Power Rankings - Week 1
Authored by Larry Jewett on January 8, 2020
With the start of the 2020 Monster Jam season, several athletes have asserted themselves as strong contenders for top spots in the Monster Jam Power Rankings.
The top three spots from the preseason rankings remain unchanged. This weekend as #1 Ryan Anderson (Tampa) and #3 Adam Anderson (Anaheim) will open their seasons.
Triple Threat Series™ West leader Brandon Vinson made a move from fifth to fourth by virtue of his tour-leading performance in Salt Lake City. Vinson scored 110 of a possible 144 points and won nine competitions.
Tyler Menninga of Triple Threat Series East matched the point total of Vinson, recording 110 points and earning a spot in the weekly Power Rankings. Menninga was victorious in seven events, which put him in fifth place.
Tristan England is another new face to the rankings, thanks to a strong effort on Triple Threat Series West, finishing a single point behind Vinson on the weekend. The five-win performance by England will set up an interesting showdown as the tour moves to Tacoma this weekend.
Neil Elliott, who will join Ryan Anderson on Stadium Tour Green in 2020, slipped to seventh, but has a chance to move up after the Tampa visit.
Kayla Blood recorded six wins in Birmingham on Triple Threat Series East and finds herself only a few points behind Menninga with the fourth highest point total in 2020 Triple Threat Series competition. Kayla has entered the Power Rankings as #8.
Charlie Pauken, who will open his year in February, rests in the ninth position based on his 2019 win percentage.
The final spot goes to Triple Threat Series Central leader Justin Sipes, who swept the event championships in Nashville in his return to the place where he debuted Megalodon in 2017. It was truly déjà vu as Sipes had two Freestyle wins (just like 2017) as part of his nine wins on the weekend.
This weekend, 36 additional driver/athletes will compete for the first time in 2020 and big changes could be happening in the Power Rankings. The next Power Rankings will be revealed on Wednesday, January 15.