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2000 Olympic Champion Nick Hysong leads the coaching staff here at RISEN Performance. He brings years of coaching experience, not just in pole vaulting but in swimming, and volleyball as well. Combine this with his experience from an 18 year long professional career in track and field and you get a coach that understands not only technique, but a lot about the mental aspects it takes to perform well. Risen Performance has been very successful since its founding producing consistent State Champions and also athletes that perform well on the National and World level.

Alex Bishop is a graduate of The University of Kansas where he was a Big12 Champion, and a NCAA Championship Finalist. Alex had great improvement after returning to train at Risen Performance in 2016, vaulting very consistent at his previous PB and setting a new PB of 18' 1 1/4". Alex is enthusiastic and great with getting athletes fired up to perform and train. With 11 years in the sport and a degree in Health and Wealness, Alex has a solid background in technique and physical fitness. Alex is currently working to become a Physician's Assistant, and also volunteer coaches at RISEN as well as at Brophy College Prep.

Natasha Kolbo is a graduate of UCLA and was a PAC12 runner up and a NCAA Finalist. Tasha has a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She also showed great improvement in 2016 vaulting consistent at her previos PB and vaulting a new PB of 14' 3 1/4". Tasha assists with coaching, and brings a great positive attitude to the group.

Grant Sisserson is an Arizona State Champion and an Ivy League Confrence Champion. He holds both his High School's record of 17' at Horizon, and his collegiate school record of 17' 11" at Cornell University. Grant has recently returned to us from college, and we are looking to see some good things for him in the future. He brings a wealth of experience, that our young vaulters can learn from.

Cole Walsh Attended the University of Oregon, but has returned to Arizona to train at RISEN and finish his degree locally at Arizona State University. In his first year back with us he has so far improved 10" and placed 3rd at the US National Championships. He has been doing a great job this year of climbing in the World Rankings, and later this summer will represent the United States in Toronto Canada at the NACAC Championships.

RISEN Performance Pole Vault, Longjump, and sprint track facility.

We are Located at 10424 N. 38th Street Phoenix Arizona.

It is about 1 mile east of the 51 freeway, Just south of Shea Blvd. Our pole vault and Training facilities are located on a 1.3 acher lot behind our residence.


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Welcome to Pole Vault Olympic Champion

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RISEN PERFORMANCE

A sports performance training and education facility for those who wish to reach their full potential.

Located in Phoenix Arizona, we are currently running monthly programs to help pole vaulters, sprinters, jumpers and other athletes prepare, mature, and excel in their sports. We make athletes sprint faster, react quicker, and play with more confidence. If you are a Pole Vaulter, sprinter, jumper or an athlete needing speed and strength contact us to get started today!

Fall Training

If you participate in winter or spring sports the fall is the time to put in the work to improve your athleticism. Each month we train a different system to help you improve. Each system trained helps prepare you to train the next, and the program as a whole is tailored for developing speed. Starting from the beginning and not missing is ideal. Our Fall training program begins in September.

Starts Monday September 9th

For Fall training please contact us to confirm your spot!

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Begining Pole Vault

Our Beginning Pole Vault Class is perfect for young kids who got the ich from watching the Olympics, or the athlete who has been interested in trying it out.

Take this opportunity to allow your aspiring athlete the opportunity to try pole vaulting. This class is set to run each Thursday for 60-90 minutes over 6 weeks in September and October. Each week we will be adding in 1-2 new aspects of the vault. We will advance them from learning to walk and carry the pole correctly to finally jumping over a bungee or bar in the actual pole vault pit. This class is a great way to focus on the basics, and help solidify good habits from the start, as well as allowing young athletes to try it out. We are currently only scheduling one timeslot for this, so we do have a limited amount of space. Please contact us asap to get signed up!

Next begining Class Dates:
2019 Thursdays 5pm, September 19th - October 24th

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Sprints and Jumps

If you are insterested in Sprint Mechanics, Long or Triple Jump private lessons are available for schedule.

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Since 2010 we have produced quite a few accomplished athletes.

Toping the list would be Katerina Stefanidi who is now an Olympic Champion and World Champion.

