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Welcome to Pole Vault Olympic Champion Nick Hysong's


A sports performance training and education facility for those who wish to reach their full potential.

Located in Phoenix Arizona, we are currently running monthly programs to help pole vaulters, volleyball players, football players, and other athletes prepare, mature, and excel in their sports. We make athletes sprint faster, react quicker, and play with more confidence. If you are a Pole Vaulter, Football player, Sprinter, Volleyball player, or an athlete needing speed and strength contact us to get started today!

We offer Monthly training programs for any level of athlete. We also can arrange drop-in sessions and private lessons.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining.

To practice with us at RISEN Performance we do require you to have current membership forms.

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Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Speed Technique
Strength and Agility
Volleyball Conditioning


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This Month

Katerina Stefanidi-Krier will compete in Bejing China at the IAAF World Championships.

Next Month

Fall training begins Wednesday September 9th call to get signed up now!

In the Spring

2015 High School State Championships

Justice Masolini wins the D2 State Champs and commits to UoA
John Wenig wins the D2 State Champs
Jenna Fitzgerald places 5th in the D1 State Champs and commits to ASU
Joe Ernst Places 3rd in the D1 State Champs and he and his brother Tom will vault for The Air Force Academy

Katerina Stefanidi wins the Mt. Sac Relays and posted a World leading mark of 4.71m
(15' 5 1/2") to win the Drake Relays.
Kat was also voted European Female Athlete of the Month for April 2015!

Natasha Kolbo places 2nd at the 1st Olympic Training Center competition of the year with 4.22m (13' 10 1/4").

Justice Masolini broke her High School record twice with 11' 8" and 6 days later 12'. Winning both the Scottsdale City Championships and the NE Valley Championships.

2015 RISEN Indoor Recap

Katerina Stefanidi competed against the best from 49 countries at the
European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. She performed at the top of her game clearing 15' 7" bringing home a Silver Medal.

Our Indoor Season saw several Personal Bests:

Katerina Stefanidi 4.77m (15' 7 3/4")
Brittany Grasberger 3.81m (12' 6")
Joe Ernst 4.57m (15')
John Wenig 4.45m (14' 6")
Tom Ernst 4.28m (14')

------------------------------------------------- Last Summer

Katerina Stefanidi brought home the Silver Medal from the European Championships!
Katerina Stefanidi stands on the podium with a Silver Medal at the 2014 European Championships.

Katerina Stefanidi also finished her season with a win at the Birmingham Diamond League meet, and 3rd at the Zurich Diamond League Final. These performances pushed her to finish 2nd in the Diamond League points standings. Kat also moved to 3rd in the World Rankings this week!

Congrats on the great season Katerina!

Katerina Stefanidi clears 4.71m
Kat's clearance at 4.71m in Monaco

USA Junior(under 20) National Championship

Congratulations to Cole, Grant and Tim for their performances at the USA Junior National Championships.

Cole Walsh 2014 Junior National Champ
National Champion Cole Walsh
in Pole Vault with 17' 6"

Grant Sisserson 2014 Junior National Bronze Medallist
Grant Sisserson
3rd Place Pole Vault with 17' 4"

Tim Duckworth
Tim Duckworth 10th Place Pole Vault with 16' 1"
and 6th Place Decathlon with 7160


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Risen's Top Vaulters
since 2010

Post Collegiate/Elite
Katerina Stefanidi 4.77m (15' 7 3/4")
Natasha Kolbo 4.22m (13' 10")
Laura Cain 4.00m (13' 1 1/2")
Brittany Grasberger 3.85m (12' 7 1/2")
Christy Gasparino 3.81m (12' 6")

Brandon Glenn 5.40m (17' 8")
Mitch Krier 5.05m (16' 7")

High School All Time (high school PBs listed)
Grant Sisserson 17'
Cole Walsh 16' 10 3/4"
Tim Duckworth 16' 5"
Alex Bishop 16' 4 3/4"

Liz Portanova 12'
Trista Smith 12'
Justice Masolini 12'
Athena Masolini 11' 7"
Jenna Fitzgerald 11' 6"


Our 2015 Outdoor List High School
Joe Ernst 14' 9"
John Wenig 14' 7"

Trista Smith 12'
Justice Masolini 12'
Jenna Fitzgerald 11' 6"

Post College
Katerina Stefanidi 15' 5 1/2"
Natasha Kolbo 13' 10 1/4"
Brittany Grasberger 12' 7 1/2"


Our 2015 Indoor List High School
Joe Ernst 15'
John Wenig 14' 6"

Trista Smith 11' 2"
Jenna Fitzgerald 10' 8"
Justice Masolini 10' 6"

Post College
Andrej Poljanec 17' 2"
Mitch Krier 16' 3"

Katerina Stefanidi 15' 7 3/4"
Natasha Kolbo 13' 6"
Brittany Grasberger 12' 6"
Christy Gasparino 12' 6"

Our 2014 High School Top Vaulters
Tim Duckworth 16' 5"
John Wenig 14' 1"
Joe Ernst 14'

Athena Masolini 11' 7"
Trista Smith 11' 6"
Jenna Fitzgerald 11' 1"
Justice Masolini 11'

2014 RISEN Indoor Highlights

High School Senior Tim Duckworth vaulted a new PB of 4.92m (16' 2") and High Jumped a new PB of 2.05m (6' 9")! 16' 2" in the pole vault puts him ranked 4th All time indoors for a high school boy.

Katerina Stefanidi Pole Vaulted a new PB of 4.55m (14' 11"), if you averaged all her indoor competitions it equals her previous indoor PB of 4.46m. Good consitancy!

April Steiner-Bennett Placed 8th at the USA Indoor National Championships!

RISEN Outdoor Highlights

Tim Duckworth
Arizona State Decathlon Champion
Division 2 State Champion in the pole vault and 2nd in the High Jump
6th at the USA Junior National Championships in the Decathlon
10th at the USA Junior National Championships in the Pole Vault
PB Indoor PV 16’ 3/4” HJ 6’ 9”
PB Outdoor PV 16’ 5” HJ 6' 10” LJ 23' 2"

Signed with The University of Kentuky

Cole Walsh
USA Junior National Champion
competing for Oregon
PB 17' 6"

Grant Sisserson
USA Junior National Bronze Medalist
competing for Cornell
PB 17' 4 3/4"

Athena Masolini
Division 2 State Champion
PB 11’ 7”

Justice Masolini (J)
Division 2 State Runner Up
PB 11’

Jenna Fitzgerald (J)
Division 1 State 7th Place

Katerina Stefanidi (Professional)
European Championships Silver Medalist
IAAF Diamond League Points 2nd Place
3rd Place World Ranking
PB 15' 5 1/2"
UCS Spirit

Arizona State Pole Vault Championships Archive

(602) 494-6303 - nhysong@risenperformance.com - 10424 N. 38th Street Phoenix Arizona

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