Fall 2016 Kicking & Snapping Challenge
Fall 2016 Kicking & Snapping Challenge
December 31, 2016
Cardinal Gibbons H.S. | Ft Lauderdale, FL
CLICK HERE to view the link to the Scout.com summary
COLLEGE/JUCO Kicking Champion – Trey Tuttle (JUCO-TX)
COLLEGE/JUCO Kicking 2nd Place – Carson Wise (JUCO-VA)
COLLEGE/JUCO Punting Champion – Ryan Anderson (JUCO-MI)
COLLEGE/JUCO Long Snapping Champion – Jon Sullivan (JUCO-FL)
2017 Kicking Champion – Devyn McCormick (Port Charlotte HS-FL)
2017 Kicking 2nd Place – Jose Perez (Golden Gate HS-FL)
2017 Kicking 3rd Place – Josias Jean (Fort Myers HS-FL)
2017 Punting Champion – Bradley Robbins (Westerville South HS-OH)
2017 Punting 2nd Place – Devyn McCormick (Port Charlotte High-FL)
2017 Punting 3rd Place – Bryce Baringer (Notre Dame Prep-MI)
2017 Long Snapping Champion – David Demeter (Cocoa Beach-FL)
2017 Long Snapping 2nd Place – Jake Goldberg (Calvary Christian-FL)
2017 Long Snapping 3rd Place – Matthew Newsome (South Lake-FL)
2018 Kicking Champion (tie) – Rafael Checa (St John’s HS-DC)
2018 Kicking Champion (tie) – Cameron Shook (Grosse Pointe South-MI)
2018 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Ben VonGunten (Leo HS-IN)
2018 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Jake Moody (Northville HS-MI)
2018 Punting Champion – Cameron Shook (Grosse Pointe South-MI)
2018 Punting 2nd Place – Donny Dinerman (Gulliver Prep-FL)
2018 Punting 3rd Place – William Pryzystup (Oviedo-FL)
2018 Long Snapping Champion – Oscar Shadley (Golden Gate HS-FL)
2018 Long Snapping 2nd Place – Braxton Baker (SFCA-FL)
2018 Long Snapping 3rd Place – Zac Castano (Christopher Columbus High-FL)
2019 Kicking Champion (tie) – Jimmy Lowery (American Heritage-FL)
2019 Kicking Champion (tie) – Aidan Swanson (Tampa Jesuit-FL)
2019 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Andres Montero (Spanish River HS-FL)
2019 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Zack Sessa (Venice HS-FL)
2019 Punting Champion – Aidan Swanson (Tampa Jesuit-FL)
2019 Punting 2nd Place – Zack Sessa (Venice HS-FL)
2019 Punting 2nd Place – Kenny Scribner (Charlotte HS-FL)
2019 Long Snapping Champion – Frank Melgarejo (Mater Academy-FL)
2019 Long Snapping 2nd Place – Mark Fuchs (Evangelical Christian-FL)
2019 Long Snapping 3rd Place – Connor Beekem (Poinciana HS-FL)
2020 Kicking Champion – Mason Campbell (Barren Collier HS-FL)
2020 Kicking 2nd Place – Luke McDaniel (Evangelical Christian-FL)
2020 Long Snapping Champion – Richard Landes (Atlantic HS-FL)
Youth Kicking Champion – Joshua Lopes (Doral Academy-FL)
Youth Kicking 2nd Place – Carson Wilt (Somerset Academy Canyon-FL)
Youth Kicking 3rd Place – Christian Silverstein (FL)
Youth Punting Champion – Joshua Lopes (Doral Academy-FL)
Youth Punting 2nd Place – Carson Wilt (Somerset Academy Canyon-FL)
Youth Punting 3rd Place – Christian Silverstein (FL)
Dozens of Scholarships Signed Each Year!
(by athletes who attend Kornblue Kicking events)
Q. Which event put Eddy Pineiro on the map?
A. The Kicking Challenge. Before Eddy received scholarship offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, & Miami, he needed a stage to showcase his talent. He had never kicked a FG in a game. At the Spring 2015 Kicking Challenge, Eddy blasted an 86 yard kickoff and hit a 71 yard FG off the crossbar. Because we capture HD video of every kick, punt, and snap at the event, coaches were able to SEE what Eddy was capable of.