Cole Walsh Currently ranked top 10 in the World, Placed 2nd at the 2019 US Outdoor Championship and will represent the United States at the IAAF World Championship later this year. He also placed 5th at the 2019 US Indoor National Championships and 3rd at the 2018 US Outdoor National Championships.

Kortney Ross Currently ranked top 30 in the World, placed 4th at 2019 US Indoor National Championships and recently improved her PB to 15' 2 1/4".

Cole Riddle who vaulted 17' 7" to break Nick Hysong's 27 year old High School State record. In 2018 he continued his success improving above 18 feet and placing 7th at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Augusto Dutra was the Brazilian National Champion in 2017 after spending a portion of the year trainig here with us. 2018 and 2019 he has continued to improve and is in a strong position for the upcoming world Championships.

Tim Duckworth was a State Champion and is the State Record holder in the Decathlon. He is also now and NCAA Champion and Bristish National Record holder.

Other Arizona State Champions include:
Alex Bishop (also a NCAA finalist)
Liz Portanova (3 time)
Athena Masolini (2 time)
Grant Sisserson
John Wenig
Justice Masolini
Trista Smith
Marc Obadia
Eden Henderson
Tim Ellis
James Coons
Madison George

 

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Summer 2019

USA Outdoor National Championships
Cole Walsh Jumps 5.76m (18' 10 3/4") to take 2nd Place, this performance places Cole on USA's 2019 World Championship Team. He will compete later this year at the World Champs in Doha.

The Diamond League and Cole Walsh's Results
Oslo Bislett Games 3rd 5.81m (19' 1")
Nike Prefontain Classic 5th 5.61m (18' 5")
Lausanne Athletissima 5th 5.71m 18' 9"
Monaco Herculis 9th 5.72m 18' 9"

The Nike Prefontain Classic
After his 5.81m (19' 1") performance in Olso, Cole Walsh was accepted and competed in his 2nd Diamond League competition of his career. He finished in 5th Place with a 1st attempt clearance at 5.61m (18' 5").

Grand Canyon State Games
Alec Hsu wins the competition and jumps a new Personal Best of 5.23m (17' 1 3/4")

San Diego in June
Last week in San Diego Kortney Ross won the Elite Women's Vault with 14' 7" (4.46m), and Grant Sisserson jumped a Season's Best of 5.41m (17' 9") to place 2nd in the Men's Elite Vault.

Cole Walsh and his first trip to Europe
On June 9th Cole Walsh began a trip that would be his first stent of competitions on the World Athletics Tour. In his first competition (Hengelo, Netherlands) he struggled a bit but managed to clear a bar and place 7th. His next stop was in Oslo Norway for his first Diamond League competition of his career. Cole stepped up here in a big way showing he can compete strong against the best athletes in the world. Cole finished with a new personal best of 19' 1" (5.81m) and placed 3rd beating athletes like Mondo Duplantis which is no easy feat. Less than 24 hours later Cole had a competition in Dessau Germany where he won the competition using borrowed poles, because his did not make his plane flight. He won this competition with a 3rd attempt clearance at 18' 9", and was a star in the meeting. Following that 48 hours later he jump again on borrowed poles to place 5th in Poland. Fatigue and unfamiliar poles got the best of him in Poland 4 meets in one week is a challeng for anyone I think. Cole has one more Competition before he returns home. He finally has his Poles and a few days of rest, check back to see how his final competition of this trip ends.

Spring 2019

Busan Korea Beach Vault
Cole Walsh and Kortney Ross endure long travel and heavy rain to bring home the 1st Place Prizes from this international competition.

2019 Redlands Qualifier
Grant Sisserson wins his 2nd Invitational of the 2019 season, and Madison George wins her 1st post high school competition. Both finished with good attempts at what would have been season bests.

2019 Arizona Meet of Champions

Eden Henderson finishes as Arizona's #1 winning the Meet of Champions Title matching her PB of 13'.

Madison George finished 3rd with 12' 6".

Mira Olden the youngest qualifier finished 8th with 11'.

