Logan Dooley

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Logan Dooley
Country representedUSA
Born (1987-09-26) September 26, 1987 (age 31)
HometownLake Forest, California, U.S.
DisciplineTrampolining
LevelNational Championships
Years on national teamUSA
ClubWorld Elite Gymnastics[1]
Head coach(es)Robert Null

Logan Dooley (born September 26, 1987) is an American trampoline gymnast. Dooley has competed at both American national and international level and was named as one of the "Fresh Faces of the 2012 Summer Olympics" by USA Today.[2][3]

Early years[edit]

An active child from birth, Dooley's parents gave him a trampoline for his seventh birthday as an avenue through which to channel his energy and jumping impulses.[4] Shortly after, Dooley's parents enlisted the instruction of trampoline coach, Robert Null, who is still Dooley's coach to this day.

Competition[edit]

In 2010, Dooley and his partner, Steven Gluckstein earned the first gold medal for the United States at a World Championship event by winning the synchronised trampoline title. They took top honours for the seven-event series based on their performances in the event at the World Cup in Albacete, Spain, the Nissen Cup in Davos, Switzerland and the World Cup in Loule, Portugal.[5][6]

Dooley remains the current American champion in the male individual trampoline after taking out gold in 2010 during the Pan American Championships in Mexico.[2]

Philanthropy[edit]

Dooley has been known to have a special interest in The Prentice School, which is an independent, non-profit school that Dooley describes as "dedicated to empowering students with dyslexia to build their foundation for success."[4] An alumnus of the school and a sufferer of dyslexia himself, Dooley supports The Prentice School by guest speaking in their classrooms, at leadership conferences and at fundraising events for the school.[4]

Endorsement[edit]

Dooley endorses an Australian trampoline company, Vuly Trampolines. He has appeared in their 2009 product catalogue amongst other endorsement activities. He is also endorsed by Eurotramp, a European trampoline manufacturer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wegymnastics.com/
  2. ^ a b O.C. trampolinist helps qualify 2 spots for Pan American Games. The Orange County Register News. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  3. ^ O.C. trampolinist wins another title in his quest for Olympics Archived April 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. BajoElSol.com. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  4. ^ a b c Logan Dooley: Trampoline. USA Gymnastics.
  5. ^ Logan Dooley wins 2 Gold Medals at World Cup. USA Gymnastics. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  6. ^ Dooley, Gluckstein Win World Cup Series Synchro Title. USA Gymnastics. Retrieved 2011-12-02.