Recap of the TOP 12 Camp

The Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 Camp was on July 17-19, 2017 and featured, quite possibly, the most talented group of Long Snappers to ever come through the system. There was Long Snappers committed to school such as Virginia Tech, Colorado State, Air Force along with offers from Oregon, Marshall, you know what, it might be easier just to show you….

This TOP 12 camp was different from years past as 20 Long Snappers were chosen from the January Vegas Event, 20 were chosen from the May Vegas Event along with five wild cards. All of these terrific Long Snappers competed against one another to see who the actual TOP 12 would be on Wednesday. As if that wasn’t enough pressure, the whole thing was going to be filmed for a new web series called the TOP 12 Series!

So, we still had the annual belly flop contest with the kickers (I am choosing not to think about the outcome so we will move past it) and the night out on the town with the kids to see how they handle themselves socially. That was the same, but the exit interviews were different where we actually met with each Long Snapper and let them know right then and there if they had earned the TOP 12 gold shirt! You want to talk about stressful for them and myself.

If you are looking to see all of the photos put up by Nick Monaghan, I highly recommend checking out his website. He is the best in the business and took thousands of photos over the three day span to provide the most exposure for the Long Snappers.

Great shot by Nick Monaghan in the War Room during one of the exit interviews.

After all of the snapping, dinner, socializing, and interviews, the TOP 12 Long Snappers in the country were (in alphabetical order)…

Karsten Battles
Cade Long
Antonio Ortiz
Marco Ortiz
Roen McCullough
Kyle Petrucci
Gabriel Pugh
John Raines
Ross Reiter
Simon Samarzich
Oscar Shadley
Quentin Skinner

The overall camp champion was Oscar Shadley. The Virginia Tech commit left no doubt he was the top overall Long Snapper of the group with incredible athleticism. His ball seemed to get quicker and more powerful as the days progressed. No matter what was thrown at him, Shadley dominated.

Here is a detailed recap of each TOP 12 Long Snapper followed by a quick write up on all that attended as they are all deserving of recognition.

Karsten Battles – Thick, strong and powerful Long Snapper that locks in and rarely misses. Very detail oriented Long Snapper that is like a machine out on the field. He already holds several offers and will make any college coach happy over the next couple years.

Cade Long is one of the most efficient Long Snappers in the country. Rarely, and I mean very rarely, has a bad ball. Accuracy and consistency are his strengths. Body is getting bigger and stronger. Overall, a tremendous Long Snapper.

Antonio Ortiz – might have the most potential of any Long Snapper that has ever gone through Rubio Long Snapping. Antonio has an absolute tremendous frame and runs like wind. Type of Long Snapper that could play for the next twenty years. If he puts his mind to it, he could be the best to come out of Rubio Long Snapping.

Marco Ortiz – simply duplicate what I said for Antonio. Marco is a little less polished that Antonio at this point but still has just as much upside. Both are full easy scholarship picks and any coach would be lucky to have them.

Roen McCullough – Strong and powerful Long Snapper that can snap a ball right through the punter. Kid is a machine on the field and works like a horse to be the best. Handing pressure really well and love is attitude.

Kyle Petrucci – He continues to improve athletically and with his snapping. Still has some slight issues with getting his upper body all the way through but his overall size is so dominant, that it can be overlooked. When he really drives his upper body through, he can put the ball in the low .7s and right in The Rubio Zone. Smart Long Snapper with tons of upside.

Gabriel Pugh – a 2019 Long Snapper that has one of the most powerful snaps I have ever witnessed. His ball almost feels like a wet, heavy ball about to break your hands. Built like a college tight end and he still has two years left of high school. Upside for him is off the charts and I love his attitude.

John Raines – Quick hands and a very crisp ball that really flies out of his hands. Recent Ole Miss commit never stops improving and is always right in the finals but no one really ever notices. Excellent Long Snapper that is truly dedicated to his craft.

Ross Reiter – Great personality along with being a tremendous Long Snapper makes Reiter one of the best recruits of his class. Ball is beyond tight and always right on target. Body is improving by the second and he has one of the most crisp and precise balls you will ever encounter.

Simon Samarzich – extremely athletic 2019 Long Snapper that snaps a smooth and consistent ball. The more he works on his craft, the better he will be. Coming out of his shell with his snapping and his personality is making Simon a major recruit over the next couple of years.

Oscar Shadley – He left literally no doubt he is the top Long Snapper in the country. Incredibly impressed with how well he handles adversity and just gets better with more pressure. Ball is beyond fast with snap speeds under .65 and he just gets more accurate with the more snaps he takes.

Quentin Skinner – 2019 Long Snapper that could end up being the best to roll through Rubio Long Snapping. Extremely strong athlete that looks like a college linebacker and is as strong as one (already can bench 400 lbs!). I have watched Mad Dog snap in tons of camps and he was the best I have seen him this good. Just flat out awesome!

Rest of the best in alphabetical order…..

Ryan Aguilar – Athletic with tons of potential. Smoothing out the consistency will make him a sure fire recruit.

Matt Aloni – Thick bodied and smooth Long Snapper that can be the best in the upper east coast….easily.

Brock Assel – Air Force commit with tons of power and a solid attitude. Locking down his accuracy puts him at the top.

Brenden Bentley – Snapped a powerful ball with good consistency. Locking down his spiral and quickness will push him up the ladder.

