Tyler Crapigna-2 Time All Canadian Kicker

It is really special when a coach wants to do something extraordinary for his athlete. Tyler Crapigna (#4) is a third year kicker for the McMaster Marauders Football Team. Crapigna has a long list of football accomplishments and currently completed the CFL Combine in Toronto (#CFLCombine). Wishing Tyler all the best in the CFL Draft. Check out this recent article "Ottawa man kicking his way into the CFL" by Tim Baines, Ottawa Sun. Tyler Crapigna It wasn't hard to find an arsenal of photographs to design from when Dana Segin, Tyler's Kicking & Punting Coach asked me to do this special project. What makes is all worth it for me is the amazing reaction received by the long standing supporters who help Tyler be the best kicker he can be. I am very impressed when Tyler's father, Mr. Crapigna drives from Ottawa to Hamilton to watch his son play ball every home game...WoW-That's dedication!  Vanier2012-2961 "When I asked Robin at Aerial Promotions‎ to put together a few shots of Tyler, I had no idea I was about to receive something so special. The attention to detail, appreciating my feedback was amazing! All in all, I have an amazing print of the best kicker ever to lace them up and kick footballs at McMaster University" Dana Segin Kicking & Punting Coach-McMaster University Football DSC_2877 Thank YOU Dana for allowing me to be part of this special project! Best of Luck Tyler, I'll be cheering for you! Follow Tyler Crapigna on Twitter @TCrapigna4  McMaster (33) vs Queens (20) Football ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Social Media Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. We always update on { tumblr blog | flickr photostream | YouTube channel | Pinterest Boards | Google+  } too! Aerial Promotions is now on Instagram  Instagram ____________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* © Aerial Promotions 1997-2013 *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Why...Because We CARE! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community (...more) Images available now at www.Present it Photo.com _RLW2581

Big Ben Will Strike in Dallas

McMaster Marauder Ben D’Aguilar is attracting attention south of the border.

The 6’2, 240 defensive lineman from Hamilton has been invited to National Football League Super Regional Combine in Dallas, Texas on April 7. D’Aguilar received the invite based on testing results he had posted in an NFL Regional Combine in Florida.

Big Ben Daguilar Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions)

“It’s champ to be invited to this Combine as it gives me a personal opportunity to prove that I have what it takes despite being Canadian and whatever misconceptions that may carry,” commented D’Aguilar.

With the goal of putting in a great performance at the Super Combine, the Hamilton defensive star will be working on improving on certain areas.

“The biggest thing I’d like to do to prepare for the Combine is to run hills once the weather clears up,” explained D’Aguilar.

D’Aguilar has just completed his fourth season with the Marauders of Ontario University Athletics. In October 2012, he set a Canadian Interuniversity Sport record for single season sacks as he amassed 12.5 sacks in eight games. He also registered 28 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a pass break-up.

Yates_1076Cup Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions) He was the top pass rusher on the Marauders defense. For his exceptional play on the field, D’Aguilar was awarded the J.P. Metras Award as Lineman of the Year. In 2011, he led the Marauders to a Vanier Cup victory. This past September, he was ranked fifth on the Canadian Football League’s list of the Top 15 Prospects for its 2013 draft, which is set to take place on May 6. Moreover, D’Aguilar will participate in this upcoming weekend’s CFL Combine.

Lineman of the Year Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions)

Previous to the Marauders, D’Aguilar spent a season at Fork Union Military Academy. Other teams that he has suited up for include the Hamilton Ironmen and his high school team, the Barton Barons of the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association.

The NFL Super Regional Combine will be on the NFL Network and NFL.com

No. 1 Marauders Stays King of the Hill

No. 1 Marauders stays king of the hill

Source: Canadian Interuniversity Sport – October 23, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

The reigning Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders top the Football Reporters of Canada/CIS rankings for the ninth time in as many polls this season, a few days after wrapping up conference play with a perfect 8-0 record for the first time since 2003. After receiving 29 first-place votes from the 30-member FRC panel in each of the last five polls, the Marauders were a unanimous No. 1 selection this week, thanks in part to the Calgary Dinos’ first loss of the campaign. Calgary (6-1) drops to No. 3 in the new Top 10 behind the Laval Rouge et Or (7-1), who climb back to No. 2 for the first time since the Sept. 4 rankings (poll No. 2).

