Sam Kendricks


Elite Team Essx athlete Sam Kendricks hails from Oxford, Mississippi, is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, the 2017 IAAF World Champion, the most recent athlete to clear the elusive 6.00m / 19’-8.25” barrier, and 2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medalist. Not only has Sam had success recently, he has been a US champion 7 times.

Sam is the first athlete to clear 6.00m on ESSX poles and he currently holds the World Record for clearance above his grip, nearly 5’, and the only athlete to clear 6.00m on a 4.90m / 16’-1” pole. Sam was a National Champion and All-American multiple times for the University of Mississippi; he currently lives and trains in Oxford, Mississippi with his father/coach Scott Kendricks.