1. FLYING CIRCUS BBQ MEET ….. FUN & RECORDS GALORE !!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure
    BARNYARD BBQ MEET …. July 16, 2016

    It was a happening !!! The 2016 Circus Barnyard Meet was filled with UNBELIEVABLE ATHLETES…FRIENDS….SPIRIT and FUN !!! They say that a gathering of pole vaulters is a dangerous situation that sometimes needs security….. but… this gathering was about belonging and friendships. Thank you all..athletes..volunteers ..coaches and family for a super enriched day at Flying Circus !!! Onto the BEACH VAULT !!!!!

    They also say that …”RECORDS are only borrowed…”

    ….. Here are some of the NEW RECORDS from BBQ Meet.
    * Record 101 Vaulters taking it up (old Record 82 Vaulters in 2015 meet)
    * 7 New Meet Division Records !!!!!
    * Record 37 Personal All Time Personal Best Performances !!!!
    * Record… 11 Water-Mellons Consumed….Easily!!!!!
    * New Boys High School Record…ERICK DUFFY(North Andover,MASS) 16′ 6″ (New MASS STATE RECORD for this Junior)
    * 3 Runways At the Same time with LAUGHTER ABOUNDING !!!!!
    * BEST MUSIC ..ON -the-PLANET !!!!!

    Here are the Results …

    Girls AM Meet ( 47 Girls) Prizes donated by Jerry Cahill’s You Can Not Fail Foundation and Katherine Duffy’s State Farm Insurance !!

    The Fireworks was lit by Chloe Pasek(West Milford,NJ) winning the Elementary School Championship at 7′ 6″ Meet Record…It shifted to Genevieve “Sunshine” Reilly (Warwick,NY) taking the Middle School crown at 9′ 6″… then all eyes were on Francesca Porambo(Basking Ridge,NJ) winning the Frosh/Soph Division at a meet record 11′ 0″ for her coaching dad Carl…The High School Division of Girls came down to Governor Livingston,NJ junior..Leah Saifi setting a New BB Record of 12′ 2″ to edge Wilkes Barre,PA Junior Madisyn Hawkins who also blasted over 12′ 0″…. The Open Women’s gold went to Emily Shipley(Hillsbough,NJ) at 12′ 0″ and Flying Circus Wonder Stephanie Duffy won the Coaches Division at 12′ 0″ by a ton..then retired!!!!

    Full Results:

    Elementary School – Chloe Pasek(West Milford) 7′ 6″ Meet Record!!!

    Middle School- Genevieve Reilly(Warwick) 9′ 6″ Meet Record !!! Sasha Kiniova(Rochester,NY) 8′ 0″ Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern,NY) 8′ 0″ Madeline Sorensen(Warwick,NY) 6′ 6″ Billie Finn(Warwick,NY) 6′ 6″
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    Frosh/Soph Division – Francesca Porambo(Basking Ridge,NJ) 11′ 0″ Meet Record !!! Kaeli “Sparky” Thompson(warwick,NY) 10′ 6″PR Alanna Carroll(Averill Park,NY) 10′ 6″ Caroline McGann(Old Tappan) 10′ 0″ Blythe Hehmeyer(Montville,NJ) 10′ 0″ Nicole Lester(Ridgewood,NJ) 10′ 0″ Rachael Bussanich(Wayne,NJ)10′ 0″ Sydney Shannon(Clifton,NJ) 9′ 0″ Katherine Sandt(PascackValley,NJ) 8′ 6″ Sachi Sharp(Rochester,NY) 8′ 6″ Andreen Reid (Wilton,CT) 7′ 0″ Anna Rava(Wilton,CT) 6′ 6″ Dakari Chemault(Queens,NY) 6′ 6′

