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 IL Summer Camp Recap – JT Turner Wins It!

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Camp Tour is now in full swing.  The most recent stop was in Chicago, IL on July 9th in the Dome at Rosemont.  There was a terrific balance of talent across the classes of 2021, 202o, 2019 & 2018.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp ChampionJT Turner (2019, MI)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicking put on by far his best performance ever.  He was absolutely dominant on both field goal and kickoff all day.  He won the field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 56 yards.  He hit a pure ball off the ground all day going over 90%. JT was also Co-Kickoff champion.  He averaged 65+ yards with 4.0+ yards.  His impressive all around camp earned him a TOP 12 Camp invitation that he will attend July 16-18.  JT is 100% ready for the next level.

Kickoff ChampionJack Olsen (2020, IL)
The TOP 12 Camp Invitee is a special talent.  He has a big time leg and shows excellent D1 all around talent. He won the kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with excellent hang time.  He was also strong on both field goal and punt.  Jack continues to prove that he is one of the very best in the Class of 2020.  He is now the newest 5-Star Rated Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker.  Big things ahead.  OFFER NOW!!!

Punt ChampionMason Lowell (2019, MN)
Mason came through when it counted the most.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter and Aaron Perez trainee did a nice job punting from start to finish.  His consistency helped him capture the punt championship.  He punts for a nice combination of distance and hang time. College football is in his future with continued hard work.  He is one of the hardest workers out there.  Mason should have a great upcoming 2018 football season.

Take a look at the FINALS ROUND!

Class of 2018 Standout: Justin Smith

Class of 2019 Standouts: JT Turner, Mason Lowell, Chris Van Eekeran, Ben Freehill, Braydon Johnson, Sam Hogan, Tyler Bachara, Kasey Schmidt, Andre Mazur, Andrew Boren, Andrew Pollina, Colin Scherry, Garrett Young, Gavin Mottl, Jack Ierulli, John Copeland, Jonathan Rukujzo, Lucas Amaya, Matthew Hoffman, Nick Harmon, Thomas Mitchell, Connor Seely, Brady Henry

Class of 2020 Standouts: Jack Olsen, Sam Massick, JJ Wadas, Cameron Shirkey, Christian Fetters, Austin Floria, Eli Sewell, Gavin Myers, Jack Sauder, Land Gebhart, Peyton Benes, Robert Linderman

Class of 2021 Standouts: Tanner Pope, Joseph Pollina

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Rock Hill, SC (July 11-12, FBU Top Gun) – Chris Sailer Kicking will select specialists at this camp for the Adidas Freshman All-American Game, the U.S. Army All-America Bowl & the Polynesian All-America Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (July 14-15, College Camp), Los Angeles, CA (July 16-18, TOP 12 Camp), Los Angeles, CA (July 19-20, Underclassmen Invitational), & Dallas, TX (July 22). For more information and to register, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

IL Camp Champions: Mason Lowell, Jack Olsen & JT Turner

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2018 IL Spring Camp Recap, Massick Impresses!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2018 IL Spring Camp Tour continued with a stop in Chicago, IL on Saturday April 7th. Specialists from over 15 states were in attendance in one of the most competitive regional camps to date. Over a dozen specialists proved that they have a legitimate shot at making TOP 12 next month at Vegas XXXII (May 12-13, 2018). Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp ChampionSam Massick (2020, OH)
Sam had of the most impressive camp performances at a 2018 Spring Camp to date. He won both of the major field goal competitions against 60+ competitors. Sam went a perfect 12-12 with a long of 55 yards. He also nailed a 50 yard field goal under intense pressure in the finals. Sam continues to prove that he is a top national prospect in the Class of 2020. Look for Sam to dominate Vegas XXXII and challenge for a TOP 12 spot.

Kickoff ChampionChris Van Eekeran (2019, IN)
The Chris Sailer Kicking 2-Time TOP 12 Camp Invitee had another strong day in Chicago. He won the kickoff competition by averaging over 70 yards a kick with 3.7+ hang time. He was also excellent on both field goal and punt. Chris is one of the top 2019 prospects in the nation without a doubt. Look for him to have a huge off season impressing college coaches around the nation. He is a big time D1 prospect.

Punt ChampionHunter Renner (2020, IN)
The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking combo specialist (K/P) had his best camp performance by far. He won the punt competition by averaging 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time. He also hit multiple balls 50+ yards with 4.6+ hang time. Hunter was also strong on both field goal and kickoff. This camp should prove to be a game changer for Hunter. He is now a top combo prospect in the nation for the Class of 2020.

Hunter Renner, Chris Van Eekeran & Sam Massick

Top 2018 ProspectBrandon Eickert (IL)
Brandon proved once again that he is ready for the collegiate level. He has a strong leg and kicks with excellent technique and consistency. Brandon has 50+ yard range off the ground on field goal. His kickoffs measure 60 yards with 3.5+ hang time. He is also strong mentally and does well under pressure. He is a fine young man that is going to make a nice addition to any college football program.

