2018 TX Summer Camp Recap – Tabor Allen Impresses!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2018 Summer Camp Tour made its second to last stop in Dallas, TX on Sunday July 22. Nearly 100 specialists from 10+ states participated in this very popular 1-Day Camp. Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp ChampionTabor Allen (2020, TX)

The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker had a breakout performance. He has always done well in competitions, but on this day he proved that he is a major D1 recruit. He won the kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with 3.90+ hang time. His best ball on the day sailed through the uprights with 4.1 hang time. He was also dominant on field goals. He hits a pure ball and has 55+ yard range which he displayed in the finals round. Look for Tabor to have a huge upcoming season and challenge for a TOP 12 spot this coming January at Vegas XXXIII.

Field Goal Champion – Tanner Cragun (2020, TX)

Tanner did a phenomenal job at his first Chris Sailer Kicking camp. He was consistent all day long and stepped up when in counted the most. He won the Field Goal competition by going 7-8 including a long of 55 yards. He was also solid on Kickoff. Tanner is an excellent college prospect with a bright future.

Punt Champion – Carson Roberts (2020, TX)

Carson stood out in Dallas by displaying his versatility. He won the Punt Competition by averaging 40+ yards, with 4.4+ hang time. He was also solid on both Field Goal and Kickoff. His consistently in all areas of his game make him a special prospect. He has big things ahead with continued hard work.

Class of 2019 Standouts: Brandon Talton, Camden Broderson, Alan Guerrieri, Josh Vela, Anthony Einhorn, Aleric Hernandez, Blake McDoulett, Daniel Esparza, Drew Wilkie, Erik Michel, Jackson Kramer, Matt Stanton, Justin Seay, Collin Tamas, Evan Gonzalez, Mark Vaughn

Class of 2020: Tabor Allen, Tanner Cragun, Carson Roberts, Carlos Villagomez, Colby McBerty, Preston Johnson, Hayden Riggins, Caleb Myers, Elliot Glatman, Everett Ornstein, Ozzy Contreras, Ryan Curran, Tyler Haynes, Zach LaFargue

Class of 2021 Standouts: Joseph McFadden, Ivan Shuran, Joshua Click, Roberto Diaz, Bryce Godfrey, Caden Costa, Price Ward

The final stop on the Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour will take place in Oahu, HI on Sunday August 5th. For more information and to register, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Schedule has been released and is NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.  Looking forward to a great season ahead.

2018 Chris Sailer Kicking – Fall Camp Schedule
Charlotte NC – Sunday, October 7
New Jersey – Sunday, October 14
Seattle, WA – Sunday, October 21
Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, October 21
Dallas, TX – Sunday, November 18
Atlanta, GA – Sunday, December 2
Chicago, IL – Sunday, December 9
Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, January 13
Las Vegas, NV (Vegas XXXIII) – January 19-20

TX Competition Winners: Carson Roberts, Tanner Cragun & Tabor Allen

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2018 IL Summer Camp Recap – JT Turner Wins It!

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Camp Tour is now in full swing.  The most recent stop was in Chicago, IL on July 9th in the Dome at Rosemont.  There was a terrific balance of talent across the classes of 2021, 202o, 2019 & 2018.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp ChampionJT Turner (2019, MI)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicking put on by far his best performance ever.  He was absolutely dominant on both field goal and kickoff all day.  He won the field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 56 yards.  He hit a pure ball off the ground all day going over 90%. JT was also Co-Kickoff champion.  He averaged 65+ yards with 4.0+ yards.  His impressive all around camp earned him a TOP 12 Camp invitation that he will attend July 16-18.  JT is 100% ready for the next level.

Kickoff ChampionJack Olsen (2020, IL)
The TOP 12 Camp Invitee is a special talent.  He has a big time leg and shows excellent D1 all around talent. He won the kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with excellent hang time.  He was also strong on both field goal and punt.  Jack continues to prove that he is one of the very best in the Class of 2020.  He is now the newest 5-Star Rated Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker.  Big things ahead.  OFFER NOW!!!

