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

      The BIG FIBERGLASS WEEKEND is HERE!!!! Congratulations to our 15 Flying Circus Pole Vaulters for qualifying for this coming week’s New Balance NATIONAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Armory in New York City. It all heats up on Friday March 11..with the Emerging Elite competition at 9:30am for Girls and 2:30pm for Boys. The action continues on Saturday at 12 noon with Nick Marino,PA …our Eastern States Champion from Hatsboro,PA looking to set another new school record. The Sunday Girls Championship section begins at 10AM with Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem,NY) Michelle Rubinetti(Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ) and Julia Valenti(North Reading,MA) carrying our singlet higher. Best to all National Athletes…..
     * 7 Athletes Medal at New York State Meet…. Cornell University’s Barton Hall Athletic Fielddhouse. It was a great NY State Meet in every event,,especially int pole vault….. as 7 athletes took home medals from one of the most competitive Indoor State Meets in the USA every year. Leading the charge was Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem Central) with a silver medal at 12′ 0′ for Coach Gansel…Amanda McNelis(Commack,NY) soared 11′ 9′ for Coach Jim hendersen for th place overall… Kalli Manly(Burnt Hills)..coming off an injury flew 11′ 6″ for 6th place for Coach Duffy .. Sophomore Kristen Lubeskie(Monroe-Woodbury) set her PR at 11′ 6″ for 7th place and Top Soph honors and Nationals!!! Alanana Carroll(Averill Park) made 11′ 0″..Sophia Alter(Rondount Valley) sailed 11′ 0″ School Record…Emily Legg(Delhi) and Colleen Leahey competed with class all day.
      In the Boys afternoon section… Sophomore Johannes Stromhaug of Vestel ,NY cleared 13′ 6′ for 5th place for Coach Jim Cerra… Charles Crispi(Farrell) made 13′ 6″ for Coach Jerry Cahill ….Matt DeLorenzo(Wallkill) 13′ 0″ Andy Rubenstahl(Washingville) 13′ 0″ Aiden Miller(Pearl River) 12′ 6″ and Isacc Heatley(Warwick Valley) made 12′ 0″ for the Purple Wave. The Indoor State Meet moves to Ocean Breeze next March.  
      * Mark DeLuca(Westhill,CT) wins Armory Last Chance Meet at 14′ 3″ !!! Qualifies for NB NATIONALS!!!! There was no give up for Coach Neal Perry’s junior Marc DeLuca this weekend…as the fast and strong junior flew 14′ 3″ for the gold medal…followed by Dylan Scribani(New Paltz,NY) 13′ 6″ PR… Dagi Tadesse(New Paltz,NY) 12′ 6″PR…Brian Rubenstein(Gov. Livingston,NJ) 12′ 6′ and Dan Sorensen(Warwick Valley,NY-Soph) 12′ 0″ !!!
      * FLYING CIRCUS VAULT BARN will be CLOSED ….Fri-Sat-Sunday March 11-12-13 for NB Nationals. / Tuesday and Thursday evenings Open Vault Instruction continues for the next 5 weeks. 5:30-8:30pm !!!

      * The MAJEWSKI FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT……. The Majewski Family wish to THANK EVERYONE who donated funds…furniture… and love these past 3 weeks. The Flying Circus Family donated $1500 to help the family get back on their feet following the complete loss of their home to fire. You don’t have to be rich…to be a PHILANTHROPIST !!! Thank you all for giving and helping.
      * A SPECIAL SALUTE and THANK YOU is send out to The Bob Schechter Family of Ridgewood,New Jersey for their wonderful donation of a brand new pole vault slide box for all Flying Circus athletes…and to the Cass Family of Weston,CT for donation new gymnastic mats for more safer for all our vaulters here !!!! Lending a hand is appreciated by everyone here at Flying Circus. Thank you.
      * Our SUMMER POLE VAULT CAMPS are filling up FAST…. We hope all our athletes can join this Summer FUN and INSTRUCTION . Applications on our web site… www.hvflyingcircus.com
                     FLYING CIRCUS … PASSION is EVERYTHING.


