10th Annual National Snapping Event Recap

A look at the top snappers at the 10th Annual National Snapping Event in Las Vegas...

Rubio Long Snapping recently hosted the 10th Annual National Snapping 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 160 Long Snappers attended from nearly every state in the US and other countries.  The talent was tremendous and the competition was of the best quality.  Take a look at which Long Snappers stepped up when it counted the most.  

Long Snapping Champions:
Overall Champion: Nick Dooley, Scottsdale Christian Academy, AZ (2012)
Top Target Score: Jeff Overbaugh, Service HS, AK (2012)
Fastest Average Snap Speed from 15 Yards: Cole Mazza, (.62) Liberty HS, CA (2013)


Rubio Long Snapping 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 Long Snapper
Cole Mazza (CA) – Class of 2013

Tucker Etheridge (GA) Class of 2013

Scott Sypniewski (IL) Class of 2013

Brendan Turelli (AZ) Class of 2013

Gabriel Miller (IN) Class of 2013

Reed Buce (AZ) Class of 2013
Austin Orr (IN) Class of 2013

Mike Lizanich (AZ) Class of 2013

Chase Dominguez (CA) Class of 2013

Graydon Peterson (WI) Class of 2013

Matt Boggs (LA) Class of 2013

Matthew Cota (ID) Class of 2013

Other top Underclassmen Long Snappers in attendance were: Dallas Noriega, Chris Burger, Trey Lamastus, Mike Perry, Keaston Sinicki, AJ Hantak, Brian Hittner, Cody Block, Erik Thompson, Alan Lucy, Ike Powell, Reid Buckingham, Casey Wilson, Davis Winkie and Zach Wade to name a few…. 

"TOP 12" Senior / Junior College / Transfer Long Snapper
Scott Daly (IL) – Class of 2012 – committed to Notre Dame
Jeff Overbaugh (AK) – Class of 2012 – committed to SDSU
Kameron Canaday (OR) – Class of 2012 – committed to Portland St
Chris Fitzpatrick (KY) – Class of 2012 – committed to Northwestern
John DePalma (GA) – Class of 2012
Taybor Pepper (MI) – Class of 2012
Conor Fry (NC) – Class of 2012 – committed to North Carolina
Cory Cheadle (SC) – Class of 2012
Daniel LaMontagne (GA) – Class of 2012 – committed to Furman
Josh Antol (CA) – Class of 2012 – committed to Navy
Nick Sharick (OH) – Class of 2012
Nick Dooley (AZ) – Class of 2012

Other top 2012 Long Snappers in attendance were: Nick Brown (GA – commited to Texas A&M), Greg Hohenstein (IL – committed to Bowling Green), Luke Burnham (MS – committed to Southern Miss), Nolan Dowling (IL – committed to Western Kentucky), Steven Romero (NM – committed to New Mexico), Sodie Orr (CA – committed to Cal Poly SLO), Brent Nicholson (TX), Duke Moran (CA), Ryan DiSalvo (CA), Tucker Smith (MS), Joseph Smith (SC), Anthony Roel (CA), William Oldach (MA), Matt Poulin (CA), Rey Higuera (AZ), Aaron Held (CA), Alec Hulmes (NC), Andrew Van Zandt (FL), Jake Abraham (GA), Ryan Eustace (GA),

To see the full results and player rankings visit www.RubioLongSnapping.  Rubio Long Snapping 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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