Punt ChampionMason Lowell (2019, MN)
Mason came through when it counted the most.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter and Aaron Perez trainee did a nice job punting from start to finish.  His consistency helped him capture the punt championship.  He punts for a nice combination of distance and hang time. College football is in his future with continued hard work.  He is one of the hardest workers out there.  Mason should have a great upcoming 2018 football season.

Take a look at the FINALS ROUND!

Class of 2018 Standout: Justin Smith

Class of 2019 Standouts: JT Turner, Mason Lowell, Chris Van Eekeran, Ben Freehill, Braydon Johnson, Sam Hogan, Tyler Bachara, Kasey Schmidt, Andre Mazur, Andrew Boren, Andrew Pollina, Colin Scherry, Garrett Young, Gavin Mottl, Jack Ierulli, John Copeland, Jonathan Rukujzo, Lucas Amaya, Matthew Hoffman, Nick Harmon, Thomas Mitchell, Connor Seely, Brady Henry

Class of 2020 Standouts: Jack Olsen, Sam Massick, JJ Wadas, Cameron Shirkey, Christian Fetters, Austin Floria, Eli Sewell, Gavin Myers, Jack Sauder, Land Gebhart, Peyton Benes, Robert Linderman

Class of 2021 Standouts: Tanner Pope, Joseph Pollina

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Rock Hill, SC (July 11-12, FBU Top Gun) – Chris Sailer Kicking will select specialists at this camp for the Adidas Freshman All-American Game, the U.S. Army All-America Bowl & the Polynesian All-America Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (July 14-15, College Camp), Los Angeles, CA (July 16-18, TOP 12 Camp), Los Angeles, CA (July 19-20, Underclassmen Invitational), & Dallas, TX (July 22). For more information and to register, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

IL Camp Champions: Mason Lowell, Jack Olsen & JT Turner

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2018 AZ Spring Camp Recap, Janikowski Wins It!

The Road to Vegas XXXII continued with a stop in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday March 25th. This camp continues to grow and bring in more talent each time we visit. There was a great balance of young specialists and older veterans looking to learn and make a name for themselves. The competitions were tight and extremely competitive. Take a look at the results.

2018 AZ Spring Camp

Overall Camp ChampionDean Janikowski (2019, CA)
The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker had one of his most impressive performances to date. He won the kickoff competition by averaging 65+ yards with 3.8 – 4.05 hang time. His best ball measured 77 yards with a slight wind. Dean was also a finalist in both major field goal competitions. In the end he nailed a pressure kick to win it all. He continues to prove that he is a D1 recruit.

Field Goal Competition ChampionJason White (2019, CA)
Jason came out on top of both major field goal competitions. Another long time Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker is beginning to really come into his one. He is one of the more consistent performers in the country and his strength is improving each time we see him. Jason has all the tools to take his game to the next level. Look for him to impress college coaches around the nation this summer.

Punt ChampionAustin McNamara (2019, AZ)
The TOP 12’er and long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter dominated the field once again in the punting competition. He averages 45+ yards with 4.6+ hang time. He is also a very consistent performer. Austin currently holds a scholarship offer from the University of Arizona and should add multiple offers from major schools this spring and summer. He is D1 Scholarship Pick without a doubt.

Class of 2019 Standouts: Austin McNamara, Jason White, Dean Janikowski, Alan Kervin

Class of 2020 Standouts: Dominic Chakraborty, Archie Green, Nick Hill, Dominic Persi

Class of 2021 Standouts: Matthew Eich, Ryan Feinberg, Connor Mantelli, Jackson Ray, Alec Silver, Crew Peterman

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues with camps in Chicago, IL (April 7), Atlanta, GA (April 22), Los Angeles, CA (May 6) and concludes with the big finale in Las Vegas on May 12-13, 2018. To more information and to register for future camps, visit ChrisSailerKicking.com

Champions: Austin McNamara, Jason White & Dean Janikowski


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So You Didn’t Make TOP 12, What Now?

For the past few weeks, you have been waiting anxiously to see if you were going to be selected to the TOP 12 Camp.  When the first 20 selections were announced, 20 kickers / punters were ecstatic.  Hundreds of others were upset, frustrated, angry, etc…. rightfully so.  As athletes and competitors the desire to succeed should run deep.

