Angler of the Year

Angler of the Year Points are awarded at each event as such:

  • 1st Place – 100 pts
  • 2nd Place – 99 pts
  • 3rd Place – 98 pts
  • 10th Place – 91 pts
  • 100th Place – 1 pt

Points will be awarded to the top 100 places at each event, but only to those anglers who check in at least one fish. If you zero for the day you will not be awarded AOY points.  Final standings will be determined by taking the top 3 events of 4 for each angler + points from the invitation-only Championship event.

Qualification for 2018 Championship

For 2018, there are multiple ways to qualify for the Championship event:

  • Score points in 3 of 4 events
  • Win any of the 4 regular season events
  • Top 10 in AOY points at the end of the regular season
  • WILDCARD: At the end of event 4, we will draw two anglers that did not otherwise qualify for the championship.  If the drawn angler cannot participate, they’ll be allowed to transfer their entry to another angler of their choice as long as that angler has participated in a 2018 Indiana Kayak Anglers event.

Prizes for 2018 Angler of the Year and the invitation-only Championship event are still being finalized. They will be posted here once available.

2018 Standings (After Event #2)

Anglers in bold have already qualified for the 2018 Championship

Place Angler Boggs Morse TOTAL
1 Aidan Darlington 100 94 194
2 Andrew Rediker 94 99 193
3 Jaxton Orr 88 100 188
4 James Olekszyk 99 88 187
5 Drew Duncan 95 91 186
6 Mike Elsea 87 98 185
7 Randy Dorris 97 79 176
8 Nick Matthews 89 87 176
9 Ryan Platt 83 92 175
10 Nolan Lee 85 89 174
11 Alan Reed 98 75 173
12 Mark Howell 73 97 170
13 Nathan Pickering 96 73 169
14 Matt Gibson 71 96 167
15 Nicholas Smith 78 86 164
16 Marcas Grubbs 82 80 162
17 Steve Martin 93 68 161
18 Jerry Mitchell 66 95 161
19 Levi Johnson 79 71 150
20 Jonathan Hines 61 83 144
21 Bailey Rene 59 81 140
22 Jason Cassetty 56 78 134
23 Tommy Ginder 48 85 133
24 Brandon Tillotson 34 82 116
25 Anthony Burress 31 70 101
26 Joshua Robbins 29 64 93
27 Nick Canady 0 93 93
28 Brad Montgomery 92 0 92
29 Tyler Harris 91 0 91
30 Glenn Landstrom 90 0 90
31 Brian Duncan 0 90 90
32 Marcus Blevins 86 0 86
33 Kevin Stumpf 84 0 84
34 Aaron Wilson 0 84 84
35 Kent Pruitt 81 0 81
36 Eric Stansberry 80 0 80
37 Jordan Bruther 77 0 77
38 John Howard 0 77 77
39 Todd Stewart 76 0 76
40 Jim Orr 0 76 76
41 Adam Debard 75 0 75
42 Aaron Armstrong 74 0 74
43 Justin Flatter 0 74 74
44 Zach Blazier 72 0 72
45 Todd Voreis 0 72 72
46 Josh Brink 70 0 70
47 Zachary Rosbottom 69 0 69
48 Joel Spencer 0 69 69
49 Corey Caywood 68 0 68
50 Cole Garland 67 0 67
51 John Neibold 0 67 67
52 Nate Clanin 0 66 66
53 Brad Oswalt 65 0 65
54 Jason Young 0 65 65
55 Chad Brock 64 0 64
56 Joe Armstrong 63 0 63
57 Michael Evans 62 0 62
58 Jim Strunk 60 0 60
59 Andrew Houze 58 0 58
60 James Prater 57 0 57
61 Joseph Wulitich 55 0 55
62 Tyson Opdycke 54 0 54
63 Ron Irwin 53 0 53
64 Blake Fox 52 0 52
65 Brett Miner 51 0 51
66 Richie Shaw 50 0 50
67 Shane Thomas 49 0 49
68 Brandon Missouri” Waite” 47 0 47
69 Aaron Kimball 46 0 46
70 Rick Sergent 45 0 45
71 David Harris 44 0 44
72 Tyler Perdue 43 0 43
73 Eric Bland 42 0 42
74 Kevin Biggs 41 0 41
75 Tony Adair 40 0 40
76 Jeff Fordonski 39 0 39
77 Manny Avila 38 0 38
78 Alan Dorsey 37 0 37
79 Zach Decker 36 0 36
80 Mike Densel 35 0 35
81 Allan Harmon 33 0 33
82 Dylan Stimmel 32 0 32
83 Josh Harris 30 0 30
84 Jackson Tinkle 28 0 28
85 Elijah Coleman 27 0 27
86 Brennan McDougal 26 0 26
87 Joshua Sebastian 25 0 25
88 Michael Matthews 24 0 24
89 Matt Stoll 23 0 23
90 Darin Norfleet 22 0 22
91 Dennis Shields 21 0 21
92 Mitch Ferguson 0 0 0
93 Larry Gray 0 0 0
94 Austin Kruse 0 0 0
95 Kimberly Lange 0 0 0
96 Michael Ray 0 0 0
97 Travis Reis 0 0 0
98 David Westerfield 0 0 0
99 Kevin Akers 0 0 0
100 Mike Berger 0 0 0
101 Ben Frantz 0 0 0
102 Juan Gonzalez 0 0 0
103 Trevor Humphrey 0 0 0
104 Joshua Lugenbeal 0 0 0
105 Cole Ritter 0 0 0
106 Sam Robertson 0 0 0
107 Troy Tonagel 0 0 0
108 Sam Willever 0 0 0
109 Damon Wright 0 0 0

