2019 NC Spring Camp Recap – Cloninger Dominates

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour is officially underway. Over the next 2 months 1000+ participants will attend Chris Sailer Kicking / Rubio Long Snapping camps in CA, TX, NC, GA, IL, WA, NJ, AZ & WA on the road to Vegas XXXIV (May 11-12). Instruction, competition, evaluation & national rankings will take place at each one of these camps. The ultimate goal is an invitation to the prestigious TOP 12 Camp that will take place in Los Angeles, CA on July 15-17.

Charlotte, NC once again did not disappoint. The talent was tremendous. Take a look at the results…

Overall ChampionHolt Cloninger (2020, NC)
The 2-Time TOP 12 Camp Invitee proves each time that we see him that he is a top national kicking prospect. He is absolutely nails on field goal. Holt hits a pure ball off the ground and has 60+ yard range. On this day he won the last man standing competition by going 7-7 with a long of 57 yards. He thrives under pressure and hardly every missed a kick. He is also outstanding on kickoffs. Holt has all the tools to be a dominating D1 kicker. OFFER NOW!!!

Holt Cloninger is a 2-Time TOP 12 Camp Invitee!

Field Goal Champion – Will Ross (2019, SC)
Will had an impressive performance for his his first Chris Sailer Kicking camp. He is a great looking athlete with excellent natural ability. He won the field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 55 yards. He averages 60+ on Kickoff with 3.8+ hang time. Will is also a talented punter. He can compete in all 3 skills at any college level without a doubt. I really like his upside. Will is a strong combo prospect.

Kickoff Champion – Noah Burnette (2020, NC)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicker has his strongest performance to date. He is really beginning to come into his own. Noah won the Kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with 3.9+ hang time. His best ball measured 73 yards, with .4.05 hang time. Noah also finished 2nd place to Cloninger and Russ in the 2 major field goal competitions. He hits a D1 level ball and excels under pressure. Noah is a D1 prospect without a doubt. He will easily challenge for a TOP 12 at Vegas XXXIV in May.

Punt ChampionCollin Smith (2019, NC)
Collin pulled off one of the most difficult tasks as he became the back-to back NC Punt Champion. He averages 40+ yards, with 4.4+ hang time and is one of the more consistent punters in America. His best ball on the day measured 55 yards, with 4.85 hang time. Collin is also a D1 level kicker. He hits a pure ball on Field Goal and has 55+ yard range. He drives his Kickoffs deep in the end zone with 3.8+ hang time. Collin is a big time sleeper in this class. He is a going to be a great addition to any college football program.

NC Competition Champions: Holt Cloninger, Will Ross, Noah Burnette & Collin Smith

Class of 2019 Standouts: Collin Smith, Will Ross, Jack Pawloski (Transfer), Devin Baldwin, Tyler Larco.

Class of 2020 Standouts: Holt Cloninger, Noah Burnette, Cameron Shirkey, Sam Massick, Graham Gotlieb, Avery Musick, Cej Jones, Mitchell Gallucio, Jonmichael Eilliott, Christian Mather, Cody Hazelton, Grant Coash, Noah Williams.

Class of 2021 Standouts: Ivan Shuran, Will Fowler, Bailey Owens, Trevor Moss, Hunter Crute, Cooper Allen, Matthew Wilderson, Wyatt Williams.

Class of 2022 Standouts: Matthew Moonan, Will Peltz, Ian Gomez, Anthony Franson, Zane Davis, Kelser Atkinson, Leo Low.

Future Stars: Matthew Verdiell, Leo Capparelli.

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour will continue in Seattle, WA (Sunday March 17), Waldwick, NJ (Sunday March 24), San Francisco, CA (Sunday March 24), Phoenix, AZ (Sunday March 31), Polynesian Bowl Combine in Las Vegas, NV (Sunday March 31), Dallas, TX (Sunday April 7), Chicago, IL (Sunday April 14), Atlanta, GA (Sunday April 28) & Vegas XXXIV in Las Vegas, NV (May 11-12, 2019).

Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com to register and for more information. To be the best, train and compete with the best! #TeamSailer


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)


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