2023 TOP 12 Selections from Vegas XLI

Announcing the 1st 20 Selections for the 2023 TOP 12 Camp…

1. Alex Grace (2024, OH)
Postion: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Alex placed 9th in KO. His best ball of the weekend measured 65 yards, with 3.93 hang time. Alex also placed 9th in Punt and qualified for the finals with a score of 800. He proved to be a top combo player.

2. Caden Chittenden (2024, NV)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Caden is now a 2-Time TOP 12’er with a massive resume. Take a look… 2020 Vegas XXXVI Field Goal Finalist, 2020 Vegas XXXVI Class of 2024 Field Goal Champion, 2020 Vegas, XXXVI Class of 2024 Punt Champion, 2021 Underclassmen Invitational Day 1 Class of 2024 Field Goal Champion, 2022 Vegas XXXIX Class of 2024 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2022 Vegas XXXIX Field Goal Finalist , 2022 Vegas XL Class of 2024 Field Goal Champion, 2022 Vegas XL Field Goal Finalist, 2022 TOP 12 Camp Selection, 2023 Vegas XLI Punt Finalist, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

3. Caleb Ojeda (2024 JC, CA)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Caleb placed 2nd in KO. He averaged 68+ yards. His best ball measured 74 yards, with 3.81 hang time. He was also pure on field goal all weekend.

4. Connor Hawkins (2024, TX)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Connor place 7th in KO. He best ball of the weekend measured 72 yards, with 3.94 hang time. He was also pure on field goal all weekend.

5. Ethan Brumgard (2024, TX)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Ethan was the Class of 2024 Field Goal Charting Champion posting the highest score of the entire camp with a 14. He also placed 8th in KO. His best ball of the weekend measured 65 yards, with 4.25 hang time.

6. Ethan Devers (2024, GA)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Ethan was a finalist in the Class of 2024 FG Last Man Standing Competition on Saturday. He posted a score on 10 on FG on Sunday. He also boasts a strong resume. Take a look… 2021 GA Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2021 GA Fall Camp Overall Champion, 2022 Vegas XXXIX Field Goal Finalist, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

7. Gage Hurych (2024, OR)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Gage place 7th in Punt with a score of 830 qualifying him for the finals round. His best punt measured 47 yards, with 4.53 hang time. Gage placed 12th in FG with a score of 10. His best kickoff of the weekend measured 70 yards, with 3.97 hang time.

8. Kyle Lemmermann (2024, TX)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Kyle was the Class of 2024 Kickoff Charting Champion with the highest score of the weekend 1376. He averaged 66 yards, with 4.09 hang time. His best kickoff of the weekend measured 70 yards, with 4.37 hang time. His field goals are in a class of their own. And he is also a talented punter. Take a look at his resume… 2022 TOP 12 Camp Selection, 2022 TX Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2022 TX Fall Camp Kickoff Champion, 2022 TX Fall Camp Punt Champion, 2022 TX Fall Camp Overall Champion, 2023 Vegas XLI Class of 2024 Kickoff Champion, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

9. Logan Ellison (2024, IL)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Logan placed 12th in KO. What was most impressive was his best ball of the weekend… 73, 4.03 hang time. Logan was also strong on field goal. He has one of the strongest legs in America. Logan also has a strong resume… 2020 Vegas XXXVI Field Goal Finalist, 2020 Vegas XXXVI Class of 2024 Field Goal Champion, 2021 Vegas XXXVIII Class of 2024 Kickoff Charting Champion, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

10. Luke Ryerse (2025, MN)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Luke was the Class of 2025 Punt Last Man Standing Champion on Saturday. He was the Class of 2025 KO Charting Champion. Luke was the Class of 2025 Punt Charting Champion. He was a Vegas XLI Punt Finalist.