Tim Ellis finishes as Arizona's #1 in the men's with 15' 6"

James Coons Finished 5th in the Men's with 14' 6"

2019 High School State Championships

Eden Henderson Pole Vaulted a new personal best and school record of 13 feet to win the Division 1 State Championships. Eden is now a two time State Champion.

Madison George Pole Vaulted a new School Record and takes home the Division 3 State Championship with a vault of 13'. Madison finished her evening with attempts at a new Arizona State Record, she also placed 8th in the 100m and 6th in the 200m.

Tim Ellis fought hard against a field of excellent competitors and came out as the Division 1 Champion with a new PB vault of 16' 3".

Jame Coons finishes as the Division 2 State Champ with a vault of 14' 3".

Sophomore Mira Olden Finish 4th in the D1 Pole Vault with a 1st attempt clearance at 11' 6".

Junior Brian Kennedy Pole Vaulted a new School Record and finished 2nd in the D3 State Championship with a PB vault of 13' 9", he looks ready to go much higher.

Junior Daisy Zwick finished 2nd in the Division 3 State Championship with a vault of 11'.

Congratulations to our 2019 State Championship Qualifiers

Tim Ellis 16' 3" D1
James Coons 14' 7" D2
Jack Neal 14' 4" D1
Brian Kennedy 13' 9" D3
John Rodney 13' D2
Misael Colon Torres 12' 7" D2

Madison George 13' D3
Eden Henderson 13' D1
Mira Olden 11' 8" D1
Daisy Zwick 11' 1" D3

2019 Drake Relays
Drake Relays is never a dull competition. A strong field of athletes and unpredictable weather leaves you guessing as to how to prepare. On Wednesday Cole and Kortney competed in the famous mall vault a promotional event for the actual stadium competitions. Both vaulters jumped well Kortney Ross cleared 4.50m (14' 9") and Cole Walsh cleared 5.62m (18' 5 1/2") to place 3rd. Two days later Kortney finished 4th in the Stadium behind Sandy Morris, Jenn Suhr, and Emily Grove.

The men's competition was heated. After warming up outdoors while the temperature dropped about 20 degrees in an hour from an encroaching storm, the meet director moved the event to their indoor facility. Near Freezing temps and rain would have made outdoors a challenge only a few would have overcome. Cole matched his strong outdoor warmup with a strong few jumps to get used to the indoor setup. He then placed 4th with another 5.62m clearance behind Chris Neilsen, Sam Kendricks and Andrew Irwin.

2019 Mt. Sac Relays
Our Elite Athletes opened up their outdoor season. Kortney Ross placed 2nd with 14' 7". Our men swept the competition with Cole Walsh taking first place with an 18 foot jump, Pau Tonneson and Grant Sisserson finished 2nd and 3rd with 17' 1".

2019 North East Valley Championships
Jack Neal wins the Men's Pole Vault with a PB of 14' 4", and James Coons take 2nd with 14'.

2019 South East Valley Championships
James Coons wins the men's Pole Vault with a PB of 14' 7".

2019 Scottsdale District Championships
Eden Henderson vaults 12' 10" setting again a new PB, School and Meet Record.

2019 Al Nelson Invitational
Madison George raises her PB, School Record and sets a new Meet Record with a vault of 12' 9". She also took 3rd in both the 100m and the 200m.

2019 Hohokam Invitational
Eden Henderson further raises her PB, School Record and sets a new Meet Record as well with a vault of 12' 8"

2019 Sun Angel Classic
Tim Ellis wins with a Personal Best pole vault of 16', and James Coons vaults a PB of 14' for 3rd Place.

2019 Acadia Invitational
Madison George breaks her school record with vault of 12' 7"

2019 Kights of Columbus Invitational
Daisy Zwick breaks her school record pole vaulting 11' 1"

2019 Chandler Rotary

Serveral athletes had great performances this year. Tim Ellis topped the Arizona pole vaulters with 15' 6" and was only bested by Colorado Vaulter Max Manson who set a meet record of 17' 1".

