I am from Westlake, Ohio and went to St. Ignatius High School. From there I went to Malone University in Canton, Ohio, then transferred to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tn.
At Athens, Greece in 2004, I jumped 19'6 1/4"(5.95m) for Olympic Gold. The jump was for an Olympic Record, a personal best and I cleared it on my 3rd attempt.
I can relate to every vaulter at every level from middle school beginners to the Elite athlete.
I have spent my life in pursuit of mastering this sport. I went from not making the State Meet in high school to winning Olympic Gold! I want to share everything that I have learned to all that will listen!
I firmly believe that anything is possible through hard work, determination, and a relentless will.