11. Martin Connington (2024, ID)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Martin started out his weekend by taking home the 2022 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the top High School Kicker in America fo the 2022 season. The 2-Time TOP 12’er is pure and accurate on FG. His best kickoff of the weekend measured 70 yards, with 4.32 hang time. Martin is also an excellent punter. Plus he has an impressive resume… 2022 WA Spring Camp Punt Champion, 2022 WA Spring Camp Kickoff Champion, 2022 WA Spring Camp Overall Champion, 2022 TOP 12 Camp Selection, 2022 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the nation’s top placekicker, Finalist, 2022 Chris Sailer Award WINNER, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

12. Mason Love (2024, MO)
Position: Punter & Kicker
Why did he make it? Mason was the top performing punter at the entire camp. He was the Class of 2024 Punt Charting Champion. He was a Punt Finalist. He finished Top 3 in the Punt Finals. He best ball measures 55+ yards, with 4.8+ hang time. His kickoffs are also special. Mason’s best ball measured 76 yards, with 4.02 hang time.

13. Michael Salgado-Medina (2024, CA)
Position: Punter & Kicker
Why did he make it? Michael was the Class of 2024 Punt Last Man Standing Champion on Saturday. He placed 4th in Punt with a score of 841 qualifying him for the finals. Michael is a pure FG Kicker. His best KO of the weekend measured 68 yards, with 4.03 hang time. He is a special combo prospect.

14. Mike Baker (2024, IL)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Mike was a finalist in the Class of 2024 FG Last Man Standing Competition. He placed 2nd in FG with a score of 13 (the 2nd highest score of the weekend). His best KO of the weekend measure 65 yards, with 3.9 hang time. Mike is a big time athlete with massive potential.

15. Niki Dugandzic (2025, IL)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Niki is the #1 ranked Kicker & Punter in America. His best punts measure 50+ yards, with 4.8+ hang time. Niki’s best kickoff of the weekend measured 67 yards, with 4.28 hang time. Niki is a special talent that doesn’t come along often.

16. Oliver Castaneda (2024, GA)
Position: Kicker
Why did he make it? Oliver placed 5th in FG with a score of 12. He finished runner up in the finals round with an impressive run in the brackets. Oliver placed 13th in KO. His best ball measured 65 yards, with 3.9 hang time. He is also a talented punter.

17. Ryon Sayeri (2024, CA)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Ryon was a finalist in the Class of 2024 FG Last Man Standing Competition. He placed 5th in KO. His best ball measured 66 yards, with 3.93 hang time. Ryon is also a top punter. He boasts an impressive resume. Take a look… 2022 Vegas XXXIX Class of 2024 Kickoff Champion, 2022 CA Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2022 Vegas XL Class of 2024 Kickoff Champion, 2022 Vegas XL Field Goal Finalist, 2022 TOP 12 Camp Selection, *2022 TOP 12 Selection*, 2023 TOP 12 Camp Selection.

18. Sam Finnegan (2024, WA)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Sam placed 6th in FG with a score of 11 qualifying for the finals. He placed 4th in KO with his best ball measuring 70 yards, with 3.97 hang time. Sam placed 17th in Punt. He best punt measured 47 yards, with 4.54 hang time. Sam proved that he is a top combo player by placing inside the top 20 in all three skills.

19. Samuel Dubwig (2024, AR)
Position: Punter
Why did he make it? Samuel was the Vegas XLI National Punting Champion! He qualified for the finals by placing 8th. Sam averaged 43+ yards.

20. Trey Coleman (2024, CA)
Position: Kicker & Punter
Why did he make it? Trey placed 6th in FG with a score of 11 qualifying him for the finals. He placed 2nd in KO with a score of 1306. His best kickoff of the weekend measured 72 yards, with 3.95 hang time. Trey placed 2nd in punt with a score of 851 qualifying him for the finals. His best punt measured 60 yards, with 4.3 hang time.

*Athletes are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
*Evaluations and Statistics are compiled from both Saturday & Sunday from Vegas XLI.

