I am from Westlake, Ohio and went to St. Ignatius High School. From there went to Malone University in Canton, Ohio, then to University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tn.
I jumped 19'6 1/4"(5.95m) to capture Olympic Gold. The jump was for an Olympic Record, a personal best and I cleared it on my last attempt.
I can relate to every vaulter at every level from middle school beginners to the Elite athlete. I currently coach Mark Hollis, the #1 ranked men's pole vaulter in the US, 4 Elite women and 5 Elite men.
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.