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Tyler was born and raised in Rose Hill, KS where he attended high school. He was a member of both the football and track teams all four years, setting multiple records. With the help and training he received in Kansas City at Xtreme Athletics, he jumped 15-0 and is the current record holder at Rose Hill High.

After high school, he moved on to Butler Community College, where a lack of resources led to a less than satisfying year for him. After a year and a half of competing unattached while attending Kansas State University, Tyler made the transfer to Wichita State. With Pat Wilson as his coach and more knowledge/equipment than he had ever had before he took flight. One year after transferring he set a new personal best of 5.05m (16-6.75") followed one year later by a jump of 5.20 (17-0.75"), placing him #6 on Wichita State Indoor All-Time Top 10 List.

Currently, Tyler owns a business (The Nutrition Vault) near Andover, KS and has been coaching for WVA sinc 2018. He has helped coach a multitude of state medalists/champs, school record holders, and assisted in the recruitment of several athletes to continue their pole vault career at the collegiate level. 

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My name is Jessie Johnson and I’m from what once was a small town called Argyle, TX, in the DFW area. Because my dad was a HS Strength and Conditioning coach, I grew up tagging along to his weight room. That’s where my love for fitness, olympic lifting, and correct form began. I grew up doing all sorts of sports, such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and track & field. In the end, track & field, more specifically pole vaulting is what really stuck. I was blessed enough to receive a full ride pole vault scholarship to Auburn University in Auburn, AL. I spent five years getting my Bachelors and Masters degree in Exercise Science and competing in the SEC as a student-athlete.


After graduation I continued to pursue my dream of going to the Olympic Trials, until a shoulder injury forced me to change my plans. I now dedicate my time to coaching and hope to resume my training once my injury has healed. For now, the goal is to remain as healthy and active as I can while passing on the knowledge I gained from a mixture of different coaches/coaching styles over the years.

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