1. “CIRCUS…THUNDER” @ VARSITY CLASSIC !!!!!

    FLYING CIRCUS…..
    LATE BREAKING NEWS BLAST …….
    Feb. 4 @ Armory

    The “Circus Acts” were all warmed up and ready for the show tonight at “THE HALL of FAME” Armory…as TODD UCKERMARK(Warwick Valley,NY) brushed off 17′ 0″ again this week for the Purple Wave Vault Crew of Coach Mike Potter and Coach Curtis Akacki . Uckermark has now been over 16 Foot Bar in 7 different meets and ready for the 17 Foot Barrier!! Team Mate ..Junior Derek DiBona also looked fast and sharp over 15′ 6″ for the silver medal and great jumps at 16′ 0″!! Monroe-Woodbury,NY senior TRAVIS FOUNTAIN joined the 15 Foot Club for Coach Jim Glover and Coach Matt Hemmer.. and near missed at 15′ 6′ school record held by Mike Uhelsky from 1999!!! Luke Annichiabrico(Old Tappan,NJ) flew big over 14′ 6″ Trevor Knowles(North Huterdon,NJ) lifted 14 6″ and Sammy Siegel(NV-Demarest,NJ) flew 13′ 6″ for the Nordsman!!!

    Katlyn Rymarzow(Pope John,NJ) was sensational at 12′ 0″ for Coach Brian Corcoran… Katlyn ..used her gymnastic poise..as she stepped up to her BIGGEST POLE EVER…the 13′ 7″ UCS x 140 lbs!!! Hitting step at mid perfectly and accelerating all the way in the “Hot-Zone” ..she was ready to fly. Monroe-Woodbury,NY junioe Samantha Beyar..enjoyed close jumps at 11′ 6′ for Coach Chris Goodwin…..

    Special Thanks to Coach Michelle Kercado for helping coach-the-circus all night !!!

  2. “CIRCUS GROWING”…… NORTH & SOUTH !!!!!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Academy, LLC


    FLYING CIRCUS – NORTH… Warwick Valley,NY
    FLYING CIRCUS – SOUTH… The Armory, NYC

    PROJECT… POLE VAULT DEVELOPMENT.


    The Flying Circus Pole Vault Development Project at The Armory is thriving!!!! Thanks to the leadership of Dr.Norbert Sander at The Armory Foundation….. pole vaulting has taken center stage, with grass roots high school instructional phases in full swing. FLYING CIRCUS- SOUTH at The Armory has four dedicated and passionate teachers this indoor season… BEN SIMONET…DAN PLACENTRA…MICHELLE KERCADO and WILL NESBITT. This group of educators are making an impact on the 50+ High School Vaulters every week at The New Balance Track & Field Center “Hall-of-Fame”. CONGRATULATIONS ARMORY POLE VAULT COACHES !!!!!

    Circus News/ Views
    February 3, 2014

    NEW BALANCE NATIONALS….. 17 VAULTERS QUALIFIED…. and MORE-ON-THE-WAY!!!!
    We are approaching our All Time Record of 21 Circus Vaulters at Nationals!!!! We have 8 more athletes who are on the edge of qualifying… Girls need 11′ 0″..Boys Need 14′ 3″ this indoor….Keep pushing your “spirit”……..

    SPRING 1 DAY POLE VAULT CAMPS…. NEARLY FULL !!!!
    Boys Camp.. Friday March 28 4:30-9:00pm
    Girls Camp…Saturday March 29 12 noon-4:30pm
    Camp forms at web site www.hvflyingcircus.com

    SPECIAL SPRING TEAM INSTRUCTIONAL CLINICS
    High School Teams.. Group 4-12 athletes..
    March 11-April 11… $30 per athlete…. 2 Hour Sessions
    Introduction to Pole Vault Drills/ Short Run Vaulting
    Contact: Coach St. coachst@gmail.com to schedule your team.

