So You Didn’t Make TOP 12, Now What?

For the past few weeks, you have been waiting anxiously to see if you were going to be selected to the TOP 12 Camp. When the first 20 selections were announced, 20 Kickers / Punters were ecstatic. Hundreds of others were upset, frustrated, angry, etc…. rightfully so. As athletes and competitors the desire to succeed should run deep.

2021 TOP 12 (1st 20) *in alphabetical order
Bert Auburn (TX)
Cole Becker (CA)
Daniel Bethel (TN)
Josh Bryan (CA)
Caden Costa (LA)
Matthew Dennis (NC)
Tommy Doman (MI)
Kade Hensley (TN)
Michael Hughes (WV)
David Kemp (FL)
Cameron Little (OK)
Jake Marion (NC)
John McConnell (WV)
Joseph McFadden (TX)
Marshall Nichols (GA)
Graham Nicholson (OH)
Brenden Segovia (CA)
Zane Smith (SC)
Logan Ward (OK)
Jeff Yurk (NC)

Couple ways to look at it….

You can be upset with me for not selecting you. You can be upset with yourself for not performing when it counted. You can even find a way to blame others, but, it is ultimately on you. The only thing you can control is how hard and smart you work moving forward. Everyone in Vegas is competing for the same spots. Don’t let anybody outwork you and you will see different results.

You need to use this as motivation to make sure you perform better. This is all up to you. The choice is yours.

If you are a Kicker / Punter that strives to be the best, you want to be at that TOP 12 camp this summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship Kickers / Punters, All-Americans, NFL players) will tell you that it is, by far, the best camp they have ever been to in their life. What you need to do is get back on the horse. Work smarter and harder. Your opportunity is waiting for you in the form of VEGAS XXXVI.

At Vegas XXXVI, I will choose 20 additional TOP 12 Camp Invitees.  They will join the first 20 selected at the Invite Only TOP 12 Camp this summer.   This is a true invite only camp. I do NOT just hand out invites to get people to come to it. That would give me no credibility. I select the best because they are the best. They will represent the TOP 12 fraternity and Chris Sailer Kicking for life.

Are you one of them? Time to decide. Prove to me, and the rest of the world, that you belong.

Or don’t. THE CHOICE IS YOURS…..

TOP 12 Camp Alumni…
Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (Houston Texans)
Bryan Anger (Houston Texans)
Kai Forbath (Dallas Cowboys)
Dan Bailey (Minnesota Vikings)
Tress Way (Washington Redskins)
Dustin Hopkins (Redskins)
Nick Folk (New England Patriots)
JK Scott (Green Bay Packers)
Logan Cooke (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Randy Bullock (Cincinnati Bengals)
Ty Long (San Diego Chargers)
Cody Parkey (Tennessee Titans)
Ryan Succop (Tennessee Titans)
Bradley Pinion (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
To name a few….

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Vegas XXXV (January 18-19, 2020) Competition Champions & Finalists

Camp Champions / Finals Round Results / All-American Bowl on NBC

Vegas XXXV Kicking & Punting Participants

National Champions

KICKING
Class of 2023 – Colin Fratus (KY)
Class of 2022 – Aidan Petruescu (CA)
Class of 2021 – Jay Kartub (OR)
Class of 2020/JC/TR – Andrew Brown (NC)

Kicking Champions: Colin Fratus, Aidan Petruescu, Jay Kartub & Andrew Brown

PUNTING
Class of 2023 – Cooper Kirda (OH)
Class of 2022 – Tate Zimmerman (CA)
Class of 2021 – Tommy Doman (MI)
Class of 2020/JC/TR – Taylor Goettie (GA)

Taylor Goettie, Tate Zimmerman, Cooper Kirda, Tommy Doman

ALL AMERICAN BOWL ON NBC SELECTIONS

KICKERS – Cameron Little (OK), Joseph McFadden (TX)
PUNTERS – Tommy Doman (MI), Brenden Segovia (CA)

Chris Sailer, Erik Richards (FBU), Joseph McFadden, Cameron Little, Tommy Doman, Brenden Segovia, Steve Quinn (FBU)

Saturday Competition Champions

Field Goal Last Man Standing Champions:
Group 1 (Classes of 2023, 2022) – Joey Villa (WA)
Group 2 (Class of 2020/JC/TR) – Andrew Brown (NC)

All-American Bowl on NBC Finalists, Saturday (Class of 2021)

Kickers: Michael Hughes (WV), David Kemp (FL), Cameron Little (OK), Josh Bryan (CA), Joseph McFadden (TX), Bert Auburn (TX), Kade Hensley (TN), Caden Costa (LA), Logan Ward (OK)

Punters: Tommy Doman (MI), Brenden Segovia (CA), Marshall Nichols (GA), John McConnell (WV)

All-American Bowl on NBC Finalists!