In the Ladies competition we had three athletes jump personal bests (PB) and gain their school records (SR). Eden Henderson finished 2nd with 12' 6" PB and SR , Madison George finished 3rd with 12' 6" PB and SR , Daisy Zwick placed 9th with 10' 6" PB and SR, Mira Olden also had a strong showing placing 6th with 11'.

Winter 2019

2019 RISEN Results:

This indoor season we had several Personal Bests

Kortney Ross Lifetime PB 15' 2 1/4"
Madison George Lifetime PB 12' 2"
Eden Henderson Lifetime PB 11' 11"
Mira Olden Lifetime PB 11' 8"
Averie Brook Lifetime PB 11' 5"

Cole Walsh Indoor PB 18' 7"
Tim Ellis Lifetime PB 15' 8"
Brain Kennedy Lifetime PB 13' 6"

US Indoor National Championships
Kortney Ross Places 4th
Cole Walsh Places 5th

NAU Tune up and The Arizona Indoor Classic Highlights
Cole Walsh wins both with jumps of 18' 3" and 18'7"
Nate Richarts 17' 7"
Pau Tonneson 17' 3"
Grant Sisserson 17'
Brian Kennedy New PB 13' 6"
Kortney Ross Wins both with with jumps of 15'
Karlee Fowler 12' 8"
Eden Henderson New PB 11' 11"
Avery Brook New PB 11' 5"

New Mexico's Don Kirby Invitational
Cole Walsh 18' 1 3/4"
Nate Richartz 17' 9 3/4"
Grant Sisserson 17'

Kortney Ross New PB of 15' 2 1/4" (4.63m)

Mountain T's Invitational
Cole Walsh 18' 5 3/4" (5.63m)
Nate Richartz 17' 6 1/2"
Grant Sisserson 17' 1"

Kortney Ross 15' (4.57m)
Madison George New PB 12' 2" (3.72m)

Reno Pole Vault Summit
Nate Richartz 18' 1"
Grant Sisserson 17' 1"
Tim Ellis New PB at 15' 8"

Kortney Ross 14' 7"
Mira Olden New PB at 11' 8"


The Pole Shed: Social Media, Top Lists and Old News
Social Media, Top Lists and Old News

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Post Collegiate/Professional Athletes

Nick Hysong 5.90m (19' 4 1/2") 2000 Olympic Gold, 2001 World Championship Bronze
Cole Walsh 5.81m (19' 1")
Pau Tonneson 5.55m (18' 2 1/2"
Alex Bishop 5.52m (18' 1 1/4")
Cole Riddle 5.51m (18' 1/4")
Nate Richartz 5.51m
Grant Sisserson 5.47m (17' 11") Cornell
Brandon Glenn 5.40m (17' 8")
Andrej Poljanec 5.30m(17' 4 3/4")
Alec Hsu 5.23m (17' 1 3/4")
Mitch Krier 5.05m (16' 7")
Tim Ellis 16' 3"

Katerina Stefanidi 4.77m (15' 7 3/4") 2016 Olympic Gold, 2017 World Championship Gold
Kortney Ross 4.63m (15'2 1/4")
Natasha Kolbo 4.35m (14' 3 1/4")
Mandissa Marshall 4.25m (14')
Laura Cain 4.00m (13' 1 1/2")
Madison George 13'
Eden Henderson 13'
Brittany Grasberger 3.85m (12' 7 1/2")
Christy Gasparino 3.81m (12' 6")
Trista Smith 12' 6"

High School All Time (high school PBs listed)
Cole Riddle 17' 7" (Arizona State Record)
Grant Sisserson 17'
Cole Walsh 16' 10 3/4"
Tim Duckworth 16' 5"
Alex Bishop 16' 4 3/4"
Tim Ellis 16' 3"
Mark Schillinger 15'
Micheal Beram 15'

Madison George 13'
Eden Henderson 13'
Trista Smith 12' 6"
Liz Portanova 12'
Justice Masolini 12'
Mira Olden 11' 8 "
Athena Masolini 11' 7"
Jenna Fitzgerald 11' 6"
Lily Standley 11' 6"