    High School Division – Leah Saifi(Mountainside,NJ) 12′ 2″ Meet Record !!! Madisyn Hawkins(Wilkes Barre,PA) 12′ 0″ Jessica Ippolito)FairLawn,NJ) 11′ 6″ Julia Valenti(North Reading,MASS) 11′ 0″ Taylor Jones(Fairfax Station,VA) 10′ 6″ Maxine Earl(Ridgewood,NJ) 10′ 6″ Ali Moraveck(Monroe,CT) 10′ 0″ Amanda Tatz(Wyckoff,NJ) 10′ 0″ Grace Gardella(Ramsey,NJ) 10′ 0″ Katie DeBrosse(Raleigh,NC) 9′ 0″ Julia Nomberg(Deer Park,NY) 9′ 0″ Gabrielle Chencult(Queens,NY) 9′ 0″ Gabi Ruiz(Raleigh,NC) 8′ 0″ Diana Presutti(Wallkill,NY) 7′ 0″

    Open Women Division – Emily Shipley(Hillsbough,NJ) 12′ 0″ Stephanie Duffy(Monroe,NY) 12′ 0″ Lauren McDonald(Fairfield,NJ) 11′ 6″ Marisa Robbins(Goshen,NY) 11′ 6″ Gabrielle Attanasio(Suffield,CT) 11′ 6″ Samantha Beyar(Monroe,NY) 11′ 0″ Kayla Leahey(Warwick,NY) 10′ 6″ Danielle Cruichshank(Succasuma,NJ) 10′ 0″ Maurin O’Connor(Albany,NY) 9′ 0″ Hearther Erichsson(Monroe,NY) 9′ 0″

    Boys/Men’s Meet..PM…In the Heat of the Day!!!!

    Exciting happen when you DREAM BIG….In the High School Division…There is now..”A NEW KID ON THE POLE VAULT BLOCK”… North Andover High School junior ERICK DUFFY flew 16′ 6″ for a NEW MASS STATE RECORD ..using just a borrowed UCS Spirit 15′ x 190 from former Meet record holder Derek DiBona !!!! He had 2 close bars at 16′ 10″ into the slight wind on the main runway…. College Sophomore Travis Fountain joined the 16′ Foot Club with his win in the Open Division at 16′ 1.5″…. Jordan Yamoah(kingsville,TX) jumped Exhibition over 16′ 6″ for the fans and Mark Cortazzo of Vault Factory dedicated his Personal best of 13′ 6.5″ to his former Coach- Paul Richard….Middle School, Champ as Louis Martinez(WallkillMS,NY) at 9′ 0″ and Jake Pasek(Mahwah,NJ) west an Elementary School
    record of 6′ 6″ for the family sweep!!!

    Full Results:

    Elemantary School – Jake Pasek(Mawah,NJ) 6′ 6″ Meet Record!!!

    Middle School Division – Louis Martinez(Wallkill,NY) 9′ 0″ Meet Record !!! MackHallett(Warwick) 8′ 6″ PR

    High School Division – Erick Duffy(North ndover,MASS) 16′ 6″ Meet Record!!! Marc DeLuca(Westhill,CT) 14’6″ Eli Cole(Raleigh,NC) 14′ 6″ Brian Rubenstein,NJ) 14′ 0″ Nate Llanos(Danbury,CT) 13′ 6.5″ Peter Chan(Delbarton,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Henry Vossler(Darien,CT) 13′ .5″ Trevor Hazell(Vernon,NJ) 12′ 6″ Devin Kusmider(East Brunswick,NJ) 12′ 0″ Jordan Schwartz(Greenwich,CT) 12′ 0″ Dne Sorensen(Warwick,NY) 12′ 0″ Cameron Horn(Montville,NJ) 12′ 0″ Isaac Heatly(Warwick) 12′ 0″ Kameran Pettit(Rochester,NY) 11′ 6″ Andrew Freeman(Mahwah,NJ) 11′ 0″ Mike Sorce)Apex,NJ) 11′ 0″ Daeseob Lin(Tappan Zee,NY) 11′ 0″ Kevin Kahwaty(Montville,NJ) 10′ 0″ Peter Wienold(Raleigh,NC) 10 6″ Jona Kim(Old Tappan,NJ) 10′ 6″