The Montreal Carabins (7-1) remain in fourth place, only one point back of Calgary in the voting (225 vs. 224). The No. 5 Guelph Gryphons (7-1) and No. 6 Queen’s Gaels (6-2) also stay put.

The Regina Rams (5-2) and Western Mustangs (5-3) swap positions at No. 7 and No. 8, while the Acadia Axemen (6-1) and Manitoba Bisons (4-3) hold on to the ninth and tenth spots, respectively.

Kyle Quinlan #12

 

Top-ranked McMaster, the only remaining undefeated team in the country, crushed visiting Laurier (3-5), 43-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday (Oct. 20) to extend its overall winning streak to 18 straight games dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, one shy of the all-time CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005. The defending national champs, who have a bye this week in the first round of the OUA playoffs, will get a chance to tie the prestigious record on Nov. 3 when they host a conference semifinal.

No. 2 Laval dominated Bishop’s (3-5), 57-7, Sunday in Quebec City to claim its 55th consecutive victory on home turf since 2004, also a CIS mark. Last year’s CIS finalists can clinch first place in the RSEQ standings with a win at Concordia (1-7) on Saturday.

The No. 3 Dinos saw their hopes of a perfect conference season go up in smoke Friday night when they fell, 12-9, at Regina. Despite the loss, Calgary secured first place in Canada West thanks to a positive head-to-head point differential in two contests against the Rams this fall. The reigning four-time CWUAA champions close out league play on Saturday with a home title versus No. 10 Manitoba.

All other Top-10 teams were victorious this past weekend, including No. 4 Montreal, 44-0, vs. McGill (2-6); No. 5 Guelph, 39-18, vs. York (2-6); No. 6 Queen’s, 35-7, vs. Toronto (2-6); No. 7 Regina defeating Calgary; No. 8 Western, 32-29, vs. Ottawa (2-6); No. 9 Acadia, 12-5, vs. Saint Mary’s (2-5); No. 10 Manitoba, 37-31, vs. UBC (2-5).

The OUA playoffs get under way on Saturday with a pair of quarter-final matchups that will see Queen’s host Laurier (3-5) in Kingston, and Western welcome Windsor (3-5) in London.

Fifth-ranked Guelph is the second OUA team that earned a bye in the first round of the post-season. The Gryphons’ 7-1 conference record – including seven straight wins to close out the schedule – is the best in program history.

NFL Referee

Oct. 26 19:00 Alberta (0-7) at No. 7 Regina (5-2), Access7 Regina (TV) & CanadaWest.tv (web) 19:00 UBC (2-5) at Saskatchewan (4-3), Shaw (TV)

Oct. 27 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Windsor (3-5) at No. 8 Western (5-3), theScore (TV & web) 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Laurier (3-5) at No. 6 Queen’s (6-2), Cogeco (TV – tape delayed) 13:00 No. 2 Laval (7-1) at Concordia (1-7), SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 No. 4 Montreal (7-1) at Bishop’s (3-5), Radio-Canada (TV & web) & SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 McGill (2-6) at Sherbrooke (5-3) 14:00 No. 9 Acadia (6-1) at Mount Allison (3-4), sportscanada.tv (web) 14:00 StFX (2-5) at Saint Mary’s (2-5), Eastlink (TV & web) & Bell Aliant (web) 17:00 No. 10 Manitoba (4-3) at No. 3 Calgary (6-1), CanadaWest.tv (web)

Here are some of my favorite pics from the last 3 games: 

Football energizes me as a photographer and I am always looking forward to the next game. Congratulations to my home town McMaster Marauders for their awesome season accolades. I feel that there may be more celebrations to come. I hope to be there and capture those moments. [nggallery id=64] Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. Our number one place to post is on Google Plus  GOOGLE+ We always update on { tumbr blog | Flickr photostream | YouTube channel} too! _________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here © Aerial Promotions 1997-2012  |  Photo Credit: Robin Leworthy Wilson _________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY?...Because We Care! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community
 

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