Blaine Wilson is an award winning Olympic gymnast. He has been wowing crowds since he began his journey when he was only four years old.
Blaine Carew Wilson is the first man to win five consecutive national titles since USA Gymnastics was named the sport's National Governing Body, and the third man to win five consecutive U.S. all-around titles (or more) in gymnastics history. He comes from a sports-minded family and is named after baseball great Rod Carew and former Dallas Cowboys guard Blaine Nye. Wilson 's father started him in gymnastics at age four because he was so energetic.
Wilson was a member of the 2000 and 1996 Olympic Team. Both teams placed fifth, the strongest Olympic Team showing since 1984. Wilson also finished fourth at the 1999 World Championships. He won his first national title at the 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships. In 1995, at his first World Championships competition, he was the highest U.S. all-around finisher (25th). He has completed his eligibility at Ohio State University , winning the Jesse Owens Award in 1997, presented by the Big Ten Conference to recognize its outstanding male athlete. Wilson married Makare Desilets on March 28, 2001, and celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Wakaya, on Oct. 4, 2002. Wilson also enjoys golf, soccer and biking.