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US Pole Vaulters
Featured Open Entry Events

compiled by Reggie Henderson

The biggest US Pole Vault Meets that YOU can enter!

A guide for people whose ideal vacation includes pole vaulting. 

The list is loosely ranked by number of flights.

(The more vaulters the better, but no one wants 50 vaulters sharing one runway during warmups)

A flight is a vaulting competition group that shares a runway for a session. 

For example; if there were 2 runways and 3 sessions using both runways, there would be 6 flights. 

Corrections/Additions welcome, e-mail

Event updates and other events at my Facebook group US Pole Vaulters - Featured Events

Not listed are all the USATF Association Championships but those are great opportunities
I think this is all USATF sanctioned events
More great sites for finding full track meets include:

* indicates winter

4th of July, Vault Factory, Basking Ridge NJ
Summer PV Festival, Flying Circus, Warwick NY
DC Vault Championships, Washington DC

Jersey Jumps, Atlantic City NJ

Rochester ​Rockback Beach Vault, NY

*Mac Vault Bob Crites Invite, College Stn TX

*PV in Paradise, Key West, FL
Beach Vault, Port Aransas, TX

Pole Vault in the Plaza, Naples, FL
Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile AL
USATF Masters Outdoor Natl Greensboro NC
Pole Vault Miami, FL
Indoor Hep Masters Nationals, Kenosha WI
*USATF Masters Indoor Natl Louisville KY
River Vault, LaCrosse WI
Jammin' and Jumpin', Henderson KY
Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI

Capitol District Vault, NE

Indiana State Fair, IN
Decathlon Masters Nationals, St Louis MO

*San Diego Winter Track Summit CA

*Reno Summit, NV
4th of July, Tacoma, WA
Vaulter Mag Los Angeles CA

Utah PVA Street Vault, Salt Lake City UT


UCS Spirit Pole Vault Summit, Reno, NV

Jan 13-14, 2023

​13 Runways, 64 Flights, 1072 Vaulters, Biggest flight 23, Results: YES,  
2023 Champions: Thibault Collet & Jacob Wooten 5.81, Amanda Moll 4.61
Meet Directors: Steve Chappel, Lane Mastretti, UCS Spirt


Texas Elite PV Expo Explosion, Belton, TX

Dec 30-31, 2022 - SADLY - Indoor 2023 WAS THE LAST YEAR FOR THIS EVENT
Thanks to Jack Chapman for over a decade of hosting this great event

6 runways, 34 flights, 324 vaulters, biggest flight 15, Results: YES
2023 Champions Jacob Wooten (Mac Vault) 5.81 and Alina McDonald (KMR) 4.51
Meet Director: Jack Chapman


Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI

July 14-15, 2023

2 runways, 16 flights, 290 vaulters, biggest flight 28, Results: YES

2022 Champions Zach Bradford 5.48 & Sophie Gutermuch 4.26

Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott 


Port Aransas Beach Vault, TX

June 17, 2023

​4 runways, 16 flights, 259 vaulters, biggest flight 20, Results:YES

2022 Champions: Anicka Newell 4.11,  Austin Parish 5.02

Meet Director: Greg West


Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL

July 15, 2023

3 pits, 13 flights, 162 vaulters, biggest flight 16, Results published: YES
2022 Champions: Alina McDonald 4.67 and Maddox Hamm 5.48
Meet Director: Drew Bentley


Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY

August 12, 2023

3 runways, 9 flights, 180 vaulters, biggest flight 24, Results: Yes

2022 Champions: Matt Ludwig 5.60, Veronica Vacca (HS Freshmen, Philly Jumps) 4.14
Team Champion (top 3 guys + top 3 womens heights) Philly Jumps 24.98
Meet Director: Andy Fetzner

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Pole Vault in Paradise, Key West, FL

January 7, 2023

2 runway, 7 flights, 91 vaulters, Biggest flight 22, Results: YES
2023 Champions: Austin Miller (Vaulthouse & Bell) and Carson Waters 5.47