TOP 12 is a twenty plus year tradition of gathering the very best in America to maximize exposure. The tradition is rich with amazing success at all levels. Here a few notable alumni… Justin Tucker (Ravens), Bryan Anger (Cowboys), Tress Way (Commanders), Ryan Succop (Buccaneers), Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans), Tyler Bass (Bills), Evan McPherson (Bengals), Cameron Dicker (Chargers), Randy Bullock (Titans), Dustin Hopkins (NFL), Dan Bailey (NFL), Tommy Townsend (Chiefs), Logan Cooke (Jaguars), Jake Camarda (Buccaneers), Corey Bojorquez (Browns), Braden Mann (Jets), Bradley Pinion (Falcons), Jordan Stout (Ravens), JK Scott (Chargers), Jake Bailey (Patriots), Tristan Vizcaino (NFL), Lucas Havrisik (Colts). Other Chris Sailer Kicking Alumni: Nick Folk (Patriots), Rodrigo Blankenship (NFL), Jamie Gillan (Giants), Ryan Wright (Vikings), Blake Gillikin (Saints) Drue Chrisman (Bengals), Eddy Pineiro (Panthers), Jason Sanders (Dolphins)…

20 Kickers / Punters have now been selected from Vegas XLI (January 14-15, 2023)

When is the next opportunity to get selected ? 20 additional Kickers / Punters will be selected at Vegas XLII (May 6-7, 2023). Register NOW for your chance to make this exclusive list and attend this amazing camp.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – 2022 Week 9 College Players of the Week: Drew Stevens & Ryan Rehkow 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 KICKERS of the Week:

Week 1 – Carter Brown (Arizona State) Field Goals: 4-4 (Long 44), Extra Points: 4-4

Week 2 – Will Reichard (Alabama) Field Goals: 2-2 (Long 52) including Game Winner, Extra Points: 2-2

Week 3 – Charles Campbell (Indiana) Field Goals: 4-4 (Long 51) including Game Winner, Extra Points: 1-1

Week 4 – Peyton Henry (Washington) Field Goals: 4-4 (Long 47), Extra Points: 4-4

Week 5 – Daniel Gutierrez (UNLV) Field Goals: 3-3 (Long 50), Extra Points: 2-2

Week 6 – Christopher Dunn (NC State) Field Goals: 4-4 (Long 53), Extra Points: 1-1

Week 7 – Tanner Brown (Oklahoma State) Field Goals: 4-4 (Long 52), Extra Points: 4-4

Week 8 – Noah Ruggles (Ohio State) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 46), Extra Points: 6-6

Week 9 – Drew Stevens (Iowa) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 54), Extra Points: 3-3

Drew Stevens (Iowa)

Week 1 – Ian Hershey (Idaho State) Punt Average: 46.7, Punt Long: 65, Punts: 7

Week 2 – Ben Kiernan (North Carolina) Punt Average: 54.2, Punt Long: 70, Punts: 5

Week 3 – Clayton Stewart (Wyoming) Punt Average: 51.5, Punt Long: 66, Punts: 4

Week 4 – Joe Doyle (Memphis) Punt Average: 50.0, Punt Long: 62, Punts: 10

Week 5 – Andy Vujnovich (Wisconsin) Punt Average: 53.5, Punt Long: 58, Punts: 4

Week 6 – Jay Bramblett (LSU) Punt Average: 54.0, Punt Long: 66, Punts: 4

Week 7 – Travis Benham (San Jose State) Punt Average: 45.3, Long: 55, Punts: 9

Week 8 – Aaron Rodriguez (New Mexico) Punt Average: 51.1, Long: 60, Punts: 7

Week 9 – Ryan Rehkow (BYU) Punt Average: 58.7, Long: 71, Punts: 3

Ryan Rehkow (BYU)

50+ Yard Field Goals

Week 1 – John Holland (Wyoming) 55, Mitch Jeter (South Carolina) 53, Briggs Bourgeois (Southern Miss) 53, Brandon Talton (Nevada) 50 

Week 2 – Mason Shipley (Texas State) 54, Will Reichard (Alabama) 52, Chase McGrath (Tennessee) 51

