10th Annual National Kicking Event

A look at the top performers at the 10th Annual National Kicking Event in Las Vegas...

Chris Sailer Kicking recently hosted the 10th Annual National Kicking Event, sponsored by Nike in Las Vegas, NV January 14-15, 2012.  The best of the best from the US and other countries attended in hopes of gaining national exposure and an opportunity to earn a college scholarship.  Over 400 specialists attended from nearly every state in the US and other countries such as Mexico, Canada, and Australia.  The talent was tremendous and the competition was of the best quality.  Take a look at which kickers and punters stepped up when it counted the most. 

Competition Winners

Finals Round Champions

Field Goal: Michael Geiger, Ottawa HS, OH (2013)

Punt: Jed Barnett, CAL Bears, CA (2012)


Field Goal Champions:
Saturday:  Troy Waites, Presbyterian HS, MS (2014), Jake Lanski, Ventura HS, CA (2013), Matt Wogan, Porter Ridge HS, NC (2013), and Josh Lambert, Garland HS (2012)
Sunday: Quinton Conaway, Edmond North HS, OK (2015), Troy Waites (2014), Nico Francino, Midland HS, TX (2013), and Michael Costello, Northwest Christian HS, AZ (2012)

Kickoff Champions:
Quinton Conaway (2015), Matthew Bonadies, Buford HS, GA (2015), Dallas Kepler, Mt. Pirian HS, GA (2014), Freeman Jones, Bunn HS, NC (2014), Ty Cummings, Southlake Carroll HS, TX (2013), and Zach Ramirez-Brown, Portland State (2012)


Punt Champions:
Saturday: Tyler Hull, Surry JC, NC (2012) and Julio Segura, East Los Angeles JC, CA (2012)

Sunday: Ben Kreitenberg, Chaminade HS, CA (2015), Blake Ruiz, Williams Field HS, AZ (2015), Carson Wise, Blacksburg HS, VA (2014), Jonathan King, Farragut HS, TN (2013), and Joey Cejudo, Chaffey JC, CA (2013)


Chris Sailer Kicking selected the best of the best to be part of the "TOP 12", the premier specialist exposure list in the world.  The "TOP 12" will compete at the exclusive, invite only, camp this summer.  Here are your 2012 "TOP 12" Members.


"TOP 12" Underclassmen Kicker/Punter

Alex Biby (FL) - Kicker, Class of 2013

Chris Callahan (TX) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2013

Ty Cummings (TX) - Kicker, Class of 2013

Jordan Dascalo (CA) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2013

Michael Geiger (OH) - Kicker, Class of 2013

Jimmy Hutchinson (GA) - Punter, Class of 2013

Jonathan King (TN) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2013

Jay Mattox (NV) - Kicker, Class of 2013

Bret Miller (CA) - Kicker, Class of 2013

David Petroni (GA) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2013

Connor Shennan (MI) - Kicker, Class of 2013

Matt Wogan (NC) - Kicker, Class of 2013

*Players selected are listed in alphabetical order


"TOP 12" Senior / Junior College / Transfer Kicker/Punter

Isaac Arellano (TX) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Dylan Ausherman (CA) - Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Jed Barnett (CA) - Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Joey Cejudo (CA) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2013 (JC)

Ron Coluzzi (IL) - Kicker, Class of 2012

Travis Coons (CA) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Connor Derby (CA) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Jack Fleck (IN) - Punter/Kicker, Class of 2012

Tyler Hull (NC) - Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Ken Kester (CA) - Punter, Class of 2012 (JC)

Josh Lambert (TX) - Kicker/Punter, Class of 2012

David Reisner (IL) - Kicker, Class of 2012

*Players selected are listed in alphabetical order


Other top players in attendance were: Landon Foster (2012, TN) – committed to Kentucky, Cole Leininger (2012, FL) – committed to CAL, Ron Coluzzi (2012, IL) – committed to Central Michigan, and Travis Coons (JC, CA) – committed to San Diego State to name a few….


To see the full results and player rankings visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com.  Chris Sailer Kicking will now begin the Nike Spring Tour visiting CA, IL, NC, GA, and TX and culminating with the 10th Annual National Kicking & Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas May 12-13, 2012.


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