Men's US Outdoor Champions ...
A history of past US Men's Outdoor Pole Vault Champions including those with the most US Championship titles.

MOST CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES-click here

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CHAMPIONS

Year
Champion Affiliation Mark (imp) Mark (met)
2012
Brad Walker Nike 18-07.25 5.67M
2011
Derek Miles Nike 18-06.75 5.66M
2010
Mark Hollis Unattached 18-04.50 5.60M
2009
Brad Walker Nike 18-10.25 5.75M
2008
Derek Miles Nike 19-00.25 5.80M
2007
Brad Walker Nike 18-08.25 5.70M
2006
Russ Buller Asics 19-00.25 5.80M
2005
Brad Walker Nike 18-10.25 5.75M
2004
Timothy Mack Nike 19-04.25 5.90M
2003
Jeff Hartwig Nike 18-08.25 5.70M
2002
Jeff Hartwig Nike 19-02.00  
2001
Lawrence Johnson Adidas 19-02.25  
2000
Lawrence Johnson Adidas 19-01.50  
1999
Jeff Hartwig Nike 19-09.00  
1998
Jeff Hartwig Bell Athletics 19-02.25  
1997
Lawrence Johnson Adidas 19-04.25  
1996
Lawrence Johnson Tennessee 19-00.25  
1995
Scott Huffman Foot Locker 19-00.25  
1994
Scott Huffman Foot Locker 19-07.00  
1993
Scott Huffman Mizuno TC 18-08.25  
1992
Tim Bright Mizuno TC 19-00.25  
1991
Tim Bright Mizuno TC 18-08.25  
1990
Earl Bell Pacific Coast Club 18-10.00  
1989
Kory Tarpenning Pacific Coast Club 19-00.00  
1988
Kory Tarpenning Pacific Coast Club 18-06.50  
1987
Joe Dial Athletics West 19-00.25  
1986
Mike Tully NYAC 19-00.25  
1985
Joe Dial Athletics West 18-09.25  
1984
Earl Bell Pacific Coast Club 19-00.25  
1983
Jeff Buckingham Ath.Attic 18-00.50  
1982
Billy Olson Pacific Coast Club 18-09.25  
Dan Ripley Pacific Coast Club 18-09.25  
1981
Billy Olson Pacific Coast Club 18-02.50  
1980
Tom Hintnaus AF Strid 18-02.50  
1979
Mike Tully IAA 18-00.50  
1978
Dan Ripley Pacific Coast Club 18-03.00  
1977
Mike Tully UCLA 18-02.00  
1976
Earl Bell Arkansas State 17-10.25  
1975
Don Baird Long Beach Statet/AUS 17-06.00  
1974
Dave Roberts Gulf CoastTC 17-06.00  
1973
Mike Cotton Florida 17-04.00  
1972
Dave Roberts Rice 18-00.25  
1971
Jan Johnson UCTC 17-00.00  
1970
Bob Seagren So Cal Striders 17-02.00  
1969
Bob Seagren USC 17-06.00  
1968
Dick Railsback So Cal Striders 17-00.25  
1967
Paul Wilson So Cal Striders 17-07.75  
1966
Bob Seagren So Cal Striders 17-00  
1965
John Pennel Unattached 17-00  
1964
Fred Hansen Unattached-0TX 17-00  
1963
Brian Sternberg Washington 16-04  
1962
Ron Morris So Cal Striders 16-00.25  
1961
Ron Morris So Cal Striders 15-08  
1960
Aubrey Dooley Oklahoma State 15-00.75  
1959
Don Bragg US Army 15-03  
1958
Ron Morris So Cal Striders 14-09  
1957
Bob Richards Los Angeles AC 15-01.5  
1956
Bob Richards Los Angeles AC 15-00  
1955
Bob Richards Los Angeles AC 15-00  
1954
Bob Richards Los Angeles AC 15-03.5  
1953
Don Laz Unattached-IL 14-01  
George Mattos US Army 14-01  
1952
Bob Richards Unattached-CA 14-08  
Don Laz Unattached-IL 14-08  
1951
Bob Richards Illinois AC 14-04  
1950
Bob Richards Illinois AC 14-08  
1949
Bob Richards Illinois 14-04  
1948
Boo Morcom NH State AA 14-06  
Bob Richards Illinois AC 14-06  
1947
Boo Morcom New Hampshire 14-00  
1946
Irving Moore SFOC 14-04.75  
1945
Boo Morcom US Army 13-06  
Robert Phelps Illinois 13-06  
1944
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 15-00  
1943
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 15-00  
1942
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 15-02.5  
1941
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 15-00  
