The 43rd annual Simplot Games will be held February 17-19, 2022, at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena. The J.R. Simplot Company-sponsored event has become one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events since it was first held in 1979.
Although the 2,200 athletes from 19 different states, Canada, and Australia who travel to Pocatello come to shine under Holt Arena’s bright lights, the Simplot Games weekend itself is about more than just standing atop a podium.
Competitors get the chance to mingle with Olympic legends like Dick Fosbury (our chairman), Andre Phillips, Willie Banks, Stacy Dragila, and more. The Games also offers recognition for everyone with the Parade of Athletes, a truly Olympic-style event.
Simplot Games is unique because it is an open meet, which means athletes do not need a certain qualifying time or distance to be able to compete. Everyone is welcome at the Games allowing high school athletes from all over the chance to compete and have fun. It truly makes Simplot Games an extraordinary experience for everyone.
Allyson Felix, Ryan Crouser, & Tara Davis
The 2021 Olympic Games may be over, but the memories of outstanding performances, thrilling finishes, and dramatic moments live on. We look back on three former Simplot Games athletes who left their mark in Tokyo.
Join us Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 AM as legendary Dick Fosbury presents “Breakfast with Fosbury and Friends.” The 2020 speaker will be John Register, Army veteran and Paralypic Long Jump Silver Medalist. You definitely don’t want to miss this event. Venue is the Student Union Ballroom on the ISU campus.
Tours originate at Holt Arena and last approximately an hour. Avaliable times are Thursday & Friday at 11am or 2pm. Once you complete the registration, you will be contacted via email by ISU. Go Bengals!
Simplot Games 2001, 2002, 2003
Some may have predicted Olympic glory for Allyson Felix when she first competed at Simplot Games in 2001 as an outstanding high school sophomore, but even the most optimistic could not have foreseen her sustained success over the two decades since.
Simplot Games 2011
When Ryan Crouser won the 2016 Olympic shot put gold medal, setting a Games record in the process, the then-23-year-old surprised many onlookers who recognized his potential but thought it wasn’t yet his time to win.
Simplot Games 2015, 2016, 2017
In 2017, as Tara Davis prepared for the third and final Simplot Games of her high school career, she said, “I want to be somebody and do something. I want to go to the Olympics. I want to change the game of the long jump. If I bring my attitude and drive to the long jump, people will get more excited about it.”
Simplot Games 2017
Before Hunter Woodhall won the 400M at Simplot Games his senior year of high school, he already had 2 Paralympic medals – a silver and a bronze – from Rio. Since then, he’s added another bronze from Tokyo.
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