2018 Chris Sailer Kicking HI Summer Camp Recap… Conor Hunt Wins It!

Chris Sailer Kicking made its final stop on the 2018 Summer Camp Tour in Oahu, HI on Sunday August 5th. All in all Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping ran 10 camps this summer and worked with over 1,000 specialists. The 5th Annual Chris Sailer Kicking Hawaii Summer Camp was once again a tremendous success. This camp has now featured talented Hawaiian Kickers and Punters such as Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA, Texans), Jet Toner (Stanford), Adam Stack (Oregon), Alex Trifonivitch (Hawaii), Jeffrey Chan (Syracuse), Kekoa Sasoaka (Hawaii), Tim Horn (Washington commit) & more. This year’s group of specialists is just as special. Take a look at the results.

Overall ChampionConor Hunt (2020)
Conor has had a tremendous year with Chris Sailer Kicking. He jumped onto the national scene at Vegas XXXII in May. He then had a big time showing at the Underclassmen Invitational in Los Angeles, CA last month. And followed that up by winning the overall championship in Hawaii. On this day he won the Punt Competition by averaging 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time. He was also impressive on both field goal and kickoff. Conor stepped in most in the end by defeating Tim Horn in a head to head battle. Conor is now considered a top 5 national combo prospect in the nation.

Field Goal Champion / Kickoff ChampionTim Horn (2019)
Tim has been a mainstay at the top of the Chris Sailer Kicking rankings since his freshman season. He is a special talent that doesn’t come along often. He is currently the #2 ranked kicker in America and has already committed to the University of Washington on full scholarship. He won the Vegas XXXI Overall Kicking Championship (300+ Kickers) in January and was also selected by Chris Sailer Kicking to participate in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl All-American Game. Tim hits a major D1 ball on both field goal and kickoff. On this day he won the field goal competition by going 8-8 with a long of 55 yards. He also easily won the kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with 4.1+ hang time.

Conor Hunt & Tim Horn

Class of 2019 Standouts:

Tim Horn: (See Above)

Anthony Tom-Makue: Anthony is an excellent kicker. He is smooth and accurate with 50+ yard range off the ground. He is also solid on kickoff and shows punting potential. College football is in his future.

Kekoa Kuloloia: Kekoa has shown great improvement from camp to camp. He has a college level leg and shows nice future potential. With continued hard work, he will challenge at the next level.

Tyler Udarbe: Tyler is a very good high school kicking prospect. He is smooth and accurate on field goal. He also solid on kickoff. He has the tools to play in college with continued hard work.

Class of 2020 Standouts

Conor Hunt: (See Above)

Quinn Maretzki: Quinn is becoming a top national prospect in the Class of 2020. He hits an excellent ball off the ground on field goal and easily has 50+ yard range. His kickoffs are also very strong.

Kaeo Rezentes: Kaeo had a breakout performance at this camp. He kicked with great confidence and really stepped his game up. He has a bright college future with continued hard work.

Keola Downing: Keola is as solid as they come. He kicks with excellent technique and hits a very consistent ball on both field goal and kickoff. College football is in his future.

Luke Hamocon: Luke is a talented kicking prospect. He has a big leg and shows flashes of what he is capable of. He has shown steady improvement from camp to camp. I expect him to stay on this path.

Cheyden Costa: Cheyden is an excellent kicker. He hits a pure ball on field goal and has 50+ yard range. His kickoffs have also improved tremendously. His game is coming along nicely.

Liam McGehee: Liam did a great job at his first Chris Sailer Kicking camp. He is a natural with nice future potential. His field goals and kickoffs are both solid.

Class of 2021 Standouts:

Kade Yasui: Kade is a great young athlete with an explosive leg. He is still a bit newer to kicking, but the talent is there to enjoy a successful high school career and possibly beyond.

Kaulanaikaleoaukahiokala Navares: Kaulanaikaleoaukahiokala is a natural young kicker. He shows he can hit a very nice ball on both field goal and kickoff. I look forward to helping him develop his game.

Class of 2022 Standout:

Winston Freitas: Winston does a great job for his age. He is an athlete with a strong leg and natural ability. He is showing steady improvement each time we see him.

That concludes the 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour. The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Schedule has been posted and is now open for registration. Visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information and to register. To be the best, train & compete with the best. #TeamSailer

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Why Vegas, Reason Number…..