Couple ways to look at it….

You can be upset with me for not selecting you. You can be upset with yourself for not performing when it counted. You can even find a way to blame others, but, it is ultimately on you. The only thing you can control is how hard and smart you work. Everyone in Vegas is competing for the same spots. Don’t let anybody outwork you and you will see different results.

You need to use this as motivation to make sure you perform better. This is all up to you. The choice is yours.

If you are a Kicker / Punter that strives to be the best, you want to be at that TOP 12 camp this summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship Kickers / Punters, All-Americans, NFL players) will tell you it is, by far, the best camp they have ever been to in their life. What you need to do is get back on the horse. Work smarter and harder. Your opportunity is waiting for you in Las Vegas. VEGAS XXXII

At Vegas XXXII, I will choose 20 additional TOP 12 Camp Invitees.  They will join the first 20 selected at the Invite Only TOP 12 Camp this summer.   This is a true invite only camp. I do NOT just hand out invites to get people to come to it. That would give me no credibility. I choose the best because they are the best. They will represent the TOP 12 and Chris Sailer Kicking forever.

Are you one of them? Time to decide. Prove to me, and the rest of the world, that you belong.

Or don’t. THE CHOICE IS YOURS…..

 

Who will make it in 2018?

 

 

 

 

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2017 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

Announcing the semi-finalists for the 2017 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the top high school placekicker in the nation.  The 3 Finalists will be announced Thursday December 21st.  The winner will be announced   January 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV at the JW Marriott Hotel (Vegas XXXI headquarters).

Past winners include Wyatt Schmidt (2012), Cole Hedlund (2013), Tyler Bass (2014), Samuel Sloman (2015) and Brandon Ruiz (2016).

Introducing the 2017 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists:
Griffin Cera (2018, FL) 19-24 FG’s (Long 48) (2 blocked) 46-51 Extra Points (3 blocked)
Ryan Fitzgerald
(2019, GA) 18-25 FG’s (Long 60, 52) 49-49 Extra Points
Conor MacDougall
(2018, NC) 17-19 FG’s (Long 43) 30-30 Extra Points
Cory Munson
(2019, GA) 17-23 FG’s (Long 59) 20-24 Extra Points
Fernando Ramirez
(2018, GA) 15-16 FG’s (Long 44) 52-52 Extra Points
Caden Davis
(2019, TX) 15-21 FG’s (Long 51) 63-65 Extra Points
Andrew Stein
(2019, LA) 15-22 FG’s (Long 49) 23-24 Extra Points
Parker Colburn
(2019, AL) 14-15 FG’s (Long 49) 68-69 Extra Points
Jonah Lipel
(2018, CA) 13-13 FG’s (Long 43) 41-44 Extra Points (3 blocked)
Cameron Dicker
(2018, TX) 13-17 FG’s (Long 53) 63-65 Extra Points (still playing)

 

Brandon Ruiz, 2016 Chris Sailer Award Winner started as a true freshman for Arizona State this year!


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The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school placekicker for that given season.

 The National Placekicker of the Year is named in honor of Chris Sailer for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of kicking and punting as we know it.  Chris is now the most prominent kicking and punting  coach in World.  He has made the positions of kicking and punting  a specialty and is revered around the country.  Through his training and development of young kickers and punter, almost 100 high school and junior college kicking & punting specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.
Chris Sailer played for Notre Dame High School (1993-1995).  He was an All-American PK and Punter. In 1994 he set the national record for most field goals in a season with 22.  Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including success from 58, 57, 57, 54, 52, 52 and 50 yards.  Chris Sailer was rewarded with a full ride scholarship to UCLA in 1995.  He went on to earn All-American Honors as both a placekicker and punter during his time at UCLA. He was a Lou Groza Award Finalist in 1997. He set multiple records while at UCLA including longest field goal of 56 yards (still stands).  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

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2017 Chris Sailer Kicking TOP 12 Camp Recap, Best in the U.S. Compete!

