Tumbling Tulsa | Story Time
Experts are the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. Are your hosts Coulton cruise in rusty breadfruit? Tumbling Tulsa Can we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
I’ll come to story time
now. Today we’re going to be doing something a little bit different. Obviously. Obviously we’re going to reflect, do a deep dive into and Colton’s past and have a little bit of a story. Time,
story time, lots of fun. Lots of good memories, lots of crazy memories, memories, Tumbling Tulsa, the ones that may have you may have heard, but some that you probably haven’t.
Yeah. If anybody didn’t know or figured it out by now, me and Colton grew up together. How long have we known each other? Since like 2000. Two, 2003. Yeah, three long. Too Long, too long. Um, so yeah, we’re going to kind of go. It’s still going to be involving cheerleading because I mean that pretty much dominated our lives. So a lot of the stories will involve tumbling or cheerleading in some way. Tumbling Tulsa, but yeah, we always do deep topics. So we go, he’s got to add those random light ones, light ones that are
kind of fun. So, um, you probably heard us in our other podcasts, talk about how we first met and that was through Bixby, a cheerleading and like rusty’s first impression to me. My first impression of rusty, rusty was always the quiet guy who no one wanted to talk to just because he was kind of scary and intimidating. Um, he uh, where was just kind of crazy. And then I, I know like a year and then I was a kind of the loud, obnoxious one who um, was kind of an attention seeker maybe. Did you say was what? Oh, so what? So Buddy, Tumbling Tulsa, don’t make me bring up the time that you shot me in the eye. This is true. This is true. I did.
It does shot him in the eye with a bb gun. So it’s lucky that he can even see to spot and array, right? I, by the grace of God, I, Tumbling Tulsa still have both eyes and they work fine. Now Colton, looking back into our past, what is a, one of your fondest memories involving tumbling or cheer?
So I have to say that, uh, through tumbling at bixby and, and being a big speech cheerleader, it was a blast. Um, but probably allstar through cheer dynamics. Um, we were able to travel all over the country and we were one of the few teams at that time that could even go to worlds. Go jags, Tumbling Tulsa. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Uh, you know, back then it was, it was a rarity. There were very, very, very few teams that I could actually go to worlds.
This was when the world was just starting out like the first or second year
Europe worlds was our senior year. Well, and I’ve heard that they have, heck, I haven’t been in forever, but I’ve heard that they have multiple floors now. Is that the case? And it just seems like anybody can go to anybody. Yeah. So they had multiple floors in and then there was only one floor, one backdrop that was it, like and uh, I mean going to worlds and being able to spend time with my friends. And the coolest part was, you know, there were some people from big speed on our, on our squad, but we got to meet people from all over the Tulsa area who goes to different schools, you know, and it was just a really, really fun experience. Tumbling Tulsa, nowadays the, the amount of pressure that puts it gets put on a all star athletes is intense. So, um, I encourage people to go and try to be an all star athlete and find a squad that’s going to be able to take you places and you’re going to get experiences, but just be aware that you’re going to have to have a pretty strict priority list for that team and what they expect of you.
Um, but I always loved traveling around with the All star squad. There was a trip to cheer sport. I think it was where a, see we didn’t get on planes back then. We rode the bus. And um, you know, you ride these buses with your, with your cheer squad and they don’t really make stops very often and there’s one bathroom in the back that they told us not to use. Tumbling Tulsa, and you know, as uncomfortable as that ride was, it’s memorable because it was, it was a good time, but you’re good to know, know your teammates very rarely well along the smells and the attitudes, you know, that you’d find being on a coed squad, boys versus girls and he’d get a little bit of all of it. What about you, rusty?
Tumbling Tulsa, I just, just miss the free free tumble sessions up at the gym. We would just spend time if nobody was up there just going up there videoing ridiculous stuff, trying new things. Oh my gosh,
I, and that wasn’t just cdx we had, we had keys to CDX probably shouldn’t be saying this, but we did. We, uh, and we had keys to the big speech here, Jim as well so that we could go in there and just work on our skills on our own. And I always just like a guy’s guy’s time.
