Power Rankings Week 3
Authored by Larry Jewett on January 22, 2020
A new leader sits atop the Monster Jam Power Rankings and it is one that could be tough to dethrone if efforts like last week in St. Louis are an indicator of the future.
Morgan Kane (Grave Digger®) captured two event championships to boost himself into the points lead of Stadium Series Green. Kane had suffered a setback in Freestyle at the opening event in Tampa, which only delayed his appearance into the top 10.
Right behind Kane is Neil Elliott (Max-D™), who also competes on the Stadium Series Green. Elliott has won two Skills Challenges and has not received a score below 9 in any competition so far this year.
Todd LeDuc rises to third place, thanks to an Event Championship and a Racing win in San Antonio. The Stadium Series Red points leader climbs from his ranking of seventh last week.
Tristan England (EarthShaker®) jumps two spots to take over the fourth position this week. A pair of Event Championships to close off the weekend and a clean sweep of the 2 Wheel Skills helped propel England into a good spot as the Triple Threat Series™ West made its stop in Sacramento.
Tom Meents (Max-D) anxiously awaits the start of his 2020 campaign in San Diego on February 1, but his 2019 record still entitles him to hold the fifth place in the overall standings.
After a week’s “vacation” from the Monster Jam Power Rankings, Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) moves back into his highest position of the 2020 campaign. Sipes came into Milwaukee and claimed at least one win in most of the competitions, successfully holding off intense challenges from the rest of the field. Sipes has earned sixth place for this week’s rankings.
Kayla Blood (Soldier Fortune™) asserted herself into the points lead of the Triple Threat Series East without the benefit of an Event Championship in Kansas City. Blood recorded her first two Monster Jam Racing wins and won a Freestyle event for a third consecutive week. She has also won five of the nine Donut Championships so far this year. Her performance has earned her an improvement of two spots to seventh position.
New to the Power Rankings is Colton Eichelberger (Max-D), who competes on the Triple Threat Series Central. After a slow start, Eichelberger has reeled off five of the last six Event Championships and his successful visit this past weekend to Milwaukee saw at least one win in each type of competition. His charge moves him to eighth in the Power Rankings.
Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) continues to be a factor in Triple Threat Series West, but suffered through issues that saw him miss a Freestyle competition in Sacramento. The lost points for the weekend were slightly offset by a sweep of the Speedster Obstacle Course action. Vinson has become the first athlete to win 20 races in 2020.
Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) rounds out the top 10, based on his 2019 performance.