2017 Final Standings

Name Lake James Morse Palestine White River Geist ADJUSTED CHAMP TOTAL AOY
1 Aidan Darlington 96 100 92 100 86 388 100 488
2 Nick Matthews 89 96 100 96 99 391 91 482
3 James Olekszyk 94 97 91 99 91 381 92 473
4 Nathan Pickering 95 90 95 89 0 369 97 466
5 Jaxton Orr 98 0 99 64 95 356 98 454
6 Jerry Mitchell 84 86 90 98 63 358 93 451
7 Anthony Burress 85 78 93 67 97 353 95 448
8 Reed Nicholson 93 83 81 91 70 348 94 442
9 Alan Reed 80 98 78 82 74 338 99 437
10 Jim Orr 75 0 94 65 94 328 96 424
11 Ivan France 88 92 98 66 100 378 0 378
12 Joe Gentry 78 93 97 93 0 361 0 361
13 Justin Long 0 91 75 84 87 337 0 337
14 Aaron Wilson 0 87 89 72 85 333 0 333
15 Mike Densel 99 0 74 80 66 319 319
16 Joe Armstrong 65 74 77 58 0 274 274
17 Mark Howell 0 0 83 90 98 271 271
18 John McLaren 90 0 0 78 96 264 264
19 Andrew Rediker 79 0 0 88 79 246 246
20 Eric Stansberry 100 0 72 0 72 244 244
21 Matt Gibson 63 99 0 73 0 235 235
22 Joshua Kennedy 64 0 88 74 0 226 226
23 Jason Young 69 84 0 0 71 224 224
24 Ryan Platt 0 0 96 0 89 185 185
25 basil romanovich 91 0 0 0 92 183 183
26 Michael Matthews 0 94 84 0 0 178 178
27 Kevin Stumpf 0 0 0 94 83 177 177
28 Nicholas Smith 0 81 0 0 93 174 174
29 Justin Flatter 86 0 86 0 0 172 172
30 Tyler Bailey 0 95 0 71 0 166 166
31 Tommy Ginder 0 77 87 0 0 164 164
32 John Howard 0 79 80 0 0 159 159
33 Brad Groves 81 0 0 0 75 156 156
34 Blake Fox 0 0 0 75 81 156 156
35 Manny Avila 67 0 0 0 88 155 155
36 Nolan Lee 0 0 0 77 78 155 155
37 Jonathan Hines 0 0 0 92 62 154 154
38 Brett Miner 0 0 0 85 69 154 154
39 Chris Cook 74 76 0 0 0 150 150
40 Sam Robertson 0 0 0 59 90 149 149
41 Mike Berger 0 85 0 60 0 145 145
42 Levi Johnson 61 0 0 0 77 138 138
43 Shawn Mickelson 66 0 0 69 0 135 135
44 Rich Allen 76 0 0 56 0 132 132
45 Steve Martin 0 0 0 61 65 126 126
46 Alex Roberts 97 0 0 0 0 97 97
47 Josh Chrenko 0 0 0 97 0 97 97
48 Adam Debard 0 0 0 95 0 95 95
49 Paul Van Hyfte 92 0 0 0 0 92 92
50 Todd Voreis 0 89 0 0 0 89 89
51 Dwight Martin 0 88 0 0 0 88 88
52 Kyle Shoemaker 87 0 0 0 0 87 87
53 AJ Francis 0 0 0 87 0 87 87
54 Kevin Heerdink 0 0 0 86 0 86 86
55 Connor Clark 0 0 85 0 0 85 85
56 Brian Duncan 0 0 0 0 84 84 84
57 Salvador Chavez 83 0 0 0 0 83 83
58 Tyler Perdue 0 0 0 83 0 83 83
59 Robert Ogletree 82 0 0 0 0 82 82
60 Brandon Waite 0 82 0 0 0 82 82
61 Gerard Knoph 0 0 82 0 0 82 82
62 Todd Moore 0 0 0 0 82 82 82
63 Cole Garland 0 0 0 81 0 81 81
64 Troy Tonagel 0 80 0 0 0 80 80
65 Michael Evans 0 0 0 0 80 80 80
66 Taylor Clark 0 0 79 0 0 79 79
67 Eric Wine 0 0 0 79 0 79 79
68 Joel Walter 77 0 0 0 0 77 77
69 JJ Merimonti 0 0 76 0 0 76 76
70 Evan James 0 0 0 76 0 76 76
71 Bailey Rene 0 0 0 0 76 76 76
72 Brandon Smith 0 75 0 0 0 75 75
73 Joe Ruwoldt 73 0 0 0 0 73 73
74 Andrew Piesyk Jr. 0 0 73 0 0 73 73
75 Jackson Tinkle 0 0 0 0 73 73 73
76 Dan Herrmann 72 0 0 0 0 72 72
77 Ron Irwin 71 0 0 0 0 71 71
78 Jason Bowersock 70 0 0 0 0 70 70
79 Zac Gibbs 0 0 0 70 0 70 70
80 Nick Swan 68 0 0 0 0 68 68
81 Steven Bailey 0 0 0 68 0 68 68
82 Dennis Shields 0 0 0 0 68 68 68
83 Justin Tinkle 0 0 0 0 67 67 67
84 Drew Duncan 0 0 0 0 64 64 64
85 Aaron Kimball 0 0 0 63 0 63 63
86 Jeff Gulachek 62 0 0 0 0 62 62
87 James Strunk 0 0 0 62 0 62 62
88 CJ Dixon 0 0 0 0 61 61 61
89 Joseph Wulitich 60 0 0 0 0 60 60
90 John Neibold 0 0 0 57 0 57 57
91 Greg VonFeldt 0 0 0 55 0 55 55
92 Terry Wright 0 0 0 54 0 54 54


