Thought Id upload a few videos of practice yesterday, my good friend Adam Pierson came down from Chicago for a few days and gave me a couple of things to work on. Adam is originally from Bourbonnais, Illinois which is the same town as ONU where I went to college. He vaulted at University of Illinois and moved to Texas training as a post collegiate, Adam helped me out a ton in my first years out of college. He noticed that right after takeoff I needed to push upwards more, so we tried it out yesterday at practice and it really seemed to make a difference in opening up the bend of the pole allowing me to be in a better position as the pole unbends.
Im opening my season this weekend at Grand Valley State University up in Allendale, Michigan on Friday. Im really excited to bring it full speed and see how the changes Ive been working on make a difference on some big poles.
Always Pursuing -Mark-