Yo-Yo Joe

At St. Ignatius, USF Campus
Parker Avenue side
Sunday afternoon

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“All those yoyo fanatics in
America need to be represented by you, on this show. And it’s a YES from me!” ~ Sharon Osbourne, America’s Got Talent Judge.

I was born and raised in San Francisco until I was 4. My parents decided to move to Honolulu, Hawaii, the place I would call home because that is all that I could remember growing up. When I was 12, I visited San Francisco for the first time because of the National Yoyo Competition. It was when I placed 4th after only one year of practicing did I realize I was given a gift.

It was not until I moved back to San Francisco for college where that gift would be shown to the world. As a double major in Mathematics and Finance at the University of San Francisco, I have been seduced by this city by the bay. The highlight of the past 4 years is being crowned the National Yoyo Champion and appearing on America’s Got Talent while performing around the world.

Through the yoyo, I have been given the opportunity to become somewhat famous and follow my passion for travel doing something I love. My life has been forever changed that one day when the yoyo professionals came to my school at Ala Wai Elementary. How do I start to pay back what the yoyo has given me? I continue to spread my love and passion for the yoyo to others in hopes that they do the same. Yoyos have transformed the person I was and made me the person I am today, YOYOJOE.

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You can see Joe on America’s Got Talent here. (FYI, it’s awesome.)

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