Q. Andrew Lunsford never played HS football. How did he receive full scholarship offers from several FCS & D2 schools?
A. The Kicking Challenge. A longtime soccer player & track star, Andrew started his football kicking career after his senior season of high school. Despite never playing a down of high school football, Andrew performed well enough at a Kicking Challenge event to impress several coaches with the video from the event.
Q. Kyle Brindza was offered scholarships from several D1 schools. Notre Dame & Michigan offered him the opportunity to leave high school after his junior year to play for them. How did that happen?
A. The Kicking Challenge. Despite the fact that Kyle attended nearly every Fab 50 Camp we offered in his area, Kyle demonstrated his best numbers at our Kicking Challenge event. The numbers and video from the event are what convinced coaches that he was as good as advertised.
Q. Justin DuVernois was offered multiple scholarships before he ever started a high school game. Which camp earned him national recognition?
A. The Kicking Challenge. Justin played for one of the nation’s top high school programs at St. Thomas Aquinas in South Florida. He had Division 1 talent but was playing behind one of the nation’s top prospects (Michael Palardy – Univ. of Tennessee). Justin performed well enough at the Spring 2010 Kicking Challenge to earn a spot in our Fab 50 as the #2 ranked punter in the nation. Within months, he received scholarship offers from Illinois and Kansas before he had ever started a high school game.
Q. Jack Griffin didn’t kick during his senior season because of a fractured back. Which event helped him earn a full scholarship to FIU?
A. The Kicking Challenge. In our inaugural event in Fall 2007, Jack made a 60 yard FG in competition to showcase his ability as a high school junior. Jack performed well at several other national kicking combines but wasn’t fairly ranked or promoted. Despite his injury, we kept him ranked in our top 5. Jack went on to become a Sports Illustrated All American and the all-time leading scorer at FIU.
If you can only attend one of our exposure events this year, this is the one!
Those who perform the best at our Kicking Challenge and Fab 50 camps are recognized in the Fab 50 National Rankings. The Fab 50 is actively promoted to college coaches and annually helps dozens of kickers, punters, and snappers receive college scholarships.
The training and exposure we provide produces many of the nation’s top recruits every year. Kornblue Kicking-trained athletes have received scholarships to every major Division 1 conference in the country. The athletes we’ve trained have been selected to the nation’s top all star games, including the Under Armour All-American Game, the U.S. Army All-American Game, & several others. Additionally, analysts with the recruiting industry’s most prominent sites regularly use our recommendations to identify the top kicking, punting, and snapping prospects.
Results from this event are posted on Scout.com’s national recruiting page. CLICK HERE to view the link to the Scout.com summary.
Maximize your opportunity for college scholarships by competing in this recruiting/exposure event! This is a competition-only event. Competing in this event is the single best way to showcase your ability for the chance to be ranked for the first time or improve your spot in the Fab 50 National Rankings. Kick, punt, or snap in ideal conditions…warm weather on a turf field.
College coaches rely heavily on video footage to evaluate scholarship potential. At every Kicking Challenge event, PSI Videos will professionally film every FG, punt, kickoff, & long snap. If you perform well, you will have high-definition YouTube footage to present to colleges and universities. CLICK HERE to view sample Kicking Challenge YouTube video
Pre-purchase an individual video of your performance which will be uploaded to YouTube for $100. (YouTube video must be purchased prior to event)
LOCATION OF EVENT:
Cardinal Gibbons H.S.
2900 NE 47th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308
WHAT TO BRING:
If you have already registered or plan on registering for this event, here is what you need to bring with you:
1) Holder & Tees
2) Footballs to use for warming up (during competition, all athletes will use Wilson 1001 footballs provided by Kornblue Kicking)
3) Water, Gatorade, snacks, etc. but there will be some food/drinks for sale at the event
COLLEGE COACHES: Send us an email or call to receive more detailed info about any specific athlete (typical response time: within 24 hours)
(561) 702-0203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarities between the Kicking Challenge & the NFL Combine? Read here what an NFL coach had to say.
Regrettably, refunds are not available under any circumstances. You may, however, transfer your camp fee to another event within one year.
One KICKING CHAMPION, one PUNTING CHAMPION, & one SNAPPING CHAMPION will be named for each grade level (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors).
