So, You Didn’t Make the TOP 12, Now What?

10985429_799770960099036_576669887791321499_nFor the past couple weeks, you have been watching the TOP 12 Camp Invited Long Snappers get chosen one by one. Daily, you stared at your Twitter feed, Instagram or Facebook waiting for the inevitable clues to be dropped. Each day, a couple people were ecstatic while countless others felt the opposite emotions. A couple days ago, the final members of the EVENT ELITE were announced and a balloon was popped for many 2018 and 2019 Long Snappers. Now what?

Couple ways to look at it….

You can be upset with me for not selecting you. You can be upset with yourself for not performing when it counted. You can even find a way to blame others, but, it is ultimately on you. The only thing you can control is how hard and smart you work. Everyone in Vegas is competing for the same spots. Don’t let anybody outwork you and you will see different results.

You need to use this as motivation to make sure you perform better. This is all up to you. The choice is yours.

If you are a Long Snapper that strives to be the best, you want to be at that TOP 12  camp during the summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship Long Snappers, All-Americans, NFL players) will tell you it is, by far, the best camp they have ever been to in their life. What you need to do is get back on the horse. Work smarter and harder.

Many great Long Snappers did NOT make it simply because in Vegas they didn’t feel they could. They did NOT have confidence. They were HOPING they would snap well instead of KNOWING they would snap well. Sound familiar?

Just because you didn’t make the TOP 12 does NOT mean you are a bad Long Snapper at all and that you should just stop. It means that you need to work harder and smarter at VEGAS 30 to be selected to the next barch of TOP 12 Campers to be invited. Remember, I will be choosing twenty more there and then those forth will be narrow down at the camp to see who really is THE TOP 12 LONG SNAPPERS.

You need to knock my socks off. THE RANKINGS CAN BE ADJUSTED ANYTIME I SEE YOU LIVE. You need to show everyone this spring as I pass through the country that you are the best. Dominate. Know you can do it AND do it!

The best of the best ALWAYS step up.

Are you one of them? Time to decide. Prove to me, and the rest of the world, that you belong.

Or don’t.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS…..

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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!

Keller, Matt

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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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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #10

Congratulations to Johnny Den Bleyker (CA, ’16) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: guy who embraced self inflicting pain then where close groups hang then a person who likes baked goods but can’t spell

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: guy who embraced self inflicting pain  (JOHNNY Knoxville is the guy)

2nd part: where close groups hang (a DEN is where families hang out)

3rd part: a person who likes baked goods but can’t spell (a baker likes to bake goods but if he couldn’t spell it would be a BLEYKER)

Congratulations to Johnny Den Bleyker 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!

Den Bleyker, Johnny

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #9

Congratulations to Cody Block (AZ, ’JC) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue: EVENT ELITE member: often this city is located in the coldest state then a splash of the nickname for a round headed fellow from a lady

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: often this city is located in the coldest state  (continuous cold state would be Wyoming and the city would be CODY, WY)

2nd part: a splash of the nickname for a round headed fellow from a lady (A roundheaded fellow would be Charlie Brown and he was often called a BLOCKhead by Lucy)

Congratulations to Cody Block 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!

Block, Cody

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #7

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

Here was your clue: EVENT ELITE member: he might have to go to social media court for this one to be adjusted and legal.

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: he might have to go to social media court for this one to be adjusted and legal. (Aloma’s Twitter handle has been @Future_Top_12 for SEVERAL years  and now that he is part of it, he might have to adjust it since it is no longer the future but the now)

Congratulations to John Aloma 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!

Aloma, John

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #5

Congratulations to John Shannon (IL, 16)on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue: EVENT ELITE member: people tend to need one a ton on road trips then the first of a sister with a famous code in the 90s

1st part:  people tend to need one a ton on road trips (travelers always need a restroom on the road…another word for restroom is JOHN)
2nd part: the first of a sister with a famous code in the 90s (most famous zip code in the 90’s was easily 90210 and the sister was SHANNON Doherety)

Congratulations to John Shannon 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!

Shannon, John

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Happy Ranksgiving to the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Long Snappers!

The rankings are completed for ALL Long Snappers that participated in The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp!

There was some major jumps in the rankings with five new 5 Star Rubio Long Snappers (two were made on the weekend of the camp)!

You can watch the recap of the camp HERE

KEY POINTS:

  • These rankings were extremely difficult as everyone is so solid. MANY factors went into the overall rankings.
  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why I am at all my camps.
  • 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.

To see the updated rankings for the 2014 Long Snappers from The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp, go HERE

To see the updated rankings for the 2015 Long Snappers from The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp, go HERE

Ranksgiving

 

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