Premier pole vault pole designer.
Founder of ESSX and FiberSport pole vault poles.
1974 Author, The Elusive bar, endorsed by Steve Smith, Olympian, world record holder
1975 Sky Pole, Costa Mesa, CA
1976 Founded FiberSport
World records on FiberSport poles:
Earl Bell, world outdoor record holder
Billy Olson, 11x world indoor record holder
Wkadyslaw Koalewcz, world record and gold medalist
1991 Joined with Sports Supply Group (SSG) to market pole vault and high jump landing systems
1993 Made Cat-a-Pole vaulting poles for DFW Distribution
1996 With SSG, Official Equipment Supplier to 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
1998 Founded ESSX Sport
ESSX pole vault poles, ESSX athletic shoes and ESSX landing systems
Vaulters on Caldwell designed poles include:
Sam Kendricks, 2x World champion, Olympian, American record holder
Robeilys Peinado (Ruby), Gold medalist, South American Champion. Lima, Peru
Kellie Suttle, 2x Olympian (2000, 2004), World Indoor medalist
Jillian Schwartz, Olympian (2004), 3x All-American
Tracy O’Hara, 5x NCAA Champion
Tye Harvey, World indoor championship medalist
Bubba Sparks, World Masters Champion
2014 Sold ESSX to Japanese conglomerate UST-Mamiya Golf, remaining in consulting and relationship role
2019 Re-launched FiberSport
Introduced a lineup of premium-designed poles updated with 40+ years of design experience, producing the best in hybrid carbon fiber and kevlar poles available on the market today.
“Helping others to enhance their talent and vault higher.
My design experience is in every pole.”