Week 3 – Charles Campbell (Indiana) 51

Week 4 – BT Potter (Clemson) 52, Drew Stevens (Iowa) 51

Week 5 – Daniel Gutierrez (UNLV) 50, Peyton Henry (Washington) 50

Week 6 – Christopher Dunn (NC State) 53, Carter Brown (Arizona State) 53, Cameron Little (Arkansas) 51, Will Reichard (Alabama) 50 

Week 7 – Nathanial Vakos (Ohio) 55, Tanner Brown (Oklahoma State) 52

Week 8 – Palmer Domschke (Western Michigan) 52, Marshall Meeder (Cetral Michigan) 52, Brooks Buce (Troy) 51, John Hoyland (Wyoming) 51, Will Reichard (Alabama) 50.

Week 9 – Drew Stevens (Iowa) 54

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3-4 selected each week) 

*Chris Sailer is on the voting committee for this prestigious award

Week 1 – Carter Brown (Arizona State), Charles Campbell (Indiana), John Hoyland (Wyoming)

Week 2 – Bert Auburn (Texas), John Hoyland (Wyoming)

Week 3 – Charles Campbell (Indiana), Nick Barr-Mira (UCLA)

Week 4 – Peyton Henry (Washington), BT Potter (Clemson)

Week 5 – None

Week 6 – Christopher Dunn (NC State), Chase McGrath (Tennessee)

Week 7 – Nathanial Vakos (Ohio)

Week 8 – None

Week 9 – Drew Stevens (Iowa), Andy Borregales (Miami)

