Mickey Wilson ’11, MS ’12, is a professional slackliner from Durango, Colorado. He first tried the sport when he was a junior at Mines and soon after, he founded the CSM Slackline Club and gave the club its infamous nickname, the CSM Slackers.
While studying for his master’s degree at Mines, Wilson went to his first slackline competition, the USA Nationals, and took second place. He has since competed internationally and walked highlines as high as 400 feet (over desert canyons, between high alpine cliffs, and over the Las Vegas Strip) and as long as 300 feet. He has walked many longlines over parks, prairies and bodies of water, the most memorable, he says, being the waterline over the Dubai Marina. His longest longline walk to date is 720 feet. Wilson is currently ranked 5th in the world rankings of tricklining.
Wilson was first sponsored by Gibbon Slacklines as a professional slackliner, but was recently offered the position of team captain/manager for the Slackline Industries Pro Slackline Team. He is also sponsored by Belong Designs, Concrete Coast Clothing and Dirty Dog Sunglasses.