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Tag: April Steiner Bennett

From Olympian to ‘American Ninja Warrior’

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas viewers of “American Ninja Warrior” should have caught a good look at a familiar face during last week’s season premiere. The contestants during the NBC television show’s “Los Angeles qualifier” included former Arkansas and Olympic pole vaulter April Steiner Bennett. “American Ninja Warrior,” now in its ninth…

Stick program sends students flying

With the Olympics underway, students at South Middle School got to go flying with a former Olympian on Thursday. April Steiner Bennett, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, visited several Henderson County schools as part of the “Jump Back into School” stick-jumping program. Students in South’s physical education classes…

2012 NAPVA Championships Info

 (Clovis, CA) – In this Olympic Year, the annual North American Pole Vaulting Association (NAPVA) Championships will celebrate the “Spirit of the Olympics” with five former U.S. Pole Vault Olympians in attendance. The event will be held on streets of Old Town Clovis (corner of 4th and Pollasky), on Friday, August…