VEGAS CONTEST!!!

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.27.39 AMEvery single year, Rubio Long Snapping offers up a FREE Vegas admission through some sort of contest. This year is no different.

Rubio Long Snappers Nolan and Jordan Frese recently had their grandfather, Hank, pass away. Hank was a former Marine and always present at Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Camps. He was an absolute stud and there are some great stories of him at the camps.

Here is a little about Hank….

Hank was a former Marine and high school football coach. He played football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, as a halfback, on full scholarship. He had two grandsons play Texas HS football and go on to long snap at the next level (there’s an 8 yr old grandson we’re working on). He also has two granddaughters – Mikayla (21) & Marlena (18) – who are very gifted musically and have their own band – The Nesting Dolls. http://thenestingdolls.com/ .  “Papa Hank”  attended every snapping camp and concert he could possibly make.

vkzoqtcQUuPEWhog9vrQ_urkelSo, the Frese family would like to honor Hank by creating a snapping scholarship to VEGAS. A Long Snapper, 7th grade to JC, will have to create a video (no longer than one minute in length) that incorporates snapping, their grandparent (if you don’t have one, find one) and the song HERE. Now, once you hear the song “Papa With His Pants on High“, you will understand that either the Long Snapper or the grandparent MUST be in high pants. Also, the song must be heard while the film is going. The funner it is, the better it is.

The Frese family will do all of the judging. All entries must be in by October 10th and must be emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com. The footage must be presented on YouTube with the title: Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Contest for Hank!

The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 15th!

Enjoy and I can’t wait to see these videos! Best of luck to all the Long Snappers!

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Major Positive Vibes Needed for Rubio Long Snapper Jordan Frese

Frese, JordanMany of you, especially if you are from Texas, know the Frese family. Mike and Kami, the parents, have produced two amazing Rubio Long Snappers in Nolan (University of Houston) and Jordan (Texas A&M). The Frese family has been with Rubio Long Snapping for almost ten years at this point. Great family and always willing to help out the first time parents, kids and anyone else that needed some assisistance.

Now, they need some help from you….

On Sunday afternoon, I received a text from Mike that said “Can u please call me when u have a minute.” I called and we spoke for some time. Here is what I was told (I am going to cut and paste from their Facebook so all of the details are correct….

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After a week or so of testing and medical procedures, Jordan has been diagnosed with a heart problem that will prevent his participation in competitive athletics for a minimum of six months and most likely a full year.

A team administered stress EKG a few weeks ago showed some higher pressures inside his heart chambers, and led to an MRI followed by a heart cath procedure this morning in College Station. The immediate diagnosis is pericarditis, which is inflammation and restriction from the pericardium – the sack that contains your heart. Accompanying this is suspected myocarditis which is inflammation of the heart muscle itself. Both are likely caused by a virus in his past, but there is no real way to know the cause, other than it has probably been going on for about two years.

Interestingly, he is in such good shape that he never displayed any telling symptoms. His body compensated through adaptation of his SVC and IVC (the vena cavas) which are the primary veins in and out of the heart. His are literally 2-3 times larger than normal, and it is this development that will limit competitive athletic activities for the foreseeable future. The biggest concern would be a rupture of one of the vena cavas due to hard contact or extreme exertion.

Immediately, he is no longer able to participate in athletics or moderately strenuous activities. He will begin taking two medicines designed to fight the inflammation and repair any fibrosis (scarring) of his pericardium. After six months, he will undergo another MRI to evaluate the progress. How his SVC and IVC’s respond will determine any athletic future for him, but that response and any timeline of response is a complete medical unknown.

Any personal decisions regarding his long term interest in pursuing athletics as well as how he will proceed at A&M are all things we will be discussing over the next weeks and will keep you updated. For now, he will remain a part of the A&M football program at least through the bowl game season.

Please pray for Jordan’s long term health and recovery and for His guidance in our decision making regarding Jordan’s future. Thank you for your concern, and giving us some privacy while we sort through all the facts coming our way over the next several months.

Today, we are thanking God that his participation in athletics helped identify this issue early as well as that he wasn’t taken from us early due to that participation. God still has a plan for Jordan, it’s just gonna take a little time to figure it all out. We’ll keep you posted.
– Mike & Kami
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I would hope that the entire Rubio Long Snapping family can get together and send them serious positive vibes to ensure this is a temporary thing that will be a memory in a year. You can send him a message on Twitter to @JordanFrese or mail a quick note to Jordan at the following address….

Jordan Frese
3645 Wellborn Rd #0732
Bryan‎, TX.‎ 77801

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As you can see, Jordan hasn’t lost his sense of humor:)

 

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Rubio Long Snapper Nolan Frese Earns Scholarship for the Houston Cougars!

Long time Rubio Long Snapper and TOP 12er Nolan Frese has recently been put on scholarship at the University of Houston!

I recently wrote about Nolan for his academic success and now I am proud to write about him for his athletic success. Nolan is work horse that has grown with his Long Snapping and frame a great deal since his days at Keller HS in Texas. He is as good a person as he is a Long Snapper and I am very proud of him.

Congratulations once again to Nolan Frese and the entire Frese family!

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Rubio Long Snapper Nolan Frese Earns Honor

Long time Rubio Long Snapper  and TOP 12er Nolan Frese of the Houston Cougars has earned CUSA All-Academic Honors!

What is even more impressive is that this is the second year in a row he has received this honor. Anyone that has played sports at the collegiate level knows this is not an easy task to say the least.

Frese looks to start this year and replace graduated NFL free agent Brandon Hartson.

Congratulations once again to Nolan Frese!

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