    Open Division – Travis Fountain 16′ 1.5″ Josh Hoshya(Warehouse,NY) 14′ 0″ Chris Rough(Westhill,CT) 14′ 0″ Andy Accaardo(Apex,NJ) 14′ 0″ Matt Greenlaw(Warwick) 13′ 6.5″ Calvin Gould(Apex,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Chris Puntasecca(Apex,NJ) 12′ 6″ William Fiedenick(Apex,NJ) 12′ 6″ Dillion Fraulex(Catholic) 12′ 0″ Brian Leggett(Chatham.NY) 12′ 0″ Tom Calandra(Buffalo,NY) 12′ 0″

    Masters Division Combined – Mark Cortazzo(Vault Factory,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Will Nesbitt(Flying Circus,NY) 12′ 6″ Reggie Hendersen(Rochester,NY) 11′ 0″ Carl Huff(Rutgers AC,NJ) 11′ 0″ Bill Crouse(Philly Jumps) 11′ 0″ John Andresen(The Warehouse,NY) 9′ 6″(75 Years Young!!!)

    CONGRATULATIONS ATHLETES !!!!! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS !!!!!

    JUST 1 MEET -To-GO… Seaside Heights Beach Vault July 30-31
    We will be offering a Final Practice sessions for ALL ATHLETES COMPETING in this year BEACH VAULT.. Join Us…. if you can…

    Final Beach Vault Practice…Saturday July 23, 2016 At FLYING CIRCUS

    BOYS PRACTICE…. 1-2:30PM
    GIRLS PRACTICE… 3-4:30PM
    $30 per Vaulter.

    CONGRATULATIONS to Flying Circus Alum…MEGAN CLARK for her SUPER OLYMPIC TRIALS 15′ 1.5″ LAUNCH and yesterdays’ GOLD MEDAL for USA Under 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS in Santigo,Chile!!!!!

    FLYING CIRCUS… Pole Vault Fun !!!

  2. CIRCUS GIRLS TAKE CENTER STAGE ….BLAST OFF !!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure

       “VAULT-TOWN U.S.A.” ….Warwick,NY

       The Girls have blasted off @ the 9th Flying Circus Summer Pole Vault Camp in Warwick,NY.. Converging at The Warwick Center Circus Vault Playground…they came from a record 9 states to learn just a little bit more about flying on fiberglass. The 56 Girls represented grades 4 thru 12 and the hot conditions could now hold their spirit back… It was all about fundamental drills and short run vaulting… We move to 5- 6 step tomorrow before the councilors vault exhibition at 7:30-8:00PM. The 22 member staff coaches were unbelievable with there positive approach style..and it’s on for tomorrow.
       Congratulations to our Boys Exhibition Vault on Tuesday night…as Circus Alumni and 5 time National Champion JORDAN YAMOAH soared 17 ‘6″ for the campers and North Andover,MASS, high school junior …. Erick Duffy soared clean over 17’0″ for a new PR!!! Great jumping also came from Seth Kricheff,Brian Ruberstein,Todd Uckermark,Samantha Bayer,Marisa Robbins,Brian Leggett,Pat Lynch,. More jumping Friday Night at 7:30-8pm for the ladies only exhibition !!!!
       SATURDAY JULY 16… DON’T MISS THE FUN and HALF-TRUE STORIES at our BBQ Meet for all Comers… All Ages..AllAlumni…All Wanna-Beee Vaulters… Join us..

       Girls/Women Meet at 10:01AM 3 Pits All Groups $25 Entry Fee at the door..(Includes Free BBQ at 1-3PM)  

       Boys /Men’s Meet at 2:01PM 3 Pits All Groups $25 Entry Fee at the door..(Includes Free BBQ at 1-3PM)

       Family Members/No Vaulters…$10 Donation for Picnic (1 Hamburger-1 Hot Dog–1 Watermelon…1 Drink)
       FLYING CIRCUS Dedicates this meet in honor of one of the GREATEST POLE VAULT COACHES in New Jersey History…COACH PAUL RICHARDS..The ORIGINAL FLYING CIRCUS LEGEND.

       FLYING CIRCUS…… WE GROW TOGETHER. To