New Castle News


July 4, 2013

Male Athlete of the Year: Jon Yohman of Wilmington



PARENTS: Paul Yohman Sr. and Julia Goodge-Yohman

FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM AND WHY: Dallas Cowboys. “Around here everyone likes the Steelers. My mom is a very big football person and she loves the Cowboys and I just inherited it.”

FAVORITE FOOTBALL PLAYER AND WHY: Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Deacon Jones and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. “It’s hard to pick between Deacon Jones and Ray Lewis. They were thrown in the same boat in that, when they got in the NFL, people said they couldn’t make it big, but their heart carried over. They proved it doesn’t matter how big you are, but how big of a heart you have in order to succeed.”

 FAVORITE TV SHOW AND WHY. South Park. “It’s just really funny.”

FUTURE PLANS: Yohman committed to compete in track and field at Penn State University. A state champion in the discus and shot put Yohman will compete in those two events as well as the hammer throw at the collegiate level. He plans on majoring in athletic training with the intent to get a teaching degree and a certification to be a strength and conditioning coach. “I will be versatile when it comes time to get a job. I’d like to work at a college or high school. I would love to be a teacher, maybe a high school teacher (physical education and health) or a college strength and conditioning coach.”

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