Born in Louisville, Ky where he began pole vaulting in the 7th grade. Was Nike Indoor Nationals champion in 2002. Set the Kentucky high school record in 2003 with a jump of 5.20m. Attended the University of Florida as a freshman and won USA Junior Nationals in 2004 and went on to place 7th in the World Junior Championships. Heuser transferred to the University of Oklahoma in 2005 where he was a 4x All- American including a second place finish outdoors at the NCAA outdoor championships in 2007. After suffering a near fatal head injury the following year, Chip is back to jump again in hopes of competing on an international and Olympic level.