FiberSport Vaulting Poles

designed by Bruce Caldwell

The founder of ESSX and FiberSport


1976 Founded FiberSport

World Class Athletes on FiberSport poles:

  • Earl Bell, world outdoor record holder

  • Billy Olson, 11x world indoor record holder

  • Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, world record and gold medalist, Moscow Olympics

1991 Joined with Sports Supply Group (SSG) to market pole vault and high jump landing systems

1993 Made Cat-a-Pole vaulting poles for DFW Distribution

1996 With SSG, Official Equipment Supplier to 1996 Olympics in Atlanta

1998 Founded EssxSport

ESSX pole vault poles, ESSX athletic shoes and ESSX landing systems

Elite vaulters on Caldwell designed poles include:

  • Sam Kendricks, 2x World champion, Olympian, American record holder

  • Robeilys Peinado (Ruby), Gold medalist, South American Champion. Lima, Peru

  • Kellie Suttle, 2x Olympian (2000, 2004), World Indoor medalist

  • Jillian Schwartz, Olympian (2004), 3x All-American

  • Tracy O’Hara, 5x NCAA Champion

  • Tye Harvey, World indoor championship medalist

  • Bubba Sparks, World Masters Champion

2014 Sold ESSX to Japanese conglomerate UST-Mamiya Golf, remaining in consulting and

relationship role through 2017

2019 Relaunch of FiberSport

A legacy lineup of premium-designed poles, updated with 40+ years of design experience, producing the best in hybrid carbon fiber and Kevlar poles available on the market today.

“Helping others to enhance their talent and vault higher.

My design experience is in every pole.”

Bruce Caldwell