I began on this journey as a Decathlete in July of 2018. As part of the decathlon I was going to have to learn how to pole vault. I went to my first pole vault practice in Queen Creek over at AZPVA, which is ran by the family of one of my friends and former teammates, Garrett Starkey. They have three full pole vault pits in their backyard, along with a complete weight room and hundreds of poles. It is one of the coolest setups I have ever seen. The Starkey’s run an awesome club that teaches both kids and adults the intricate world of pole vaulting and how much fun it truly is.