That’s how we always got better, just tumbling, goofing off with one another, just new things, pushing each other to try new skills and uh, it’s been cool in our own gym to see guys that we coach come in and kind of do the same thing even though they’re from different schools. Tumbling Tulsa, they definitely have a tumbling and sharing common brings them together.
Do you remember those old flip phones and like we would, you know, they didn’t have pop sockets back then or anything where you can prop your phone up. So I would like fold my phone up so you could still see the camera, but it’s like setting there and Tumbling Tulsa want to say you or either Casey Sule landed on my phone and broke it. The tumbling and those things are almost indestructible. I know, I know. You don’t see them nowadays anymore.
Now we’re getting older. Going into college, I remember it was a speech class. I had to give speeches in front of the class. So the easiest one I ever did was teaching how to do a standing tech. Ended a little speech on how to do a standing topic and in the middle of the class I didn’t know, did a flip. Nobody knew I was a cheerleader. So it was random just to do a flip in the middle of class. Tumbling Tulsa, when you went to the army, did anybody know you were a tumbler or did you flip at all? I was in the Marine Corps. Same thing that when you went into the service, did anybody know? Yeah,
at first I was like, I can’t tell anybody. I can’t tell anybody about this. I had, I had cheered at Oru and so I had this, these shorts that had oru cheer on it. And uh, one of my, one of the people who were training us to get ready for bootcamp, um, he said he was like, what the heck are you wearing crews? What is that? And I was like, he’s like, don’t tell me those are yours. I was like, nope. Nope. It was there. My sisters, my sisters and I don’t have a sister. But, Tumbling Tulsa, yeah. And so eventually I got comfortable with it and just for motivation after our drill instructors were gone or um, you know, we were off time, we weren’t working, I would kind of show off and do flips and stuff and I’d be in my boots and it kind of blew everybody away. So I was kind of known for it at that point.
As you get older. Yeah, that’s something people don’t really expect a, I love people’s faces when they asked me what I do and I tell them I’m a tumbling coach, not what they’re expecting, not the traditional job path for most people.
Right. I have to say that I’m at football games. I remember I was a football player at one point, um, but as I kind of went away from football, I have very little care for football nowadays, which is crazy because most people are like, oh, you’re a guy, you’ve got to live football. But I really don’t. Tumbling Tulsa, and back whenever we were in high school, I remember like not caring about the football game at all. And we would, we found out that we could whisper in our megaphones to each other. Do you remember that you say you have a private conversation? Yeah, you could. So you put your megaphone up to your ear and then the other person puts it up to their mouth and they whisper and literally you can whisper through people and they can’t hear what you’re saying. But the person with the megaphone up to their ear can. So we would a, be able to talk to each other and just really talk crap to each other.
Sharing the football games. It was always fun in college it became a thing to get the student section going. I would line up as many girls as I could do Arabians over him. Really? Yeah. So there’s a lot of cool pictures of me like halfway upside down over people and the student section and be like, add another one and see how close I get until I almost kill a kid. Tumbling Tulsa Let’s not try that now. No, no, no. I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t trust myself like I used to. But
Tumbling Tulsa, I mean we rest. He graduated a year after or before I did and um, and so unfortunately we weren’t able to go to college together. Uh, but that would have been some fun times. I mean, I was up there, I was up there at Ucla, like every weekend came and traveled the lot that Garrett belter and, and I remember making that, that drive from big speed to Edmond. I’m all the time. So
now Colton, we touched on your fondest memories in the past involving tumbling and cheerleading. What is your most negative memory involving tumbling or cheerleading
man? Okay. So, Tumbling Tulsa, I don’t know if you had younger athletes know this, but there was a time when cheerleading coaches were really, really tough. Like, um, I mean like military tough and there was really nothing we can do about it. So I remember we were training, we were doing something for, I think it was NCA and uh, we were doing this basket toss over and over and over again. And so it was me, you, Michael Morton and Casey school and we were
come to our classes. You’ll meet Michael Morton stunting.
