Allison Stokke Biography | Everything to know about the sports star
- Name: Allison Stokke
- Year of Birth: 22nd of March 1989
- Profession: Pole vaulter, Model
- Marital Status: Married
Allison Rebecca Stokke was born on the 22nd of March 1989 in Newport Beach, California, to Allan and Cindy Stokke.
Alisson is an American athlete, pole vaulter, and also a fitness model. She got famous in 2008 after her photo went viral.
The picture shows a toned, firm body of Allison, which was posted in a sports blog, and within weeks it had gone viral.
She attended Newport Harbour High School, where she discovered her talent.
Although her big brother David was a national level youth gymnast, Alisson became the country’s best young vaulters during her high school time.
She competed in the 2004 United States championship and won the age 15/16 title with a record of 3.81m (12 ft 6 in).
Her vaults were the best in the category of 15 and 16 and the first to be achieved. In 2005, she set a new high school sophomore record with 4.11 m (13 ft 53⁄4 In).
During her high school time, she won the CIF California State Meet twice and ranked second in the national high school rankings during her senior year With a record of 4.14m (13 ft 63⁄4 in).
Allison Stokke Career
Alisson’s professional career started while she was still in high school. She had brake many records at a junior level already, but when she was 17 years old, her popularity skyrocketed after her photo went viral.
A journalist covering competition in New York took a photo of Alisson and shared it online.
Alisson’s new fame came with challenges; she started getting attention from different places.
Two months after Alisson turned 18, A sports blog called “With Leather,” owned by Matt Ufford, decided to share the photo with his readers.
Ufford commented on how fit and attractive Allison Stokke’s was.
The image immediately went viral, and the situation went out of control as she started to receive emails and calls from unwanted persons.
A tribute website merged immediately in support of Stokke.
The website had several of Stokke’s images competing in the pole vault; this brought in additional attention and attracted thousands of followers.
Allison put all the new fame aside and focused on her ambition. She gained admission into the University of California, Berkeley.
The college offered her an athletic scholarship to compete as a pole vaulter for their track and field program.
This led to the beginning of her professional career as an athlete, even though she had already found unexpected fame.
Apart from being a pole vaulter, Allison ventured into sports modeling and performance marketing, and in 2015, she got her first major deal with Nike. She also worked with Uniqlo and industries like GoPro, where she was able to show her pole vaulting talent with a camera attached to it. She shared the footage on YouTube, which attracted more fanbase for the company and Allison herself.
Allison Stokke’s Husband
Rickie Fowler and Stokke started dating in 2017 and got engaged a year after. The couple got married in October 2019 at a beach wedding.