My name is Brett Pozolinski, and I am a 22-year-old American High Jumper. Born near Green Bay, Wisconsin, I had a passion to excel in football but my calling eventually came from track and field. As a 6’6” high jumper in high school, and taking 5th in the Wisconsin State Track Championships, I received limited offers at the Division 1 level which I desired to compete in. However, I was recruited by UW-Milwaukee, a mid-major division 1 program with my sights set high.
My early years at UW-Milwaukee did not go as expected. Although I was coached by an All-American and 2016 U.S Olympic trial participant (as well as previous NOW Ambassador Garrett Huyler), I had limited success due to injury, which caused a lack of confidence. This changed my senior year. Healthy and confident, I set my hopes high giving it one more go around on the track, and it paid off. My senior season I became the first ever UW-Milwaukee jumper to become a Division 1 All-American both indoor and outdoor in the same season by placing 5th at indoor nationals and 10th at outdoor nationals. Further, notable meets in 2016 were winning the Meyo Invitation at Notre Dame, Mt. Sac Relays, 2013/2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships and breaking both in indoor and outdoor records at UW-Milwaukee with my personal best of 7’2.25” (2.19m).
Currently I am a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have my sights set on competing at USA indoors and outdoors as well as international competitions, with the ultimate goal to continue training for London 2020.
2x Division 1 All-American
Horizon League Coleman Award
2013/2016 Indoor Horizon League Champion