Spikeball is a type of game that combines the elements of both 4 Square and Volleyball. The game, which was invented in 1989 as Roundnet, primarily requires two teams with two players each. However, it’s also possible to play the game with just 2 players, 3 players, and 6 players in all.
Spikeball is played across several different countries of the world. Currently, there’s no list of the top 100 Spikeball players on the official Spikeball page. However, there are top 100 Spikeball player rankings for some states in the US, such as Utah, and top 25 best Spikeball teams across the country.
Who is the best Spikeball player in the world? Is there any list of the world’s top 100 Spikeball players? Is there a list of the USA top 100 Spikeball players? As you read through the rest of this article, you’ll find answers to these questions and more.
Who is the best Spikeball player in the world?
The best Spikeball players in the world, according to the 2020 rankings by SRA, are PJ Showalter & Tyler Cisek. Before going into detail regarding this Spikeball ranking, let me quickly talk about the brief history of Spikeball.
Spikeball, originally called Roundnet, is a sport invented in 1989 by Jeff Knurek, an American cartoonist, industrial designer, and toymaker. However, the sport couldn’t gain the much-needed popularity until 2007 when the CEO of Spikeball Inc. Chris Ruder revived and got a patent for it.
Ever since 2007, the game of Spikeball has received lots of favors from several players across the world, including the US, Germany, Canada, Belgium, and many more. Spikeball has more than a million players across several states in the US alone. According to the official website, more than 4 million people across the world now participate in the sport.
As earlier mentioned, Spikeball was originally invented to be played by two teams with two players each. So, officially, roundnet is a “2 vs. 2” game.
The ranking of Spikeball players across the world is usually based on the performance of teams. That said, according to the SRA Open Power Rankings, the current best Spikeball players are PJ Showalter and Tyler Cisek. Both players are nationals and play on the same team, called “Cisek/Showalter.”
Interestingly, PJ show alter and Tyler Cisek have won the best Spikeball players award at the nationals three consecutive times; 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Is there any list of the top 100 Spikeball players?
There’s a list of the best Spikeball players. However, according to the official Spikeball website, there’s no top 100 list. The current list of best roundnet players released by the Spikeball official only has 25 teams with 50 players overall. On this list, both PJ Showalter and Tyler Cisek occupy the first spot.
As you already know, Tyler Cisek and PJ Showalter of Cisek/Showalter occupy the first spot on the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings. Sitting on the second spot on this list are the Boysterous players; Caleb Heck & Preston Bies. According to records, the duo has been in action for Boysterous several times, winning a couple of competitions.
Furthermore, the Trippy Lizard boys, Clark Marshall & Andrew Card, occupy the third position on the list of the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings. Sitting on the fourth spot on the list are Matt Bohnen & Dylan Fogarty, playing for Venom. Taylor Church & Tyler Stokes of Spikers Synonymous are the fifth-best players on the list.
Occupying the sixth spot on the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings are Kenny Ortega & Josh Fragiacomo, playing for the Mammal. Toast is the seventh-best team on the list; its players are Travis Core & Coleman Epperson. Up next on the list are Anthony Alvino & Ryan Fitzgerald; they play for Anchored LI.
Patrick Drucker & Chris Wilkins of the ClubSpike Worldwide and Sam Buckman & Jacob Payer of the Infinite are the ninth and tenth best players on the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings, respectively. Occupying the eleventh spot are Jesse Showalter & Micah Zimmerman – these players play for the Schweppes.
Sitting on the twelfth, thirteenth, and the fourteenth spot on the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings, respectively, are Patric Chu & Addison Powers of the Ghosted, Brandon Spector & Dan McPartland of the Flight, and the Prophetic boys – Micah Corbett & Zeke Friedeman.
David Gonzales & Jackson Stanek of Dinkin Flicka are fifteenth on the list while Fredric Hinkle & Chris Hornacek of the Cheddar occupy the sixteenth position. The Half Cooked Spikeball players; Zac Vance & Artie Singer, surprisingly made it to the seventeenth position on the SRA rankings.
The eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth best players on the top 25 SRA Open Power Rankings, respectively, are Grant Laughlin & Logan Cornelius of the Echo, Chandler Hertzler & Austin Rawlings of the Hand of God, and Spencer Weber & Thomas Hamilton of the Team 7.
The rest of the players on the SRA Open Power Rankings are Ben Dantowitz & Josh Kaplan (D|K Roundnet), Marc Etienne McLaughlin & Simon Brisebois (Strong Flush), Dawson Morgan & Max Billinghurst (Slice the Mango), Rahul Murthy & Luke Marshall (Carnage), and Emerson Dean & Ravi Kandula (To Be Determined). They make up the twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-fifth positions on the list, respectively.
Is there a list of the USA top 100 Spikeball players?
Currently, some states in the USA have their rankings for the top 100 Spikeball players. For instance, in Utah, there’s a list of the top 100 Spikeball players. You can check here to view the list.
That’s not all; Texas also has a list of the current top 100 Spikeball players in the state. You can check here to see the Spikeball players that made it to the list.