World Championships


 
The Darkside Team gets ready to vault at the World Championships 2008.

American World Championship Medals: 1986 to Present

American vaulters have earned 14 medals at World Vaulting Championships since 1986. 

The FEI World Equestrian Games , where seven equestrian disciplines gather from around the globe to compete for all seven world championship titles during a two-week timeframe, are held every four years. The World Vaulting Championships, a standalone competition, are held in the second year in between each WEG event.   The 2006 World Equestrian Games drew almost 600,000 spectators—almost 10 times the attendance of a typical Super Bowl.

To date, American vaulters have medaled at every World Equestrian Games World Vaulting Championship:

(If a medalist vaulted on an international horse in the world championships, the country of origin for that horse is noted in parentheses, when known.)

 
WEG 2006 silver medalists Free Artists Mt. Eden (F.A.M.E.) with their medal-winning freestyle.

2008 World Championships, Brno, Czech Republic

Team Bronze Medal: "Darkside" Composite Team -- Devon Maitozo, Rosalind Ross, Annalise Von Vranken, Megan Benjamin, Mari Inouye, Emily Hogye, Elizabeth Osborn, on Leonardo (USA), lunged by Lasse Kristensen, coached by Devon Maitozo.

2006 World Equestrian Games, Aachen, Germany

Women's World Vaulting Champion: Megan Benjamin, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, on Leonardo (Denmark), lunged by Lasse Kristensen, coached by Emma Garrod Seely.

Team Silver Medal: Free Artists Mt. Eden (F.A.M.E.) -- Megan Benjamin, Blake Dahlgren, Elizabeth Ioannou, Devon Maitozo, Katie Richie, Rosey Ross and Annalise VanVranken, on Grand Gaudino (Germany), lunged by Dr. Silke Bartl, coached by Emma Garrod Seely and Devon Maitozo.

2004 World Vaulting Championships, Stadl Paura, Austria

Team Bronze Medal: Coast Line Vaulters - Katie Bowker, Monique Corralez, Karensa Douglas, Lisa Maxwell, Kalyn Noah, Marine Olivieri, Katie Richie, Rosey Ross and Nikki Stoke, on Viktor Leo Burnett (Switzerland), lunged by Monika Bischofberger, coached by Katariina Alongi.

2002 World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain

Men's Bronze Medal: Devon Maitozo, F.A.C.E., on Abu Dhabi 2 (Germany).

2000 World Vaulting Championships, Mannheim, Germany

 
Coast Line vaulters show their bronze medal winning form at the 2004 World Vaulting Championships.

Women's Bronze Medal: Kerith Lemon, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, on Sir Anthony Van Dyck, lunged and coached by Emma Garrod Drinker.

Men's Bronze Medal: Devon Maitozo, F.A.C.E., on Sir Anthony Van Dyck, lunged by Emma Garrod Drinker.

1998 World Equestrian Games, Rome, Italy

Mens' World Vaulting Champion: Devon Maitozo, Barronsgate, on Whiskey.

Women's Silver Medalist: Kerith Lemon, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, on Pasio (Germany), coached by Emma Garrod Drinker.

Team Bronze Medalist: Woodside Vaulters -- Jessica Ballenger, Jessica Fredericks, Stephanie Freedman, Peter Frola, Kenny Geisler,   Jill Main, Rosemary Neihaus, Danielle Teitelman on Kalinka (Germany), lunged by Angela Leuder, coached by Isabelle Bibbler.  

1996 World Vaulting Championships, Kaposvar, Hungary

Women's Silver Medalist: Kerith Lemon, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, on Prominos (Germany), coached by Emma Garrod Drinker

 
Devon Maitozo wins the 1998 Men's World Vaulting Championship at WEG in Rome.

Men's Bronze Medalist: Devon Maitozo, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, coached by Emma Garrod Drinker.

1994 World Equestrian Games, The Hague, Netherlands

Women's Silver Medalist: Kerith Lemon, Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, on Maxwell 5 (Germany), coached by Emma Garrod Drinker.

1990 World Equestrian Games, Stockholm, Sweden

Team Bronze Medalists: Timberline Vaulters -- John Alongi, Jon Becker, Sarah Hart, Kerith Lemon, Bryan Jones, Samantha Ross, Daniel Sommerville, Libby Stow and Nicole Wolter (Mt. Eden Vaulting Club) on Carerra 5 (Germany), coached by Nancy Stevens-Brown.

1986 World Vaulting Championships, Bulle, Switzerland

Woman's Silver Medalist: Jeannette Boxall, Sundance Vaulters, on Boris (Germany), lunged by Rolf Pelzer, coached by Adrienne Stang.