2016 NAPVA Championships


Several elite athletes will be in Old Town Clovis to compete for the North American Pole Vault Championships on Friday, July 22nd. The Championships take place during the Friday Night farmers market, beginning at 5:00 pm. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a dedicated spectator, everyone can enjoy this special Friday Night at the farmers market! Watch and encourage teams of very talented athletes as they compete for the champion title.

The teams include: Team LA, Team Sacramento, Team Reno, Team Clovis, Provo Utah, Team Hanford and Team Phoenix. This year’s championships includes two Olympic Trials Qualifiers- Allison Koressel from Team LA and Scott Houston from Team Sacramento.

From Team old-town-clovis-pole-vault-championship-325x325Reno we have Mike Arnold who placed 8th at The World Indoor Championships and Emily Grove who placed 8th at the Olympic Trials. Out of Team Clovis we have Louie Pancotti, a graduate of Clovis East and Mallory Gilbert, graduate of Clovis High. In the Provo Utah Team we have Victor Weirich and Anginae Monteverde, both of whom were awarded the title of NCAA All American.

Last but not least we napva-20151-e1435871557839have risng stars, Kathy Chang, the Taiwan International Pole Vaulting Championship record holder and April Steiner Bennet, former Olympian. Both the Hanford and Phoenix teams are to be announced.


This night is a special treat for all of Clovis, to be able to witness such talented and athletic individuals pushing their mind, body, and spirit as far as they possibly can – in hopes of surpassing their very best. 

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