Milwaukee Vaultfest Highlights Popularity Of Vaulting
Left: Jason Shimko and Jack Szmanda.
Davies set his World Record in 1961 using a fiberglass pole. Sand and saw dust 'cushioned' the fall after a vault. He stated the fiberglass pole was easier on the body preventing the jarring body jolts received when using a metal/aluminum pole.
Gergel who competed at the University of Oregon and was a 7 time All-American counseled high school vaulters to go to a college where they will be happy and comfortable as coaches and programs often change during their competitive years at the next level.
Draxler who is a San Diego State recruit delayed her trip to begin practice for the World Junior Championships for Team USA, ages 16-19 in order to participate in the MKE Vaultfest. She will compete in the 16th IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. University of Oregon IAAF World Junior Page.
Above center and above right photos by Maynard Miller who is the Janesville Parker PV coach