Hooker Coming to Phoenix to Train

STEVE Hooker’s competitive future is in limbo after the pole vault champion split from coach Alex Parnov with intentions to move to the US. The split was a mutual decision that both Parnov and Hooker agreed with. Hooker recently married Russian partner Katya Kostetskaya in a Melbourne ceremony and the…

Risen Performance with Nick Hysong

Risen Performance with Nick Hysong is a sports performance training and education facility for those who wish to reach their full potential. Located in Phoenix Arizona, we are currently running monthly programs to help pole vaulters, volleyball players, football players, and other athletes prepare, mature, and excel in their sports. We…

Pole Vaulting Calories

  Pole vaulting is a rigorous sport that requires total body strength to bend the pole and vault yourself over a bar. The challenging motions required to clear a pole-vaulting bar require many calories. Caloric Expension According to the CalorieLab website, a 175 lb. person burns about 99 calories in…

Pole-vault coach raises the bar

Track and field has never had the highest priority in football-hungry West Texas, but there are a few oases for fans of the sport. One such oasis is the home of pole vaulting coach Willie Ruiz, who has coached local athletes to district, regional and even a state championship right…

Scottish vaulter has a rough go

MONTROSE’S Scottish pole vault champion and Scottish record holder, Gregor MacLean (pictured), has written a review of his topsy-turvy season so far. The beginning of the season did not start well for me at all, says Gregor. Just as everything was going great in training and preparing for a good start…