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! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dunk contest at age 44???

About 5 months ago, I got this crazy idea that I should sign-up for a dunk contest as part of Fitcon Utah on April 30th in order to push myself as hard as possible. Since setting that big goal, I've been training probably the hardest I've ever trained in my life as well as trying to be super disciplined with my diet. And, it has paid off! I'm jumping really well right now -- maybe even the highest I've ever jumped.

But, will all this hard work pay off? You can't just sign-up for this dunk contest. You have to be accepted to compete! So, I put together a mix of my best dunks over the last few months, added some music, and sent it off to FitCon.

I should hear back from them soon and am hoping for good news!

Here's the video I submitted. Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Getting Older...But Jumping Higher!!!

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At 44 years YOUNG, I'm on the verge of jumping the highest I have ever jumped and certainly the highest I've jumped in over 15 years.

I got a few really nice dunks on Saturday including a couple of 2 handers off the glass and know I could have had several more good dunks but there were a bunch of guys who just wanted to play pick-up so I was only able to get in a few attempts. Would have liked to try a few more windmills and other dunks I'm trying to learn but didn't get the opportunity. Next time!

Jumping felt so easy. It was also the first time wearing the Jordan 29s and they felt great. So maybe it was the shoes! So stoked with my progress and so stoked I set the crazy goal of being in the fitconutah dunk contest as it has pushed me so hard to reach my goals. No way I would have come this far without this big goal.

Go get your dreams!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

My Two Hand Dunk - Hard Work Pays Off

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If you've been following my blog for a while, you know I've been chasing the two hand dunk for almost 5 years! 5 years! That is a really REALLY long time and so I felt it was worth a second blog post dedicated to this dunk which has eluded me for so long!

Anyone who has worked and worked and worked for something and finally got it...knows that achieving a big goal and dream is one of the best feelings in the world! It almost seemed like it happened in slow motion. The feeling I had when it went down was unbelievable!

Below is a longer video of the long awaited for 2 hand dunk. I had to use the song called "Welcome Chris" from one of the best scenes in one of the best movies of all time - Pursuit of Happyness when Chris Gardner (Will Smith) gets the job and realizes his dream.

I've visualized this moment while listening to this song over and over again. While this dunk is nothing compared to a lot of dunkers out there, for me at 44 years YOUNG to achieve this goal is a dream come true.

So blessed. So stoked. Can't wait to do it again and with some power!

Go Get Your Dreams!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My third group dunk session!

I had my third group dunk session with my new friends and amazing dunkers -- Clint and Dallon! These guys killed this session!

There actually was a sign up in the gym we were at that said "No dunking"! which we all thought was hilarious. I would wager the person who made that rule can't dunk! ha ha! But, nobody came in and told us to stop and we were there dunking for at least 3 hours (or I should say Clint and Dallon were dunking for 3 hours and I was there! :)

Unfortunately, I must have taken the rule -- "no dunking " a little to serious as I only landed 2 weak dunks during this entire session. I had a really hard time getting warmed up fully. My left knee has also really been bothering me the last 3-4 weeks and that also kept me from jumping at 100%. Hopefully its just tendonitis or a strain and nothing more serious. Oh well - I still had a blast.

Age is a just a number! Go get your dreams!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My second group dunk session!

Second group dunk session of my life and first of 2016! Had so much fun dunking with Clint and Dallon again!

Unfortunately, my phone only got about the first half of this dunk session. Clint and Dallon's best dunks came after my phone stopped recording.

I wasn't jumping super well but I did try a new dunk. First time I've ever attempted a dunk by grabbing the ball out of someone's hand. Felt really weird! I think I can get it soon along with a windmill off the lob. If I'm going to get selected to participate in the FitCon Utah dunk contest in April, I gotta be able to do more than a simple one hander!

Age is a just a number! Go get your dreams! Follow me on Instagram @overthehilldunker

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Best Dunks of 2015 at 43 years old

Today I turned 44! Can't believe I've been on this planet for 44 years! I threw down my first dunk of 2016 today on my birthday and that felt sooooo GOOD!

I will keep this post short so I can go celebrate my birthday and just leave you with a video of my best dunks from 2015.

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