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Sweet Sixteen (2014)

The inaugural Battle for the Underground, Sweet Sixteen, celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Essx Vaulting Poles. Hosted at Crystal City Underground, a former sand mine in Crystal City, Missouri, by the Motley Crew Vault Club on September 6, 2014, it brought in 84 vaulters from 66 postal codes encompassing 17 states and 5 countries. In honor of their acquisition of Essx, UST-Essx sponsored a $16,000 prize for any vaulter with a PR of 5.79 or below that could jump 5.81 on a hole-in-one, first try, no touch jump. Jeff Coover won the elite men's competition at 5.35m, breaking the former facility record held by Paul Litchfield (17'4) and beating Sam Kendricks on scratches. Together, they share what we believe to be the American Underground record.

Unable to attend? Curious what an underground street vault looks like? You can see pictures at SmugMug. Want to know more about the records and stats? Click here to view the 2014 champions, as well as the specific countries and states represented. Click here for overall event stats.

Results can be found below or here as a PDF.


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Josh at Battle for the Underground Calle at Battle for the Underground Elite men at Battle for the Underground Jamie at Battle for the Underground Deanna at Battle for the Underground David at Battle for the Underground Vaulter at Battle for the Underground
Vaulter at Battle for the Underground Pole Vault Area at Battle for the Underground Elite women at Battle for the Underground

2014 Battle for the Underground Sweet Sixteen Sponsors:

Associated Land Surveyor's, Inc Logo Richey Athletics Logo Crystal City Underground Logo
Twin City Toyota Logo UST Mamiya Logo UST-Essx Logo
Robertson Precision Trackstriper Logo Lucid Logo Xtreme Athletics Logo
Motley Crew Vault Club Logo Drury Hotels Logo Dublin Bottling Works Logo
Endhill Sports Logo Eonlinesports.com Logo