Jac Casasante – One of the fastest Long Snappers with his ball and feet in the country.

Gabriel Cervantes – Long, pure athlete with tons of upside. Smoothing it all out will get him to the top.

AJ Covan – He might be the most accurate Long Snapper to ever go through Rubio Long Snapping. Made it to the finals and literally just doesn’t miss The Rubio Zone. If you are looking for pure accuracy, there is literally no one better.

Zach Drevno – Thick and strong Long Snapper that has improved a ton over the past year. Continuing to lead with his elbows with create more overall speed on the ball. Tremendous attitude.

Payton Dunagan – Incredibly flexible Long Snapper that hands the ball to the punter. Locking down his spiral will be huge for Payton.

Evan Dvorchik – Great competitor with a solid snap. The tighter his body gets and more athletic he becomes, the more of a full fledged recruit he becomes.

Zach Edwards – One of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class. Smooth and consistent. The more confidence he gets, the more dominant he becomes.

Ron Gaines – Massive Long Snapper with a smooth ball that has solid accuracy and consistency . Snapping with full power and increasing his athleticism makes him top dog.

Evan Gibson – He is improving drastically and is already one of the top Long Snappers in his class. More overall speed pushes him to the top.

Maddie Golden – incredible Long Snapper that can rip the ball back to the punter. Also overflowing with an amazing personality. Easily the top of Long Snapper that could dominate on and off the field.

Kameron Hawkins – Late invite to the TOP 12 Camp and it was well deserved. Only a 2020 Long Snapper but already is snapping at D1 speeds and accuracy. Athleticism and strength will be huge. No one works harder and smarter.

Dillon Hayes – Incredibly accurate and consistent Long Snapper. Locking down his spiral is the key to greatness.

Hayden Hood – Athletic Long Snapper with massive upside. Getting bigger and more powerful is going to be key for Hood.

Noah Howell – Might be the most improved Long Snapper in his class over the past year. Built thick and strong. Great upside.

Clay James – Recent University of Miami commit is beyond accurate and consistent with his snaps. Strength with his snaps and consistency of speed will be huge for Clay.

Jarrett Key – Looked solid and was impressive. Overall strength is going to be huge for Key advancing up the rankings.

Drew Little – Easily one of the top 2019 Long Snappers in his class. Strong with a very a efficient snap. If his spiral was completely locked down, he would have had a TOP 12 spot.

Chance Nelson – Massive upside on this Long Snapper that is a tremendous JC athlete. Kid flies down the field and is a massive factor on punt coverage. Making sure his ball is spiraling is the key.

Jude Pedrozo – Thick and strong Long Snapper that will be as good as he wants to be. Confidence with his snapping will be huge. Incredible personality that can dominate a team.

Randen Plattner – One of the most impressive Long Snappers at the camp and right on the cusp of making the TOP 12. Consistency of speed is the key for Randen.

Austin Riggs – Long Snapper that rises to the level of competition around him. Great personality that is going to be successful in whatever he chooses to do.

Luke Rizzo – Overall dedication is going to be key Rizzo.

Michael Vinson – Really impressed with Vinson’s attitude and snaps. Making sure his spiral is fully locked down and continuing to build on his strength will be key.

Nathan Weneta – athletic Long Snapper that was very close to making the TOP 12. Increasing his overall strength and confidence will be huge for him as we go through the next couple of years.

Jax Wilson – Incredible upside and he could easily end up being one of the top Long Snappers in his class. Smoothing out his snapping motion will be huge for Jax.

Jacob Zuhr – 2020 Long Snapper that left no doubt he is the best in his class with his powerful snaps that can easily hit sub .70 and he is only going to be a sophomore!!!

 

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BIG Changes to the TOP 12 Camp!

Rubio top 12 CampAs you all know, at every January Vegas Event, Chris Sailer and I choose the TOP 12 Long Snappers, Kickers and Punters. Then, at our May Vegas Event, Sailer and I choose the “Event Elite” which is made up of the top Long Snappers, Kickers and Punters over the weekend. Together, they combine and form the exclusive TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE camp during the summer. This is the cream of the crop talent wise and over 90% of these athletes end up in college with many headed off to the NFL.

This year, things will be different….MUCH different.

In order to create the maximum amount of targeted exposure for our athletes we have decided to make a few changes. These new changes will allow us to showcase which Long Snappers, kickers, and punters are truly ready to compete at the next level.

At each of our Vegas Events, Vegas XXIX and Vegas 30, Sailer and I will select 20 athletes that dominated each camp and we feel could potentially be ready for the next level.

We will also have a maximum of FIVE Wild Card invites each that we can give throughout the year. Our choice. Any camp. All on us and what we have seen and/or read about throughout the year.

Curious as to what I am looking for in a Long Snapper, click HERE

Now, here is where things REALLY get interesting. During the summer, at The TOP 12 camp  (the term “Event Elite” is officially retired), not only will the athletes have to perform on the field, they will have to perform off the field as well. Each athlete will undergo a full interview process along with several meetings so that we can really grasp who they are and how they will handle the life of a college and/or pro athlete.

As soon as each Long Snapper, kicker, or punter receives their respective invitation to this prestigious camp, they will be mailed a black shirt with yellow writing. At the end of the camp, when we unveil the TOP 12, each one of those campers will receive the elusive yellow shirt AND a full special outfit designed by Adidas specifically for those campers.

