Jennifer "Jenn" Suhr (née Stuczynski) (born February 5, 1982) is an American pole vaulter. She is the current Olympic champion, has been ranked #1 in the World for the last 2 years, has been the #1 American pole vaulter since 2006, and has won a total of 15 US National Championships. She holds the world indoor pole vault record at 5.02m. She holds the American women's pole vault record both indoors and outdoors. In 2008 she won the U.S. Olympic trials, setting an American record of 4.92 m (16 ft 2 in) and won a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics. She won the gold medal at the London Olympics 2012 on August 6, 2012. Track & Field News named her American Female Athlete of the Year for 2008.
Suhr was born to Mark and Sue Stuczynski, grocery store owners in Fredonia, New York. The grocery store was previously owned by her grandfather, 'Bunk' Stuczynski. She got involved in sports at a young age, playing softball at age 6. At 9, she competed in an adult golf league with her grandfather. At Fredonia High School, she played softball, basketball, soccer, and track and field, and won the New York State pentathlon title in 2000 as a senior...
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