Vegas XXXV Class of 2020, Junior College & Transfer TOP 12 Announced!

Chris Sailer Kicking is proud to announce The Class of 2020, Junior College & Transfer TOP 12. These 12 young men proved throughout the course of the entire weekend of Vegas XXXV (January 18-19, 2020) that they belong in the elite club of THE TOP 12.

Class of 2020, Junior College (2020) & Transfer TOP 12
*in alphabetical order

Chase Allen (2020, TX)
Andrew Brown (2020, NC)
Taylor Goettie (TR, GA)
Adrian Guzman (2020, TX)
Parker Hannon (2020, GA)
Dante Jackson (2020, CA)
Jude Kelley (2020, GA)
Nick Lawson (JC, CA)
Cavan Leonardo (JC, CA)
Brandon Petruescu (JC, CA)
Cameron Shirkey (2020, OH)
Carson Zilmer (2020, AZ)

Honorable Mention: John Hoyland, Brett Money, Michael Williams, Keven Nguyen, Stockton Lund, Matt Ganyard, Damian Garcia, Axel Perez


2019 Nor Cal Fall Camp Recap – Guillen Wins It!

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Tour continued this past weekend in Northern California.  This Fall, CSK along with Rubio Long Snapping has made stops in NC, NJ, WA, Southern CA, TX, IL, AZ, GA and finally Northern CA on the road to Vegas XXXV (January 18-19, 2020). All in all 1300+ Specialists are expected to participate in the largest season circuit in the history of the company. At the end of it all, Chris Sailer Kicking will once again name the 1st 20 Kickers/Punters selected to participate in the prestigious TOP 12 Invitation Only Camp at Vegas XXXV. And for the first time ever, Chris Sailer will select 2 Kickers and 2 Punters to play in the All-American Bowl on NBC live on location at Vegas XXXV. Hang on as this is going to be an incredible ride.

Check out the results from Northern California…

Overall Camp Champion

Fabien Guillen (CA, 2020) – Fabien has arguably his best ever performance at this Chris Sailer Kicking camp. After sweeping both punt competitions, Fabien’s solid day continued in the overall camps finals. Fabien hit a 45 yard punt with 4.35 seconds of hang time to take home the “Camp Champion” title and claim his first ever full camp win. He was consistent all day on all punting fronts and showed major improvement with directional punting. A well deserved and earned camp win, expect this Top 12 punter to continue his dominance at Vegas XXXV. 

Aaron Perez with champion Fabien Guillen

Kickoff & Field Goal Champion 

Dante Jackson (CA, 2020) Dante absolutely crushed it all day with a clean sweep of all 3 kicking competitions. Dante went 8 for 8 in charting, won the last man standing competition with a 52 yarder. His Kickoffs were all 68-70 yards with a very consistent hang of 3.8 plus. Dante made a statement in Northern California and showed why he is one of the most talented kickers in his class! 

Dante Jackson & Fabien Guillen

Punt Champion 

Fabien Guillen (CA, 2020) – Fabien won both punting competitions on the day and was a model of consistency all day. Fabien got several balls 50+ with over 4.5 seconds of hang, picking up where he left off from the Los Angeles camp earlier this Fall. He was solid directionally all day and showed great control and composure in all of the technical work. Winning both punt competitions does not happen often, but it goes to show the caliber of day Fabien had. Looking forward to Vegas XXXV, Fabien should once again be in the mix to go deep into the finals!  

Junior College / Community College / Transfer Standouts: Abraham Montano, Jeremy Baker

Class of 2020 Standouts: Dante Jackson, Dylan Talkington, Fabien Guillen, Nick Hill

Class of 2021 Standouts: Brett Hom, Cooper Meyer, Dara Keane, Micah Pettit, Reese Martin, Taylor Kaufman, Tyler Edmonds

Class of 2022 Standouts: Cade Whitson, Jack Krill, Joshua Leff, Nathan Price, Nicholas Walan, Ronaldo Monroy, Shane Nelson

Class of 2023 Standouts: Charlie Haines, Michael Vaccaro

Future Stars: Antone Ellison, Mason Long

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Who will be next? See you at Vegas XXXV!


Introducing the Second 20 2019 TOP 12 Camp Invitees!

Nearly 400 specialists attended Vegas XXXIV May 11-12, 2019. Talent from over 40 states and 3 countries attended the most popular camp in the world for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers. The 34rd 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 2nd 20 TOP 12 Camp Invitees that will attend the TOP 12 Camp (July 15-17, 2019). *in alphabetical order.

