Chris Waller was on the US national team from 1989-97, competing at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Waller was on the gymnastics team at UCLA, where he helped the Bruins win the 1987 NCAA title, and was a four-time All-American. He was NCAA Champion on pommel horse in 1989 and high bar in 1990. His best event was pommels, as he was US Champion from 1991-93. He placed in the top six on pommels at the 1993 World Championships. Waller won three medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games (team silver and bronzes on pommels and rings) and won a team gold at the 1995 Pan American Games. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2003.
Waller became a gymnastics coach, returning to UCLA in 2003 as an assistant. He was later named an associate head coach and served the Bruins as an interim head coach. Waller married Cindy Olkoski, a former gymnast and cheerleader at UCLA. Together they owned and operated Waller’s GymJam Academy and a GymJam summer gymnastics camp.
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