My name is Gianna Damico. I am 18 years old attending the University at Buffalo as a freshman in Fall of 2017. My hobbies include playing the piano, the fine arts, and pole vaulting, among other things. I started vaulting when I was a junior in high school, and throughout the past two years, I have fallen in love with the sport. Ever since I was a little girl, I told my parents that my dream was to "fly." I would doodle pictures of myself sprouting wings, and dream of soaring over the countryside. As corny as it may seem, I am now able to make this childhood dream of mine come true through vaulting. The thrill of being completely airborne is second to none. Once I got a taste, I knew that I never wanted to stop. This sensation of "flying".... is why I vault.
I started vaulting in 9th grade after seeing how much fun it looked and asking my coach to let me try. After only one season I was hooked and vaulted every year in both indoor and outdoor track, as well as during the summer. Pole vault has given me so much in terms of work ethic, determination and happiness, and even through the stress it has also brought I always seem to come back to it.
Now as a soon to be junior at SUNY Geneseo I am majoring in communications with a minor in sociology, hoping to pursue a career in either Human Resources or marketing.
My name is Kevin Palmisano, I’m from Canandaigua, New York. I have four siblings and both my parents. I’m currently a junior, physics major at SUNY Geneseo and I love it here. I started vaulting as a joke, however, it quickly became my passion. It seemed like the ultimate thrill, you get to fly but, there’s a catch..you have to beat yourself first. You have to master your body and your mind. It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done and one of the most rewarding. I can’t imagine my life without vaulting.
Laura Piazza aka "pizza"
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I am a junior at Alfred state college and studying welding and fabrication. I have never welded before college but this past year I got a 3.5 gpa, so I'm sticking with it. At Alfred state I am on the soccer team and the track team. I wasn't recruited for soccer but gave it a try and made the team. My true love is track, but not the track part, just the vault. The reason I started was because my father, and my two older brothers vaulted. Through high school I would get so frustrated with the vault, I'd cry a bit and think I wasn't good and that I should quit. But for some reason I stuck with it and got better. I have now beat my fathers 14' record, and my brothers 15' records with a jump of 15'7" at my east coast meet for 2nd place. That has always been my goal, to beat my brothers, but my new goal is to jump 18'
I'm a Senior at SUNY Geneseo from Long Island. I've been vaulting 7 years now, and I vault because because I want to add a zero to the end of that number. I vault because I've yet to discover a better feeling, and I vault because I love the people I do it with.
Current Geneseo Record Holder at 3.61 meters, also holds Our Lady of Mercy HS record and Loyola University Maryland record at 3.15 meters.
Biology Major, Pre-PA, Entering Senior Year!
Became involved in Pole Vault early in high school, started training with PVP her junior year of high school with Mike Auble, and now is looking forward to an awesome senior year of college with Next Step Vault Club and coach Alex Curran!
After transferring to Geneseo I've enjoyed the team and coaches, and have seen a lot of improvement!
My motto for Pole Vault is Trust the Process.
Names max Curran. Born in 1995. Live in Williamson new York. I have two amazing parents who support me and my two amazing brothers on every pole vaulting trip we go on whether it be just practice or some meet. I started pole vaulting about 8 years ago through my old brother Alex. Accomplished some very good goals in those 8 years. Such goals consist of holding both school records indoor at 14'7" and outdoor at 15'. After graduating high school I continued pole vaulting in collage at figure lakes community. But that lasted for a year when I realized that college wasn't for me and became a United States Marine Reservist, and even tho I do that and have a full time job I still manage to find time to do what I love and that is to pole vault.