Archive: Oct 2016

  1. “CIRCUS FLYERS”….NATHAN CRANE 14′ 7″ … LEAH SAIFI ..12′ 1” Lead-the-Pre-Season Fun !!!!

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    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project
       Warwick Valley Conference Center for Pole Vault

       USATF Club # 06-1129

         The Flying Circus Pre Season Meet was a great gathering of 37 serious pole vaulters of all ages…from 5 different states… pressing up their fiberglass poles at The Vault Barn on Saturday morning and afternoon together. The “spirit” and friendly atmosphere of athletes helping athletes…parents helping with registration/scoring …vaulters helping with standards and bar replacements…all coaches helping all athletes … and all parents cheering every athlete was truly an inspiring sight . It was as pure as athletics can be. Thank you all for sharing your “Spirit of Sport” with us on Saturday!! On to the next challenge!!!!
      The Girls Competition was exciting… as Leah Saifi of Mountainside,NJ flew to gold with her 12′ 1″ first attempt sail-over for the Governor Livingston,NJ senior vaulter in the Main Red Pit competition. Taking the gold in the Intermediate Green Pit was Monroe-Woodbury.NY sophomore Gabriele Nebiker at 9′ 7″ !!!!
      Girls Full Results — Red Pit- 1-Leah Saifi,Mountainside,NJ 12′ 1″ 2-Jessica Ippolito,Fair Lawn,NJ 11′ 7″ 3-Madisyn Hawkins,Wilkes-Barre,PA 11′ 7″ 4-Danielle Cass,Weston,CT 11′ 1″ 5-Lia Zavattaro(Stanford,CT 10′ 7″ 6-Julia Nomberg,Deer Park,NY.. 10′ 1″ 7-Lauren Saifi,Mountainside,NJ 10′ 1″ 8-Amy-Erin Zadroga,Tolland,CT 10′ 1″ 9-Maddy Luksha,Irvington,NY 9′ 7″ 10-Caroline McGann,Old Tappan,NJ 9′ 7″ 11-Cassie Grancki,Scranton,PA 9′ 7″ 12-Grace Gardella,Ramsey,NJ 9′ 7″ 13-Kaeli Thompson,Warwick,NY 9′ 1″ 14-Jamie Maggio,Rocky Point,NY 9′ 1″

       Green Pit- 1-Gabby Nebiker,Monroe,NY 9’7″ 2-Arianna Cavalli,Old Tappan,NJ 9′ 1″ 3-Kaia Becker,Haskell,NJ 9′ 1″ 4-Irene Park,Pequaneek,NJ 8′ 7″ 5-Sydney Tomaine,Hyde Park,NY 8′ 1″ 6-Genevieve Reilly,Warwick,NY 8′ 1″ 
       The Boys Afternoon Meet was also full of grace… as Nathan Crane of Pike,NY finally arrived at the Barn…This talented senior coached by Mike Auble at PVP was ready to fly with bios 14′ 10″ grip…as he won gold at 14′ 7″ and near missed all 3 bars at 15′ 1″!!! He will be a force at the NY State Indoor Meet this year @ Ocean Breeze on March 4!!! Old Tappan,NJ junior Seth Kircheff was solid at 14′ 1 and Marc DeLuca,West Hill,CT sailed over 14′ 1″ for Coach Perry. Taking bragging rights in the Open Division was Chris Rough,West Hill,CT at 14′ 7″ and Barn Favorite ..John “Doc” Andresen flew 9′ 7″ easily and had close shots at 10′ 7″ World Record for 75 Age Group!!!
       Boys/Men’s Full Results — HS Division 1-Nathan Crane,Pike,NY 14′ 7″ 2-Seth Kircheff,Old Tappan,NJ 14′ 1″ 3-Marc DeLuca,West Hill,CT 14′ 1″ 4- Brian Rubenstein,Berkley Heights,NJ 14′ 1″ 5-Issac Heatley,Warwick,NY 13′ 7″PR 6-Charles Crispi,Staten Island,NY 13′ 7″ 7-Dane Sorensen,Warwick,NY 13′ 1″PR 8-Jason Mezhiborski,Demarest,Nj 12′ 7″PR 9-Tyler Hrbek,Old Tappan,NJ 12′ 7″PR 10-Joe Antaya,Orange,CT 12′ 1″PR 11-Trevor Hazell,Vernon,NJ 12′ 1″ 12-Conor Reilly,Scotch Plains,NJ 11′ 7″(Top Frosh) 13-Louis Logsdaail,Stanford,CT 11′ 7″ 14-Justin Manne,Mahwah,NJ 10′ 7″ 15- Jacob Becher,Warwick,NY 10′ 1″ 16-Tom Giuzio,Staten Island,NY 10′ 1″ 17-Teddy Grancki,Scranton,PA 8′ 7″

