Introducing the First 20 2019 TOP 12 Camp Invitees!

Well over 500 specialists attended Vegas XXXIII January 19-20, 2019. Talent from over 40 states and 3 countries attended the most popular camp in the world for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers. The 33rd event in Las Vegas was a tremendous success. As always the #1 goal of all recruits in attendance is to make the prestigious exposure list known as the TOP 12. Here are just a few names that are part of this exclusive fraternity… Justin Tucker, Dan Bailey, JK Scott, Bryan Anger, Ryan Allen, Ryan Succop, Kai Forbath, Tress Way, Bradley Pinion, Logan Cooke, Randy Bullock, Ka’imi Fairbairn, Cody Parkey, Dustin Hopkins, Blair Walsh, Colby Wadman. The list goes on and on.

I am proud to announce the 1st 20 TOP 12 Camp Invitees that will attend the TOP 12 Camp (July 15-17, 2019). *in alphabetical order

Tabor Allen (2020, TX)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, hit a 75 yard 4.04 kickoff Saturday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 TX Summer Camp Kickoff Champion, 2018 TX Summer Camp Overall Champion.

Triston Brown (JC, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Last Man Standing Punting Champion, Junior College/Transfer Punting Champion, Punt Competition Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: Hit multiple 5.0+ hang time punts at the 2018 CA Fall Camp.

Josh Bryan (2021, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Finished 3rd in the Kickoff Competition. Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday. Hits one of the cleanest balls off the ground on field goal and gets more height on his ball than anyone in the country.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2021 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2021 Punt Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Overall Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee.

Tommy Christakos (2020, AZ)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday, Nailed a 53 yard pressure field goal to earn TOP 12 Spot, Finished 7th Kickoff Competition, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Was a star at youth camps. Currently holds scholarship offers from: Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, CAL, Iowa State, Utah, Memphis, San Diego State, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Air Force, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah.

Holt Cloninger (2020, NC)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 2 (Class of 2020) Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, Finished 10th Kickoff Competition.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2017 NC Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Day 1 Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Day 1 Field Goal Champion.

Clay D’amico (JC, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Hits one of the cleanest field goals in the nation.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Vegas XXXI Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Day 1 Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Selection.

Ronan Donnelly (2020, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday, Hit a 66, 3.89 Kickoff Sunday, Hits one of the cleanest field goals off the ground in America.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 CA Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Field Goal Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion.

Kade Hensley (2021, TN)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: National Kicking Champion, Class of 2021 Field Goal Champion, Field Goal Finalist, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 GA Fall Camp.

Jude Kelley (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Finished 13th Kickoff Competition, Finished 16th Punt Competition, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXII Field Goal Finalist, 2018 GA Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 GA Fall Camp Overall Champion.

Race Mahlum (2020, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Punt Finalist, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion.

John McConnell (2021, WV)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 1 (Class of 2021) Field Goal Last Man Standing Competition Champion, Finished 4th Kickoff Competition, Class of 2021 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist (Final 4).

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 NC Summer Camp earning him the #1 Punting Ranking in the nation.

Jack Olsen (2020, IL)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, 2nd Place Kickoff Competition, 9th Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 IL Summer Camp Kickoff Champion, 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking 3rd Team All-American, Holds scholarship offers from: Miami (OH), Illinois State.

Sam Rayborn (2020, AL)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit Multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, 4th Place Kickoff Competition, Class of 2020 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at GA Fall Camp earning him top 10 national ranking as a Kicker & Punter.

Jake Seibert (2020, OH)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Scored a 10 on Field Goal, Hits the biggest ball on Field Goal off the ground in the Class of 2020.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: #1 Kicker in the nation. 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Selection.

Matthew Shipley (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: 5th Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist, Hit a 4.9 Punt Saturday, Hit the biggest kickoff (Class of 2020) of the day Saturday 70+ 4.26, Hits one of the best D1 balls off the ground on Field Goal in America.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 TX Fall Camp earning him top national Kicking & Punting rankings.

Cameron Shirkey (2020, OH)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit several 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Hit a 68 yard 3.84 Kickoff Sunday, Hits one of the cleanest ball off the ground on Field Goal in the nation.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 NC Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 IL Fall Camp Kickoff Champion, 2018 IL Fall Camp Overall Champion.Brock Travelstead (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 4 (Class of 2020) Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 8th Place Kickoff Competition, 7th Place Punting Competition, 5th Place Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Selected by Chris Sailer Kicking for the 2016 Class of 2020 FBU All-American Game, 2015 FBU Atlanta Youth MVP, 2016 Chris Sailer Kicking Most Improved Award (Class of 2020), 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking 1st Team All-American, Hold Scholarship offers from: South Alabama, Tennessee Chattanooga.

Reis Vernon (2020, OK)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: National Punting Champion, 3rd Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Day 1 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Day 1 Punt Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Overall Punt Champion.

JJ Wadas (2020, IN)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Nailed a 53 yard pressure field goal to earn TOP 12 Spot, Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Finished 16th Kickoff Competition, Hit 67 Yard 4.03 Kickoff Sunday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 IL Fall Camp Field Goal Champion.

James Williams (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Class of 2020 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist (Final 4), Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 GA Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2017 GA Summer Camp Overall Champion, 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Punt Finalist, 2017 GA Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 GA Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 GA Summer Camp Overall Champion.These 20 Kickers / Punters are clearly well deserving of the honor of being selected to attend the 2019 TOP 12 Camp. They should be commended on their accomplishments. I understand that many other tremendous kicking and punting specialists in attendance were also deserving and can state their case as to why they are deserving over the first 20 selected. In the end, as always explained, these choices were made based on several factors and ultimately the decision of Chris Sailer.

Are you disappointed that you weren’t selected? There are two ways to go about it. You can either 1). Complain, quit and blame others for the decision, or 2). Continue to work harder than ever getting ready for Vegas XXXIV (May 11-12, 2019) and prove that you belong among the elite. Chris Sailer Kicking will select 20 more Kickers / Punters to attend the TOP 12 Camp at Vegas XXXIII. See you soon at the greatest camp on earth…. Vegas.

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