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April 21, 2014

QB1 QB-WR CHALLENGE: Register Today!

The fourth annual QB1 CHALLENGE is set for MAY 31ST and already has the makings of the best one yet. With quarterbacks and wide receivers from South Carolina and around the Southeast, this year's event is shaping up to be an extremely strong field of talent, ensuring quality competition and presenting us with a difficult task of ranking the state's top signal callers.

Last year, we added a new twist in the QB1 CHALLENGE with the addition of the Wide Receiver's Challenge. Because of the tremendous response we've had with the QB1 Quarterback-Wide Receiver Training Days, we have decided to have both the QUARTERBACK CHALLENGE and the WIDE RECEIVER CHALLENGE at this year's event.

"This really gives us a chance to rate these kids with totally subjective criteria," said QB1 founder Jim Baxer. "There is not another event out there in the country that is doing what we do in terms of the types of testing and challenges we pose to the participants and when we do the analysis, there is no opinion's involved. You're either scoring points in these events, or your not - it's that simple."

Each of the last three QB1 winners have gone on to play college football or, in the case of last year's winner who was an underclassman, will have that opportunity. 2011 winner Caleb Rowe is at the University of Maryland and 2012 winner, East Henderson (NC) Seth Owen recently signed with Pembrook. QB1 participants Jacob Park of Stratford is at UGA, and Northwestern's Mason Rudolph is at Oklahoma State.

"We've got an impressive list of alumni," said Baxter, "with about 31 kids playing at the next level right now. This goes back to kids we worked with in our Passing Camps before it was actually called 'QB1'."

WHAT: The absolute best evaluation event for quarterbacks AND wide receivers in the nation. The players are tested and rated on 10 events (see below) and ranked accordingly.

WHO: All quarterbacks and wide receivers from rising 9th grade to rising 12th grade are elibible for the event. While it is open to all participants, invitations do go out to some players and thos spots are reserved. We will also have a middle school division this year for 6th and 7th graders to compete as one group.

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Cage, Brookland-Cayce High School, Cayce, South Carolina

The quarterbacks will be put through ten events: three of those will be physical after getting their height and weight. One will be a mental challenge which will consist of a 10 question test on coverages and coverage disguises after reviewing this material with players (this is for juniors and seniors only). There will be six skills challenges.
PHYSICAL: 40 yard dash, Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle (5-10-5)
MENTAL: 10 question test based on video analysis (if facilities available)
SKILLS: Long Toss, Stationary Target (series), Moving Target (series), Route Tree (series), Red Zone Corner Toss, Pocket/Rush Reaction

Wide receivers will be put through six events: four physical after height and weight and two skills events.
PHYSICAL: 40 yard dash, Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle (5-10-5), and L-cone
SKILLS: Speed Catch from JUGS(timed drill), Hands and Routes (series), The Gauntlet

"This is going to be our best event yet," said Baxter. "I'm looking forward to the addition of the wide receivers challenge. Watching these kids bond and fellowship during our QB1 Training Days has been great and putting them together for the challenge event seemed like a natural progression. Just as we want our players to evolve in their game, we want to continue to evolve as a performance and evaluation company."


"Our son, Seth Owen, had a great time competing against some of the Southeast's top high school quarterbacks at the 2012 QB-1 Quarterback Challenge. We personally liked the one on one instruction Seth received from the coaches. Coach Baxter and the other coaches truly have a desire to see these young men learn the skills and techniques of the quarterback position so they are better prepared for the next level of play; The coaches left no stone unturned as they ran the quarterbacks through a variety of drills covering every scenario they will face in a game situation. We highly recommend the QB-1 Quarterback Challenge to any quarterback who is looking to improve his game and prepare himself for the next level." -Shannon and Kim Owen, Parents of Seth Owen, East Henderson High School and Pembrook College quarterback. (2012 Winner of the QB1 Challenge)

"The QB1 Challenge greatly benefited my son and helped him reach his potential going into his senior year. The instruction he received was top shelf and the day was very well organized. The quarterback drills the young men competed in challenged them on all levels; their mental understanding of the game, arm strength, accuracy as well as their athleticism. I felt like all the young men benefited by participating in the QB1 Challenge and as a parent of a high school quarterback, I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful resource we have in the state of South Carolina." - David Rowe, Father of Caleb Rowe, Blue Ridge High School and University of Maryland Quarterback. (2011 Winner of the QB1 Challenge)

"Last year, our two varsity quarterbacks competed in the QB1 challenge. I was amazed at the design and structure of this event as compared to so many others. While all of the quarterbacks competed in the skills competition, they were also educated and instructed by the staff of the QB1 challenge. As a coach. I especially appreciated the fact that our quarterbacks received such great feedback as they competed to be QB1. The specialized instruction and mental training sets this event apart from all the other "meat market" type of camps and combines."- Jeff Calabrese, Head Football, Hartsville High School

The cost of this year's event is $60.00. All participants will receive their QB1 Compression Shirt.

This is a non-contact event; no special equipment needed other than cleats (will be on a turf field). Quarterbacks are encouraged to bring their favorite ball if they have one.

Hydration is available to participants. Lunch will not be served.

Seth Owen, (East Henderson, NC) Pembrook
Dylan Thompson, (Boiling Springs HS) University of South Carolina
Caleb Rowe, (Blue Ridge HS) University of Maryland
Zach Lappin, (Easley HS) Mars Hill
Reese Hannon, (Greer HS) Furman University
W.T. Murden, (Airport HS) Newberry College
Ky Tyler, (Columbia HS) Texas Tech
Hunter Townes, (Christ Church) Furman University
Adrian Kollock, (Spartanburg HS) South Carolina State
Logan Hall, (Laurens HS) Coastal Carolina
Arimis Hillary, (Strom Thurmond HS) Coastal Carolina
Jay Spearman, (Greenwood HS) University of South Carolina

After registration, you will receive an email packet with information on the event, event itinerary, and a waiver/release form


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