    The Hudson ValleyFlying Circus Pole Vault Project
      Warwick Valley,NY

      The 82nd EASTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS was a FLYING CIRCUS TEAM EVENT….as 20 Pole Vaulters gathered together all night in support of each other …with cheering…clapping …sharing poles… and encouraging the ‘Spirit of the Pole Vault’ …. Congratulations to all for defining TEAM POLE VAULT @ FLYING CIRCUS. New Records…New PR’s….New Dreams.
      Boys Recap….. Pole Vault Coach Tim Wilson set the stage all night with his brother in presenting the perfect atmosphere for Boys and Girls Pole Vaulters to excel. The electric spirit was contagious all night long and the spark was set for some unbelievable performances from our Rising Stars on Fiberglass. Coming off a sensational PA State Meet on Sunday was Gold Medal winner Nick Marino..just a junior with a terrific plant from Hatsboro,PA…soaring over 15′ 0″ to equal his school record and very close bars at 15′ 6″ for the Flying Circus/Philly Jumps shared athlete. Paramus,NJ ‘s Greg Fuerte was a great surprise with his 14′ 0″ sail for 4th place…Mahwah,NJ senior Jack Muller was dedicated this winter at club and placed 5th at 13′ 6″ for Coach Pasek and team mate Dominic Roca(Mahwah) also hit 13′ 6″ for 6th place tie. St.Anthony’s.NY junior Liam Ackerman has been consistent all winter for Coach Jim Hendersen.. hit 13′ 6″..along with Matt DeLorenzo(Wallkill,NY) at 13′ 6″ and Warwick Valley ,NY junior Isaac Heatley making 13′ 6″ and close at 14′ 0″ . Nate Llanos(Danbury,CT) made 13′ 0″ again..Joe Kim(Ridgefield Park,NJ) 13′ 0″ and Super Soph Charles Crispi(Farrell) was big over 13’ 0″ for Coach Cahill.
      Girls Recap….. 10 Circus Girls took over the runway at 7:08pm and it was all business… with the peaking micro cycle in place. Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ) junior Michelle Rubinetti had some ‘Unsettled Business” to attend to and put it all together from her 8 step and biggest grip of the season..with her 12′ 6″ sail-over for a School and County Indoor Record. She had 2 great shots at 13′ 1″ meet record held by Danielle O’Reilly(Shawnee,NJ) and Megan Clark(O’Neill,NY). Also showing her readiness was the booming height from Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem,NY) at 12′ 6″ on her 14 x UCS Spirits 155 poles. Watch out for her the next 2 weeks. Placing 4th was Amanda McNelis(Commack,NY) coming off her 6th place at NY State Gymnastics meet on Saturday on Unevean Bars…. she hit 11′ 6″ for Coach jim Hendersen and close at 12′ 0″. Sensational vaulting also came from Caitlin”Rev” Reverand of Northern Valley-Demarset,NJ .. one of the states Best Multi-Event athletes and Galaxy Gymnastics legend…hit 11′ 6″ again and close at 12′ 0″ with her biggest grip and pole ever and a National Qualifier in 2 events this year. Placing 6th was another success story…as Jessica Ippolito(Fair Lawn,NJ) just a junior and a Reno Summit athlete this year.. puched a school record of 11’6″ for Coach Wilson and crew of cutters and a National Qualifier! Kalli Manly(Burnt Hills,NY) flew 11′ 0″..Max earl(Ridgewood,NJ) was ever so close at 11′ 6’…Lauren Russo(Newtown,CT) set a personal best of 11′ 0″ for Coach Duffy…Nicole Lester was the TOP SOPH at Easterns at 11’ 0″ PR and Madisyn Hawkins(Coughlin,PA) completed a super indoor season and becomes our clubs Most Improved Indoor athlete for 2016!!!!
         ALL in ALL …. It was pure athletics.
       Flying Circus … More than Pole Vault.