The Topeka Capital-Journals list of the Top 120 Shawnee County Athletes of 2020 is slowly starting to take shape.
A whopping 599 athletes make up the list of nominees for the current project, an update of The C-Js Top 100 list published in 2011.
The original list included high school, college, professional and Olympic stars, former world record-holders, as well as Hall of Famers in various sports.
While the 100 athletes who were named in 2011 were very deserving, a long list of recent county athletes have staked their claim for a spot on the updated list while others from the original list are deserving of a higher spot.
And even though there have been 599 athletes nominated, either back in 11 or this time around, Im convinced there are probably athletes who arent on the list who deserve consideration.
If readers agree, heres your final chance to right that potential wrong, with this the last call for deserving athletes to be nominated.
Nominations, with a brief description of qualifications, can be emailed to email@example.com through Monday, Aug. 3, with The Capital-Journal planning to launch the project next month.
Candidates must have grown up in Shawnee County or graduated from a county high school and will be judged solely on their athletic achievements, meaning coaching feats and other sports-related contributions wont factor into the rankings.
Current Capital-Journal staffers will compile the list after gaining input from prominent local sports figures, as well as former Capital-Journal staff members.
To help in the nomination process, a list of the current nominees is listed below.
Now lets get started!
NOMINATIONS FOR TOP 120 OF 2020
A Del Acker, Deana Alexander, Jack Alexander, Nathan Allen, Carky Alexander, Marky Alexander, Aaron Anderson, Ronnie Anderson, Tom Anderson, Al Apitz, Tony Arrington, Sarah Arterburn, Brett Ash, Lamont Austin.
B Bob Babb, Davy Babb, Mike Babb, Carly Bachelor, Kristie Bahner, Derek Bahner, Dan Baker, Corey Ballentine, Trish Barkemeyer, Tony Barksdale, Chris Barnes, Valerie Barnes, Corey Barron, Darrin Baumchen, Henry J. Bayliss, Tyler Bean, Ted Bechtel, Aaron Becker, Ray Beers, Greg Bell, Bob Benoit, Jocelyn Bentley, Boomer Berry, Ken Berry, Greg Besler, Lindsay Biggs, Troy Biladeau, Emil Bilstein, Linda Binggeli, Charlie Black, Michael Blackwell, Mike Blaisdell, Jamie Blakeley, Wolf Blaser, Don Bliss, Dallas Blocker, Alexa Bordewick-Dreiling, Dean Boyles, John Brantham, Clarence "Kid'' Breithaupt, Bob Briggs, Elliott Broadnax, T.C. Broadnax, Keya Brown-Downing, Jeff Bruce, Matt Buhler, Mitch Buhler, Rod Bunde, Tom Bunger, Bob Bunten, Richard Burgardt, Mike Bush, Dee Dee Buzzi, Jack Bybee.
C Alonzo Canady, Don "Moe'' Canfield, Lisa Carey, Ben Carlson, Chris Carlson, Kristen Carlson, Nick Carlson, Tom Carlson, Zach Carlson, Chris Carpenter, Preston Carrington (Syed Abdul Mutfi), Dave Carson, Gil Carter, Marcel Carter, Woodrow Carter, Dale Carver, Marion Carver, Dan Cassidy, Cierra Ceazer, Kelsey Chipman, Marc Chrisco, Tim Clark, Avery Clifton, Dara Clouse, Dan Cnossen, R.D. Cogswell, Hal Coffman, Will Cokeley, Pat Colley, Lisa Comstock, Duff "Sir Richard'' Cooley, Megan Cooney, Jordan Cooper, Bradon Copeland, Chuck Copp, Kevin Cowan, Tych Cowdin, Erica Cowhick-Book, Dave Crandell, Tracy Crawford, Aaron Crow, Dale Cushinberry, Garry Cushinberry.
D George Darrow, Kerry Darting, Dan Davis, George Davis, Paula Davis, Russell Davis, John Dean, Bridget Deghand, Rick DeHart, Jack Deines, Gary Deiter, Ed Delk, Elwood "Bingo'' DeMoss, Judy Desch, Ryan Deutsch, Patty Dick, Alan Dickinson, Emily Dicus, Chris Dieker, Bob Diel, Tom Dinkel, Kelly Dirks, Atticus Disney, Tyler Dobelbower, James Dodson, Lee Dodson, Joe Douglas, Melvin Douglas, Stephen Downey, Kelli Dudley, Antoine Dulan, Fred Dumas, Jimmy Dumas, Keith Dunkel, Brad Durbin, Judy Dyer, Jimmy Dykes, Larry Dykes.