Stay with me here, The TOP 12 will be chosen at the end of the camp. They will be selected at individual meetings in a war room at the end of camp while the other Long Snappers will be waiting and feeling the pressure, wondering “How many spots are left?”

They will be selected by their mental and physical ability over the three days of the camp.

Now, we will REALLY get to see who are The TOP 12 of Rubio Long Snapping and The TOP 12 of Chris Sailer Kicking!

VEGAS XXIX

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In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp (July 18-20, 2016)

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On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the best high school Long Snappers in the country visited the IMG Academy to train with Rubio Long Snapping and compete at the prestigious TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE camp!

Thomas Fletcher

Thomas Fletcher

This camp is obviously filled with talent as all Long Snappers are great and could be written about in this blog, but I will only mention a few that really stood out to me.

The top overall Long Snapper and champion (second time in a row!) was Thomas Fletcher! The recent Alabama commit left absolutely no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in the country and it is not even close. He handles pressure (check out the domination in the finals HERE) as well as anyone I have ever had, has absolutely zero wasted movement and has tremendous hips. The bigger and stronger he gets, the more dominate he will become in college and beyond. Fletcher is easily one of the top Long Snappers to ever go through Rubio Long Snapping.

Notable 2017 Long Snappers

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs has been improving drastically as of late and is really coming along. He was very consistent throughout the camp and had good speed on all three days. Moves well on his feet and was impressive.

Mitch Hall

Mitch Hall

Mitch Hall showed excellent accuracy and consistency in FL. Body is built long and he has room to put on some good weight and size over the next couple of years. Smooth Long Snapper with great form. More explosion at the start of the snapping motion will help a bit with overall speed.

Jacob Potter

Jacob Potter

Jacob Potter was very impressive over the three day span at IMG. Body is beyond strong and he is doing much better moving his feet and being more agile on them. He is starting to snap with great power and confidence which is great for him but bad for the others in his class. Potter had a great three days under a lot of pressure.

IMG_1234 copyJoe Calcagno is a thick, strong and snaps with great power. Ball can be very tight and right on target when he follows through and snaps hard. Upside is tremendous on this recent Penn St. commit. Make sure you continue to watch him this year and beyond as he can be one of the best out there.

 

 

 

Ross Reiter

Ross Reiter

Notable 2018 Long Snappers

Ross Reiter was unshakeable all week in FL. He is a very thick, strong Long Snapper with a tight spiral and excellent accuracy. Ball really pops back to the punter and is catchable. One of the prettiest snaps you will see in the country. Excellent attitude.

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley is a very athletic Long Snapper with a D1 frame and he still has a year of high school left. Powerful Long Snapper that looks like he could play multiple positions in college. The sky is the limit for this Long Snapper.

Roen McCullough

Roen McCullough

Roen McCullough looks to have the most upside of the 2018 Long Snappers. When Roen is on, there is no one that is even close to him in his class. Body is large, he is strong and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Consistency of his greatness will be the key for Roen moving up the rankings and taking the top spot!

 

Belly Flop Champions!

Congratulation to Marshall Coluzzi as he took back the title for the Long Snappers in the annual belly flop contest! You can actually watch the whole contest HERE on Periscope.

Be sure to check out Rubio Long Snapping on Twitter and Facebook as many videos were created highlighting the weekend!

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In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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2016 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE!

After much deliberation, here is the final list of the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE for 2016!

Remember, the TOP 12 is chosen from the VEGAS EVENT in January and the EVENT ELITE is chosen from the VEGAS EVENT in May. Together, they will form the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE camp at the IMG ACADEMY in FL in July.

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  1. Thomas Fletcher
  2. Mitch Hall
  3. Kasey Kelleher
  4. Devin Noth
  5. Jake Pagel
  6. Austin Reeves
  7. Nate Durham
  8. Kyle Gibbs
  9. Ross Hinders
  10. Ross Reiter
  11. Koby Paez
  12. Quentin Skinner

EVENT ELITE

  1. Noah Rodriguez-Trammell
  2. Cade Long
  3. Joe Calcagno
  4. Oscar Shadley
  5. Marshall Coluzzi
  6. Billy Taylor
  7. Matt Hembrough
  8. Kyle O’Connor
  9. Noah Turner
  10. Trevor Dhabalt
  11. Drew Wise
  12. Matt Baldeck
  13. Alex Michaelson
  14. John Davis
  15. Kevin Crabtree
  16. Ryan Culbertson
  17. Jacob Potter
  18. Paul Lawless

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapper Carson Vey Commits to the University of Pennsylvania!

Carson VeyRubio Long Snapper & EVENT ELITE member Carson Vey (NJ, ’15) has committed to the University of Penn!

Vey is, easily, one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. To go along with his excellent athletic ability, Vey is also one heck of a student (hence, being admitted to an Ivy League school).

A true competitor, Vey has improved drastically over the past year and has a frame that can take him very far with his Long Snapping.

Congratulations to Vey and his family!

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Happy Ranksgiving to the 2015 Long Snappers from the GA Camp (11/23)

The rankings are completed for ALL  2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in GA.

Long Snappers came in from FL, MS, TN, AL, OH, SC, KY and, of course, GA to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snappers.

Next ranking opportunity will be in TX on December 7th and at VEGAS XXV.

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson

The best 2015 Long Snapper at the camp was Blake Ferguson. The accuracy and consistency Blake showed was uncanny. His misses were by inches and every snap is within milliseconds of each other.  The kid is a machine right now.

