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Adam Bragg

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Adam Bragg
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Born (1993-04-18) April 18, 1993 (age 27)
Newport Beach, California
Baptised (1993-04-18) April 18, 1993 (age 27)
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Alma materPrinceton University
OccupationSports Person
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Height1.82m1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg 76 kg (168 lb)

Adam Garrett Bragg (born April 18, 1993) is an American pole vaulter[1]. His personal bests include indoor 5.65m[2][3] and outdoor 5.53m.[4] He is a two-time All-American and the current holder of the Princeton and Ivy League records in the pole vault.[5][6][7][8] Bragg won the bronze medal at the 2016 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.[9]

Bragg is a representative of the US Athletic Trust.[10]

Early life and career[edit]

Bragg was born in Newport Beach, California. He represented USA at the 2007 World Age Group Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Quebec, Canada, placing third in the 13-14-year-old boys’ trampoline[11][12] . He was named a member of the USA National Trampoline and Tumbling team in 2009[12]. He was a varsity member of the track and field team at El Toro High School for 4 years, also securing the school record in the pole vault[13].

Bragg attended Princeton University and was a member of the track and field team[14][15][16]. In 2016, he broke the Ivy League outdoor pole vaulting conference record with a height of 5.65m[17][18][19][20][21], earning him the facility record at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex[22][23]. He earned three All-Ivy League honours while at Princeton[24][25].

In 2016, Bragg competed unattached in the annual USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, placing third and winning a bronze medal with a height of 5.50m[26]. He competed in the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, placing 7th and earning first-team All-American honours with a height of 5.30m[15][27][14][17]. He also competed in the 2016 Olympic trials, placing 15th[14][15][17].


As per, Bragg was ranked at #23 in the 2016 Men’s Indoor Pole Vault World Rankings[28][1]. He was also ranked at #4 in the 2016 list of All-College Outdoor Track List by[29][30][15].

Event Best (m) Venue Date
Pole Vault(Outdoor) 5.50m[31] Austin (USA) 2016
Pole Vault(Indoor) 5.65m[31] Staten Island (USA) 2016


  1. 1.0 1.1 "IAAF: Pole Vault - men - senior - indoor - 2016 |". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. "Profile of Adam Bragg |". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
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  4. "IAAF: Adam Bragg | Profile". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  5. "On Tap with Adam Bragg". The Princetonian. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  6. "- | Princeton Athletics". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  7. "oHeps16 – Men's Verticals". 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  8. "Bragg Breaking Vertical Barriers". 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  9. "USA Track and Field".
  10. "Athletes". US Athletic Trust. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  11. "USA wins 17 medals at World Age-Group Competition". USA Gymnastics. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Lake Forest teen hopes to represent USA in 2012 Olympics". Orange County Register. 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  13. "El Toro High School Track and Field All Time Best Marks" (PDF).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Adam Bragg Bio" (PDF).
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "TFRRS | Adam Bragg". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  16. "Adam Bragg". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "- | Princeton Athletics". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  18. "Bragg Breaking Vertical Barriers". 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  19. "Men's Outdoor Heps Recordbook". 2007-09-18. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  20. "Stellar Group of Accomplished Senior Athletes Named as Finalists for PU's Top Sports Awards | Town Topics". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  21. "oHeps16 – Men's Verticals". 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  22. "Complex Records - Overall". Ocean Breeze Park. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  23. "ADAM BRAGG vaulted 5.65 (18'6.5″) at Ocean Breeze, S.I., NYC on Feb.12.2016". VAULTER Magazine. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  24. "U. S. Athletic Trust" (PDF).
  25. "Stellar Group of Accomplished Senior Athletes Named as Finalists for PU's Top Sports Awards | Town Topics". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  26. "USA Track and Field".
  27. "Despite Falling Short of Olympic Dream in Pole Vault, PU Grad Bragg Plans to Soar on the Professional Level | Town Topics". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  28. "Men Indoor Pole Vault World Rankings from". VAULTER Magazine. 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  29. "Men's Pole Vault – 2016 All-College Outdoor Track List from". VAULTER Magazine. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  30. "Track & Field News - Lists". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "Profile of Adam BRAGG |". Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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