17 April 2009

Videos of Ikei Performance Athletes NFL Proday Workouts

Each year Ikei Performance accepts 10 athletes into their NFL Combine & Draft Preparation Program. From January-March these athletes dedicate their life to preparing for their NFL Workout Day. Months of hard work and sacrifice will be determined by one day of performance and two days of anticipation. The 2009 NFL Draft is only a week away and lives will be changed forever. Scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 25-26, the NFL Draft will transform top amateur college players into professional athletes and establish a dream come true for many, including several Ikei Performance Athletes. As their coach I would like to share with you the outcome of the intensity, commitment, sacrifice, dedication, discipline and hard work these athletes made in preparation for the NFL Workout Day.

Check out these videos of Ikei Performance Athletes performing at their best.

Al Afalava
Oregon State

Tommie Hill
Defensive End
Colorado State

Josh Leonard
Defensive Tackle

Francis Maka
Defensive End

Jacob Patek

Jeremy Perry
Offensive Guard
Oregon State

Patrick Schwenke
Offensive Tackle/Guard
West Texas A&M

Vaka Manupuna
Defensive Tackle

03 April 2009

University of Hawaii NFL Proday Workout Results - Ikei Athletes Continue to Impress Scouts

University of Hawaii NFL Proday Workout Results

Our 2009 NFL Combine & Draft Preparation training program has come to a close with the final proday workout being held yesterday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA for the University of Hawaii athletes. Four Ikei Performance athletes were on hand to perform in front of NFL Scouts, DT-Josh Leonard, DT-Vaka Manupuna, DE-Francis Maka & S-Jacob Patek. Leonard & Maka recently finished their career with Hawaii while Patek’s last season was a year ago. Manupuna played at the University of Colorado but was granted permission to participate and Oregon State University Offensive Lineman Jeremy Perry also from Hawaii was on hand and spoke with several scouts but did not participate in drills.

Ikei Performance athletes impressed scouts and coaches with their performances. Both Leonard and Manupuna had record breaking performances with 41 reps in the 225 lbs bench press test, while Patek & Maka tied for the highest vertical jump for the day.

Here are the final results from the University of Hawaii NFL Proday Workout, April 2, 2009 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA:

Josh Leonard
DT - Hawaii
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 283 lbs
Vertical Jump: 31.5”
Broad Jump: 8’10”
225# Bench Rep: 41
40 Yard Dash: 4.93
20 Yard Shuttle:4.31
3-Cone Drill: 7.35

Francis Maka
DE - Hawaii
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 257 lbs
Vertical Jump: 34”
Broad Jump: 9’4”
225# Bench Rep: 26
40 Yard Dash: 4.81
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.45
3-Cone Drill: 7.31

Vaka Manupuna
DT - Colorado
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 287 lbs
Vertical Jump: 31”
Broad Jump: 9’3”
225# Bench Rep: 41
40 Yard Dash: 5.09
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.43
3-Cone Drill: 7.23

Jacob Patek
S - Hawaii
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 210 lbs
Vertical Jump: 34”
Broad Jump: 9’6”
225# Bench Rep: 22
40 Yard Dash: 4.58
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.21
3-Cone Drill: 6.72

Offensive Lineman Jeremy Perry is currently scheduling a private workout at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) in the next 2 weeks for NFL Scouts.

Now that the proday workouts are over it becomes a waiting game with hopes and prayers that an NFL Team will give these athletes a chance to become a professional. The 2009 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-26 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Our positive thoughts and prayers will be with all our athletes and we’re so very proud and honored to have you guys as our ohana. A great job well done and thank you for believing in our program and for all your efforts.