(pronounced like "sure") is an Olympic level pole vaulting
coach in |Rochester]], New York
. In the last 6 years Suhr's athletes have won an un-paralleled 15 National Championships and set 16 National Records in the pole vault at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. His most notable athlete, Jennifer Stuczynski
has set the American Pole Vault Record 7 times and won the US National Championships 10 different times and is the only American woman ever to clear 16 feet. She also took first in the U.S. Olympic Trials during which she raised her own American Record in the process. Other athletes include HS National Champions Dan Tierney, Tiffany Maskilinski, and Mary Saxer.
Suhr’s contribution to American pole vaulting has had tremendous impact at the grass roots and professional levels. He has improved pole vault safety and technique through clinics, public speaking, and his consultation service at the youth level. Suhr has been a big advocate in helping push professional pole vaulting back into the American Track and Field circuit. He has committed time and money at his own expense into the success of recent American pole vaulting.
Suhr’s success over the last 6 year period took the National pole vault scene by surprise. This drew incredible interest and criticism. Suhr is not particularly liked by his competitors, they consider him to be isolated and secluded, almost withdrawn. However,... Read More