Why Vegas, Reason Number…..

The Lou Groza Award was established in 1992 to recognize the top place kicker in college football each year.  In 1997, I was myself fortunate enough to be a part of the festivities.  As one of the three finalists I was invited to West Palm Beach, FL.  I witnessed first hand the professionalism surrounding the prestigious award.  I made it a goal, even then, to one day help other athletes experience what I was able to.  Fast forward six years and Vegas was created.

Vegas was created in 2003 to establish credible rating standards for high school kickers/punters. Vegas provided the ultimate exposure, which in turn created opportunity for thousands to follow.  Some of the goals/objectives that I had written down then were: exposure, national rankings, college opportunity, scholarships, Lou Groza Award winners, NFL Draftees, larger NFL contracts, etc.  Fast forward to 2016 and …… mission accomplished.  There is still a ways to go, but progress has been made each and every year thanks to Vegas.

Since 2003, six Vegas participants have gone on to win the Lou Groza Award.  Even more impressive, six of the past nine Lou Groza Award Winners were Vegas participants.  Take a look:

Dan Bailey

2007 – Thomas Weber (Arizona State)
2009 – Kai Forbath (UCLA)
2010 – Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State)
2011 – Randy Bullock (Texas A&M)
2014 – Brad Craddock (Maryland)
2015 – Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA)

Of course, the hard work doesn’t stop upon graduation from High School.  Chris Sailer Kicking continues to work with these and all athletes throughout college and on the NFL.  Just one more reason to attend Vegas XXIX January 14-15!  Register Here

 

 Ka'imi Fairbairn, 2015 Lou Groza Award Winner

Ka’imi Fairbairn, 2015 Lou Groza Award Winner

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2016 Chris Sailer Kicking NFL Season Is Here!

Tonight the 2016 NFL Football Season begins.  This is always a very exciting time of the year.  After 16 years of running Chris Sailer Kicking, I am honored to watch 19 Kickers/Punters start this weekend that have attended Chris Sailer Kicking training and/or camps.  Many are also current Chris Sailer Kicking staff members.  We wish the following players the best in their quest to reach the Super Bowl and earn All-Pro Honors.

Kickers (in alphabetical order):

Dan Bailey
(Dallas Cowboys) – The former “TOP 12” Member enters the season as the most accurate kicker in NFL history.  He has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

Randy Bullock (New York Giants) – The former “Event Elite” Member is entering his 5th year in the NFL. He was drafted by the Houston Texans and has also spent time with the New York Jets.  Randy is a former Lou Groza Award Winner.

Chandler Catanzaro (Arizona Cardinals) – He enters his 3rd season as one of the most consistent kickers in the NFL.  He tied the NFL record of connecting on his first 17 field goals attempts as a rookie in 2014 (tied fellow Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker Kai Forbath).

Ka’imi Fairbairn (Houston Texans) – The former “Event Elite” Member enters the season on Injured Reserve.  He is a former Lou Groza Award Winner.

Nick Folk (New York Jets) – Chris Sailer Kicking’s very first student enters his 10th season in the NFL.  He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboy in 2007 and has been selected to play in a Pro Bowl.

Andrew Franks – (Miami Dolphins) – Andrew was an underdog to make the Miami Dolphins roster last season.  He won the job and is now entering his second season in the NFL.

Dustin Hopkins (Washington Redskins) – The former #1 Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker and 2-Time “TOP 12” Member enters his second season as the starter for the Redskins.  The Buffalo Bills draft pick is primed for his best season yet.

Ryan Succop (Tennessee Titans) – The former “TOP 12” Member enters his 8th season in the NFL.  He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as “Mr. Irrelevant” in 2009.  He has been a steady performer and looks to have another dominating season.

Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens) – The former 2-Time “TOP 12” Member is one of the most entertaining kickers in the NFL.  The Ravens used the franchise tag on him this year and secured his services for a few more years.  The Super Bowl champion is one of the best in the league.

Blair Walsh (Minnesota Vikings) – The former 2-Time “TOP 12” Member enters his 5th season in the NFL, all with the Vikings.  The 6th round draft pick was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2013.  Blair is one of Chris Sailer Kicking’s most popular staff members.