Punt Champions (Punters Only):
Last Man Standing – Dylan Talkington (2020, CA)

Sunday Charting Results

Field Goal Champions:
Class of 2023: Grant Meadors (CA)
Class of 2022: Scott Swalley III (MS)
Class of 2021: Cameron Little (OK)
Class of 2020/JC/TR: Andrew Brown (NC)

Kickoff Champions:
Class of 2023: AJ Young (OH) & Caleb Thomas (WA)
Class of 2022: Ethan Moczulski (WA)
Class of 2021: David Kemp (FL)
Class of 2020/JC/TR: Chase Allen (TX)

Punt Champions:
Class of 2023: Cooper Kirda (OH)
Class of 2022: Tate Zimmerman (CA)
Class of 2021: John McConnell (WV)
Class of 2020/JC/TR: Taylor Goettie (GA)

Sunday Finals Round Results

Punting Playoff Qualifiers: (selected by Chris Sailer Kicking Staff based on the results of the entire weekend)

Class of 2023: Grant Meadors, Cooper Kirda

Class of 2022: Kylan Dupre, Upton Bellenfant, Bryce McFerson, Tate Zimmerman, Brooke Honore Jr.

Class of 2021: John McConnell, Tommy Doman, Marshall Nichols, Brenden Segovia, Zane Smith, Daniel Bethel, Josh Bryan, Garrett Junk, Cameron Little, Ashton Logan, Jeff Yurk, Graham Nicholson, Trey Turk, Matthew Dennis, Jay Kartub, Teagan Lenderink

Class of 2020/JC/TR: Taylor Goettie, Dante Jackson, Kevin Nguyen, Damian Garcia, Chase Allen, Travis Benham, Fabien Guillen, Adrian Guzman, Parker Hannon, Ezra King, Cavan Leonardo, Tanner Nicklas, Dylan Talkington, John Hoyland, Michael Williams

Kicking Playoff Qualifiers:
Class of 2023: Grant Meadors, Caleb Thomas, Colin Fratus, Jackson Garrett, Palmer Williams, Cooper Kirda

Class of 2022: Scott Swalley III, Grady Gross, Ian Hershey, Riley Sullivan, Joey Vila, Zachary Yoakam, Bryce McFerson, Aidan Petruescu

Class of 2021: Cameron Little, Caleb Bonesteel, Trey Turk, Jack McCallister, Joseph McFadden, Tommy Doman, Caden Costa, Jay Kartub, Bryan Ryks, Bert Auburn, Josh Bryan, Cole Becker, Bryan Ryks, Matthew Eich, Gavin Dalziel, Jack Tannehill, Ian Hawkins, Kyler Halvorsen

Class of 2020/JC/TR: Andrew Brown, Brett Money, Gabriel Gomez, Cavan Leonardo, Brandon Petruescu, Anthony Raya, Axel Perez, Andy Prazak

All-American Bowl on NBC Finalists, Sunday (Class of 2021)

Kickers: Michael Hughes (WV), David Kemp (FL), Josh Bryan (CA), Joseph McFadden (TX), Bert Auburn (TX), Kade Hensley (TN), Caden Costa (LA), Logan Ward (OK), Cole Becker

Punters: John McConnell, Marshall Nichols, Brenden Segovia, Zane Smith, Daniel Bethel, Josh Bryan, Garrett Junk, Cameron Little, Ashton Logan, Jeff Yurk, Graham Nicholson, Trey Turk, Matthew Dennis, Jay Kartub, Teagan Lenderink

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Introducing the First 20 2019 TOP 12 Camp Invitees!

Well over 500 specialists attended Vegas XXXIII January 19-20, 2019. Talent from over 40 states and 3 countries attended the most popular camp in the world for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers. The 33rd 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 1st 20 TOP 12 Camp Invitees that will attend the TOP 12 Camp (July 15-17, 2019). *in alphabetical order

Tabor Allen (2020, TX)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, hit a 75 yard 4.04 kickoff Saturday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 TX Summer Camp Kickoff Champion, 2018 TX Summer Camp Overall Champion.

Triston Brown (JC, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Last Man Standing Punting Champion, Junior College/Transfer Punting Champion, Punt Competition Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: Hit multiple 5.0+ hang time punts at the 2018 CA Fall Camp.

Josh Bryan (2021, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Finished 3rd in the Kickoff Competition. Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday. Hits one of the cleanest balls off the ground on field goal and gets more height on his ball than anyone in the country.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Camp Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2021 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2021 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2021 Punt Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Overall Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee.

Tommy Christakos (2020, AZ)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday, Nailed a 53 yard pressure field goal to earn TOP 12 Spot, Finished 7th Kickoff Competition, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Was a star at youth camps. Currently holds scholarship offers from: Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, CAL, Iowa State, Utah, Memphis, San Diego State, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Air Force, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah.