E Steve Eagan, Ron Ediger, Don Edwards, Mark Elliott, Karl Evans, Ted Evans.
F Lauren Falley, Dean Farrell, Wendy Farthing-Watson, Clifford "Bud'' Fawl, Bruce Ferguson, Cecil Fillyaw, Ryan Finan, Paul Fink, Beth Fisher, Trey Fisher, Chad Flores, Shelley Foster-Duffey, Lindsey Frey, Termaine Fulton.
G Santos Garcia, Tanner Gardner, Lindsay Garver, Dan Gay, Will Geary, Mike Geist, Jayme Gergen, David Gish, Justin Glasgow, Abbie Glynn, Jim Golden, Nick Golden, Steve Gomez, Charles "Chick'' Gordon, Grant Gould, Katie Graham, John Grantham, Jesse Gray, Lori Green, Art Griggs, Ross Grimsley Sr., Steve Groth, Ashlee Gustin, Aubree Gustin, Marylys Gwaltney.
H Rip Hagerman, Melanie Hall, Austin Halsey, Kasey Hamilton, Austin Hanson, Mark Hanson, Jennifer Hardesty, Steve Hardesty, Arthur Hardy, Matt Harrington, Tim Harrison Joe Harvey, Collin Hase, John Hastings, Scott Haverkamp, Jim Hayes, Earl Hays, Rob Hays, Dana Hazen, Harun Hazim, Nadira Hazim, Sharieff Hazim, Dillon Hazlett, Jerad Head, Kevin Hedberg, Sarah Heeb, Daniel Heflin, Theo Heflin, Clarence "Lefty'' Heise, Wilmer Henderson, Kelly Hennes, Tyler Herl, Sherman Herold, William Herron, Bruce Hill, Madeline Hill, Mikey Hoffer, Joel Hoffman, Maggie Holmberg, Amanda Holmes, Amelia Holmes, Adam Holthaus, Mark Homlish, Brian Horak, Tucker Horak, Julie Howerton, Jackie Hoyt, Wyatt Hubert, Tyrone Hudson, Tisharria Huggins, John Hughes, Michael Hunninghake, Scott Hunsicker, Blake Hunter, Brooklyn Hunter, Tommy Hunter, Dave Hupp, Jared Huske, Mariah Hutchinson.
I Kyle Ingenthron, Ryan Irvin, Larry Irwin, Becky Ives.
J Mike Jackson (Topeka High), Mike Jackson (Highland Park), William "Rosco'' Jackson, Teven Jenkins, Kelly Jennings, Blair Johnson, Eric Johnson, Floyd Johnson, Jennifer Johnson Jewett, John Johnson, Karwin Johnson, Ken "Hook'' Johnson, Mark Johnson, Ray Johnson, Branden Joost, Chance Joost, Jeneka Joyce, Shawn Joy.
K Carrie Kaberline, Scott Kauffman, Deon Kayhill, Ryan Kelly, Crystal Kemp, Paul Kemp, John Kendrick, Bill Kennedy, Adrian King, Danny Kingcannon, Liesel Kirk-Fink, Don Kirkwood, Jordan Kitchen, Dianna Klamm, Laura Klamm, Matt Klusener, Danielle Knipp, John Knoll, Brandon Kohake, Ryan Koontz, Greg Kopf, Steve Krueger, Jerry Kruger, Kyle Kruger, Lon Kruger, Shannon Kruger.
L Paige Ladbenburger, Brady Lamar, Jack Lambert, Dave Langford, Brooke LaRue, Levi Lee, Tatyana Legette, Lisa Leiber, Ben Leiker, Tony Leiker, Scott Leon, Darrell "Dode'' Lesser, Delvy Lewis, Kelsey Lewis, Trey Lewis, Bill Lindsay, Melaine Livergood-Kester, Donnie Lockhart, Aaron Lockwood, Frank Logan, Megan Lucas, Kevin Lutz.
