2018 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

Announcing the semi-finalists for the 2018 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the top high school placekicker in the nation.  The 3 Finalists will be announced Sunday December 23rd.  The winner will be announced Saturday January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV!

Introducing the 2018 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists:
Ryan Fitzgerald (2019, GA) 22-28 FG’s (Long 57, 55, 55, 53, 51, 50) 67-67 Extra Points
Jack Olsen (2020, IL) 22-32 FG’s (Long 48) 28-29 Extra Points (1 blocked) *8 FG’s in ONE game.
Brock Travelstead (2020, GA) 18-19 FG’s (Long 46) 39-39 Extra Points
Dominic Camacho (2020, NM) 16-22 FG’s (Long 53) 55-55 Extra Points
Mark Ramos (2019, TX) 16-24 FG’s (Long 43) 41-43 Extra Points
Ben Greenberg (2019, MN) 15-18 FG’s (Long 38) 36-38 Extra Points
John Grist (2019, TX) 15-20 FG’s (Long 45) 34-35 Extra Points
Kyle Thompson (2019, UT) 15-22 FG’s (Long 45) 64-65 Extra Points
Collin Smith (2019, NC) 15-22 FG’s (Long 53) 41-43 Extra Points
Romario Perez (2019, TX) 14-16 FG’s (Long 54) 51-53 Extra Points

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 punters, 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 Placekicker and Punter.  In 1994 he set the then national record for most field goals in a season with 22. Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including successful kicks 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.  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

2017 Season Winner Jonah Lipel (Chaminade HS (CA), Harvard)







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2018 NC Fall Camp Recap – Camden Lewis Wins It!

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Tour and the Road to Vegas XXXIII is officially underway. Charlotte, NC was the first destination. Well over 100 specialists representing 15+ states attending this incredibly popular camp that continues to grow in talent each time we visit. The conditions were ideal and the results were impressive. Take a look…

Overall Camp Champion – Camden Lewis (2019, NC)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student, 2-Time TOP 12 Member and Minnesota commit shined once again. He dominated field goals competitions by going 100% on the day and connecting on multiple 50-60 yard field goals. Camden was also strong as usual on kickoffs averaging 70+ yards with outstanding hang time. He is ready for the next level without a doubt. The Gophers got a great one!

Camden Lewis, 2-Time Top 12 Camp Invitee

Kickoff Champion – Jesse Klein (2019, SC)
Jesse had his best performance at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp to date. He has come a long was and proved that he is a major college prospect. He averaged 65+ yards on kickoffs with 3.9-4.10 hang time. He was also strong on field goals. Jesse is a poised, confident and mature kicker that is going to make a fine addition to a college football program. Look for him to dominate at Vegas XXXIII.

Field Goal Champion – Owen Daffer (2020, NC)
Owen was one of the most impressive newcomers to Chris Sailer Kicking without a doubt. He is a phenomenal athlete with a big time leg. He won a major field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 57 yards. He is also strong on kickoffs. The ball absolutely explodes off his foot and his natural talent is obvious. Owen should challenge for a TOP 12 Spot at Vegas XXXIII.

Punt Champion – Collin Smith (2019, NC)
Collin is a one of the biggest “sleepers” in America in the Class of 2019. He has a rocket for a leg and has future college potential written all over him. He averaged 45+ yards per punt with 4.4+ hang time on the day. His best balls measured 50+ yards with over 5.0+ hang time. Collin also hits a D1 ball on kickoff. He drives the ball deep into the end zone with great hang time. His field goals are also solid off the ground. Vegas XXXII will be a huge platform for him to cement a college spot.

Smith, Daffer, Klein & Lewis

Class of 2019 Standouts: Camden Lewis, Collin Smith, Jesse Klein, Caden Bonoffski, Max Blitstein, Devin Baldwin, John Price, Justin Johnson, Carson Green.

Class of 2020 Standouts: Owen Daffer, Holt Cloninger, Sam Massick, Andrew Brown, Ben Steele, Edward Dellinger, Graham Gotlieb, Grant Wood, Hayden Olsen, Henry Bishop, Jackson Kennedy, Jonmichael Elliott, Mitchell Gallucio, Tanner Robbins, Caleb Brickhouse, Dillon Stripling, Isaac Riffle, Jacob Baker.

Class of 2021 Standouts: Will Fowler, Connor Lytton, Gray Carter, Hunter Crute, Marshall Nicholls, Jake Marion, Landon Knepp, Bailey Owens, Jonathan Medlin, Trevor Moss, Braeden Haynes, Brayden Rivers.

Class of 2022 Standouts: Will Pelz, Bryce McFerson.

Future Stars: Jacob Carter, James Gregory.

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Tour will continue with stops in New Jersey (October 14), Seattle, WA (October 21), Los Angeles, CA (October 28), Dallas, TX (November 18), Atlanta, GA (December 2), Phoenix, AZ (December 2), Chicago, IL (December 9) & Los Angeles , CA (January 13). The road all leads to Las Vegas, NV for Vegas XXXIII where the world’s best will compete for an in invitation to the prestigious TOP 12 camp. For more information on the above recruits and future camp information visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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