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Vegas XL Kickoff Results

Vegas XL (May 14-15, 2022)  KICKOFF RESULTS
Classes of 2027, 2026, 2025
PlaceNameAvg. DistanceAvg. Hang TimeScoreBest 1 Ball 
1Ryan Kobzeff58.23.44118466 / 3.77
2Carter Sobel55.43.15110559 / 3.22
3Dylan Freebury543.22110456 / 3.63
4Carson Goulet54.63.13109457 / 3.4
5William Weisberg503.26107153 / 3.47
6Matthew Montegna552.82104455 / 2.9
7Benjamin Gamarnik50.63.07104354 / 3.6
8Eduardo Medina52.22.96104054 / 3.48
9Johan Santillan51.62.98103854 / 3.31
10Brayden Jakins49.4308103355 / 3.27
11Nicholas Rassai46.63.21102854 / 3.4
12Ty Ackerman45.83.19101657 / 3.34
13Clark Lemmermann49.42.96101250 / 3.15
14Ashton Zamani50.82.7198261 / 3.59
15Rory McNeese48.42.8197651 / 3
16Colton Friedman462.9397347 / 3.14
17CJ Wallace45.22.996054 / 3.18
18Ryan Leff42.82.7991648 / 3.05
19Reuben Peck44.42.6791145 / 2.93
20Dominic Farmer43.42.7291045 / 3.16
Class of 2024 
PlaceNameAverage DistanceAverage Hang TimeScoreBest 1 Ball 
1Ryon Sayeri66.23.46126868 / 3.9
2Kyle Lemmermann593.84126266 / 3.89
3Caden Chittenden623.66126168 / 3.75
4Sam Pearman62.43.61125663 / 3.72
5William Wilkinson59.93.72124765 / 3.8
6Zach Marini623.56124364 / 3.6
7Emanuel Montoya57.43.76123262 / 3.98
T8Fisher Brown61.23.53123066 / 3.48
T8Nathaniel Kim61.63.51123063 / 3.81
10Kaleb Powell633.38122271 / 3.61
11Justin Ludovico58.63.59121463 / 3.69
12Logan Ellison61.83.4121364 / 3.5
13Marcus Lee583.51119461 / 3.55
14Jon Richardson573.49118158 / 3.69
15Michael Rubino57.83.43117859 / 3.57
16Christian Miranda58.43.36117264 /  3.43
17Davis Little57.63.34116157 / 3.72
18Brody Laga56.63.32114762 / 3.6
19Dylan Fingersh57.83.17113359 / 3.53
20Connor Tripp57.43.19113263 / 3.33
21Hudson Schambach57.83.16113157 / 3.43
22Nathan Chapman57.43.17112968 / 3.56
23Jake Spadavecchia52.43.44112653 / 3.52
24Timothy Tynan56.63.19112457 / 3.39
25Derek Larsen54.23.29111856 / 3.31
26Cole Stumbaugh57.83110361 / 3.1
27Matt Schramm573.03110058 / 3.15
28Ashton Southam503.42109950 / 3.42
29Nicholas Rigas52.43.23108965 / 3.63
30Jordan Westrich553.02107958 / 3.3
31Joaquin Arroyo513.07104752 / 3.22
32Noah Hamilton53.42.83102955 / 3.54
33Matthew Williams48.62.5793651 / 3.06
34Memphis Lake41.22.9693043 / 3.02
Class of 2023
PlaceNameAverage DistanceAverage Hang TimeScoreBest 1 Ball 
1Nicholas Clegg673.99136868 / 4.11
2Conor Talty66.23.91134672 / 4.07
T3Owen Zalc67.23.6130272 / 3.69
T3Mitchell Cory69.63.46130272 / 3.57
5Roman Levant65.23.68129665 / 3.82
6Dieter Kelly61.23.9129567 / 365
7Michael Gleske63.63.74129165 / 4.01
8Dominick Bjodstrup63.43.71128369 / 3.91
9Jacob Medina62.23.77128266 / 3.9
10Bryce Olson63.43.68127865 / 3.84
11Ramon Villela 623.73127365 / 3.9
12Anthony Mendoza61.83.68126268 / 3.61
13Ross Muchnick59.23.8125763 / 3.85
14Max Nowak61.23.64124963 / 3.78
15Mateen Bhaghani63.43.48124369 / 4.06
16Amel Hadzisabic57.63.8124158 / 3.94
17William Holt61.23.58123968 / 3.6
18Tashi Dorje62.43.45122868 / 3.75
T19Iden Bone59.63.59122465 / 3.68
T19Matthew Romero61.83.46122463 / 3.58
21Troy Petz60.83.48121768 / 3.65
22AJ Young62.23.39121565 / 3.68
23Lucas Berning57.83.6120863 / 3.64
24Ethan Ball58.83.53120660 / 3.78
25Brysen Gardner59.43.46120061 / 3.61
26Nick Barrett61.63.3119466 / 3.9
27Troop O’Neal58.63.47119363 / 3.65
28Seth Turner58.43.47119165 / 3.9
29David Waight55.83.61119059 / 3.69
30Tanner Patton58.63.41118362 / 3.65
31Steven Bishopp61.63.17117162 / 3.31
32Jacob Bonilla57.23.4116760 / 3.6
T33Ricardo Martinez57.23.39116559 / 3.47
T33Nathan Kudera58.23.33116560 / 3.53
35Adrian Cortés61.63.12116263 / 3.66
36Caden Lawlor58.83.26115961 / 3.61
37Christian Baxter58.63.25115565 / 3.53
38Ian Sanches57.63.28115058 / 3.47
39Danny Vuckovic59.63.16114964 / 3.4
40Hayden Pyles54.83.38114056 / 3.59
T41Braden Gilbert57.83.19113663 / 3.44
T41Noah Soepardi59.23.11113665 / 3.76
43Will Rigby 56.63.25113558 / 3.33
44Owen Snyder58.63.09112762 / 3.43
45Layton Calderon55.43.27112656 / 3.32
46Ty Bowman54.43.29112055 / 3.69
47Lendua Raiyawa54.43.27111656 / 3.19
48Mason Krause55.43.19111264 / 3.4
49Jordan Etz57.43.06111061 / 3.14
50Crew Crockett573.05110465 / 3.31
T51Jefferey Lechuga57.62.99109960 / 3.34
T51Jayce Jones58.42.94109967 / 3.4
53Jackson Garrett54.43.14109460 / 3.14
54Jayden Rogers58.82.87109067 / 3.41
55Carter Lee Stewart543.12108656 / 3.35
T56Dylan Clark50.63.28108050 / 3.42
T56Conner Cook562.97108063 / 3.57
58Quinton Pacheco 543.06107666 / 3.65
T59Carston Kieffer51.23.19107067 / 3.96
T59Adam Klumpp55.22.96107057 / 3.43
61Sean Putt54.22.97106255 / 3.14
62Dawson Sarner54.22.95105861 / 3.8
63Noah Young55.62.85105568 / 3.67
64Jack Norell50.63.06104256 / 3.65
65Athan Chiampas49.42.96101256 / 3.28
66Ben Schroeder49.82.91100757 / 3.37
67Zachery Aird50.82.7899552 / 3.4
68Abraham Maciel48.62.8197855 / 2.97
69Alex Mitchell47.82.896859 / 3.43
70Nathan Alexander 44.62.9195563 / 3
Class of 2022, JC & TR Portal
PlaceNameAverage DistanceAverage Hang TimeScoreBest 1 Ball 
1Connor Grace68.83.94137872 / 3.98
2Kansei Matsuzawa69.23.91137675 / 4.01
3Michael Velasco67.83.6130873 / 3.9
4Landon Ogles64.83.76130677 / 3.9
5Jacob Marroquin65.83.65129771 / 3.58
6Dylan Hamika64.43.64128167 / 3.78
7Aidan Petruescu63.63.38122874 / 3.86
8Lucas Froemel61.63.4121167 / 3.55
9Alex Romanoski62.23.34120766 / 3.42
10Mauricio Escudero553.4114556 / 3.56
11Derek Baldin61.22.98113468 / 3.44

