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2014 Kicking World Showcase Re-Cap

The 2014 Kicking World Invite-Only Showcase took place on December 6-7, 2014 at West Hills HS in Santee, CA. 42 of the best kickers & punters from 16 states...

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The 2014 Kicking World Invite-Only Showcase brought 42 of the country’s best prep kickers & punters from 16 states to beautiful Santee, CA (15 minutes east of downtown San Diego) on Saturday & Sunday, December 6-7, 2014. Kicking World’s top specialists were hand-picked by Coach Brent and the staff and out of the close to 900 students we trained in 2014, only 105 were invited to this prestigious event. 42 students made the trek out to San Diego (8 more were expected, but had state playoff games and unable to attend).  Showcase participants squared off for a weekend of fun but intense elimination competitions, charting, classroom instruction and mental training to help legitimize their kicking and punting ability.

The Event helped kicking recruits showcase their abilities to college football programs. College football coaches were in attendance in person as well as several dozens of college football coaches streamed the Showcase Event live on YouTube, as did thousands of other families, friends & Kicking World fans. View all the Showcase Facebook Photos here and Watch the live 2014 Showcase Replay on YouTube.

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On Day 1 we charted each student on kickoffs, punts and field goals. The top charter per Class was recognized and awarded Kicking World Under Armour apparel prizes at the end of the Showcase. The leaders of Day 1 charting were as follows:


#1 Overall Kickoff: Liam Jones (72.4 yard avg)

CLASS OF 2015: Nicholas Keller (Pearland HS, TX)
CLASS OF 2016: Grant Carlson (Ridge Point HS, TX)
CLASS OF 2017: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)


#1 Overall Punts: Grant Carlson (45 yard avg)

CLASS OF 2015: Gordon Strelow (Sage Hill School, CA)
CLASS OF 2016: Grant Carlson (Ridge Point HS, TX)
CLASS OF 2017: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)


#1 Overall Field Goals: Grant Carlson (60 yard FG)

CLASS OF 2015: Nicholas Keller (Pearland HS, TX)
CLASS OF 2016: Grant Carlson (Ridge Point HS, TX)
CLASS OF 2017: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)

View Day 1 Charting Results (Kickoffs, Punts & Field Goals)

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On Day 2 we had ‘Elimination competitions’ meaning students had to hit a certain minimum criteria (i.e. distance and hang-time on kickoffs and punts) in order to advance to the next round. As the competition went on, more and more students were eliminated until finally we only had 1 student per class year. We then went until there was only 1 overall champion. Overall winners of Day 2 Elimination won some awesome prizes including Beats by Dr Dre Headphones, Sony Action Cam and multiple Kicking World Under Armour apparel items. The overall champions for the Day 2 Elimination Competitions are as follows:


Overall Field Goal Champion: Cooper Garcia (Class of 2015, Nordhoff HS, CA)
Runner Up Field Goal Champion: Josh Jones (Class of 2016, Fivay HS, FL)

CLASS OF 2015 FG CHAMPION: Cooper Garcia (Nordhoff HS, CA)
CLASS OF 2016 FG CHAMPION: Josh Jones (Fivay HS, FL)
CLASS OF 2017 FG CHAMPION: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)


Overall Kickoff Champion: Collin Riccitelli (Class of 2016, Carlsbad HS, CA)

CLASS OF 2016 KICKOFF CHAMPION: Collin Riccitelli (Carlsbad HS, CA)
CLASS OF 2017 KICKOFF CHAMPION: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)


Overall Punt Champion: Keven Nguyen (Class of 2015, Rancho Cotate HS, CA)

CLASS OF 2015 PUNT CHAMPION: Keven Nguyen (Rancho Cotate HS, CA)
CLASS OF 2016 PUNT CHAMPION: Evan Lewis (Agoura HS, CA)
CLASS OF 2017 PUNT CHAMPION: Liam Jones (Choctaw HS, OK)

View Day 2 Elimination Competition Results (Field Goals, Kickoffs & Punts)

The weekend was a major success and already several Showcase attendees have received increased interest from college football programs due to their exceptional performances at the event. Next year’s Kicking World Invite-Only Showcase Event will again take place in early December and all Kicking World campers will have the opportunity to qualify for an invitation based on their performance at any 2015 Kicking World Camps.