2016 Simplot Games
The 38th annual Simplot Games were held February 18-20, 2016 at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena. The annual 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 2,100 athletes from 19 different states, Canada, Mexico 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, Stacy Dragila, and our first Australian Olympian, Steve Hooker. The Games also offers recognition for everyone with the Parade of Athletes, a truly Olympic 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.