Vault at Capital Square

6 PM


The event is hosted by The Des Moines Register and Catch Des Moines.


Join us in the atrium at Capital Square to get up close and personal with world-class vaulters as they take to the skies. This event began indoors at Jordan Creek Town Center in 2008 and was held at that venue until 2014. In 2015, the event was moved outdoors to Court Ave. before moving back indoors in 2016. This marks the second year that the Vault will take place at Capital Square. 

Among last year’s standouts were Katerina Stefanidi and Sandi Morris, who went on to earn gold and silver medals, respectively, in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Morris continued her exceptional year to set the U.S. women’s outdoor pole vault record at the IAAF Diamond League Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on September 9, 2016.

In the men’s division, crowds had the opportunity to watch Sam Kendricks, who later went on to win a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and was the 2016 U.S. National Indoor Champion and the 2016 U.S. National Champion.