March 27, 2023 – We are pleased to announce that the NSAF’s 9th Annual American JavFest is set for Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, 2023 at East Stroudsburg HS, in East Stroudsburg, PA. The weekend will include Boys & Girls Novice and Emerging Elite, and Open Men competition on Friday; then Open Women, Championship Boys and Girls, and Elite Men and Women on Saturday.
The clinic portion of the weekend has been expanded to two days for 2023! Clinic sessions will take place on Friday from 9am to 11am, and Saturday, from 9am until noon. Registration for the JavFest will open soon (late March or April). When registration opens, the Meet Info page will include updated qualifying guidelines, meet schedule, past meet results and more.
The top 12 boys and girls entries will be accepted for the High School Championship competitions on Saturday, with others beyond that being moved to Emerging Elite. Similarly, the top 12 men's and women's entries will be accepted for the Elite Men's and Women's competitions on Saturday; the others being moved to the respective Open divisions.
The spirit of the American JavFest has always been to include competition at every age and ability level, plus some great teaching and educational opportunities. Elites in past JavFests have successful chased national and international standards as they sought to qualify for Team USA in Olympic, World and Pan-American competition.
NSAF Project Javelin co-founder Jeff Gorski started the American JavFest many years ago and, thanks to Barry Krammes, Tom Pukstys and others, it continues today. The current version of the meet was launched in 2015. Many NSAF Project Javelin athletes, current and graduates, have competed in the JavFest.
The JavFest is the NSAF's stateside version of the great Pihtipudas Javelin Carnival in Finland, sharing the joys of the javelin with throwers of all ages. The unique event allows athletes, coaches and fans of the sport to be fully engaged educationally, socially and competitively.
Here are the FULL RESULTS for the 2022 American JavFest, as well as previous editions!