The best of the best high school and junior college specialists in nation gathered in Tampa, FL to compete at the prestigious TOP 12 Camp. In order to be invited to attend this camp you had to dominate at either Vegas XXIX (January 2017) or Vegas 30 (May 2017). Twenty Kickers/Punters were selected in January and an additional twenty were selected in May. The two Vegas Events brought in well over 1000 specialists, so achieving this honor was a tall task. Five wild cards were added rounding out the field of the 45 best in America!

The format for the 2017 TOP 12 was brand new. After fourteen years of the TOP 12 and Event Elite format, this year the standard was set even higher. For the first time ever, 45 specialists would have to compete in July to earn the honor of TOP 12. And… the camp would be captured by film and crew for the first ever TOP 12 Web Series. The pressure was on as the stakes were set higher then hey had every been. Every athlete would be followed by cameras. Interviews, on field performance, competitions, off the field character and thorough evaluation would ultimately determine who would be selected to the first every true TOP 12!

Each athlete earned a BLACK TOP 12 Camp shirt by way of invitation to the TOP 12 Camp. What they now sought was the coveted YELLOW TOP 12 shirt. The yellow shirt is an invitation into the most prestigious club for Kickers and Punters. Who would join the company of players such as Dan Bailey (Cowboys), Justin Tucker (Ravens), Ryan Succop (Titans), Bryan Anger (Buccaneers), Jeff Locke (Colts), Tress Way (Redskins) and many many more? College All-Americans, Lou Groza Award Winners, Ray Guy Award Winners, NFL Draftees, NFL All-Pros, NFL Superbowl Champions, etc. The atmosphere was intense.

Take a look at the results…

Day 1

Field Goal Champion
Cody Williams (2018, CA) – Cody put on a stellar performance. Coming into camp, he was one of the lowest ranked kickers in attendance. He knew he would have to work his way up the ladder, and he did exactly that by coming out of the gates hot. He won the field goal last man standing competition by going 6-6 with a long of 58 yards. Due to a strong overall camp performance he earned a 5-Star rating and is now a top 20 nationally ranked prospect.

Punt Champion
Nick Mihalic (2018, IL) – Nick was a wild card invitee and he quickly proved worthy of the selection. He is a phenomenal punting prospect that easily averages 45+ yards with 4.5+ hang time. He defeated a very strong field of punters on day one and proved that he would be a force to be reckoned with in the fight to become the overall TOP 12 punt champion. His performance throughout the three days earned him a 5-Star rating and he is now ranked the #3 punter in America.

Day 2

Kickoff Champion
Cole Talley (2018, TX) – Cole is one of the absolute strongest kickers in the nation. He continually shows his strength by dominating kickoff competitions. He hit 5 consecutive kickoffs over 70 yards, with 4.0+ hang time. His best ball measured 75 yards, with 4.23 hang time. Cole is a big time talent that has endless potential. He is a 5-Star rated kicker and a top 20 nationally ranked prospect. He is also one of the most popular athletes amongst his peers.

Punt Champion
Issac Power (2018, CO) – Issac put together another impressive performance in Tampa. Coming off a huge performance at TOP GUN where he earned U.S. Army All-American honors, he stayed hot. He punts for a great combination of distance and hang time and is able to perform very well under pressure. He is a 5-Star rated punter and made a big jump all the way up to the #4 ranked punter in the nation.

Day 3

Field Goal Champion (Head-To-Head)
Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – The is the most difficult kicking competition to win for the entire year! Charles has been on a roll. He earned U.S. Army All-American honors at TOP GUN, committed on full scholarship to Indiana and now won the 2017 TOP 12 Kicking Championship in the last two weeks. He is simply an outstanding kicker. He has an elite leg, kicks with excellent consistency and knows how to step up under pressure. Charles is a 5-Star rated kicker and ranked #3 in America.

Punting Champion (Head-To-Head)
Jake Camarda (2018, GA) – The is the most difficult punting competition to win for the entire year! Jake came in as the #1 seed and the #1 ranked punter in American and he showed exactly why he is worthy of that honor. The Vegas XXIX Punting Champion dominated the TOP 12 field with an NFL type performance. He easily knocked off top rated prospects one by one, besting Nick Mihalic in the final. The University of Georgia is getting the best punter in America.

After three amazing days, decisions had to be made. Athletes were called into the war room to learn their fate. In the end, only twelve would earn the honor of TOP 12 and walk away with the yellow shirt. The tension was at an all time high.

