Pole vaulters dazzle the Riverfest crowd

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Pole vaulters of all ages, heights, and abilities showed off their athleticism at Rivervault this weekend.

Rivervault is the annual pole vaulting competition held during Riverfest.

Organizers say 85 vaulters from five states will compete in this year’s Rivervault.

“It’s not the high stresses of a normal event like a track and field competition, where it’s a little bit more competition,” said Rivervault organizer Jeremiah Burish.  “And this is a fun competition. Everybody wants everyone to do well, and so it’s great to see everyone just have a great time, high-fiving, ringing the bell when they make a personal best. It’s just a fun atmosphere to be around.”

The men compete Saturday, and the women compete Sunday.