Days: Monday & Wednesday 

Time:  Two Groups 4- 5:30pm & 5:30-7pm

Where: 2090 Olympic St. Suite E, Springfield, Oregon

Schedule Change March 30th 

Sessions will be on Monday & Tuesday not Wednesday any longer.  Due to HS meets scheduled on Wednesday's.  

Same times.

New members as of March 1 must come on Tuesdays only! All new comers come on Tuesdays as well.

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We are on break until November

This was an odd season to say the least. Thanks to all that stuck with us and saved some sort of season. Check back in October to find out what date we will be opening back up. Thanks again.



Raising the Bar PV has 4 coaches that are available for private lessons upon request and availability.

$50 for 1 hr.

$75 for 2hrs.

Contact Coach Vanderville with requests


Video of the month
Drive-in drill

Mark Vanderville

Dan Umenhofer

Gabriel LaMay

Mark Vanderville has 33 yrs. of experience as a vaulter and coach. He competed for 2 yrs. at Highline Community College with a best of 16'3". He competed for the University of Oregon with a best of 17'6" that ranked him 7th on their all time list and was runner up in the Pac- 10 Championships in 1990.

Dan Umenhofer has been coaching high school vaulters for 32 yrs. He has been a vaulting partner with, and also coached by Dan West for most of those years. He jumped a personal best of 16'1" at the age of 34. 

 Gabriel LaMay competed for LCC & Oregon as a Decathlete. He then had a coaching position at Kent State University. He has returned to the Eugene area where he is a teacher at Churchill HS.

Dan West

Lindsey Wagner

Bob Heitstuman

Dan West has been vaulting and has cleared a bar for 50 straight years.  He vaulted at Montana State with a best of 14' 8".  He cleared his all time best of 15'5" at the age of 32 while coaching at MSU. He was the 2005 indoor champion in his age group.

Lindsay Wagner has been vaulting since 2001. She graduated from South Eugene high school in 2008 with two state titles and a school Record of 12' 7.5".

Bob Heitstuman A former Oregon HS  State Champion, pole vaulter for the University of Oregon (PR 16’ 7”) stepped away from the sport for about 10 years and came back to vaulting and coaching with us at Raising the Bar in 2008.


2090 Olympic st ,Suite E

Springfield, OR 97477



         4:00p - 7:00 p



Mark Vanderville at                                      or 

Dan Umenhofer at                                       or 

Dan West   at                                                 or