Gymnastics - 1996
In 1963, seventeen year old Dan Millman, a John Marshall High School (L.A.) senior, won the United States Gymnastics Federation Trampoline Championship. A year later, a University of California (Berkeley) freshman, Millman won the World Trampoline Championship.
He was a three-time All-America and NCAA trampoline champion. Following what appeared to be a career ending injury, Dan came back in 1968 to finish his successful collegiate career, captaining his UC team to the National Gymnastics Championship. That year, he was a Nissen Award nominee, Senior Athlete of the Year, and Gimbel Student-Athlete of the Year.
Upon UC graduation, Dan was appointed Director of Gymnastics at Stanford University. There, he coached the team to national prominence, beginning a gymnastics dynasty that continues to this day.
Dan Millman has authored eight bestselling books, including: “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, “Inner Athlete”, and “No Ordinary Moments”.