1940
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 15-01.125  
1939
George Varoff SFOC 14-04  
1938
Cornelius Warmerdam SFOC 14-05.5  
1937
Bill Sefton SCSA 14-07.625  
1936
George Varoff SFOC 14-06.5  
1935
Earle Meadows Unattached-CA 13-10.375  
Bill Sefton Unattached-CA 13-10.375  
1934
Keith Brown NYAC 13-11.375  
Bill Graber Unattached 13-11.375  
Wirt Thompson Meadowbrook Cl 13-11.375  
1933
Matt Gordy LSU 14-00  
Keith Brown NYAC 14-00  
1932
Bill Graber USC 14-04.375  
1931
Jack Wool SFOC 13-04.5  
1930
Fred Sturdy Los Angeles AC 13-06  
1929
Fred Sturdy Los Angeles AC 13-09.25  
1928
Lee Barnes Los Angeles AC 13-09  
1927
Lee Barnes Hollywood AC 13-06  
1926
Paul Harrington Boston AA 13-00  
1925
Harry Smith LAAC 12-11.5  
1924
Ed Meyers Chicago AA 13-00  
1923
Ed Meyers Chicago AA 13-01  
1922
Ed Knourek Illinois AC 13-00  
1921
Ed Knourek Illinois AC 12-07.5  
1920
Frank Foss Chicago AA 13-01  
1919
Frank Foss Chicago AA 12-09  
1918
Carl Buck Chicago AA 12-03  
1917
Ed Knourek Illinois AC 12-09  
1916
Sherman Landers Chi AA 12-09  
1915
Sam Bellah Multnomah AC 12-09  
1914
Ken Curtis NYAC 12-03  
1913
Sam Wagoner Missouri AC 13-00  
1912
Harold Babcock NYAC 12-00  
1911
Edwin Cook Cleveland AC 12-06  
Frank Coyle Chicago 12-06  
Sam Bellah SFOC 12-06  
1910
Harold Babcock NYAC 12-01  
1909
Roy Paulding Seattle AC 11-00  
1908
Wm. Hapenny Mont AA/CAN 11-09  
Claude Allen Irish AAC 11-06  
1907
Edward Cook Irish AAC 12-03  
1906
LeRoy Samse Chicago AA 11-05  
1905
Edward Glover Chicago AA 11-06  
1904
H.L. Gardner NYAC 10-05.25  
1903
Charles Dvorak 1 Reg AA 11-00  
1902
August Anderson NYAC 10-09  
1901
Charles Dvorak Detroit AC 11-03  
1900
Bascom Johnson NYAC 11-03  
1899
Irving Baxter NYAC 10-09  
1898
Raymond Clapp NYAC 10-09  
1897
Jesse Hurlburt NYAC 11-01  
1896
Franklin Allis Yale 10-05  
1895
Hermann Thomas NYAC 10-00  
1894
Christian Buchholz Bank Cl 11-00  
1893
Christian Buchholz Bank Cl 10-06  
1892
Theodore Luce Detroit AC 11-00  
1891
Theodore Luce Detroit AC 10-06.5  
1890
Walter Rodenbaugh Sch.Nav 10-06  
1889
Lat Stones GBR 10-00  
D.F. O'Brien Detroit AC 9-06  
1888
Lincoln Godshall Man. AC 10-00  
1888
G.P. Quinn Penn 10-01  
1887
Tom Ray GBR 11-0.75  
Hugh Baxter NYAC 10-07  
1886
Hugh Baxter NYAC 10-00.5  
1885
Hugh Baxter NYAC 10-03  
1884
Hugh Baxter NYAC 10-06  
1883
Hugh Baxter NYAC 11-00.5  
1882
B.F. Richardson ScotAAC 10-00  
1881
Wm. van Houten Scot-0AM AC 10-06  
1880
Wm. van Houten Scot-0Am AC 10-011  
1879
Wm. van Houten Scot-0Am AC 10-04.75  
1878
Alfred Ing Scot-0Am AC 9-04  
1877
George McNichol Scot-0AmAC 9-07  

MOST US CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES (3 or more)

Titles
Name Years Won
9
Bob Richards 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
6
Cornelius Warmerdam 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944
5
Hugh Baxter 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887
4
Jeff Hartwig 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003
4
Lawrence Johnson 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001
4
Brad Walker 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012
3
Earl Bell 1976, 1984, 1990
3
Scott Huffman 1993, 1994, 1995
3
Ed Knourek 1917, 1921, 1922
3
Ron Morris 1958, 1961, 1962
3
Boo Morcum 1945, 1947, 1948
3
Bob Seagren 1966, 1969, 1970
3
Mike Tully 1977, 1979, 1986
3
William Van Houton 1879, 1880, 1881

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