11th Annual National Kicking Event Recap

Recapping the Chris Sailer Kicking Texas 11th Annual National Kicking Event...

Chris Sailer Kicking
11th Annual National Kicking Event
Kicker / Punter Recap
The 11th Annual National Kicking Event - Sponsored by Nike in Las Vegas, NV took pace January 19-20, 2013.  Nearly 500 specialists from across the nation and other countries participated in what is regarded by college coaches as the biggest exposure event in the world.  The best of the best from every state and other countries work year round for the opportunity to compete at the highest level in Las Vegas.  There was top notch instruction and competition.  Staff members such as current NFL kickers Nick Folk (Jets) and Kai Forbath (Redskins) along with the very best kickers/punters in college football are on hand to give the participants the best experience possible.  Take a look at the highly anticipated results.

Camp National Champions:
Field Goal: Rafael Gaglianone (2014 TN)
Punt: Manuel Meza (JC CA)

Class Champions:
Kickoff: 2016 - Jimmy Dorn (CA), 2015 - Jackson VanSickle (NC), 2014 - Gary Wunderlich (TN), 2013 / JC / TR - Nick Marsh (UT)

Punt: 2016 - Kekoa Sasaoka (HI), 2015 - Ethan Erickson (CA), 2014 - Matt Stewart (CA), 2013 / JC / TR - Osborn Umeh (CA)

Field Goal: 2016 - Butch Hampton (OK), 2015 - Quinton Conaway (OK) & Jackson VanSickle (NC), 2014 - Gary Wunderlich (TN), 2013 / JC / TR - Reece Everett (MS)

Competition Champions:
Field Goal: Matt Bonadies (2015 OK), Kenny Smart (2014 CA), Mick Ellis (2014 TX), Rigo Luna (2013 CA), Kris Gudmundsson (JC CA), Nick Marsh (TR UT)

Punting: Corbin Daly (2014 NC), David Petroni (2013 GA), Osborn Umeh (JC CA), Ruben Guzman (JC CA)

Before we announce this year's "TOP 12", take a look at the history of the "TOP 12" and one standout from each year since the Vegas camp was born in 2003 as the very first national exposure camp of its type.

2003 - Taylor Mehlhaff - Drafted in the 6th Round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints

2004 - Ryan Succop - Current Kansas City Chiefs Kicker (4 Year Starter)

2005 - Dan Bailey - Current Dallas Cowboys Kicker (2 Year Starter)

2006 - Kai Forbath - Current Washington Redskins Kicker
2007 - Bryan Anger - Current Jacksonville Jaguars Punter (Drafted into the 3rd Round)

2008 - Blair Walsh - Current Minnesota Vikings Kicker (NFL All-Pro as a Rookie)
2009 - Cody Parkey - Current Auburn Kicker.  Regarded as the #1 NFL Prospect coming into 2013 season

2010 - Andre Heidari - Current Kicker at USC.  Freshman All-American

2011 - Ross Martin - Current Duke Kicker.  Freshman All-American

2012 - Michael Geiger - Committed to Michigan State.  #1 Kicker in the Nation

2013 - ?

2013 "TOP 12" Underclassmen (In Alphabetical Order)

Logan Cooke (2014 MS)

Corbin Daly (2014 NC)

Mick Ellis (2014 TX)

Rafael Gaglianone (2014 TN)

Cameron Gamble (2014 TX)

Freeman Jones (2014 NC)

Michael Knoll (2014 OH)

Hayden Lekacz (2014 IL)

Aaron Medley (2014 TN)

JK Scott (2014 CO)

Matt Stewart (2014 CA)
Gary Wunderlich (2014 TN)

2013 "TOP 12" Senior / Junior College / Transfer (In Alphabetical Order)
Joey Cejudo (JC CA)

Elliott Fry (2013 TX)

Andrew Gantz (2013 OH)

Diego Gonzales (2013 Mexico)

Ruben Guzman (JC CA)

Adrian Lamothe (2013 Mexico)
Nick Marsh (TR UT)

Manuel Meza (JC CA)
Nicholas O'Toole (JC CA)
Osborn Umeh (JC CA)

Cody Wicker (2013 TX)
Brent Zuzo (2013 MI)

What does the future hold for these talented athletes.  Where will they play in college?  Will they play in the NFL?  Time will tell.
For more information including complete stats and player rankings, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com. Chris Sailer Kicking will kick off its Nike Spring Camp Tour in Los Angeles, CA on February 24th. 

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