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Wait list...

Zach Clausen
Julia Clifford week D
Abby Rommel week D
Technique / bend with no invert?
June 16, 2010, 06:00:34 AM
you are a smart ass so no need to apologize[;)]
Technique / bend with no invert?
June 07, 2010, 05:06:11 AM
Sometimes having them kick off high bars is all it takes.

Sometimes we're not that lucky and you have to do all the stuff Steve mentioned.

Good luck.
Aimie Filmore - St. Olaf

Lauren Stelton - Minnesota State Mankato
Whitney Kroschel - Minnesota State Mankato
Dan Novak - Minnesota State Mankato

Alicia Rue - University of Minnesota
Samantha Sonnenberg - University of Minnesota

Sorry if I missed anybody...please add them if I did[:)]
News / It's a boy for Pat Hegel!
December 04, 2009, 03:03:29 AM
Elliot Andrew Hegel

7 lbs 7 oz   Sounds lucky to me!

News / It's a boy for the Milton's!
August 18, 2009, 03:23:41 AM
Chris and Katie Milton welcomed Jack Christopher early this morning.


8 lbs 3 oz

He sure looks like his daddy!  I'm sure the proud papa will post a picture soon for you all to see.  Both mom and baby are doing well.
Congratulations to all the State Meet participants.  I wasn't able to be there, but have heard some glowing praise of the quality of the competition and the sportsmanship of the participants.  Hats off to everyone for being a class act!
I completely agree with all of you.  I get it that you want to go over the technique and talk about what did and did not work, but that stuff can wait.  He really took away from what should have been her proudest moment.  She did great and I'm happy she was representing USA.  She, in contrast, sounded positive and upbeat in her post competition interview.
Meets / 2008 MN STATE RESULTS + Pictures
June 08, 2008, 04:14:51 PM
Congrats Blake, Eric, Kristen & Lyndie (future Gopher!!!).
General Track & Field Discussion / class
June 04, 2008, 03:45:59 AM
I think we all see this at competitions throughout the year.  I actually have my athletes sign a contract at the start of each season where I go through my expectations.  They are forbidden from behaving as you described if they want to compete for me.  The interesting part is, as soon as we've talked about it as a group, when they see others behaving badly at competitions they notice & it solidifies for them why I won't allow it.  They see how ridiculous it is to have a tantrum over pole vault; an event in which, even on your best day, you will end by failing 3 times in a row.  It is a certainty & it's pointless to have a tantrum over it.  Throwing poles, shoes, water bottles (Women's Big 10 meet this went a ways) and swearing just makes you look like a jerk, makes people really want to beat you, and does not help you vault higher.  The reason why I coach is to help young people mature into successful adults who can handle adversity, problem solve and come through on the other side having learned something useful.  I think our athletes want to vault more than they want to throw a pole & if we demand that they behave themselves or not vault, they'll behave.  Not only that, I think they want to be seen in a good light and sometimes just need a little guidance.  

My 2 cents.  We miss you Monkey.  When are you moving home?
General Pole Vault Discussion / Sections
May 08, 2008, 10:58:57 PM
Once there's an actual number, I think we'd be surprised at what the athletes can do, whether it's a MN State mark or the Junior National mark.  Having an automatic mark is a big motivator & I think the kids will make it and exceed it.
General Track & Field Discussion / Larry Zirgibel
May 07, 2008, 02:55:21 PM
They have had a tough stretch as family lately and this is just awful.  Our thoughts are with them and will try to contact Donna to see if there's anything we can do.

She had two great attempts at 4.30 also.  She really came to compete.  I can't wait to see what they all can do when/if it's actually warm outside!