September, 2017 -- Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis, who spent seven seasons in the minors after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Morehead State, tells his story to The Monkey in Wrigley Field.

October, 2017 -- Jim Hill shows off the "butt end" of the approximately 400 poles he carries inside The Pole Vault LLC trailer. Rental prices range from $85 for a 9-footer (3-month high school season) to $150 for a 15-foot-7.

October, 2017 -- Athletes spent three days inside the Whelan/Nault Vault Center, many of them "camping out" overnight in the pit!

October, 2017 -- The Whelan/Nault Vault Center is named in honor of former University of Kentucky coach Press Whelan and the late, longtime pole-vault official Bill Nault of Louisville..

October, 2017 -- Campers await their turn to practice during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic in Shelbyville, Ky..

October, 2017 -- Ray Sabbatine, owner of the Whelan/Nault Vault Center, shows a video of Nolan Bone's vault to the camper during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic in Shelbyville, Ky..

October, 2017 -- Jim Hill of St. Charles, Mo., operates "The Pole Vault LLC out of this trailer. Inside, he has about 400 poles for rent and sale. His wares were on display during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic.

February, 2010 -- The Monkey got to know Zdeno Chara in 1997-98, when he played for the old Kentucky Thoroughblades. We had time for a "reunion selfie" at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where he captained Team Slovakia.

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