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Joe on the runway in his early days preparing to vault receiving last minute advice from older brother Rex and father Dean.
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David Jones from Duncan, Oklahoma clears the bar at a meet in Duncan while Joe prepares to catch his pole. Joe was not competing due to a pulled muscle in his back. Jones went on to win the competition with advice and help from Joe. The two vaulters often practiced together.
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Steve Patterson (#11) and Joe (#83) were also football teammates at Marlow High School.
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Joe visiting the Eiffel Tower while competing in a meet in Paris, France.
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Joe competing at the Ralph Higgins Invitational at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Joe at Induction
Members of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2016, meet prior to the Induction Ceremony on August 1, 2016. Left to right: Scott Verplank (golf); Jimmy Houston (fishing); Brian Bosworth (football) and Joe Dial (track and field).
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The Dial family (Tyler, Tommy, Shawna and Joe) checking out the new track at the ONEOK Sports Complex on the ORU campus.
Garth and Joe remain good friends today. Left to right: Garth Brooks, Lena Dial (Joe’s mother); Joe Dial, Trisha Yearwood and Shawna Dial meet backstage prior to Garth’s and Trisha’s concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on July 15, 2017.