M Lamar Mady, Courtney Mahon, Jessica Mainz, Dale Mallon, Steve Mallory, Kaylee Manns, Lacie Manns, Stacie Marmet-Lasswell, Greg Marney, Pat Martin, Dwight Martinek, Ron Martinek, Tom Matukewicz, Rhonda Matzke, George Mayfield, Korey Mayronne, Dudley "Tully'' McAdoo, Chauncey McBride, Rick McCabe, Dick McConnell, Chris McCulloch, Bill McDonald, Steve McDonald, Kate McEwen-Hansen, Guy McFadden, Amber McGinnis, B.J. McGivern, C.B. McGrath, Randy McGrath, Rollie McGrath, T.J. McGreevy, John McGrew, Dani McHenry-Schmidt, Orson "Shorty'' McLaughlin, Sean McManus, Jahmal McMurray, Kyle McNorton, Kirke Mechem, Julie Meidinger, Tom Meier, Duane "Blacky'' Melvin, Katie Merriam, Maggie Metz, C.C. Metzler, Larry Miller, Bill Mills, Kathy Mohler, Haley Molden, Billie Jean Moore, John Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Caitlin Morrisey, Steve Moten, Carroll Ray "Dink'' Mothell, Rick Mudge, Rebekah Mueller, Margaret Murdock, Paul Muxlow, Leea Murphy-Carter, Bill Myers.
N Chuck Nelson, Erika Nelson, Charles Nez, Trisa Nickoley, Anna Nimz, Mark Nordstrom, Sheri Norris.
O Nikki Olberding, Dan O'Mara, Daniel Ortiz, Paul Oswald.
P Fred Palenske, R.C. Palmer, Ron Paradis, Jim Paramore, Abreanna Parker, Sherman Parks Jr., Craig Parman, Shannon Parr, James Patrick, A.J. Patterson, Denny Payne, Matt Peacock, Logan Pegram, Whitney Pegram, Jennifer Perine, Don Perkins, Gene Petersen, Jared Peterson, Darrell Peyton, Marty Pfanenstiel, Mark Pickens, Don Pierce, Kristen Pierce, Ray "Lefty'' Pierce, Danny Piles, Angie Poell-Bachelor, Don Pollom, Derek Pomeroy, Raphael Posey, Susan Punzo, Tim Powell, George Pratt, David Proctor, Jason Puderbaugh.
Q John Queen.
R Charlie Rappard, Bruce Rathbun, Ronnie McGivern, Robbie Rea, Damon Reed, Hayley Reed, Scott Reichert, Jayde Reid, Jeff Reid, Rob Reilly, Bob Renker, Fred Renker, Alicia Revely, Dave Reynolds, Janet Rice, Rico Richardson, Eddie Riddle, Tonna Rieger, Bob Riley, Chad Rodriguez, Lori Roenbaugh, Grant Rogers, Faith Rottinghaus.
S Rito Saenz, Steve Sanneman, Laura Sargent, Ariana Scales, Sarah Scheckel, Bill Schmidt, Jonathan Schmidt, Tyler Schmidt, Perry Schmiedeler, Larry Schneider, Dawn Schreiber, Adam Schroeder, Steve Schuster, Sammie Schurig, Spenser Scott, Todd Scott, Warren Seitz, Tom Sewell, Brenda Shaffer-Dahl, Justin Shaw, Sandy Shaw, Nathan Sheafor, Jeff Shelar, MIke Shinn, Charles Short, Christine Silovsky, Kalee Silovsky, Paul Silovsky, Tom Silovsky, Ben Simecka, Brock Simpson, Ian Simpson, Steve Simpson, Barbara Sipes, Brady Sisk, Matt Sivesind, Fred Slaughter, Kevin Sloan, Troy Slusser, Blake Smith, Dean Smith, Jan Smith, Kendall Smith, Scott Smith, Sharp Smith, Adam Sokolowski, Sherri Spangler-Monhollon, Sasha Spann-Wallace, Lance Sparks, Shara Stafford, Mike Starbuck, Bob Steinbock, Maurice Stevens, Brenda Stolle, Tracey Stowe, Carl Strecker, Kristin Strecker, Clyde Strimple, Corrinne Stringer, Nick Stringer, Stan Stringer, Tom Stringer, Adin Stromgren, Whitney Stromgren, Jason Stuke, Shannon Suddarth, Angie Suther, Brent Swanson, Jazz Sweet.
T Ky Thomas, Matt Thonen, Winston Tidwell, Steve Tilford, Chris Torrez, Mike Torrez, Glenn Trammel, Iain Trimble, Tony Trimble, Ed Tucker, Jay Tunnell, Mark Turgeon.
U Mike Unrein, Erin Underwood, Kristen Underwood.
V Elise Valdez, Darth Vaughn, Stan Vernon, Beau Vest, Clardy Vinson, Scott Vondemkamp.
