My own bespoke Back-to-Back National Championship Ring Design
In the late-90s and early 2000s, I was a world-class track & field athlete. My specialty event was the triple jump, in which I earned a world & U.S. national rankings, and two NCAA national championships. During my time at the University of South Dakota (Division II at the time) only one other collegiate jumper in the nation was ranked higher after a heated battle on the charts in the final week of the '97 season, regardless of division or school size—and he just so happened to be an Olympian from the University of Arkansas. A fact I'm still very proud of.
Even with a "hall of fame" career, I was without my championship rings for the back-to-back championships I had earned. I had vowed to design my own someday… and that day came. With the help of skilled jewelry designer Alex Rosh and Ashoori & Co. Jewelers, I now have an heirloom worthy of being in my family for years to come. Read more about the process in 'Featured Projects'.