       Open Men…. 10Chris Rough,WestHill,CT 14′ 7″

       Masters- John “Doc” Andresen,Aquabogie,NY 9′ 7″ (75+ Age Group!!!)
       NEXT BARN MEET…Saturday December 3, 2016 The ANDY WASNIK HOLIDAY CLASSIC !!!!


  2. “THE BARN” MEET …FULL RUN APPROACH …Saturday…October 29 !!! JOIN-the-SHOW !!!

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    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project
    Warwick Valley,NY


    The Flying Circus ‘ Acrobats on Fiberglass’ have enjoyed their finest Pre-Season ever ….. and they are ready to roll out their Long Run Approach on Saturday October 29 at THE VAULT BARN. EVERYONE IS INVITED to join the early season competitive fun and friendship. Wanna Be ready for that first meet at the Armory or West Point…. then join us for the final pre-season meet. The Girls Kick off their Warm up at 10AM followed by san 11AM Meet Start Time… and the Boys Zoom in for their 1PM Warm Up and their 2PM Meet Start Time. Entry Fee is still only $30 per athlete!!!!! Music…Parking… Seating …Bathrooms…Heat .. and Comedy all included in Entry Fee!!!!!!


    The FLYING CIRCUS pre season has always been a main part of all our athletes Indoor Success…’s the main reason for our DEEP ALL- TIME LISTS of UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCES.
    This year’s groups of dedicated young athletes are our most focused ever….they will all be pushing up the ALL-TIME PERFORMANCE BOARD in the coming months…CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all vaulters!!!
    We have just two more weeks of Open Tuesday and Open Thursday Classes…and then we will be concentrating on our Winter Club Athletes…all 65 athletes…from 5 different states beginning Monday November 7. All athletes who are not in the Winter Club Package , will be able to get instruction every Sunday here at Flying Circus… Girls Open at 12:30-2PM and Boys Open at 2-3:30PM. IT’s going to be a SUPER WINTER TRACK SEASON this year for all vaulters !!!

    Saturday October 29 @ The Barn ..Girls Warm Up 10AM Boys Warm Up 1PM Entry $30/vaulter


    Saturday December 3 @ The Barn… Girls Warm Up 10AM….. Boys warm Up 2PM Entry $30/vaulter

    Coaching Position

    The ARMORY is seeking an experienced Pole Vault Coach for this Winter. Job description is for Every Tuesday and Thursday Training sessions for High School Vaulters whose teams are part of the Team Training Winter Package at the Armory in New York City. Time commitment is 3PM-6:30PM and involves teaching safety in the Pole Vault Area and basic Pole Vault Teaching Progressions for Beginner and Intermediate athletes. Compensation provided. Interested coaches should contact Coach St. ASAP at


    The Flying Circus Staff has enjoyed helping some SENSATIONAL ATHLETES the Past 30+ years…. With 3 Girls over 13’+ and 46 other girls over the magic 12 foot bar … 1 Boy over 17’1″ … 10 other boys over 16 feet and 26 more over the 15 foot barrier !!! The ALL TIME ALUMNI TOP PERFORMERS are Jordan Yamoah at 17′ 8.5″ for the Men and Megan “Flips” Clark at 15′ 2.5″ this year. WHO WILL JOIN THE ALL TIME LIST PERFORMERS THIS YEAR ????? See you all soon….. Flying Circus Staff