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Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby xpvjumper » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:56 pm

New York Golden Vault Tour


Major corporate sponsors and promoters have collaborated to form a series of pole vault competitions.

Promoters have signed the Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder Jenn Suhr to a 3 competition agreement to lead the “Gold Medal Tour”.

For the first time, major cooperate sponsors including: adidas, Nutrilite, Wegmans and others will be supporting pole vault competitions in the U.S.
Unlike any others, on September 30, the vault competitions will be taking place at the Buffalo Bills vs. Patriots Game. Prior to the NFL game, the Gold Medal Tour will kick off on September 22 at the Fredonia Olympic Medal Celebration. On September 28, the tour will continue under the fireworks at Roberts Wesleyan Homecoming.

These competitions will elevate US pole vaulting to another level of recognition and exposure. The event will be sanctioned and in compliance with IAAF and USATF.

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Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby master » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:22 pm

That seems like a great step forward; getting exposure to our sport and sponsors involved!
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Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:12 am

AWESOME!!

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/art ... t%7CSports

Jenn Suhr's gold-medal tour takes her across Western NY
6:29 PM, Sep 13, 2012 | Comments

Suhr, 30, won gold in the women’s pole vault at the London Games Aug. 6. The Fredonia native will make at least eight local appearances, three of which will include actual pole vault competitions.

“I received so much support and encouragement from the region that I want to share, celebrate and educate people about my journey toward gold,” Suhr said.

The pole vault competitions will be held:

Sept. 22: Barker Commons in Fredonia, 5 p.m.

No tickets are needed. Spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Sept. 28: Roberts Wesleyan College Homecoming Weekend, 8 p.m.

Complimentary tickets are available for up to 2,000 spectators at select Wegmans locations. A fireworks display will follow the competition.

Sept. 30: Buffalo Bills pre-game, 10:30 a.m.

Competition is open to the public and will be held inside Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse during the Gameday Experience.

Visit Suhr’s facebook fan page for updates on the tour as details are finalized.

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Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby BethelPV » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:15 am

This is a great step forward in the marketing of PV and hopefully they show this competition before the football game being played on national tv. This would be an awesome way to get exposure for the sport if they actually showed it to people getting ready to watch their football game. If they do, I hope they don't let Dwight announce it tho, no one would want to watch it again lol!
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Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:46 pm

http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/orle ... 963f4.html

Olympic gold medalist picks Kendall for home
Jenn and Rick Suhr praise their ‘phenomenal neighbors’


Jenn Suhr holds the gold medal she won last month at the 2012 London Olympics, competing in the pole vault. Jenn and her husband, coach Rick Suhr, own a home in Kendall. (Tom Rivers/Daily News)


Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 1:18 pm, Mon Sep 17, 2012.
By Tom Rivers trivers@batavianews.com | 1 comment
KENDALL —An Orleans County town can now claim an Olympic gold medal winner as a resident.
Jenn Suhr has settled into a home on Lomond Shore Drive along Lake Ontario with her husband Rick, who is also her coach. They both praised their friendly neighbors.
“We love the people,” said Jenn, who won gold in the pole vault last month at the London Olympics. “The people are just phenomenal.”
Mr. Suhr, a Lyndonville native, said he scouted properties for three years along Lake Ontario between Old Fort Niagara to Sodus in Wayne County. Two years ago he settled on the home in Kendall. The lawn was three feet high at the time and the house needed lots of work.
Suhr remodeled the house, doing most of the work himself, with some help from his wife and brothers.
Rick grew up in Lyndonville and moved the Spencerport when he was 11. He was a state wrestling champion. He also played baseball, but gave the pole vault a try in seventh grade when Spencerport cut the baseball program.
Suhr said a friend encouraged him to try track, which he saw as a way to stay in shape for wrestling. He was hooked on the pole vault and would come to Lyndonville to practice on a home-made vault and a pit made of straw. Suhr set it up behind the tee-off for the nine hole at White Birch Golf Course, which is owned by his brother Harold.
Suhr went on to develop his own coaching style for the vault and built his own training facility in Riga. He spotted the former Jenn Stuczynski when she played basketball for Roberts Wesleyan College, where she graduated in 2004. She gave vaulting a try and with Suhr’s help, she soon was among the best in the world. She won silver in the 2008 Olympics. Now the Fredonia native has the gold medal.
The couple attended the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Saturday at the White Birch. Jenn signed photos for free for the crowd.
The both said they love small-town life, and they’re happy in Kendall, where Jenn said, “It’s beautiful.”
Jenn isn’t the only big-name athlete to live in Kendall. Former Syracuse University basketball star Roosevelt Bouie also lives in town. When Mr. Suhr was cleaning out the attic on Lomond Shore, he found a program from a Sectional game in the mid-1970s, when the Bouie-lead Kendall team went undefeated.
Suhr’s grandfather and great-grandfather also were butchers in Kendall, family history he didn’t know until he and his wife bought their house.
Jenn is going a tour in Western New York, giving people a chance to see her gold medal. She’ll return home to Fredonia on Saturday for a 5 p.m. celebration at Barker Commons.
She’ll be back at RWC on Sept. 28 for a pole vaulting demonstration at 8 p.m. as part of the school’s homecoming celebration. On Sept. 30, she will be featured in the Buffalo Bills pre-game celebration at 10:30 a.m. inside the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse.
Suhr said she shares a message when she talks to teen-agers.
“We try to emphasize lifestyles, making good choices and surrounding yourself with the right people,” she said.

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Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Unread postby fishman4god » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Good stuff and a big yahoo!!! :D for promoting pole vault!


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