Monday, January 29, 2018

The Dunk Camp - June 2018

Some of the coolest experiences of my life have happened during these last several years of chasing my dunking dreams. But, I think the news I'm sharing with you today is the one I'm the most excited about.

I am very pleased to announce "The Dunk Camp" will take place June 18-21 at the Karl Malone Training Center in Utah. The Dunk Camp will bring together some of the top trainers and best dunkers in the world to help aspiring and elite dunkers learn everything from the basics to the secrets of dunking and jumping higher.

Here are just a few of the trainers and dunkers who will be there:

Tyler Ray - Project Pure Athlete
Mark McKown - Utah Jazz
Charles Stephenson - University of Utah Men's Basketball

Isaiah Rivera - pro dunker
CJ Champion - pro dunker
Steven Celi - YouTube dunker
Dallon Findlay - pro dunker

We will be doing extensive testing on each athlete's jumping, agility, and mobility so our trainers can create a customized 12 week training program for each individual. If you want to get your first dunk, get your hops back, or take your athleticism to the next level -- I believe this will be the best way to accomplish those goals.

More than anything, I can't wait to be in the same gym with approximately 60 guys who all share the same dream and are working to get better. The energy will be electric and I believe it will be something we remember for the rest of our lives. I can't wait!!!

Please leave a comment, share with your friends, and even better - come to The Dunk Camp! It would be amazing to meet and train with you!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I'm on Bleacher Report!

My "mid-life" crisis that started about 6 years ago with chasing my dunking dreams has resulted in me being in Sports Illustrated, SLAM Magazine, Dunkademics, and now Bleacher Report!

It makes no sense and is absolutely crazy! So grateful and so worth all the hard work I've put in.

Keep chasing your dreams - no matter how ridiculous they may be!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New goal! 40 inch vert!

Just in case anyone still reads this blog...I thought I'd provide a quick update:

A little over a year ago (when I was much younger -- age 44), I was jumping the highest I've ever jumped in my life at any age. And as you probably know by now, I was able to compete in my first dunk contest. It was a lifelong dream and it came true. It was freaking awesome! If you don't know this story, watch the documentary!

However, since then I've had not been able to get back to that level. I've had some injuries which didn't help things but probably the biggest factor is a lack of motivation. Once I had achieved the dream of competing in the dunk contest, my motivation took a serious nose dive. I started skipping workouts instead of skipping dessert! :)

So...I needed a new goal and here it is!!! I want a 40 inch (running) vert! I estimate on my very best jumping days leading up to the dunk contest and on the day of the dunk contest that I was jumping around 37". So it will take getting back to my peak and then some to reach this new goal. Is it possible? Let's find out!!!

I'm making a new series of videos called "40 over 40" (40 inch vert over 40 years old) and invite you to follow along as I continue battling Father Time and the laws of gravity!

Here's the Intro Video

Thanks for your support! If you actually read this, please post a comment so I know whether or not to spend any more time on this blog thing. I feel like no one reads blogs anymore...


Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Documentary is now live - Check it out!

I'm not posting here much anymore (please follow me on IG @overthehilldunker) but I wanted to let you know the documentary following my dream to be in my first dunk contest at age 44 is now on YouTube.

Check it out!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Over The Hill Dunker - trailer for new documentary

We recently finished the trailer for the Documentary following my journey to try and compete in my first dunk contest. Hope you will check it out and share with others! Thanks!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Overthehilldunker Documentary

Last year when I decided to go after this somewhat crazy dream of being in a dunk contest at my age (43 at the time), I thought this journey has the potential of being a documentary. And, I've always wanted to make a documentary! So why not try and fulfill two dreams at the same time! :)

During the last 6 months, I've been filming interviews, training, dunk sessions, and more for the documentary and I just finished up a short teaser and would like to share it with you.

If you would like to see this documentary, please help me get the word out by commenting, sharing, and liking the video. Thanks!