Kristen Brown and Jill Marois (Full Vertical) 4.21

Meet Director: Steve Hanes (who vaulted 11' at age 60 at this meet in 2019)


HV Flying Circus Summer PV Festival, Warwick, NY

July 7-8, 2023

1 Runway, 8 Flights, 82 vaulters, biggest flight 16  Results:YES 
2022 Highest Vaults: Jack Vecellio (MA) and Nick Lourenco (St. Anthony's NY) 4.77
Emma Keating, Rachel Mason, Tatum Norris, Ellison Weiner 3.55
Meet Directors: Tim St Lawrence


Vertical Adventures Beach Vault, Atlantic CIty, NJ

July 8-9, 2023

2 runways 6 flights, 95 vaulters, biggest flight 25  Results:

2022 Champions: Kelsey Hartsock 3.81, Neal Wgodowski 4.49

Meet Director: Mike Pascuzzo


Mac Vault Academy's Bob Crites Invitational
College Station, TX

November 19, 2022

3 runways, 7 flights, 66 vaulters, biggest flight 11, Results: YES
2022 Champions Molly Haywood 3.96, Colby Tindall 4.87, Masters MVP Chet Clodfelter (M59) 3.81.  Meet Directors: Brad & Brittany McFarling
(Check website: Mac Vault Academy holds frequent open-entry meets)


DC Vault Championships, Washington DC 

June 24, 2023

3 runways, 6 flights, 42 vaulters, largest flight 11, Results: YES
2022 Champions: Austin Miller (Vaulthouse) 5.65, Kortney Ross Oates (Risen Performance) 4.15
Meet Director: Ed Luthy & Chad Ackerman


River Vault, LaCrosse, WI

July 1-2, 2023

1 runway, 5 flights, 81 vaulters, biggest flight 18 Results:

2022 Champions: Devan Gertscdhen (Oshkosh WI) 5.18, Eliza Aitken (DePere WI) 3.88 

Meet Director: Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse Track Club


Indiana State Fair Vault, Indianapolis, IN

August 6, 2022

1 runway, 4 flights, 117 vaulters, Biggest flight: 33

2022 Champions: Nathan Stone (Indiana U) 5.02, Kailee Swart (HS Jr) 3.96, Chet Clodfleter M58 3.96.  Produced by: Over the Top Tour, LLC


Jammin' & Jumpin', Henderson, KY

July 2-3, 2022

1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 15 Results: 

2022 Highest Vaults: Jill Marois 4.30 Marissa Kalsey 4.30, Michael Cypers 5.15 
Meet Directors: Kevin Ferguson, SM Track Club


The Capitol District Pole Vault, Omaha, NE

July 7-8, 2023

1 runway, 4 flights plus a clinic, 53 vaulters, larges flight 16, Results on website: NO.
2022 Champions Marissa Kalsey (Hollis PV) 4.40, Marshall Farout and Matt Keim 5.20
Meet Director: Emily Winckler


Vault Factory 4th of July Vault, Basking Ridge NJ

July 2, 2022

1 runway, 4 flights, 51 vaulters, biggest flight 26, Results:
2022 Champions: Bradley Jelmert (Vault Factory) 5.33, Verionica Vacca (Philly Jumps) 4.11, Meet Director Carl Anthony Porambo


Vaulter Magazine Stars & Stripes, Murietta CA

July 1, 2023

1 runway, 5 flights, 45 vaulters, biggest flight 10, Results:
2022 Champions Anthony Meacham 5.02, Rose Wagner 3.73

Meet Director: Doug Bouma


Utah PVA Street Vault, Salt Lake City

August 6, 2022

2 runways, 6 flights, 75 vaulters, biggest flight 17  Results published: Not yet
2021 Champions: Hayley Rayburn 4.11, Nico Rubio 4.57
Meet Directors: Kody Pierce, Cameron Vongsawad


