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Chris Swanson
· September 11, 2013
Awesome place to learn the basics as well as improve on skills already learned. Training in speed and strength as well as vaulting. It's the whole package!
Connors winning jump at 15'3"
Junior Champs Indiana
Connor Stevens 16'6"
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Garrett Starkey is at Albuquerque Convention Center.

Started on the front buns, now we here 🎵 5.60 (18'4.5). Shoutout to @jtown505 for the dramatic edit 😂

#polevault #trackandfield #ucsspirit #traysgonnadie #natashabedingfield

AZPVA Winter Camp: December 27-29th, 2017.

Arizona Pole-vault Academy
Dean Starkey added 18 photos and 3 videos from July 2017 to the album: Clovis Street Vault 2017 — with Taylor Starkey and 4 others.
July 2017

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 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.

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At the 2017 Reno Pole-vault Summit, Olympians Simon Arkell and Scott Huffman give an introduction speech on behalf of Dean Starkey for his induction into the...

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!…/t…/236/Default.aspx

Arizona Pole-vault Academy

2016 Halloween vault.

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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

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Helping our dear friends, The Warnocks, cover the costs for funeral arrangements for their son, Mitch.

Garrett Starkey, Nathan Hiett, Jacob Flores, and Matt Matthew Lee Eckles doing there ice bath recovery time in style!

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Nathan Hiett is at Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium.

"Ice Bath Baby"
Scientifically, this is the best way to mentally survive ice baths, trust me

Cool summary of the men's 2016 Rio Olympic pole vault final.

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Olympic is with Thiago Braz and Renaud Lavillenie.

When you push yourself to new heights, this happens...

New American Record for Sandi Lynn!

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Harry Morris

Sandi Lynn Morris clears 5.0M (16-5)
Breaks American Outdoor Record

RIP Tom Hinkes. You will be missed. Tom was a local masters vaulter here in AZ. He has jumped at our place many times.

Teresa Lowe is with Gabriel Huerta and 8 others.

💜💜💜💜💜 R I P 💜💜💜💜

My dear friend

Tom Hinkes


You were always so sweet to try to make a lot of my meets just to support me!!

You will be truly missed!!!

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Dean Starkey to Arizona Pole Vault Academy

Hey Everyone,

One of our small Tuesday night competitions that we occasionally host for a few local post collegiate vaulters such as our very own Kasey, 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

Natasha Kolbo
Mandissa Marshall
Trista Smith
Allison Koressel
Kourtney Ross
Shaylah Simpson
Mallory Gilbert

Cale Simmons
John Prader
Alex Bishop
Kasey Burlingham
Joey Uhle
Wendel Beck

Hope to see you there!

Dean Starkey

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Bhanu gets 3rd place at the India National Championships. Congratulations!


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Tamara Downey is with Kyle Downey.

Kyle's trophy from last week for Outstanding Individual Male Athlete from Valley Classic Meet. When they said he got a trophy we were expecting something MUCH Today he has another meet and another goal to work towards.

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