Introducing your 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking TOP 12…

BT Potter (2018, SC) – The Clemson commit is the real deal. He dominates at every aspect of the game and is ready for any and all challenges ahead. BT was recently selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and he is now your new #1 kicker in the nation.

Jake Camarda (2018, GA) – The clear cut #1 punter in the nation and now #4 ranked kicker in the U.S., Jake is the very best combo player in the nation with a big time future ahead of him. The four year Chris Sailer Kicking student is beyond ready for the next level.

Evan McPherson (2018, AL) – The Mississippi State commit is one of the best kickers to every participate in the TOP 12 Camp. He is a 5-Star rated kicker and the #2 ranked ranked kicker in the nation. He is also an outstanding punter. Evan is impressive both on and off the field.

Nick Mihalic (2018, IL) – Nick was the biggest surprise of the camp and will reap the benefits from his strong performance. He is now the best available punting prospect in America and all recruiting attention will surely point in his direction.

Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – The Indiana commit and two time TOP 12 camp participant has climbed all the way up to the #3 spot in the nation, and rightfully so. One of the most liked participants at the camp, Charles is going to be a great fit in every way for Indiana.

Issac Power (2018, CO) – Issac earned the final TOP 12 selection for 2018 punters narrowly over Cade Pollard and Gabe Boring. His ability to step up and win competitions was the deciding factor. He is the #2 punter available in the country behind Mihalic.

Chris Dunn (2018, NC) – Chris is one of the most consistent performs in the United States without a doubt. He has more competition wins than anyone in the history of Chris Sailer Kicking. He is not always flashy, but he is nails under pressure. The NC State commit is a great one.

Derek Ng (2018, NV) – Derek is the real deal. The Vegas 30 Kicking Champion is a 5-Star Rated kicker and the new #6 ranked kicker in the America. He is absolutely outstanding on both field goal and kickoff. Derek is the top available kicker on the board.

Brayden Narveson (2018, AZ) – The Iowa State commit is an excellent talent and a very consistent performer. Brayden has been one of the fastest movers up the ranks in 2017. He has all the tools to succeed in the BIG 12.

Caleb Griffin (2018, IL) – Caleb was a dark horse coming into TOP 12. He is a tremendous athlete with endless potential. He held his own during day 1 and day 2 of competition and stepped it up during day 3. Caleb is the biggest sleeper in the class of 2018. He has made me a believer.

Will Reichard (2019, AL) – Will is the clear cut #1 ranked kicking prospect in the Class of 2019. He has been a student of Chris Sailer Kicking since the 6th grade and already holds a scholarship offer from LSU. He would be ranked inside the top 3 in American if he was in the Class of 2018, he is THAT good.

Porter Wilson (2019, OH) – Porter is the #1 ranked ranked punting prospect in the Class of 2019. He has a prototypical punting body and shows every sign of a big time future. There is no doubt that he is already a scholarship pick.

