Four-time Men’s National Canadian Trampoline Champion, 1982 World Championships Bronze medalist … and silver medalist at the 1991 World Aerial Skiing Championships, John Ross, became a US Citizen on August 21st. Since late 2000, John has been in California building his successful career as a stunt performer in the Hollywood film business. Thirteen years later, he has decided to stay. We’re glad to have him.
John’s not the only athlete to switch sports after achieving his goals in another. Many trampolinists have had successful careers as divers. Top American Trampoline team members who made the switch included Ron Merriott, Rob Bollinger and Wendy Wyland, all from 1980’s teams. Both Merriott and Wyland have Olympic bronze medals, while Wyland also became a World Diving Champion. Now, 2005 World All-Around Gymnastics Champion Chellsie Memmel plans to take on T&T as a tumbler. She will add a lot of media attention to the event in the US and hopefully worldwide. Welcome Chellsie!
US Olympic Alternate in 2012 and 2010 Logan Dooley tried his hand at American Ninja Warrior, a popular US national television show that features athletic competition in incredibly challenging obstacle courses. Competitors come from all walks of life. The Champion wins $500,000. Logan made it all the way to the finals last week in Denver! He didn’t win the half-million, but Logan used the opportunity to promote trampolining as a great training work-out. So, it was also a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about trampolining to the US public. THANK YOU!