Top 6 Best Men's Cornhole Players of All Time

Best Mens Cornhole Players of All Time

Cornhole is a game often played casually at parties and other get-togethers. It involves throwing a bean bag at a board that determines different point values. Though many people play it casually, some people play professionally. There is even a governing body called the American Cornhole Association. Who are the top six professional players? Read on to find out.


Who are the best men’s cornhole players?

  1. Kaleb Hurt
  2. Austin Cameron
  3. Dj Long
  4. Matt Gammon
  5. Bracey Blanton
  6. Jack Harcrow

1. Kaleb Hurt

  • His goal was to become the “King of Cornhole”
  • Almost the whole Hurt family is involved in the sport at a competitive level
  • Kaleb Hurt was named the National Cornhole Champion in 2021

Before becoming the National Cornhole Champion, Kaleb Hurt was the American Cornhole Association (ACO) World Junior Champion in the summer of 2021. Kaleb’s journey to these achievements happened by chance. He and his father, Rex, joined a game of cornhole at a friend’s birthday party, and both fell in love with the sport.

They did not decide to try going pro until 2018 when a family at the Green County Fair encouraged them to attempt a higher level of competition. Nearly the whole family plays the sport now. Rex and Kaleb have achieved a high level of play, and younger siblings Grace and Isaac are well on their way. Mother, Becky, and sibling, Luke cheer the rest of the family on.

2. Austin Cameron

  • Sticks to a strict training schedule.
  • Won the ACO Juniors Tournament in 2019
  • Bested another top-ranked player, Erik Davis, for the 2019 title

Austin Cameron was winning professional tournaments at only 14 years old when he won the ACO Juniors Tournament. Though he stated that he was nervous about that tournament, he was still able to outplay other top-ranked players. At the time, Austin was ranked number 34 in the world, and he defeated Erik Davis, who was ranked 35 at the time. In 2022, Austin Cameron rose to the second-ranked player in the world, according to the American Cornhole Association.

In order to achieve the level of play that Austin has, he has to train. In 2019, he stated that he trains four hours three days a week in a building that was specifically designed for him to work on his cornhole game.

3. DJ Long

  • Won the ACO Dodge City Major against Dan Deisher
  • Won the Dodge City Major by 13 points
  • Won the ACO Cedar Rapids Major against Gary Ferguson

DJ Long is a professional player who trains in Collinwood, Tennessee. As of March 2021, he held the number two title in his name, and he was expected to pose a challenge to Kaleb Hurt. However, as of April 2022, DJ Long is ranked number three by the ACO, and Kaleb Hurt still sits at the top of the list. DJ Long established himself at the Big South Conference. He pitches right-handed.

4. Matt Gammon

  • Defeated Riley Brewster, another highly ranked player
  • Top-ranked Corny 40 player
  • Narrowly lost to Jack Harcrow in the 2022 world singles semifinal

Matt Gammon is a professional cornhole player from Kentucky. In 2022, he was ranked number four in the world by the American Cornhole Association. Gammon faced off against player Riley Brewster in a singles championship. This championship was part of the Season 17 Majors. In the game, Gammon beat out rival player Riley Brewster with a final score of 21-8.

5. Bracey Blanton

  • Defeated Maddie Geiger and her father in Season 17 Doubles Major
  • Won the sixth major of Season 17, teaming up with Stacey Vangilder
  • Defeated Kaleb Hurt and Isaac Hurt in a Doubles Championship matchup

Bracey Blanton is a professional cornhole player who is ranked number five by the American Cornhole Association. Teaming up with Sebastian “Little Fro” Barger, Bracey Blanton recently defeated Kaleb Hurt (who also goes by the Machine) and Isaac Hurt (who also goes by “Tic Tac”). The final score was 21-7. This was significant since Bracey Blanton is currently ranked number five, while Kaleb is ranked number one by the ACO.

Bracey Blanton also teamed up with player Stacey Vangilder to take on Maggie Geiger and her father. This doubles game was the sixth major of Season 17. Blanton and Vangilder defeated the Geiger team with a final score of 20-12.

6. Jack Harcrow

  • Defeated Kaleb Hurt in the Lubbock, Texas Major of Season 17
  • Made the Corny 40 list
  • Defeated Matt Gammon at the fourth Major of 2022

Jack Harcrow is the number six ranked cornhole player according to the American Cornhole Association. He is from Alabama. Recently, Harcrow faced off against Matt Gammon in the fourth Major of 2022. However, in a surprise win, Jack Harcrow defeated him with a final score of 20-21.

Perhaps more surprising was Jack Harcrow’s win against Kaleb Hurt in the Season 17 Lubbock, Texas Major. Once again, Harcow was playing against a competitor with a higher ranking than him. However, Harcrow still dominated with a final score of 21-8.