Facility News:

Our lease is up and the facility is not renewing with us. Our last day indoors was May 12th. We are in need of a new indoor facility before our indoor season starts back up in November. 

UPDATE: 12/1/21  As of now we still don't have an indoor place to start the club back up. We are still looking and once we find a site our goal would be to be up and running within a week of finding a place. So again, Please keep your eyes and ears open for any possibilities. Thanks for your support. 


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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


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Mark Vanderville


Dan Umenhofer


Gabriel LaMay

Mark Vanderville has 34 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 33 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

RTB East


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. Bob currently coaches at Eastern Oregon University and RTB East.

RENO Anyone! 

Hello RTB family. No new news on an indoor facility. Coach Umenhofer asked me to send a notice out inquiring if there is any interest in Reno this year, Jan. 14-15th. He is willing to take a group up to Portland to Willamette Striders for practice. Contact Dan if interested 5415174028. Please pass this message on to any other club vaulters you know of. If we can't land an indoor facility we will need to plan for an outdoor place to go. Keep that in mind as well. I am not traveling to Reno this year because of new coaching obligations with UO.