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Flight Deck Coach / National-level Athlete, training with Caroline & Steve
graduated from NDSU in 2013 with a BA in Exercise Science. In addition to being a 3x South Dakota HS state champion and state record holder (13'3), Leslie also placed 8th at the World Junior Championships in Poland. While being coached by Stevie Keller at NDSU, Leslie was a 6x conference champion, 6x NCAA qualifier, and a D-1 NCAA All-American. Leslie still holds the current NDSU vault records (14'3 in/14'1 out). Leslie has a current PR of 4.51m 14'9" and has competed in four USA Championships as well as the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials. Leslie begins her 8th year coaching HS vault camps and is currently training with Steve and Caroline for the 2018 USA Nationals.
Flight Deck Coach / Former National-level Athlete
graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Architecture. While at the UofM, Jack set and still holds both the freshman record in the Heptathlon and the school record in the Decathlon. In 2012, Jack was the Big-10 runner up in the Indoor Pole Vault (17'5), the heptathlon, and the decathlon. Jack is also a 2x DI NCAA Qualifier, a DI All-American, a 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier, a Team USA U23 NACAC Decathlon Champion, and a 2013 USA Championships Qualifier. While in high school, Jack qualified for Wisconsin state meet 4x Pole Vault, 2x 110m high hurdles, 2x 300m int. hurdles, and 1x in the High Jump. Jack was the pole vault state runner-up in 2007, and state champion in 2008 with a HS PR (15'6). Jack begins his 9th year coaching HS vault camps.
University of Minnesota Vault Coach / Flight Deck Coach
University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault Coach 11th year, former coach at St. John's University 5-years, Tech High School 3-years, Armstrong High School 5-years, and University of St Thomas 1-year. Steve began vaulting in 7th grade. While at St Louis Park high school Steve placed 7th at state twice and had a PR jump of 14'. Steve earned All-American honors twice while at North Central College in Illinois. An advocate for girls in sports; Steve co-lead the original movement that led to girls getting to pole vault in Minnesota. Steve coached the first girls' State Champion in the event; the first MN girl to clear 11'. At the UofM, Steve has coached athletes to 6 Big 10 titles, 4 runners-up and 5-3rd place finishes. Steve has also coached 6 All-American performances, including Moorhead native Brock Spandl (17'3, 2010 D1-All-American), Jack Szmanda (17'5, 2010 D1-All-American), Ben Peterson (18'0 PR, 2011 D1-NCAA All-American and National runner-up), Zach Siegmeier (18'1 PR, 2014 D1-NCAA All-American), and most recently the 2015 Indoor Heptathlon NCAA CHAMPION (NCAA forbids using his name since he is a current athlete). Now in his 21st year teaching, Steve is the 6-12 Curriculum Specialist for Science Math & STEM. Steve is USATF certified Level 1, level 2 jumps, level 2 endurance, certified coaches-education instructor, and has begun level 3. With a lifetime PR jump of 17'4, Steve still regularly clears 15' and was the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Champion. Contact Steve with questions (763-458-2932) or (firstname.lastname@example.org). Steve will serve as the substitute coach if needed.