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UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭
After many years of promising me my grandfather's medals, mom let loose and let me have 20. So I made a poster!

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I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.

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    StaircoinsStaircoins Posts: 2,565 ✭✭✭

    Very nice!

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    dimplesdimples Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭
    That's something your family can be proud of. Nice display!
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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice! A great collection of medals, wonderful display, and the picture is priceless.

    What's not to like? Congrats!
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    hyf88hyf88 Posts: 294 ✭✭✭
    What a great way to remember your grandfather! Thanks for sharing.
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    LotsoLuckLotsoLuck Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭
    Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Way cool !!!
    Thanks.
    Timbuk3
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    Wow! Those are really cool!!!
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    LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
    that is extremely cool.
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    AhrensdadAhrensdad Posts: 2,583 ✭✭✭
    Not just a cool display, but obviously grandpa was quite an athlete. Today it would be unusual to say the least that someone that received a medal in shot put would also medal in pole vault, high hurdles or high jump.
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    PreTurbPreTurb Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭
    WOW!
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    mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,849 ✭✭✭✭
    Very cool!
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    Way cool!
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    RunnersDadRunnersDad Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭
    That is fantastic in so many ways. I hope that I have the opportunity to pass on my medals to my children and grandchildren. As a Runner, Coach, Collector and Parent I can say that display and the historical significance is very cool! Thanks for sharing!

    Can I ask, do you know of his accomplishments? Was he an NCAA Track All-American, olympian, etc...?
    Mike

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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That looks awesome! What a great family heirloom.
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    AnkurJAnkurJ Posts: 11,366 ✭✭✭✭
    WOW! Now that is too cool!
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    DRUNNERDRUNNER Posts: 3,801 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He was a stud!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Drunner

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    1995 US National Champ Boys XC Team (USA Today)
    1999 US National Champ Girls XC Team (USA Today)
    USA #1 All-Time Fastest Girls XC Team (1999 -- 18:13 Average for 5k on Footlocker South Course)
    11 National Top-10 Rankings for XC

    USA Indoor Record Holders Boys 4x800M Relay
    85 NCAA D-1 Track Athletes Nationwide
    Grads represented in USA Olympic Trials, World Mtn. Running, NCAA Records (Steeplechase), World XC Championships (3x), Footlocker Finalists (5)

    Yeah . . . we can handle distance running . . . . (Oh, and we had the State Pole Vault Champ 3 of the last 5 years!!!!!)

    Drunner

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    UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Can I ask, do you know of his accomplishments? Was he an NCAA Track All-American, olympian, etc...? >>



    In the early 1920's So. Cal. was a real hot bed of talent, with Bud Nash & Bud Houser to name two. In the 1920's the height of the High Hurdle's in high school was 42" as compared to the 39" height today. Huntington Beach H.S. was a real powerhouse back then with Nash and my grandpa. After H.S. he attended USC where he specialized in the 120 yd High Hurdles and Pole Vault, being one of the first few to break the 13' barrier. Breaking the 13' mark was akin to breaking the 4 minute mile (at least as I understand it). During the 1924 Olympic Trials he broke his leg in a practice jump and missed his opportunity to compete.

    Unfortunately all of his trophies and most of his medals were stolen (by a brother) in the early 1930's. He still was quite active in track and field promotions up until the late 1970's. He would have faded quietly away but for an incident about 1975. He was in his front yard puttering around his rose bushes when he heard a car approaching at a high rate of speed. He looked up and saw a neighbor kid of about 4 starting to run into the street chasing a ball. Grandpa dropped his pruning shears ran across the yard, hurdled the fence and grabbed the kid inches before he made it into the street.

    He died suddenly without warning in 1984 while in the Dr.'s office having his normal yearly physical. I sure miss him...
    I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
    Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.
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    RunnersDadRunnersDad Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭


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    << <i>Can I ask, do you know of his accomplishments? Was he an NCAA Track All-American, olympian, etc...? >>



    In the early 1920's So. Cal. was a real hot bed of talent, with Bud Nash & Bud Houser to name two. In the 1920's the height of the High Hurdle's in high school was 42" as compared to the 39" height today. Huntington Beach H.S. was a real powerhouse back then with Nash and my grandpa. After H.S. he attended USC where he specialized in the 120 yd High Hurdles and Pole Vault, being one of the first few to break the 13' barrier. Breaking the 13' mark was akin to breaking the 4 minute mile (at least as I understand it). During the 1924 Olympic Trials he broke his leg in a practice jump and missed his opportunity to compete.

    Unfortunately all of his trophies and most of his medals were stolen (by a brother) in the early 1930's. He still was quite active in track and field promotions up until the late 1970's. He would have faded quietly away but for an incident about 1975. He was in his front yard puttering around his rose bushes when he heard a car approaching at a high rate of speed. He looked up and saw a neighbor kid of about 4 starting to run into the street chasing a ball. Grandpa dropped his pruning shears ran across the yard, hurdled the fence and grabbed the kid inches before he made it into the street.

    He died suddenly without warning in 1984 while in the Dr.'s office having his normal yearly physical. I sure miss him...

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    Thanks for taking the time to share the story. I have been blessed to know several amazing vaulters so I can certainly respect your grandfathers accomplishments. And the fact that he was a sort of Roger Bannister of the pole vault world is very cool. I am glad that your family is aware of his history and achievements. Too bad he didn't get the opportunity to compete at the trials in 24'. Sounds to me like he had a chance.

    Did you yourself compete, it is obviously in the genesimage
    Mike

    Visit my son's caringbridge page @ Runner's Caringbridge Page

    "To Give Anything Less than Your Best, Is to Sacrifice the Gift" - Steve Prefontaine
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    UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i> Did you yourself compete, it is obviously in the genesimage >>



    I played Div 1 Basketball but blew out my knee completely in my Sophomore year which ended my career. My wife was a world class 400 m runner. Of our four kids, the youngest girl seems to have gotten the lucky dip in the gene pool for running while the middle daughter is a pretty dominate basketball player.
    I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
    Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.
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    This is a GREAT display. The font is an inspired choice. image
    Let's try not to get upset.
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great display of neat medals... My background as a youngster was track and field (hurdles, half mile and XC), so I can really appreciate the significance of those achievements. Cheers, RickO
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    Beautiful display! image
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    UtahCoinUtahCoin Posts: 5,345 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK, I'm dragging up another from the past.

    I used to be somebody, now I'm just a coin collector.
    Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.

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