All American Games, NewTek Announce 2015 NewTek All-American Video Crew

All American Games, producer of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and NewTek, Inc. announced the winners in the search for the best high school video production students in the country, to form the “NewTek All-American Video Crew” at the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on January 3, 2015.

NewTekThe video crew will be producing content for the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows. They will be using award-winning NewTek TriCaster multi-camera live production and 3Play slow motion/instant replay systems, the same technology currently in use by professional sports teams and arenas.

“We’ve brought the best of the best high school athletes and musicians together for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band,” said Douglas Berman, All American Games chairman. “Getting the best of the best in high school video production to show the world the incredible work of the athletes and musicians on the field seems only natural.  We’re providing the students with a challenging opportunity in every aspect of a major sports event in the professional world, and time and again we’ve seen them go on from here to great accomplishments.”

Here are the members of the 2015 NewTek All-American Video Crew:

  • Dylan Monson, Parkston High School, Parkston SD
  • Ryan Urquhart, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL
  • Riley Bussell, Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion, MI
  • Aaron Michael Sortal, American Heritage High School, Plantation, FL

The students will be flown to San Antonio for a five-day, all-expense-paid trip in which they will participate in various U.S. Army All-American Bowl week activities. This will include training at NewTek corporate headquarters on TriCaster and 3Play systems. Then, as members of the NewTek All-American Video Crew, they will assist with production for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

“NewTek is proud to recognize Dylan, Ryan, Riley and Aaron for earning a spot on 2015 NewTek All-American Video Crew. Along with the athletes and band members performing at the game, they represent the best and the brightest making their first step onto a world stage,” said Philip Nelson, chief relationship officer at NewTek. “These promising young video storytellers will get to develop their skills alongside the experts at a truly top-level national sports event in a professional environment. They will be training on the same equipment currently used by the New York Giants, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and a host of other pro sports teams and university sports programs.”