Punters (in alphabetical order):

Ryan Allen (New England Patriots) – The former “TOP 12” Member enters his 4th season in the NFL.  He is a former Vegas champion and 2-Time Ray Guy Award Winner.  He has won a Super Bowl enjoyed great success in the NFL.

Bryan Anger (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – The former “TOP 12” Member and #1 ranked Chris Sailer Kicking Punter in the nation is one of the NFL’s best.  He was a 3rd Round Draft Pick in 2013 Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Bryan is a fan favorite at Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.

Matt Darr (Miami Dolphins) – The former “TOP 12” Member and #1 ranked Chris Sailer Kicking Punter enters his second season with the Dolphins.  He looks to build on last years success with an even stronger 2016.

Drew Kaser (San Diego Chargers) – The former “Event Elite” Member enters the 2016 season after being drafted in the 6th round.  He is ready to dominate in San Diego.

Jeff Locke (Minnesota Vikings) – The former 2-Time “TOP 12” Member enters his fourth year in the NFL, all with the Vikings.  The UCLA standout has been excellent for Minnesota.  Jeff is one of the most popular Chris Sailer Kicking staff members.

Brad Nortman (Jacksonville Jaguars) – The former “TOP 12” Member and #1 Chris Sailer Kicking Punter in the nation enters his first year with the Jaguars.  He has spent the past 4 season with the Carolina Panthers, including last year’s Super Bowl team. The 6th round draft pick is one of the league’s best.

Bradley Pinion (San Francisco 49ers) – The former 2-Time “TOP 12” Member enters his second season with the 49ers.  He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft after declaring for the draft as a junior.

Colton Schmidt (Buffalo Bills) – The former “TOP 12” Member enters his 3rd season with the Bills.  He spent time with the 49ers and Browns prior to landing with the Bills.  He is one of the very best in the league.

Tress Way (Washington Redskins) – The former 2-Time “TOP 12” Member enters his third season with the Redskins.  He was voted the team’s special team captain.  Tress is one of the best punters in the NFL.

Also look for NFL Veterans and current Free Agents Kai Forbath, Cody ParkeyTravis Coons to land with an NFL team this year sooner than later.  Drew Basil (Ohio State) is also a kicker to be considered.

Make sure to tune in and support Chris Sailer Kicking’s best starting tonight.  It is time!  Let’s get the 2016 season started.

Blair Walsh & Jeff Locke of the Vikings in a 2016 preseason game.

Blair Walsh & Jeff Locke of the Vikings in a 2016 preseason game.

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 11 College Players of the Week, Ka’imi Fairbairn and Joseph Davidson 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:
Weed 11: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 38) 1 for 1 Extra Points
Week 10: Adam Griffith (Alabama) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 9: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 60) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 7: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 39) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 40) 5 for 5 Extra Points
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 11: Joseph Davidson (Bowling Green) 47.0 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 65)
Week 10: Hayden Hunt (Colorado State) 49.2 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 67)
Week 9: Cason Beatty (Florida State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 8: Corey Fatony (Missouri) 47.7 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 61)
Week 7: JK Scott (Alabama) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 56)
Week 6: Alexander Kinal (Wake Forest) 49.3 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 62)
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 11: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 52, Ross Martin (Duke) 51, Lumi Kaba (Texas State) 50
Week 10: Blake Brewer (Charlotte) 56, Adam Griffith (Alabama) 55, Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 50
Week 9: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 51
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 60
Week 7: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 54, Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 50
Week 6: None
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 11: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA)
Week 10: None
Week 9: N/A
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA), Brent Zuzo (Nevada)
Week 7: Elliott Fry (South Carolina)
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

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 – Week 8 College Players of the Week, Ka’imi Fairbairn & Corey Fatony 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 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 60) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 7: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 39) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 40) 5 for 5 Extra Points
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 8: Corey Fatony (Missouri) 47.7 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 61)
Week 7: JK Scott (Alabama) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 56)
Week 6: Alexander Kinal (Wake Forest) 49.3 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 62)
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 60
Week 7: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 54, Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 50
Week 6: None
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA), Brent Zuzo (Nevada)
Week 7: Elliott Fry (South Carolina)
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

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 – Week 5 College Players of the Week, Taylor Bertolet & Drew Galitz 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 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

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

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