The KICKING CHAMPION will be crowned based on the combination of FG and Kickoff points. Punting and kickoffs will be charted first. Field goals will be the last event.
First, all kickers will be charted on five kickoffs. The best four will be scored. Hangtime will not be factored into the scoring, but will be charted for recruiting purposes.
A kick between 50-59 yards = 1 point
A kick between 60-69 yards = 2 points
A kick between 70-79 yards = 3 points
A kick of 80+ yards = 4 points
The field goal competition will be double elimination. Every kicker will start with a PAT with a snap and hold. Thereafter, kicks will be attempted alternating left and right hash. The order is 30 – LH, 30 – RH, 40 – LH, 40 – RH, etc. Kickers move on to the next attempt until they have missed twice. Each made kick = 1 point.
The kickoff and field goal points will be added. The kicker with the highest point total in each grade level will be named “kicking champion.”
The PUNTING CHAMPION is determined by the combination of distance and hangtime. Distance is measured from the line of scrimmage, NOT where the punter kicks the ball. Punters are lined up 14 yards behind the line of scrimmage. 8 punts will be recorded. The hangtime is multiplied by 10 and added to the distance for each kick. The points for each kick are added for the total score. (i.e. A punt has a hangtime of 3.9 seconds with a distance of 60 yards. The points for that kick would be (10 x 3.9) + 60 = 99. Punters with the top 10 point totals will advance to a final round and punt 5 more each. The punter with the highest overall point total in each grade level will be named the “Punting Champion.”
The LONG SNAPPING CHAMPIONS are determined by a point system which combines accuracy and velocity. Snappers will be timed in the 40 yard dash but the times will not factor into scores to determine the event champions.
7:30 – 7:45 am | Registration for 2020 punters/kickers
7:45 – 8:00 am | Registration for 2019 punters/kickers
8:00 – 8:15 am | Registration for 2018 punters/kickers
8:15 – 8:30 am | Registration for 2017 & COLLEGE punters/kickers
8:30 – 8:45 am | Registration for ALL long snappers
9:15 – 9:30 am | Registration for any kickers who are NOT punting
Line #1 / Line #2
8:40 Scribner / Iqab
8:45 Sessa / Dinerman
8:50 Swanson / Stranz
8:55 Jynella / Borgeat
9:00 Williams / Cerra
9:05 Webster / Dolinger
9:10 Moulton / Han
9:15 Moody / Dalton
9:20 Przystup / Thomson
9:25 Shook / Rockwood
9:30 Wise / Perez
9:35 Webb / Kuschnitzky
9:40 Usry / D. Hohenthaner
9:45 Robbins / Galbraith
9:50 Baringer / Contreras
9:55 Anderson / Rose
10:10 pm – Fab 50 Profile Photos/Group Photo (EVERYONE)
10:45 pm – PUNT FINALS w/ snappers (10 finalists)
Line #1 (video) /Line #2 (video) /Line #3 (NO video)
11:20 am – Wilt / Lopes / OPEN
11:30 am – McDaniel / Campbell / OPEN
11:40 am – Scribner / Swanson / Beeken
11:50 pm – Derek McCormick / Bennett / Williams
12:00 pm – J. Hohenthaner / Kervin / Webster
12:20 pm – Bloch / Waxman / Iqab
12:30 pm – VonGunten / Camden Wise / Sanders
12:40 pm – Shook / Moulton / McBride
12:50 pm – Przystup / Jynella / Lowery
1:00 pm – Ham / MacLeod / Stranz
1:10 pm – Groen / Dolinger / Cerra
1:20 pm – Checa / Moody / Borgeat
1:30 pm – Usry / Dalton / Hollander
1:40 pm – Robbins / Rockwood / Rose
1:50 pm – Mitchell / Perez / DeBlasi
1:55 pm – D. Hohenthaner / McCauley / Contreras
2:00 pm – Baldwin / Galbraith / Kuschnitzky
2:05 pm – Tuttle / Baringer / Rivas
2:10 pm – Devyn McCormick / Carson Wise / Thomson
2:15 pm – Montero / Sessa
2:20 pm – Warmup kicks (10 minutes)
2:30 pm – FG Competition begins
FG LONG BALL COMPETITION
4:45 pm – Long Ball Competition begins