After nearly a decade of competition as a post-collegiate professional, Holliday secured her first Olympic team berth with her second place finish at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Holliday did not pick up pole vault until the age of 16 after a completing a distinguished career in gymnastics, where she was a four-time state champion in the all-around category in 12-16 age group and a three-time regional champion. It did not take her long to establish herself as a national-caliber pole vaulter. She was ranked #7 in the U.S. at the end of the 2001 season, in which she placed 5th at USA Outdoors and 8th at the World University Games. She won the Nevada state prep title as a senior in 1998 and took fourth as a junior. Attended Clackamus Community College before transferring to Oregon, where she was a psychology major. She has held numerous jobs while training and pursuing her dream including everything from waitressing to baggage handling. Splits her time training in Chula Vista, Calif. and Jonesboro, Ark.
Check out elite ASICS pole vaulters April Steiner-Bennet and Becky Holliday getting some massive air as they compete in the Pole Vault in the Mall event during the 2013 Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.