Many great athletes go on to become successful coaches in their own right. Roger Walker is one of them! Under the coaching of Flip City Tumblers’ David Green, Sr., Roger Walker became a world championship gold medal-winning athlete. In 2019, he opened CAVU Trampoline & Tumbling in New Jersey, and he has been named National Age Group “Coach of the Year” two times.
From the World Acrobatics Society Gallery of Legends Hall of Fame, Class of 2019, website:
Roger Walker grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of the Flip City Tumblers and trained under the coaching direction of the prolific David Green, Sr. At the age of 16, Roger made the four-hour round trip, four days a week to train at Flip City in Newark, New Jersey and only missed one practice session in a two-year span.
Roger represented the USA in Platform Tumbling at the World Friendship Cup in Portugal in 1989. From 1988 to 1997 he earned numerous other national and world titles in tumbling. He was a member of the Men’s Senior Elite Tumbling Team that took gold in 1996 at the World Championships and he won a silver medal at the Canada Cup in 1997.