2019 Prospects: Chris Van Eekeran, Asa Kempton, Ben Freehill, Ben Packer, Michael O’Shaughnessy, Mason Lowell, Dylan Hillger, Carter LaCoursiere, Dmitri Shpak, Garrett Childers, Graham Dable, Tom Foley, Jack Ierulli, Griffin Cummins, Jared Wheatley, Joey Mitchell, Joseph Stoll, Kyle Farfsing, Luke Barresi, Mason Molique, Jack Takerian, Patrick Ayala, Tony Benish, Tyler Bachara, Logan Schmidt, Brendan Latham, Colin Scherry, Connor Seely, Jackson Welsch, Jax Egan, John Copeland, Zaden Webber, Zachary DeRoeck

2020 Prospects: Sam Massick, Hunter Renner, Cameron Shirkey, JJ Wadas, Jack Olsen, Jacob Moraschinelli, Marshall Meeder, Alex Brots, Ben Reppenhagen, Gabe Sirek, Cade Backe, Daniel Cristiani

2021 Prospects: Ivan Shuran, Tyler Rosselli, Derek Bass, Joseph Polina, Jack Dummer

Future Stars: Colby Bullock, Mason Gessert, Ryan O’Grady

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues with camps in Atlanta, GA (April 22), Dallas, TX (April 29), New Jersey (April 29), Los Angeles, CA (May 6) and concludes with the big finale in Las Vegas on May 12-13, 2018. To more information and to register for future camps, visit ChrisSailerKicking.com

Then get ready for a tremendous 2018 Summer Schedule!

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Lucas White is the Champion of the IL Summer Camp!

The 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Camp Tour made a stop in Chicago, IL on July 13th.  The camp took place at Rosemont Dome setting up ideal conditions to learn and compete.  There was a great mixture of veterans and newcomers in attendance eager to get after it.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Champion
Lucas White (2018, IN) – Lucas put on a great performance from start to finish.  The combo player showed excellent ability in all areas of his game.  On this day he was the kickoff champion.  His best ball measured 73 yards, with 4.03 hang time.  He then dominated the finals round head to head match-ups with his punting.  Lucas has all the tools to challenge at the D1 level.

Field Goal Champion
Milan Dezelich (2018, IN) – Milan had his best day yet at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp.  He has a great leg and shows excellent college potential.  He won a major field goal competition by connecting on 6 straight field goals from 35 to 53 yards out.  He also did a nice job kicking off and showed some punting potential.  With continued hard work, Milan will do very well at the next level.

Devin Parker (2018, IL) – Devin has now won a major competition at back to back Chris Sailer Kicking camps.  He is a great kicker that competes very well under pressure.  He won the field goal competition with 7 straight field goals with a long of 54 yards.  He also does a great job on kickoffs.  Devin is going to make a fine addition to a college football program.

Punt Champion
William Powers (2019, CA) – William traveled across the country to compete and it payed off.  He is a powerful rising junior that shows great potential as a punter.  He averaged 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time on the day.  His best hits traveled 45+ yards, with 4.6+ hang time.  He is also a developing kickoff man.  Look for William to compete with the top punters in his class over the next few years.

Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 dominated this camp.  Quentin Wallace was a finalist in every kicking competition.  He is 5-Star Kicking Prospect without a doubt and should pick up multiple D1 offers.  Michael Cooney put in another great day of work.  He is a smooth and consistent kicker.  Adam Krause was the most dominant punter at camp.  There is big time potential in him.  Grant Gonya was back in action and had a great camp.  he holds current offers from Youngstown State and Army.

Class of 2018 Standouts: Quentin Wallace, Michael Cooney, Adam Krause, Devin Parker, Lucas White, Milan Dezelich, Ryan Monkman, Brandon Eikert, Jared Harjehausen, Terryhn Jacoby, Drew Cassiday, Grant Gonya, Jacob Holous, Matt Burns, Andrew Vujnovich, Eduard Favella, Sam Strange, Victor Karam.

Class of 2019
Jackson Garcia traveled from Arizona to prove he is a 2019 prospect to be reckoned with.  He is a great athlete with elite leg strength.  Ben Freehill was the top combo player in this class at camp.  He did very well in all areas of the game.

Class of 2019 Standouts: William Powers, Jackson Garcia, Ben Freehill, Carter LaCoursiere, Patrick Ayala, Patrick Oliva, Andrew Pollina, Cade Henry, John Paul Filler, Ben Packer, Jonathan Rukujzo, Graham Dable.

Class of 2020
Jack Olsen was clear and away the top newcomer to a Chris Sailer Kicking Camp.  He has a big time leg and already shows D1 ability.  Look for Jack to dominate the Class of 2020 for years to come.

Class of 2020 Standouts: Jack Olsen, Daniel Cristiani

Youth Standout: Ryan O’Grady

The Chris Sailer Kicking Tour will now travel to Tampa, FL for one of the most important weeks of the entire year.  It kicks off with 4-year college specialists.  Then the most elite camp in America, TOP 12 camp and the TOP 12 Web Series.  And finally the prestigious Underclassmen Invitational.  Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information and details.

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