As you saw earlier .
Riverfest wraps up today.
It might be known for those Rocky's cheese curds .
but Friday .
you could get a taste of the Olympics.
The La Crosse Track Club hosted the 5-th annual River
a pole vault competition bringing in more than 50
athletes from all over the midwest .
Up for grabs .
thousand dollar cash prizes.
But event organizers are reaching for something bigger
It's just an awesome atmosphere to get down to people
at River Fest, get the exposure for the pole vault,
which you don't see it unless you go to track meets
and it's just not the same thing at a track meet.
Anyone could compete .
but the spotlight was on two people in particular
Shawn Francis and Peter Geraghty.
Francis placed 2-nd at the U-S-A Track and Field Indoor
He holds one of the top vault heights in the country.
And Geraghty finished 4-th last week at the U-S *Outdoor*
Both are Olympic hopefuls.
Geraghty It's a little bit more relaxed, but still
a lot of fun.
I think every vaulter here still wants to jump a personal
Francis Look at all these people.
There's not a better meet around at this time of the
Maybe we'll see them at Rio in a couple years.
Proceeds help the La Crosse Track club.