Pole Vault in the Plaza Naples FL

June 24, 2023

1 runway, 4 flights  Results: Not published
2022 Champions: Alon Rogow 5.05, Anika Homolka 3.47
Meet Directors:  Kayden Cecil, Simon Weardon


Pole Vault Miami,FL

August 20, 2022

2 runways, 2 flights, 31 vaulters, largest flight 36, Results:
2022 Champions - Nicole 3.81, Calvin 4.12, Meet Director David Chandler


USATF Indoor Masters Nationals

March 10-12, 2023 Louisville KY

2022 Champions: M30+ Zach Ferrara (Nazareth College Coach) 5.25, M60+ Paul Babits 3.50, M65+ Gary Hunter 3.35, M80+ Don Isett 2.50, W30+ Alexandra Faust 3.45.  W45+ Angela Herzner 3.05, W75+ Catherine Radle 1.60


USATF Outdoor Masters Nationals

July 20-23, 2023  Greensboro NC

2022 Champions: W35+ Jennie Lenk 3.50, W65+ Kay Glynn 2.70, W85+ Flo Meiler 1.50, M45+ Scott Johnson 4.55, M55+ Chet Clodfelter 4.10, M65+ Gary Hunter 3.50,   


Women's Decathlon National Championships

Aug 12-13, 2023 at Mt.SAC, Los Angeles CA

New Event
Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


USATF Masters Outdoor Decathlon

Aug 12-13, 2023 at Mt SAC, Los Angeles CA

Results: YES, 2022 Womens Champion: Ashley Grothaus 3487 (PV 2.85). Kent Kappen M50 cleared 3.50 in a rained out event
Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


USATF Masters Indoor Heptathlon

Jan 21-22,2023   at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Results: YES, 2023 - Amanda Pasko wins at 3985 including 2.70 in the vault, Kay Glynn vaults 2.60 at age 69. Roman Marenin age 39 has top mens hep performance of 4202
Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


San Diego Winter Track Summit Chula Vista CA

TBD - check CV Eagles button below for updates

2 runways, 6 flights, first year, clinics, meals/lodging available, Results: 
2023 Champions ?
Meet Director: Steve Marshalek


Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH

2022 was presumably the last, RIP to a great event, 2007-2022

2 runways, 4 flights, 36 vaulters, biggest flight 10 Results: YES

2022 Champions Abby Knouff (U.Akron) 3.97, Matt Keim  5.05

Meet Director: Dennis Mitchell, U.Akron


Old Town Clovis Street Vault, Fresno CA

status unknown

1 runway, 2 flights, Results on website: NO.
2019 Champions Megan Clark 4.41, Tray Oates & Audie Wyatt 5.48
Meet Director: Doug Fraley
This isn't open entry, but it's an iconic street vault


Tacoma Freedom Fair Beach Vault, WA

Cancelled for 2021 and 2022

1 runway, 6 flights, 58 vaulters, Biggest flight 14, Results: YES

2019 Winners, Lianne Kistler + Samantha Serex (NW PV Club) 3.70, Zachary Klobutcher (NW PV Club) 4.97

Meet Director: Becca Gillespie Peters, Pole Vault Power

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Vault in the Ville, Louisville KY

Cancelled indefinitely

​1 runway, 12 flights, 129 vaulters, biggest flight 20 (rest 14 or less), Results: YES
2019 Champions Daylis Caballero Vega (Cuba - Elitesport Texas) 4.42, Deakin Volz (Virginia Tech) 5.62  Meet Director: Chip Heuser


Crested Butte Street Vault, CO

One off meet in 2019, but what a great pic!

1 runway, 4 flights, 29 vaulters, biggest flight 9, Results:

2019 Champions: Robin Bone 4.00, Max Manson (Superior Track Club) 5.25 Meet Director: Andy Munoz, Drift Motion PVC (see website for more meets)

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