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.
Look for the Vaulter Magazine Approved Seal. This means we have been to the meet and loved what they do for the pole vault community. Fun, Exciting, and family oriented!
Corrections/Additions welcome. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
National Pole Vault Summit, Reno, NV
14 Runways, 79 Flights, 1145 Vaulters, Biggest flight 19, 2 days 1/18-19
Meet Directors: Steve Chappel, Lane Mastretti
Texas Elite PV Expo Explosion, Belton, TX
Jan 1 – 2, 2021
Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI
2 runways, 16 flights, 273 vaulters, biggest flight 26, 2 days 7/12-13, Result on website: YES
Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott
Port Arkansas Beach Vault, TX
Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH
Cancelled: 4 runways, 10 flights, 132 vaulters, biggest flight 20
Meet Director: Dennis Mitchell, Akron University
Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL
2 pits, 9 flights, 180 vaulters, biggest flight 25
Meet Director: Drew Bentley
Charlotte Street Vault, Charlotte, NC
1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 13
Meet Directors: Jim Vahrenkamp, Kyle Wolfe, Aubrey Hilliard
Vault in the Ville, Louisville, KY
Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Seaside Heights, NJ
Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY
River Vault, LaCrosse, WI
Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Nationals
2 runways, 12 flights, 180 athletes
Largest Summer Meet in California
Home of the last two National High School Outdoor Records. Leah Pasqualetti from NY 14’8.25″ and Paige Sommers 14’8.50″
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
Facebook & Instagram @ONUPoleVault
Meet Director: Steve Johnson, ONU Track & Field