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.

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!

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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

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

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

Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott

Port Arkansas Beach Vault, TX


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

Meet Director: Greg West

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



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

Meet Directors:

Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Seaside Heights, NJ



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

Meet Director: Mike Pascuzzo, Vertical Adventures

Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY



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

Meet Director: Andy Fetzner, Rochester Rockback

River Vault, LaCrosse, WI


Meet Director: Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse Track Club

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

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Meet Director: Steve Johnson, ONU Track & Field

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