The National Pole Vault Summit is honored to welcome superstars of recent years including Junior Champions, College Champions, World Champions, and Olympic Champions.
- Renaud Lavillenie – 2012 Olympic Champion – World Champion – French National Record Holder 6.03m
- Jenn Suhr – 2012 Olympic Champion – 2008 Olympic Silver – American Record Holder 4.92m
- Steve Hooker– 2008 Olympic Champion-Former Olympic Record – 2x World Champion-Australian Record 6.06m
- Tim Mack – 2004 Olympic Champion – Former Olympic record holder – 6.01m PR
- Nick Hysong – 2000 Olympic Champion – Former Olympic record holder
- Stacy Dragila – 2000 Olympic Champion – 3x World Champion – Former World and American Record Holder
- Thiago Braz Da Sila – World Junior Champion – World Youth Olympian
- Steve Lewis – British Record Holder – Multiple time World Championship finalist
- Fabiana Murer – 2x World Champion – South American Record
- BeckyHolliday – 2012 Olympian – Pan American Silver – NCAA Champion ’03
- Rens Blom – 2005 World Champion – Netherlands National Record Holder
- Tori Pena – Irish Record Holder – World Championship Competitor – 2012 Olympian
- Mary Saxer – 2012 World Team Member – Former National High School Record Holder
- April Steiner-Bennett – 2008 Olympian – Pan American Silver – National Junior College Champion
- Fabio Da Silva – South American Record Holder
- Melissa Gergel – 2011 NCAA Champion
- Kylie Hutson – 2012 NCAA Champion
- Jordan Scott – 2010 NCAA Champion
- Jack Whitt – 2012 NCAA Champion
- Mark Hollis – 2x NAIA Champion – 2x US Champion
- Scott Roth – 2x NCAA Champion
- Jeremy Scott – 2012 Olympian – NCAA Division 3 Champion
- Chris Swanson – NCAA Division 3 Champion
- Shade Weygandt
- Darren Niedermeyer
- Brysun Stately
- April Kubishta
- Dustin Deleo
- Katy Viuf
- Angela Rummans
Special recognition to National Record Holders from all over the WORLD participating at Pole Vault Summit 2013.
- American Record Holder
- Irish National Record Holder
- Netherlands National Record Holder
- Australian Record Holder
- French Record Holder
- British Record Holder
- Japanese National Record Holder
- South American Record Holder
- Mexican Record Holder
- Jamaican Record Holder
- Shri Lankin Record Holder
We are pleased to Announce our 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees.
Lee Barnes –
Has been remembered by movie fans as the only man to ever stunt double for Buster Keaton in the silent film College when he vaulted into a second story window. A standout athlete from Hollywood, Lee won Olympic Gold in Paris 1924 – as a 17 year old! He was also a World Record Holder by vaulting 14′ 1 3/4″ with a bamboo pole.
Mel Mueller –
In 1972, forty years ago, Title IX opened the door to provide greater gender equity for women in College Sports – the same year Mel Mueller was born. A 10 time All-American and 3 time NCAA division 3 champion in the Hurdles and High Jump, went on to represent the USA in the first ever Olympic Pole Vault for women in 2000. She ended her career with a vault of 15′ 1 3/4″ and once held the American Indoor Record.
Has become a member of the USATF and NCAA Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fames. He coached 3 World Record Holders, 5 American Record Holders, 3 NCAA Champions, and the first ever 18′ pole vaulter Christos Papanicolaou. He is also the former editor of Track and Field Quarterly and International Track and Field Journal. George was also the President of the NCAA Track and Field Coaches Association as well as the President of the International Coaches Association.