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Predictions Welcome: 2022 Channel Madness Bracket Contest Now Open

Jennifer Follett

Think you can predict the outcome of the 2022 CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs? Voting begins March 17, but you can pick your bracket winners now.


[Update: First prize in the 2022 Channel Madness Bracket-Picking Contest will be a new ThinkBook, generously provided by Lenovo! (U.S. residents only)]

Voting in CRN’s eighth annual Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs kicks off March 17, pitting some of the channel’s most influential executives against each other in head-to-head battles where CRN readers vote to determine the victors.

The Field of 32 has been set, and readers have a chance to get into the action now by filling out and submitting their bracket predictions before voting begins.

Many fan favorites are back for another run, like Check Point Software Technologies’ Frank Rauch, a Madness stalwart who made it into the finals of last year’s tournament, and Donna Grothjan of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, who stormed her way into last year’s semifinals.

One fresh face to watch includes Nutanix’s Christian Goffi, stepping into the tournament for the first time into the spot occupied last year by his colleague Christian Alvarez, the 2021 CRN Channel Madness Champion. Other newcomers include CyCognito’s Lori Cornmesser, Arctic Wolf’s Bob Skelley (previously the CEO of CRN parent The Channel Company) and Eaton’s Steve Loeb, who joined the company last year via its acquisition of Tripp Lite.

The time has come to see how well you know the most prominent chiefs in the channel and use that knowledge to predict the perfect bracket. Results will be displayed on the 2022 Channel Madness Bracket Contest leader board.

Join us at now to pick your bracket, then come back starting March 17 to cast your votes and choose your chief!


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