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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2018 CA Summer Camp Recap – Petruescu Dominates!

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour got off to a fantastic start in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday June 28th. As always, the west region of the country provided no shortage of talent. On a near perfect day in 80 degree temperature many of the nation’s best kickers and punters put on an impressive performance. Athletes from over 10 states were in attendance ranging from CA to AZ to UT to GA. Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp ChampionBrandon Petruescu (2019, CA)
The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker had a breakthrough performance. He was absolutely on fire from start to finish. He came in to with a distinct focus and it paid off. During the morning session, he won the last man standing field goal competition and also earned a 2018 TOP 12 Wild Card spot in doing so. He also won the Kickoff Competition with a winning kick of 74 yards with 3.90 hang time. In the finals, he nailed a 50 yard field goal with ease to win it all. Brandon has proven that he can compete at any college level. He has a bright future.

Field Goal Champion – Everett Hayes (2019, CA)
Everett had an impressive first camp with Chris Sailer Kicking. He kicks with excellent technique and consistency and proved very quickly that he can handle pressure. He won the field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 55 yards. Everett also did very well on kickoff averaging 65+ yards with 4.0+ hang time. He is a great kicker that is going to do an excellent job at the college level. Big things ahead for this talented specialist.

Punt ChampionWill Ferrin (2019, UT)
Will continues to prove that he is one of the best combo (K/P) players in America. This was now his third straight strong showing at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp. During the morning session, he earned a TOP 12 Wild Card spot by defeating a few of the best specialists from CA head to head. He won the Punt Competition by averaging 45+ yards, with 4.4+ hang time. He is also impressive on kickoff. Will is an outstanding D1 kicking and punting prospect. I look forward to seeing what the future holds.

Take a look at the FINALS ROUND:

Junior College Standouts: Ricardo Quintero, Tanner Carcama, JP Rybus, Triston Brown, Daniel Garcia.

Class of 2019 Standouts: Brandon Petruescu, Will Ferrin, Everett Hayes, Charlie Mendes, Cameron Sharafatian, Bryce Peters, Brandon Talton, Chris Vartanian, Dean Janikowski, Dylan Orr, Ethan Schroeder, John Krill, Kevin Aranda, Nicholas Neate, Nico Villamizar, Cameron Walker, Brandon Gonzalez, Collin Tamas,

Class of 2020 Standouts: Ronan Donnelly, Sam Stephenson, RJ Lopez, Archie Green, Derek Roah, Nick Hill, Anthony Meader, AJ McCarroll, Cole Thompson, Ben Reade, Julien Ramos, Michael McCallister.

Class of 2021 Standouts: Brayden Blevins, Conor Cummins, Seth Ponce, Christopher Salerno, Max Gordon, Michael DeMirjyn, Richie Brutto, Spencer Wilson.

Future Stars: Jaiden Espadas, Alexander Colon, Joshua Leff, Lucas Clanton

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Charlotte, NC (June 30), Atlanta, GA (July 1), Chicago, IL (July 9), 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

CA Champions: Everett Hayes, Will Ferrin & Brandon Petruescu

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2018 CA Spring Camp Recap – Seth Vernon Wins It!

The road to Vegas XXXII has officially begun. The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour started in Los Angeles, CA on March 4. Well over 100 specialists representing over 10 states were in attendance at Notre Dame High School. The talent was off the charts. This camp was a great indication of how fierce the competition to make TOP 12 in Las Vegas is going to be in May. Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Seth Vernon (JC, CA) – Seth is an incredibly talented athlete. The 6’5”, 215 pound punter showed incredible potential from start to finish. He shows the ability to hit a big time D1 punt and became more and more consistent as the day went along. He won the camp by nailing 9 of out of 10 punts 40+ yards with 4.4 plus hang time in the finals round. He hit several balls 50+ yards with 5.0 plus hang time. Seth should be the #1 junior college punting prospect in the nation in the Class of 2019.

Field Goal Champions
Ronan Donnelly (2020, CA) – Ronan had an outstanding all around day. He was smooth and accurate on field goals and got great height on his ball off the ground. He also showed that he can hit a D1 level kickoff. His best ball measured 68 yards with 4.08 hang time. Ronan has proven that he is a top national kicking prospect in the Class of 2020. Big things are ahead for this young athlete.

Harry Hill (2019, HI) – Harry was one of the very best kickers in attendance once again. He recently won a major field goal competition in Las Vegas and followed that up with another one in CA. He hits a pure ball and is one of the most consistent performers in the nation. Harry is also strong on kickoffs. Look for Harry to dominate Vegas XXXII in May and should challenge for a TOP 12 spot.

Kickoff Champion
Andrew Rodriguez (JC, CA) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker/Punter was solid as usual. He won the kickoff competition by hitting 4 kickoffs 65+ yards with 3.8 – 4.1 hang time. He was also one of the best field goal kickers and did a nice job punting the ball. He is a top junior college prospect that is eligible to transfer now and still has 4 years to play 3. He is going to make a fine addition to any college football program.

Class of 2018/JC Top Prospects
Seth Vernon, Andrew Rodriguez, Clay D’Amico, Carson Olivas, Jared Porter, Con Brady, Andros Pedroza, Dominic Cea

Class of 2019 Top Prospects
Harry Hill, Brandon Petruescu, Cade Fuller, Carson Sten, Dean Janikowski, Dylan Orr, Jack Oswald, Charles Bein, Justin Huff, Nick Kokich, Nico Villamizar, Colton Theaker, Enrico Hernandez, Jack Bosman, Jacob Lang, Nicholas Neate, Ramiro Hernandez

Class of 2020 Top Prospects
Ronan Donnelly, Anthony Raya, Archie Green, Fabien Guillen, Nick Hill, Miles, Mena, Keola Downing, Luke Holland, Nate Miskella, Otis Cain, Rourke Rieman, Santiago Garcia-Mendez

Class of 2021 Future Stars
Adam Awaida, Alec Silver, Carson Irvin, Matthew Sailer, Ian Sepko, Jarrett North, Julius Juang, Michael Pernisco, Nick Tawney, Sebastian Conway-Burt, Seth Ponce

Youth Standouts: Jaden Espadas, Ryan Sailer

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues with camps in Charlotte, NC (March 11), Seattle, WA (March 18), New Jersey (March 25), Phoenix, AZ (March 25), Chicago, IL (April 7), Atlanta, GA (April 22), 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

Take a look at the incredible Finals Round Footage:

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