  • Liam McCullough left absolutely no doubt he is one of the most dominant Long Snappers in the country. I timed him a couple times in the .5s!
  • Drew McCracken was snapping with great confidence and poise. Definitely a top tier Long Snapper.
  • Hunter Womac showed great promise and improvement. Watch this TALL Long Snapper.
  • Kyle Varnell might have the most potential of any Long Snapper in the country.
  • Logan Hamilton looked very sharp and smooth. Tons of greatness from him throughout the day.
  • Ryan Parris is a very strong Long Snapper that has waves of brilliance.

Notables: Tyler Gilliam, Ben Warner, Braxton Hale and Ty Mimbs.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

Be sure to check out the highlight tape from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camps in NC and GA below…

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Rubio Long Snapper & TOP 12er John Sheperdson Chosen for All-Star Game

John Sheperdson, 2011 See his profile at www ChrisLong time Rubio Long Snapper John Sheperdson of Cal has been selected to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl!

John has been the starter for three years and has done extremely well throughout his high school and college career.

Congratulations to John and his family.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the 2016 Long Snappers from the NC Camp (11/22)

The rankings are completed for ALL  2016 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in NC.

Long Snappers came in from VA, GA, SC, OH, FL, MD, PA TN, NY and, of course, NC to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snappers.

Next ranking opportunity will be in TX on December 7th and at VEGAS XXV.

Ben Wyatt

Ben Wyatt

The best 2016 Long Snapper at the camp was Ben Wyatt. Ben has been improving drastically over the past year and he was absolutely dominant at the fall camp in NC. Snaps D1 speeds right now and rarely misses. One to watch for sure.

  • Harrison Freeman was smooth and accurate all day long. Just letting the ball go will be huge for him. Passes the eye ball test quickly.
  • Charles McDonough was exceptional all camp and started his push towards the TOP 12.
  • Jackson Quiggle got hot and was throwing immense heat at the end of the camp. Major improvement in the past couple of months.
  • Skyler Korinek is right on the cusp of greatness. Couple tweaks and he will crush other Long Snappers in his class.
  • Sion Harrington has all of the tools to be a great one. Watch him closely.

Notables: Kyad Agha, Jacob Keith, Hayden Moore, John Murphy, Ethan Ray, Javon McHenry, Mitchell Sepe, Gabe Skrobot , Troy Smith and Sean Somers.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

Be sure to check out the highlight tape from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camps in NC and GA below…

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Two Rubio Long Snappers to Senior Bowl!

Andrew East - Terrific athlete with a smooth snap

Andrew East

For the first time, but not the last I am sure, two Rubio Long Snappers have been chosen to the Senior Bowl!

Rubio Long Snapper Andrew East of Vanderbilt has been selected to the Senior Bowl.

Andrew is a very athletic Long Snapper that has been a four year starter for the Commodores. He is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country and has a very good shot at the next level.

Joining him will be Rubio Long Snapper and TOP 12er Joe Cardona of Navy!

Joe Cardona

Joe Cardona

Cardona has been a four year starter for Navy and also known for his incredible athleticism.

Congratulations to these two excellent Long Snappers.

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Rubio Long Snapper Drew McCracken Commits to UAB on Full Scholarship

drew-mccracken4079Long time Rubio Long Snapper Drew McCracken (GA, ’15) has committed to UAB on full scholarship! It was great receiving the text “I have just committed to UAB on full scholarship! Thank you for everything. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

McCracken, who is an EVENT ELITE member and has attended 10 Rubio Long Snapping camps over his high school career, will be taking over for Rubio Long Snapper Dallas Noriega!

McCracken is an extremely athletic Long Snapper that can snap in the .6s. He is quiet and has tremendous form. He will be a great fit for UAB.

Congratulations to him and his family (he has a little brother, Zane, class of 2020 who has been with Rubio Long Snapping for two years so watch out!).
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Rubio Long Snappers Fighting for Starting Job at Michigan

According to this article, it looks as though the Michigan Wolverines have a battle for the starting Long Snapper position between, yup, you guessed it, two Rubio Long Snappers.

The two Rubio Long Snappers: Scott Sypniewski and Andrew Robinson. Both are obviously great Long Snappers and the competition should be tight. I wish them both the best of luck and I know that the Wolverines will have a great one no matter who they go with.

One must wonder, is this simply the wave of the future? A college coach simply choosing which Rubio Long Snapper to go with as the starter….

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Meet The TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE members

Here are your TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE members! These are the Long Snappers (in alphabetical order) that were absolutely dominant throughout the year during the Vegas Events in January and May. Enjoy:

Aloma, JohnName: John Aloma

State: California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht 6’1″

Wt: 193

GPA: 4.0

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. USC
3. University of Utah
4. San Jose State University
5. San Diego State University 

Hobbies:
1.Throwing shot put and discus
2. Coaching youth track
3. Watching football

What is favorite movie? Anchorman

What is your favorite food? Chocolate and bacon

What is your favorite motivational quote? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and my attitude towards adversity.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin brother that looks nothing like me.

State: GA
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6″3
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.1
SAT/ACT: 1550/not taken yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. UGA
2. Clemson
3. South Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Florida
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Wakeboarding
3. Boating
What is favorite movie?
The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Steak
What is your favorite motivational quote? Dream big and dare to fail.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and drive.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin.