Our 2019 Outdoor High School List

Tim Ellis 16' 3"
James Coons 14' 7"
Jack Neal 14' 4"
Brian Kennedy 13' 9"
John Rodney 13'

Madison George 13'
Eden Henderson 13'
Mira Olden 11' 8"
Daisy Zwick 11' 1"
Samantha Kunst 9'

Our 2018 Outdoor High School List

Tim Ellis 15' 6"
Micheal Beram 15'
James Coons 14'
John Rodney 13'

Madison George 11' 9"
Eden Henderson 11' 6"
Lily Standley 11' 3"
Hanna Sims 9'10"
Daisy Zswick 9' 9"

Our 2017 Outdoor High School List

Cole Riddle 17' 7" State Record
Alejandro Avila 14' 6"
Marc Obadia 14' 6"
Nick Ryan 14' 6"
Micheal Beram 14'
Nathan Johnson 13' 9"
Micheal Herman 13' 6"

Lily Standley 11' 6"
Katie Evenson 10'
Hanna Simms 9' 9"
Eden Henderson 9'


Historical News

Summer 2018

July

July 27th Cole Walsh places third at the Liberty Bridge Pole Vault in South Carolina with a jump of 18' 2".

Competition at Fountain Hills High School We had some good and tough times last weekend. Misael and James stepped up for the day and both jumped personal bests. Misael with a 2 foot improvement finishing with 12' 6", and James with a 9 inch improvement finishing with 14'.

July 8th Cole Walsh wins the Brazilian GP with 5.60m and is set to compete later this month in Sandy Morris's Competition.
Cole Riddle placed 7th at the U20 Junior World Championships.

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June

June 23rd - Cole Walsh Brings home a Bronze Medal from the USA National Championships. This Finishes out the month with an outstanding performance at the Championship. Walsh jumped three personal bests (18' 6", 18' 8" and 18' 10 1/2") in the competition, to set himself in the ranks of the elite. His final mark placed him third in the championship and moved him to 11th on the World List. With a close attempt at 19' 2" Cole Walsh proved that he has more in the tank.

June 15th - Cole Riddle Brings home his second Silver Medal from the USA Junior National Championships, this year he accomplishes the task with no misses and an 18' clearance.

June 9th - Cole Walsh and Cole Riddle take 1st and 2nd at the OTC in San Diego this past weekend (June 9th). Walsh jumped a Personal best of 5.61m (18' 5"), and Cole Riddle set a new Arizona Junior (Under 20) Record at 5.51m (18' 1/4"). Riddle becomes the first Arizona U20 to vault 18'. Both will compete in their respective National Championships later this month.

Tim Duckworth becomes the second man in history to win both the D1 NCAA Indoor Heptathlon and the D1 NCAA Outdoor Decathlon in the same year. Only he and Ashton Eaton have achieved this task. Great Job and Congratulations Tim!

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May

Cole Walsh Clears 5.60 in Mexico CityCole Walsh wins the Mexico City Urban Vault with a new Personal Best of 5.60m (18' 4 3/4").

Cole Walsh and Ana Fonseca in Mexico CityCole Walsh and Ana Fonseca
Mexico City Urban Vault

2018 Arizona Meet of Champions

Tim Eliss 2nd with a new PB at 15' 6"
Micheal Beram 4th with a new PB at 15'

Lily Standely took 3rd Place with 11' 3"
Eden Henderson was 5th with 11' 3"

Congratulations to our 2018 High School State Championship Qualifiers!

Eden Henderson D2 State Champ!
Lily Standely D1 3rd Place
Madison George (DNC sick)
Daisy Zswick D2 7th Place
Hanna Sims D2 10th Place
Micheal Beram D1 3 Place
Tim Eliss D1 6th Place
John Rodney
Jack Neal
James Coons D1 10th Place
Jason Gaglione
Parker Fleming D2 7th Place

2017 USATF Junior National Championships

Cole Riddle places 2nd with a 5.25m vault and earns a spot on the USA Junior Pan American Team! He becomes our 3rd athlete to earn a medal at the USATF Junior National Championships.