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 8 College Players of the Week, John Hoyland & Austin McNamara 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 KICKERS of the Week:

Week 3: Jose Borregales (Miami) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 57), 5-5 Extra Points

Week 4: Evan McPherson (Florida) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 55), 6-6 Extra Points

Week 5: Brayden Narveson (Western Kentucky) 2-2 Field Goals (Long 53), 2-2 Extra Points

Week 6: Jake Verity (East Carolina) 3-4 Field Goals (Long 42), 5-5 Extra Points

Week 7: Nick Sciba (Wake Forest) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 44) 4-4 Extra Points

Week 8: John Hoyland (Wyoming) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 42) 2-2 Extra Points

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 PUNTERS of the Week:

Week 3: McKay Taylor (Campbell) 45.7 Punt Average on 3 Punts (Long 51)

Week 4: Jake Camarda (Georgia) 49.9 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 63)

Week 5: Porter Wilson (Duke) 45.4 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 63)

Week 6: Tucker Day (Mississippi State) 59.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 66)

Week 7: Ryan Wright (Tulane) 47.7 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 65)

Week 8: Austin McNamara (Texas Tech) 53.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 87)

50+ Yard Field Goals

Week 4: Evan McPherson (Florida) 55, Jake Oldroyd (Air Force) 54, Christopher Dunn (NC State) 53, Jacob Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 51, Blake Lynch (Kansas State) 50.

Week 5: Brayden Narveson (Western Kentucky) 53.

Week 6: Brian Johnson (Virginia Tech) 55, Evan McPherson (Florida) 53, Blake Lynch (Kansas State) 53, Bijan Nichols (Navy) 50.

Week 7: Will Reichard (Alabama) 52.

Week 8: Brian Johnson (Virginia Tech) 54.

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 selected each week)
*Chris Sailer is on the Voting Committee for the prestigious award

Week 4: Evan McPherson (Florida), Brandon Ruiz (Mississippi State)

Week 5: Connor Assalley (Iowa State)

Week 6: Jake Verity (East Carolina)

Week 7: Nick Sciba (Wake Forest)

Week 8: Nick Sciba (Wake Forest)

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

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Chris Sailer Kicking Featured Instructor – Carson Wiggs

This is our fifth week of a new series where we feature our amazing instructors. This will allow you learn more about these young men and why they have been chosen to represent CSK nationwide.

