Never Underestimate The Value of Being Prepared...

 Anyone that knows Dallas knows that he is an exceptional athlete, setting records no matter what sport or league and never settling for 2nd best... and now, prepared for the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.

As noted previously in this blog, Dallas has been training and sacrificing much to be in top physical condition and ready to dominate in one of his favorite   But when Olympic Driver, Jay Noller, invited Dallas to Park City, Utah to push his sled... a whole new world was opened up to him.  Dallas having never pushed a sled in his life, proved his ability to learn fast and continued doing what he has always done...dominate.

Dallas has always been a big fish in a small pond when it comes to sports and is now on a journey of a lifetime with a goal in sight to be at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia on USA bobsled driver, Jay Noller's, team.

Not only did Dallas and football teammate Aaron Lesue' take 2 positions on Jay Noller's 4 man team but they took the place of two of Jay Noller's long time team members.

On Saturday evening, November 10, 2012, Dallas was given one day to travel to St. George, pack his home and get his wife and 3 kids moved to Salt Lake City by Monday morning to be closer to the Olympic Park where most of his off tour training will be done.  After the move Dallas had one week to prepare for the American Cup Tour through Canada which is preparing the team for the Olympic trials in 2013.

Athletes preparing for the olympics must dedicate 100% of their time training on and off the ice. Unlike other countries including Russia, China, Germany and Canada, Olympic Athletes are not government funded; leaving these athletes with no time to provide for their training, equipment, travel to races, everyday living expenses and insurance costing upwards of over $200,000.00 per year. Support from family, friends and others is very much needed, appreciated and time is of the essence.