TOP 12 Camp Invitees / Participants (In alphabetical order)
Akubuo-Onwuemeka, Prominence (JC, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Biscardi, Massimo (2018, PA) – Committed to Coastal Carolina on scholarship.
Boring, Gabe (2018, TN) – Top national punting/kicking prospect.
Dylan Brady (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Brust, Matthew (2018, FL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Burks, Thomas (2018, TN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Camarda, Jake (2018, GA) – Committed to Georgia on scholarship.
Campbell, Charles (2018, TN) – Committed Indiana on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Culhane, Ajay (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Cooney, Michael (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
*DeLong, Skyler (2018, SC) – Committed to Alabama on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Dicker, Cameron (2018, TX) – Committed to Texas on scholarship.
Dunn, Chris (2018, NC) – Committed to NC State on scholarship.
Felkins, Alex (2019, OK) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Fineran, Mitchell (2018, GA) -Top national kicking prospect.
Garrett, Carson (2019, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Geddes, Campbell (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Griffin, Caleb (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Hanna, Cole (2018, GA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Jaeger, Matthew (2018, MN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Kessler, Chris (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Krause, Adam (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Lantz, Michael (2019, GA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Lees, Scott (2018, WA) – Big time all around talent.
Lewis, Camden (2019, NC) – Top national kicking prospect.
*Lipel, Jonah (2018, CA) – Committed to Harvard.
Mayers, John (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
McPherson, Evan (2018, AL) – Committed to Mississippi State on scholarship.
Meeks, Jacob (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Mihalic, Nick (2018, IL) – Best punting prospect available in nation.
Mosharrafa, Anthony (2018, AZ) – Top national kicking/punting prospect.
Narveson, Brayden (2018, AZ) – Committed to Iowa State on scholarship.
Ng, Derek (2018, NV) – Best kicking prospect available in the nation.
Pollard, Cade (2018, TX) – Top national punting prospect.
Potter, BT (2018, SC) – Committed to Clemson on scholarship, U.S. Army All-American.
Power, Issac (2018, CO) – U.S. Army All-American Punter.
Reichard, Will (2019, AL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Rodriguez, Andrew (JC, CA) – Top JC national kicking/punting prospect.
*Sciba, Nick (2018, SC) – Committed to Wake Forest on scholarship.
Stewart, Clayton (2018, TX) – Top national kicking/punting prospect.
Talley, Cole (2018, TX) – Top national kicking prospect.
Triplett, George (2018, WV) – Committed to Navy on scholarship.
Van Eekeran, Chris (2019, IN) – Top national kicking prospect.
Wallace, Quentin (2018, IL) – Top national kicking prospect.
Williams, Cody (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Williams, Dylan (2018, CA) – Top national kicking prospect.
Wilson, Porter (2019, OH) – Top national punting prospect.
Wise, Camden (2018, VA) – Top national kicking prospect.

*indicates athlete was not able to participate due to injury or prior commitment

COMING SOON! Get ready for the TOP 12 Web Series which will document the life of a kicker/punter and the TOP 12 selection process.

Do you want to be a part of the 2018 TOP 12? See you at Vegas XXXI (January, registration is now open) and Vegas XXXII May). To be the best, train and compete with the best. Expect greatness! For more information, details and rankings visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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CSK Veteran Justin Smith Wins the NC Summer Camp!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2017 Summer Camp Tour continued with a stop in Charlotte, NC on July 9th.  There was a great mix of talented veterans and newcomers hoping to step up and come out on top of the competition.  All in all, over 100 specialists from over a dozen states were in attendance ready to learn and compete with the best.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Justin Smith (2018, OH) – Coming off a strong performance at FBU Top Gun, the longtime Chris Sailer Kicking didn’t miss a beat.  He was the kickoff champion on the day with his biggest ball totaling 68 yards with 4.21 hang time.  He was also very competitive in both field goal and punt competitions.  Just is proving he is ready for the next level.


Field Goal Champions

Camden Wise (2018, VA) – The TOP 12’er proved exactly why he earned that honor earlier this year.  He won the field goal competition by hitting 6 straight field goals including a final kick of 55 yards.  He was also outstanding on kickoffs and punts.  Camden is a confident kicker that kicks and punts with great confidence.  He is going to be a fine college kicker.


Holt Cloninger (2020, NC) – Holt became one of the few 2020 specialists to win a major competition this year.  The #2 ranked kicker in the nation has a big time leg and already competes with the seniors.  On this day he won the field goal competition by hitting 5 straight field goals including a long of 53.  He was also very strong on kickoff.

Punt Champion
Hunter Braswell (2019, NC) – Hunter stepped up when it counted the most in Charlotte.  A top 2019 kicker, Hunter proved that he is also a very capable punter.  He averaged nearly 40 yards, with 4.3+ hang time.  The lefty has the ability to develop into a top national combo prospect.  Keep a close eye on this talented prospect.


Top 2018 PROSPECTS:
Avery Fulton, Drew Gilbert, Micah Breckeridge, Michael Driscoll,  Wesley Strong, West Brownlee, Camden Wise, Hunter Baldwin, Jackson Brooks, Logan Bowers, Seth Harrison, Jimmy Chambers, Karch Kaspar, Justin Smith.

