Jennie-O-Wrestler of the Week: Sonny Yohn

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Each week of the season Gophersports.com will feature a Jennie-O-Wrestler of the week. This week's wrestler is senior Sonny Yohn from Alamosa, Colo.

Why did you choose the sport of wrestling?
My dad and uncles wrestled so I guess it was destined.

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What was the biggest adjustment you had to make when moving from high school wrestling to college wrestling?  Realizing I had to put in a lot more work to get back to the top of the next level.

What is the feeling like after a big takedown or scoring a pin?
 Awesome! Haha I don't know how to explain it.

What team or individual performance are you most proud of? 
Watching Big Ben (Ben Berhow) win against Wisconsin last year. He deserved that match and made the absolute most out of it.

Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? 
Not sure if its considered on campus, but Manning's on Como Ave. 

What is your favorite Minnesota tradition? 
I wouldn't call it a tradition, but the continued fan support and the amount of fans is something Minnesota Wrestling has over other programs.

What is the best part of being a member of the Minnesota wrestling team? Getting the respect we deserve.

Why did you choose Minnesota? 
Because it's the best, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Who on the team is the team prankster? 
 Kevin Steinhouse

What have you learned from wrestling that has helped you in other aspects of your life? 
Basically everything of value has been molded through wrestling. Hard work, respect, perseverance, the list goes on forever.

What is your favorite sports movie? 
The Sandlot

What are you listening to on your iPod right now? 
Fleetwood mac

Do you have any pre-match superstitions? 
Nope

What are your goals for this season? 
Dominate everyone and to be able to look back on this season having no Regrets.

What is your favorite sport outside of wrestling? 
Baseball

What has been the best memory in your Gopher wrestling career? 
It's in progress. Ask me again on March 18th

If you had the choice to travel either forward or backward in time, which would you choose? Why? 
Neither, I prefer to live in the moment and have no regrets to return to the past. I would rather look back on it all with a smile. As for the future not knowing what is in store for me is part of the fun.

Where do you like wrestling at more the Pavilion of Williams Arena? 
A packed Williams Arena is hard to beat.

What is your favorite TV show? 
Gold Rush Alaska

What is your favorite food?
I don't discriminate against food. Whatever is on my plate at that time.



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