Pole Vault, Track and Field, Speed and Agility Training in Phoenix Arizona

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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!


Fall Training

If you participate in winter or spring sports the fall is the time to put in the work to improve your athleticism. Each month we train a different system to help you improve. Each system trained helps prepare you to train the next, so starting from the beginning and not missing is ideal. Our Fall training program begins in September.

For Fall training please contact us to confirm your spot!



Beginning Pole Vault Class

Perfect for young kids who got the ich from watching the Olympics, or the athlete who has been interested in trying it out.

Take this opportunity to allow aspiring athletes the opportunity to try pole vaulting. This class is set to run each Saturday over 6 select weeks in September and October. Each week we will be adding in 1-2 new aspects of the vault. We will advance them from learning to walk and carry the pole correctly to finally jumping over a bungee or bar in the actual pole vault pit. This class is a great way to focus on the basics, and help solidify good habits from the start, as well as allowing young athletes to try it out. We are currently only scheduling one timeslot for this, so we do have a limited amount of space. Please contact us asap to get signed up!

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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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High School Competition

We have already seen some good marks this year:

Lilly Standely 11'
Katie Evenson 9'3" school record

Cole Riddle 16' 7"
Alejandro Avila 14' 6" Ties School Record
Nick Ryan 14'
Micheal Beram 14' New PB


This Winter

2017 Indoor Season

Alex Bishop took 12th Place in his first appearance at the US Indoor National Championships!

We had a blast at the 2017 Reno Pole Vault Summit.

Coach Nick Hysong was the Keynote speaker which featured an interview format, with Jeff Hartwig handling the interview.

Three RISEN athletes won their Pit!
Alex Bishop Elite B Pit with 17' 6"
Micheal Beram with a 2' 5" new PB of 13'
Katie Evenson with a 1'1" new PB of 9' 1"

Alex Bishop Pole Vault


2016 Outdoor Recap

Great news from the Rio Olympic Pole Vault. Katerina Stefanidi, a Greek athlete, who trained with us the three years prior and married Mitch Krier one of our former athlete/coaches. She came to us with a personal best of 14’10”, and is now an Olympic Champion with a personal best of 16’ 1”. With her achievement we now have Two Olympic Golds coming from our family of vaulters. We are very proud of her and Mitch and wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Cole Riddle as a Junior in high school placed 8th in the Pole Vault at the USATF Junior National Championships (athletes under 20 years old) and was one of the youngest in the field. He also vaulted the highest mark by an Arizona High School junior, clearing 16’ 6” winning the Arizona Meet of Champions with that Performance.

Trista Smith after winning the D3 State Championship went on to Vault 12’ 6” to take 2nd at the Arizona Meet of Champions. This mark ranked Trista at #1 on the RISEN Performance History list. Trista has graduated will Vault with GCU in College. We wish her the best of luck!

Elite Vaulter’s Progressions:
We also had a couple of Elite athletes, Alex Bishop and Natasha Kolbo, break into the top 100 World Rankings for the year by improving their consistency and personal bests. Alex finished the year with a new PB or 5.52m (18’ 1 ½”), and Tasha finished with 4.35m (14’ 3 ¼”). Both barely missed qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and will be pushing this year for a chance at the 2017 World Championships!

Arizona State High School Championships 2016
Congratulations to our athletes who qualified for and competed in this years High School State Championships.

Cole Riddle (jr) 2nd Place D1
Mark Obadia (jr) 13th D1
Nick Ryan (jr) 18th D1
Reed Byrnes (jr) 19th D1

Trista Smith (senior)1st Place D3
Lily Standley (soph)2nd Place D4


Spring 2015

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

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')


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Risen's Top Vaulters
since 2010

Post Collegiate/Professional Athletes
Katerina Stefanidi 4.77m (15' 7 3/4") Olympic Gold
Natasha Kolbo 4.35m (14' 3 1/4")
Mandissa Marshall 4.25m (14')
Laura Cain 4.00m (13' 1 1/2")
Brittany Grasberger 3.85m (12' 7 1/2")
Christy Gasparino 3.81m (12' 6")

Nick Hysong 5.90m (19' 4 1/2") Olympic Gold
Alex Bishop 5.52m (18' 1 1/4")
Brandon Glenn 5.40m (17' 8")
Andrej Poljanec 5.30m(17' 4 3/4")
Mitch Krier 5.05m (16' 7")

Colligiate Athlete Affiliates
(marks achieved while competing for their college)
Grant Sisserson 5.47m (17' 11") Cornell
Cole Walsh 5.40m (17' 8") Oregon

High School All Time (high school PBs listed)
Grant Sisserson 17'
Cole Walsh 16' 10 3/4"
Cole Riddle 16' 6"
Tim Duckworth 16' 5"
Alex Bishop 16' 4 3/4"

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


Our 2016 Outdoor List High School
Cole Riddle 16' 6"
Nick Ryan 14' 3"
Marc Obadia 14'
Reed Byrnes 13' 3"

Trista Smith 12' 6"
Lily Standley 11' 6"


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

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