W Carrie Wagaman, John Waltz, Bob Wanamaker, Kevin Ward, Dave Warren, Cassie Wassengerg, Heather Wassenberg, Buzzy Watts, Derrick Watts, Doug Weber, Kyle Weems, Odell Weidner, Kasey Weishaar, Pat Weissbeck, Rick Weissbeck, Garth Wellshear, Thad Wellshear, Rick Wendland, Sandy Werner, Macahla Wesley, Chris Wheeler, Wayne Wheeler, Josh White, Sarah White, Chris White-Ready, George Whitney, Scott Wichman, Michael Wilhoite, Sparky Wilhelm, Bill Wilkerson, Don Williams, Jake Williams, James Williams, Peyton Williams, Tootie Williams, Kent Williamson, Don Wilson, Gene Wilson, Mandy Wilson, Mindy Wilson, Theron Wilson, Troy Wilson, Sam Winter, Kevin Wood, Mike Woodfin, Gary Woodland, Josh Workman, Marty Workman, Janelle Wright, J.P. Wright, Shane Wright.
Y Latisha Yarnell, Luke Yarnell, Lyndall Yarnell.
Z Ryan Zeferjahn, Duane Zlatnik, Taylor Zordel.
- Confessions of a jaded NZ bookseller - The Spinoff - August 2nd, 2020
- Dont bank on Britains foppish, lazy elites to save us from deep fakery - The Guardian - August 2nd, 2020
- Will the real fascist please stand up? - Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News - July 31st, 2020
- Hess Jr. claims third win in a row at Eriez | News, Sports, Jobs - timesobserver.com - July 31st, 2020
- 5-year-old boy severely injured after being run over during camping trip - East Idaho News - July 27th, 2020
- MALCOLM: Fair coverage of the Conservative leadership is missing - Toronto Sun - July 27th, 2020
- 'Your inner voice will need to be your compass': Turners Falls High School says goodbye to Class of 2020 - The Recorder - July 27th, 2020
- Taibbi, Harper's and the Intellectual Dark Web - CounterPunch.org - CounterPunch - July 27th, 2020
- This Week in Podcasts: feat. Big Shiny Takes, Oats for Breakfast and more | Ricochet - Ricochet Media - July 5th, 2020
- TCW's top ten blogs of the week - The Conservative Woman - July 5th, 2020
- Nietzsche meets Netflix: the killer philosophy behind The Sinner - The Telegraph - July 2nd, 2020
- Bishop Robert Barron on Internet ministry, Black Lives Matter and the art of dialogue - America Magazine - June 30th, 2020
- The fall of Cambridge University - TheArticle - June 30th, 2020
- Sorry, not sorry: How Muay Thai taught me to stop apologising for everything - The Spinoff - June 30th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson: The activists are now stalking the hard scientists - National Post - June 24th, 2020
- Joe Rogan Is Asking For Heat With Latest Comments - TheThings - June 24th, 2020
- Alpha brains but beta minds: Tory culture is the main worry for true conservatives - The Conservative Woman - June 24th, 2020
- Amia Srinivasan He, She, One, They, Ho, Hus, Hum, Ita: How Should I Refer to You? LRB 2 July 2020 - London Review of Books - June 24th, 2020
- Clergy kneel to those who'd trample over them - The Conservative Woman - June 22nd, 2020
- Dave Rubin On Where Liberals And Conservatives Can Agree, And Can't - The Federalist - June 16th, 2020
- Five defensive players the Arizona Cardinals need to live up to expectations in 2020 - Revenge of the Birds - June 16th, 2020
- NFL stars deliver a message to the league: Admit you silenced us wrongly - Sporting News - June 6th, 2020
- On the Limits of Dave Rubins Cultural Politics - National Review - June 6th, 2020
- Jordan B. Peterson Health Update: Author Is Recovering ... - May 27th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson is back at work on his next book - May 27th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson on the Resurrection | Adrian Warnock - Patheos - May 27th, 2020
- Why Hungarys Viktor Orbn is the American rights favorite strongman - Vox.com - May 24th, 2020
- Patrick Peterson says 2020 Cardinals are, on paper, best team he has been on - Cards Wire - May 24th, 2020
- Graduation 2020: Westby Area High School - The Westby Times - May 24th, 2020
- Jonathan Kay: It takes a true artist to find new ways to shock the conscience. Kent Monkman has done that - National Post - May 24th, 2020
- The Irrelevance of the Intelligence Debate - Merion West - May 18th, 2020
- There are great stories about U.S. Open qualifiers; too bad we won't have any in 2020 - GolfDigest.com - May 18th, 2020
- Bob Holliday talks about the fun day when MJ and Buzz Peterson went golfing - WRALSportsFan.com - May 15th, 2020
- Mohamed and the Mountain | Annette Poizner | The Blogs - The Times of Israel - May 15th, 2020
- What Hating Jordan Peterson Tells You (about yourself) - The Times of Israel - May 6th, 2020
- Former Vol head coach appears in ESPNs The Last Dance - Vols Wire - May 6th, 2020