Week 5: Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Instructor, Carson Wiggs!

Carson Wiggs is a former place kicker. He has been on staff with Chris Sailer Kicking since 2008.

Wiggs attended South Grand Prairie High School in South Grand Prairie Texas. As a senior, he was invited to participate in the Under Armour All America Game in January 2008. He was also named honorable mention all-state and first team all-district as both punter and kicker, after averaging 37 yards per punt and making 8 of 13 field goals, while still maintaining his grades to earn honorable mention academic all-state.

Wiggs was a standout kicker at Purdue University from 2009-2012. He finished his college career ranked number one in program history in field goal percentage and third in field goals made. Wiggs has totaled the top four longest field goals in Purdue Boilermakers history, one being 59 yards.

He was considered as one of the better kicking prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft, as he was one of the few kickers selected to participate in the NFL Combine, but he was not selected during the draft. He did sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent and later with the Indianapolis Colts.

Carson currently lives in Dallas Forth Worth with his wife, Lori. He is a Project Manager for the Beck Group in Fort Worth, TX. He also works the Texas camps with Chris Sailer giving valuable instruction.

He offers private and group lessons throughout the year for aspiring kickers and punters in Texas.

For lessons and instruction with Carson, please contact him (214) 447-0067.  

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Chris Sailer Kicking Player Spotlight – Carson Roberts

Each Friday during the football season, Chris Sailer Kicking will be publishing a weekly Player Spotlight Blog to highlight some of our best and brightest! Week 5 features Carson Roberts Read on to learn more about Carson.

Carson Roberts

Name:
Carson Roberts

State:
Texas

Graduation Year:
2020

Check out my CSK player profile page HERE

Top 5 Favorite Colleges:

  1. Clemson
  2. Florida
  3. Rice
  4. Oregon
  5. OU

Best Kicking/Punting Game Memory:
My first big rival game as a Sophomore.

Best Kicking/Punting CSK Memory:
Being selected for the 2019 Top 12 camp.

Short Term Goal:
Finish my 2019 season with a 40+ yard punt average and commit to play for a D1 college.

Long Term Goal: 
Attend a D1 college, get my degree and play in the NFL.

Something unique we should know about you: 
Soccer led me to football. Before football, I was a Goalkeeper for the North Texas Olympic Development Team.

In 20 words or less, why should a college recruit you: 
I am a hardworking, committed competitor. I love competition because it makes me better in everything I do.

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I’m a Senior, What Should I Do In November?

5 Easy Tips For The Class of 2019 To Get Ahead In Recruiting – November

1. Stop panicking.  We are still very early in the recruiting process.  Less that 5% of the class of 2019 (K/P) have made college commitments.  Less than 10% of the class of 2019 (K/P) have been offered any sort of college opportunity.  Note, there are many waves of recruiting.  Recruiting will last all the way through August when fall camps officially begin for the upcoming college football season.

2. Take unofficial visits as often as possible.  An unofficial visit simply means that you have to pay for the visit yourself.   Getting on campus is the best way to show a college football program genuine interest.  Sending emails, making phone calls, direct messaging on social media, etc. simply isn’t enough anymore.  A coach will know that you have a real interest once you make the effort to get on campus.

3. Start to narrow down your search to universities and colleges that are realistic options.  This includes level of football (FBS, FCS, D2, D3, NAII, JC, etc.), level of academics, region of the country, etc.  Stop targeting D1 football programs if you are not a D1 recruit.  Stop targeting high academic institutions if you have a 2.0 GPA.  Find schools that will reciprocate interest in you and opportunities will follow.

READ THIS BLOG ON HOW SCHOOLS RECRUIT

4. Ask for an opportunity, not a scholarship.  Every college coach in America knows that you would like to be offered a scholarship.  When you ask for a scholarship, this turns them off.  You are basically limiting communication opportunity.  When you ask for an opportunity to be on the team, coaches will be receptive.  You are opening a door for communication.  The goal in recruiting is to create options.  Offers of any kind, create buzz, which create more options.  Scholarship vs. Preferred Walk On offers will take care of itself in the end.

