Last updated: February 14, 2016
Gary has an impressive life! Here are some of
his accomplishments, and doings!
Gary started off
tumbling at the Maverick
Club in 1967. He was in
B-2 class in 1969. He started Coaching at the Maverick
in 1976. He stayed at the Maverick Club
On June 6, 1993 Gary scored a HOLE-IN-1! It
Treasure Island in Lubbock. Now the
golf course is a
Walmart. Glenn Hedrick, Tim
Hall witnessed this!
It was on hole 14.
From 1981 to 1983 he coached
at the Amarillo School of Gymnastics
Jerry Strickland (Jerry lives in Austin).
1983 to 1985 he coached at Gymnastics
of Dallas with
Also from 1983 to 1984 Gary was with
Texas Armadillo Association. The Amarillo
(Gary) travelled with the Texas
to promote the
Texas 9 banded Armadillo with a 30
plexi-glass race track and 8 live armadillos
and had armadillo races. The Texas Armadillo
Association led to Gary getting a job with
American Eagles High Diving Team.
Gary was also a
cliff diver for 15 years
and moved to Hong Kong
for 4 months, and
Taiwan for 3 months. He was with
Eagles Professional High Diving Platform
He was the feature comedian for the Comedy
Trampoline show and also one of the divers.
did regular diving, and also comedy diving,
HIGH Dive! (100 feet off of towers).
From 1990 to 1993
he coached Tumbling,
Trampoline, and Double-Mini at
Texas Tumblers in Lubbock, TX.
From 2000 to 2005
he coached at Metroplex
Gymnastics of Dallas.He coached
at The Palaestra of Dallas. He coached Tumbling,
Trampoline, and Double-Mini.
His accomplishments and awards:
Won Boy of the Year in 1976 at the Maverick Club.
Was Director of Maverick Camp 1986 to 1989.
9-Time National Tumbling and Trampoline, and
2-Time 3rd in World Championships
1st in Tumbling
1st in Double-Mini
3-Time U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Team Member
3-Time Athlete of the Year in West Texas
Won archery contest every year at Maverick Camp
Won "Most Cheerful" 3 times at Maverick Camp.
Gary has also been a "CHARACTER" most of
and more so as an adult! *LITERALLY*
He was the Amarillo Armadillo off and
on for 6 years.
He was SKIDS the Penguin (Christmas
Children in Atlanta, Georgia).
Dr. Well-Bee for the Scottish Rites Hospital
He was Mama Hawk for the Atlanta
Hawks NBA Basketball
Team in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was the Tazmanian Devil, which was the
Mascot for the 1998 Goodwill Games
in New York, NY.
And the most famous one--- He was Wildcat Willie
from (WCW), World Championship Wrestling working
out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Gary was also Jeeves the
Butler for Lord Steven Regal and Dave Taylor,
Tag-Team of the Blue-Bloods.
WCW was owned by TBS,
(Turner Broadcasting System). Gary said, "Yes,
Ted Turner signed my paycheck"! Gary was with
and WCW for almost 6 years until World
Federation (WWF), bought them out. Now
WWF is now
With these characters, Gary has
had lots of
fun performing and doing good for
lots of children.
He worked with the children
as the Amarillo Armadillo
for 3 years for the
He worked as Wild Cat Willie
for 5 years with the
(Atlanta and Orlando).
Also as Wild Cat Willie,
he worked with the Scottish
Rites Hospitals in
Atlanta mostly and all over the US.
By the way
Wild Cat Willie won the 1st. Scottish
Childrens Hospital Professional Celebrity
Mascot Golf Tournament. (Yes in costume)!
not least Gary was with the World Famous Bud
Daredevils. They were a professional Acrobatic
Slam-Dunk Show. Gary travelled to 12 different
country's and performed for every NBA team, and
over 50 Colleges, and was a Feature Show on ESPN.
On this Feature Show, Gary made the highlights on
George Michaels Sports Machine with a
foot to the
All in all with the Gymnastics,
Diving, Professional Wrestling,
and the Bud Light
Daredevils, Gary has performed in
front of or on
television for over 2,100,000,000
Gary currently works at Home Depot in Flower Mound,
Here are some of the people
Gary met in all his travels!
Gary's Famous People List
Boy of The Year in 1974 Picture