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Tye comes to ESSX from Sonora, California. Tye represented Team USA at the 2001 World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, where he cleared 5.90m/19’4.25” and claimed the Silver medal. Tye has been involved in the sport of pole vault since the mid-1990s and was a multiple-time All-American at the University of Minnesota and graduated high school as the number one pole vaulter in the country. Tye competed at the professional level from 1999 to 2008 and achieved a personal best of 5.93m /19’5.5”. A great accomplishment of Tye’s that is not well known is that he cleared 5.70m/18’8.25” while sliding the pole down the runway! Tye has also had the opportunity to work with some of the greats pole vaulting while in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Earl Bell, Derek Miles, Chad Harting, Jeff Hartwig, Brad Walker, and Jeremy Scott.
Mike is from Merritt Island, Florida and a graduate of the University of Louisiana where he was a 2014 All-American and 2014 Sun Belt champion after beginning his career at the University of South Florida. In high school, Mike set the Florida state meet record at 5.08m/16’8” and finished as the 9th ranked high school pole vaulter in the country. Since graduating college, Mike has been an understudy of Earl Bell and spent nearly three years living in Jonesboro. Mike has also had the privilege of working with some of the best American pole vaulters of all time; Bell, Jeff Hartwig, Derek Miles, Tye Harvey, and Jeremy Scott. Currently, Mike lives in Florida and now coaches high school pole vaulters with his former high school coach, Bobby Haeck, who has coached over 30 Florida state champions and both of his former athletes currently hold FHSAA state records at 5.08m/16’8” for boys and 4.03m/13’3” for girls.
Jeremy, also known as “El Grande”, is from Norfolk, Nebraska and jumped in the 2012 London Olympics representing Team USA. Jeremy also represented Team USA at the 2009, 2011, and 2013 World Championships and at the 2011 Pan Am Games where he won Silver and the 2007 NACAC Championship where he won Bronze. Jeremy competed for Alleghany College and was a Division III National Champion and All-American multiple times; he still holds the D-III National Record, 5.70m /18’8.25”. Jeremy trained in Jonesboro, Arkansas, home of the 3-time Olympian Earl Bell, for over 13 years professionally and set his lifetime PR at 5.82m/19’1”. Jeremy has been involved in the sport of pole vault since the early 2000’s and has had the privilege to learn and work with the best; Earl Bell, Derek Miles, Tye Harvey, Chad Harting, and Jeff Hartwig. He also earned his nickname for being the tallest professional pole vaulter ever standing a towering 6’9.75” tall.
Brian Mondschein is from Hummelstown, PA and spent his college years pole vaulting at Virginia Tech. While at VaTech, Brian was a 3-time All-American and a 5-time Big East champion. After college, Brian moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas and trained at the world famous Bell Athletics with the likes of fellow team members Tye Harvey and Jeremy Scott. Brian would continue pole vaulting and set a personal best of 5.63m/18’5.5” while training in Jonesboro, with Jeremy as his training partner. Brian comes from a long line of high level track coaches; his grandfather, Irving Mondschein, was the coach at the University of Pennsylvania for over 20 years and was the head coach of the first ever Israeli Olympic team in 1952. Brian not only was a high level pole vaulter, but holds degrees in engineering as well. Brian currently lives in Pennsylvania and is now coaching high school pole vaulters.