- What if Michael Jordan had signed with Adidas? He very nearly did, and it haunts Gary Stokan to this day - WRALSportsFan.com - May 6th, 2020
- Why is it always the white NFL players who get a second chance? - The Guardian - May 6th, 2020
- Another Piece on How Feminism Has Ruined Men - RushLimbaugh.com - May 6th, 2020
- Dave Rubin is out of ideas - Business Insider - Business Insider - May 6th, 2020
- Justin Amash could lead conservative reformation - Spring Hope Enterprise - May 2nd, 2020
- May Day! May Day! Is Government Out of Control? What It Means to Investors - Stock Investor - May 2nd, 2020
- Jordan Peterson and Carl Jung's Worldviews Have Been Greatly Oversimplified - Merion West - May 1st, 2020
- Dave Rubin Talks To Shapiro About Learning From Jordan Peterson On Tour - The Daily Wire - May 1st, 2020
- The one player Michael Jordan was scared of in college? Buzz Peterson details it - The Athletic - May 1st, 2020
- Russell Brand And Ricky Gervais Are Just What Your Brain Needs - The Federalist - May 1st, 2020
- The Problem with Edmund Burke and Defenders of Tradition - Merion West - May 1st, 2020
- FreedomFest Urges People to 'Catch the Vision' in Las Vegas - Right Wing Watch - May 1st, 2020
- Seminal Words and the Pregnant Pause | Annette Poizner - The Times of Israel - April 22nd, 2020
- Too Hot to Handle on Netflix is undeniably Sexy in Quarantine - The TeCake - April 22nd, 2020
- What Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrect... - ChristianityToday.com - April 13th, 2020
- Michael Brooks' New Book Hits the Mark - Merion West - April 13th, 2020
- How Joe Rogan and Eric Weinstein Sinned - Thrive Global - April 7th, 2020
- Understanding the Viciousness of Jordan Peterson's Critics - Merion West - March 27th, 2020
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Has Mastered The Art Of Waist-Up Dressing - British Vogue - March 27th, 2020
- Five hours to change your life with Jordan Peterson - Patheos - March 27th, 2020
- If people stand up in the face of the things they are afraid of, they get stronger - The Indian Express - March 27th, 2020
- Prof still fighting school's demand to call he a 'she' - OneNewsNow - March 18th, 2020
- Patrick Peterson: Cardinals 'all in' this year and 'not done' - Cards Wire - March 18th, 2020
- Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? - The Guardian - March 18th, 2020
- What Happened to Jordan Peterson? - The New Republic - March 15th, 2020
- Inside the Treatment of Jordan Peterson - InsideHook - March 15th, 2020
- Christopher Booker: Groupthink review an uncritical history of political correctness - The Arts Desk - March 15th, 2020
- 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: Jordan B ... - March 9th, 2020
- The best recent poetry review roundup - The Guardian - March 9th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson Checks into Rehab Following Wife's Cancer ... - March 9th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson Wife: The Truth About Tammy Peterson - Who - February 28th, 2020
- Podcast giant Joe Rogan coming to Tampas Amalie Arena - Tampa Bay Times - February 28th, 2020
- Is Wall Street on the Brink of Disaster? - Stock Investor - February 28th, 2020
- The Travesty of Comparing Jordan Peterson to Hitler - Merion West - February 25th, 2020
- What Douglas Murray's Book Does Well (And Where It Falters) - Merion West - February 24th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson: the One Who Helped Me When I Most Needed It - Merion West - February 20th, 2020
- 'He could've killed somebody': Victim in Boise 11-car hit-and-run crash reacts to wild video - KTVB.com - February 20th, 2020
- A Controversial Study Claimed To Explain Why Women Dont Go Into Science And Tech. It Just Got A 1,113-Word Correction. - BuzzFeed News - February 20th, 2020
- Feb. 18: The story of Bombardier could have been easily avoided. Readers react to Bombardiers fortunes, facial recognition, Jordan Peterson, plus... - February 20th, 2020
- Meet the Petersons: the controversial family plagued by ill health - Telegraph.co.uk - February 20th, 2020
- Ex-benzodiazepine user relating to Peterson says withdrawal 'hell' needs awareness - The Chronicle Journal - February 20th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson enters rehab after wife's cancer diagnosis - February 9th, 2020
- Jordan Peterson recovering from tranquilizer addiction in Russia - New York Post - February 8th, 2020
- He nearly died several times: Controversial academic Jordan Peterson seeks to recover from addiction, daughter says - Toronto Star - February 8th, 2020