Joel Yogerst was born to Mike and Marlene Yogerst in spring of 1990. It is said it was an auspicious occasion. His birth was marked by many signs of the child's greatness. It was not long after his birth that Joel showed his true greatness. He exhibited great skill in both academia and athletics. He even bested a carnival game owner at a local fair. When the young Joel offered to play a game of ball throwing the carny believed him to be a simple child an allowed him to shoot baskets from a closer range. To the carny's amazement the youngster was able to sink several balls in a row. Incredulously the carny suggested that Joel take a step back. Again the wunderkind sank several more balls. Reluctantly the carnival man relinquish Joel's prize. It was thin, it is said, that Joel's infamy was spread throughout the carny population of the uppermidwest circuit.
It came to pass in 1995 that the young Joel began school. With excellent penmanship and spelling / grammar skills to be envied he was the prize of all of his teachers. Girls wanted to be with him, and boys wanted to be his BFF. Middle school proved to be the first adversity Joel would face. It was serve to determine his future, however. Up to 7th grade Joel was able to play both football AND soccer. As he progressed through grades, he eventually had to choose. In 2002 Joel chose to pursue football and wrestling as his two man sports. It was also around this time that he began to pursue the tenor saxophone, though he very much desired to play the drums but his mother refused.
In high school Joel again excelled at almost everything he did. He twice achieved going to the state wrestling tournament for individuals . In football, he successfully played on both sides of the ball, and on special teams. During this time, he played for the Slinger Owls. During his senior year, Joel was courted by several universities in Wisconsin. Ultimately Joel chose to play for the University of Wisconsin at River Falls[Athletics 1] . At first he declared an education major. This was because of a two influential educators in Joel's life from elementary school. Joel would eventually graduate with a degree in health and human performance in December 2012[Fall 2012 Commencment 1] . Many family were in attendance. It was here that Joel chose to be called for his diploma by his full Christian name, "Joel Tiberius Kirk Yogerst". This name, of course, is a maternal family name.
Late in the fall of 2012 Joel was contacted by the coach of the Green Bay Blizzard football team. They asked Joel to come to training camp the following January for a running back position with the team. Joel has said that he looks forward to the coming season and he chance to , "knock people down."
Joel's hobbies include:
HALO (The video game)
His dog Rev shared with his girlfriend Jackie
And picking things up at one place and putting them elsewhere (this is especially true of heavy things)