Holt Cloninger (2020, NC)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 2 (Class of 2020) Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, Finished 10th Kickoff Competition.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2017 NC Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Day 1 Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Day 1 Field Goal Champion.

Clay D’amico (JC, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Hits one of the cleanest field goals in the nation.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Vegas XXXI Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Day 1 Field Goal Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Selection.

Ronan Donnelly (2020, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ kickoffs Saturday, Hit a 66, 3.89 Kickoff Sunday, Hits one of the cleanest field goals off the ground in America.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 CA Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Field Goal Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion.

Kade Hensley (2021, TN)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: National Kicking Champion, Class of 2021 Field Goal Champion, Field Goal Finalist, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 GA Fall Camp.

Jude Kelley (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Finished 13th Kickoff Competition, Finished 16th Punt Competition, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXII Field Goal Finalist, 2018 GA Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 GA Fall Camp Overall Champion.

Race Mahlum (2020, CA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Finished 5th Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Vegas XXXII Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXII Punt Finalist, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion.

John McConnell (2021, WV)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 1 (Class of 2021) Field Goal Last Man Standing Competition Champion, Finished 4th Kickoff Competition, Class of 2021 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist (Final 4).

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 NC Summer Camp earning him the #1 Punting Ranking in the nation.

Jack Olsen (2020, IL)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, 2nd Place Kickoff Competition, 9th Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 IL Summer Camp Kickoff Champion, 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking 3rd Team All-American, Holds scholarship offers from: Miami (OH), Illinois State.

Sam Rayborn (2020, AL)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit Multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, 4th Place Kickoff Competition, Class of 2020 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at GA Fall Camp earning him top 10 national ranking as a Kicker & Punter.

Jake Seibert (2020, OH)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Scored a 10 on Field Goal, Hits the biggest ball on Field Goal off the ground in the Class of 2020.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: #1 Kicker in the nation. 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 TOP 12 Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 2018 TOP 12 Selection.

Matthew Shipley (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: 5th Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist, Hit a 4.9 Punt Saturday, Hit the biggest kickoff (Class of 2020) of the day Saturday 70+ 4.26, Hits one of the best D1 balls off the ground on Field Goal in America.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Tremendous performance at the 2018 TX Fall Camp earning him top national Kicking & Punting rankings.

Cameron Shirkey (2020, OH)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Hit several 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Hit a 68 yard 3.84 Kickoff Sunday, Hits one of the cleanest ball off the ground on Field Goal in the nation.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 NC Spring Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 IL Fall Camp Kickoff Champion, 2018 IL Fall Camp Overall Champion.Brock Travelstead (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Saturday Group 4 (Class of 2020) Field Goal Last Man Standing Champion, 8th Place Kickoff Competition, 7th Place Punting Competition, 5th Place Field Goal Competition, Field Goal Finalist, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: Selected by Chris Sailer Kicking for the 2016 Class of 2020 FBU All-American Game, 2015 FBU Atlanta Youth MVP, 2016 Chris Sailer Kicking Most Improved Award (Class of 2020), 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Kickoff Champion, 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking 1st Team All-American, Hold Scholarship offers from: South Alabama, Tennessee Chattanooga.

Reis Vernon (2020, OK)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: National Punting Champion, 3rd Place Punting Competition, Punt Finalist.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Day 1 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Day 1 Punt Champion, 2018 Underclassmen Invitational Overall Punt Champion.

JJ Wadas (2020, IN)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Nailed a 53 yard pressure field goal to earn TOP 12 Spot, Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday, Finished 16th Kickoff Competition, Hit 67 Yard 4.03 Kickoff Sunday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 Vegas XXIX Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 IL Fall Camp Field Goal Champion.

James Williams (2020, GA)

Vegas XXXIII Accomplishments: Class of 2020 Punt Champion, Punt Finalist (Final 4), Hit multiple 70+ 4.0+ Kickoffs Saturday.

Past Chris Sailer Kicking Accomplishments: 2017 GA Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2017 GA Summer Camp Overall Champion, 2017 Underclassmen Invitational Punt Finalist, 2017 GA Fall Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Field Goal Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Field Goal Finalist, 2018 Vegas XXXI Class of 2020 Punt Champion, 2018 Vegas XXXI Punt Finalist, 2018 TOP 12 Camp Invitee, 2018 GA Summer Camp Field Goal Champion, 2018 GA Summer Camp Overall Champion.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, as always explained, these choices were made based on several factors and ultimately the decision of Chris Sailer.

Are you disappointed that you weren’t selected? There are two ways to go about it. You can either 1). Complain, quit and blame others for the decision, or 2). Continue to work harder than ever getting ready for Vegas XXXIV (May 11-12, 2019) and prove that you belong among the elite. Chris Sailer Kicking will select 20 more Kickers / Punters to attend the TOP 12 Camp at Vegas XXXIII. See you soon at the greatest camp on earth…. Vegas.

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