

0

0

178

178

62

Robert Clements

A

20

157

0

177

63

Austin Vang  

0

0

176

176

64

Garrett Gincley

A

20

153

0

173

65

Ryan Randolph

A

20

0

153

173

66

Joey Sullivan

A

20

150

0

170

67

Colby Sexton  

0

0

168

168

68

Heath Tatum

R

0

20

147

167

69

Paul Roberts

A

20

147

0

167

70

Robbie Sinker  

0

0

158

158

71

Phanat Vang  

0

0

152

152

72

Jacob Miles  

0

151

0

151

73

Alex VanDyke  

0

0

148

148

74

Chris Taylor

A

0

146

0

146

75

Michael Grant  

0

0

145

145

76

Ryan Lassiter  

0

144

0

144

77

Jacob Goode  

0

143

0

143

78

Jeff Buckner

R

20

20

20

60

79

Susie Buckner

R

20

20

20

60

80

Mitchell Lassiter

A

20

20

20

60

81

Chris Linville

A

20

20

20

60

82

Bernie Garrett

A

20

20

0

40

83

Mathew Ortensie

A

20

20

0

40

84

James Capps Jr

A

0

20

20

40

85

Jason Lipnick

R

20

0

0

20

86

Lance Berry

A

20

0

0

20

87

Matthew Dunn

A

20

0

0

20

88

Jeremy Hicks

A

20

0

0

20

89

James Janiczek

A

20

0

0

20

90

Jon Roe

A

20

0

0

20

91

Cecil Stringer

A

20

0

0

20

92

Ken Teague

A

20

0

0

20

93

Jack Chambers

A

0

20

0

20

94

Will Hostetler

A

0

20

0

20

95

Christopher Gearhart  

20

0

0

20

96

Larry Hardee  

20

0

0

20

97

Kristopher Harris  

20

0

0

20

98

Joe Hollowell  

20

0

0

20

99

Jacob Hoyle  

20

0

0

20

100

Peter Pienkowski  

20

0

0

20

101

Matt Shapiro  

20

0

0

20

102

Alexander Sterling  

20

0

0

20

103

Matt Strickland  

20

0

0

20

104

Nathan Warden  

20

0

0

20

105

Michael Wiggs  

20

0

0

20

106

Kou Yang  

20

0

0

20

107

Arlie Minton  

0

20

0

20

108

Mark Patterson  

0

20

0

20

109

Steve Perry  

0

20

0

20

110

Christopher Santoro  

0

20

0

20

111

Jerry Spradling  

0

20

0

20

112

Clay Morris  

0

0

20

20

113

Kerry Van Althuis  

0

0

20

20

114

Hue Vang  

0

0

20

20

115

Tim Fitz  

0

0

20

20

116

Michael Hearn  

0

0

20

20

117

Damien Irvin  

0

0

20

20

118

Julian Brown  

0

0

20

20

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