The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project

    The” Holiday Spirit” brings out the best in all of us …… Circus athletes are pressing the poles up at takeoff and enjoying the early indoor season on the runways around the Tri-State area. The next 2 months are about to explode with high level performances from the 108 Indoor FLYING CIRCUS athletes!!!!!

    The weekend action started fast at the New Balance Armory in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood…with the North Shore Invitational Girls Pole Vault…Bethlehem Central ‘s Field Event and Pole Vault specialist…Tedi DeMaria produced a series of sensational jumps in both the warm and the actual meet….. using her UCS Spirits 13’1(165) and 13’7″(155) series in progression…she blasted to a new meet record of 12′ 0″ and BIG JUMPS at 12′ 6″ for the Gold Vault Medal for Coach Ashley Gansel. Tedi used her 7 Step and small grip again till mid January. In the Boys division in the afternoon…it was all Isaac Heatley of Warwick Valley’s Purple Thunder squad of Coach Mike Potter. Junior Speedster…Heatley blasted huge over 12′ 6″ for the Gold medal and Washingtonville senior Andy Rubenstahl also lifted a12′ 6″ PR for Coach White. Nate Llanos(Danbury,CT) looked great over 11′ 6″..Josh Jeong(Monroe) 11′ 6″ season best…Logan Matthles(Monroe) 10’0″PR for Coach Glover/Hemmer!!!

    The Fun and great vaulting continued at the Armory on Saturday Night…as much improved Northern Valley-Demerast,(NJ) Michelle Rubinetti flew over 11′ 6″ for the win at the NYRR Sprint Night meet. She also held low(11′ 8) and near missed at 12′ 0″ for Coach Mike Ives. Team mate Caitlin Reverand was super over 12’ in the warm up and placed 3rd overall. NV-D junior Erin Yuder hit some great jumps in her first appearance at the ‘Mecca’ Armory!!! In the Men’s Open… Dan Matson(HVFC) looked great making 13′ 0″ easily and Carlton Huff(Former Rutgers Great) zoomed 10′ 6″ to win his age group and Bill Crouse(Philly Jumps) hit 10′ 6″ to win his age division.

    Earlier in the week… belonged to Soph Seth Kricheff of Northern Valley-Old Tappan,NJ) with his gold medal win at the Spiked Shoe Meet at the Armory on December 22…Followed by Brian Rubenstein(Gov.Livingston,NJ) at 12′ 0″ Naeson Lim(Tappan Zee) 11′ 6″ and Ryan Vimba(Ridgewood,NJ) placing at 10′ 6″ for the Maroons.. In the Girls Section… Ridgewood ,NJ Junior Maxine Earl soared to her first Armory Individual Victory with her 10′ 6″ Leap of Faith…. Jessica Ippolito(Fair Lawn) placed second at 10′ 0″ Leah Saifi(Gov. Livingston,NJ) 10′ 0″ for 3rd place..Nicole Lester(Ridgewood) 10′ 0″ and Grace Gardella(Ramsey) hit 9′ 6″ in her first indoor meet for the Rams!!!

    Up in Albany… It was the Kalli Manly show… as the speedy Citadal bound form Burnt Hills soared 11′ 4″ with Coach Duffy’s improvements. Kalli moves to #3 in New York State Indoor Performance list !!!! Over in Penn land.. Holy Cross,PA fast improving Matt Marsh set his 3 rd Indoor School Vault record with his 13′ 6″ for Coach Sagen !!!!

    The University of Connecticut Vault squad will be one of the best in the east this year..both indoor and outdoor…with junior Craig Hunter(17’8.5″) returning this spring for a shot at the Olympuic Trials standard of 18′ 6.5″…. but freshman “New Kid on the Block” Derek DiBona (Warwick Valley,NY) soared a 16′ 0″ first jump clear at the inter-squad meet and former Circus strongman..TJ Murphy hit 15′ 6″ for 3rd place for the HUSKIES!!! Both plan to crank it up this Thursday at Flying Circus Holiday Meet at 9AM…JOIN THE FUN… and get a glance at FLYING HUMANS!!!!! Boys at 10AM Girls at 2PM …. ALL DIVISIONS!!!!

    Monday Dec. 28 3:30-5:30PM
    Wednesday Dec. 30 3:30-5:30PM
    Wednesday Jan 6 3:30-5:30PM

    HOLIDAY MEET @ BARN… Thursday December 31,2015 LAST CHANCE to put up a mark in 2015 !!!
    ALL Divisions…. Middle School…High School…Open…Masters Entry Fee—$20 per athlete.
    Boys Meet starts 10AM Girls Meet starts 2PM.. USATF Sanctioned.. Marks will count!



