Kirk Bryde

Pole Vault - Inducted in 2005

Kirk was brought up and went to school in Abbotsford, where he graduated from Abbotsford Senior Secondary in 1967. Kirk was a true pioneer in the pole vaulting sport, as he was the first vaulter in the Fraser Valley to use fiberglass poles. Kirk was competing and accomplishing feats in the sport which very few had the ability or initiative to even attempt. He set several pole vaulting records during high school and went on to a scholarship at the University of Washington in Seattle where he continued to set records including British Commonwealth and Canadian records. His Canadian record of 5.36 meters (17'6") stood for 16 years. Kirk also competed at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.

After obtaining his Business Degree from the University of Washington and competing in the Olympics in 1972, Kirk continue to coach pole vaulting.