The Green Bay Packers on Sunday hosted the team championship of the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition prior to the Packers-Cowboys game.
Sunday's participants, 20 boys and 20 girls ages 6 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest which took place Sunday at noon in the Don Hutson Center. All 40 competitors then displayed their passing talents on Lambeau Field as part of the pregame festivities, with the competition winners being introduced as well.
The first-place winning girls and boys in each age group are: (6 and 7 year olds) Addison Wreath, Appleton; Sam Searls, Brodhead; (8 and 9 year olds) Abby Cole, Fond du Lac; Carter Lund, Cambridge; (10 and 11 year olds) Maggie Sohrweide, Oconto; Connor Christensen, Oconto; (12 and 13 year olds) Calette Lockington, Melrose; Robert Shimek, Brillion; (14 and 15 year olds) Kenedi Brenne, Clear Lake; Jack Noffke, New London.
The winners' results will now be matched against others across the NFL and qualifying individuals will advance to the national contest to be held at the Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans game on Jan. 3, 2016.
Other girls and boys who competed Sunday included (6 and 7 year olds) Finley Tuscic, Cambridge; Isabella Kaiser, Edgar; Cooper Zeman, Mindoro; Gannan Schwartz, Fond du Lac; Zachary Hewitt, New Berlin; Glendon Thompson, Barron; (8 and 9 year olds) Sydney Coker, Athens; Isabella Millan, Armstrong Creek; MaKenna Schooff, Brodhead; Cooper Jesperson, Eau Claire; Noah Cleveland, Grafton; Drew Kilgas, Omro; (10 and 11 year olds) Madelyn Haubrich, Kenosha; Victoria Lantz, Argyle; Briana Klabunde, Cameron;*Matthew Pugh,Washburn; Luca Angelini,Racine; Jack Steler,Beloit; (12 and 13 year olds) Alayna Suprenand,Fond du Lac; Samantha Martin,Platteville; Madison Kowalski,Mosinee; Riley Churchhill; Austin Miller; Anthony Vivian,Dodgeville; (14 and 15 year olds) Chloe Gruszynski,Crivitz; Callie Podmolik; Sara Braun,Brillion; William Enneking,Menomonee Falls, Jacob Karll,Fitchburg; Luke Anderson,Grantsburg*.
More than 3 million youngsters nationwide took part in this year's program. The Wisconsin Jaycees facilitated many of the competitions across the state.
20 boys and 20 girls, ages 6 to 15, displayed their passing talents on Lambeau Field as part of the pregame festivities before the Packers-Cowboys game. Photos by Matt Becker, Packers.com.