How Much Money Has Mondo Duplantis Rejected To Preserve NCAA Eligibility

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Unless you've lived under a rock the past two years, you've noticed Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis has been on fire lately. Not only has Mondo's pole vault talent surpassed high school and world junior competition, but he has also been a consistent top-three competitor in the world all season long.

This year, Mondo has finished, second, first, second, fifth, and third in Diamond League competitions. However, despite competing at the highest international level, Mondo cannot accept prize money, as he intends to maintain his amateur status for NCAA eligibility. He plans to compete for the LSU Tigers next season.

Mondo's 2017 and 2018 Competitions With Prize Money:

PLACEMEETPRIZE $$
1st2017 Millrose GamesUnknown
4th2017 Prefontaine Classic$3,000
7th2017 IAAF Diamond League: Lausanne$1,500
1st2017 Sweden Club ChampionshipsUnknown
2nd2017 Stabhochsprung MeetingUnknown
5th2018 All Star PercheUnknown
2nd2018 Prefontaine Classic$6,000*
1st2018 IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm$10,000
1st2018 Montreuil MeetingUnknown
2nd2018 IAAF Diamond League: Paris$6,000
5th2018 IAAF Diamond League: Lausanne$2,500*
3rd2018 IAAF Diamond League: London$4,000
TBD2018 IAAF Diamond League: Final (Brussels)$2k - $50k

*Estimated prize money due to event not being a Diamond League final qualifier

Unknown prize money most likely ranges from $0 to $2000


If Mondo has a strong performance at the Brussels Diamond League final and wins. Mondo will have rejected at least $83,000 in prize money alone, not to mention appearance fees and a shoe contract all to preserve an opportunity to compete for the LSU Tigers. Mondo must truly love LSU ;-)



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