David Volz

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David Volz
Personal information
Born May 2, 1962

David ("Dave") Volz (born May 2, 1962) is a retired American pole vaulter, who finished fifth at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In addition, he won a bronze medal at the 1985 Summer Universiade. With 5.75 meters in 1982, Volz and Jean-Michel Bellot shared the number one spot on the top performers list that year.

His name is memorialized for creating a technique, now illegal, of steadying or even replacing the bar while still in mid-air to prevent it from falling off, known as "Volzing".[1]

He now resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is vice president of Cook, Inc. He is married to Marci Volz, who teaches at Bloomington High School South. His three sons, Drake, Drew, and Deakin all pole vaulted for Bloomington High School South.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladimir Polyakov
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
alongside Jean-Michel Bellot (FRA)

Succeeded by
France Thierry Vigneron