Written by Staff Writer
Xander Schauffele, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has revealed that his father is using his medal to hold on to his spot in a yearly marijuana competition.
The 26-year-old Reddit user describes himself as a multi-talented raccoon with an affinity for cooking, music and online dating. His Olympic success, which earned him a front-page article in the “L.A. Times,” was to announce a move from high school to “the beauty and distinctness of college.”
“Due to being blessed with a short stature, people often perceive me as a social outcast due to my appearance and the social embarrassment I must experience,” he writes on his blog, titled “Live Like a Social Outcast.”
“As much as I like to avoid high school, my relationship with them also dictates what life is going to hold for me.”
The competitive Instagram star says he regularly records his father’s antics in a “Must-Dance” YouTube video, saying “He’s just hogging this last year’s Olympic gold medal.”
Here, watch video of Schauffele’s father dancing to Saturday Night Live. But this time at 10 a.m.
He originally heard about the choreography competition through former gymnast Greg Louganis, who found out that a pot growing competition was going on.
“A few years back, my father came home and started telling me about the annual competition, and my reaction was one of: who would ever win gold in an avocado mustard and wildberries competition?”
Schauffele says his father found inspiration in a video of the hip-hop artist Trey Songz.
“He happened to show me this Trey Songz video for his song ‘All Worth It’ and I knew right then that this weed growing competition was a blessing for both of us,” he wrote.
CNN contacted his parents for comment but have not heard back.