         The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project

          JUST 10 DAYS-TO-GO ….. The Flying Circus Holiday Meet invites you and your team mates to join the celebration and holiday cheer …on Thursday December 31 at the VAULT BARM on 3 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, New York. This annual powerful meet brings together the most dedicated pole vault nuts on the planet…. so why not join the fun !!!!!
         Boys/Men’s Meet starts at 10:01AM…Warm up at 8:30AM. All Divisions/Super Music/Great Stories/Free Parking

         Girls/Women’s Meet starts at 2:01PM..Warm Up at 1:01PM All Divisions/Crazy Music/Home Made Cookies/ Free Bathrooms

         Entry Fee…. Still Just $20 per vaulter. Beginners Pit and Intermediate/Elite Pit
          Stand TALL … Stay HUMBLE.
       FiberGlass News……

          * Congratulations to our Newest College Acceptances….. Delbarton,NJ senior all around athlete…Peter Chan will be competing for Coach Steve Dolan’s University of Pennsylvania Track & Field team next fall at Franklin Field.This humble and dedicated athlete is currently ranked #1 in returning New Jersey pole vault athletes this winter. Wallkill,NY senior vault champion… Matt DeLorenzo will be attending Cortland State University next fall and join Coach peter McGinnis deep vault squad. Talented dual-sport senior Ali Moraveck of Masuk,Connecticut.. will be taking her national class soccer and vault skills to The BIG RED ..Cornell University next fall !!!! Congratulations All !!!

         * Vaulters heating up …. The early season meets are happening…with Junior Nick Marino(Hatsboro,PA) soaring 14′ 4″ this weekend at The jack O’Leary Lid Lifter… Penn bound Peter Chan(Delbarton,NJ) won the gold Vault Medal at Drew University in training flats and no warm up at 13′ 6″ and super close bars at 14’1″…. At the OCL Development meet on Friday night at West Point…Matt DeLorenzo(Wallkill) soared 13′ 0″ for the gold..Isaac Heatly(Warwick) 12′ 6″ Soph Dane Sorensen(Warwick) 12′ 0″ Brendan McShane(Warwick) 10′ 0″ .. Josh of Monroe-Woodbury… 11’0″…Austin O’Mally(Goshen) 10′ 0″..Matt Wilson(Wash) 9’0″ Andy Rubenstal(Wash) 12’0″ ..the Girls Division. saw Colleen -Ann Leahey(Burke) win again at 9’0″…Crystal nelson(O’Neill) 7’0″…Genevieve Reilly(Warwick) 7′ 0″…and Kayla Maas(Eldred) at 7′ 0″.
           Sophia Alter(Rondout Valley,NY) won the New Paltz Running Camp pole vault at the Armory on Friday at 10′ 6″ and close bars at 11’0″ for the Ganders…Team mate Romaguera added 8′ 0″. 
           Northern Valley,NJ Vault-Duo Michelle Rubinetti and Caitlin Reverand have started up the season on high notes the last 3 weeks at 11′ 7″ and 11’1″ for Coach Mike Ives… came thru again at the Hall of Fame meet on Saturday with a winning Relay of 20’6″ for the Nordsmen of Demerast. 
         The Bishop Loughlin Games produced some great early season marks…as NY State Vault Champ..Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem Central) flew BIG over 11′ 6″ for the Gold Watch first place on her longer UCS Sticks… Burnt Hills,NY star Kalli manly placed 3rd at 11′ o” on her longer poles … Soph Kristin Lubeski(Monroe,NY) is busting out at 10′ 0″…Maurin O’Conner(Doane Stuart,NY) look great at 9′ 6″… Gabby Nebiker(Monroe) set her PR at 9′ 0″ for the up and coming freshman coached by Chris Goodwin. In the boys section… Coach Jerry Cahill(Iona Prep and Farrell,NY) came up with a few surprises agin…as Pat Caridad(Farrell) won the Watch at 13′ 0″ PR !!! Team mate Charles Crispi(Farrell) also 13′ 0″ and Joe Vigilante(Farrell) at 12′ 6″ for the “Sweep”!!! 
          Weston High School,CT is back to the Vault Circle for Coach Matt Meadve..with a sweep at the Hillhouse Invitational on Saturday as Hannah Campos taking top honors at 9’6″ team mate Danielle Cass(Weston) 9′ 0″ Sophia Rico(Weston) 9′ 0″ Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich) 8′ 6″ Emily Iatesta(Weston) 8′ 6″. …Let the Connecticut Games begin !!!! 
        Up in Section 4 Age Group Champs… Soph Johannes Stromhaug(Vestal) took TOP SOPH honors at 13′ 6″ PR for Coach Jim Cerra…. and Ben Vardi-Davidson(Fonda) hit 11′ 6″ to start up his season.
       Many thanks to all athletes for reporting results to Circus Media Headquarters!!!


            Monday Dec. 28 3:30-5:30pm Men & Women

            Wednesday Dec. 30 3:30-5:30pm Men & Women

            Wednesday January 6 3:30-5;30pm Men & Women
             FLYING CIRCUS ….. HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!!