Bert Auburn (2021, TX)
Daniel Bethel (2021, TN)
Andres Borregales (2021, FL)
Noah Burnette (2020, NC)
Tanner Cragun (2020, TX)
Fabien Guillen (2020, CA)
Conor Hunt (2020, HI)
Dante Jackson (2020, CA)
David Kemp (2021, KS)
RJ Lopez (2020, CA)
Quinn Maretzki (2020, HI)
Marshall Nichols (2021, GA)
Everett Ornstein (2020, TX)
Isaac Riffle (2020, NC)
Carson Roberts (2020, TX)
Brenden Segovia (2021, CA)
Gianni Smith (2020, CA)
Evan Warren (2020, MD)
Paxton Winders (JC, CA)
Carson Zilmer (2020, AZ)

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, these choices were made based on several factors and ultimately the decision of Chris Sailer.

1st Alternates (in alphabetical order)
Ben D’aquilla (2020, CA)
Tommy Day (2021, TN)
Land Gebhard (2020, MS)
Parker Hannon (2020, GA)
CeJ Jones (2020, GA)
Reed Kieny (2020, TX)
Sergio Listo (JC, OH)
Anthony Meader (2020, CA)
Brett Money (2020, NM)
Hayden Olsen (2020, GA)
Kevin Thibodeaux (2020, OH)
*Alternates will be selected if for any reason any of the 40 selected cannot attend.

*The 5 Wild Card Selections will be made in the coming weeks. Wild Cards selections are open to ANYONE deserving.

The second 20 selected will join the first 20 selected & 5 wild cards to make up the TOP 12 Camp where all 45 will compete for TOP 12 Honors!


2019 Nor Cal Spring Camp Recap – Jackson Foster 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.

Northern California, the Bay Area, is the newest Chris Sailer Kicking camp location. The turnout for the inaugural camp was fantastic! Take a look at the results…

First ever Chris Sailer Kicking Camp in Northern California

Overall ChampionJackson Foster (2019, CA)
Jackson continued his great punting display from a stellar Vegas performance. In the morning session, Jackson was consistently hitting punts 45-55 yards with 4.3+ hang time. His smooth footwork and tall, athletic frame make his potential and ceiling extremely high. During the afternoon competitions, Jackson turned it up another notch and hit several balls 55+ yards with 4.9+ hang time. He hit back to back 55 yard 4.6s hang time punts to win the final camp champion competition!

Jackson Foster & Aaron Perez

Field Goal ChampionMicah Hertz (2019, CA)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student was once again extremely consistent and accurate. Micah won the charting competition and showed the most consistency on field goals throughout the day. He hit many kicks of 50+ yards. He was also very strong on punts throughout the day and competed very well there. Look for Micah to make his college decision soon and to be playing on Saturdays in the fall.

Field Goal Champion – Hunter Ridley (2021, CA)
Hunter won the last man standing field goal competition. He was very smooth and consistent all day. Hunter gets great height on his ball and hit several kicks of 50+ yards. Hunter also showed very strong potential on kickoffs and with improvement there can become a top kicker in his class.

Kickoff Champion – Dante Jackson (2020, CA)
Dante came out of nowhere at the Vegas prep camp earlier this year and immediately established himself as a strong, athletic and potentially dominant 2020 kicker. During kickoff, Dante absolutely smashed the ball and his best ball was 70 yards with 4.1 hang time which won him the competition. He also showed well on field goal and hit several kicks over 55 yards. With continued development Dante is going to be special at the next level.

Competition Champions: Hunter Ridley, Micah Hertz, Dante Jackson & Jackson Foster

Class of 2019 / JC Standouts: Jackson Foster, Micah Hertz, Conor Calvert

Class of 2020 Standouts: Benjamin Banks-Altekruse, Brendan Moore, Ari Libenson, Cameron Simons, Damon Lewis, Dante Jackson, Lucas Ramirez, Nate Miskella, Nick Hill, Otis Cain, Santiago Garcia-Mendez, Conor Wallace, Dylan Talkington

Class of 2021 Standouts: Ben Marshburn, Hunter Ridley, Justin Sampson, Landon Scarpa, Tyler Edmonds, Brett Hom, Ryan Smith

Class of 2022 Standouts: Rocco Schramm, Sean Yoshida, Zane Hall, Shane Nelson

Future Stars: Matthew Verdiell

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour will continue in 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 to register and for more information. To be the best, train and compete with the best! #TeamSailer

Do you have what it takes to make TOP 12?