Top 2019 PROSPECTS: Jared Wheatley, Hunter Braswell, Lake Barrett, Ryan Castle, Caden Bonoffski, Camden Lewis, Joey Mitchell, Max Blitstein, Will Griggs, Evan Davis, Michael Boyle.

Top 2020 PROSPECTS: Benjamin Steele, Connor Rutledge, Graham Griffith, Jack Dunne, Luke Mickan, Grant Wood, Holt Cloninger, Quinn Castner.

Top Youth Prospects: Shane Nelson, Blake Craig.

This will be one of the biggest summers in Chris Sailer Kicking history. Up next, join us in Atlanta, GA (July 11), Chicago, IL (July 13) and Los Angeles, CA (July 27). This summer will also feature our 3 prestigious invite only camps (College, TOP 12 & Underclassman Invitational) in Tampa FL (July 14-21). For more information, rankings and camp registration visit ChrisSailerKicking.com To be the best, train & compete with the best. Get ready for greatness!

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Josh Plaster Wins the 2017 TX Summer Camp!

The 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour is officially underway. The first stop was Dallas, TX. As always, the talent did not disappoint. Well over 100 specialists gathered at Midlothian Heritage High School on June 30 ready to learn and compete. Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Josh Plaster (2019, TX) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking kicker had his best performance yet. He nailed 6 consecutive field goals, including a long of 57 yards to win it! He is also very strong on kickoff and a more than capable punter. Josh continues to improve each time we see him and is proving that he is one of the best in the nation in his class.


Field Goal Champion

Jacob Meeks (2018, TX) – Jacob was impressive once again. He was recently invited to participate in the upcoming TOP 12 camp and he proved why. He hit 7 consecutive field goals including a long of 62 to win it. His kickoffs were also solid. He has an explosive leg and great college potential. Look for Jacob to pick up college offers soon.


Kickoff Champion

Blair Zepeda (2018, TX) – Blair is a big time talent. He is a great athlete with outstanding natural ability. He won the kickoff competition with a 77 yard, 3.85 second ball. He also shows he can hit a D1 ball on field goal. Blair is a real sleeper in this class, he has all the tools to be special at the next level.

 

Punt Champion
Mason Johnson (2019, AR) – Mason had a stellar all around day. He competed well in all competitions and came out on top for punting. He has a big leg and great potential. He won the punt competition by averaging over 45 yards, with 4.3 second hang time. He is also a top national kicking prospect. The future is bright for Mason with continued hard work.

Top 2017 Specialist
Cade Kostroun (TX) – Cade had another strong performance. The Chris Sailer Kicking commit is a good looking athlete with a very strong leg. He shows that he can hit a big ball and his consistency continues to improve. He has the ability to be a great college punter with continued hard work.

 

The Class of 2018 was very deep. John Mayers had another strong performance. He looked sharp on both field goal and kickoff. Clayton Stewart was dominant in all 3 areas. He continues to prove he is a top national kicking and punting prospect. Ty French was also a force to be reckoned with. He hits a D1 ball on field goal and drives the ball deep on kickoffs.

Other 2018 Standouts: Alec Schroeder, Sebastian Escalante, Clark Schoonover, Dylan Wilmore, Emmanuel Adagbon, Grant Braught, Hayden Nelson, Jacob Rainey, Jake Smith, Joanly Martines, Jonathan Figueroa, Josh Carlson, Peiyton Hilliard, Ryan Jones, Taiten Winkel, Ty Varner.

The Class of 2019 is really starting to take shape. Bijan Nichols lead the way. He has a D1 leg and big time potential as a kicker. JK Martin is a top combo prospect. Josh McCoy is always solid. Neal Koskay is a great athlete with big upside. Tyler Shearer is one of the most consistent field goal kickers in the nation. Brian Barber is an excellent punter. Drew Chilcoat was the top newcomer at the camp. Gabriel Lozano has the tools to be special.

Other 2019 Standouts: Grant Collins, Drew Wilkie, Grant Ennis, Hunter Hulin, Jackson Kramer, Jonathan Garcia, Joshua McSoud, Joshua Vela, Justin Seay, William Powers, Zachary Scott, Tanner Olivier, Aleric Hernandez, Austin Rychlik, Jacob Barnes, Oscar Gandara, Trevor Robertson.

