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Pole Vaulters Find $1 Million in College Scholarships in Rusty Shealy’s Backyard

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Shealy Athletics vaulters appear on the April cover of  Vaulter Magazine.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Longtime Realtor Rusty Shealy knows the value of a good piece of property. So after months of searching, he jumped at the opportunity to purchase a home with 4.5 wooded acres, plenty of space to teach youngsters everything he knows about his favorite sport.

Shealy’s wise investment at 121 Crockett Road, more specifically, his investment of coaching wisdom into the lives of hundreds of pole vaulters over the past 17 years, has returned an estimated $1 million in college scholarships for his athletes.

Shealy’s backyard facility is the place where athletes from the Southeastern United States and around the nation receive “The Unfair Advantage!” in their quest for greatness. In fact, Shealy Athletics vaulters won 6 South Carolina High School State Championships in 2013!

It’s a fitting tribute that Coach Shealy and some of his high school vaulters appear on the April 2014 cover of Vaulter Magazine. His list of outstanding vaulters is as impressive as it is long.

In 2013, Coach Shealy was the recipient of the prestigious Jeff Truman Memorial Pole Vault Summit–Shipan all-expenses paid trip to the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, where the world’s elite coaches and vaulters honored him as one of the sport’s great coaches.

Coach Shealy was nominated for the award by veteran international pole vault “guru” David “DJ” Johnston, who wrote: “[Rusty’s] record for taking TOTAL beginners to national champions is unprecedented.”
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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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Support Maggie, Get ‘The Unfair Advantage!’ at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Camp!

Proud sponsor of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Proud sponsor of Maggie’s Campaign.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club has pledged five 3-Day Summer Vault Camp slots, valued at $425, for vault fans who contribute $375 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

Coach of champions, Rusty Shealy.

Rusty Shealy has coached many champions, including Sandi Morris, a junior at Arkansas, who finished 4th at the 2014 USATF Indoor Nationals with a soaring vault of 14-feet, 9.5 inches!

Coach Rusty Shealy 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.

These awesome camps include meals and lodging and will be held on multiple start dates in June and July. The campaign is going on now through March 31st. Here is the link to the campaign site.

“Having Maggie in audio form will be a tremendous tool for our athletes,” Coach Shealy said. “Many travel two to three hours each way for a two hour practice. This will be a great opportunity to listen to the audio version on practice days, preparing them mentally as they embark on their own epic quest. I am excited and eager to hear it myself.” 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: Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club Summer Camps

Proud sponsor of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Proud sponsor of Maggie’s Campaign.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club has pledged five 3-Day Summer Vault Camp slots, valued at $425, for vault fans who contribute $375 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

Coach of champions, Rusty Shealy.

Rusty Shealy has coached many champions, including Sandi Morris, a junior at Arkansas, who finished 4th at the 2014 USATF Indoor Nationals with a soaring vault of  14-feet, 9.5 inches!

The camps includes meals and lodging and will be held on multiple start dates in June and July. The campaign is going on now on the Indiegogo through March 31st.

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

Coach Rusty Shealy 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.

“Having Maggie in audio form will be a tremendous tool for our athletes,” Coach Shealy said. “Many travel two to three hours each way for a two hour practice.  This will be a great opportunity to listen to the audio version on practice days, preparing them mentally as they embark on their own epic quest.  I am excited and eager to hear it myself.”

In addition, Summer Camp reward winners will be named as a co-producer in the introduction of the audiobook. The winners also will get a “Maggie Awards” party, and you and your fellow campers 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