Before we dig in deep, let’s roll back a minute. Born in California, Allison Stokke’s parents are Cindy and Allan who were thrilled their baby girl arrived on March 22nd, 1989. In case you wondered, Allison does an older brother, David, who competed as a gymnastic at a young age. Due to her brother’s influence, Allison tried gymnastics but found that her calling was something else. Little did she know how much that choice would change her life in years to come.