Blain Carew Wilson
Is a champion American gymnast from Columbus, Ohio. Blaine is the first man to win five consecutive national titles since USA Gymnastics was named the sport’s National Governing Body, and the third man to win five consecutive U.S. all-around titles (or more) in gymnastics history.
Wilson won his first World Championships medal at the 2003 Worlds when he helped the team to a silver-medal finish. Months later, at the 2004 Visa American Cup, Wilson tore his left biceps tendon, and vowed to return for the 2004 Olympic Games. His hard work and determination earned him a spot on the men’s Olympic Team, and in Athens the team battled for a silver medal victory. Blaine is training at Ohio State, Columbus in preparation to return to elite level gymnastics.
He comes from a sports-minded family and is named after baseball great Rod Carew and former Dallas Cowboys guard Blaine Nye. Wilson ‘s father started him in gymnastics at age four because he was so energetic. Before the 2004 Olympics, Wilson was also a member of the 2000 and 1996 Olympic Team. Both teams placed fifth. Wilson also finished fourth at the 1999 World Championships. He won his first national title at the 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships. In 1995, at his first World Championships competition, he was the highest U.S. all-around finisher (25th). He has completed his eligibility atOhio State University, winning the 1997 Big Ten Athlete of the Year award.
Wilson is married to rhythmic gymnast Aliane Baquerot. The couple are both performing on The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars, and after their stop in Sacramento, traveled to Reno, Nevada and married there. Blaine and Aliane had a son named Jackson in August 2009.
On May 22, 2008, during the first night of competition at the Men’s USA Championships, Blaine announced his retirement from the sport of gymnastics