Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


Maggie Celebrates Banner Year at Texas Pole Vault, Home of Top Teen Desiree Freier

Maggie Award Campers at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz. Standing, from left: Ragan Aple, Hunter Coleman, Allison Humphries, Olivia Wintercamp, Coach George Rodriguez, Lexi DesSaracho, Kayla Bockhan, Shane McClellan, and Josh Ramirez. Seated from left: Kyla Buskirk, Elise Willsey, and Conner Gregston.

It’s been a banner year at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz, where this group of campers received outstanding instruction and earned Maggie Awards. Standing from left: Ragan Aple, Hunter Coleman, Allison Humphries, Olivia Wintercamp, Coach George Rodriguez, Lexi DesSaracho, Kayla Bockhan, Shane McClellan, and Josh Ramirez. Seated from left: Kyla Buskirk, Elise Willsey, and Conner Gregston.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS —  It’s been a banner year at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz, home of Desiree Freier, who became the greatest teen vaulter in US history.

Recently, a group of campers received outstanding instruction at the club and were awarded copies of the novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. The club earned a Maggie banner for its role as a major sponsor for the campaign to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce the story on audiobook.

EliteSportzTexasPoleVaultLogo“To have Maggie’s banner hanging at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz is one of the greatest honors she could have,” said author Grant Overstake. “When you talk about this club, you’re talking about the hottest pole-vaulting club in the nation.” Continue reading

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Hard Work, Family Coaching Launch Desiree Freier to National HS Indoor Record!

Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz product Desiree Freier soars to a national high school record 14'02.75" at the New Balance National Indoor.

Desiree Freier soars to a national high school record 14’02.75″ at New Balance Nationals Indoor. (Credit: New Balance Nationals).

FORT WORTH, Texas — They may call this The Lone Star State, but the sky above Fort Worth dazzles with many superstars from TexasPoleVault Club at EliteSportz.

The club’s brightest star is Desiree Freier, the new girls’ national high school indoor record holder.

A picture says 1,000 words about TexasPoleVault Club.

A picture says 1,000 words about TexasPoleVault Club at EliteSportz.

Freier soared 14’02.75″ last weekend at New Balance Nationals Indoor 2014 at the Armory in New York City. The performance capped a stellar indoor season for the high-flying Freier. The senior at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, also won her division at the Millrose Games with a vault of 14 feet. In fact, she set a record in every meet this indoor season!

Desieree Freier soars to national record.

Making it look easy, Freier soars to a national record!

Freier’s sky-high trajectory is the product of lots of hard work and great coaching from her father, George Rodriguez, and his son, Devin Rodriguez. They’ve been coaching her at TexasPoleVault since she picked up a pole in the 8th grade, and promptly soared to 10’09”!

Over the past four years, Desi, as she is known, has skyrocketed to become the top prep vaulter in the nation. Continue reading


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Campaign Perk: Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz Offers Summer Camp Discounts!

EliteSportz has trained more State Qualifiers than any other club in Texas, including two State Champions and two State Records in 2013.

Vaulters are participating in spring break camp this week at EliteSportz, which has trained more state qualifiers than any other club in Texas, including two State Champions and two State Records in 2013!

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Serious jumpers, serious coaching, seriously… The coaching staff at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz is very serious about helping vaulters of all skill levels jump higher. If your ready to jump high, willing to work for it and want to be the best you can be, there’s no better choice in the Lone Star State.

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Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz pledged 3 Summer Camp slots to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

In fact, Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz has trained more State Qualifiers than any other club in Texas!

That’s why we’re seriously delighted to announce that they have joined the campaign to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce the pole-vault novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, on audiobook!

Coach George Rodriguez has pledged three 3-Day Summer Vault Camps valued at $325 for a $300 pledge to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign. The camps include food and lodging with six start dates from June 9th to Aug. 15Th, 2014, in Fort Worth.

“This is a great offer for a great cause,” Coach Rodriguez said, adding, “I encourage you to take action today.”

Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign will last through March 31st, but these camp slots will go quickly. Here is the link to the campaign site. Click here to claim your discounted camp!

Spring Break vaulters are receiving safe and expert instruction this week at the EliteSportz facility in Fort Worth.

Spring Break vaulters are receiving expert coaching at the EliteSportz facility in Fort Worth.

In addition to the camp discount, you’ll be named as a co-producer in the introduction of the audiobook, appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites, and you’ll help lift the sport of pole-vaulting to new heights. Continue reading


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Audiobook Campaign: Summer Vault Camps at Texas Pole Vault Club!

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Desiree Freier won the Millrose with a 14-foot vault! Photo: Wise County Messenger

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Texas Pole Vault Club at EliteSportz has pledged three 3-Day Summer Vault Camps, valued at $325, for vault fans who contribute $300 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

NewTexasPVThe camps include food and lodging with six start dates ranging from June 9th to Aug. 15Th, 2014, in Fort Worth.

Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign goes live on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at 8 a.m. central time this Saturday, March 1st. Here is the link to the campaign site.

Texas Pole Vault Club at EliteSportz is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

In addition, summer camp reward winners will be named as co-producers in the introduction of the audiobook. The winners also will get a “Maggie Awards” party in their honor, and they will appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites. Continue reading


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Audiobook Campaign: Spring Break Camp at Texas Pole Vault Club

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Desiree Freier won the Millrose with a 14-foot vault! Photo: Wise County Messenger

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  — Texas Pole Vault Club at Elitz Sports has pledged a 3-Day Spring Break Vault Camp, valued at $325, for a vault fan who contributes $300 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

NewTexasPVThe camp includes meals and lodging and will be held March 11-13, 2014 in Fort Worth. The campaign goes live on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at 8 a.m. central time this Saturday, March 1st. This offer will go quickly, as soon as the campaign begins. Offer expires March 11th.

Here is the link to the campaign site. It will go live at 8 am Saturday, March 1st.

Texas Pole Vault Club at Elitz Sports is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

In addition, the Spring Break Vault Camp reward winner will be named as a co-producer in the introduction of the audiobook. The winner also will get a “Maggie Awards” party in their honor, and you and your fellow campers will appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites. Continue reading


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‘Maggie’ Celebrates Texas River Vault Champions!

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Texas River Vault Championship winners from left, Kendall Shaw, Lauren Garcia, and Britton Chapman.

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Maggie Steele cheered herself hoarse Saturday, June 15th, at one of the biggest pole-vault festivals in the nation, the Texas River Vault Championship!

“It was one of the greatest things that ever happened to her,” said author Grant Overstake. “The whole experience was simply awesome.”

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and this event was no exception.  TexasRiverStreetVaultlogoThe USA Track and Field Sanctioned Event featured four vault runways! There were exactly 300 participants, and 301 if you count one fictional vaulter from Grain Valley, Kan.

A copy of Overstake’s inspirational sports novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon was presented to champions in each female division. In addition, a special “Maggie Award” was presented to Adolph Hoffman of Summersett, Texas, who jumped a new Age 90 World Record of 6-0 at the event! (See Full Results Here)

The invitation to Come on down! to the Texas River Championships came from Jon Johnson, President of the event and a coach of one the nation’s premier clubs, Lone Star Pole Vaulting. He says awarding copies of Maggie will inspire the female vaulters to continue on their own quests, over the moon.

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