Matt Sindelar appears to be an average ISU student. The junior in mechanical engineering normally fits in with a crowd pretty well. When he’s not riding on his unicycle, that is.
Unicyclists on campus usually turn a few heads, but Sindelar is a little different. He is a former world champion unicyclist. In 2008, before the summer of his sophomore year of high school, Sindelar traveled to Denmark and competed in the UNICON, the WOrld Unicycling Convention and Championships, which is sanctioned by the International Unicycling Federation.
Sindelar didn’t just compete in the event, though—he came home with the title of world champion. After 10 days of competition, Sindelar was crowned in the freestyle standard skills competition.