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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Announcing the 2014 Chris Sailer Award Finalists

Here are your finalists, in alphabetical order, for The Chris Sailer Award…
  • Joey Gogol – Marist HS, GA (16-20 FG’s, Long 53 / 40-41 Extra Points)
  • Mason Weissenhofer – Montini Catholic HS, IL (16-19 FG’s, Long 44 / 56-56 Extra Points)
  • Tyler Bass – Dutch Fork HS, SC (18-20 FG’s, Long 47 / 74-76 Extra Points)
Now, is it when it will really get intense. Each finalist has the option of doing the following….
  • Sending in a two minute highlight video explaining why they should be the next recipient of The Chris Sailer Award. Video can include Kicking highlights, personal interviews and even a first hand interview of the finalists. This will need to be uploaded to YouTube with the title = NAME, Chris Sailer Award Finalists, 2014.
  • Getting recommendation letters from coaches, sports writers, etc.
All information must be sent to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com  by December 19th.
The winner will be presented with the trophy on Friday, January 16th at 7:00 pm at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, NV.
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The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school placekicker for that given season. Past winners include Alex Ball (2011), Wyatt Schmidt (2012) and Cole Hedlund (2013).
Chris Sailer played for Notre Dame High School (1993-1995).  He was an All-American PK and Punter. In 1994 he set the national record for most field goals in a season with 22.  Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including success 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 (still stands).  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

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 private 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 website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young kickers and punter, almost 100 high school and junior college kicking & punting specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

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Tyler Bass

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Mason Weissenhofer

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Joey Gogol

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