Block, CodyName: Cody Block

State:Arizona

Grad Year:2015
Ht:6
Wt:220
GPA:3.76
SAT/ACT:1450

Top 5 College Choices:
1.San Diego state
2.Colorado State
3.UCLA
4.ASU
5.Michigan State

Hobbies:
1.wake boarding
2.mountain biking
3.racquetball

What is favorite movie? End of watch

What is your favorite food? BBQ chicken pizza

What is your favorite motivational quote?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Athleticism on top of an excellent LongSnapper. Humble

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I like to mentor/help other kids who were in my shoes at their age. Anywhere from football to life

Carty, AJName: Aidan “AJ” Carty

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 30 (math – 33)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington
2. Penn State
3. UCLA
4. Texas A&M
5. Yale

Hobbies:
1. Snowboarding
2. Ultimate frisbee
3. Annoying my sisters

What is favorite movie?Miracle

What is your favorite food?Oreos

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Tough times never last but tough people do” Dr. Robert Shueller

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My speed and accuracy and now finally my consistency makes me the best long snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?My pediatrician diagnosed me with failure to thrive when I was 1 and 2 years old.

Den Bleyker, JohnnyName:  Johnny Den Bleyker

State:  California

Grad Year:  2016

Ht:  6′ 1″

Wt:195

GPA:  3.74

SAT/ACT: Hasn’t taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1.  Colorado
2.  Washington State
3.  San Diego State
4.  North Carolina
5.  Duke

Hobbies:
1.  Lifting with my friends & teammates
2.  Playing any sport (mostly basketball) with my friends
3.  Playing strategic board games

What is favorite movie?  Gladiator

What is your favorite food? Meat

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” — John Wooden

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  1) I’ve known Rubio since I was 12;  2) I have been an athlete my entire life and have excelled at several different sports. Through my many years of playing on all sides of the ball, especially on defense, I have developed not only a physical, but a mental toughness.  I snap fast, I can block, I like to hit & tackle and I’m fast enough to get down field and stop the returner;  3) I am seen as a leader by my teachers, coaches & peers and I do well academically.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?  I am going to be balder than Rubio.

Eatherly, GeronGeron Eatherly

Texas
Class of 2016
 
6 foot
200 lbs
3.5 GPA
SAT/ACT. I haunt taken them yet but will this summer
 
Top 5 colleges 
1.University of Houston 
2.UTSA
3.Florida
4.Alabama
5.Arizona 
 
Hobbies
1.Play the piano
2.Play football with my friends 
3.Work out
 
My favorite movie is Rocky 4 
 
My favorite food is Steak
 
My favorite motivation quote is “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” -Kevin Durant
 
I AM the best long snapper in the country because of how hard I work and how Aggressive i am
 
one quality that i have is that i am empathetic 

Farnsworth, WesleyName: Wes Farnsworth

Nevada

2015

6’2″

210

3.3

Colleges
University Washington
Oregon  State
Oregon
Washington State
San Jose state

Hobbies
Football
Baseball
Marshmallow golf

Movie: Grid Iron Gang

Favorite Food: Seafood 

Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes you the Best Long Snapper? I love my family and I know they are a crucial part of who I am and my success.   I drive myself hard on and off the field.  I have worked very hard to master my craft of long snapping and incorporating that into my athleticism.  I am very humble and appreciate those that have taken an interest in me and my future.

What is one Unique quality: Take pride in being a good role model for young kids

State: Nevada
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.24
SAT/ACT: 1580
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Florida
2. Oregon State
3. Cal
4. UCLA
5. TCU
Hobbies:
1. Lifting
2. Hiking
3. Hanging out with friends.
What is favorite movie? Tombstone
What is your favorite food? Gyros
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;E)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> do not be dismayed,F)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The will and determination to be the best I can be.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I learned to juggle in 2nd grade.

Ferguson, BlakeName: Blake Ferguson

 State: Georgia
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 1520, 25
Top 5 College Choices:
1. LSU
2. See #1
3. See #2
4. See #3
5. See #4
Hobbies:
1. Cooking
2. Soccer
3. Social Media
What is favorite movie? The Great Gatsby
What is your favorite food? Tied between Steak Burrito & Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
What is your favorite motivational quote? “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, that’s when you’ll be successful.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Because I believe I am.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am currently involved in a 5 year Medical Research Study finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Foley, MattName: Matt Foley

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 215
GPA: 3.2
SAT/ACT: 1640/22
Top 5 College Choices:
1. BYU
2. SDSU
3. New Mexico
4. Arizona
5. Washington
Hobbies:
1. Weight Lifting
2. Hanging out with teammates
3. Netflix
What is favorite movie? Friday Night Lights
What is your favorite food? California Burrito (no pico de gallo)
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination to be the best and willingness to work as hard as it takes to reach that. And my hair.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can eat more California burritos in one day than most people can in a week.

Freeman, HarrisonName: Harrison Freeman

State: NC

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 215

GPA: 4.25

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Duke
2. UNC
3. Yale
4. NCSU
5. South Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Longsnapping
2. Reading
3. Tutoring friends in Spanish

What is favorite movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

What is your favorite food? Chicken Parm

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Start strong, stay strong, finish strong”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? High level of confidence, ability to understand feedback for improvement and passion to excel; all to better my team as a whole.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a love for the Spanish language.