Arizona Meet of Champions

After committing to Arizona State University, Cole Riddle, bests his own State Record improving it to 17' 7", and took extremely good attempts at a milestone 18' bar!

We also saw a PB from Nick Ryan at 14' 6"

State Record!!!


Cole Riddle
does what no one could in the last 27 years, taking down the long standing State Record. With a jump of 17' 5". This mark also moves him to the #2 high school rank in the country.

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MAY 2017

The Arizona High School season is coming to a close. State Championship are this week. We are looking forward to seeing some great competitions.

We have already seen some good marks this year:

Lilly Standley 11'6" school record
Katie Evenson 10'
Hanna Simms 9' 9" School Record
Eden Henderson 9'

Cole Riddle 17' 7" Arizona State RECORD
Alejandro Avila 14' 6" Ties School Record
Nick Ryan 14' 6" New PB
Micheal Beram 14' New PB
Mark Obadia 14' 6" School Record

Mark Obadia commits to Alabama!
Cole Riddle commits to Arizona State University!

2016 Outdoor Recap

Great news from the Rio Olympic Pole Vault. Katerina Stefanidi, a Greek athlete, who trained with us the three years prior and married Mitch Krier one of our former athlete/coaches. She came to us with a personal best of 14’10”, and is now an Olympic Champion with a personal best of 16’ 1”. With her achievement we now have Two Olympic Golds coming from our family of vaulters. We are very proud of her and Mitch and wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Cole Riddle as a Junior in high school placed 8th in the Pole Vault at the USATF Junior National Championships (athletes under 20 years old) and was one of the youngest in the field. He also vaulted the highest mark by an Arizona High School junior, clearing 16’ 6” winning the Arizona Meet of Champions with that Performance.

Trista Smith after winning the D3 State Championship went on to Vault 12’ 6” to take 2nd at the Arizona Meet of Champions. This mark ranked Trista at #1 on the RISEN Performance History list. Trista has graduated will Vault with GCU in College. We wish her the best of luck!

Elite Vaulter’s Progressions:
We also had a couple of Elite athletes, Alex Bishop and Natasha Kolbo, break into the top 100 World Rankings for the year by improving their consistency and personal bests. Alex finished the year with a new PB or 5.52m (18’ 1 ½”), and Tasha finished with 4.35m (14’ 3 ¼”). Both barely missed qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and will be pushing this year for a chance at the 2017 World Championships!

Arizona State High School Championships 2016
Congratulations to our athletes who qualified for and competed in this years High School State Championships.

Men:
Cole Riddle (jr) 2nd Place D1
Mark Obadia (jr) 13th D1
Nick Ryan (jr) 18th D1
Reed Byrnes (jr) 19th D1

Women:
Trista Smith (senior)1st Place D3
Lily Standley (soph)2nd Place D4

Spring 2015

2015 High School State Championships

Justice Masolini wins the D2 State Champs and commits to UoA
John Wenig wins the D2 State Champs
Jenna Fitzgerald places 5th in the D1 State Champs and commits to ASU
Joe Ernst Places 3rd in the D1 State Champs and he and his brother Tom will vault for The Air Force Academy

Katerina Stefanidi wins the Mt. Sac Relays and posted a World leading mark of 4.71m
(15' 5 1/2") to win the Drake Relays. Kat was also voted European Female Athlete of the Month for April 2015!

Natasha Kolbo places 2nd at the 1st Olympic Training Center competition of the year with 4.22m (13' 10 1/4").

Justice Masolini broke her High School record twice with 11' 8" and 6 days later 12'. Winning both the Scottsdale City Championships and the NE Valley Championships.

2015 RISEN Indoor

Katerina Stefanidi competed against the best from 49 countries at the
European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. She performed at the top of her game clearing 15' 7" bringing home a Silver Medal.

Our Indoor Season saw several Personal Bests:

Katerina Stefanidi 4.77m (15' 7 3/4")
Brittany Grasberger 3.81m (12' 6")
Joe Ernst 4.57m (15')
John Wenig 4.45m (14' 6")
Tom Ernst 4.28m (14')