America’s Largest Pole Vault Meets

For those of us whose ideal vacation includes pole vaulting, here’s the largest gatherings of vaulters in the United States – Canada.  East-West-North-South all regions are represented.

The list is ranked by number of flights.  A flight is a vaulting competition group that shares a runway for a session. So… if there were 2 runways, and they ran 4 sessions using both runways, there would be 8 flights.  Biggest Flight = largest number of vaulters that have to share one runway for one competition group.

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National Pole Vault Summit, Reno, NV


14 Runways, 79 Flights, 1145 Vaulters, Biggest flight 19, 2 days 1/18-19

2018 Champions: Sandi Morris 4.90, Mondo Duplantis 5.83

Meet Directors: Steve Chappel, Lane Mastretti



Texas Elite PV Expo Explosion, Belton, TX

Jan 1 – 2, 2021

5 runways, 25 flights, 345 vaulters, biggest flight 18, 2 days 12/28-29 Results on website: YES

2019 Champions Annie Rhodes-Johnigan 4.56 and Audie Wyatt 5.45

Meet Director: Jack Chapman, Texas Elite PV



Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI









2 runways, 16 flights, 273 vaulters, biggest flight 26, 2 days 7/12-13, Result on website: YES

2018 Champions Hannah Sailar 4.11, KC Lightfoot 5.48

Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott



Port Arkansas Beach Vault, TX


3 runways, 12 flights, 295 vaulters, biggest flight 19

2018 Champions Anicka Newell 4.60, Audie Wyatt + Tray Oates 5.48

Meet Director: Greg West



Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH



Cancelled: 4 runways, 10 flights, 132 vaulters, biggest flight 20

2018 Champions Katie Nageotte 4.56, Matthew Ludwig and Shawn Barber 5.35

Meet Director: Dennis Mitchell, Akron University



Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL



2 pits, 9 flights, 180 vaulters, biggest flight 25

2018 Champions: Anicka Newell 4.27, Devin King, and Cole Walsh 5.55

Meet Director: Drew Bentley



Charlotte Street Vault, Charlotte, NC


1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 13

2018 Champions: Carolina Moll 4.40, Austin Miller 5.66

Meet Directors: Jim Vahrenkamp, Kyle Wolfe, Aubrey Hilliard



Vault in the Ville, Louisville, KY



1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 12

2018 Winners, Emily Grove  4.40, Chase Brannon 5.50

Meet Directors:



Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Seaside Heights, NJ



2 runways (2015 photo), 7 flights, 150 vaulters, biggest flight 38

2018 Champions Sophie Gutermuth + Kat Pitman 4.26, Peter Roach 5.02

Meet Director: Mike Pascuzzo, Vertical Adventures



Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY



2 runways, 6 flights, 153 vaulters, biggest flight 30

2018 Champions: Kat Pitman 4.15, Zach Ferrara 5.00

Meet Director: Andy Fetzner, Rochester Rockback



River Vault, LaCrosse, WI



1 runway, 6 flights, 99 vaulters, biggest flight 21

Meet Director: Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse Track Club



Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Nationals


1 runways, 12 flights, 180 athletes

Largest Summer Meet in California

Home of the National High School Outdoor Record. Leah Pasqualetti from NY 14’8.25″

Meet Director: Doug Bouma



DC Vault, Washington, DC


  • Elite Competition: Featuring 2015 World Champion – SHAWN BARBER!
  • Open Competition: All Ages – Free Entry!
  • Grilled Food!
  • Free EP (Explosive Performance)​ Training (optional)



Ohio Northern University







2 runways,  5 flights, 65 athletes

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Meet Director: Steve Johnson, ONU Track & Field









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