Jeremy Scott Brookland, Arkansas 19' 1" (5.82)
Jeremy Scott is originally from Norfolk, NE, and he currently lives and trains in Brookland, AR. He was the NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor pole vault champ while at Allegheny College, where he holds the school record. Jeremy, at a towering 6’9” tall, has a PR of 5.82 meters (19’1”), set indoors in 2009. He’s also the 2009 USA Indoor champion, and he was runner-up in the USA Outdoor Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Jeremy has represented the United States in both the indoor World Championships (2003) and the outdoor World Championships (2009, 2011, 2013). Jeremy currently lives in Arkansas and trains with Bell Athletics.
Jordan Scott Watkinsville, Georgia 18' 9" (5.72)
Jordan Scott lives and trains in Lawrence, KS with his college coach, Tom Hays, although he’s originally from Watkins, Georgia. Jordan attended the University of Kansas, winning seven Big XII titles and one NCAA Championship (2010) before graduating in 2011. Easily recognized by his colorful hair, he’s the 2013 USA Indoor Champion, and he holds a PR of 5.72 meters (18’9”), set in 2012
Mark Hollis Indianapolis 19' 2" (5.84)
**Mark Hollis is a scratch but look for him to contend for the Brit's Pub Vault Crown in 2015!
Mark Hollis hails from Elkhart, IN, where he is coached by Amanda Hollis. Mark is originally from Freeport, IL, and he attended college at Olivet Nazarene before turning pro. He is the 2010 USA outdoor pole vault champion, and the 2011 and 2014 USA indoor champion. Mark competed for Team USA at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships in Daegu, South Korea in 2011, and he was 5th at the US Olympic Trials in 2012. After placing 2nd at the USA outdoor championships this year, Mark continued his fantastic year by clearing 5.80 (19’2”) meters on July 16th in Liege, Belgium.
Shawn Francis, Fargo 18" 2.5" (5.55)
Originally from Hastings, MN, where he won a state championship title in the pole vault, Shawn Francis attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, where he currently lives and trains. During his junior season at NDSU, he cleared 5.11 meters (16’9”), which was the second highest jump in NDSU history. Shawn had a terrific indoor campaign this year, placing second at the USA indoor championships with a PR vault of 5.55 meters (18’2.5”). He’s been sharp outdoors as well, vaulting 5.50 meters at the Drake Relays in April.
Zach Siegmeier, Minneapolis 18" 1" (5.51)
While attending Crystal Lake Central High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Zach Siegmeier placed second in the pole vault at the IHSA State Track and Field meet. After attending Cuesta Junior College, he transferred to the University of Minnesota in 2011 and competed as a Gopher in 2012. In 2013, Zach won the outdoor Big Ten Championships, and he went on to place 5th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2014. He set a PR of 5.51 meters (18’1”) at the Musco Invitational in May of this year.
Jeff Coover, Indianapolis 18' 4" (5.60)
Born and raised in San Diego, California, re-routed to Cedar Falls, IA after college at Indiana University. Jeff is now coached by former USA World Team Member Jacob Pauli, who boasts a 19'1" PR. Jeff was a 4-time NCAA All-American while at Indiana, and has had four top-8 finishes at the USA Championships since college, including a 4th-place finish last year in Des Moines with a PR jump of 5.60m (18'4"). This year, Coover had a third-place showing at the Millrose Games with an 18'1" jump, and finished 6th at the USA Indoor Championships. His favorite food is avocado, and he enjoys fine fashion, deep conversation, and hammin' it up for the crowd.
Jack Szmanda Minneapolis 17' 8" (5.38)
Multi-event athlete Jack Szmanda got his start in track and field during high school in Wausau, WI. He played football in the fall and pole vaulted in the spring, eventually winning a Wisconsin state title in the event. Jack attended college at the University of Minnesota, where he transitioned to the decathlon and heptathlon. He was an All-American in the hep, and in 2012, he set a PR and U of M school record in the decathlon (7,862); he went on to win the U-23 NACAC decathlon and qualify for the Olympic Trials. Jack holds a pole vault PR of 5.38 meters (17’8”) and competes for the Twin Cities Track Club.
Mick Viken Chicago 18' 0.5" (5.50)
Mick Vicken hails from Arlington Heights, IL, where he attended Rolling Meadows High School. After winning an Illinois state title in the pole vault, Mick redshirted his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin before enrolling at Eastern Illinois University. While at EIU, he won multiple conference championships, set conference records in the pole vault, secured three top-12 finishes at the outdoor NCAA championships, and broke the school record numerous times. Mick holds a PR of 5.50 meters (18’0.5”) from June of this year.
Peter Geraghty Chicago 18' 3" (5.56)
Peter Geraghty hails from Oak Park, Illinois where he competed for Oak Park-River Forest High School. He later went on to compete at North Central College, and was a two-time NCAA Division III outdoor champion in pole vault before transferring to Eastern Illinois. At EIU, he became a First Team All-American in both indoor and outdoor pole vault. He is also the EIU school record holder with a height of 17' 8.50".
Leslie Brost Minneapolis 14' 3" (4.35)
Leslie Brost is from Watertown, South Dakota. Though she originally took on gymnastics, she got her start in pole vault in high school, and was able to earn a spot on the North Dakota State team after grabbing the South Dakota state record. At NDSU she placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships, becoming a First Team All-American at a height of 14’ 3.25”. She has competed at two USATF National Championships, and tied for ninth at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Allison Stokke Newport Beach 14' 3.5" (4.36)
Allison Stokke is from Newport Beach, California and competed for Newport Harbor High School. She was a state champion in high school, and competed on the national level as early as age 17. In college, Stokke vaulted for UC Berkley and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials. She is hopeful to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Becky Holliday Jonesboro, Arkansas 15' 1.75" (4.62)
Becky Holliday is from Penryn, California and competed for the University of Oregon in college. During her time at Oregon, she was an NCAA Outdoor Champion at 14’ 5.5”. Holliday went on to become a two-time USA Outdoor bronze medalist, and a two-time USA Outdoor runner-up. In 2012, she placed second at the Olympic Trials, earning a spot on the London Olympic team. Becky currently lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas and trains with Bell Athletics.
Sam Sonnenberg Minneapolis 14' 5" (4.40)
Sam Sonnenberg is from Waukesha, Wisconsin and competed for Waukesha South High School. She went on to compete for the University of Minnesota and became the Big 10 Champion, and an All-American in the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials with a height of 14” 5.25”.
Allison Koressel Los Angeles 14' 1.75" (4.31)
Allison Koressel hails from Huntington Beach, California. In high school, she ranked sixth nationally and competed at the USATF Junior National Championships. She went on to vault at UCLA where she reached a height of 14’ 1.25”, and placed 18th at the NCAA Championships.
Kayla Caldwell Jonesboro, Arkansas 14' 7" (4.45)
Kayla grew up a gymnast and has been competing in the pole vault for 9 years. She was a 12-time All-Ohioan and 3-time state champion in the pole vault. At Hillsdale College she achieved All-American honors 7 times and left with the Division II collegiate pole vault record.
Kayla Caldwell is the reigning Brit's Pub Vault Champion. Since winning the Pub Vault last year, Kayla set a new best of 4.45 meters in the USATF Indoor Championships in Boston this March, where she placed 4th. In her first year competing professionally in 2014, she qualified for both indoor and outdoor USA National Championships and won her first international competition in South Korea at the Busan International Pole Vault Championship. Kayla currently lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas and trains with Bell Athletics.