Goebel, HarrisonName: Harrison Goebel

State: UTAH

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’6”
Wt:242
GPA:3.98
SAT/ACT:21 (but just barely did a retake)

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Utah State
2.Colorado
3.Minnesota
4.CAL
5.NAU

Hobbies:
1.Baseball
2.Basketball
3.Madden (unbeatable)

What is favorite movie? Bo Knows (espn 30/30)

What is your favorite food? Whipped cream

What is your favorite motivational quote? “I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My size athleticism and my love and understanding of the game. Believing in myself so much that every time I step on the football field I believe I can make a game changing play.

What is one unique quality about you that  not everyone might know about? People have said that I am really humble. Almost too humble.

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT: Not yet given results from June 7th
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Cal Poly SLO
3. Cal Berkeley
4. USC
5. San Diego State
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Weight Lifting
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie?
21 Jump Street
What is your favorite food?
Sushi or Pizza
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It isn’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” -Rocky
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
What makes me the best Long Snapper in the country is my work ethic, focus, and desire to succeed. I work hard everyday to improve and accomplish my goals.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a radio commentator for high school baseball.

Griffiths, TylerName: Tyler Griffiths

State:North Carolina

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’3”

Wt:230

GPA: 3.9

SAT/ACT: 1640/25

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Clemson
2. NC State
3.Chapel Hill
4.Louisville
5.Virginia

Hobbies:
1.White Water Kayaking
2.Buffets
3.Long Snapping

What is favorite movie? Draft Day

What is your favorite food? Taco Bell

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
-Lou Holtz

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I Work smart and everyone knows I Spit Hot fire!

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I make good bird noises, and I am the FCA president at my school. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Ca
2016
Ht: 6’0
Weight: 195
Top 5 colleges
1) UCLA
2) Oregon
3) Alabama
4) USC
5) Washington
Hobbies:
1) ride my bike
2) watch tv
3) go to the beach
The blind side.
CheeseBurgers.
“When you feel like quitting remeber why you started”.
The Amount of heart I have for not only long snapping but the game of football.
I’m color blind.

Kirkegaard, ConnorName: Conner Kirkegaard

State:California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 195
GPA: 3.6
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. ASU
2. UCLA
3. SDSU
4. USC
5. Oregon

Hobbies:
1. Football
2. Lacrosse
3. Hunting

What is favorite movie? -The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food? -All.

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Get busy living, or get busy dying” -The Shawshank Redemption

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? What makes me the best long snapper in the country is that I am an analytical thinker which enables me to continually perfect my craft to perfection. Also I’m diligent in the pursuit of perfection and striving to be the best at what I do, in everything I do.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?m Not everyone knows I can do magic, like card/coin tricks haha

Knight, JakeName: Jake Knight

State: MI
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3
Wt: 230
GPA: 4.1
ACT: 27
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Boston College
2. Cornell
3. Princeton
4. Vanderbilt
5. Villanova
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Snowmobiling
3. Playing Basketball
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Food: Chicken queso burrito from Qdoba
Favorite Motivational Quote: “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” – Floyd Mayweather
I am the best long snapper in the country because I know how hard I’ve worked, and I have CONFIDENCE in myself that I am the greatest.
One unique quality everyone may not know about me is that I played Hockey for 12 years.

Lovingood, RileyRiley Lovingood

Tennessee

2015
6’1
230
3.75
23

1.Tennessee

Hobbies
1. Playing golf
2. Playing tennis
3. Playing Table tennis

Favorite movie is: Zoolander

Favorite food is: a Chickfala Sandwich

Quote: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strengthThey will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Im the best snapper because of my mental edge and the ability to do the same fast and accurate snap every time

a unique quality: I always have to be the one driving, I hate riding with other people

State: OK
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6′ 2″
Wt: 245
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Tulsa
4. Texas Tech
5. UCLA
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Wake boarding
3. Fishing
What is favorite movie? The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Pulled pork
What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”
– William A. Ward
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I bring the best combination of snapping skill, blocking and tackling.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can out kick my kicker!
State: Indiana
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6 ft 2 in
Wt:255lbs
GPA: 3.875/4.0
SAT/ACT: My scores are not posted yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Purdue
2. Minnesota
3. Wisconsin
4. Cornell
5. Ball State
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Hunting
3. Four wheeling
What is favorite movie?
Saving Private Ryan
What is your favorite food? General Tso Chicken
What is your favorite motivational quote? “One Brick Higher”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I snap a fast, consistent, and smooth ball back to punter. My snaps are easy to catch and the punter can count on the ball being there every time.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? If I can’t be on the football field, I love to be out fishing or hunting.
McCracken, DrewName: Drew McCrackenState: GeorgiaGrad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Georgia
2. Georgia Southern
3. Mercer
4. UAB
5. Coastal Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Snapping
2. Football
3. Basketball

What is favorite movie? Jack Reacher

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Work ethic

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might. Commitment

McCullough, LiamName: Liam McCullough
OH
2015
6’3″
220
3.6
30 ACT
Committed to THE Ohio State University
Hobbies:
Cooking
Traveling
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite Food: Yes
“Everyone like to work at what they’re good at. You have to work at the things you hate in order to get better.”  -OSU Coach Kerry Coombs
I have great speed, accuracy, and consistency on my snaps. I have size and athleticism and move well after the snap. I have a great attitude and work ethic and am very coachable
I have an eidetic memory and can quote from hundreds of episodes of Spongebob and the Big Bang Theory. I can quote almost the whole movie anchorman and know a song containing every country in the world, as well as one containing every element on the periodic table. I know countless facts that are completely useless in life and am able to recall objects, images, sounds, and occurrences with high precision and in great detail.

