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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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September is the gateway to the fall season and most of you will be adjusting comfortably to your school or college. For the rest of us, we are getting on with our lives after a long restful summer filled with pole vaulting. For us at Vaulter Magazine, we had an amazing summer filled with the sport that we love. Had a huge BBQ vault with pole vaulters coming in from all over the United States to partake in a meet and have some BBQ and drinks on us! Next year will be enormous with what we have planned. Stay tuned.

Sam Kendricks and his Dad/Coach Scott Kendricks are the men of the hour for this month’s cover of the magazine. Can you imagine a sport without these men? Not to mention, why is Scott Kendricks his coach and father not celebrated and speaking at all the pole vaulting events around this great Nation? Last year he was at the offices of Vaulter Magazine speaking to our club and I would think that surely his number would be called after the duo accomplished such a large feat. We celebrate these two when the cameras are rolling, it’s about time that we do the same when the cameras are off and the team is back home. We salute you Sam and Scott, job well done!

Adele San Miguel has stepped up to the plate for this month’s cover story of the above-mentioned duo. Often when we have significant events such as the American Record break, World Record Breaks, and other pole vault related events, writers contact us right away for a chance to be part of American Pole Vault History. Adele and a few others wrote, and we couldn’t have picked a better author to make this article happen. “With hip height at 5.91, Sam and his coach, his father Scott, thought the record was within reach.” The rest is history and if you would like to read more, please check out the article. Thank you, Adele!

We are extremely blessed as a magazine and a sport to have a master’s gentleman such as John Clark bringing us insight into his journey as a pole vaulter. Not only as a vaulter but one that just started vaulting. Injury prevention is the name of the game this month and John remembers his first practice all too well. “Unfortunately, the very next jump was even more memorable, as there was a loud “pop,” accompanied by a sharp, hobbling pain in my left calf, just as I started my plant and take-off.” Great read and I know you will enjoy it!

Many are not happy about the IAAF ranking system and Kreager Taber writes about “Criticisms of the New IAAF World Rankings System.” A hot button issue as we head into the 2020 Olympics and make our way through the Diamond League meets. “On one hand, the new system extends the qualification window by two months, which allows athletes more opportunities to excel and meet the heightened standards.” Have a read, she wrote an amazing article and we think you will enjoy what you read.

Next month you will meet the coach with the most state champions in the sport of pole vaulting. Stay tuned as fall comes along and training continues.

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