Allison Stokke is a beautiful pole vaulter and fitness model who first came into limelight after one of her pictures went viral on various social media platforms. This also raised a debate as to whether the high popularity of the picture posed a threat to underaged girls who might become increasingly sexualized publicly. She became even more popular when her background in the sport showed that she recorded one of the highest vaults for girl athletes below 17 years of age.
|Name||Allison Rebecca Stokke|
|Date Of Birth||May 22, 1989|
|Height||5 feet 7 inch|
|Parents||Cindy Stokke, Allan Stokke|
Early Life of Allison Stokke
Alison Stokke was born on March 22, 1989, in Newport Beach, California, United States of America. She is the daughter of Allan Stokke and Cindy Stokke. She was brought up in supporting family with her elder brother David Stokke, was a national level youth gymnast.
Alison Stokke accomplished her schooling from Newport Harbor High School. At this time, she also became one of the brilliant vultures for America. After completing her high School study, she moved to University of California, Berkeley and continued pole vault
During that time, Alison also appeared in some tournaments for California Golden Bears collegiate track team.
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Career of Allison Stokke
She initially tried to take on gymnastics as well but soon switched to pole vaulting when she was a student at the Newport High School. Soon enough, Allison improved greatly to become one of the best young pole vaulters in the country. In 2004, she recorded a vault of 3.81 m (12 ft 6 inches) to win the United States title at the age of 15/16.
Still, as a freshman, Allison Stokke made a vault of 3.86 m (12 ft 7 3/4 inches) to break the American record for a high school freshman. The following year (2005) as a sophomore, she made a vault of 4.11 m (13 ft 5 3⁄4 inches) to set a new high school record. She became lauded for having the best vaults executed by an American teenager below 17 years of age.
Moreso, her consistent spirit and drive caused her to win the CIF California State Meet, twice in high school even with a broken leg. By the time she was a senior, Allison Stokke’s vault of 4.14 m (13 ft 6 3/4 inches) made her rank second in the national high school chart for top vaulters.
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Viral Picture and College
In 2007, Allison got her picture taken by a journalist during a competition held in New York. The image which was initially meant for a track and field website in California got re-posted to a sports blog with a large male following. Her picture was posted with the heading “Pole Vaulting is Sexy, Barely Legal.” Being that Allison was aged 17 when this happened, the journalist threatened to sue the sports blog owners if they refused to remove her picture from their site.
However, the article alongside her picture had gone viral already and was quite popular on social media to the point that big publication outlets had carried the article including. Though she gained a whole lot of following for her picture, CBS aired a story centered around the dangers of the sexualization of young people publicly.
After completing high school, she progressed to college at the University of California, Berkeley. While she was there, she earned herself a Regional Level All-Academic Honors as well as an All-American Honors at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. In 2012 she tried to get an Olympic ticket but failed to qualify.
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Net Worth of Allison Stokke
As a pole vaulter, Allison Stokke didn’t make quite a huge amount of money from her sports career especially since she couldn’t qualify for the Olympics in 2012. But with her side earnings from being a fitness model with sports clothing companies like Nike and Athleta, among others, she has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Personal Life of Allison Stokke
Alison Stokke is unmarried. But it doesn’t refer she isn’t in a relationship and haven’t any relationship in the past. She and iconic golfer Rickie Fowler are rumored to be dating, which was leaked after Stokke posted a picture of them hanging out together on her Instagram, on April 22, 2017.
Even though the caption does not give much information regarding the nature of Alison and her boyfriend Fowler.
Moreover, Rickie Fowler also shared the picture of their being together at the Circuit of America’s race Austin, Taxes at the Red Bull Grand Prix. However, there has not been any clue and truth thing regarding their relationship still yet.
Rickie had also been associated with model Alexis Randock romantically before. She is also active in Social Media like Twitter and Instagram.
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Facts of Allison Stokke
Due to the fact that she couldn’t advance her career by qualifying for the Olympics, she works as a model on the side and has promoted some sports gears owned by prominent sports clothing companies like Athleta and Nike Inc.
She currently works with GoPro to make pole vaulting tutorial videos which have seen millions of views on Youtube. She still does a few national pole vaulting events even though her career in the sport has dwindled. Her latest vault appearance took place in 2017 at the Austin Longhorn Invitational where she recorded a height of 4.27 m for third place.