Dirk Knudsen

Dirk is a lifelong resident of the Pacific NW; athlete and Merit scholar. He runs camps, clinics, and has been a sports writer and analyst for nearly a decade now; mostly with Rivals.com as the editor of OregonPreps and WashingtonPreps.com. Dirk is the founder of NWPR & BrainChampions.org; a charity for injured athletes suffering from Brain Trauma / Concussion. He is a father of three and married.

Parkrose High School Fooball Player Jonatahn Boland
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Jonathan Boland’s Ship Finally Comes In

A young man from the Parkrose district on the Eastside of Portland made a lot of waves the last few seasons racking up hundreds of yards per game at times and bringing excitement and winning ways back to his More...

Blake Brandel Central Catholic
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, December 15th, 2014

Blake Brandel Talks Championship & OSU

One of the best linemen in the Class of 2015 out of the Pacific Northwest is Central Catholic’s Blake Brandel.  We caught up  with the long armed Offensive Linemen right after the game where the Rams More...

Football In The Fall
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Pacific NW Football Proving Best In Nation

There is a lot of talk about how good the South, Florida, California, or Texas is when it comes to not only college football but high school ball is well.  This year the Pacific Northwest has once again shown More...

High Schol Heisman Winner Nolan Henry
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, December 12th, 2014

Union High Star Nolan Henry Wins Heisman

It’s official.  We have a Heisman winner here in the NW.  Marcus Mariota?  No not yet.  Today QB phenom Nolan Henry won the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Nolan Henry of Union HS in Camas, More...

Top Football Recruit for 2016 Erick Glueck
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Erik Glueck A 2016 Enforcer To Follow

The recruiting class of 2015 -2016 is on the way up the ranks as teams start turning to Juniors more now then ever.  One of the most dominating players in the Pacific NW for that class is big time Middle Linebacker More...

Zion Dixon is a powerhouse kid who we know can play at the highest college ranks and the offer form Idaho proves that point!
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Dynamic Dozen – NW Football Recruits To Watch

Finally! We are getting a chance to get into the recruits we feel are on the verge of being offered or of grabbing a BIGGER offer.  It may take a few weeks but as it does we believe these athletes have what More...

ross bowers opening
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Ross Bowers Flips For Bothell And Wins Championship

It was a wild day in the NW for Championship Football.  Tigard went down hard to Nationally Ranked Central Catholic in the OSAA 6 A Final in Oregon and Bothell got a Championship win over defending WIAA Champs More...

Anthony  Masaniai  is one of the bets athletes in the entire West and brings his team onto the field tonight to win it all.
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ground-Hog Day Plays Out In 3A Title Game

Phil Connors was one of the most famous characters that comedic genius ever played.  It was the movie Ground Hog Day and in it Murray relives the same day over and over and over again learning all about the More...

Austin Joyner Lands And Offer From Oregon State
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Austin Joyner Of Marysville-Pilchuck Wins Gatorade POY

One of the most outstanding young men of all of the thousands of athletes we have covered is Austin Joyner of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington.  His speed and skill on the field in the stuff of More...

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