Meyer, ScottName: Scott Meyer

State: Georgia

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 210

GPA: 3.4/4.0

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:
1. University of Georgia
2. University of Miami
3. West Virginia University
4. Mississippi State University
5. University of South Florida

Hobbies:
1. Long Snapping
2. Baseball
3. Hanging out with friends

What is favorite movie? Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  Strong work ethic, consistent, quick learner, always looking to get better

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? My dad is Jewish, My mom was raised Southern Baptist, and I go to Catholic School. Try to figure that one out…

Ober, JordanName: Jordan Ober

State: Nevada

Grad Year: 2015

Ht:6’1
Wt:190
GPA:3.2
SAT/ACT: 1390 And waiting for ACT score

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2.ASU
3. U of A
4. UC Berkely
5. Michigan St

Hobbies:
1. Golf
2. Play mini hoop (basketball)
3. Play piano

What is favorite movie?
Armageddon

What is your favorite food?
Chipotle burritos with extra steak

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“If you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you will be successful. ”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I am hard working and very dedicated to play the game that I love. I truly put all of my effort and heart into whatever I do. I practice day and night and when people are watching me, I remain calm and I snap better under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
Most people crack under pressure. I do the best under pressure.

Parris, RyanName: Ryan Parris 

State: Alabama

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’0

Wt:230

GPA:3.4

SAT/ACT:ACT- 23

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Alabama
2.University of South FLorida
3.University of Alabama in Birmingham
4.Southern Miss
5.Western Kentucky

Hobbies:
1. Kayaking
2.Fishing
3.Working on the farm

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

What is your favorite food? Raw Oysters

What is your favorite motivational quote? Amat Victoria Curum- Victory loves preparation

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once kayaked over 100 miles in 4 days

Poujol, MichealMichael David Poujol

State: Texas

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 220

GPA: 3.6

ACT: 28

Top 5 College Choices
1. Texas
2. Ole Miss
3. TCU
4. N/A
5. N/A

Hobbies:

1. Fishing / Hunting
2. Working out
3. Being around My Family 

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious (all of Them)

What is your favorite food? A mediumare Sirloin Steak and a Baked Potato

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Only those who go too far can possibly find out how far one can go”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The ability to execute my responsibilities as a long snapper, under the pressure of a huge gathering of spectators and through any amount of distraction makes me the best Long Snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I enjoy using my creativity to build things like custom archery arrows, a personal  closet workshop and whatever may come to mind. I also like using a little home brewed chemistry to concoct home made pyro-techniques.

Reiter, DonaldName: Donald Reiter

State: Arizona

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6′ 0″
Wt: 230
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT: Not Taken Yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Stanford
3. Wisconsin
4. Boston College
5. Duke

Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends.
2. Building and constructing things.
3. I love to help out around the community and do things to better it. Also love serving in the church.

What is favorite movie?
Remember The Titans & The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food?
Definitely I am a steak and potatoes type of guy.

What is your favorite motivational quote?
(Verse) Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I will never give up. I have the work ethic to keep going no matter the circumstance. I am always looking to improve and never settle on what just happens in the past. It is always about improvement with me. I have great character and a joy to be around. I always put my best effort forward and do it to the best of my ability.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a leader and have the greatest and upmost character. Always telling the truth and I am a very kind person.

Hayden SakName: HAYDEN SAK 
State: ILLINOIS
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 250 lbs
GPA: 3.9
SAT/ACT: 22 (Retaken 6/14)
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington State
2. Arizona
3. California
4. Colorado State
5. Minnesota
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Snapping
3. Listening to music
What is favorite movie?
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
What is your favorite food?
Chevaps
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It doesn’t take skill to hustle”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My dedication to the game and my drive to make it to the next level.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I have two different colored eyes.
Shannon, JohnName: John ShannonState: ILGrad Year: 2016

Ht:6’2
Wt:225
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1.ND
2. Alabama roll tide
3. Clemson
4. Texas
5. The U

Hobbies:
1. Eating
2. Snap chat
3. Front squats

What is favorite movie? 300

What is your favorite food? Pizza (only chicago)

What is your favorite motivational quote? “In my line of work only 1% makes it”  – Ray Lewis

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My ability to preform under any amount of pressure and deliver a perfect snap when needed.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I like playing with light switches

Simmons, RyanName: Ryan Simmons

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1 & 1/2

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.3

SAT/ACT: 1558/ 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
2. Northern Arizona
3. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
4. Cal
5. San Diego State

Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Playing the ukulele
3. Paddle boarding

What is favorite movie? Ocean 13

What is your favorite food? Sushi

What is your favorite motivational quote? You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. –  Rocky Balboa

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I will out work anyone else that you put me up against. Whether that’s in the weight room, on the field, or in just plain ole’ effort. I will out work anyone else.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am an avid Tai Chi student. In both mediation and in combat.

