Arizona Pole Vault AcademySports Club in Queen Creek, Arizona
Team Phoenix had a blast last weekend. Can't wait until next year! Great job to everyone. A big thanks to Bob and Elaine Fraley as well as Brian Yokayama for putting on this great event.
If anyone is interested in watching the pole vault hall of fame ceremony from this past weekend in Reno here it is. Simon Arkell and Scott Huffman did an aweso...me job of telling some great stories from back in the day. I appreciate all the nice things thay said about me. It was an honor to share this night with them.
There is still room in our small group format December 27-29th camp. Last winters camp was awesome. We are capping enrollments at 15. Contact us if interested!
For those of you that don't already know, it is with a heavy heart to let you know that a valued member of the Arizona pole-vault community Mitch Warnock tragically took his own life in the early hours of Monday morning. Our heart goes out to Mitch’s family and friends.
Mitch was one of the best vaulters in the state last year at 15’7” and had tremendous potential. He was a senior at Corona del Sol High School and a member of our pole-vault club. He will be missed by all of... us here at AZPVA.
The celebration of Mitch's life will be held at Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1356 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85242. Tuesday October 25 at 6:00pm.
If you would like to donate to the Warnock Family to help cover funeral costs a GoFundMe campaign has been set up on their behalf.
Dean and Jill Starkey
Cool summary of the men's 2016 Rio Olympic pole vault final.
RIP Tom Hinkes. You will be missed. Tom was a local masters vaulter here in AZ. He has jumped at our place many times.
One of our small Tuesday night competitions that we occasionally host for a few local post collegiate vaulters such as our very own Kasey Burlingh...am, is blowing up into ONE AWESOME EVENT. We will have girls that personal bests between 14-15 feet! We will have guys with personal bests between 17'8 and 18'7"! We will also have one of our club mentors and masters vaulter 58 year old Wendel Beck! The full start list is below. Feel free to look up these awesome vaulters on Youtube.
This is a USAFT sanctioned competition. Most of these vaulters are looking for an Olympic Trials or Olympic Standard mark and need your support! Everyone is invited to come watch. Bring some food and drinks, sit back and enjoy!
EVENT STARTS AT 6PM TONIGHT (Tuesday 6/14/16) Women first followed by the men
Hope to see you there!