Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

U.S. Olympian Becky Holliday Endorses “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon”

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“I myself experienced loss when I was a young girl. Sports were my outlet and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. This book captured me cover to cover. I highly recommend “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon!”” –Becky Holliday, Team USA Pole Vaulter, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist, and Finalist in the London Olympics

About Becky Holliday
After nearly a decade of competition as a post-collegiate professional, Holliday secured her first Olympic team berth with her second place finish at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Holliday did not pick up pole vault until the age of 16 after a completing a distinguished career in gymnastics, where she was a four-time state champion in the all-around category in 12-16 age group and a three-time regional champion. It did not take her long to establish herself as a national-caliber pole vaulter. She was ranked #7 in the U.S. at the end of the 2001 season, in which she placed 5th at USA Outdoors and 8th at the World University Games. She won the Nevada state prep title as a senior in 1998 and took fourth as a junior. Attended Clackamus Community College before transferring to Oregon, where she was a psychology major. She has held numerous jobs while training and pursuing her dream including, holding positions in everything from waitressing to baggage handling. Splits her time training in Chula Vista Calif. and Jonesboro, Ark., where she is coached by three-time Olympic pole-vaulter Earl Bell, the coaching voice in “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.”

Three-time Olympic pole-vaulter and coach Earl Bell instructs Olympian Becky Holliday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Holliday placed second to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

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One thought on “U.S. Olympian Becky Holliday Endorses “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon”

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