State: California
Grad Year: 2016
Ht: 6 feet
Wt: 215
GPA:3.11
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Nebraska
3. Illinois
4. Washington
5. Duke
Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends
2. Playing Video Games
3. Snapping
What is favorite movie?
Lone Survivor
What is your favorite food?
Sushi
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My work ethic. I work harder than any guy in our class, and make sure everything is perfect. I’m a perfectionist.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am teddy bear at heart. I’m the nicest person you’ll ever meet. I don’t wish bad on anyone.
State: NC
Grad Year: 2015
Ht:6’4″
Wt: 205
GPA: 4.0
SAT/ACT: 1560
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wake Forest- Committed
2.
3.
4.
5.
Hobbies:
1. Piano
2. Water Skiing
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie? Step Brothers
What is your favorite food? London Broil
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? In addition to excellent snapping, I have the athletic ability to cover punts.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I taught myself to play piano.

Wirtel, StevenName: Steven Wirtel

State: IL

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 200

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Georgia
3. Florida
4. Kansas
5. Alabama

Hobbies:
1. Working Out
2. Playing all different types of sports.
3. Spending time with my family.

What is favorite movie? Bad News Bears (Newer One)

What is your favorite food? Breakfeast Burrtios

What is your favorite motivational quote? “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic is better than any long snapper out there! I will always outwork my opponents.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a big heart and I’m willing to help anyone no matter who they are.

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The FINAL EVENT ELITE Announcement!

Here it is, the final announcement declaring who will be in the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer in Los Angeles.

This decision was very difficult due to the amazing talent that was present in Las Vegas at the Rubio Long Snapping 12th Annual Snapping Spring Event.

I personally would have liked to continue to announce the members over time but, as you have been noticing on social media, I have been speeding it up since I know people need to get flights.

So, here we go…..you final Event Elite announcement is that……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following Long Snappers are invited to the EVENT ELITE in June! Congratulations go out to…

  • Steven Wirtel
  • Donald Reiter
  • Jake Knight
  • Geron Eatherly
  • Scott Meyer
  • Koby Walsh

Alternates: Caleb Hendrix, Chaska Moon, Carson Vey, Hunter Womac and Chase Urbach (if someone cannot make the camp, these Long Snappers will have the opportunity to attend)

Congratulations to these Long Snappers and trust me when I tell you, this was NOT an easy decision at all. There are several other Long Snappers that are right on the cusp of making it.

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER # 17

Congratulations to Matt Keller (PA, ’15) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: poor thing must get tired of always being stepped all over then a high school in TX that has had TWO Rubio Long Snappers

1st part: poor thing must get tired of always being stepped all over (A door MATt)

2nd part: a high school in TX that has had TWO Rubio Long Snappers (Nolan and Jordan Frese went to KELLER HS in Texas)

Congratulations to Matt Keller on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER # 16

Congratulations to Harrison Freeman (NC, ’16) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: actor who played someone who was smart & dangerous in several movies then the best price plus what I am (maybe you, too)

1st part: actor who played someone who was smart & dangerous in several movies (HARRISON Ford played Indiana Jones)

2nd part: the best price (FREE is always the best price)

3rd part: what I am and maybe you, too (a MAN)

Congratulations to Harrison Freeman on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Freeman, Harrison

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER # 15

Congratulations to Drew McCracken (GA, ’15) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: past tense of an ability a right brainer would have then a possible “green” legendary sea monster

1st part:  past tense of an ability a right brainer would have (people that use more of the right side of their brain are artistic and artistic people can draw well…past tense is DREW )

2nd part: a possible “green” legendary sea monster (Mc is famous for Irish and people associate Irish with the color of green then a kracken is a legendary sea monster)

Congratulations to Drew McCracken on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

McCracken, Drew

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER # 14

Congratulations to Jordan Ober (NV, ’15) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: shocked this kid doesn’t snap with his tongue out & he would be at the top row at the hofrbauhaus

1st part:  shocked this kid doesn’t snap with his tongue out  (Michael JORDAN used to always play with his tongue out)

2nd part: he would be at the top row at the hofrbauhaus (The Hofbrauhaus is a German restaurant and OBER means upper in German)

Congratulations to Jordan Ober on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Ober, Jordan

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #13

Congratulations to Ryan Parris (AL, ’15) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: melancholy emotion minus a consonant then the home of a lady with emotions that no one can really figure out

1st part:  melancholy emotion minus a consonant (melancholy means sad and you would be crying if you are sad…take away the first consonant in CRYING and you would  have RYAN)

2nd part: home of a lady with emotions that no one can really figure out (one of the most famous paintings of a women is the Mona Lisa which is housed at the Louvre in PARIS)

Congratulations to Ryan Parris on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Parris, Ryan

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EVENT ELITE member #12

Congratulations to Conner Kirkegaard (CA, ’16) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: a wolf or dog lover then a captain plus a 2 or a 1 on a court or even the end of something that is right

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: a wolf or dog lover  (The name CONNER means wolf or dog lover)

2nd part: a captain (Captain KIRK)

3rd part: 2 or 1 on a court or even the end of something that is right (on a basketball court, a GUARD is a 2 or 1 on the basketball court or you could have figured out that the end of something right would be GUARD… from the deodorant)

Congratulations to Conner Kirkegaard on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Kirkegaard, Connor

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #11

Congratulations to Damon Johnson (CA, ’16) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs then last of someone who performed magic in a forum

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs  (Matt DAMON last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs was a character in the Boston based movie Good Will Hunting)

2nd part: last of someone who performed magic in a forum (Magic JOHNSON played for the Los Angeles Lakers who played, at that time, at The Fabulous Forum)

Congratulations to Damon Johnson on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Johnson, Damon

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