    Results this week…. Jenna Calandro(Newtown,CT) leaped 12′ 0″ at the SWC Championships in New Haven and Jane Wall(wWeston) placed at 10′ 0″…Hannah Campos(Weston) 8′ 0′.. In Boys at SWC.. it was Will Crum(Weston) taking gold at 12′ 0″ and Nick DiBarthalomeo(Weston) taking silver at 11′ 6″ . At FCIAC Championships in New Haven… Junior Maddie Schneider(Darien,CT) flew 11′ 6″ and hit 4×200 Relay gold at 1:47.24 for the Blue Wave…Jessica Thornberry(Darien) placed 2 nd at 10′ 6″ Rachel Morklnek(Ridgefield) 10′ 6″ Leanne Steinowitz(Ridgefield) 8′ 0″!! In Boys Chris Rough(Westhill,CT) placed first at 14′ 0″ and great jumps at 14′ 7′ for Coach Perry. Leland Roberts(Danbury) 12’0″ Tommy Chessman(Greenwich) 11′ 6″.

    Westchester County Championships …Taylor Davis(Byram Hills took gold at 8′ 9″ for Coach Julie Vilord… Devon Feuer(NR) 8’0″ Maeve McKinney(NR) 7’0″ Megan Maria(NR) 7′ 0″. Charles Wilson won his gols( for New Rochelle at 12′ 0″ Team mate reggie St.Louis placed 2nd at 12′ 0″ James Mariner(Somers) 11′ 6′ Mike Martello(Somers) 11′ 6″ Sammy Markowitz(Irvington) 10′ 0″

    OCL Duals at West Point… Travis Fountain(MW) won at 14′ 0″ and great bars at 15′ 1″..Brandon Nebiuker(MW) 12′ 0″ Brandan Bogart(Kingston) 12′ 0″ Aidan Woolsey(Tri-Valley) 12′ 0″… Matt Karl(Kingston) 11′ 0″ Edwin Lopez(MW) 8′ 6″ In Girls action..Samantha Beyar(MW) 11′ 0″ Lexi Finn(MW) 9’0″ Kat Vanledje(Cornwall) 9′ 0″ Colleen Leahey(Burke) 7′ 0″

    In New Jersey…. Pat Lynch(Cranford) flew easily over 13′ 0″ at Sectionals to advance to Groups….. In the CHSAA FROSH CHAMPIONSHIPS at Armory… St.Anthony’s Liam Ackerman(The Warehouse Vault) set a freshman PR with his 12′ 6′ leap for Coach Jim Henderson !!!!

    Rockland County Champs… Clarkstown South senior Dana Rokicsak won her title at 9’0″ Alison Stern(CS) placed 3rd at 8′ 0″ for Coach Sussman. In Boys Aiden Miller(Pearl River) won gold at 12′ 0″ Matt Leanza(Suffern) 12′ 0″ Liam McGarry(Pearl River) 12′ 0″ Jake Diamond(Suffern) 11′ 0″ Pete O’Neill(CS) 10′ 6″ Mike Ganbarg(CS) 9′ 6″

    Northern County Champs… Leah Wachsmuth(RC Ketchum) won at 11′ 0′ Alex Vincent(Arlington) 8’0″…. Boys Champion was Shawn Cherian(Arlington) 12′ 0″

    College Scene…. Megan Clark goes BIG at JD FASTRACK… with 14′ 0″ New Duke Record… besting Olympian Julian Schwartz old school record!!! Megan used her 13′ 6″ series..check out Vertical Position at web site!!! Marissa Robbins hit 11′ 4′ for second place at Metro Champs for Coach Mecca.. Sarah Moore(Man) 10′ 4″ Madesson Weekes(Man 9′ 10”..Bre Brucher(Man) 9′ 10
    .. Dana Finem,an(Morivarian,PA) hit ECAC standard at 11′ 0″ for Coach Leyark.. Justin Farrenkopf(Man) placed at 14′ 9″ at Metro Conference.
    Jordan Yamoah(Texas AM-Kingsville) placed 2nd at Texas Teck.. at 16′ 5″!!!!

    Congratulations to Katlyn Rymarzow(Pope John,NJ ) and Kara Snyder(Colonie,NY) for being invited to theis year’s first ever MILLROSE GIRLS HS POLE VAULT !!!!

    FLYING CIRCUS …. EVERYONE COUNTS !!!!!