The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation’s Project Javelin is proud to announce its second annual American JavFest, to be held in East Stroudsburg, Pa., the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 2016.
The first edition of the event in 2015 was a huge success, with javelin coaches and legends Jeff Gorski, Tom Pukstys, Duncan Atwood and Kate Schmidt educating and motivating, and the athletes producing outstanding performances.
The prep elite battles saw NBNO champs Michael Biddle and Sophia Rivera prevail, while the open elite titles went to Riley Dolzeal and Arianna Ince. Please check out the results HERE
The scope of the JavFest goes beyond training and competition for high schoolers; it’s truly intended to share the joys of the discipline with throwers of all ages. There are youth competitions for under-10 and under-15 athletes, high school competitions and open competitions for collegiate and post-collegiate/open/pro athletes, and masters competitions. This will be a totally unique event that allows athletes, coaches and fans of the sport to be fully engaged educationally, socially and competitively. In fact, more than half of the Saturday program will be devoted to a “Javelin School,” sessions where athletes will be learning from some of the nation’s (and world’s) best coaches – in Project Javelin and beyond. Each evening will include receptions and other events to be determined. Finally, there will be a variety of events and activities for the general public to participate in, including throwing contests using various items, from baseballs to cell phones.
This will be a very special weekend for all things “javelin” and an exciting step forward for the mission of Project Javelin. We invite one and all to join us in East Stroudsburg the last full weekend of July!