Fall 2012 Kicking Challenge

Fall 2012 Kicking Challenge

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Don Marino Stadium – Cardinal Gibbons H.S.
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)

Check out full articles on Scout.com & also on South Florida High School Sports.com!

2013 co-Kicking Champion – Amoreto Curraj (Leto HS-FL)
2013 co-Kicking Champion – Greg Joseph (American Heritage Delray HS-FL)
2013 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Daniel Bowers (Durant HS-FL)
2013 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Conner Kammerlocher (S. Fort Myers HS-FL)
2013 Punting Champion – Alex Knight (St Thomas Aquinas HS-FL)
2013 Punting 2nd Place – Arthur Mourjan (Olympic Heights HS-FL)
2013 Punting 3rd Place – Daniel Bowers (Durant HS-FL)
2013 Long Snapping Champion – Josh Dubas (Ida Baker HS-FL)
2014 Kicking Champion – Jorge Powell (Belen Jesuit HS-FL)
2014 Kicking 2nd Place – Blake Wilson (Boca Raton HS-FL)
2014 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Andrew DiRocco (St Thomas Aquinas HS-FL)
2014 Kicking 3rd Place (tie) – Preston Seiler (Cardinal Gibbons HS-FL)
2014 Punting Champion – Bryan Kirshe (Out of Door Academy-FL)
2014 Punting 2nd Place – Eric Briggs (Fort Myers HS-FL)
2014 Punting 3rd Place – Austin Iglehart (Berkeley Prep-FL)
2014 Long Snapping Champion – Jack Aubel (St Thomas Aquinas HS-FL)
2015 Kicking Champion – Isaac Mercado (Western HS-FL)
2015 Kicking 2nd Place (tie) – Michael Conroy (Community School-FL)
2015 Kicking 2nd Place (tie) – Giovanni Lugo (Glades Central HS-FL)
2015 Punting Champion – Giovanni Lugo (Glades Central HS-FL)
2015 Punting 2nd Place – Corey Hobson (Gaither HS-FL)
2015 Punting 3rd Place – Matt Danko (West Boca HS-FL)
2015 Long Snapping Champion – Michael Raymond (Port Charlotte HS-FL)
2016 Kicking Champion – Braden Mann (Cy-Fair HS-TX)
2016 Kicking 2nd Place – James McCourt (St Thomas Aquinas HS-FL)
2016 Kicking 3rd Place – Kyle Thoma (Lakewood Ranch HS-FL)
2016 Punting Champion – Braden Mann (Cy-Fair HS-TX)
2016 Punting 2nd Place – James McCourt (St Thomas Aquinas HS-FL)
2016 Punting 3rd Place – Kyle Thoma (Lakewood Ranch HS-FL)
2016 Long Snapping Champion – Alex Schneider (Coral Springs Charter-FL)

How can this event help me?

Dozens of Scholarships Signed Each Year!
(by athletes who attend Kornblue Kicking events)

Fall 2007 Kicking Champion Jack Griffin – full scholarship from FIU!
Spring 2010 Punting Champion Justin DuVernois – full scholarship from ILLINOIS!
Spring 2010 Kicking Champion Mauro Bondi – full scholarship from NEBRASKA!
Fall 2010 Kicking Champion Mark Deboy – full scholarship from CSU!
Fall 2010 Punting Champion Kyle Brindza – full scholarship from NOTRE DAME!
Fall 2011 Kicking & Punting Champion John Lunsford – full scholarship from LIBERTY!

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 two most prominent sites, Scout.com and Rivals.com, 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)


Don Marino Stadium – Cardinal Gibbons H.S.
(Brand new FieldTurf installed in Fall 2012)
2900 NE 47th Street | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33308


If you have already registered or plan on registering for the Fall 2012 Kicking Challenge, here is what you need to bring with you:

1) Football Game Jersey (ask your head coach to borrow it for the event)
2) Holder & Tees
3) Footballs to use for warming up (during competition, all athletes will use footballs provided by Kornblue Kicking)
4) Water, Gatorade, snacks, etc. but there will be food/drinks for sale at the event


TownePlace Suites by Marriott
3100 Prospect Road · Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Kornblue Kicking Exclusive Hotel Price: $65
Call (954) 484-2214 & mention “Kornblue Kicking”
or CLICK HERE to make online reservations

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 coach@kornbluekicking.com

Similarities between the Kicking Challenge & the NFL Combine? Read here what an NFL coach had to say.

Refund Policy

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 of 70+ yards = 3 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, 35 – LH, 35 – 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 and those times will be posted to the athlete’s Fab 50 profile but the times will not factor into scores to determine the event champions.