The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Club
Warwick, New York

The “Flying-Season” is officially open !!!! Congratulations to all Circus Pole Vaulters at every level for starting up the competitive Indoor Pole Vault Tour in our five states on a great note. Seventy five Flying Circus athletes laced up there spikes this past three days and the …”Spirit-of-Athletics” is now in motion. Enjoy the benefits of serious training and full time commitments.

The fireworks started up Friday night at both the New Balance Armory and West Point ‘s Gillis Field House. The 24 athletes at the Armory were led by Warwick Valley,NY senior Kaeli Thompson (USA #2) and Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ senior Sydney Woods. (USA #4) . These elite training partners were ready to help each other soar…as Kaeli Thompson soared to a new meet record of 13′ 0″ on her biggest pole ever. This Duke University recruit used her eight step approach and had two close bars at 13′ 3.5″. Honor Student ..Sydney Woods, just finishing her MVP Volleyball State Championship season for NV-Demarest also flew to a New School and Bergen County All Time record with her 12′ 7″ leap. This UPENN recruit used her 8 Step and big poles for her near bar at 13′ 0″ !!!! Abington Heights,PA senior Dani Heine opened strong with a huge jump of 11′ 0″ for Coach Mike Ludka and placed third with a near miss at 11′ 7″. Our Boys saw outstanding performances from Tunkhannock Area,PA junior strongman..Dalton Yeust at 13′ 0″)School Indoor Record) and Aidan O’Connor of Lewis-Mills,Ct over 13′ 0″ to tie for third place in his first ever Armory experience.. Full Results below.
West Point Development meet on Friday was coached by former Circus Star..Coach Stephanie Duffy of University of South Florida. Boys were led by Nick Villanaueva of Monroe Woodbury at 13′ 6″ coached By James Glover…Louis Martinez(Wallkill) 11′ 6″…Danny Jeong)MW) 11′ 0″ led the charge. The Girls winner was Sydney Tomaine(FDR) at 10′ 0″…Keira Coulard-Smith(NP) 9′ 6″ and Daniella raymond(Wash) 8′ 6″. Full results coming………

Armory Friday Night Meet ..Dec. 14—- Girls-Kaeli Thompson(Warwick) 13′ 0″ Sydney Woods(NV-D) 12′ 7″ Dani Heine(AB) 11′ 0″ Julia Penna)MW) 10′ 6″ Jules Gravier(BX) 9′ 0″ Caroline Fatta(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Genevieve Reilly(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Jordan Hecker(NV-D) 9′ 0″ Gabby Nebiker(MW) 9′ 0″ Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 9′ 0″ Clarissa Cuomo(Brewster) 9′ 0″ Jasmine DeGuzman(BT) 7′ 6″ Rachel Klein(AB) 7’6″ Julia Tucci(NV-D) 7′ 6″ Aaliyah Booker(BT) 7′ 6″ **** Boys. Dalton Yeust(Tunk) 13′ 0″ Aidan O’Connor(Lewis Mills,CT) 13’0″ Jacob Becher(Warwick) 11′ 3″ Mike Moore(Warwick) 10′ 0″ Mack Hallett(Warwick) 10′ 0″

AT &T Coaches Hall of Fame @ Armory(Saturday)… Nanuet,NY senior…Chris Filatov came out of the cave with his Personal Best of 14′ 6″ for the silver medal for Coach Beckerle of the Goldern Knights. Liam Landau(Pascack Hills) flew 13′ 6″ for forth place…Ron O(Nanuet) 12′ 0″ Bryden Creogan(RV) 9’6″ Chris Dory(RV) 8′ 0″ *** The Girls were led by Jamie Rossig of Pascack Hills,NJ. This sprinter/vaulter leaped 10′ 6″ for CoachRoss Kohler and almost took the school record at 11′ 0″!!! Haley merchant(HH) 8′ 0″ . Taking the Larhe School title was Violet Drinkwater(Longwood,NY) at 11′ 0″ Angelisse Diaz(NFA) looked solid at 8′ 0″.

Section 1 Kich-Off @ Armory…. Clarkstown South,NY senior Tommy Qualter flipped over 14′ 0″ for the gold vault medal and team mate Steve Nostro hit 10′ 6″. Lauren Hancher(TZ) won gold at 8′ 6″ Grace Simpson(TZ) 7′ 6″ Rebecca Baez(NR) 7’0″ .

Essex County Invite @ Ocean Breeze….. Union Catholic won the Boys and Girls Pole Vault…as Hope Handlin(UC) soared 9′ 6″ and Isabella Gray(UC) made 9′ 0″ PR in girls… and Conor Reilly..the junior speedman..hit 14′ 0″ for the win..following his 14′ 6″ opening meet last week at Drew University.

Hillhouse,CT Invite…… The Martin sisters of Norwich Academy are soaring again this early season. Coached by Russ Vansteeg at Norwich…Paige Martin won gold with her 11′ 1″ sail and big-air at 11′ 6″/// Madison Martin added her 10’ 0″ vault for the Norwich scoring machine.
* Athletes are reminded to submit your results to coachst@gmail.com by Sunday evening at 6pm …to be included in our Vault Newsletter that reaches 950 Pole Vault “Nuts” and 75 College Pole Vault Coaches !!!!! Let’s get you name out there—Submit your results by 6pm every Sunday!!!

* College Vault Practice..Saturday Dec 22 at 2pm($30 per athlete) & Friday Dec 28 at 2pm($30 per athlete).
* Circus CLOSED December 24 and December 25 and December 31 and January 1 .
* Circus Apparel arriving this week at Barn for pick up before Holidays.
* Pole Vault Pole Rental Program available..Contact Bob Sorensen at b.sorensen@optonline.net / 914- 557 – 1458.
* Passion Changes Everything.

FLYING CIRCUS….. Enjoy your Holidays.