(Editor’s note: Anders Blewett media release)
GREAT FALLS — Great Falls attorney Anders Blewett, who played football at Harvard University and kicked on the Billings Outlaws 2006 National Championship Team, and former Montana State Bobcat football players Trevor Bolton and Tyler Bolton are set to hold Montana’s only free kicking camp this June in Great Falls.
Field goal kickers from across the state will gather in Great Falls in June for the 14th Annual Blewett Kicking Camp sponsored by the personal injury law firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC. The camp, which is free of charge, teaches the fundamentals of football’s kicking game, including field goal kicking, punting, and kickoffs, and is the only camp of its kind offered in Montana. This year’s camp features four current and former college football players, including former Bobcat kickers Trevor Bolton and Tyler Bolton. Both Bolton brothers participated in the Blewett Kicking camp as youths and now help run the camp each year.
Camp director Anders Blewett believes the camp offers a unique opportunity for Montana athletes who want to learn how to kick.
“Kicking is probably the most overlooked aspect of the game of football,” Blewett said. “Whether they are soccer players or football players, we aim to get kids interested in the kicking game and improve their skills.”
In recent years, Montana has produced several kickers who have gone on to kick in college and the NFL. Dallas Neil, Kris Heppner, and Dan Carpenter, who starred at the University of Montana, all went on to play in the NFL.
“Montana has produced some top-notch kickers and we’d like to help keep that tradition alive,” said Blewett.
Camp instructors Anders Blewett, Drew Blewett, Tyler Bolton and Trevor Bolton were all all-state football players for Great Falls High who played in the Shrine Game and went on to play college football.
Participants are encouraged to wear soccer cleats, or low-cut cleats and bring footballs and tees if they have them. Please avoid high top footwear. Participants may attend one or both sessions. For more information regarding the free camp please visit: www.hoytblewett.com/kickingcamp/ or contact the City of Great Falls Community Recreation Center at 801 2nd Ave. North or via telephone at 727-6099.
14th Annual Blewett Kicking Camp
Previously held in 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
June 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (8th – 12th graders)
June 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (8th – 12th graders)
LOCATION: Paris Gibson Education Center Football Field. 2400 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT.
WHO – 8th graders through high school. Kickers from across the state will attend both sessions.
Two-year letter-winner and starting place kicker on Harvard University’s 2001 undefeated Ivy League Championship team. Starting place kicker on the Billings Outlaws 2006 National Indoor Championship Team, and first-team all-state at Great Falls High School. Shrine Game, 1999.
First-team all-state football, Great Falls High School, 1998. Two-year letter-winner at Tufts University’s football team. Shrine Game, 2000.
Former starting place kicker and punter for Great Falls High School and Montana State Bobcats. Shrine Game, 2004.
Starting punter for Montana State Bobcats in 2014. Honorable mention Big Sky all-conference, 2014. All-state punter and kicker in 2010 and 2011 for Great Falls High School. Shrine Game, 2011.