Rambatt Smashes State Pole Vault Record at D2 State Meet


In one of the most stunning performances in state history, Big Foot senior Kaden Rambatt put together a legendary performance at the 2024 WIAA State Track and Field Championships for a new state pole vault record. 

Rambatt finished as the Division 2 State Champion in a stunning performance that saw him PR by a whopping 11 inches, with a mrk of 17' 2". This made Rambatt the new state record holder, beating the old record by 4.75 inches and becoming the first boy in state history to vault over 17 feet. 

All-Time WI Boys State PV Records

1Kaden Rambatt17' 2"
2Glen Harold16' 9.25"
3Aaron Cummings16' 8"
4Sam Crenshaw16' 6"
5Augustus Counard Ciechano16' 1"

We already knew that Rambatt was a great pole vaulter after going undefeated in 2023 and winning the Division 2 State Championship in 2023, finishing as the runner-up in 2021, and winning the indoor state title in 2022/2023/2024, but his 2024 outdoor season was a stunning development. 

This season, Rambatt again went undefeated and had his first three vaults over 16 feet in an official meet. This most recently concluded in the #4 all-time mark heading into state with a 16' 3" vault at the Big Foot D2 Sectional before his massive vault at state.

With his vault of 17' 2", Rambatt shot up from a tie for 38th nationally this season in the pole vault, all the way up to 6th overall nationally. He also ranks tied for 63rd all-time nationally for the boys pole vault. 

2024 Outdoor National Boys PV Marks

1Victor Oleson17' 9.5"
2Bryce Barkdull17' 9"
3Samuel Abati17' 6"
4Paul Migas17' 4.75"
5Taylor Searle17' 3"
6Kaden Rambatt17' 2"

Kaden Rambatt's remarkable performance at the 2024 WIAA State Track and Field Championships cements his legacy as one of the greatest high school pole vaulters in Wisconsin history. His new state record of 17' 2" not only broke previous records by a significant margin but also elevated him to national prominence, ranking him 6th overall this season and 63rd all-time in the U.S. Rambatt's undefeated streak and consistent improvement showcase his dedication and talent, making him an inspiration for future athletes. As he moves forward in his athletic career, the impact of his achievements at the state level will undoubtedly resonate for years to come.