Yul Moldauer is a grease monkey at heart. There's something about having a tool in his hands and a problem to solve that speaks to him, a hobby he picked up from his father while growing up in Colorado.
So when the pressure rises at a gymnastics meet, Moldauer goes to what he calls his “peace zone.” To get there he takes 10-15 deep breaths and lets his mind drift away to a garage or a highway somewhere.
The thing is, Moldauer's current car is pretty reliable and doesn't require a ton of work. Kind of like Moldauer's gymnastics.
Staked to a two-point lead heading into the finals of the U.S. championships on Saturday night, Moldauer overcame a shaky start to hold off...