2016 Final Standings

PLACE ANGLER GEIST MWM THREE RIVERS WHITE RIVER BORDER WAR ADJUSTED
1 Ivan France 0 0 100 100 98 298
2 Nathan Pickering 99 79 92 90 99 290
3 Justin Long 97 94 96 95 89 288
4 Aidan Darlington 92 93 97 97 93 287
5 Matt Gibson 98 84 91 71 96 285
6 Nick Matthews 88 67 95 86 97 280
7 Tommy Ginder 83 97 90 0 0 270
8 Jason Young 94 71 89 0 87 270
9 Connor Clark 87 88 0 0 95 270
10 Dwight Martin 96 74 99 0 0 269
11 Tyler Perdue 71 98 0 99 0 268
12 Tyler Bailey 55 99 88 80 0 267
13 Chris Cook 85 60 86 94 0 265
14 Mike Densel 67 0 98 0 94 259
15 Andrew Piesyk Jr 91 73 0 72 91 255
16 Steven Bailey 0 96 87 65 0 248
17 James Olekszyk 0 0 80 83 85 248
18 Jeremiah Thompson 74 0 81 92 0 247
19 Joe Armstrong 77 0 83 85 0 245
20 Shane Schmidt 79 90 0 58 0 227
21 Andrew Piesyk Sr 56 0 0 77 83 216
22 Brenen Mosley 78 68 0 56 0 202
23 Joe Gentry 82 100 0 0 0 182
24 Eric Stansberry (IN) 0 0 0 87 90 177
25 Brandon Waite 93 82 0 0 0 175
26 Shawn Mickelson 0 75 0 96 0 171
27 Aaron Wilson 0 77 0 93 0 170
28 Kyle Hammond 0 76 93 0 0 169
29 Brandon Smith 0 0 82 79 0 161
30 Jim Donlan 80 78 0 0 0 158
31 Michael Sturgill 73 0 0 81 0 154
32 Brent Blackwell 62 91 0 0 0 153
33 Basil Romanovich (IN) 0 0 0 63 87 150
34 Michael Kelly (IN) 0 0 0 64 84 148
35 Rich Allen 0 59 0 88 0 147
36 Brian Crossen 81 63 0 0 0 144
37 Matthew Phillips 57 87 0 0 0 144
38 Scott Noel 61 81 0 0 0 142
39 Mike Matthews 63 58 0 0 0 121
40 Chuck Jones 54 0 0 60 0 114
41 John McLaren 100 0 0 0 0 100
42 Kerry Bullerdick 0 0 0 98 0 98
43 Mike Miller 95 0 0 0 0 95
44 Michael Lehmann 0 95 0 0 0 95
45 John Howard 0 0 94 0 0 94
46 Patrick Sheehan 0 92 0 0 0 92