We cheered with him. He graduated a year before rusty. Tumbling Tulsa, and so yeah, he’s, he’s still still helping us out. So anyway, but we were throwing, I’m Dana Schmidt up in the air and I, I, I, I know it’s ridiculous, but I swear that we did it like 100 times just because she couldn’t figure out her. I think it was a kickball or something like that. We were getting her plenty high enough, but I mean it got to the point where right around 50 or maybe even less than that, she started bawling. She, it was hurting her every time we would catch ’em. But
Dana, let’s be honest, is maybe all of 90 pounds,
skin and bones. I mean the lightest flyer. Why does, I mean, I don’t think we have a flyer nowadays that we work with that is as little as she is, but uh, or was um, but I mean, so it was just killing her body and Tumbling Tulsa, we just had to keep going and keep going. And I’m remember the bus was there at CDX, which is now twist and shout that same building, but the bus was there to pick us up to take us back to bixby and we stayed an hour extra and a lot of parents complained, but nothing changed.
Do you imagine nowadays? Gosh, lawsuits, lawsuits left and right. I remember when the same thing. I think we were getting ready for nationals and it came down to a girl, I think just doing a simple standing back handspring and she just bought into it so that it was the start of the practice coach said we were just going to as a team condition until she did it. A reconditioned almost the whole two hours straight. I remember that one day stands out so she was standing there in the middle of the floor of wires though for bear crawling around or running labs or shops around her. That was, I think it was that your freshman year. Freshman year before I really. My first taste of Varsity cheerleading was just puking and conditioning till we. I remember, I remember coaches
throwing shoes like. I mean, they would get pissed and we would have to go run laps and there was that, but nowadays, nowadays it’s like coaches aren’t allowed to be that hard, but I think that if athletes, if athletes would allow that, Tumbling Tulsa they would see that there’s so many benefits to being pushed harder than what you think you can give.
Cause I know for a fact we would not own our own business if it was not for these same exact coaches and the same exact experience. Lily
and, and rusty and I both said it before, we wouldn’t be who we were today if it weren’t for those coaches that pushed us over our limits and showed us that whenever it hurts, you need to push a little bit harder. You need to go, go even harder. Don’t hold back. Do you remember that? Tumbling Tulsa, I wanna say it was my first nationals, NCAA nationals competition. Whenever Shannon came to do our choreography, he wanted to throw something different that nobody else had. And I remember he made us shake our butts right in the middle of the routine. That would regard counted off for that. We did, we did, I remember that because it was like a bixby spartans, shake it, shake it, shake it, and we literally shake our butts, left the right over and over again.
And speaking of the Great Shannon young at all stars are, I remember he liked changing routines mid season. So you would probably do a different routine in one season, probably like five different routines. Uh, so before one of the competitions we had to make a ton of changes, almost redo the whole routine. So we did a lock in at the gym. I’m not your traditional lock and where you do fun games. It was literally like three in the morning. We were information. Some people were laying down, passed out in those formations why he was making changes until it came time for you to move. Then we would have to wake people up. But, Tumbling Tulsa, I remember that staying up all night trying to get a routine then that way we could compete at that weekend.
Do you remember that crazy choreographer that came from California and he was like, he was in a couple of the. Bring it on movie. Eric. Eric Liddell. That’s right, that’s right. Crazy crazy guy. He had a lot of good ideas and he brought change to the, to the cheer world, but I remember that choreography session was kind of similar to the law. Not Quite as long as the lock, but um, they are just going over every little detail of every little movement, but we were born, raised warned beforehand, so some very inappropriate things. You might use adult language but just push through and, but you’re stronger for it. It builds character and look back on it nowadays doing podcasts. Tumbling Tulsa Maybe you’ll be making podcasts one day and you’ll be owning your own justice tumbling company. Talking about rusty and Colton. Right, right. Tell talking about your coaches and doing a story time with your partner anyway, isn’t.
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