Wait Is On To See Who Will Compete At National Level
The Green Bay Packers on Monday hosted the team championship of the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition prior to the Packers-Ravens game.
Monday's participants, 17 boys and 17 girls ages 8 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest which took place in the Don Hutson Center. All 34 competitors then displayed their passing talents on Lambeau Field as part of the pregame festivities, with the competition winners being introduced as well.
The winning girls and boys in each age group follow: (8 and 9 year olds) Sara Braun, Brillion; Jacob Lepak, Shiocton; (10 and 11 year olds) Brooklyn Wolosyn, Niagara; Matthew Romans, Ft. Atkinson; (12 and 13 year olds) Nicole Newman, Madison; Evan Moon, Phillips; (14 and 15 year olds) Mikayla Hilton, Saukville; Dominic Berlin, Eau Claire.
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 a to-be-determined NFL playoff game.
Other girls and boys competing Monday included (8 and 9 year olds) Gabriella Janke, Athens; Hannah Kreuser, Seymour; Summer Schemehorn, Benton; Tyler Evans, Jackson; Dominic Scola, Lodi; Nathan Garczynski, Sheboygan; (10 and 11 year olds) Galina Haugh, Hubertus; Maddix Bonnell, Merrill; Hannah Whitish, Barneveld; Tyler Rice, Niagara; Josiah Goerlitz, Withee; Miguel Alvarado, West Allis; Tristan Herber, Cottage Grove; (12 and 13 year olds) Clara Schroeder, Arbor Vitae; Carly Mohns, Broadhead; Ashley Von Heimburg, Belgium; Kelly Staudenman, Peshtigo; Joe Cetnar, North Fond du Lac; Cody Rider, Rewey; Luke Osborne, Antigo; (14 and 15 year olds) Sydney Holbach, Edgar; Kelly Switz, Kendall; Rebecca Simpson, Black Creek; Nick Godersky, Saukville; Forrest Grygiel, Oconto; Dillan Mezera, Prairie du Chien.
More than 3.5 million youngsters nationwide took part in this year's program. The Wisconsin Jaycees facilitated many of the competitions across the state. More information on the NFL's youth football programs can be found online at www.nflyouthfootball.com.