47 Don Steinmetz 0 0 0 91 0 91
48 Ian Schuh 90 0 0 0 0 90
49 Kyle Walden 89 0 0 0 0 89
50 Josh Chrenko 0 89 0 0 0 89
51 Keenan James (IN) 0 0 0 89 0 89
52 Anthony Burris 86 0 0 0 0 86
53 Alan Reed 0 86 0 0 0 86
54 Christian Vaughan 0 85 0 0 0 85
55 Jon Stoops 0 0 85 0 0 85
56 Josh Brink 84 0 0 0 0 84
57 Nick Swan 0 0 84 0 0 84
58 Brian Garringer (IN) 0 0 0 84 0 84
59 Veronica Reed 0 83 0 0 0 83
60 Cole Garland (IN) 0 0 0 82 0 82
61 Pat Taylor 0 80 0 0 0 80
62 Ryan Sweat (IN) 0 0 0 78 0 78
63 Todd Voreis 76 0 0 0 0 76
64 Evan James (IN) 0 0 0 76 0 76
65 Zach Livengood 75 0 0 0 0 75
66 Joe Ruwoldt (OH) 0 0 0 75 0 75
67 Jason Kolb (IN) 0 0 0 74 0 74
68 Dustin Hatzell (IN) 0 0 0 73 0 73
69 Joel Walter 72 0 0 0 0 72
70 Nick Wagner 0 72 0 0 0 72
71 Brett Meyer 70 0 0 0 0 70
72 Kyle Polk 0 70 0 0 0 70
73 Dexter Hatzell (IN) 0 0 0 70 0 70
74 Christiaan Kratz 69 0 0 0 0 69
75 Nick Toby 0 69 0 0 0 69
76 Levi Johnson (IN) 0 0 0 69 0 69
77 Larry Sawyer 68 0 0 0 0 68
78 Terry Wright (IN) 0 0 0 68 0 68
79 Lee Edwards (IN) 0 0 0 67 0 67
80 Dustin Foster 66 0 0 0 0 66
81 Jack Harford 0 66 0 0 0 66
82 Sam Robertson (IN) 0 0 0 66 0 66
83 Paul Van Hyfte 65 0 0 0 0 65
84 Greg Alfrey 0 65 0 0 0 65
85 Alex Smallman 64 0 0 0 0 64
86 David Oliver 0 64 0 0 0 64
87 Tom Silvey 0 62 0 0 0 62
88 Carl Jones (IN) 0 0 0 62 0 62
89 Kim Lange 0 61 0 0 0 61
90 John Neibold (IN) 0 0 0 61 0 61
91 Joe Wulitich 60 0 0 0 0 60
92 Sean Hayes 60 0 0 0 0 60
93 Bryce Patty 60 0 0 0 0 60
94 Ron Irwin (IN) 0 0 0 59 0 59
95 Mike Berger (IN) 0 0 0 57 0 57
96 Bri Richter (IN) 0 0 0 55 0 55
97 Scott Drescher (IN) 0 0 0 54 0 54
98 Michelle Junkman 53 0 0 0 0 53
99 Cody Wetli 52 0 0 0 0 52