Sat, Nov 18|
Region 4 Spirit of Vaulting & Year End Awards
This is a developmental clinic and award ceremony, hosted just outside of Denver, CO!
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2023, 8:00 AM MST – Nov 19, 2023, 5:00 PM MST
Johnstown, 5636 Weld County Rd 46, Johnstown, CO 80534, USA
About the Event
Registration will close on October 22, so be sure to sign up soon!
Meet our clinicians!
Currently competing as a 2* Young Vaulter, Percy Brown has held every position in team and pas de deux from flyer to base. These skills took her and pas de deux partner, Dani, to the Junior World Championships in 2021 and 2023 to represent Team USA. During her 7 years competing she has been on several teams trot through B and is now coaching 1* individual vaulters.
Kat Circone grew up in a rural town in Maine where she was a competitive gymnast until she had a sudden growth spurt at the age of 16. She competed in multiple events in high school which lead to her Division 1 Track and Field career at Colorado State University. After college she hunted for the right athletic "home." She tried the “running thing" and even completed a half and full marathon. After the marathon she joined the circus and performed as aerial acrobat for several years before finding CrossFit in 2013. She fell in love with the sport and the community and haven’t looked back! Over the last 3 years Inverted Strength has evolved to help athletes from all walks of life! From equestrian vaulters to high school sports performance, and even elite athletes in the functional fitness and Olympic weightlifting world. She loves working with athletes of all backgrounds helping them take their skills and fitness to the next level.
Kendel Edmunds began riding at the age of 4 and was introduced to the sport of vaulting in the summer of 1975 at a horse camp in California. Soon after she joined a team in Oakland, CA and began competitive vaulting; at her first nationals in 1976 she won the Bronze division. In 1977 she was selected as a member of one of the first U.S. delegations sent to Europe to compete in the sport, coached by J. Ashton Moore and Elizabeth Searle (founders of the then AVA); in 1979 the U.S. hosted an international competition and Kendel was the highest scoring individual man or woman.In 1980 she was selected to be in Robert Vavra's book All Those Girls in Love with Horses, featuring 11 women from around the world at the top of their equestrian sports; 1981 brought her second trip to Europe to compete where she helped revolutionize the sport by being the first vaulter ever to perform a handstand in competition; in the states she competed on many composite teams from 1978 - 1989. The 1992 World Championships in Heilbron Germany, where she finished 9th, was her final competition before retiring at the age of 28. Kendel is currently on the EVUSA Board of Directors serving as Director of the Technical Committee and a long standing member of the USEF Vaulting Sport Committee. She became a EVUSA judge in 2007 and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the sport of vaulting in that capacity. Kendel currently resides in Spokane Valley, Washington where she makes the most of the great outdoors, enjoying hiking, boating, skiing, kayaking and yes, still riding on occasion.
Moira Hampton is a former Tall City Vaulters coach pursuing a degree in early childhood education. She has coached young vaulters from tiny tot to competitive 1*. In addition to being a member of the World Championship Bronze medal winning junior squad in 2019, her national championship titles include 2016 Copper Women, 2016 C Team, and 2018 B Team.
Bianca Herres is a certified personal trainer, strength coach, nutrition coach, and 3* vaulter. She has been vaulting for 12 years, coaching for 9, and working in fitness for 5.She is passionate about bringing what she loves about fitness into the vaulting community. Her favorite part about this work is bridging high performance athletics with positive self-image, injury prevention, and ‘real-life’ tools.
Kimberly Wellmann, founder of VorTex Vaulters in Texas, has spent the past 15 years exploring the world of vaulting. With a Ph.D. in Animal Science, she's not just an academic, but also a passionate coach. She has competed in global events like the 2018 World Equestrian Games with her horse, Moon. She's also been a longeur in FEI competitions and has helped individuals, pairs, and squads qualify for world championships. Most recently, she participated in the 2023 World Cup Finals as a longeur for the Danish pas de deux and a Hungarian individual and the Junior World Championship as the Assistant Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. team. She is always excited to share her horse training and equine nutrition knowledge!