5. Get ready for XXXIII (January 19-20, 2019).  The biggest mistake made these days is thinking that recruiting for seniors is already over by this time.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  90% of Kickers / Punters in this class will be recruited heavily during this time of year.  It will be feeding frenzy.  National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) is in early February.  Vegas takes place this time of year for this reason.  College coaches pay a tremendous amount of attention to the Vegas results and post Vegas rankings.  Scholarships offers and preferred walk on opportunities will be won this weekend in Vegas.

THIS IS WHAT VEGAS LOOKS LIKE! SEE YOU THERE….

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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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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 6 College Players of the Week, Matthew Trickett & Braden Mann 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 1: Cole Tracy (LSU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 54), 3-3 Extra Points
Week 2: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 49), 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal vs. Michigan State
Week 3: Cameron Dicker (Texas) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 46), 4-4 Extra Points
Week 4: Connor Assalley (Iowa State) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 37) 2-2 Extra Points
Week 5: JJ Molson (UCLA) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 50) 1-1 Extra Points
Week 6: Matthew Trickett (Kent State) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 49) 2-2 Extra Points

Matthew Trickett, Kent State

PUNTER
Week 1: Jake Bailey (Stanford) 48.8 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 63)
Week 2: Brandon Wright (Georgia State) 56.3 Yard Average on 4 Punts (Long 65)
Week 3: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 59.6 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 63)
Week 4: Braden Mann (Texas A&M) 60.8 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 65)
Week 5: Drue Christman (Ohio State) 47.9 Yard Average on 9 Punts (Long 58)
Week 6: Braden Mann (Texas A&M) 59.9 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 82)

Braden Mann, Texas A&M

 

50+ Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: Cole Tracy (LSU) 54, Gabriel Rui (Kansas) 54, Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 52, Cole Hedlund (North Texas) 51
Week 2: John Barron II (San Diego State) 52, Cole Tracy (LSU) 50, Tyler Bass (Georgia Southern) 50
Week 3: John Barron II (San Diego State) 54, Nick Madonia (Tennessee Tech) 54
Week 4: Blake Mazza (Washington State) 50, Massimo Biscardi (Coastal Carolina) 50, John Barron II (San Diego State) 50
Week 5: Justin Davidovicz (Rutgers) 52, JJ Molson (UCLA), 50
Week 6: Rodrigo Blankenship (Georgia) 53, Cole Hedlund (North Texas) 52

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 selected each week)
Week 1: Cole Tracy (LSU), Chase McCrath (USC), Cole Hedlund (North Texas)
Week 2: James Sherman (Texas State)
Week 3: Cole Tracy (LSU)
Week 4: Connor Assalley (Iowa State), John Barron II (San Diego State)
Week 5: None
Week 6: TBD

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

Check out former Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that have won the Lou Groza Award!

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Chris Sailer Kicking Lessons Weekend of January 30-31

Nendick Lessons

CSK Senior Staff Member, Chris Nendick, leading private training sessions in the Midwest. #TeamSailer

As you know, Chris Sailer Kicking has staff members all over the country running lessons.  The objective is to get Kickers & Punters ready for upcoming Chris Sailer Kicking camps.  They teach the Sailer way by getting Kickers & Punters ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

With several upcoming Spring camps and our National Vegas event happening in May (VEGAS XXVIII) now is the time to utilize the instructors in your area.  To find out more about upcoming events click HERE.

Here is what you can expect to see every WEDNESDAY in the future!

  • California – Chris Sailer Kicking Lead National Punt Instructor, Aaron Perez, will be available by appointment Sunday in the Los Angeles area)(Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member, Joey Cejudo, is available by appointment in the Los Angeles & Inland Empire area.)
  • Illinois (Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Staff Member, Chris Nendick, will be running lessons Saturday from 11am – 4pm in the Chicago area.)

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

2016 Spring Camp Poster

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