Allison Stokke is a Newport Beach, California-born track and field athlete and fitness model who broke several high school pole vaulting records in America. Her popularity went many notches higher when she was 17 years old after a picture of her was posted by Matt Ufford on the male-dominated sports blog known as With Leather. This led to her becoming an internet sensation as well as a sex symbol, a status she never endorsed.
Continuing her pole vaulting career under athletic scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, Allison Stokke competed for the California Golden Bears track team. She took part in two NCAA Division I Championships, earning All-American honors in 2011 at that year’s NCAA Indoor Championships and achieving all-academic honors at the regional level as a result of her performances both in her academics and in athletics. Allison tried making the American Olympic team at the United States Olympic Trials in 2012, but her efforts were not good enough. However, she kept on vaulting regularly in meetings at the national level up to 2017.
Allison Stokke Tried Gymnastics Before Deciding to go With Pole Vaulting in High School
Born as Allison Rebecca Stoke, on March 22, 1989, in Newport Beach, California, the athlete is the daughter of Allan and Cindy Stokke. She has an older brother named David, who was involved in gymnastics at the national youth level, and probably because her brother was a gymnast, Allison wanted to be one too. However, after she tried it, she changed her mind, deciding instead to go for pole vaulting while studying at Newport Harbor High School.
It was not long before she became one of the best vaulters in America. In her freshman year in 2004, Allison emerged winner of the 15/16 United States championship title with a record of 3.81 m (12 feet 6 inches). Also in the same year, she made a vault of 3.86 m (12 feet 7 3⁄4 inches) and followed it up in her sophomore year with a vault of 4.11 m (13 feet 5 3⁄4 inches. Both of these were record-breaking vaults for a high school freshman and high school sophomore in America. Additionally, Allison’s vaults were also the best to be ever recorded by a 15/16-year-old American.
At a point during her high school, she broke her leg but that did not stop her from taking part in and winning two times at the CIF California State Meet. In her final year of high school, the record-breaking pole vaulter climbed to the second spot in the national high school rankings with a record of 4.14 m (13 feet 6 3⁄4 inches). She also participated in the national junior championships in her senior year, finishing eighth.
She Broke Her College Record for Freshmen Athlete at University Level
Moving on to study sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, under an athletic scholarship, Allison Stokke continued performing excellently, breaking the school’s record both in indoor and outdoor sporting events in her first year of competition for the Golden Bears. She was also among the top ten in a number of competitions she participated in, some of which are the PAC-10 Championships and the MPSF Indoor Championships.
Despite her involvement in sports, Allison Stokke never allowed her academics to suffer. Consequently, she received All-Academic honors in addition to also receiving an honorable academic mention from the association of track/field and cross country coaches. Upon completion of her college education, she started pole vaulting professionally even though her rank among American athletes was not high.
Allison Also has an Interest in Modeling
The famed athlete’s prowess does not end with sports; Allison Stokke has worked and walked for many top-notch brands. In case you do not know, Skokke became a ѕроrtѕwеаr model in 2015 when she was signed on by Nike to model their sportswear. She partnered with them in her motives to promote the requirements of exercise and health. Hence, on the model’s Instagram, we can notice her dressed in Nike sportswear,
The ensuing year, Uniqlo Co. Ltd which is known to have roots from Japanese designers took her on as their sportswear model, In addition, the fitness model filmed promotional videos for GoPro a company that is into the production of action cameras, video-editing software, and mobile apps. She is equally the face of the famous clothing brand known as GAP and is currently signed up with a modeling agency that pays her $15k per shoot; however, the amount varies along the lines of location, duration, and nature of photoshoot.
Allison Stokke has Multiple Sources of Income
Allison Stokke has made quite some money from her career as a pole vaulter, but that aside, it is believed that she has made even more from her gig in modeling. The 5 feet 7 inches tall athlete equally earns from endorsement deals and prices. And her earning from all these ventures brings Allison’s net worth to an estimated $800,000.
Even in the absence of her personal wealth, Allison Stokke has no financial worries as she is comfortably buoyed by her husband’s fortune which was last estimated at an astounding $20 million. According to the beautiful model, getting around is no hardship at all and she enjoys a well-deserved holiday, touring different places, as well as getting accustomed to new and fascinating cultures.
Her Husband is Equally a SportsMan
Allison Stokke’s interest in the opposite sex obviously runs to sportsmen, in 2017, she commenced a serious relationship with the popular professional golfer Rickie Fowler, who plays on the PGA Tour. The lovebirds made their first public appearance that year at a Motorcross Race.
Since then, the pole Vaulter has never stopped supporting her partner on the course, accompanying him to almost all major golf tournaments. Allison Stokke is one lady that is not averse to gushing about her significant other and does not hesitate to upload her pictures with the golfing star on her Instagram handle. This gesture is reciprocated by Fowler whose social media account is inundated with the pictures he took with Stokke.
On June 8, 2018, which was National Best Friend Day, the couple announced their engagement on their Instagram handles, sharing a few photos with heartwarming captions. Barely 15 months after their official engagement was made public, the couple tied the nuptials in October 2019. Allison Stokke and her husband seem to be very much in love, appearing together at events and outings. We don’t know whether the couple has plans to increase their family in the nearest future, but then, it is too early to speculate.
Lets Meet Stokke’s Husband Rickie Fowler
Born on December 13, 1988, Rickie attended Murrieta Valley High School and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. As an amateur golfer, Rickie won a number of tournaments, including the Western Junior in 2005, the Walker Cup in 2007, the Sunnehanna Amateur in 2008, and the Walker Cup again in 2009 after which he went pro.
Since becoming a professional golf player, Rickie has won several titles. On the 24th of January 2016, he rose to the fourth position in the Official World Golf Ranking sequel to his victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.