Top 20 Male Athletes of the Year

The O-Zone Staff has narrowed its Male Athlete of the Year watchlist down to a Top 20. See the full list in alphabetical order below.

As we narrow down our Athletes of the Year there are many considerations that go into our voting process. 18 of the 20 athletes on this list play multiple sports with some playing as many as four sports. Just because a photo is of an athlete playing one sport does not necessarily mean that sport was the sole reason for their selection to this Top 20.

We will narrow down to a Top 5 later this week with the announcement of Male Athlete of the Year on the final O-Zone Show of the year Sunday, Jun. 2.

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TOP 20 MALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Jackson Beaman, Lincoln
Will Boswell, Mt. Vernon
Hayden Burks, Bolivar
Clayton Whitehead, Carthage
Isaiah Davis, Joplin
Alex Gaskill, Webb City
Rhett Hill, Fair Grove
Caleb Johnson, Ava
Gabe Kurtz, Camdenton
Shelby McKinney, El Dorado Springs
Aminu Mohammed, Greenwood
Presten Richardson, Miller
Tyson Riley, Catholic
Kale Schrader, Carthage
Gage Singer, Aurora
Evan Smith, Chadwick
Wallace Squibb, Catholic
Jay Strausbaugh, Rogersville
Jake Swope, West Plains
Zach Westmoreland, Joplin