December 2022 Vaulter Magazine

December 2022 Naval Academy

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It’s December and wow, it came extremely quickly once again. It seems that I’m saying this a little too often. It’s the best time of the year if you ask us, we love the holiday season for all the Christmas Cheer. Every year it seems that Christmas and our Candy Cane meet is the staple of our club and magazine. Such a fun event with friends and family around sharing Christmas joy. You can’t ask for more as we add the wonderful sport of pole vault right in the middle of it all. If you get a chance to come and join us, I would do just that. We will see you all at the 2022 EXPO Explosion meet in Texas. Come and join us for the fun.


What a cool cover by the United States Naval Academy with all the Christmas spirit around this amazing team. Once again, they make the whole process so flawless with their enthusiasm and professionalism. But there’s more to this amazing team then what meets the eye. “Rory Quiller spearheads the pole vault squad at the Naval Academy, located in Annapolis, Maryland. The U.S Naval Academy is a federal service academy, and the athletes on the Navy track and field squad are held to high standards of achievement that look a little different than the usual college athletic experience.” What else can you say, this is a top-notch institution for military pole vaulting. Thank you for taking the time to bless us with your knowledge and insight. Sara knocked it out of the park with this article, thank you!


When I read the article from Daniel Bush each month, I get quite the chuckle with what he provides. Not only very well written and professionally done, but it’s also fun to follow along one month after another. ““He’s a stickler, dat Steve Stickler, ya?” I said.  “Lucky, he gave grace.” Arriving at the source of a traffic jam, a car had its hazard lights on as two men pushed it from behind.  “Hey, isn’t that Stickler?” Chuck asked, placing his gold medal on the dash.  “And he’s got Barlove with him.” Always wrapped in family values, hard work and discipline and we love that about his stories. “


Goals are a very efficient way to get through most aspects of life to include pole vault. If it’s New Years’, state championships, or league finals, it is good to set some short- and long-term goals that will help you navigate through the process of pole vault. Abbey sends in a sweet article how she sets her goals and the importance of doing so. Great read! “So, in short, my goal was to work so hard that I would accomplish my dreams.”


January 1, 2023 is right upon us and we will have the coast guard on the cover for the new year. Stay tuned for that edition, it will be a good one.

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The school season is coming to an end, and the high school kids are

about ready to graduate or leave school and hit the road for summer.

Soon the summer action will be strong, and the sun will be kissing the pole vaulters sky.


Vault news, “Lavillenie, Barber and Duplantis vault 5.92m at Texas

Relays” (The highlight of the fourth and final day of the Texas Relays

in Austin on Saturday (31) was a pole vault competition in which Renaud

Lavillenie, Shawn Barber and Armand Duplantis all cleared 5.92m.(2018).


Newman shatters Commonwealth pole vault record” (The 23-year-old London

star matched her Canadian record and shattered a 12-year-old

Commonwealth Games mark by clearing 4.75 metres on her final attempt in a

gold-medal performance Friday at Gold Coast, Australia.. (2018).

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On the cover, Doug “Bubba” Sparks, Legendary Pole Vault Coach. “I learned how to use my bottom hand when I was vertical to keep me on the runway side of the pole.” Many years of knowledge and experience from Bubba as he continues his journey as a Masters, pole vaulter. Enjoy the article and the hard work that Samantha put forth this month. Well deserved!

Kreager Taber writes about World Leading Marks Posted at the Texas Relays and Texas Invitational and the history of the venue. “Multiple Olympians have gathered this outdoor season to improve upon world leads, achieve new personal or season bests, and to experience the “crazy atmosphere” of the Mike A. Myers Stadium, according to indoor world record holder Renaud Lavillenie..” It’s an article about some of our current pole vaulters around the world. Enjoy and good job Kreager!

Check us out next month when we sit down and talk to World Champion Coach Scott Kendricks and analyze his knowledge of the sport. Fun times ahead, stay tuned!

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