picked up his first guitar at age thirteen
and didn’t put it down until he had mastered the chords to Greensleeves and the theme
from Have Gun Will Travel.
The results were sore fingers, a dime-sized blister on his right thumb, and a passion
to do it again as soon and as often as possible. Forced to choose between music and
his high school diving team, Craig opted for
the pool – a choice which proved prudent
when, a scant 5 years later, he won
an Olympic Medal in his sport.
He never quit playing his guitar, however, enabling him to lay claim for several years
to the informal title of
“World’s Greatest Diving Fingerpicker.”