Class of 2020 Standouts: Andrew Espindola, Jaxon McAden, Ricardo Campos, Hayden Riggins, James Griffith, JC Smith, Tabor Allen

Future Stars: Austin Dickey, Bert Auburn, Hagen Hood, Hunter Tierney, Kaden Allen, Roberto Diaz, Alex Draguicevich, Brock Smalley, Oscar Falcon, Ty Reid.

This will be one of the biggest summers in Chris Sailer Kicking history. Up next is the FBU Top Gun Camp in Rock Hill, SC on July 7-8. This is where we will select the U.S. Army All Americans & Freshman All Americans. Then join us in Charlotte, NC (July 9), Atlanta, GA (July 11), Chicago, IL (July 13) and Los Angeles, CA (July 27). This summer will also feature our 3 prestigious invite only camps (College, TOP 12 & Underclassman Invitational) in Tampa FL (July 14-21). For more information, rankings and camp registration visit ChrisSailerKicking.com To be the best, train & compete with the best. Get ready for greatness!

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2015 Chris Sailer Award Finalists Announced

Here are your finalists, in alphabetical order, for The 2015 Chris Sailer Award…
  • Keith Duncan – Weddington HS, NC (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 22-29
    Field Goals Made: 54, 52, 52, 50, 50, 49, 45, 45, 45, 45, 42, 42, 36, 36, 35, 30, 28, 25, 24, 24, 22, 21
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 60-60
  • Skyler Southam – Wasatch HS, UT (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 20-26
    Field Goals Made: 53, 53, 47, 45, 45, 44, 44, 40, 40, 39, 37, 35, 35, 33, 28, 27, 26, 25, 23, 22
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 33-34
  • Samuel Sloman – Pace Academy HS, GA (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 20-22
    Field Goals Made: 53, 48, 44, 43, 42, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 36, 32, 32, 29, 28, 26, 25, 25, 22, 19
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 45-45
Now, is it when it will really get intense. Each finalist has the option of doing the following….
  • Sending in a two minute highlight video explaining why they should be the next recipient of The Chris Sailer Award. Video can include Kicking highlights, personal interviews and even a first hand interview of the finalists. This will need to be uploaded to YouTube with the title = NAME, Chris Sailer Award Finalists, 2015.
  • Getting recommendation letters from coaches, sports writers, etc.
All information must be sent to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com  by 10:00 PM PST on December 18th.
The winner will be presented with the trophy on Friday, January 15th at 7:00 pm at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, NV.
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The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school placekicker for that given season. Past winners include Alex Ball (2011), Wyatt Schmidt (2012), Cole Hedlund (2013) and Tyler Bass (2014).
Chris Sailer played for Notre Dame High School (1993-1995).  He was an All-American PK and Punter. In 1994 he set the national record for most field goals in a season with 22.  Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including success from 58, 57, 57, 54, 52, 52 and 50 yards.  Chris Sailer was rewarded with a full ride scholarship to UCLA in 1995.  He went on to earn All-American Honors as both a placekicker and punter during his time at UCLA. He was a Lou Groza Award Finalist in 1997. He set multiple records while at UCLA including longest field goal of 56 yards (still stands).  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

The National Placekicker of the Year is named in honor of Chris Sailer for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of kicking and punting as we know it.  Chris is now the most prominent private kicking and punting  coach in World.  He has made the positions of kicking and punting  a specialty and is revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young kickers and punter, almost 100 high school and junior college kicking & punting specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

2015 Finalists Use

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 9 College Players of the Week, Conrad Ukropina & Cason Beatty Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:
Week 9: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 60) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 7: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 39) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 40) 5 for 5 Extra Points
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 9: Cason Beatty (Florida State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 8: Corey Fatony (Missouri) 47.7 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 61)
Week 7: JK Scott (Alabama) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 56)
Week 6: Alexander Kinal (Wake Forest) 49.3 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 62)
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 9: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 51
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 60
Week 7: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 54, Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 50
Week 6: None
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 10:
Week 9:
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA), Brent Zuzo (Nevada)
Week 7: Elliott Fry (South Carolina)
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

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